There are rare occations when I dine and consider it an experience. I eat out often in NY, recently in Paris and when on the road (which is quite often). Peter Havens is one of those places where I find myself craving to go back to. Oddly, I had been absent for a few years and only recently returned. To my astonishment, it was just as good as I had remembered. I consider Peter Havens a great value simply because I end up talking about my experiene there long after Ive left. The atmosphere is welcoming and it is quite obvious that great attention to detail has been a priority. It is an efficiently run ship, however the staff seem to accomplish this effortlessly. There is great conversation from the staff and everyone seemed to be having a genuinely great time. All this said would not mean as much unless the food too, was outstanding... and it is. The escargo is one of my favorites and I couldnt find a better tasting serving in Paris. My steak was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. Even down to the butter and bread - full of flavor.
Overall, wheather Im sitting at the bar or more formally at a table, my experience at Peter Havens is just that - an incredible experience. Its such a joy to have it close by.