Peter's Inn vs Henninger's
I'm making dinner plans for this evening and have been waiting for months to try these two restaurants. I understand that Peter's doesn't take reservations, will it be impossible to get a table for 2 at 8pm on a Thursday? Is Henninger's a good second option (or should we just start out there?)
You should be OK on a Thursday night. Maybe like a 15 min wait. Although I prefer the atmosphere at Henninger's - OK, I actually LOVE the atmosphere at Henninger's, I have to give the edge on food to Peter's. You can't go wrong with either place.
I've been to both places once and they were both nice and the food was pretty good. I think the Server was better at Henningers. The thing that drove me crazy about Henningers is that it took us over half an hour to find a parking space. We didn't have the parking problem at Peter's. I don't see why it would be so hard to get a table for 2 at 8 PM. - that's kind of late for dinner. I'd imagine that either there would be tables available, or something would open up shortly at that time of night.
I agree with tennisgal on food vs. atmosphere
We often head to Peter's first and if too crowded then head to Henniger's- they have more space-it seems- and often have a table
The food in my experience has always been excellent at Peter's and most of the time excellent to very good at Henninger's
both are great and will result in happy bellies!