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Prune

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$$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
American, International, Eclectic
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54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313
212-677-6221
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In love with the brunch

The brunch here is top-notch and it is no secret. You will often wait up to an hour for the privilege of dining here. Eggs benedict fantastic, the potatoes fantastic, the carbonara fantastic. I think you get the point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
jwobkk
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

I liked the service, especially the charming bartender but the food was just not good. The Pork Chop Milanese was greasy and tasted like it was cooked in old oil. The branzino was overcooked. I'd wanted to eat here for a long time and I was SO disappointed. The passionate chef that wrote that wonderful book has left the building.

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New York, NY
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260 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The brunch here is top-notch and it is no secret. You will often wait up to an hour for the privilege of dining here. Eggs benedict fantastic, the potatoes fantastic, the carbonara fantastic. I think you get the point.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I take no joy in writing a bad review. In fairness I try and find the good bits, so I'll start with that. My black rice and confit duck was passable. That's it. The non confit duck part of my dish was still quacking. Severely underdone and like chewing gum. We were given serrated knives but we both still struggled.... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've been hearing about Prune for years and finally went last week. Although it is small, does not have a very extensive menu and is not a very fancy place, no tablecloths, all the food was very flavorful and had big flavors. The deserts were very simple. We had the cold candied orange which was so refreshing that we went... More 

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Tokyo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When I lived in NY, I went to this place twice a month because all of their brunch/lunch meal were just perfect! My favorite was of course dutch pancake, which is everyone's favorite. I also loved carbonara and egg benedict. How I miss this place... I definitely go to prune whenever I go to NY. You might wait for over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wanted to love it, but just didn't. It was a bit try hard. And some of the breakfast combinations just do not go together. Staff very friendly.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a very nice evening here. Food was overall very good. A modest European style cuisine. Staff was very friendly. Only remark was the preparation of the rabbit we had. We had our doubts to get a rabbit ready in less than one hour and our doubt got confirmed. We should have known better. Definitely a place to visit... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was a 5. The size of the restaurant is a 3. Very good breakfast food. The smoked fish platter was good but very small portions.

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New York
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There were three of us. We reserved about 10 days in advance but even so had to take a very early reservation -- 5:30 PM, which is when they open. But I've been wanting to go for years, so I grabbed it. We shared two appetizers, had three main courses, shared two sides and shared a dessert. I wish I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband was anxious to try out this restaurant after reading the chef's cookbook and personal memoir. The wait staff was very attentive. The mixed drinks were well made with interesting flavors. We enjoyed the entire meal and would definitely consider returning. Though not listed on the menu, there is a vegetarian platter available. Note: This is an extremely small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-677-6221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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