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54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313 (East Village)
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Ranked #545 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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190 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I love Prune for dinner and even more now for brunch. Simple delicious options in a tiny tiled and mirrored bistro, very french feeling if I'm allowed to say that having never been in France. Great service (though note NY does not serve alcohol before noon on sundays) and great people watching. Be prepared for a wait on the sidewalk... More

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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After reading the book by Gabrielle Hamilton "Blood Butter and Bone" I couldn't wait to eat at Prune. After we found out that my daughter Canadian film maker/Journalist Chandler Levack's short film "Lunchbox Loser" was accepted into the Manhattan Film Festival and that we were going to NYC for the screening... I hit the phone to make a reservation. We... More

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Clinton, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Head down to Prune for a great meal! Gabrielle Hamilton delivers on a new spring/summer menu and has very knowledgeable wait staff to help you pull together a perfect meal. Between my husband and a friend we managed to sample most of the small menu and it was terrific. Highlights were the melt-in-your-mouth lamb chops, her salad with beets and... More

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New York, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, but the Bloody Marys at brunch (which they have a full menu of) was a bit underwhelming. I was really hoping for a more exciting bloody mary being that they specialize in it.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Dinner with my wife and son, who arranged for it as I was raving about the book "Blood, Bones and Butter ..." The place surprised me as I left the sidewalk and entered a small French or Italian Bistro. It was intimate and very pleasant. We started with the marrow which we spread on the charred sourdough and topped with... More

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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food was good, table service was fast and friendly. The bartender however was clearly intoxicated on shift.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The menu is short, but that guarantees that everything is prepared with such care you could taste it. Best bone marrow I've had outside of Paris. There are no words to describe the braised duck, and the white bean and artichoke stew. The celery sorbet and the buttermilk ice cream were a heavenly surprise. We tried to hand pick restaurants... More

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Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had brunch on a recent Saturday visit. The quality of the food is high and it is evident that the kitchen prides itself on this. I had the steak and eggs and it was prepared wonderfully. While making a good scrambled eggs should not be too difficult it is too often overcooked. The eggs from Prune were light, fluffy... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

In this small but smart East Village restaurant, you don't have a whole lot of choices on the menu, but what they do have is absolutely delicious. Try it, you'll like it!

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New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

In two visits we can heartily endorse the Octopus starter, zesty Tunisian Fish stew (includes a whole sea bream/daurade/dorado/cipura), succulent quail and stunning, tender whole rabbit (for two). The Domaine Brusset Gigondas was outstanding at a decent price loint, as was the Catalan Cava (sorry I didn't get the name.) Prune would be a 5 perfect if there were a... More

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