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Prune

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Neighborhood:
East Village
American, International
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 20
    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
Focus is on food.

Visiting Prune is like getting an invitation to hang out at your friend's house - the one that likes to cook. The food was simple but prepared with excellence, with none of the pretension and presumption that comes with "inventive" food. I had two appetizers (fried oysters and charred Okra) and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
nayya1960
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant has the homey feel of a small french cafe yet the food quality is 5 star. Everything on the menu looks, smells and tastes delicious! Ok, well, I haven't tried everything here, but have peeked at the food served to others sitting next to me. This is the perfect place to impress a date or an out-of-town guest!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had heard of this place because of Gabrielle Hamilton's book, "Blood, Bones, and Butter," and started reading it on the flight to NYC. This place is teeny-tiny. The book says it seats 30, but I have trouble believing it--it's a bit cozier than I prefer, but the food is great. My dining companion had the frog legs. She requested some... More 

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New York
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112 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were very disappointed in all our meals. The grilled lamb, chicken and clams were all too salty to eat. The chopped salad was rather bland. The tables are on top of each other which creates a very cramped noisy environment. It has a hipster vibe that some may like. We didn't

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South Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

we had the pleasure of eating at Prune last night Saturday 8/15. the food was excellent. everything we had was tasted by everyone. it was a delightful evening in NYC and we had a table outside. the service was great. we had the lamb meatballs and the florets for the table and the plates were empty very fast. for dinner... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visiting Prune is like getting an invitation to hang out at your friend's house - the one that likes to cook. The food was simple but prepared with excellence, with none of the pretension and presumption that comes with "inventive" food. I had two appetizers (fried oysters and charred Okra) and a dessert (Summer pudding) with a cocktail (Pimms cup).... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went here for brunch and was not disappointed. We enjoyed the coddled eggs with chicken. Great flavors and a nice balance of savory with some acidic bite to keep it from being overwhelming. The space is small and charming. You rub shoulders with your neighbors but on a warm sunday morning its just right. We went right when it opened... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food here was delicious. Not a lot of space between you and your fellow diners. Use this to your advantage to figure out what looks good before you order. Everything we had was excellent. If we had more time in NYC we would have gone again I think.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food and service! Really enjoyed our visit. It's super popular so you may need to wait for a seat.

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved it. I don't usually like Bloody Marys, but these were incredible. The food is very good too. We went on a Sunday at 13.00 and had to wait 45min, so be prepared. The place is too small for its popularity, but I think it's worth it

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The mushrooms, the mushrooms and the mushrooms. The leeks with cheese and The asparagus. It was a true adventure and. We love d it all. It's a smaller restaurant with a well trained wait staff. Excellent small restaurant

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
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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