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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
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big Flavors

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
RockandRoll49
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 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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Langhorne, Pa
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36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My son and his girl friend suggested the Prune. They went to stand in line about an hour before we got in town. We were in a party of 5 so they sat us in the cellar. It was great. One table, that was it. The main restaurant was crowded and small. We in a cozy space. The bloody Mary's... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I ummed and ahhed about going back to Prune. We had eaten in a lot of places on this short trip and I thought we ought to rein ourselves in, go for a light supper and a drink in a local bar. I am so glad my husband did not listen to me. Prune is a fabulous thing, all of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have wanted to come here since reading Gabrielle's first book a few years ago. Food is not a disappointment. Prune is minute, which adds to the vibe. Plus Gabrielle was a couple of yards away, cooking. The food very good and what I would describe as earthy. This was seen best in the pigeon. This is obviously a pigeon -... 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, Romance
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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