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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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Today
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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Small is beautiful

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Mik S
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Antwerp, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 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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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I took my 17 year old son here to celebrate his college acceptance to Fordham. I had wanted to come here since reading Blood, Bones & Butter (loved!). Staff was very friendly. We shared steak and eggs with the best hash brown I have ever had. Amazing oysters with stewed tomatoes and ridiculously deliciously buttered, toasted bread to dip in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I took my wife there for our 27th wedding anniversary after seeing the restaurant featured on Anthony Bourdain's show. Unfortunately, what Anthony Bourdain ate on the show was not on the menu that night, however, I did order a whole broiled bronzini. Although it could have been seasoned a bit more (I don't like having to add salt), it was... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

My expectations were very high to start and they were exceeded. Wow! Where to begin? Our recent dinner at Prune was one of the most delightful dining experiences we have had. Yes, I read “Blood Bones & Butter.” Yes, I devoured it and bestowed copies on my friends and family for Christmas presents. Yes, the hype is well deserved praise.... 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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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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