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Prune

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$$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
American, Eclectic, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Pigeon - not for the faint hearted

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AnEnglishmanNewYork
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Prune had a really nice atmosphere - very relaxed and cool - and the service was very friendly and efficient. I was pleased to get a table without a reservation - although I made sure I arrived very early in the evening; it quickly filled up. I was quite disappointed in the food. I'd read lots of good reviews, but... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went to Prune after I read Gabriella Hamilton's book, Blood Bones and Butter. Her fascinating journey to get to this point added to the whole experience, which was excellent. I knew going in that the restaurant was supposed to be 'intimate,' - read, small. I didn't expect to be shoulder to shoulder with other patrons. They had to pull... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Three of us split the whole fish and the duck. Both were excellent. The fish was light and fresh-enough for two people. The duck complimented it nicely, being rich and meaty. Started with the soup, and some veggies. I'd put their duck preparation up against any other restaurant! Good wine pairings as well. While the restaurant is small, they don't... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is the way all food should be prepared. Traditional style with great ingredients. Staff very helpful. But book in advance.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We arrived to a packed restaurant, yet our party of five was seated right away at their basement table. The food was unique and delicious - we had the dutch pancake, huevos rancheros, and eggs benedict. We were served quickly by an friendly, efficient server, and everyone agreed their meal was wonderful. The hot chocolate with the massive homemade marshmallow... More 

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Bedford Hills, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Loved the ambiance and tone of Prune and the staff are really nice: very cool but genuine. The appetizers were pretty unexciting, although what we had was good. Nothing would have me coming back for more. The main courses were delicious but very heavy on the meat/fish protein: I would have welcomed less meat and a vegetable on my plate,... 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, Eclectic, International

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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