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Prune

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
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54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313
+1 212-677-6221
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Charlottetown, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wanted to like this restaurant. I am a big fan of Gabrielle Hamilton's writing so I thought I would love Prune. I didn't. We went on a very cold night and were seated right next to the door in the cramped space. Every time the door opened we were treated to a blast of cold air. So we... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small restaurant and we'd been meaning to go here for a while. They service and food was fab, the place is tiny, but shut everyone around you out and enjoy yourselves.

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Thank Doodlemeyer
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice brunch. Is a small venue, so we had to wait outside for a table. But the food was great.

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Davis, CA
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Prune is one of those New York restaurants that keeps me coming back, to the city and to the restaurant. 4 of us ordered about 8 dishes and every one of them was exceptional. I was so sorry to miss the salt-baked pear for dessert. I guess I just have to go there again! : ) Yay!

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Thank iclaire
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

There is something like only 35 seats at Prune. We got there 30 minutes before they opened on a Saturday morning to ensure we would get one of those seats. Worth the wait!

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rocky river ohio
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

after reading "blood, bones and butter" i want to visit prune again. the menu is limited, but what a charming and unique destination, with such care put into the preparation of the food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

After seeing this restaurant on Mind of a Chef, we wanted to try on our next visit to NYC. Got there at 9:45 and, by the time the doors opened, there were about 14 people in line. We were seated immediately and waited on very quickly. Cocktails were very good (regular Bloody Mary and a champagne cocktail with pear brandy).... More 

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Thank Watersjoe70
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I've cooked about half the recipes out of the cookbook, including the notorious Breton butter cake, so I'm a fanboy who also knows his way around a kitchen. I honestly expected to be a bit underwhelmed by the food--Ms. Hamilton's shtick is idiosyncratic and even occasionally yucky (monkfish liver? reallly?)--so I went to Prune wanting to enjoy the Experience and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very popular hard to get a seat without a reservation...in advnece. Worth the effort. Dinner was creative and sumptuous. Great atmosphere and very friendly, smart and accommodating staff. Looking forward to another meal at Prune.

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VA
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We have been going to Prune since 2008. We take the train to NYC and Prune is ALWAYS on our list as a meal spot. It is a tiny, classic French bistro like site in the lower east side; one of the last neighborhoods in Manhattan that does not have a bad Las Vegas screw-the-tourists ambience or Disneyland inflected with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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: +1 212-677-6221

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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