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54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313
+1 212-677-6221
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Davis, CA
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

Thank iclaire
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank NYCtravel43206
rocky river ohio
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank kmac4541
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Watersjoe70
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Bryce T
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.

Thank J5778KQrobertk
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 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 

Thank OranVa
Washington DC
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272 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

What luck to be on Canal Street at an event that ended at 10:30pm... and to walk over to Prune and get a table in the window. Is this luck, or what?!? I've had Prune on my radar for such a long time, and it was great to go. First off: your bartender needs a hat tip. Our drinks (and... More 

Thank DCInsider
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We had high expectations walking in from the rain into the small, warm dining floor at Prune. And Prune did not disappoint. I opted for two of the smaller dishes, the eggplant and the potatoes, and I did not regret my decision. Both decisions were simple yet elegantly prepared, not to mention beautifully plated. My wife opted for the trout... More 

Thank Eric D
Riverdale, New York
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Great greeting followed by attentive service...nice start. All the dishes were good although some did not work as well as others. Serving radishes with salt and butter was ok but the butter didn't work for me and was overly simple. I can cut fresh radishes at home any time and go to restaurants for plate I would normally not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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