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East Village
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54 E 1st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-9313
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank LCNS10471
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching the episode on The Mind of a Chef, this place was on my list for next visit to NYC. It did not disappoint. It reminded us of our favorite little restaurant in the Marais in Paris with handsome bar on one side of the room. Service was extremely friendly and informative. I asked about the Chicken and Rice,... More 

Thank msaioli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place when I came to NYC four years ago with my daughter. I always said if I went back to New York I wanted to go back to PRUNE. I was on holiday with my husband and was worried that it wouldn't be as good as I'd kept telling him it would be. It wasn't. It was... More 

Thank Carla M
New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation at Prune for four people and was told they only had the semi-private room available. Since it was for a Friday night, I figured it would be difficult to snag a regular table on such short notice so I said it was okay. When our party arrived, we were immediately taken downstairs. Lo and behold, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Host was on it and I appreciated that. We sat immediately, the wait seemed to start around Noon. Coffee mediocre - no espresso machine. Service also mediocre, that minimal service approach where the server seems to make you feel like you are bothering them when you ask for something that you need. If it's turnover you are looking for then... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

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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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