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  • Asian Fusion, Cocktails
  • 79 Madison Ave, New York NY10016 40.7442036 -73.9853586
  • (Btwn 28th & 29th St)
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  • (212) 696-5700
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

Food 3.4 Value 3.2
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 696-5700
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Order From Pranna for delivery & takeout
Major Credit Cards Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 4pm-8pm
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm Dinner/Lounge Mon-Thu: 4pm-12am Fri: 4pm-4am Sat: 8pm-4am Brunch Sat-Sun: 12pm-7pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Open Late, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Pranna

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2012

    Good food, poor attitude.

    I recently planned a bachelorette party at Pranna for a friend. Having been to dinner here before, I thought the space and vibe would be just right. As my reservation had about 19 guests, we were asked to sign a contract and have a prix-fixe menu, which was perfect. Our event manager, was lovely and pleasant to work with and created a perfect menu for us. Our arrival, at 7pm on a Saturday evening, was an interesting experience. A very loud party had just ended and the bathrooms were in a state of chaos. As about 13-15 members of our party were present and waiting to be seated, I asked the hostess if we could head to our table. Her response "We couldn't possibly seat you until your entire party is here". Her 2 co-hostesses were all in agreement. After asking to speak to the manager, who escorted us to our table, I knew the night was off to an interesting start. I know Pranna tends to get clubby - but since that large party left it was empty (Saturday evening at 7pm). We had poor service. I mean just subpar. The restaurant was nearly empty at this point and with great difficulty, we managed to get our water glasses filled while we waited around endlessly for our waiter to take our drink orders. It got so bad that one of my friends went up to the bar and started taking the pre-filled water jugs and filling water for our party. The bartenders, too consumed in chit-chat, barely noticed. The service continued on a path of difficulty - with drink orders being hard to come by. In the middle of our dinner, they began a serious cleaning of the glass wall that divides the balcony from the dining room below. Granted, it was covered in nasty oily finger prints - but in the middle of our dinner? Harsh and I'm not just talking about the chemicals. The food was good. The lackluster attention of the waitstaff and the nastiness of the 3 co-hostesses at the front is a sign to eat, drink, and enjoy elsewhere.

  • Pranna

    Posted by SS on 05/11/2011

    Great place but pricey

    We had some of the best cocktails ever, here. Very different, a good fusion place. The best part of this place is that it is huge. They have a seperate section for eating, so if you want to just hangout, talk, and have dinner. You can do that. it is a great ambience. Whereas if you want to just hang out in the lounge area or bar, you can do that too. I think they also have place in the basement for parties. I would totally recommend this to anybody. It is just that the place is a little pricey. Can't really be your regular hangout. We went for our anniversary, we had a great time.

  • Pranna

    Posted by Eileen Kenyon on 10/30/2010

    Wonderful & authentic!

    This was a memorable dining experience in all respects. The food is the real deal - the chef lived and studied for years in Thailand and really knows his flavors. The ribs are some of the best I've ever had; the tuna wonderful; the sides flavorful and properly herbaceous, one with a vegetable I'd never heard of before--morning glory, a type of Asian spinach--and everything is beautifully spiced, not overly so. Good value for what you get. Also, gorgeously presented. I am a self-professed food snob, and if a chef can impress me, it's something. The service was impeccable and the chef chatted with us - an extremely personable guy as well as a great cook.

  • Pranna

    Posted by WallFly on 08/14/2010

    A bit pricey, but worth it

    Pranna focuses primarily on Southeast Asian fusion, and excels at it, particularly with Thai-style dishes. The chef creates neo-classicist takes on Thai street level standards with just that little tweak that turns them into something new. Corn fritters get served up with a vinegar-brined cucumber relish; homemade Thai sausage is pleasantly rustic, reclining atop a genuine herb salad that includes big leaves of fresh mint. Their version of tod mun, Thai fish cakes, includes straw-like crisp fried shallots and a lovely base of aioli with tamarind. The pastry chef understands that the key to a good dessert is texture, not sweetness, and the Asian trio includes a masterful creme brulee with bitter / sour lime notes, courtesy of kaffir lime leaves; banana fritters in a sesame batter; and a scoop of ice cream with a Mekong caramel base - sweet and slightly bitter. Specialty cocktail lists are not always worth foraging through, but Pranna's cocktails match the food offerings nicely - they are subtle, full of complicated interplay of flavors. The Dragon Fly is sweet with a kick of chili heat in the aftertaste. The Delhi Daiquiri maximizes the richness of dark rum to produce a fruity, almost candy-like concoction. The Thai Gave reinforces quality tequila with agave nectar, then counters it with pineapple and lime to produce a layered, earthy vibe. So what's to nitpick about? Well, the place could be cheaper, considering where it is. The tattooed bartender could not seem to help making me feel like she wished I had dropped in somewhere else. The wine list could be bigger, though it's not bad, considering it's not Pranna's focus. The happy hour pricing rules are a bit vague - my "signature cocktails" were charged at full price, although one or two may not have made it onto the bill. And, despite a private party in the basement, there were at least as many staffers as customers out on the floor. At happy hour on Friday night. Never a good sign. Still, these are minor inconveniences. Pranna is a good find, a stylish spot in a neighborhood not known for style, with a take on food that's unique without being over the top. Nice job.

  • Pranna

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2010

    Over Spiced, Over It

    Went for the first time last night and won't be back. The theme seems to be "throw sauce/spice on it and charge a lot." Some of the dishes were almost inedible. Not sure if maybe it's more of a lounge than a restaurant anyway but we had higher hopes. The decor upstairs is so pretty - but it overlooks hideous bubble lighting downstairs, not to mention loud music. The service was extremely friendly.

  • Pranna

    Posted by Pranna Sucks on 07/19/2010

    Bad Attitude

    The wait staff here thinks they're super cool. Apparently they don't realize Pranna is located in Murray Hill. I have no idea why anyone would go this place unless they like being treated rudely by staff in the lamest neighborhood in the 5 boroughs.

  • Pranna

    Posted by Akash on 01/17/2010

    bad service, not worth the hype,

    There are much better places to go in NYC. The decor is nice, but that's about it. The post 11 wait staff and manager(s) have too much attitude. Bottle service totally not worth it..they treat you like they are doing you a favor by serving you. The main aim seems to be getting you out as soon as they can. Waste of time & money.

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