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  • American (New)
  • 54 E 1st St, New York NY10003 40.723944 -73.989349
  • (Btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
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  • (212) 677-6221
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User Ratings (Based on 71 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.1
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 677-6221
(212) 677-6982
Visa, MC, AmEx
Dinner Daily: 5:30pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-3:30pm
Brunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Good for Groups, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus

User Reviews

  • Prune

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/03/2005

    Best brunch in town

    There's no better place in the city for brunch. The bloody marys (with a beer chaser) are sublime. Every dish is cooked and seasoned perfectly. Service is congenial, accomodating and attentive. Don't go. Leave room for me and my friends.

  • Prune

    Posted by LES_rez on 09/13/2005

    Less than impressed

    The food was good, the service OK, but the crowd made it a bit difficult to stomach and enjoy the cuisine. I went for brunch and was entertained by the bridge and tunnel crowd at first, but after the 30 minute wait with them the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and share my breakfast with them too... If you go, I recommend a weekday evening to have some peace and quiet.

  • Prune

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/12/2005

    Short and sweet

    I have been to Prune in the past and have always enjoyed the excellent and unusual cuisine as well as the eclectic atmosphere. I feel as if I'm in an undiscovered jewel. Last Saturday night, after being stood up by a friend, I decided to treat myself to dinner. At the door I asked if I could sit by the bar. The owner, who was absolutely charming said I was welcome given the fact that they were closing the doors at 9 for a private party (it was 8:30). I said there wouldn't be time to eat, to which she replied I could eat some of the "yummy" bar food and have a glass of wine. The bartender recommended a wonderful dry white French wine (being unfamiliar myself with a French wine list). I ordered the marinated white anchovies with celery root and roasted almonds which was out of this world. I couldn't have been happier.

  • Prune

    Posted by cheburachka on 09/10/2005

    Can this emperor make an omlet?

    I wonder - everybody raves about his place - whom should I trust - the critics or my taste buds? The food was mediocre and the service reminded me of an experience at the DMV (including the long waits and the arrogance). Other surprises included the "Prune" stewed tomatoes that obviously came from a can - why should I pay $5 for this cuisine? The fried oyster omlet was so greasy I almost had a liver failure. The place is so crammed you can smell your neighbor's breath.

  • Prune

    Posted by Ed on 08/24/2005


    I first heard about Prune on PBS. It was highlighted on a show hosted by Mark Bittman. I wasn't quite sure why i archived it on tevo but i think it was equally due to the persona of Gabrielle (owner/chef) how she described her philosphy on food and then the way she executed her thoughts into cooking ..i knew i had to try it. Absolutely by far, the best food experience i've had in a long time in new york. not only was the food exactly what i expected, different and delicious, the staff was pleasant and attentive. We got to meet Gabrielle who was charming, beautiful and took the time to listen to us and thank us for coming in. This will definitely be a weekly stop for me. If you feel like being solo, you can sit at the bar and order. The place is small but very quaint, tables are close but didn't mind it for a second. One would think i was paid to write this... it's that good.

  • Prune

    Posted by Dan Barwick on 07/27/2005

    Prune: Do you want chandeliers or food?

    Ate at Prune for the first time and absolutely loved it. Good service, but the real star was the food. I had six different items on the menu (yes, I am a trencherman) and three were simply OUTSTANDING: the steak, the sweetbreads (best I've ever had), and the monkfish liver (also the best I've ever had). The other three were all very good, from the cheese appetizer to the softshell crab to the peach-and-ice cream dessert. The waitress thoughtfully brought me a small after-dinner wine (gratis) which paired perfectly with the dessert. If you want food that will leave you smiling all evening, try Prune. I'll be back!

  • Prune

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/26/2005

    Great food

    I love this place. I usually stick to the steak but last time I got the sweetbread appetizer and loved it. The portion is very large. The ingredients are very fresh and dinner is worth the price. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I've only had dessert once (it was wonderful) but the chocolate they give you with your check is great. I would def. recommend eating at prune. The brunch is also really good - especially the steak and eggs (a little pricey but worth it) and the fried oyster omelet (which I hope they bring back.) If you're ever in a rush try sitting at the bar and order the fois gras sandwich. It is filling and relatively inexpensive.

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