54 East 1st Street, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Romance
Expert review of Prune
This small cozy restaurant in the East Village has become an institution for its excellent eccentric American menu and unpretentious low-key vibe. It feels very much one-of-a-kind.
I realize that Prune’s menu sounds almost innocuous on paper, with its radishes with butter and salt and deviled eggs among the starters, and beef pot au feu and farmhouse chicken with vinegar for entrees, but I think the secret is in the seasonal and handpicked ingredients which make even the simpler dishes absolute knock outs. Brunch is also a highlight - try the eggs Benedict or “Dutch-style” pancakes.
Painted wood tables are packed into a warm, inviting space.
This is serious food, but the staff are relaxed and unpretentious.
Even though it’s noisy, East 1st runs at an angle past a little park, giving it a neighborhood feel.
Main dishes from US$8 and a three-course meal without wine is about US$40 per person.
This is a tiny spot, so they are all great.
More information on Prune :
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- 54 East 1st Street, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu 11:30am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm, Fri 11:30am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-midnight, Sat 10am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-midnight, Sun 10am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times