Prune

Price guide: Mid-range

54 East 1st Street, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003

Price guide: Mid-range

Prune

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#30 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3
3.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Romance

Expert review of Prune

An eccentric American restaurant that’s got a devoted following.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

Painted wood tables are packed into a warm, inviting space.

Service: 

This is serious food, but the staff are relaxed and unpretentious.

Location: 

Even though it’s noisy, East 1st runs at an angle past a little park, giving it a neighborhood feel.

Price advice: 

Main dishes from US$8 and a three-course meal without wine is about US$40 per person.

Tables to book: 

This is a tiny spot, so they are all great.

More information on Prune :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
54 East 1st Street, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003
Telephone:
212-677-6221
Website:
http://www.prunerestaurant.com
Serves:
Dinner
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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