Prune

Address: 54 East 1st Street, East Village, New York City, 10003, United States
Telephone: 212-677-6221

- Mid-range

4.4

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
4.8
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.8
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Romance

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