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4.5 (549) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: A chic East Village spot for brunch and classic cocktails.

Prune is a beloved East Village institution since 1999, known for its warm ambiance and American cuisine. The interior features distressed wood walls and tables, creating a cozy, homey feel. The menu, handwritten and personal, offers a selection of Gabrielle Hamilton's favorite dishes without strict course designations, allowing diners to mix and match as they please. Despite its small kitchen, Prune punches above its weight, producing an impressive variety of dishes from fried sweetbreads to braised oxtail and Spanish mackerel. The desserts evoke a country kitchen, with simple yet delightful offerings like butter and sugar sandwiches. This charming spot is a draw for brunch enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike, making it a must-visit in the East Village.


James Beard
Outstanding Chef - Winner 2018
Outstanding Chef - Nominee 2017
Outstanding Chef - Semifinalist 2015
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54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

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