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85 Very Good

Gabrielle Hamilton’s East Village staple (and brunch destination) is one of the city’s most beloved restaurants.

54 E. 1st St., New York, NY, 10003


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The magic of Prune is in the chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton’s ability to make the ordinary seem extraordinary. On paper, her slip of a dining room in the East Village sounds like nothing special; in person, it feels like a Place to Be. And who knew that Triscuits and sardines could prove to be the most elegant appetizer in town, or shaved dark chocolate on a piece of crusty, olive-oil drizzled bread a revelation? Dinner at Prune can change the way you look at things you took for granted, and make you feel grateful for them.

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Recommended DishesTurkish “disco” pistachios; Monte Cristo; Dutch-style pancake.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized