Address: 54 E 1st Street, New York
I've wanted to eat at Prune ever since I saw Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and Scott Bryan on "No Reservation" eating those heavenly bone marrows on toasts at the restaurant! That’s why I was so excited when Gan and I were able to get a table for dinner tonight!
The restaurant was quite full when we got there at around 7pm. The interior of the restaurant is cozy and tiny - It can probably accommodate only around 10-12 small tables. The restaurant has a semi-open kitchen, so if you get a table that is close by the kitchen (like we did!), you'll have the luxury of seeing all the cooking actions going on in there.
Truthfully, we thought most of the dishes we ordered were just ok . Other than the Mojito, Stewed Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde and Cabbage with Anchovies, we thought all the other dishes were slightly below expectation. The Burrata cheese with herb salad and toast tasted just like a regular mozarella cheese dish, and the soupy rice with lobster and squid was overpowering. For dessert, we had the Flourless chocolate cake and Peach crumble with ice cream. The Peach crumble was nicely done, but the chocolate cake was a little too rich and sweet for me.
Overall, Prune is an alright dinner place. I was very disappointed to find out that they are not serving bone marrows until winter. But I'll definitely go there again come winter...and I'll probably try the steak and eggs for brunch one day as well! (Every restaurant deserves a second chance! )
The lady who sat next to us recommended this flourless chocolate cake. I thought it was just ok, dark chocolate was too rich and sweet for me.