Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Signs of dinner life at Prune

An EVG reader shared this photo, noting "more activity picking up at Prune. There was what appeared to be a private event there the other night."

Prune officially remains closed to the public at 54 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue — as it has since the NY PAUSE of March 2020. 

The website for Gabrielle Hamilton's popular destination says to please check back for updates about a reopening.

Prune fans remain hopeful that the restaurant, which opened in 1999, will return one of these days. Hamilton's compelling essay — "My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore?" — in the New York Times Magazine during the worst days of the pandemic in April 2020 raised doubts.

The site of the lit-up space was a good sign for the reader, who noted: "Hopefully, it means it is reopening soon!" 


Anonymous said...

Or not, just sticking to private events and catering. Who pays rent there through all this time?

Anonymous said...

i think i see greg, the prune bartender in that pic.

Anonymous said...

One of the great restaurants in the EV. Hope they come back

Anonymous said...

It states in the article from 2020 that Gabrielle has a ten year lease. Not sure how she would financially be able to hold on for that long, but perhaps she couldn't break the lease and therefore may in fact be resurrecting Prune or some similar concept.