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!"