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