Lunching at Prune from

8 years ago

I must admit that eating out all the time becomes exhausting! I
usually cook at least two times a week, but I’m sure you’ve figured
out, by my lack of recipe posts, that I wasn’t doing much of that this
week. Wednesday afternoon I was actually taken out to lunch by a
business associate that happened to ask me where I preferred to eat.
Since these “business” lunches come far and few in between, I decided
to take advantage of the opportunity and suggest Prune, a restaurant in
the East Village that I’ve been wanting to visit for quite some time.

Prune is a quaint small eatery on East 1st Street that seems to
blend in with the rest of the small neighborhood shops. It’s likely
that you’d walk right past it, dismissing it as a boutique, if you
hadn’t heard of it. Prune dishes out an eclectic mix of American
cuisine and entertains a limited lunch menu consisting of about eleven
“main courses”. Prune also houses a small bar that I hear serves up a
mean Bloody Mary.

For our “main courses” we ordered the Grilled Tuna Club and the Beef
Brisket. The Tuna Club was good, though it lacked an appropriate
portion of Tuna. It also seemed that the Tuna Club was served on two
different pieces of bread, one being sourdough and the other white
toast. Though this didn’t bother me too much, the sandwich was good.
But Prune’s french fries were probably the highlight of the meal for
me. The french fries were perfectly crisp and salty, similar in style
to McDonald’s french fries. My colleague’s beef brisket was good,
though I found its flavoring somewhat overpowering. But the meat was
certainly moist and falling off the bone as a good brisket should be.

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