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Dec 28, 2006 09:50 PM

Alternative to Prune?

My husband and I are going on a much needed date and are looking for a restaurant with the same feel as Prune (we're going there next week for his birthday) - any suggestions?

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    1. re: jb2000

      I haven't been to Prune but I read that disparaging article about the service at Goblin Market and how they rushed people through their meal etc. JB, did you have a different experience?

      1. re: foodie4life

        i went to goblin market twice before the article came out, and had lovely service each time. but i haven't been back recently.

    2. If you're willing to try Brooklyn, I would recommend Grocery on Smith Street . It's a very small restaurant, very food-centered, great service, very comfortable and homey.

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      1. re: yaniv

        I second Grocery -- both it and Prune are wonderful for food and the "feel" of a nice night out.

      2. ...August might work...nicer room and better food than Prune too. IMHO.

        1. maybe Little Giant? Also small and downtown but not as claustrophobic as Prune.

          1. The little owl is a tiny gem in a lovely neighborhood.

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            1. re: csw

              the little owl is a perfect alternative to prune. i get the same sort of vibe off it...small nabe place with incredible food, home cookin in a way you would never do at home. in fact it is even better for a date cause the room is definitely more romantic and has a better ambiance.