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Alternative to Prune?

dberrent Dec 28, 2006 09:50 PM

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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    jb2000 Dec 29, 2006 09:00 PM

    Orchard is really good

    AOC bedford

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      gangly handful Dec 29, 2006 08:35 PM

      Applewood in Brooklyn has a lot of the same feel of Prune...and has tremendous food. Just the trek to Brooklyn to worry about.

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        jb2000 Dec 29, 2006 08:33 PM

        I had a nice time at goblin...didn't rush me out...but prune is a great place

        prune is a great place the brunches are the best in the city...the variety of bloody marys and the steak and eggs...unreal

        tasting room? I liked the old place a lot better...
        August is a great suggestion...

        1. csw Dec 29, 2006 08:12 PM

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

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          1. re: csw
            ceeceee Dec 29, 2006 09:29 PM

            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.

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            eeee Dec 29, 2006 07:17 PM

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

            1. nyufoodie Dec 29, 2006 06:40 PM

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

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                yaniv Dec 29, 2006 05:14 PM

                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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                  The Jeff Next Door Dec 29, 2006 07:48 PM

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

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                  jb2000 Dec 28, 2006 10:09 PM

                  goblin market on prince

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                    foodie4life Dec 29, 2006 05:11 PM

                    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?

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                      twiggles Dec 29, 2006 05:23 PM

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

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