MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
This beloved neighborhood bistro won locals’ hearts many moons ago, but Chef/owner/writer Gabrielle Hamilton’s evolving talents keep them loyal. The tiny space packs a big punch—both for its sweet décor, which is surprisingly comfy to linger in, and for the kitchen’s adventurous food. From greeting to check, Prune delivers the whole package—and consistently at that. Chef Hamilton’s dishes are soulful and unpretentious. Savor tender stewed tripe Lyonnaise in a luxurious broth with carrots, celery and bay leaf; or perfectly poached chicken in a deliciously fatty and restorative stock with ham and oxtail. Guests can also watch the excitement unfold in the open kitchen while nursing a drink. Nightly specials, listed on the chalkboard, are always worth perusing.