© Prune - Eric Wollfinger
Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
25 - 50 USD
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.
- Notable cocktail list