By grace.g.yang ยท September 27, 2007
Under: American,Brunch,Celebrity Sightings,LES

Prune is one of those places you want to go to because you’ve read about in magazines, you’ve heard your friends rave about the food there, and when you actually make it there, you realize it HAS to be good because the host declares it’s going to be a two hour wait and there are at least 20 people standing around with their fingers crossed (at least the host doesn’t pick favorites; Parker Posey and her friend tried to get in but the host, Dan, said it would be close to a two hour wait…well, can you really call Parker Posey a celebrity?). My brother, Chris, and I headed to Prune, hoping to score a table in the little restaurant that only seats about 20. Luckily, we only had to wait an hour and a half (yes, we were the fortunate ones).

The menu is simple and has staple brunch items – steak and eggs, eggs prepared in any way you’d like, pancakes, and bloody Mary’s prepared in 10 different ways. Since we added my brother to our usual brunch festivities, we were able to order a third dish to try (and for me to write about – yay!).

I started off with the pancake:

More like a cake than anything, it’s one huge piece of dough that is topped with blueberries and sour cream (with syrup on the side). It was a pretty huge piece of cake – not bombarded with sweetness, but it gets its point across. The sour cream and blueberries complemented the pancake well – they probably used a lot of buttermilk because the cake was slightly tangy. I thought the pancake was excellent – but it’s no Clinton St. Bakery (which, in Prune’s defence, I don’t think they’re trying to be).

David ordered the steak and eggs:

Dry aged steak with eggs (any way you want them) and a hash brown. The steak was a worthy competitor of any steak house in New York – very juicy, very tender, and VERY delicious. The steak was topped off with a butter and scallion mixture (I usually take it off because I don’t like anything interrupting the flavors of the steak, but in this case, I made an exception). David’s steak and eggs were huge, but somehow, we managed to finish/ ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris ordered the eggs Benedict:

I had half of Chris’ order and I must say – I LOVE Hollandaise sauce! I mean, what’s not to love about the fatty sauce that you drip over EGGS, HAM, and an ENGLISH MUFFIN? The side pancake style blob is a piece of hash brown (piece – is that the right terminology?) Slightly burnt, in my opinion, but very crunchy and VERY delicious. Chris liked the dish, but he thought that his order size was a lot smaller than expected.

Prune is a solid brunch spot that I’m sure people will want to try – I don’t see myself going back anytime soon because I just don’t have two hours on a Sunday morning to spare (sleep is important!). Parker Posey, on the other hand, may have time to go back during the week, when everyone else is working.

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