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Prima (CLOSED)

  • Restaurants
  • East Village
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out Says

A crew of East Village culinary aces teamed up for this all-day café-bar: Motorino’s Mathieu Palombino heads up the kitchen, Ninth Street Espresso’s Ken Nye sees to the java, and the Summit Bar’s Greg Seider slings drinks, with his partner Hamid Rashidzada overseeing operations. During daytime hours, diners can linger over a cup of joe and a pastry or sandwich at one of the steel-and-marble tables. Come evening, sip on updated classics like a bourbon-amaro old-fashioned at the dark-wood bar, and choose from a seafood-focused menu that recalls Palombino’s days as chef de cuisine at BLT Fish. The tight bill of fare highlights local, sustainable catches in dishes like pan-seared hake or scallops, all offered with your choice of sauce (such as pesto, buttermilk tartar, or tomato and olive oil).


58 E 1st St
New York
Cross street:
between First and Second Aves
Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours:
Mon–Wed, Sun 8am–1am; Thu–Sat 8am–2am
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