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Map & Directions 58 E. 1st St.
New York, NY 10003
  • Sun-Wed 8am-1am, Thu-Sat 8am-2am


Village Voice's Description

This low-key café serving expert coffee by Ninth Street Espresso transforms into a classic French seafood bar in the evening, with great cocktails and a two-for-on on oysters during happy hour. Prima offers comfortable communal seating, with tall, spindly chairs set around eight marble-topped tables. French chef David Malbequi excels at simply cooked fish, along with a small menu of dishes like steamed mussels in a broth of cream and roughly chopped parsley, or poached octopus salad in a spiced vinaigrette. For dessert, go with his rendition of the classic mille feuille, crisp pastry and cold vanilla-scented cream.

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  • Thrillist on 11/03/11

    This neighborhood noshery plates without pause from 8a 'til close. Come at night for great seafood and cocktails like the Mancini, a mix of bourbon, amaro, smoked cinnamon, and old fashioned bitters.

  • Siobhan Q. on 11/08/12

    Butternut squash soup FTW!

  • Maxwell Z. on 03/28/12

    Most under the radar spot in the East Village. Great for doing work during the day and having dinner at night.

  • Noah W. on 11/16/11

    Meaty grilled octopus lathered in olive oil, preserved lemons, fennel, and tossed with fresh feta.

  • Nina Y. on 02/12/12

    Under-the-radar spot during the daytime with good coffee and free wifi

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