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Pranna - 58 Reviews - 79 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 696-5700


79 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 (at Cross Streets East 28 St.)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 696-5700
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Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY
Pranna - New York, NY



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Overall this is a great place that you can go to for anything from a romantic dinner to a fun night out with the girls. If your a large group I'd recommend going through Access...


I was visiting my friend in New York and decided to go out to Pranna. The atmosphere is great! The bartender at the bottom section was rude and obnoxious. Really need a class in ...

Okay Spot but bartender is rude 11/20/2011

I was visiting my friend in New York and decided to go out to Pranna. The atmosphere is great! The bartender at the bottom section was rude and obnoxious. Really need a class in customer service. more

Expensive But Bad 5/25/2011

We came here to celebrate our 11 year-old daughter's singing recital. Wish we had gone elsewhere; the experience was not good. The chicken in the chicken wings was raw; the chicken in the chicken wraps didn't have any taste. Then we waited for our entrees for 30 minutes. The waitress apologized several times and promised "free dessert." By 9:10 pm (we got there at 7:50) our food still hadn't arrived. We were ready to leave when it finally did. The prawns and hangar steak were all right--nothing to write home about. After all of this, we thought they would at least give us the drinks for free, but instead they gave us a few cookies to take home. When we complained with the hostesses, they said they would call the manager/owner so we could tell him. He never showed up so we just left. In a word, we're never coming back. more

FREE PARTY 3/29/2011

Pranna 79 Madison Ave between 28th and 29th St Come out to Pranna this Friday for a exclusive free party under my guest list nothing beats FREE. And for my birthday people you get a complimentary champagne on the house so take advantage of it. free party and free champagne perfect way to celebrate your birthday. and if your a last min person to plan something out why not come out to Pranna and get the party started here. Mix Crowd Proper Dress Code! Doors Open at 11pm Mention Tommy 4 guestlist Free Champagne for Birthdays. Must RSVP. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to email or msg me via fb Tommy tommy4am@gmail/com facebook/com/tommy4am more

Worst place ever 2/19/2011

Places like Pranna in New York absolutely deserve to go out of business. A friend had a birthday party here and had a couple of tables/bottle service. Obviously not everyone gets to a birthday party at the same time and we didn't either. So people couldn't get in even when she came out to speak with the bouncer herself. But worst of all was that they were extremely rude, to us, to everyone else we saw there... I understand bouncers need to keep things in check, but the bouncers here are really rude, uneducated, ghetto, and basically get a high from being jerks. I would highly suggest that you DO NOT HOST YOUR EVENT HERE, and if you have a friend hosting an event here, get here before 9pm if you plan on getting in. Looking at their restaurant reviews which are pretty pathetic as well, I wouldn't be surprised if this place went out of business soon enough. more

Pranna! 12/14/2010

Overall this is a great place that you can go to for anything from a romantic dinner to a fun night out with the girls. If your a large group I'd recommend going through AccessGotham. com. They offer no hassles and free cover at Pranna. I use them all the time! more

great new years party! buy now! 12/14/2010

purchase @ www.nycnyeparties. com Take a deep breath and sink deep into Madison Square Park's uber-exclusive oasis of pure decadent fun known as Pranna for one of the most tantalizing New Year's Eve parties in New York City. From the moment you enter the exotic and mysterious realm of Pranna on the most magical night of the year, you’ll know you’ve arrived. Pranna is a triple threat in Manhattan’s sophisticated world of fashion forward dining and velvet rope nightlife. It boasts bragging rights as a Michelin Guide recommended restaurant for its haute Southeast Asian cuisine. This ultra-luxe restaurant, lounge and private event space has played the formidable host to some of the hottest events in nightlife, fashion, music, television and the corporate world. Simply stated…Pranna knows how to party. And what a party this New Year’s Eve 2011 will be! Imagine an impressive 15,000sf space with striking architecture and eco-design comprised of natural elements and organic materials. The expansive layout offers guests the ability to mix and mingle in various rooms on three distinct floors, each with its own bars: The awe-inspiring Main Room is accented with soaring ceilings and sleek décor. Saunter, sashay and shimmy your way down to the Cellar Bar, the intimate lounge lined with cozy cabana like banquettes illuminated with warm, sexy amber colored glass lanterns. For the true VIP experience, reserve a table on the Mezzanine. Don’t be fooled by the serene décor of bamboo greenery – after all, heat rises to the top so it’s going to be one smoking hot night! The curtain glass on the Mezzanine overlooks the Main Room giving you the opportunity to marvel at the revelers below as they marvel up at you! Pranna aims to tempt, tease and delight your senses so this New Year's Eve soiree is definitely not for the timid or the weak! Lose your inhibitions and let the heart stopping beats amplified through the state of the art sound system take over. The DJ's pulsating mix of the hottest hip hop, dance, 80's and rock tracks will lure you to dance, romance, celebrate and lose (or find) yourself completely! Enjoy the free-flowing libations during the five hour premium open bar and bid farewell to 2010 welcoming 2011 with a live high energy NYE countdown that includes a live feed of Times Square from a projection screen in the Main Room. more

This place is huge! 12/10/2010

My friends and I decided to try Pranna out and we got a few bottles. We found AccessGotham through a friend of a friend and they booked a table for us there. The doorman had our name and was very friendly and we walked right in. Pranna is a unique and upscale establishment. The place has three floors and each floor has it's own unique vibe to it. I personally liked this a lot and easily separates it for other NYC venues. This place would definitely be great for a corporate party, a sweet 16. more

Fantastic Time 11/26/2010

Gorgeous venue, great crowd, great music, great food! I had my birthday dinner and later birthday party on a saturday night, everything was fantastic. My guest are still talking about it. Thanks to the Pranna and Blaq List crew, special thanks to Jordana from Blaq List for coordinating everything. -Emy Cee more

Great Venue 11/18/2010

Great crowd, great location! more

Great Spot 9/23/2010

I threw a party here for my older brother's 30th birthday. It was really fun because we got to eat dinner and chill for a while, and then past 11 it turned into a club. We had the best of both worlds. AccessGotham booked the party for us, otherwise I wouldn't even have know this place existed! Don't miss out, it's a lot of fun!!!!! more

don't go here 8/2/2010

I've been here many times in the past two years. However, the last few times it has always been a negative experience - bad service, bad music, bad attitude. The last time I went, I was with a group of 10 girls. There was a blond chic at the door who refused to let one of my friends in because she said her shoe looked like flipflops. How do three inch heels look like flipflops?? we were soo annoyed, we even showed her the shoe, but she insisted that it looked like a flipflop to her so she refused to let her in. someone was drinking on the job. We all vowed to never come to pranna again Pros: nothing Cons: bad attitude, bad service, bad music more

It is OK 6/8/2010

This is a nice venue but it is definitely overhyped and overpriced. You have to pay to get in on the weekends. For what? I don't get this place. For a lounge like this, you really don't need to charge cover. I would recommend here for happy hour only. Pros: Spacious Cons: Overpriced more

Expensive drinks, horrible food. 6/8/2010

I went here during restaurant hours for my friend's birthday party. Unfortunately he ordered the pre fix so we could not order our own meals. They brought out plenty of food for $50 per person (drinks not included) but the food was TERRIBLE!!! I cannot stress how bad the food was. I went there with any empty stomach expecting to walking out with a full one but I was still hungry when we left. Plus I went to the bar to buy the birthday boy a shot of Patron and I bought one for myself for us to take together, it came to a staggering $28. I know that it's Manhattan, but $14 for a shot? Avoid this place as a restaurant and if you MUST go for the lounge, get there early because they set up the velvet rope right around 11 and nobody likes to wait in line. Make sure you hit the ATM first. But I would avoid this place if I could. Pros: Great scenery Cons: Terrible food/prices more

not that great at all 5/7/2010

the space is nice, the service wasn't too bad. Unfortunately the food was not good. I had a special tom-yum soup, which had no flavor to it at all and they gave me a teaspoon to eat it with, and the scallops with drunken noodles, which was pretty bad. My husband had the sirloin massaman, and he liked his OK, to be fair. I would not return. Pros: atmosphere wasn't bad Cons: food was not good more

Great place for parties! 2/2/2010

Had a party at Pranna to celebrate my husband's new job last weekend and it was great - we had plenty of space in the Satay bar, the food was delicious (and plentiful!) and the service was outstanding. It was the perfect spot for a gathering of 20-30 people. Pros: great service and amazing delicious appetizers Cons: gets kinda loud after 11 on weekends more

Great Venue for Small Cocktail Parties 1/19/2010

While planning for a weekday evening, post-holiday cocktail party for about 15 guests (an alumni board), a friend of mine suggested checking out Pranna for the event. I'm so glad she did! Pranna was the ideal venue for the group. The restaurant was relatively quiet since it was a Monday night, and the semi-private Horizon Lounge was the perfect intimate space for mixing and mingling in a relaxed, sophisticated environment. The event coordinator was extremely accessible and worked with me for several days to plan the menu and finalize the details for the evening. The food selections were delicious and plentiful, the wide variety of drinks (which we purchased on consumption, but for which there were also packages available) satisfied everybody's preferences, and the service was excellent --- the group all enjoyed a wonderful evening! I would definitely return to Pranna for an event in the future, whether in that same space or in one of their other semi or private spaces. Pros: Fantastic Semi-Private spaces, great food and service more

Nervous by reviews, but sold by service -- PRANNA delivers! 1/15/2010

Deterred by some of the online reviews, I almost cancelled my site-visit... I'm so glad I didn't! Planning a corporate event for 130 guests is no easy task, but Christine was a delight to work with. Pranna-by-day is classy and professional... What happens after midnight Fridays and Saturdays is a whole other world altogether (one that I'm not familiar with). The food was delicious and the wine that Milen recommended paired perfectly with the hors d'oeuvres... I was concerned about the spiciness and exotic flavors, but my guests enjoyed the satays and curries just as much as they enjoyed the sliders and sweet potato fries. The whole experience was just perfect... By 9PM our annual reception usually winds-down, but this year... it started winding up! We opted to extend the bar tab and our party captains (George + Lauren) were so accommodating... They even wrapped up some cookies for my boss's kids. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to do an important dinner or reception. Pranna really came through--on so many levels--and my inbox has been overflowing with positive feedback. There's talk about a cocktail tutorial in March (and a Summer Associates Reception in early June?) but for now, I'm just going to sit back, exhale, and smile for a job well done. Pros: multi-level options/floor plans; customizable menu Cons: outside signage is too subtle more

not a great night 12/31/2009

I never write reviews but I had to in this case because Pranna really did not fulfill their promises - I had booked with a Pranna designated rep a table for 10 with the understand of a $300 minimum. When my party arrived, they told us it would not be available till 11 so we left only to come back to a huge line. The bouncer did not let us in ahead though we had reservations. We did not get in till midnight. At this point our waitress was nowhere to be found. She came about 2 times in 4 hours and then one last time to give a bill. She came so infrequently and was nowhere to be found so we had to buy drinks from the bar. This of course did not count towards our minimum which the waitress gave me an attitude when she finally did come (40 minutes later) and forced us to get bottle service. So my party of 15 ended up spending way too much money because we had to buy from since the waitress came in intervals of 30-40 minutes and then was forced to get a bottle. This really put a damper on to what was supposed to be a great night. I contacted the management which only offered a free champagne bottle if we came back again (about $20 in-house to bring a party so they would spend more money again). I was very disappointed in not getting the table when I was told I would by their representative, the extremely poor service and the little compensation by the service. The music was good but several places in the city have as good of music or better with a higher level of standards in service. I expect very little when I go out to a lounge but Pranna failed to meet it. I do hope they improve their service and do not commit to times they cannot follow Pros: good music Cons: poor service, rude staff, extremely crowded more

Horrible Place faking to be a high end restaurant/lounge 12/15/2009

This place doesn't even deserve 1 star. It should be shut down. Combined with poor food and poor inattentive staff this place is not a great choice to eat or spend an evening. -Poor Food -Poor Incompetent Inattentive Staff – waiters looking like their bored, college kids at the reservation table/checkin, we had to ask multiple times for refills on drinks, and the wait staff and manager had an attitude like they were doing us a favor. -Horrible Lounge venue with poor crowd -Door staff and bouncers are extremely rude. (in particular an overweight girl, an Indian guy who claimed to be the owner, and 2 rude bouncers who behaved like they were in a rap video) There are too many options in NYC to go to, rather than go to an overpriced venue. The crowd is bridge & tunnel at best who cannot get into B&C list clubs. I wouldn’t recommend this place to a homeless person unless you want to hang out with cabbies. We and our friends will never go here again! Pros: None Cons: Poor/Rude Staff, Poor Crowd, Horrible Food more

Upscale, high-end establishment 11/2/2009

I went out for the first time in years, it was my daughter's birthday thrown and hosted by this charismatic promoter named Kong from theKongList and I was highly impressed. Pranna is a very upscale, high-end establishment. It serves as a restaurant during the day and nightlife venue at night. There's 3 floors and each floor brings you something different and unique. I'm not sure about the maximum capacity level but the place seems to rather large. The rooms got more packed as the night went on and the energy seemed to grow seemlessly. I recommend Friday's @ Pranna to the grown & sexy. Pros: Sophisticated crowd more
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A very big, very flashy restaurant and lounge dedicated to the snack foods of Southeast Asia.

Owner Message

  • A "Breath of Life" on Madison Avenue, Pranna represents value in an elegant atmosphere within our 15,000 SQ Ft all cuisine. The unique cocktails create a synergy between the kitchen and the bar, while the wine list, with labels from environmentally responsible vineyards, further compliments the menu's bold flavors.

    The Satay Lounge offers semi-private options for small groups, while the private Gold Room is perfect for meetings and closing dinners. The Wine Cellar, with exposed brick and candlelight, brings old-world charm to this modern establishment... With more than 15,000 square feet, Pranna offers hideaway banquettes, self-contained rooms, and three bars on three floors.

    This megalithic venue can host a variety of events simultaneously, while still catering to its Flat Iron neighborhood clientele.


  • Pranna is an enormous 15,000 square-foot space with an attractive, bright interior and two dining rooms, two bars, an open kitchen and a gigantic basement lounge. Talk about optimism! But the crowds have been coming, albeit perhaps more for the bar scene than the food. The kitchen is helmed by chef Chai Trivedi, who has developed a creative menu of Southeast Asian dishes like Vietnamese peanut rice flats, Thai chicken with cashews and assorted satays. There’s also the usual Asian-inflected cocktail program, too. So, does New York need another big-box Asian restaurant? Pranna hopes we do.

  • 8/2/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun closed Mon-Wed 11:30am-2am Thur-Fri-11:30am-4am Sat-4pm-4am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown South Central