Russ & Daughters Cafe
Retro-style spot for Jewish comfort food
Jewish · Lower East Side · $$
The Zagat Review
Sit-down spin-offs of the LES appetizing store, these “modern” riffs on a “classic Jewish deli” serve “top-shelf” smoked fish and other “real-deal” “old-world” eats; the “spiffy” digs are often “busy” (expect waits, especially at brunch), and the certified kosher location at the Jewish Museum adds a take-out counter.
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hours Open Today · 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 127 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-475-4880 ext. 2 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
I had the herring plate. If herring is your thing, that's heaven. Do try their special drinks. They are very good. We also tried a Cherry Shrub. It was a very nice surprise. Full of flavor and very refreshing. The knish are the best here. This goes without saying. The latkes are also a great choice. Oh, and if you want just a bit of herring (yes, I love the stuff) then give the Herring Trio a try. All dishes are elegantly presented. The restaurant looks modern and old fashioned at the same time. I particularly like that it feels clean and well maintained. At peak times there can be a very long wait and they do not take reservations. Come prepared for this and it's worth it. We went on a late Saturday afternoon and were seated right away.
Carola Hornbach · April 18, 2018
I'm seriously so happy Russ & Daughters opened a cafe, it's probably the best thing to happen since I've been back to NY. Please do yourself a favor and eat here. The food quality is unmatched, service is wonderful, and the cafe has the quintessential diner feel. Comfort food at it's best!
Christine Gee · June 19, 2018
We had four days exploring the neighborhood on foot, the Tenement Museum, etc. One of the highlights was our stop at Russ & Daughters. What a delightful restaurant. Service and food is spectacular and ambiance and history pure joy. The menu is varied, but our favorite would the salmon egg breakfast!
Gustav Erlank · June 20, 2018