Russ & Daughters Café

Row 1

127 Orchard St (btwn Rivington St & Delancey St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4881
Café, Breakfast
$ $
Mon–Fri: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM Sat–Sun: 8:00 AM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • After 100 years, it was time for a restaurant.
  • Be sure to check out the wallpaper in *both* bathrooms, and enjoy the Jason Polan drawings hanging in the hallway as you wait.
  • The Caf is a master class in how to court both the old and the new, imbued with a hard-earned air of authority and gorgeously designed to pay detailed homage to Russ & Daughters history.
  • The seltzer is free!
  • Check out their brunch. Get a classic spread of smoked fish, cream cheese, and a bagel, or go for one of the egg dishes, like matzoh brei, or scrambled eggs with lox and onion.
  • Portions are a bit small so make sure you order enough food. Everything is really good but you might end up spending a bit more than you'd think.
  • The new old New York.
  • This is Jewish brunch heaven. Just get there early if you don't want a long wait. Super Hebster -- whitefish salad, salmon, wasabi infused roe on bagel toast -- and the Lower Sunny Side (pictured).
  • a bit pricier than the shop, but great options (including egg dishes) and a _beautiful_ design.
  • Ess gezunterheyt! Can't go wrong with anything but if it is your first time, go with The Classic board. R&D dominates the lox game.
  • The Halvah Ice Cream for dessert is a must. Sweet, a little nutty, and a total delight.
  • I like it here. Nothing like a lox and bagel in NYC. Gets super busy even for a solo diner, so go during off peak times or be ready to wait.
  • Get the Halva ice cream. Not too sweet, and the perfect way to balance your palate after having fish.
  • Gotta get the classic smoked salmon with cream cheese bagel.
  • Bartender Dimitri and hostess Zoe are wonderful and great at their job. Get to hot/cold smoked salmon and the super heeb
  • Breakfast Martini, Pastrami Russ, French toast. Perfect.
  • Coffee soda is sweet, fizzy, and delicious. Add milk for an egg cream like experience. Like Vietnamese coffee but bubbly!
  • I've honestly never been huge on lox until I came here. Get the eggs benny with a bagel on the side. Don't skip the egg cream and Bloody Mary, either. Also, the coffee is incredible. What a place!
  • The Eggs Benny is served on Challah instead of the usual English muffin. My skepticism disappeared after the first bite - it's amazing.
  • Expensive for the portion sizes.