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Russ & Daughters

179 E Houston St, There Are Three Russ & Daughters: The Store on Houston and the Cafe on Orchard Street, New York City, NY 10002-1024
+1 212-475-4880
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“herring” (94 reviews)
“lox” (164 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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179 E Houston St, There Are Three Russ & Daughters: The Store on Houston and the Cafe on Orchard Street, New York City, NY 10002-1024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the mecca for someone who grew up eating smoked fish. They hand slice all of the lox, which is a lost art, and it is so much tastier when fresh cut. They have sandwiches to go, on wonderful bagels (and the elusive bialy)...More

Thank Rhapsodyinblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu here is heavy on fabulous salmon. If that is not what you want then the menu is skimpy. Chopped liver was ok, chicken soup actually disappointed. Matzo was so great I asked about it and found out it was Streits which you can...More

Thank Reenactress
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic, crispy and best bagel till date. I feel very privileged to write a review for Russ and daughters. Cafe is extremely busy with token system. We nearly waited for 1 hour and took another hour to find it. Excellent service and rustic old style...More

Thank HarishG999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Jewish grub I’ve ever had in 70 years ! Brunch menu ,Latkas,sturgeon, Service sensational. Would eat every day if I lived in New York.

Thank Glen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing speaks New York more than a bagel with lox and Russ and Daughters is the pinnacle of thus delicacy. Stepping in the store is like stepping back in time. One could imagine Russ serving up appetizing delights while streetcars and buggies traversed the busy...More

Thank DJC1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really excited to go here for bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon, and it did not disapoint. Several minutes of silence spent chewing in happiness. We went to the store front, and it felt so authentically what I thought New York would be...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had packages of bagels and fish shipped to us from Russ and Daughters before, but this was our first in-person visit. It is a small but very clean and well-stocked deli and smoked fish market. The bagels, smoked salmon and smoked whitefish and...More

Thank SGHTulsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant so much, we ate breakfast there twice! The favorite seemed to be a traditional lox and bagel, which was excellent! The potato latkes were fabulous; crispy on the outside and not mushy inside. My favorite, however, was the whitefish salad with...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this and had to try this when we came to NYC. Even though my wife was skeptical, it turned out to be her favorite meal while on vacation!! The food was amazing!! I had the everything bagel with smoked salmon and cream...More

Thank Jack4355197
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes, this place is so steeped in history and it was a long awaited visit and I am so glad to say it did not disappoint. They were the nicest bagels we have ever eaten, the cream cheese (we both had the...More

Thank Kate I
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Michelle C
9 January 2018|
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Response from Nellie F | Reviewed this property |
Not the place to go WHATSOEVER for vegans as this is the quintessential locale for the best smoked fish and cream cheese on the planet.
17 December 2017|
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Response from Marc F | Reviewed this property |
It can be well over an hour. Please make a reservation to insure prompt seating!
17 December 2017|
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Response from Keesh82 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so as it´s some sort of a deli.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 E Houston St, There Are Three Russ & Daughters: The Store on Houston and the Cafe on Orchard Street, New York City, NY 10002-1024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-475-4880
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