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“A New York Mainstay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Russ & Daughters

Russ & Daughters
179 East Houston Street, There Are Two Russ & Daughters: The Store on Houston and the Cafe on Orchard Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
(212) 475-4880
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Ranked #43 of 11,181 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A New York Mainstay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Despite walking by this place many times when I lived in the East Village, I wasn't tempted to try it until I saw it on an episode of Louie. Boy, was I glad that I watched that episode. Everything I've gotten here is delicious, from the chocolate babka to the gefilte fish, but their best item had to be the Scottish smoked salmon. If you're looking for a top notch bagel with lox in NYC, this is your destination!

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Flemington, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great New Restaurant, same wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I heard that Russ & Daughters opened a restaurant & I finally got a chance to try it. I wasn't disappointed. I had the smoked fish chowder, which was something different. Also, since sable is my favorite, I tried that as a main dish. It was great. I was intrigued by the halvah ice cream, what a great dessert. Not to mention they have a great bar and their own roast coffee. An added nice touch is the offer of seltzer or tap water. I'm looking forward to going back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Turin, Italy
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“Heavenly heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The first glimpse of bagels when I travel to NYC. They dont produce the bagels themsleves but they buy them from ?brooklyn bagels? anyway they are good but then the lox kicks in and it's heaven. All the appetizers are amazing. be sure to check the timing as hey are closed for passover.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, NY
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“Very good smoked fish food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The sandwiches were very good but you have to make them. I had the lox, bagel, cream cheese and fixins and they bring it on a board and its you who have to put it all together. At 16 bucks a pop, they should have made it! The Gaspe lox was delicious as were the potato latkes snack @ 3 to the plate with choice of fixins. The Holland herring was superb. Soups were very good as well. They have all kinds of fish; whitefish salad, herrings, sturgeon, etc. Lunch for two: $111 with tax and tip

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Finally you can sit down and have a chat and a coffee with the lox and bagels of R&D what a relief! Thanks!

Visited November 2013
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