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Russ & Daughters Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner


American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been raised on Jewish style food but away from NYC for awhile I looked forward to Russ when visiting the Museum. Very convenient spot to precede a museum tour. Menu got my juices going but was immediately disappointed with knish which had no character...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ElJeffeMiami
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little treat in the basement of the Jewish Museum is a treat. It’s got Jewish food not found in too many places. It comes at a price.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful staff and servers. The menu is very eclectic, and the gratuities are already added in, so for NYC the prices are incredible. Ordered the bread basket with a variety of bagels, breads etc., even took the remainder home as it was so good....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Russ and Daughters was established by Russ early in the last century as a shop selling smoked fish and other related Jewish food. Passed on to his daughters and then to succeeding generations, his heirs have branched out into the restaurant business, with this cafe...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like smoked fish, this is the place to come. I had the Chopped Salad with the smoked whitefish. While I expected the traditional chopped whitefish salad (like tuna fish) this salad was different. The white fish was served in pieces/flakes. The avocado, beets,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank tinkerbelle2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you love bagels creamcheese and smoked salmon this is the place to be in NYC. Tried it on a Saturday at lunchtime but waiting time was 90’. Gave it another try on a weekday mid afternoon with more succes. So so good

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Anonymous0907
Reviewed July 23, 2019

If you are looking for real deli food, this is the place to go. great herring, great platters. Oder a platter, or the herring or an omelette. All outstanding!.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rhobru
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Went on Saturday when they’re observing Shabbat and require reservations. We made a reservation in the morning, but when we walked to the counter, the woman saw us and turned the sign around to say that the restaurant was closed for a private event and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bogdan2412
Reviewed May 19, 2019

I had Eggs Benny. The food was okay, however, the salmon was cold, it would've been better at room temperature and one of the 2 eggs was overcooked (not runny). Also, the service was lacking, I sat there, alone, for a good 15 minutes without...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We ordered bagels and coffee and this is what I will remember about this experience: 1. salmon cream cheese bagels were expensive and the taste was below average. 2. Coffee was terrible, the worse I tasted during my most recent visit to NYC. Just don’t...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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October 21, 2016|
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Response from AAII_9 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that their branch at the Jewish Museum is Kosher. As to "certification" etc if u do not accept my "certification" u should contact them directly. Enjoy
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