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Russ & Daughters


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Traditional Gefilte Fish
Whitefish, pike, carp
Salmon and Whitefish Gefilte Fish
Freshly Grated Horseradish
Red or white
Russian Horseradish
Red or white
24 per box
Shmura Matzo
Round ceremonial matzo
Box of Matzo
Matzo Crackers
Chopped Liver
Chicken liver
Chicken Soup
1.25 each
Matzo Balls
14 per lb
13per lb
6 of box 13.00
Salted Caramel Macaroons
Flourless Chocolate Cake
14.50 per tin
Almond Kisses
Chocolate Creme Mints
Each 3.00
4 of Box 11.00
Chocolate Toffee Matzo
7.50 per box
Assorted Fruit Slices
9.00 per bag
Assorted Chocolate Nibbles (12 oz)
Choose from: chocolate-covered espresso beans, chocolate coffee beans, cocoa-dusted almonds, pastel lentils, chocolate-covered pistachios, rum cordials, chocolate-covered raisins
8.00 per lb
Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Twists
Vanilla or‏ cherry
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Eastern European
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You simply must come here when in NYC. If you're staying in LSE then it should be criminal not to. The smoked salmon here is incredible. Yes you have to wait but yes 45 mins is worth it. Just do what we did and grab...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mikeyonhols
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to find bagels made the traditional way they have the right texture and toppings. This is exactly the bagel you been missing.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank DavidC20867
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this from an old Anthony Bourdain show about old New York restaurants. It is amazing and gets quite full. The classic bagel is to die for, as well as the potato Latkes. You can even order online because my son had it sent...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mariasI9771HB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected more of this East European food. I had the 3 herring plate which was good, but not excellent. for sure I'll be back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mig47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful! Long wait for your food but worth it! Pick a bagel offering they suggest or create your own. Nice! Had one of their own creations that featured Gaspe Nova Smoked Salmon and Wild Alaskan Salmon Roe. Along with all the other features such as...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank GeneT60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this place is a little pricey, but the quality of the food means it is worth it. This was the best version of each thing we got there that we had during our recent visits to NYC. Don't pass up the opportunity to have...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hotelier229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to Russ and Daughters in the Jewish museum on the upper East side. We had a fairly long wait, and when we finally got to our table, we saw a number of empty tables, so we are not sure why...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank trippingal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the best smoked salmon (lox) you can eat , visit Russ & Daughters! There are probably 12 varieties of lox - each delicious and assorted other smoked fishes like baked salmon, sable, white fish and sturgeon to choose from too. All of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Fun-travel62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title of my post says it all. There is nothing (nothing) special about the food here. The bagel with lox and cream cheese is presented in a slightly fancy way, on a wooden board, but you could do the same with a hot dog,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Frank T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the ‘wow’ surprise of our trip. We had eaten at many great places in NYC, this one took the Gaspe Nova. The ambiance of an old diner (modernized), the staff were amazing, and the food was incredible. I settled in for the Classic,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GregM484
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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January 9, 2019|
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Response from Arrow101 | Reviewed this property |
20-30 minutes, unless you luck out!
Michelle C
January 8, 2018|
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Response from Michelle C |
they actually came back to me. hope this helps other people Hi Michelle - did a bit of asking around, and am able to recommend you to some items that are vegan at the Russ & Daughters Cafe: the salads (without the fish or... More
December 17, 2017|
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Response from MarcF664 | Reviewed this property |
It can be well over an hour. Please make a reservation to insure prompt seating!
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