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Russ & Daughters Cafe

127 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-3103
+1 212-475-4881
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“smoked fish” (61 reviews)
“latkes” (63 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Eastern European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
127 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-3103
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Russ and Daughters has two locations in the Lower East Side. The one on Houston is take out. The one on Orchard is sit down. Both are popular. For the sit down, on busy days, you will put in your name and get texted when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank greengalil
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is everything you could want in Jewish food or any food. I eat there ever time I am in NYC! The food is fabulous, service top notch and the atmosphere is priceless. It transports you back in time.....treat yourselves and go!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 513jacquea
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best place in NYC for smoked salmon. If you are a fan of Jewish deli foods, this is a must try. Fantastic brunch plates. It's worth the wait for a table. Have been here twice and have also had fish shipped as gifts. It is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomd350
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family when visiting from Australia were recommended to visit this cafe. We went for brunch and had the matzo ball soup, plain bagel and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. All were amazing! Service was top notch. Also, if you’re inclined, the Perry tot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jimmoiy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have heard of Russ and Daughters for many years, and finally got to experience it during a delightful Sunday morning visit to the Lower East Side. We arrived at 9:30, were greeted by the nice staff, gave our cell phone number so that they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VoyageursUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only one criticism of this amazing place so will get it out the way first - they only filter coffee on offer - no thanks!! Pity there was no good quality espresso to accompany such FANTASTIC food. We arrived about 15 mins before...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LisaMDL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a bit hyped and overpriced for what you get. It was ok. Had to wait for approx 45mins. Service was reasonable but choices and portion sizes were below average. Not sure I would hear back frankly, but glad I visited and have sampled.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 78ChristopherM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) The reason you're here - the fish. Cold smoked, warm smoked, gravlax, pastrami'd. It's all amazing. 2) The atmosphere is so fun. You walk in and step back into the 1920s store. 3) All the other food is fantastic. Been to both this and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jordantreadaway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...there are good things of having a jet-lag...when you are already awake and hungry at 08:00 and get to this place long before 09:00 when the crowds start to arrive...This place has been there for 100 years and offers really good (yiddish) food...Everything we tried...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheRealGelatoGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food there was quite tasty and a bit expensive. We had to wait for almost 2 hours (they called us when our table was ready) Desert: icecream was really good, but nut the regulash..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Salma A
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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November 2, 2017|
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Response from Travell_ing_Matters | Reviewed this property |
Mornings before 11am is best for brunch on Sundays. Might have seen Sarah Jessica Parker there too once. And definitely there is a bar counter seating area which caters to solos and couples too. If you do come by and drop... More
Irene W
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Paladin169 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
November 27, 2016|
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Response from dmgmd | Reviewed this property |
No idea but worth a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-3103
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 212-475-4881
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