Russ & Daughters: Over a Century of Jewish Soul Food and Famous Smoked Fish in NYC, Now Also a Café and Branch in The Jewish Museum, NYC!


Russ & Daughters Café opened in 2014, on the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters — the world-famous appetizing store and New York City institution. After a century in which generations of customers patiently waited in line at the store it was time to give everyone a place to sit down.

Developed, owned, and led by Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman, the 4th generation of the Russ family, the Russ & Daughters Cafe takes the appetizing classics for which Russ & Daughters is famous and presents them in a beautiful setting that evokes Russ & Daughters’ timeless appeal, history, and haimishness. “Haimish” is a Yiddish word that suggests warmth, comfort, authenticity, conviviality, and lack of pretense.

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Enjoy all day dining with dishes like Eggs Benedict for breakfast, great salads for lunch, and caviar!

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Whether it’s Nova, Sable, Sturgeon, or Whitefish, they’ve got you covered!

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Nostalgic photo of the store.


At Russ & Daughters Cafe, expert smoked salmon slicers work their craft in front of guests; an open kitchen provides an over-the-counter connection like one feels in the store; a soda fountain bar beckons with homemade sodas, egg creams, shrubs, and superb cocktails; friendly staff proudly wear the iconic white Russ & Daughters lab coats; and 102 years of living history permeates throughout the entire space.

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Above photos courtesy of the restaurant.

The timeless appeal of the Russ & Daughters Cafe makes it a perfect spot any time of day: whether it’s a for a light nosh, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner, or a special occasion. You will be part of the mishpocha (family) — whether you have been a regular in the shop for 70 years or if you are a first time visitor.

Russ & Daughters has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence!




Russ and Daughters

127 Orchard St.


Also visit their famous Jewish appetizing shop at 179 E. Houston Street, and check out their new Café in The Jewish Museum.

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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