Russ & Daughters Cafe - A Hamish Gem

Run, do not walk....but get in line, because there are no reservations.

The famous Russ & Daughters has finally expanded so you can sit and enjoy a meal in this hamish setting.  It's all in the details... We were greeted by a cool and friendly hostess, who went out of her way to clear off a table for us herself.   

The glassware was perfect, place mats for menus, jars and baskets full of Jewish epicurean delights above our booth, groovy and chill ambiance the moment you walk in the door. 

Must-have menu items:

  • Potato Latkes
  • Pastrami Russ
  • Sours (Pickles and Vegetables)
  • Borscht Soup
  • Chocolate Egg-Cream

4 enthusiastic stars for this Lower East Side cafe.  Delicious, low-key and the perfect night out.  I can't wait to go back.  

127 Orchard Street