Russ & Daughters

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Photograph: Andrew Fladeboe
Caviar cream cheese at Russ and Daughters
Lower East Side
Russ & Daughters has been serving lox, herring and other specialty foods since 1914, and its Super Heeb of horseradish cream cheese, wasabi-flavored roe and sublime whitefish salad form a holy trinity with an unholy name.
Venue name: Russ & Daughters
Address: 179 E Houston St
New York

Cross street: between Allen and Orchard Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 8am–5:30pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Adam V

Old school brunch one-stop shop. Bagels, and lox (all kinds of fish, spreads, baked goods, candies, fruits, etc.) of course, but much more too. Super friendly service staff will take their time making sure all your needs are met - and even let you try samples of everything. Best to spend your time and pick up some snacks if you're not in a hurry - if you are, either be prepared to wait or order ahead of time. Very high quality with prices to match, for the most part - but well worth it.

Lisa White

Some of the best lox I've had was from Russ and Daughters. Super old school, grab a ticket and wait your turn. Wonderful smoked fish. Bagels are decent but not the best in the city. But they work as a vessel for the beautiful fish. The shop itself is super cute. Pricey but you get your money's worth for sure. Grab breakfast here, you won't regret it. 

Jason S

If you're looking for the ultimate bagel experience, look no further than Russ and Daughters.  They offer a variety of great spreads and lox.  The bagels can get a bit pricey depending on what you order.  My personal favorite combination (which costs around $15) is an everything bagel with horseradish cream cheese, pastrami smoked salmon, tomato, capers, onions, and wasabi caviar... so delicious.  If you have room for a second bagel order a bagel with chopped liver.  The restaurant location offers great matzohball soup and round knishes.  Go to their counter location on Houston St. for an old school touch.