On the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters, the Lower East Side appetizing store that gained notoriety for its smoked fish selection, a new café was opened to allow patrons a chance to dine in. Families can still nosh on appetizers like potato latkes with wild salmon roe and creme fraiche ($14) and Russ & Daughters fishsticks with gaspe nova, scallion cream cheese, shissel rye crust with cocktail and tartar sauce ($11). They’ll also have breakfast items, eggs, soups and herring dishes to choose from. Order a platter of a variety of smoked fish served with cream cheese, onion, tomato capers, pickles and bread and you’ll have enough to feed a crew of four ($70–$90). Sweet treats include blintzes ($8), chocolate babka French toast ($10), noodle kugel ($7) and challah bread pudding ($8).
|Venue name:||Russ & Daughters Cafe||Contact:|
127 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between Delancey and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9am-10pm; Sat, Sun 8am-10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average board: $20. AmEx, MC, V|