Time Out says
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.
179 E Houston St
|Cross street:||between Allen and Orchard Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||AmEx, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 8am–5:30pm|
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Users say (14)
Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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BEST LOX EVER. Impeccable service. On a Wednesday morning in September about 30 minutes after opening, this place was packed. Honestly, it's always packed. I was able to grab a seat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and amazing, answered questions and offered information on the menu. Coffee and water were plentiful. Food comes quickly even though it was super busy and I didn't feel rushed at all. The Classic board is a no brainer. I can't wait to go back to Russ & Daughters cafe - perfect for an easy breakfast by yourself or with groups of friends & family. LOVE!
Holy hell. Probably the best bagel and lox sandwich I've ever had. I had no idea that when I walked up to the deli case, that I would be greeted by so many different options of fish. I thought there was only one type...
The line was very long, and it can get cramped in there. While waiting in line, decide what you want to get because the sales associates are a little antsy to keep the line moving along.
If the perfect bagel adorned with smoked fish, fresh veggies and cream cheese is your go-to brunch food, you have to check out Russ & Daughters in the Lower East Side. It's timeless New York serving up nothing but classics. The soda fountain bar was the cherry on top that differentiated this time capsule from just another restaurant on Orchard Street. I'm not really one to have a sweet tooth, but the blintzes were undeniable. Don't think twice about ordering them!
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.
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.