Russ & Daughters known for its iconic Jewish delicacies since 1914 now has a location at Hudson Yards. The restaurant, located on the corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue, has the appearance of a retro diner with an arched ceiling and black & white images of the original throughout the years.
The new Russ & Daughters also works a lot like the old one. Grab a number and wait to be called. Place your order and grab a seat or space at the counter as you wait for your order to be assembled. You can eat in or take out.
The menu features classics like the Bagel & Lox sandwich filled with a layer of Gaspe Nova Scotia Salmon with choice of cream cheese. Get it with the works which includes a slice of tomato, red onion and capers. You won’t be disappointed.
There are eight signature sandwiches offered ranging from The Mensch (Sturgeon with butter or choice of cream cheese), Shtetl (Smoked Sable and goat cream cheese), Pastrami Russ (Pastrami-Cured Salmon with sauerkraut and mustard), Super Heebster (Whitefish and Baked Salmon Salad with horseradish-dill cream cheese and wasabi flying roe); among others. Caviar, ranging from Osetra to Kaluga and others, is also sold by the ounce.
Smoked and cured fish, including several types of salmon, sable, brook trout and others, are offered by the pound. Prices start at$42 and go up to $72 per pound. Several types of Herring are also available, sold by the filet.
And what would a trip to Russ & Daughters be without other Jewish classics like Matzo Ball Soup, Potato Latkes with applesauce and sour cream, Blintzes, Assorted Salads (chopped liver, egg salad, tuna salad, German Potato etc.), Egg Creams, Babka, Black & White Cookies, Rugelach and more.
It all makes for a very special breakfast or lunch for nearby residents, families with kids in tow and visitors to Hudson Yards. The restaurant, located at 502 W 34th St, is currently open from 8am to 4pm daily. For more information, visit russanddaughters.com