Russ & Daughters

Neon Outage Puts Unfortunate ‘Ugh’ in Russ & Daughters

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

It’s always fun to see what words are created when neon signs are on the fritz. Sorta like a game of hangman. Today brings an unfortunate outage to Lower East Side classic, Russ & Daughters. Most of the letters on the marquee are dark, except the ironic “UGH” (and “ZER”). A tad embarrassing. But it’s […]

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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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Russ & Daughters Debuts 3rd Location at the Jewish Museum

Posted February 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

Hot on the heels of news that it’ll anchor the new Brooklyn Navy Yard food hall, Russ & Daughters just opened its latest expansion space. That of the cozy cafe inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side, which officially opened to the public yesterday. This location – a year-and-a-half in the making – […]

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Russ & Daughters to Anchor Brooklyn Navy Yard Food Hall

Posted February 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

For the second time within a year, a classic Lower East Side food institution is expanding to Brooklyn. This time it’s Russ & Daughters. The Wall Street Journal reports today that the appetizing business signed a deal for 14,000 square-feet of real estate on the ground floor of Building 77, a 1-million-square-foot industrial structure undergoing […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe is Now Open on Tuesdays

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seven months after debuting at 127 Orchard Street, the nascent Russ & Daughters Cafe is expanding its hours. A sign on the front (royal blue) vestibule announces that the establishment is now open on Tuesdays. However, the added day of business comes at the expense of a later opening on weekdays; 10am, two hours later than […]

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Russ & Daughters Documentary to Premiere on PBS December 2

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

After riding the small time festival and theatrical circuits for the last year, the official Russ & Daughters documentary will soon notch its network debut. As expected, Sturgeon Queens – a reference to namesake daughters Hattie, Ida, and Ann – premieres December 2 on Channel Thirteen. For what you have been waiting, New Yorkers: The broadcast […]

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Russ & Daughters Expanding Outside the Lower East Side with New Cafe Inside the Jewish Museum

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 7:32 am

It’s been a banner centennial year for Russ & Daughters. The iconic appetizing haunt opened its cafe namesake on Orchard Street last spring, the Sturgeon Queens film celebrated the family business on the big screen, and now, another expansion. Yes. For the second time in the last year, Russ & Daughters is growing. Only this go-round, it’s […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Loxin’ at Russ & Daughters Cafe

Posted May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

Open only a mere few days, and I can tell you not to wait another minute to visit Russ & Daughters Cafe.  The interior is sparkly white and mute turquoise, upscale diner meets Miami vibe.  Go for the boards of smoked fish and other accoutrements, Gaspe Nova, Sable, Sturgeon, or Kippered Salmon. Very pleasantly surprised by the $10 […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe Opens Tomorrow Morning at 10am

Posted May 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

Both the Allen and Orchard Street storefronts are ready to roll. As expected, Russ & Daughters Cafe officially opens to the public tomorrow morning at 10am. The shroud of secrecy (i.e. window paper) was removed over the weekend to reveal the completed restaurant within. Shelves are stocked, tables set, and seating positioned. Here we go… News […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe Probably Opening on May 7; Neons Switched On

Posted April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Russ & Daughters is a week out from opening its hotly-anticipated cafe at 127 Orchard Street. A store worker tells our tipster that May 7 is the target date, “God willing.” Meanwhile, the trademark red-and-green neon signage on Allen Street was switched on last week, and has been burning bright ever since. Day and night. There […]