An Early Look Inside the New Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 am by
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The sturgeon queens of Russ & Daughters are thisclose to scaling back the plywood from 127 Orchard Street. It is in this large through-block space, as we’ve been reporting, that the century-old appetizing company is expanding into cafe territory. This will be their first full-serve restaurant, which will include 65 seats and a menu with items like soups, smoked fish, egg creams, and the Pastrami Russ (pastrami-cured salmon with sauerkraut and Muenster cheese on a pretzel roll). And with 65 seats, we’ll finally have a place to sit while eating our bagel with schmear.

Shed doors were propped wide open the other day, affording an ample glimpse into the new Russ & Daughters Cafe. Seven months of planning and execution resulted in a familiar look; a white-box laboratory vibe, much like its aging parent. But with stools. And booth seating. And a bar (liquor license still pending).

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Sneak peek inside the new Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard St.

News first broke about the Russ & Daughters Cafe last August, and seemed to gain momentum as each month passed. Expect an opening within the next couple weeks.

Meanwhile, they’re still hiring for a number of staff positions.

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