BRUNCH AT THE NEW RUSS & DAUGHTERS CAFE IN New York, NY, May 18, 2014

BRUNCH AT THE NEW RUSS & DAUGHTERS CAFE IN New York, NY, May 18, 2014

 I met up with a friend from Los Angeles, who just happened to be in town for a wedding, for brunch. We originally planned to meet up at Katz’s Delicatessen but then we both thought about Russ & Daughters instead. Harlan was told about the new cafe that was a few blocks south of the original Russ & Daughters, that was open for less than 2 weeks at the time of our brunch. With only a 30 minute wait, we decided let’s give it a try. 

The menu was different from that of the original Russ & Daughers, as the cafe featured modernized versions of many of the sandwiches, boards and breakfast items. In a way, it was too new and trendy, lacking that wonderful NYC Jewish deli ambiance.

The food was good, and we supplement what we ordered with The Classic – Gaspe Nova Smoke Salmon, cream cheese, bagel, tomato, onion, capers. We created two open faced bagel sandwiches out of it to share. 

It was a great variety of food, topped off with an amazing Halvah ice cream and a Jake Gyllanhaal sighting.


Pickled Herring Trio – canapes of pickled herring on pumpernickel

Super Heebster – whitefish and smoked salmon salad, wasabi infused fish roe, horseradish, dill, cream cheese, bagel toast 

Sturgeon, Eggs & Onions with Rye

Halvah Ice Cream – Halvah, sesame and salted caramel


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