For Russ & Daughters, 2016 is starting off with a bang. Earlier this month, the Lower East Side appetizing store announced it would be opening a large production facility and retail shop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Now the 102-year-old New York City institution has debuted a new restaurant and takeout shop in the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
The 60-seat kosher restaurant is located on the museum’s lower level. An appetizing counter will open shortly. The decor pays tribute to both the Russ & Daughters shop on East Houston Street as well as the newer Orchard Street cafe. It was designed by Solomonoff Architecture Studio and features a 20-foot mural by artist Maira Kalman, commissioned by the Jewish Museum. It’s made up of 120 vignettes which, according to a press release, reflect “the artist’s appreciation of good food, shared human pleasure, and her sense that Russ & Daughters represents a New York City infused with a sense of character, yearning, and humor.”
The menu includes smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys from the new Brooklyn bakery, knishes, herring, salads, soups, egg creams, cocktails and desserts. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is open Sunday- Wednesday 11 a.m.- 5:45 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a,m.-4 p.m. Hours will be extended in the not-too-distant future.
The museum is located on 92nd Street at 5th Avenue.
Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is a shidduch (match) between two iconic institutions – each more than 100 years old. That’s a lot of NYC history in one place, and we’re honored to be in such a special building. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is located on the museum’s lower level in the Warburg Mansion on 5th Avenue at 92nd Street. We hope that you’ll come nosh with us there too.
Repost Jewish Museum Director Claudia Gould (@claudiagould1109): Historic.@russanddaughters Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman, fourth generation owners of Russ & Daughters, just opened our new restaurant and takeout appetizing counter today at @thejewishmuseum.
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