Uptown Manhattanites craving Russ & Daughters will no longer have to hop a train to the Lower East Side for their fix. The 102-year-old "appetizing" (read: bagel, lox and schmear) institution just opened at the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side.
On the lower level of the museum, there's a display case lined with lox, smoked whitefish, herring and all manner of schmears, as well as bins of bagels, bialys and babkas, which the team started making recently. The café serves Jewish breakfast fare all day and—a first for the team—it's all kosher.
The restaurant's open to non-museum goers as well, so if you fancy a day at the Met and a bagel . . . The same model is planned for when the Estela team opens a restaurant at the upcoming Met Breuer (aka the old Whitney), and it's been working well for Danny Meyer's Untitled at the new Whitney downtown. It's a good time for the city's museum restaurants.
Take a peek inside the uptown outpost:
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