In 2014, the fourth generation of the Russ family opened a sit-down café, an extension of their infamous to-go bagel shop on E. Houston Street. Here, devotees can dine on platters of smoked fish and other traditional Jewish foods. A way to get a little nosh of everything is to order the Hattie Platter, composed of an assortment of traditional smoked fish — whitefish, smoked salmon, kippered (baked) salmon, sable — and presented with accoutrements including plain and scallion cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, capers and pickles. It’s served with the house breadbasket, which is brimming with bagels, bialys, rye bread, pumpernickel bread and challah that’s baked at Russ & Daughters Bagels & Bakery.
Special Dishes: The Hattie Platter
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