Date of Review 2006-06-20, 11:23 a.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $6.25
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 15 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 14x10x4.5 cm (630 cm3
Included side items potato chips
Bulk to cost ratio 101 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Brickers Pub X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: Corn beef topped with sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing & swiss cheese served on Toasted Rye bread. An all time favorite.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was served next to potato chips on a white china plate, sliced down the middle, with one half of the sandwich rotated 90 degrees and each half pierced with a toothpick. The sandwich was built with the corned beef against the bottom slice of rye, followed by the 1000 island dressing and sauerkraut. This was followed by a slice of Swiss cheese beneath the top slice of bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Matthew Durkee C B C+ C B C
Asif Kidwai A A- B A- A A-
Carl Klutzke B A A- B+ B+ B+
Chris Rowland A- B+ A- A- A+ A-
Brian Skiles
Summary B B+ B+ B+ A- B

Reuben Ruminations:

: I hate living in the city. In the country you can take a toddler into a pub and let him play with the garnishes on the bar. But not in the city, too many liberals with their "but think of the children" mantra. So no kids in the Pub. However this place was very accommodating. Thay said we could all sit out on their "patio", which is pretty much the sidewalk with some tables and chairs scattered about. I would pass on this place. The Reuben was fatty and the sauce too sweet. Furthermore it did not come with a pickle spear. The only good thing I can say about the place is the service. The service was spot-on. Fast and friendly, too bad the girl had to serve this sub-par food. ()

: The Reuben was good but the table was pretty dirty and spider webs were everywhere. Overall, the food and the value were good. ()

: We were told when we walked in with the Skiles family that children weren't allowed, but we could sit out on the covered patio in front. I'm not sure what the source of the restriction is, but it worked out fine anyway, since the weather was good. The tables were a bit dirtier than I would have liked, but not too bad for being outside. Service was pretty good, and I was brought a refill on my Diet Coke without being asked, though the waitress did at first think I had regular Coke instead of Diet, and it did take a while to have the checks brought out. Food was served on large china platters, with metal flatware wrapped in paper napkins. Extra napkins were provided, which was a good thing, since the sandwich was a bit drippy. The chips were of the very standard rippled variety. The sandwich was on a nicely toasted marble rye which didn't get soggy. I could see the dressing and the cheese on the sandwich, but their flavor wasn't very noticeable. I did get a few good bites of kraut. The beef was in good supply, but didn't have a very strong flavor, and in my sandwich included one rather large bite of gristle. All in all a pretty decent sandwich, if rather mildly flavored, and bigger than I had expected at the price. It's certainly to be preferred over the abomination next door. ()

: The bread was grilled for a long time and got a little crunchy, but it was good with no sogginess whatsoever. The corned beef was also pretty tasty. The sauerkraut and 1000 island was a little light, which made the sandwich rather dry. As we had a minor with us, we had to eat outside at their tables on the sidewalk, which was actually very pleasant. Our waitress provided excellent service and was very friendly. ()