Date of Review 2007-04-24, 11:35 a.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $7.50
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 17 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x11x4 cm (572 cm3
Included side items French fries or Hot Chips and include a dill pickle and crispy slaw.
Bulk to cost ratio 76 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Bourbon Street Distillery X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: Generous amounts of shaved corned beef, with 'kraut & 1000 Island, Swiss on grilled marble rye.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on grilled, marbled rye bread, cut diagonally and served back to back on a white plate, next to a heaping serving of chips. The sandwich was constructed with Swiss cheese lining both slices of bread, with some Thousand Island dressing on both slices of cheese. Between this were the layers of sauerkraut and shaved corned beef.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Mitch Cooper A A A- A+ A- A+
Scott Hutcheson
Larry Jahnke
Carl Klutzke C+ B C+ A- A- B-
Dan Milligan B+ B+ B A+ B+ A
Chris Rowland A- A- B B A- B+
Katherine Rowland A- A B A- B+ A
Loretah Rowland A- B+ B+ A- A A-
Brian Skiles
Rachael Slivka A A A A B B+
Aimee Zahora A A- A A A- A
Summary A- A B+ A- A- A-

Reuben Ruminations:

: Best Reuben that I have had so far. I would definitely return to this establishment for another Reuben. Pleasant environment. Sandwich was prepared exactly as I expected. No one ingredient in the sandwich overwhelmed another. ()

: This place has lots of outdoor seating, and even offers a second-storey balcony, and we had great weather for it. We opted for the ground floor so we could have cover from the sun, but I wish we'd been able to enjoy the view from upstairs instead. The table tops are a wire mesh, which I suppose is pretty hard to keep clean; there were a few crumbs stuck in our table, but it wasn't too bad considering. Service was pretty good: I was brought a refill for my drink without having to ask, and when change was brought for my payment it cleverly included the right bills to leave a tip. I did feel the need to go inside at the end of the meal to make sure we weren't expected to pay there (we were not), so they could have been a little more prompt with our checks, but nearly everyplace is bad about this, and they were pretty busy that day. Drinks were served in paper cups, my cole slaw was in a plastic cup, but the forks and knives were metal. My plate came out with chips piled everywhere, even on my pickle and my cole slaw, so some of them were a bit soggy. They were billed as "hot chips", but I couldn't taste any seasoning. The slaw had a light, creamy dressing and was pretty good, even though I don't care much for slaw in general. The sandwich was on a pretty marbled rye, which was lightly toasted and didn't get soggy. The meat had good texture. The flavor of the sandwich was strangely muted. It wasn't bad, but a Reuben should have a lot of flavor, and this just didn't. Between it and the chips I almost wondered if my nose was stuffed up and keeping me from tasting things in general, but that didn't seem to be the case. Overall, on a nice day, this seems like a pleasant place to eat in a very laid-back atmosphere, but I probably wouldn't come here just for the Reuben's sake, and I won't order the chips again. ()

: I enjoyed the atmosphere at this restaurant more than any other so far. We sat outside and it was a beautiful day. The restaurant is located on a busy corner at the intersection of three streets, a great place to enjoy a meal with some friends. The Reuben was a very solid Reuben that I would be willing to go back for. ()

: The bread on this Reuben was grilled nicely, but got a little soggy on the bottom. There was a lot of sauerkraut on the sandwich, and the meat was sliced thickly and tasted pretty good. We were seated on the street corner, but it was in the shade and made for a pleasant setting. The server accommodated our group well, and overall it was a good Reuben experience. ()

: The outside seating was a really nice experience, though it was a bit windy and cold (but I suppose the restaurant can't help the weather). The Reuben was quite good--plenty of ingredients and I thought it had a nice, if not pungent, flavor. The big disappointment was the chips--certainly not worth the price of admission. I'd come back for the Reuben (and sometime when I don't have to drive, so I could try one of their beers), but I'd skip the chips and pack a sweater. ()

: Sandwich was great. Just the right amount of sauerkraut, tasty corned beef, flavorful Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. I liked the marbled rye bread too. Unfortunately, I ordered the "hot chips" and found them less than satisfying. The cole slaw ordered by others in the group looked like a much better choice. Nice experience with a fine group of people. ()

: Very flavorful Reuben--the combination of meat, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese was perfectly balanced. Great atmosphere, too. The seasoned fries were scrumptious! ()