Giacomo's Bread & More

Reuben Menu Description

Reuben ($4.75): one of "Giacomo's Classics"

Included Side Items: Bag of chips

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The sandwich was on darkly toasted rye bread, cut diagonally and on wax paper in a paper basket, next to a bag of potato chips. There was a slice of Swiss cheese directly on the bottom slice of bread, followed by the corned beef. On top of the beef came the sauerkraut, thousand island dressing. A second slice of Swiss cheese was added just below the top slice of bread.

Delivery Time: 12 minutes

Dimensions: 800 cm³ (16 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 168 cm³/dollar


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B (3.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B (3.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: C (2.5/5)

There was a burnt toast aftertaste, and less toasty would have been perfect. There was a great amount of 1000 island and cheese.


Review Date:

Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B (3.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: C+ (3/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B (3.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: B- (3.2/5)

The atmosphere is a little lattice-crazy. The fluorescent lighting gives it a spartan, hospital feel; but it had a hometown feel that you can't capture in a big city. The toasting masked the flavor of the homemade bread. The corned beef tasted fresh and the sauce was tangy, tasty, and abundant.


Review Date:

Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B+ (4/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B- (3.2/5)
  • Value: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: B (3.5/5)

Half of this restaurant is the bakery section, and the other half has seating at small round tables with a white stone tile floor. The bread was overtoasted and masked some of the other flavors. There was a lot of sauce, which was just right. I thought the meat was a little bland.


Review Date:

Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B (3.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: B+ (4/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B- (3.2/5)
  • Value: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: C (2.5/5)

The sandwich wasn't soggy, and I loved the bread. I couldn't taste the meat, though. The sandwich would have had a lower grade on taste if it weren't for the good bread. The restaurant was pleasant--I felt like the dining room had a courtyard feel, and I loved the spare furnishings.