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Reuben Sandwich

rootytootyfreshnfrooty Nov 23, 2006 02:29 PM

Is there anyplace that makes a Reuben anything like you used to could get at Reuben's Restaurant- That is, huge, and broiled open faced? Somehow I got a hankerin today and don't know where to go. I imagine Katz' would be good. I know RUB bbq makes an awesome reuben, but it's not quite the same thing- Their's is pressed and made with their house smoked pastrami (actually- a very highly recommended sandwich, and a good alternative to their barbeque).


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    roze Nov 23, 2006 03:28 PM

    Try Sarge's on 3rd avenue. Friends loved it when they came to visit.

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    1. re: roze
      Briek Nov 27, 2006 08:51 PM

      I love Sarge's Reuben! I order it whenever I'm in the neighborhood. But make sure you ask for the meat to be extra lean ($1.00 extra I think) because it tends to be a bit fatty for my taste.

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      Cpalms Nov 24, 2006 12:31 AM

      Eisenberg's Reuben is good, but they have new ownership and I have not been there since the change over ...believe it or not but Artie's on the UWS has a good rueben (good hotdogs too, not much else good though)

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      1. re: Cpalms
        Beans Nov 27, 2006 10:02 PM

        Eisenberg's Reuben is delicious. I recommend the mix of pastrami & corned beef.

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        KRS Nov 24, 2006 11:57 AM

        Carnegie makes a very good one. $23 now, I think, but so big that 4 people will have trouble finishing it.

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          lorenlpw1 Nov 27, 2006 11:19 PM

          Carnegie deli has always been reliable, and big enough for 2 strong eaters

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            billyboy Nov 28, 2006 02:10 AM

            Harold's Deli in Edison, NJ makes the biggest, most insane reuben I have ever seen. Go to Roadfood.com and click on the Restaurants section, then click on New Jersey and Harold's should be down the list. There are some amazing photos of their food! I've been there and its definitely a belt loosener of a restaurant.

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              hps Nov 28, 2006 08:13 PM

              I'm pretty sure Katz's Rueben is NOT open-faced (I had it recently)...but perhaps you could ask for it that way? xx

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