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Best Reuben in Boston

Every once in a while I get a hankering for a Reuben that just won't go away. Help! Original or Turkey suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Mike's in Coolidge Corner

    My second place is the version at Pops - available at lunch, brunch and Monday nights.

    For extra special occasions I get the Reuben kit from Zingerman's (Michigan) via fedex. yes, it is totally worth it.

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    1. re: heathermb

      My last time at Zingerman's was such a disappointment. The reuben seemed like it was served on toast rather than truly grilled!

      I had a La Grassa reuben variation recently that was great: pastrami with chipotle honey mustard, swiss cheese and cole slaw grilled on an Italian sesame roll.

      1. re: Blumie

        Granted I haven't been AT Zingerman's in a long time, but whenever I get the kit to make it at home it is perfect! I use my sandwich press and the end result is an ooey-gooey cheesy corned-beefy masterpiece.

        1. re: heathermb

          Sounds a lot better than what they served me. The ingredients were, of course, first rate. I'll have to try again on a non-football visit.

    2. The cuban reuben at Highland Kitchen is great. Not a traditional reuben, with the addition of some ham and (I think) slaw instead of kraut. Also, recently had a pretty good reuben at Union when I had to go there for brunch. Huge heap of skinny salty fries there too, and caper mayo on the side. I need to talk to Heathermb about sharing a Zingerman's box sometime. :-)

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      1. re: yumyum

        Name the date!!

        Forgot about the CR at HK. That was good, but not GREAT. I'd order it again when craving a sandwich but probably not when craving a REUBEN.

        I used to like the version at Union but last few experiences were disappointing.

        1. re: heathermb

          I don't care for Union in general but was hung-over and looking for food in the South End a recent Saturday lunchtime and the greasy meal and a little hair of the dog made it all much better. So, yeah, my recollection of the reuben might be a little rosy.

          1. re: yumyum

            Heather & Yumz, I'm going to be in Ann Arbor this weekend (nyeah nyeah) so I'll be sure to glutton out (small portions of course) in your honors. Oh yeah, my parents' house is 1.5 miles from Zingerman's. :)

            As for Boston, I will second Michaels deli.

        1. Michael's deli on Harvard Steet in Coolidge corner. We brought one home for a chow loving friend last Sunday and he said it was the best he has had in Boston and asked for directions to get his next one.

          1. I'm a fan of Sam LaGrassa's for their Reuben.