National Museum of American History - Main Street Cafes

Reuben Menu Description

Corned Beef Reuben ($7.25): none

Included Side Items: Pickle spear

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: 1 minutes

Dimensions: 656 cm³ (15 cm x 12.5 cm x 3.5 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 90 cm³/dollar


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B- (3.2/5)
  • Atmosphere: B- (3.2/5)
  • Service: B+ (4/5)
  • Taste: B (3.5/5)
  • Value: C (2.5/5)
  • Presentation: C+ (3/5)

The Reuben was already made as we worked our way through the cafeteria line, so it's hard to tell how long it was sitting there. The bread seemed to be a little stale but was good and chewy. I thought the rye bread had a little too much caraway taste. There was a lot of meat on the sandwich with a nice strong flavor. The Swiss cheese tasted good. The cafeteria setup here is very efficient.


Review Date:

Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: C+ (3/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: C+ (3/5)
  • Value: D (1.5/5)
  • Presentation: C (2.5/5)

The bread was too crunchy, but I liked the rye flavor. It had a lot of meat, but not enough sauerkraut. The ingredients were not spread evenly and kept falling out.