Date of Review 2004-06-01, 11:23 a.m.
Sandwich name Reuben Sandwich
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $6.95
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 25 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x11x4 cm (572 cm3
Included side items Choice of cole slaw, potato chips, cottage cheese, potato salad or pasta salad.
Bulk to cost ratio 82 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Cozy Lounge and Restaurant X X X X  

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben Sandwich: Thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese on Rye.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was cut somewhat diagonally and served on a china plate next to the selected side item. The sandwich was lightly grilled and both slices of bread were lined with Swiss cheese. Inside the Swiss cheese was corned beef, with sauerkraut embedded within its layers. There may or may not have been thousand island dressing mixed with the sauerkraut.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Chris Rowland B B+ B+ A- A- B
Katherine Rowland C C+ C- B- B C
Summary C+ B B- B+ B+ B-

Reuben Ruminations:

: The north half of The Cozy is a bar, and then there is a half wall separating it from the restaurant dining area. The restaurant was decorated with nice framed art and had a feeling of elegance. The sandwich was lightly toasted, and the bread was at the same time both grilled and soft. The bread was delicious. The corned beef itself was cut into thick slices that were a little tough to chew apart. All of the sauerkraut ended up on only one of my sandwich halves. The cheese was nicely melted and was very intense. The sandwich had a nice flavor overall, but I didn't detect any of the advertised thousand island dressing. The sandwich also didn't come with a pickle spear, which would have been a nice touch. I thought that overall the price was pretty reasonable for the downtown Indianapolis location and atmosphere. ()

: This meal was heavy. My Reuben was greasy, and though there appeared to be cheese on both top and bottom, the bread on the bottom was soggy. I don't know whether this was partially because the sandwich sat for a good five minutes on the serving tray before it was delivered to me. Also, my Reuben seemed very salty, with not much sauerkraut taste. The meat was of decent quality, though. Though Thousand Island was advertised in the menu, there wasn't a drop of dressing on the sandwich. The waitress never seemed to be around, so I didn't get to ask for more dressing. The waitress would get a C- for service, but the guys who were refilling drinks brought the average to a B. The presentation was...pretty much like I'd serve it at home. Plate, sandwich, bowl of cole slaw. No artsy stuff here. I expected more. And speaking of cole slaw, it, too, was heavy. The taste at first bite was good, but then the tongue realized exactly how mayonnaise-y the dressing was and it was slow going after that. That was a shame, because it would have been a dynamite cole slaw had it had half the mayo in the dressing. Overall, I doubt that I would head to to Cozy again anytime soon. ()