Date of Review 2007-10-23, 11:35 a.m.
Sandwich name Grilled Rueben [sic]
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $10.00
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 14 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x11.5x4.5 cm (673 cm3
Included side items Fries and half of a pickle sliced length-wise
Bulk to cost ratio 67 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Eagle's Nest X X X X  

Description (taken from the menu):
Grilled Rueben [sic]: Slices of corned beef with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. Served on rye bread.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on grilled, marbled rye bread, cut diagonally and served on a white plate, next to french fries and half of a pickle. The sandwich was constructed with sauerkraut against the bottom slice of rye, followed by the corned beef and topped with Swiss cheese.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Andy Arenson B+ B A A+ A A
Mitch Cooper B+ A- A A+ A A+
Carl Klutzke B A- A A+ A A+
Carl Rothenbacher B B A A A A-
Chris Rowland A- B- A A+ A A
Aimee Zahora A A A A A A
Summary B+ B+ A A+ A A

Reuben Ruminations:

: Tastes great, but thousand island is required for an "A" Reuben, and it was absent. ()

: Didn't have any sauce on the sandwich. The cost was a little higher than what I thought it should be but worth it for the environment. Presented very nicely. Service was great. Overall experience was fantastic, probably more actually for the dining atmosphere. I would recommend this place. ()

: It's really a shame that this place only temporarily served lunch over the last several months while remodeling downstairs in the Hyatt, because there's no place in Indiana that can serve a Reuben with a view like this. (The staff wasn't sure if the new One South restaurant downstairs would even have Reubens on the menu!) We started our lunch by riding the glass-fronted elevator up the 21-story open atrium to the top of the building. Then we were seated at a table on a circular floor that rotates counter-clockwise around the top of the building about once an hour, presenting a panoramic view of all of Indianapolis. The decor has a lovely astronomical motif, with sun and moon ornaments, and a night sky painted on the ceiling: I'm sure it's much more fitting with the restaurant's usual evening service. Easy listening music played on overhead speakers, loud enough to hear but not so loud as to interfere with conversation. There was a strange draft that chilled me just a little, but not too badly. Service was very polite and friendly without being intrusive, though I was surprised that we paid at the register rather than paying our server. The sandwich was on a marbled rye. It was lightly toasted, and needed immediate flipping to keep the juices from sogging through the bottom slice. The meat was good in quality and quantity, and the kraut had a good flavor: strong but not overpowering. There didn't appear to be any dressing on the sandwich, but I don't think that was typical; on a return trip this week the dressing was included. The cheese went rather unnoticed, as it often does. The fries were somewhat seasoned, and crisp and tasty. I didn't quite feel full when the sandwich and fries were gone, but I could have fixed that if I'd eaten the enormous half-pickle that came with them (it was a pretty good pickle, but my pickle tolerance is low). I drank water to keep my costs down, and don't feel that I overpaid for the combination of the meal and the view. Overall I'd recommend the experience, but alas, it is no more. ()

: My Reuben was dry, forcing me to steal ketchup from my fries to augment the lack of dressing. Great place to eat, though! ()

: The beef on this Reuben was excellent! The sauerkraut had a strong flavor, and was great. The bread was marbled and well-grilled, and the sandwich was great, overall. A side of Thousand Island dressing would have made it perfect. The fries had delicious seasoning on them, and the half-pickle was almost big enough to use for contruction of a dugout canoe. The view from the dining room as the restaurant revolved provided a beautiful view of the Indianapolis downtown on a clear autumn day. ()

: The Reuben did not appear to have any Thousand Island dressing on it... still it was extremely good. There was a very balanced salty flavor. The fries were nicely salted and peppered as well. The view, well... need I say more? ()