Brix is in downtown Zionsville, an area that could accurately be described as "quaint", I think. Parking is pretty sparse: we parked on the other side of a small park area, across the street from the restaurant, but it was still not a long walk, and the park was nice (with a huge vibernum bush in bloom). I don't know what I expected when I entered the place, but this wasn't it. I think, because of the name, I expected a pub, but Brix is more of a cafe. Paintings hang on the walls, and little fabric decorations cover the track lights. A spiral staircase in the middle of the dining area adds visual interest: I kind of liked that, though I'm not sure why. No, you're not allowed to climb it. We were the only men in the establishment, besides the cook in the back. It was very loud, because there were no soft surfaces to absorb any sound (the floor is tile and the ceiling tiles appeared to be painted tin), and the tables were already crowded at 11:30. We had a long wait in line to place our orders. Then we had a long wait at our tables while our food was prepared, but at least the menu warned us that each order was hand crafted (or something like that, I forget the exact verbiage) and would take a while. The service was friendly enough, just very slow, which was really not good for us when we had a 40 minute round-trip already. The tables are wobbly, with cardboard tucked under them to ameliorate the problem, and the chairs are mismatched. Food was served with real china and metal flatware, and real glasses, but paper napkins rather than linen. I opted for the potato salad side, which--though otherwise fine--was served lukewarm rather than cold. The sandwich itself had been pressed strangely flat, but the bread was nice and crispy nonetheless, even without lining the slices with cheese. Some of us joked that it was made with giant melba toast, but the flavor was definitely rye. The cheese was strangely stretchy, more like mozarella than Swiss in consistency, though it did _taste_ like Swiss. The meat was good, but not exceptional, as was the dressing. My only real complaint is that there didn't seem to be any kraut whatsoever, the description in the restaurant menu to the contrary. I couldn't taste it, and I couldn't see it. It was sadly missed. Other than that, a decent sandwich, but not a reuben. Overall, Brix seemed like a decent enough place for a relaxed chat with the girls over a latte, but not a good place for a reuben lunch.