Ambassador Bible College

Reuben Menu Description

Reuben ($3.00):

Included Side Items: Bag of chips

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The Reuben was on grilled rye with a slice of Swiss cheese lining each slice of bread. Between the cheese was a generous layer of corned beef followed by a heaping helping of sauerkraut mixed with Thousand Island dressing. The sandwich was then cut in half, straight down the middle, and served on a Chinet plate.

Ambassador Bible College Reuben

Delivery Time: 3 minutes

Dimensions: 787 cm³ (15 cm x 10.5 cm x 5 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 262 cm³/dollar


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Ratings:

  • Overall: B+ (4/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: B (3.5/5)
  • Taste: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: C (2.5/5)

The Reuben tasted very good! The value was excellent!!


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B+ (4/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: C (2.5/5)
  • Service: B (3.5/5)
  • Taste: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

The Reuben tasted amazing and its structure was great. However the atmosphere lacks its proper love of Reubens.


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Ratings:

  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: A (4.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

It was good.


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: A+ (5/5)
  • Value: A+ (5/5)
  • Atmosphere: A+ (5/5)
  • Service: A+ (5/5)
  • Taste: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: B (3.5/5)

I always love Reubens. They aren't the same when Chris Rowland is not there, but he was present IN PERSON. FUN!


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: A+ (5/5)
  • Atmosphere: C (2.5/5)
  • Service: B+ (4/5)
  • Taste: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: B+ (4/5)

Ambassador Bible College serves lunch to its students each day of classes, as a part of their tuition. As a staff member, I can purchase the lunch for $3 per day, which is a value that is pretty much impossible to beat for a Reuben sandwich. The sandwich that was delivered would retail for at least $10 in a restaurant, so I had to give it an A+ for value.

The chef, Micah Gunn, piled a lot of corned beef onto my sandwich—a nice thick layer of sliced meat that was juicy and warm. Fortunately, to complement the massive amount of beef, there was a liberally applied layer of sauerkraut mixed with Thousand Island dressing to balance out the tastes of the sandwich. And by lining both slices of rye bread with a slice of Swiss cheese, it helped to give the needed stability to the sandwich, like bookends of Reubeny goodness.

The marbled rye bread was nicely grilled and it always warms the heart to see the corned beef and the sauerkraut extending past the edge of the bread, to tantalize you to dig into the sandwich. The Thousand Island dressing was sweet but it was balanced by the tang of the sauerkraut.

Overall, I would have to say that I really couldn't ask for anything more from the sandwich—other than maybe to have a second one. But self-control was the order of the day, and the one Reuben was perfectly satisfying.

Reuben sandwiches await students
Reuben sandwiches await students

Unfortunately for the general public, the Ambassador Bible College dining hall is not open to the public, and unfortunately for those of us who eat there, Reubens have only been available about 4 days over the course of an academic year. But by only bringing out this special menu item on an infrequent basis, it builds the anticipation and I’m sure that it also drives Micah to deliver only his best quality product.


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Ratings:

  • Overall: A- (4.2/5)
  • Value: B+ (4/5)
  • Atmosphere: C (2.5/5)
  • Service: A+ (5/5)
  • Taste: B+ (4/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

I had two Reuben sandwiches—this is a review for the first one I ate. The last few Reubens I've had here on other days had more sauce and cheese—the first Reuben didn't have as much. I’m leaning toward it not having enough sauce. It was nice that the Reuben was cut, so I didn’t have to cut it in half myself.


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Ratings:

  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: B (3.5/5)
  • Service: A+ (5/5)
  • Taste: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

I had two Reuben sandwiches—the second Reuben I ate was better and had better sauce proportions. The bread was slightly smaller, but I’ll take having more sauce over having more bread.


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Ratings:

  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: A (4.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: A (4.5/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

This was a very well-balanced sandwich. It was neither too dry nor too sloppy. The taste was everything desirable in a good Reuben.