Water Gap Diner

Reuben Menu Description

Reuben ($7.75): Grilled corned beef or pastrami with sauerkraut on grilled rye. Topped with melted Swiss.

Included Side Items: Fries

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The Reuben was basically two slices of ungrilled bread laid on a plate, topped with a layer of corned beef, sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on top. Served with a knife and a cup of dressing on the side.

Delivery Time: 12 minutes

Dimensions: 600 cm³ (12 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 77 cm³/dollar


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Reviewer:

Ratings:

  • Overall: B (3.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: C (2.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B- (3.2/5)
  • Value: B+ (4/5)
  • Presentation: C (2.5/5)

The presentation of the "sandwich" was telling--it was delivered with a knife. I tried to assemble it into a sandwich, but it seemed futile. The bread was really soft--it seemed like wheat bread and not rye: it was very mild. I had to eat the sandwich with a fork and knife. There were loads of kraut on this concoction and the beef was pretty tasty. The Swiss taste got lost in the mounds of kraut. It is served with a big plate of fries. While the taste wasn't off-putting, it was sloppy and didn't taste much like a classic Reuben. I probably wouldn't stop here for their Reuben, but if I were already here I might eat another.


Review Date:

Reviewer:

Ratings:

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

There was plenty of cheese, but too sloppy to be picked up. Rye bread?? It tasted like wheat but I wouldn't swear to it. It had the mother lode of kraut. Real corned beef, but sort of tough. The dressing was rather mayonnaisey and suspiciously orange. They have average frozen-type onion rings and good coffee. The dining room is like a museum of bad art-worthy paintings: the one with the balloons is a must-see. Overall, it's what I expect from a run-down diner.