Monday, September 10, 2012

Gramercy Bistro

I've decided I need to eat more Reubens.  A Reuben is a sandwich consisting of corned beef, swiss cheese, thousand island dressing and sauerkraut on rye bread.  There is a place in Elsternwick I need to get to, but we read about a place galled Gramercy Bistro in the paper over the weekend and decided it warranted a try.

Upon walking in we can see that there is their own dry-ageing area where they hang their meat.  This is a good sign.  I order a Reuben and the old man orders a cheeseburger (I think he should have gone the hero sandwich, but whatever) and we share.  The Reuben looks like this:

Inclusion of a pickle was welcome.  Sandwich was pretty good, but then again, I freely admit I am an inexperienced Reuben eater - something I am remedying.  The top bread was more toasted than the bottom bread, perhaps because it was sitting under the heat lights for a bit.  Not quite the flavour explosion I was after, but everything went together well.  Also, they had ample Cholula hot sauce in the kitchen, not that I had any, but its a good sign.

They did upsell me some fries that I didn't really want - didn't seem necessary and they weren't super fantastic either.  Additionally, the Wagyu cheeseburger was a bit ordinary - wouldn't order that again.  Definitely worth a visit if you are after a good sandwich though.

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