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.