The Nook. The picture looks a little weird because it was dark and I used the flash. As we've come to expect from The Nook, the sandwich had a massive amount of meat and was a good deal at $8.40 for a platter with fries and a pickle. The service was great and the sandwich came steaming hot with the bread almost deep fried (good!) There was lots of corned beef but somehow it was a little hard (although easy enough to bite through) and not a lot of flavour. It was hard to taste the other ingredients - sauerkraut, cheese and “special dressing” - there was a tang to the sandwich though.
Danny's All-Day Breakfast. The Reuben was super inexpensive and tasty, but the small amount of meat made it a fairly middle of the road sandwich. The sauerkraut and mozzarella cheese were quite nice though, and the sandwich had a fairly balanced flavour. The Reuben sauce didn't really add anything. It was a great value at $6.65 including a pile of hash browns and was prepared very quickly.
Alexis Grill (closed). The Reuben was good and very inexpensive at $5.25. The corned beef was very tasty, but in a ball in the middle of the sandwich and a smidge chewy. The Thousand Island dressing was a little heavy and some of the Reuben Rabble liked the tangy sauerkraut and some didn’t. It was grilled nicely and a decent sized sandwich.
Seine River Café. The sandwich itself was tasty - until you hit the processed cheese! It’s amazing how much that flavour comes through even with all the other ingredients. We could see right away there was going to be an issue with soggy bottoms but quickly devised a solution to lay the Reuben across french-fry “spacers” to allow good air circulation around the grilled sandwich.
Oakwood Café. It was a good sandwich and came as a platter. The platter options were plentiful - fries, potato salad, choice of soup(s) or chili, and for $2 more you could get a salad, fruit or Poutine. The sandwich underwhelmed a bit, it wasn't big and little light on the corned beef. There was lots of 1,000 Island, a nice thick slice of tasty Mozzarella, and perhaps too much sauerkraut. I could hardly taste the corned beef on mine, although what was there was quite tender. It came with a pickle spear on the side. The service was fast and friendly.
Oscar's Deli. The Reuben was pleasant enough, but the ungrilled pumpernickel made it a run-of-the-mill sandwich. The sauce was beet-horseradish which I thought was quite tasty. The corned beef was tender, but in a ball in the middle of the sandwich. The sauerkraut and cheese had nice flavour if you got them on their own.