For almost 40 years, Reuben’s Deli has been a staple and favourite of both locals and tourists alike in downtown Montreal. Boasting a large menu, they do everything well! Whether you’re starting with appetizers, enjoying their famous smoked meat sandwich, or their classic cheesecake, you’ll be back for more!
Onion rings are often flimsy but at Reuben’s they’re thickly cut and the batter is extra crispy. When biting into these onion rings, the onion doesn’t come apart from the batter. So that means you’re not only left with the batter in your hands, and the onion hanging out of your mouth! The batter isn’t too thick, nor greasy. Their steak cut onion rings is served with their Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce for some kick.
Admit it, you love fried pickles as much as the Divas do, so we couldn’t pass up a basket full of crispy goodness! If you’ve never had fried pickles, Reuben’s is the place to try them. A heaping basket of golden deep fried pickle was served with two different dipping sauces, a BBQ mayonnaise and a spicy ketchup. The breading is made using panko breadcrumbs which makes them lighter and crispier. And these fried pickles still have that delicious vinegary tang.
Reuben’s is also kid friendly and they have a menu just for kids. Since Mini Diva was with us, she perused the menu like a pro and settled on their pizza. The crust was crispy, the sauce wasn’t too tangy and the cheesy was perfectly melted and kid-approved! Well … Mini-Diva approved ;_
A classic sandwich like the French Dip is made more delicious by the mouthwatering au jus served with it. A sourdough baguette is filled with thinly sliced roast beef, still slightly pink and perfectly seasoned. Topped with melted swiss cheese, we loved every bite of this sandwich after dipping it in the au jus sauce. The sandwich is served with fries, coleslaw and a pickle spear, the perfect deli trifecta.
Reuben’s knows how to cook their burgers, which are a combination of ground chuck, short rib and brisket. They also cook them to medium well, unless otherwise asked. Served on a poppy seed and sesame bun, the burger is piled high with gooey, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, with fried onion strings for some texture. The BBQ sauce was a little tangy and smoky. Our only complaint was that midway the bottom bun fell apart.
The Louisville steak sandwich was filled with flavourful, medium cooked steak, with plenty of sweet caramelized onions to compliment the bourbon whiskey mayo. Sautéed bell peppers added some colour and little bit of sweetness, and the cheese over the grilled steak was perfection. This was also served with Reuben’s fries, coleslaw, and a pickle spear.
The carrot cake is a must at Reuben’s. And though we can easily finish a slice on our own, it’s a big enough slice to share! With six layers of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting between each layer, every bite is perfect and not too sweet. There’s also a good amount of walnuts in the cake and to finish it, the slice of carrot cake is drizzled with caramel sauce.
Reuven’s is a Montreal classic! The food is great, the service is always friendly, and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. They serve classic deli fare and some upscale dishes too, all of which will leave you craving more.
Our Rating: Splendid
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