The Mocha House

Reuben Menu Description

Reuben ($7.99): Grilled meat with melted Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut & Thousand Island Dressing on Grilled Rye Bread

Included Side Items: French Fries & Pickle Spear

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The sandwich was served on a large plate. It was assembled on long, narrow, thinly sliced rye with Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on the bottom slice of bread, followed by strips of sliced corned beef, and then topped with sauerkraut and more Swiss cheese under the top piece of rye. The long sandwich was cut diagonally through the middle and served as two long barges corralling the French fries. A pickle spear was placed on the outside of the sandwich.

Reuben at The Mocha House, Boardman, OH

Dimensions: 720 cm³ (30 cm x 8 cm x 3 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 90 cm³/dollar


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Ratings:

  • Overall: A- (4.2/5)
  • Value: A+ (5/5)
  • Atmosphere: A (4.5/5)
  • Service: A (4.5/5)
  • Taste: B+ (4/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

Liked:
Unusual long sliced bread

Disliked:
Bread was too crunchy

This gem of a cafe and eatery is disguised in a nondescript strip mall set back from the road. Inside it appears like any other nice coffee shop, with an upscale look at the counter and plenty of desserts to feast your eyes on.

What is surprising though is the sheer volume of dining selections listed on the menu boards displayed along the length of the restaurant, above the counter. You wouldn't know from looking at the counter and behind it, but the number of dishes they serve is quite surprising.

The Mocha House, Boardman, OH

We ordered the Reubens with seasoned fries on the side. For $7.99, the sandwiches were quite economical. I ordered a root beer float, which was very tasty after a long day in the car. Katherine ordered the Caramel Bliss, a white mocha with espresso and caramel.

This is the type of place where you order at the counter and then they bring out your food to you. We picked a table in the smallish dining room which was dimly lit and seemed nicely decorated.

The sandwiches came in a timely fashion, and the first thing that struck us was that the sandwich had extraordinary dimensions. The bread was extremely long and narrow, and the sandwich somewhat thin. I've never seen this configuration of bread for a Reuben before. It would definitely be a top contender for sandwich surface area, but definitely not volume.

The most notable part of the sandwich was the bread. It seemed to have been toasted and then grilled. It was quite crunchy and chewy with a good rye flavor. However, the bread seemed a little over-crunchy and detracted from the rest of the sandwich, overpowering the other flavors somewhat.

The corned beef layer of the sandwich was not thick overall. It was sliced in long, narrow slices, just like the bread. It certainly didn't extend past the confines of the sandwich. Since the sandwich was so thin, the thinness of the beef layer actually worked well with that. The beef seemed to have been grilled separately, and was decent quality.

The Swiss, sauerkraut and dressing were average and seemed in the right proportions. I would definitely get this sandwich again if I were to return.

We had the seasoned fries with our sandwiches, which were very tasty. The pickle spear topped off the experience nicely.