National Museum of American History - Main Street Cafes

14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC


Overall:C+(3.0/5.0 stars)
Value:C-(2.2/5.0 stars)
Atmosphere:B(3.5/5.0 stars)
Service:A-(4.2/5.0 stars)
Taste:B-(3.2/5.0 stars)
Presentation:C+(3.0/5.0 stars)
National Museum of American History

Reuben Details

Sandwich Name: Corned Beef Reuben ($7.25)

Menu Description: none

Included Side Items: Pickle spear

Presentation: The sandwich was on darkly toasted rye bread, cut diagonally and on wax paper in a paper basket, next to a bag of potato chips. There was a slice of Swiss cheese directly on the bottom slice of bread, followed by the corned beef. On top of the beef came the sauerkraut, thousand island dressing. A second slice of Swiss cheese was added just below the top slice of bread.

Dimensions: 656.25 cm3 (15 cm x 12.5 cm x 3.5 cm)

Bulk-to-Cost Ratio: 91 cm3/dollar

Review -

Review Date: Jul 17, 2003

Overall:B-(3.2/5.0 stars)
Value:C(2.5/5.0 stars)
Atmosphere:B-(3.2/5.0 stars)
Service:B+(4.0/5.0 stars)
Taste:B(3.5/5.0 stars)
Presentation:C+(3.0/5.0 stars)

The Reuben was already made as we worked our way through the cafeteria line, so it's hard to tell how long it was sitting there. The bread seemed to be a little stale but was good and chewy. I thought the rye bread had a little too much caraway taste. There was a lot of meat on the sandwich with a nice strong flavor. The Swiss cheese tasted good. The cafeteria setup here is very efficient.

Review -

Review Date: Jul 17, 2003

Overall:C+(3.0/5.0 stars)
Value:D(1.5/5.0 stars)
Atmosphere:B(3.5/5.0 stars)
Service:A(4.5/5.0 stars)
Taste:C+(3.0/5.0 stars)
Presentation:C(2.5/5.0 stars)

The bread was too crunchy, but I liked the rye flavor. It had a lot of meat, but not enough sauerkraut. The ingredients were not spread evenly and kept falling out.