Reuben’s Deli & Bar
Reuben’s Deli & Bar looks to bring a piece of American deli cuisine to Brisbane by showcasing old-world recipes, curing and smoking techniques, and various flavour profiles. The iconic deli-style sandwich is key to Reuben’s offering, served using top-quality ingredients prepped as authentically as possible. Reuben’s offering starts with an inventive array of breakfast bites, such as roasted potato hash ‘home fries’ tossed with house-cured and smoked pastrami, huevos rancheros with smoked pork and house-made nutty granola with Greek-yogurt parfait. The sandwich selection includes house-cured and smoked pastrami served on fresh rye with deli brown mustard, chopped chicken-liver pate mixed with grilled onions and boiled egg served chilled on rye toast, and the signature Reuben sandwich – boasting pastrami layered with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, which is grilled between slices of deli rye. Large plates round out the menu, offering the likes of lamb shank served on Thanksgiving mash, classic Louisiana-style jambalaya, fettucine and meatballs and cobb salads available to share. Soon the menu will expand to serve matzah-ball soup and clam chowder. As for the bar, Peggy and Manny have curated a selection of local craft beers that complements the fare, alongside a balanced and approachable wine list and more than a dozen cocktails.