Corned Beef House
The Corned Beef House has been operating in the same location for over 30 years. The most popular sandwich here is, no surprise, their corned beef; although they do a brisk business in Montreal smoked meat, Reuben, smoked black forest ham and smoked turkey sandwiches. The restaurant also serves a coleslaw ($3.49), potato salad ($3.49), salads ($7.99), daily soup ($4.99) and homemade cheesecake ($5.99).
The Corned Beef House isn't revered by most deli enthusiasts in Toronto in part because they don't smoke their meat in house, instead opting to bring it in from Montreal. On a recent visit we found the meat in both the freshly carved corned beef and Reuben sandwiches to be warm and tender with just the right amount of fat to keep it moist. The meat was served on a choice of fresh dark rye, light rye or marble bread. The 7oz corned beef sandwich ($6.75) was spread with a thin (not too overpowering) layer of mustard.
The Reuben sandwich 7oz ($7.99), like all Reuben sandwiches, was made with corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut and topped with a homemade sauce that tasted creamy and slightly peppery. Yum.
The plate of baked fries ($2.99 with a sandwich) took 20 minutes to arrive but came tongue-burning hot.
Service was prompt, attentive and enthusiastic - employee Jermaine told us he still loves the sandwiches at The Corned Beef House after four years of working there.
Photos by Michelle See.