My husband and I visited City Island for the first time last weekend (CI is a tiny island off the Bronx in the Long Island Sound.) I was pretty excited about having the seafood for which it is famous and we were planning on having dinner at the Black Whale. When we arrived (around 11am), we decided to have brunch at the City Island Diner where I ate the most delicious Reuben ever!! What made it so great is that the corned beef was fresh, not deli slices. Everything else about it was normal, but the thick fresh slices of corned beef is what made it! I would have thought it was the day after St. Pat's day, not Thanksgiving!
If any of you are Reuben fans and don't mind traveling, it is definitely worth it!