Mister Gregory’s (#280, 11/8/13) – 50
Another downtown lunch spot is Mister Gregory’s on Rampart, across from Louis Armstrong Park. It’s a airy, open little joint with a coffee shop-type feel to it – in fact, I think their focus is different coffees and such.
This was another lunch drop-in for me and I opted for yet another Reuben. The bread was perfectly-toasted and my first bite was outstanding. Unfortunately, as I had more bites, I found that half the corned beef was corned fat. I know some people may like a good amount of fat on a sandwich like this, but I must have had the last of the batch or something. There were bites that I couldn’t even chew. The sandwich came with a little side of tasty pickles and olives and I also tried a squash salad which was decent. I don’t think I’ve ever had a squash salad. I wanted to like everything, but that fatty meat did me in; I’m going to have to drop it to a 15 out of 50 in food. One other annoying flaw – they charged 50 cents for a glass of tap water. I guess it’s only a matter of time before more people do that. They want to get their $2.50 for iced tea, so no more free water.
I really liked the atmosphere, just a fun little open casual lunch spot across from the park. They had good old music playing (Sinatra style tunes) and in general, it had a good vibe. I’ll give it a 22 out of 30 for atmosphere.
The service was friendly, though not the fastest thing out there. It was a little tight to make it from the CBD to here and back in an hour. Not too bad, just be prepared as nothing is pre-made. I’ll give it a 13 out of 20 on service.
Final score = 50.