Sat by the fire. Grilled cheese is to die for! Great selection of sandwiches and other featuring Rubiner's amazing cheeses. Reasonable pricing.
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We'd done our homework online and thought Rubi's cafe would be the ideal spot for a light lunch. We ordered two meat / cheese platters and a bottle of white wine (the wine, by the way, was excellent) between four adults...this light lunch cost $95. When the waiter brought over four one third of the way filled glasses we asked if he could bring the bottle to the table. We were informed (for the first time) that Rubi's only sells wine by the glass. What was left (we saw the bottle show up on what appeared to be the owner and/or manager's table next to ours) could have easily been split among the four members of our party and the glasses would still been filled to less than half their capacity. We were told bread would be forthcoming. But we had to ask for napkins, plates and silverware...we never did get forks. The owner and/or manager mumbled under his breath "We've done this before!" As I mentioned, he sat with a woman at the table next to ours...and complained about us. Hey, every eatery has an off day but rudeness is never called for or appreciated. Very disappointed...
Everything about our lunch experience here was horrible. The employee who took our order was beyond indifferent. It took more than 35 minutes to make and serve one tuna melt sandwich. The tables were dirty and paint was peeling off the walls.
grilled cheese to die for. Loved the smells, the atmosphere and the coffee. Def worth the walk down the alley. They have wine too!
We have been eating lunch at Rubi's since 2013 when ever we are in Great Barrington because we love the ambience, coffee and the grilled cheese on Pullman bread. Our recent lunch was a huge disappointment. We had grilled bread sandwiches with barely enough cheese to hold them together. No gooey melted delicious cheese. Somebody rearranged the dining room too so now the beautiful fireplace is blocked by a table for large groups and all the small tables have one person facing the wall. So much for ambience.