Best of Boston

2012 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen

Sadly, the deli is seriously endangered in this country. Thankfully here in Boston, or in Brookline anyway, at least one shining outpost exists, an homage to a time when eating a sandwich piled high with corned beef, pastrami, coleslaw, and Russian dressing didn’t make you think, Oh my God, my arteries just froze. That place is Rubin’s and that sandwich is called “The Gramercy Park.” It is a monster. Provided that you’ve got health insurance, please, go and order it.

500 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-731-8787,