Where the Reuben rules, the people will follow. Lombard Street's silver medalist earns Attman's overflow.. The Scene A fresh coat of grass-green paint on the outside is as close as Lenny's gets to redecorating. Inside, the park bench seating under a dropped ceiling with hanging plastic plants almost registers as conceptual. Then again, maybe not. Frankly, thoughtful design has never been this deli's forte; nor its draw. The regulars-and this place has got them-are working class folks who are hungry for a decent sandwich sans scenery.
The Food During preparation, the Reuben may have you wondering whether it's going to end up being two open-faced halves, so much pastrami and sauerkraut is loaded on each slice. But it's simply that Lenny's doesn't skimp on its specialty. Another favorite-hotdogs wrapped in fried bologna-isn't even on the wall menu. Dill pickles that crunch delightfully, creamy crabcakes, that don't. Admittedly, it's not Altman's but in a pinch, Corned Beef Row's late 1991 addition will do.