A widely recognized restaurant and deli in Brookline will close its doors for good today after its service. Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant and Delicatessen announced its final day on Facebook, thanking customers for their loyalty over the course of the current owners’ 20-year tenure at 500 Harvard St., Universal Hub reported. The restaurant dates back much farther than two decades, though — its doors originally opened in 1927.
With a "heavy heart," owners Erica and Allen Gellerman will close Rubin’s at 3 p.m. today. "It was a pure pleasure talking with people from all parts of the world and always learning from them," read their note to customers regarding the closure. "We appreciated all the friends we made over the past 20 years. We wish everyone nothing but good things, health and happiness to all our loyal staff and the community."
For decades, Rubin’s has been recognized as a reliable source for kosher cuisine, including brisket (and brisket sandwiches), kugel, roast beef, blintzes, and much more.