There’s more than tennis at the US Open. Sure, the hard courts are the centerpiece, but if you are a patron, you may want to check out the many dining options the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center provides to fans.
Levy’s who runs the food concessions, has five major restaurants and also a number of stands throughout Flushing Meadows.
The main two are Champions and Aces located in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Champions, which is a steakhouse, is run this year by Michael White of Costata in Soho. The redesigned menus includes Costata’s Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye Steak (40 ounce); Ahi Tuna Tartare: Served with avocado, lemon and espelette ; Al Fiori’s Tortelli: Ricotta ravioli, black truffle and parmesan fonduta ; and Whole Roasted Lobster: A 1.5-pound lobster, topped with tomato butter and roasted fennel.
Aces – next door from Champions – has chef Ed Brown join forces with sushi master Masaharu Morimoto. Brown created Aces in 1997 and this year his dishes include: Plateau Royale: The ultimate seafood platter includes jumbo shrimp, lobster, oysters and more; Skuna Bay Salmon: Served with green apple, red watercress, horseradish, cucumber and extra virgin olive oil; and Sushi and Sashimi Rolls: Fresh sushi and sashimi rolls, including shrimp, tuna, kampachi, salmon and more.
Also new on the club level at Ashe are two favorites from the food village, Hill Country Barbecue and Maya, which will feature a Chopped Brisket Sandwich: Hill Country’s finely chopped brisket tossed in homemade sauce and Famous Steak Tacos: Maya’s juicy grilled steak topped with cilantro and salsa roja.
And there’s more. Fresh seafood and local fare highlight the new dishes available throughout the Tennis Center this year: Maya’s Seared Baja Fish Tacos: Beer-battered cod topped with spicy sauce; Pat LaFrieda’s All-Beef Hot Dog: Premium blend hot dog from the “New York Meat King” featured in Food Village and Asian Noodle Salad: Light salad of shrimp, cucumber, carrots and red pepper topped with cilantro and sesame dressing featured in South Plaza Cafe.
Morris Grilled Cheese Food Truck will be back again by Court 17 with its Delicate Grilled Cheese: Featuring truffle cheese, truffle butter and caramelized shallots.
Heineken House and the Red Star Cafe will also return.
Heineken House features traditional Open fare in a comfortable and casual dining experience. Remember to get your picture taken,
Red Star Cafe is more of the outdoor sports bar with a number of televisions, not only showing the matches.
That’s just a taste of what is available. With so much food, you wonder if you can catch a match in-between meals.