A New Larger Heineken Red Star Cafe Debuts At The Open With New Selections

“Chicken for Everyone” should be the motto for the Heineken Red Star Café, as this year, there are two poultry sandwiches on the menu, which Chef Daniel Madden prepared for the US Open Guests.

The café has moved this year from southwest of Arthur Ashe Stadium to the eastern patio of center court, overlooking the new Armstrong Stadium as it rises just a few short feet away.  

New on the menu this year is the Fried Chicken Sandwich which come with Applewood smoked bacon, crispy lettuce, house-made bread and butter pickles with a spicy buttermilk dressing on a potato roll. This is a great sandwich for those who want something hearty.

And then there’s the returning champion, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich with fresh buffalo mozzarella with garden basil on a ciabatta roll.

Both are great choices when it comes grabbing something before the matches start and both come with fries.

It’s not just chicken, though. There’s a lobster club, a skirt steak, a BLT, salmon platter and fish tacos.

Of course, you can get a regular old burger too.

To start things off for your table, the Homemade Guacamole has chunks of avocado with a mild salsa as well to go with your tortilla chips.

The hummus trio gives you three kinds of hummus to dip with pita chips.

Both are highly recommended.

There’s also a shrimp cocktail, a tomato salad, chicken wings and tuna poke on the appetizer menu.

For those who are into salads, there are six kinds you can order for various tastes. Some of the salads come with the options of adding chicken or shrimp.

This is the Red Star Café, so Heineken is obviously on the menu along with Heineken Light. Strongbow Cider and Amstel are also available. For two dollars more at $11.50 you can get it in a souvenir glass. There’s a full wine list and mixed drinks, including the signature Honey Deuce by Grey Goose.

With so many places at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to eat, sometimes it’s difficult to decide where. You can’t go wrong with the Heineken Red Star Café.

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