Once You're There at the Tournament
US Open Restaurants
Flushing, New York is one of the oldest and most historical towns in the nation. Originally founded in 1645 by Dutch colonists, Flushing was also one of the first places in America where freedom of religion was upheld and practiced by Quakers. Today, the town has grown as a suburb of New York City and is a very diverse neighborhood, setting a serene location for the US Open.
Getting to the US Open
The best way to get around New York City is by subway, and the Shea Stadium/ Willets Point station is just a 5-minute walk from the Billie Jean Tennis Center. Other transportation options may include shuttles from your particular hotel, taxi, or bus. Travelling by car is possible, though traffic and parking costs usually make it a bit of a nuisance.
Places to Eat
New York City boasts some of the best food and finest restaurants in the entire world. However, there are a lot of great options right in Flushing, and at the US Open itself. Here are some places to consider:
Aces – A wonderful restaurant with fine seafood, wine, and a sushi bar. One of the favorite places for fine dining, this place is located within the Billie Jean Tennis Center. Reservations are highly recommended during the US Open.
Champions Bar & Grill – A high-class clubhouse atmosphere surrounds wonderful dishes of steak, seafood, and wine, making for another fine dining option within the US Open tennis grounds. Reservations are recommended here as well.
Mojito Restaurant & Bar – With Cuban styled food, this location is a delightful house of authentic Latino cuisine. Be sure to sip on one of their tasty mojitos while enjoying all the delights at the US Open.
Patio Café – Featuring light snack options like salads and sandwiches, this location provides a serene setting in an outdoor patio.
Heineken Red Star Café – With an upstairs location that provides a great view of the grounds, this location is a beer-drinkers haven with a great supply of German cuisine to fill up your stomach!
US Open Food Village – With delightful options from around the world, the food village caters to the fan masses at the US Open. With options ranging from Mexican, to Indian, to American, and everything in between, the food village offers reasonably priced meals for every visitor’s tastes.
Outside the tennis grounds, Flushing is also home to several other nice restaurants just minutes away from all the action. Here are some local favorites:
Mapo BBQ – With a wide range of Korean options, this fun place is sure to give you your fill of Asia BBQ. Once you try a kalbi, you’ll be coming back for seconds all week!
Pio Pio – A Peruvian style of eatery, this restaurant will bring you to the South American culture of food, specializing in their dish of Pollos a la Brasas, a traditional favorite.
Joe’s Shanghai – One of New York’s favorite places to eat, Joe’s specializes in soup dumplings of crab or pork meat. Something that must be tried to be fully appreciated, this restaurant is a must for US Open visitors and has been consistently ranked among the top restaurants in the entire city.
Curry Leaves Malaysian – providing a cheap and delicious option of authentic foreign cuisine, this restaurant will leave your taste buds tingling with Malaysian delight!
Where to drink
The US Open contains a great supply of bars to quench all of your thirsts. Here are some of the fan favorites:
Grey Goose Bar – Inside the food village, this location features the US Open signature cocktail, the Grey Goose Honey Deuce, a must-try for fans!
Baseline Cocktails – Right in front of the Arthur Ashe stadium, this location features all the favorite cocktails and provides a fun atmosphere right by the action!
Moet & Chandon Terrace – A full-service bar that features Moet & Chandon Champagne, this is one of the finest bars to take a drink at the US Open with a luxurious outdoor lounge.