Where to Eat in NYC During the US Open

August 26th marks the kick off of the 2019 US Open, which will be held in and around Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens through September 8. Catch the “sport and spectacle” of this big New York City event at one of these stylish restaurant havens for some cocktails, bites, and live coverage. These sport-friendly destinations will be alive with all the action of the Open. This year marks the largest prize purse in the history of tennis: it’s predicted to soar to a record $57 million! For more information on the US Open, visit 

Champions by Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

Manhattan's iconic Benjamin Steakhouse is unveiling a pop-up location at Arthur Ashe Stadium. From kick off day through the final day of the tournament, Champions by Benjamin Steakhouse will be serving classic New York City steakhouse fare, including favorites like Benjamin's dry-aged Porterhouse. Access is limited to Arthur Ashe Stadium holders of courtside tickets, suite tickets, or Champions Bar & Grill Restaurant passes. Reservations will be accepted for parties of 8 or less. Every member of the party must have a ticket or appropriate club level. Reservations will be confirmed 24 hours in advance. For reservations, call 718-393-1933,, or through here.

Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt welcomes tennis enthusiasts and style spectators to come watch the matches at its downtown locale. Rally the crowd and head on over to the Lower East Side to drink, dine, and watch. All matches will be aired with sound on seven TV screens located throughout the bar. 5 Ave. A, 646-490-6004,

Saxon + Parole 

Throughout August, Saxon + Parole is offering its Match Point cocktail, which is proudly being served in the stylin’ Grey Goose suite at the U.S. Open. Made from fine ingredients that hail from France, the cool elixir fuses Grey Goose Vodka with the enticing herbal and floral notes of Martini Ambrato, and the good ol' sweetness of Benedictine. The Match Point is finished off with fresh cucumber tonic and garnished with olives. 316 Bowery, 212-254-0350,

Lotte New York Palace

Photo Credit: Lotte New York Palace

Until the end of the US Open, The Lotte New York Palace's The Gold Room is serving up two specials inspired by famous players.  Kobe Beef Sushi is the first new menu item. Just like Serena Williams, who inspired this dish, the Kobe Beef Sushi is phenomenal! Inspired by Rafael Nadal is the Chorizo and Saffron Arancini, these bites will leave you wanting more! 455 Madison Ave., 212-888-7000,

The Wilson

Honey Deuce at The Wilson

The Wilson is an ideal venue for a US Open doubles date. Grab a front row seat on the patio to catch the action on the 80” screen or cozy up inside on a barstool with a perfect view of one of three flatscreens. Enjoy a snack while sipping on The Honey Deuce Bramble—a twist on The Honey deuce—the Official Cocktail of the US Open. This chill cocktail is crafted with Grey Goose Vodka, lemon, raspberry, and cantaloupe. 132 W. 27th St.,,

Woodpecker by David Burke

Woodpecker by David Burke

Woodpecker by David Burke is serving up its own innovative twist on the US Open’s Official Cocktail. Its version of The Honey Deuce is made with Grey Goose Vodka, lemon, raspberry and honeydew. Woodpecker by David Burke is a great venue for catching all the matches. Helmed by the talented chef, artist, entrepreneur, and innovator, David Burke, Woodpecker by David Burke specializes in wood-fired American fare. The menu includes a variety of savory wood-roasted meats, fish, vegetables, and pizzas. 30 W. 30th St.,,

Kimpton Hotel

IHG Vanilla

We all scream for ice cream! On August 20 and 21, IHG Hotels & Resort—a sponsor of the US Open—will unveil a complimentary ice cream pop-up experience at Kimpton Hotel Eventi. The cool IHG Ice Cream Cart will be located at the sleek hotel’s Big Screen Plaza from noon to 4pm both days. In partnership with New York ice cream parlor Morgenstern’s, the cart will boast four artisanal, exotic flavors. They include Lychee Raspberry Sorbet; Green Tea Pistachio; Bourbon Vanilla; and Tahini Caramel. Each corresponds to one of IHG’s luxury lifestyle hospitality brands—the InterContinental, Six Senses, Kimpton, and Regent. Guests will be granted complimentary ice cream after they start following IHG’s chill Instagram account. A special lounge welcomes guests to cool off and unwind among the greenery and ambiance of the scene. After posting fun photos with the #ExperienceIHG hashtag, guests can view their selfies and other posts on the big screen. That’s not all. On August 21, a Leon Bridges performance will be live streamed at 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) and catch the concert on the 30’ HD Digital Screen. On September 8, the Live Men’s Finals Viewing Party finale will offer games, food for purchase, and the excitement of the big match, which will air on the 30’ HD Digital Screen. All events will be held at Big Screen Plaza at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Hotel Eventi, 851 Sixth Ave.,

About the Author

Regina Molaro is a freelancer writer whose work spans from luxury to fashion, art, lifestyle, and beauty. Her work has appeared in Modern Luxury Hawai‘i, as well as Bespoke Magazine and In Season—the in-house magazines at the St. Regis and Mandarin Oriental New York.

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