US Open Tennis Championship: Where to Eat

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Starting on Monday 28th August, the 2017 US Open Tennis Tournament is just around the corner. If you are heading to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, this guide is for you. This week we have put together our favourite restaurants to indulge in the area, just steps away from the Tournament.


Photo courtesy of Five Leaves

Coated in wood from floor to ceiling, with wooden deck benches and a bar that resembles a ship’s prow, this casual yet lively eatery has got the bohemian nautical theme down to a T. Serving irresistible comfort food with a refined twist, such as Shepherd’s pie with a touch of cayenne and Jerusalem artichokes, and Roast Chicken with potato gratin and mushrooms cooked in red wine, demi-glace, port and cream. Five Leaves does not take reservations, but, when busy, accommodates guests at the bar for a healthy ‘Whiskey in a Jar’ cocktail and is undoubtedly worth the wait.

18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA


Photo courtesy of Glasserie © Jean-Laurent Gaudy

With a focus on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, this former glass factory brings back traditional, wholesome food like you only get at your grandmother’s house. Whole grains, spices, herbs and nuts dominate the vegetable-heavy menu, with fish and meat used mainly to complement, and delicious flatbreads and mezze dispersed across the tables to encourage sharing. The rustic décor and warmth of the service give the Glasserie a welcoming and relaxed character, and the easy-going menu filled with flavour makes this eatery truly unique.

95 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA


Photo courtesy of Sauvage

As a self-proclaimed neo-bistro, Sauvage blends traditions from the past and creative craftsmanship, with a flair from the future and wild innovation. The drinks list comprises dozens of spirits but focuses on natural wines, while the food menu – which is largely vegetarian – serves up concoctions such as Spanish octopus with calabrese pepper, olive and celery, or beet green ravioli with beetroot and horseradish. The marble bar, scattered wooden tables and chairs and endless plants dotted around give an effortless, old-fashioned charm to this French-accented American eatery, perfect for spending balmy summer evenings and just letting the time go by.

905 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA


Photo courtesy of Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday is a day that is never taken for granted in the New York scene, especially in Brooklyn where Todd Enany, Adam Landsman and Chef Jaime Young decided to celebrate it in the proper way, serving the best breakfast sandwiches, cocktails, dinner, wine and coffee, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Sunday in Brooklyn – despite the name – is open 7 days a week and mostly work on a first-come first-serve basis.

348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA


Photo courtesy of Scott Lynch/Gothamist

This delectable spot is newly opened by the husband and wife behind the Michelin-star restaurant Café China. With a modern take on Sichuan cuisine, the menu is hot and spicy and features the unique flavour of Sichuan pepper. Not only does Birds of a Feather serve up a mouth-watering menu, but it is available to pre-order online up to a week in advance, which means you will never have to ignore a craving for the inimitable Fried Eggplant Accordion or the burning hot Three Pepper Chicken again.

191 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA


Photo courtesy of Scott Heins/Gothamist

This charming French Canadian inspired bistro brings in all its produce locally from organic farms to ensure the utmost quality in its menu. In line with its honest approach to sourcing ingredients, this restaurant also employs honesty in its cooking, making everything on the menu entirely from scratch in the open style kitchen. From fried Coq au Vin and Pear Tarte Tatin to an entire Montreal-style Poutine menu – this bistro is bursting with creativity.

592 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

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