Good places walking distance from the US Open?
Doesn't look like this topic's been done recently... my apologies if it's old hat.
I'm spending all day every day Labor Day weekend at the Open (entertaining Mom) and I can't face the prospect of both lunch and dinner on site. Can anyone recommend restaurants within walking distance of the tennis? I'd like something relatively quick, so we don't miss too much, and we're open to a variety of cuisines. I'd also love to know a good sandwich shop nearby to stop at on the way in.
Thanks very much in advance for any help you can offer.
The tennis center is out in the middle of a park (Flushing Meadows), to the south of the Mets ballpark (Shea Stadium) so it's not exactly a wasteland, but it's not very near any businesses. You'll have to walk a bit to get to anywhere from there, or take the subway. The closest places to eat are in Corona to the west, including many fine hispanic establishmnets along Roosevelt Ave. and the Italian area to the south a block or so into the neighborhood (near 108th St. & Corona Ave.). You should look at maps and search the board.
Just past this area is one of the best sandwich places in the city of New York, Leo's Latticini aka Momma's. There are several threads about this place, which is at 46-02 104th St @ 46th Ave. Recent thread:
The 7 train is the subway that goes to the tennis center, running along Roosevelt Ave. for most of its length. Here is a current thread about it, including Eric Eto's fine list of places to eat along the line:
As the above poster suggets, some of the best food in Queens can be had one stop past the tennis center in Flushing, which has the New York area's largest Chinese community.
My impression is that that neighborhood is pretty much of a wasteland. You COULD walk to Flushing, but it is a very unpleasant walk (I know, I've done it - once was more than enough!). I'd recommend that you take the 7 train one stop to Flushing. There is just loads of good food to choose from there.