There's no reason to settle on a mediocre hot dog or $8 Bud Light at Yankee Stadium. Skip the dogs and get eggplant and mozzarella sandwiches from Rich Torrisi and Mario what to eat at Citi Field.at , fried pickles from Brother Jimmy's BBQ, or juicy steak sandwiches from Lobel's. Today, in honor of Opening Day, here's a guide to what to eat at Yankee Stadium and where to find it. Met's fans will also want to check out Eater's guide to
Yankee Stadium's Three Standouts
Want more than an average hot dog or bag of popcorn? These are the best Yankee Stadium has to offer:
Parm: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi return to Yankee Stadium with a Parm stand, serving staples from their Nolita sandwich shop and restaurant, including the famous chicken parm and the Italian hero. Located in the Great Hall between Gates 4 and 6.
Lobel's of New York: Lobel's, the New York butcher shop institution, serves hand-carved steak sandwiches to order. They're not cheap at $15, but its loyal fans find it well worth the price. Find the jus-soaked sandwiches in Sections 134 and 322.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ: The bro-tastic barbecue chain has locations throughout Yankee Stadium offering Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken sandwiches, beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork. Find it in Sections 133, 201, 214, and 320A.
Stadium Dining By Location
Here are some of the best dining bets in any given area of the stadium:
Gates 4 & 6
The best bet here is Parm, where the sandwiches are just like the ones at the original, but this is also where visitors will find some of Yankee Stadium's ritzier dining options. Only Legends Suite ticket holders can get into Legends Suite Lounge, which is billed as "Yankee Stadium's premier dining experience," but anyone else with money to burn can head to NYY Steak for a comparable experience. The steakhouse, located right above Hard Rock Cafe at Gate 6, serves dry aged beef and seafood and is one of the priciest dining options within the park.
For the meat lovers in the crowd, there are outposts of both Brother Jimmy's BBQ ( in Section 133) and Lobel's of New York (Section 134), plus Carl's Steaks, the well-known Philly cheesesteak chain in Section 107, and NYY Steak Express, which serves strip steak sandwiches in Section 109. Johnny Rockets, the faux-retro chain also serves burgers, hot dogs, shakes and fries in Section 132.
For a snack that doesn't involve beef, the best bet is Garlic Fries (Section 108), which offers delicious, delicious French fries in a variety of permutations, including cheese fries and garlic fries, plus chicken fingers. Nacho lovers can go to Wholly Guacamole (Section 104) for build-your-own nachos, and those looking for something completely different can find noodle bowls and assorted sushi platters at the Noodle Bowl and Sushi Stand (Section 127A and B).
Between the 100 and 200 section there's also Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar, which features tropical-themed cocktails and lounge seating.
Here you'll find a second, smaller outpost of NYY Steak, the pricey Yankee-owned steakhouse. But for food you can take to your seats, find two more outposts of Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Sections 201 and 214, plus more cheesesteaks from Carl's Steaks in Section 223. There's also a Garlic Fries in Section 205 for all your french fry needs, and a Wholly Guacamole in Section 233A to fulfill your desire to eat a giant pile of nachos out of a plastic helmet. Johnny Rockets brings its retro burger joint offerings to Section 212.
There are a couple of exclusive suites on this level (the Jim Beam Suite Lounge and the Delta SKY360° Suite), but better is the Malibu Rooftop Deck, which is open to everyone. It offers all-you-can-eat ballpark favorites and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, with a view of the Manhattan skyline. The menu includes a bacon and cheese-stuffed burger and coconut-rum-glazed ribs.
There's also a Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Section 320, a Carl's Steaks in Section 311, and a Johnny Rockets, Section 326. Get your french fries and your buckets of nachos at Garlic Fries (section 331) and Wholly Guacomole (Section 327).
Locations of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, Hebrew National, Premio sausages, Papa John's pizza, Fresh Lemonade, and Beers of the World can also be found throughout the park.