Tennis fans flock to the Indian Wells every spring to watch legendary players at the BNP Paribas Open (March 6-19, 2017), but this year, an exciting new lineup of iconic restaurants makes the food alone worth the trip. From returning favorites like Nobu and Chop House to new additions like Spago and Cassell’s, the BNP Paribas Open is serving up major foodie favorites throughout the tournament.
Don’t miss out: here’s your insider guide on where to eat at the BNP Paribas Open 2017.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has hosted tasty pop-ups since the 2014 tournament, but this year brings an exciting new player to the BNP Paribas Open: Spago. The famed L.A.-based restaurant by renowned restauranteur and James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winner Wolfgang Puck combines world-class dining with unprecedented views of the action at Stadium 1, offering an experience not to be missed by tennis lovers and foodies alike. The pop-up will be Puck’s second concept to come to Greater Palm Springs—his unique take on comfort cuisine is served daily at WP Kitchen + Bar on El Paseo in Palm Desert.
Sushi lovers, grab your chopsticks: this fan favorite returns for its fourth year during the BNP Paribas Open 2017. The iconic Japanese restaurant from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings his legendary style of fresh sushi and seafood to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You won’t miss a second of the action during dinner, thanks to views overlooking Stadium 2. Don’t miss famed Nobu dishes like the black cod with miso or yellowtail with jalapeno.
Take steak night to the next level during the BNP Paribas Open with 28-day aged filets and all-natural USDA prime Angus beef at Chop House, a casual steakhouse from the Kaiser Restaurant Group. This local favorite is known for its signature bone-in chops, plus fresh seafood options like lobster and crab cakes. Enjoy surf and turf while you watch the serves on Stadium 2, thanks to glass walls that run the entire length of the court. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better seat in the house.
Desert Dining Oasis
Still hungry? You won’t be, thanks to 20 more permanent concessions and restaurants coming to Indian Wells Tennis Garden. We aren’t talking about hot dog carts, either: these dining options combine the best of the L.A. food world with local favorites to create a mouthwatering lineup of dining options. Highlights include Dave’s Doghouse from Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin; B.S. Taqueria from Esquire’s 2015 Chef of the Year, Ray Garcia; and Cassell’s, one of L.A.’s most iconic burger joints. Add in Greater Palm Springs restaurants like Sherman’s Deli and Piero’s PizzaVino, and tennis fans have plenty of (tasty) reasons to be excited for this year’s tournament.
Foodie Bonus: Taste of Tennis at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
That’s right, foodies and tennis fans: Taste of Tennis comes to Indian Wells on March 6, 2017. Tennis fans know this foodie fest as the kickoff event for the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City. This year, Taste of Tennis brings its top chefs, gourmet bites and tennis stars to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Add in beer, wine and signature cocktails, and you have the perfect way to start savoring the BNP Paribas Open experience.
Don’t miss out on the rest of the tennis tournament this year! Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 BNP Paribas Open.