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The Yankees may be the most successful team in the history of baseball, but you wouldn't know it by grazing the area around their stadium, a wasteland of sports bars and slice joints. The Press Café is an attempt to remedy that blot on the Bronx Bombers' record with a menu of upscale panini, the press-grilled sandwiches that give the restaurant its name. The fillings are Italian standards—soppressata, prosciutto, mozzarella, tomatoes—but the rolls are long, about twice the size of what you might find in Italy. This is the Bronx, after all, and sophistication only goes so far. In many ways, the Press Café is just another sports bar: The flavorless room is dominated by a TV tuned, natch, to the Yankees, cheered loudly on by patrons in pinstriped jerseys and home-team caps; occasionally, members of the wait staff will even leave to go watch the game live. With all eyes on the game, the panini suffer from a lack of balance, with unwieldy flavors like balsamic vinegar and gorgonzola drowning out subtler components. They're not bad, but they will leave you hungry for a footlong and a Bud. Luckily, the stadium is only blocks away—just follow your waitress.Extra
Perfect post-game treat—directly across from Yankee Stadium's Gate 6.Recommended Dishes
Soppressata sandwich, $10