The best stadium luxury box food spreads

If stadium luxury boxes were listed on a restaurant menu they’d be in the form of prime grade dry-aged steaks. Both of these expense account-friendly items help drive the revenue trains for establishments from the Staples Center to Portland’s new JELD-WEN Field. Today it is rare to find any sports center (in any sport) that doesn’t rent some kind of private seating box.

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Patrons, often large corporations, fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars for seating privileges – and yet they still have to pay a pretty price for dinner. Fortunately, we compiled a list of stadium luxury boxes in sporting cities around the country, from Chicago to D.C., where the restaurant-quality food lives up to the impeccable view of the game.

What kinds of food are we talking about? NBA suites in L.A. feature crispy fried chickpeas. You can eat phớ while watching Major League Soccer in Portland. And in Dallas, that holiest of holy temples to everything all-American, red meat, and apple pie, the question in the luxury suites might not be NFL related at all but, “How ‘bout them tempura shrimp.”

If that’s not fancy enough for you, you can order the Dijonaise lamb chops at the racetrack and eschew ballpark fries for smashed yams with wildflower honey and cinnamon butter. Because, sometimes, a Premio sausage just doesn’t cut it.

The list:

Staples Center (Los Angeles)
Cowboys Stadium (Dallas)
JELD-WEN Field (Portland, Ore.)
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
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Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2011