Location:Heckscher Ballfields, south of 65th Street & west of the carousel, Central Park
Directly bordering the Heckscher Ballfields in Central Park on its northeast side resides the Ballfields Cafe. Aptly named for its locale, this cafe is frequented by hungry spectators from the ball fields as well as strollers who stop by for a quick meal. This current building replaced an original Ballplayers House at the same site, which stood from 1873 to 1969. This quaint red and cream brick structure with its red-checkered tablecloths and green umbrellas serves up all of its items made to order. Besides the typical "Take me out to the ball game" fare, such as hot dogs and hamburgers, patrons will be pleased to find sandwiches and salads at reasonable prices. While dining outdoors, patrons can watch some of the baseball or softball games in action. Music from the nearby Carousel can be heard as it mingles with the cheers and jeers of the crowds as the crack of a bat hits a ball through the air.
Phone: (212) 874-7454