While the new stadium comes with higher ticket prices, once fans are there, they can enjoy top-notch dining choices, spearheaded by Michelin-star chef Michael Mina’s upscale restaurant Bourbon Steak. Mina, who owns restaurants in Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlantic City, and all over California, has been a 49ers season-ticket holder since 1991 and has made Levi’s Stadium an elite place to eat.
Mina’s restaurant Bourbon Steak is a 3,500 square-foot gourmet eatery in the stadium that offers filet mignon for $US58, 10 oz. skirt steak for $US74, or seafood like Alaskan Halibut or Pacific Salmon. It can all be washed down with a $US75 Deus Belgian Strong Ale or $US30 tableside flight of bourbon.
The stadium has also unveiled the Levi’s Stadium App, which provides online tickets, parking passes, and perhaps best of all, mobile food orders. Fans can either order food to be picked up at concession stands or get it delivered right to their seats for an extra $US5.
The app isn’t completley perfect yet. Some fans complained about the wifi crashing and never getting their food delivered. But as the season gets underway, these are problems that can be easily fixed.
Another dining option within the stadium is Mina’s Bourbon Steak Pub, which offers more affordable dishes like nachos, duck spring rolls, pulled pork sandwiches, and a wide variety of burgers. It still isn’t cheap, but for quality food from a top chef, it’s not too bad.
Mina and company are also revolutionizing tailgating. Fans can pay $US5,000 for 10 tailgates, held inside the stadium at another one of Mina’s restaurants.
Mina told CBSSports:
“So I said, I’ve got a crazy idea: We can turn the whole thing into a 1,000 person tailgate on gamedays and do something that no one’s ever seen before.”
At the start of the season, there were 500 open spots available for tailgate membership and more than 400 have been sold already.
Mina will also cater the menu based on the visiting team. When the Chicago Bears come to town, Mina is cooking deep dish Chicago Pizza, Chicago hot dogs, lobster rolls, and three different types of steak house salads.
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