The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, home of the New Jersey Devils, has a new and improved VIP food and beverage experience. The chic VIP lounge now features an exciting new menu and signature cocktails from hospitality partner Levy

Inside the VIP Lounge

Prudential Center VIP lounge
Photo courtesy of the Prudential Center

The VIP lounge is available for season ticket holders and those with seats in designated areas (click here for more information). The lounge features a window-lined wall with a view of Mulberry Street, a bar area, high-top and low-top tables, and a velvet couch seating area. The lounge also has intricate architecture featuring a gorgeous ceiling with what looks to be bronze floral detailing. This gorgeous lounge truly makes you feel like a VIP! 

Aaron Zaks, Executive Chef

Aaron Zaks, executive chef

New Jersey native Aaron Zaks has always had a love for the food industry. He started out working in pizzerias, working his way up to fine dining. Zaks was recently named executive chef at the Prudential Center. He is eager to serve up all that Levy has to offer.

“We tried to take our typical fanfare and elevate it for you,” says Zaks about the new food offerings. “We wanted to make you a burger, but New Jersey style. And we wanted to make you chicken fingers, but not only chicken fingers that you can find in every arena, we wanted to make them in-house — we are hand breading them.”

“We want to elevate the experience and make sure that everyone who’s coming to the Prudential Center knows that this is New Jersey. We are New Jersey, and we appreciate everyone that comes here,” says Zaks. 

On the Menu

New Levy offerings 

This new-and-improved menu features 10 new items and, of course, fan-favorites such as the hand-breaded chicken tenders, cheese pizza, and classic disco fries. 

You’ll also find items that can’t be found at other arenas. The Honey Hen sandwich is a personal favorite. It’s made with crispy fried chicken breast, hot honey, cheddar, and Chef Asia’s honey butter served on a toasted brioche bun. It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet. 

Die-hard Jersey fans: Be on the lookout for items that really speak to you. Here’s a look.

  • Traffic Jam Burger: Pat La Frieda beef patty, hot pepper bacon jam, crispy Taylor ham, and a deep-fried mac and cheese puck, on a toasted Calandra’s bakery bun
Traffic Jam Burger
Traffic Jam Burger
  • The Jersey Ripper: Foot-long deep-fried beef hot dog, secret slaw, grilled peppers and onions, and Jersey Jerk relish, on a hot dog bun
Jersey Ripper hot dog at Prudential Center
The Jersey Ripper hot dog. Levy Food tasting preview at the Prudential Center. (Photo courtesy of The Prudential Center)

For lighter fare, Levy also offers a Greek salad with iceberg and mixed-green blend, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, kalamata olives, and Greek vinaigrette. This salad works as a meal or as a side dish! 

greek salad
Greek Salad. Levy Food Tasting Preview at Prudential Center. (photo credit The Prudential Center)

Other menu options include:

  • The Rock’s Smash Burger: Double Pat LaFrieda beef patty, American cheese, bread-and-butter pickles, and the Rock’s sauce, on a toasted Calandra’s bakery bun
  • Popcorn Shrimp: Fried shrimp, boardwalk style
Popcorn shrimp
Popcorn shrimp. Levy Food tasting preview at the Prudential Center. (Photo courtesy of Prudential Center)

Aside from these menu options, if you are in the market for a quick snack while enjoying the game, you can also find Popcorn For The People. The company is dedicated to creating career opportunities for people who learn and think differently. And the product is made locally, in Piscataway. The Prudential Center will be serving three flavors: caramel, cheese, and cookies and cream.

Popcorn For The People

New Signature Cocktails

We had the pleasure of trying the two new delicious signature sips available at the bar.

  • Heater: Hijole Tequila, grapefruit, jalapeno and club soda
  • Remy Ginger: Remy 1738, ginger beer, and lime
new signature cocktails at Prudential Center
The Heater and Rémy Ginger cocktails. Levy Food Tasting Preview at Prudential Center.

Discover the heightened food and beverage experience at the Prudential Center in Newark, where Levy’s culinary offerings and signature cocktails have redefined the game-day experience. With Aaron Zaks leading the charge, the arena’s new menu promises an unforgettable blend of traditional favorites and Jersey-inspired creations. 

Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, New Jersey