The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College)
The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College)

The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website:
  • Phone: 8142314745x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen Hours

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Dinner: Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Dinner: Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Bert Burger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursdays-Saturdays 10pm-1am! Come up and reminisce with Bill Filer on Thursdays and Saturdays and stop by for rotating acts on Friday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen Street
  • Public Transit: Located directly in front of the restaurant at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street you can jump on or off one of the many CATA busses that run past business hours. Or, ask your server to call a cab to be waiting for you when you are finished. Also, many of the local hotels offer shuttles downtown.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is also readily available along with 3 public parking garages (Fraser Street, Pugh Street & Beaver Ave garages) all within 1 block of the restaurant.
    Ask your server how to get free parking while you dine.
A word from The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College)
The Allen Street Grill, located directly above the Corner Room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street, promotes a casual gourmet dining experience, superb food, award winning Wine Spectator selection 7 years running, outstanding service and one of the best Town and Gown views in State College. Priced reasonably and offering upscale cuisine is always a challenge, but Bert and Becky Burger, the husband & wife, French Trained Executive Chef and General Manager, seem to pull it off with ease. From the moment you walk in the door and approach your seat overlooking the bustling sidewalk, you become an integral part of this historic corner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College) reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (7)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)romantic (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great for watching students.
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I always dine here at least once every time we are in town. A great spot for alumni to sit by a window and watch the students on the busy corner. The potato and beet salad is great! Good wine list at reasonable rates. Part of the charm is the service, often by students. Noise level is high when busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dismal dinner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    To be frank, service was poor and food mediocre. I had to ask for refills, when my glass should simply never be empty. The waiter never brought bread or water to the table, and yet other waiters and waitresses brought to theirs. The food was overpriced garbage. The crab ravioli was a dinner, and yet it came with nothing but 6 ravioli and zero sauce ontop. The food is not cheap, so it was expected to wow me; it did not. I paid 30 dollars for a stake that was cooked medium when I ordered it rare. The steak also was remarkably thin, it might as well have been roast beef. On a positive note, the mashed potatoes tasted exactly how mom makes them.... She makes boxed mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing! Not your average Grill...
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I stopped in for a quick lunch, and being new to the area I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is "The Allen Street Grill is Awesome"! I had the Chicken Parmesan feature, servers recommendation, I honestly can say it was the best I've had in the States. The server, Dan, was attentive, knowledgeable and charming. The music was upbeat, the prices were very reasonable, the view from the porch was spectacular (especially if you are a people watcher), and the manager, Ben, stopped by my table to ensure my dining experience was more than satisfactory. I also got free parking in the garage for signing up for their Loyalty program. Since lunch was so good, I can't wait to go back for dinner. The bar looked fun and the wine list won awards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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