Allen Street Grill
Located on the second floor of Hotel State College, an iconic corner of hospitality in the community, the Grill has offered the community and alumni one of the grandest views of town and Penn State through floor-to-ceiling windows for more than 40 years. Thoughtfully restored and reimagined by new owners, Chef Karen Nicolas and the team set out to re-establish the Allen Street Grill as the epicenter of the downtown dining scene with a focus on local, quality ingredients and great hospitality.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
5 of us ordered 5 different mains and everyone was really happy with the food. The only negative I heard was that the coffee wasn’t hot. Otherwise, perfect!
We had a wonderful window view! Our waitress was friendly, efficient, attentive…perfect. The food was outstanding. We will be back!
We highly recommend!
We had a lovely meal, tuna appetizer which was delicious, a pork chop and bronzini which were also wonderful. The space looks great and even the tea was special. Unfortunately didn’t have time to try the desserts.
Good food and service in our favorite town
Parents visiting daughter at college
The food was delicious, creatively prepared and nicely presented. Table linens and quiet lighting made ambiance. Servers were attentive but unintruwiv3e, a rare find these days.
Noise level was a little higher than some of our party preferred.
Finding the restaurant was the most difficult part, as it is up a flight of stairs with little signage helping you find it.
Dinner at the Grill was a highlight of our visit to State College.
Fantastic food and service. Manger came over at the end of the meal and checked on everything. This place is top notch.
Awesome. Will definitely be back
Fun location. Service and food was excellent. One large group was noisy but it did not deter from our enjoyment as the new seating arrangement made it less obvious. Thumbs up!
Best place for a fancy date in State College. Great food and service. Not really a place for kids.
Awesome service paired with inventive comfort food in a relaxed setting. What more could one ask for on a football weekend? The hi-tops by the window are best in my opinion.
The staff were both polite and accommodating when we turned up one guest more than stated in our reservation. We had a great lunch and will definitely return.
The menu had many options and everyone at the table enjoyed their meal, the food was excellent. The bar tender made great drinks and the selection was top shelf!Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.
Our waiter was awesome and was very patient — and answered all of our questions. Dinner was excellent!! - as always! Can’t wait to return!
Wonderful experience. Varied and delicious meal. Fantastic setting. Perfect service. 10 out of 10.
The redesign of this local favorite -- from menu to wine list to decor -- did not disappoint. Our meal was imaginatively prepared, the wait staff attentive (though at times a bit slow), and the ambiance was calm and classy. We will definitely return!
I make a reservation every time I come to state college! The cauliflower soup was amazing!
Everything went very well. Service and food were excellent. The ambiance was beautiful. Overall a great experience.
It was extremely noisy & loud when we first sat down, didn’t know there was music playing. Once a few tables turned over it was much better. The food was amazing & service was very good! Great improvement well done.
The food and ambiance were very good. All in our party had seafood dishes and everyone enjoyed them. Chad was our server and he was very knowledgable, attentive and personable. Will be back again to try other menu options.
very limited menu, very pricey for the quality of the food
we had been to the Allen St. Grill many times before the renovation and looked forward to returning, however, we were very disappointed and will probably not return
The staff is unbelievable as is the food! We will be back!
Auburn’s first time in Happy Valley.
Took my son to visit my Alma Mater with my wife and younger daughter. Penn state won. The campus is as beautiful as always and the weather was amazing. Capped the night at the Allen Street Grill and it was the perfect end to a fantastic day. Great food, awesome folks and beautiful views.
Great food and service!
Light and airy space with nice views and very attentive and caring staff. The food is really excellent - we had the black fig toast and the burrata as appetizers and both were delicate and a great balance of flavors. The bronzini and the seafood cassoulet equally so. A really interesting wine list and good cocktails, but mainly this is a bright and cheerful place to dine and the staff were super helpful, friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back - even to eat the same dishes again. They were that good.
Loved the bar!!!! Drinks were AMAZING!!!
Great experience.....not many high end eating establishments in State College, but this is one. Food was excellent - ordered something I don't usually try and it was excellent, same for my wife. Service top notch - Becky, Tommy Jadot all professional, friendly and knowledgeable concerning menu. Cocktails and wine also top notch. Great environment - can't beat the views.
The food was delicious and the service was great! Probably the best restaurant in State College.
Our waiter was fantastic. The food was delicious.
Excellent menu and beautiful dinner! The renovated space is beautiful
The food and drinks were fantastic - truly the finest dining inside of State College. It is very noisy, even on a Tuesday evening. But still a lovely experience. Treat yourself.
It was a birthday dinner for granddaughter who just started at Penn State. Found this place online and it sounded nice. It far exceeded my expectations . First they seated us at a beautiful table with windows all around. Our server Julia was knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make selections which were delicious. The Brie with peaches was a great appetizer and we also loved the cauliflower soup and baby kale salad. The bonzini was beautifully presented and delicious. The best part was wonderful cocktails including two nonalcoholic ones which were unique and delicious . Highly recommend for special dinners.
ASG is a go-to for every day dining; however, tonight was a special occasion….. my husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary. Did not disappoint ! Great table, food, drink , and service . Thank you Chris for making our evening extra special!
Our first experience. Bronzino & pork chop entrees were cooked & presented beautifully. Wish we lived closer than 2hrs away so that we could be regulars & try out all the other very interesting sounding offerings. Pricing was very reasonable.
Great location and the staff was amazing. So friendly and quick with service. Love it here!
We brought friends who love NYC-style preparations with local sources. Everyone enjoyed everything: salads, pasta, chicken, dark chocolate budino and OUTSTANDING filled-when-ordered cannoli. The wine list has grown and is more enticing than ever, with great values from South Africa, Australia, and others, along with promising east coast I didn’t get a chance to try.
Dinner was delicious! The Allen Street Grille was so accommodating and helpful due to our travel plans changing. Wonderful meal and friendly and helpful staff!
Great food and atmosphere! Will be back again next week. State College needed this nice addition to the restaurant offerings in the area.
Best atmosphere/food in State College. Great for a date spot or nice dinner out
You can order delivery directly from Allen Street Grill using the Order Online button. Allen Street Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 231-4745.
Allen Street Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.