STATE Grill and Bar

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681 reviews
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STATE Grill And Bar is an American restaurant in the Empire State Building in Midtown NYC serving breakfast, lunch & dinner with event space and catering.
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JP
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was Okay. The portions were small and the service was slow. With so many other places to eat in NYC your better off spending your money somewhere else.

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CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks were delicious. Nice menu for children. Chef sent out a complimentary appetizer.

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DO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and very good food. Beautiful atmosphere and nice prices.

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JJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We purchased an Empire express package that included dinner at State Grill and Bar. Loved the package as we did not have to wait in line and were able to go up quickly and then come down for dinner. It was very crowded with long lines. The State Grill and Bar looks lovely inside and had a very nice ambience. The waiter was friendly and then for the most part he just drifted away. The tip was included in the package. The manager of the restaurant was very nice and actually took our order. At the end another waiter was also very nice and helpful. Our waiter was focused on a larger party and kind of showed up when he felt like it. That frankly was the only negative. We weren’t in a hurry and we were celebrating a special occasion. And as I mentioned other people did help us. I had the short rib and it was delicious. All of the food was excellent and we really enjoyed the dinner and desserts. Would definitely go there again for a special occasion.

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NY
New York Area
255 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The price fixe menu was great value. I started with a Bugatti followed by steak. Coffee and the semi-freddo dessert rounded out a fine meal.

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M
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good - nice quiet spot with very attentive servers and solid food options. Chicken Milanese is excellent.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've been to in a while! The service was outstanding and went far beyond what I expected. I loved how quiet it was when I went in. I really recommend the sparkling water there, seriously the best I've ever had.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant was very serene and the staff were attentive.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value, good service. Good atmosphere pleasant surroundings.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night to celebrate our last day of our holiday and daughter’s birthday. It was rather expensive compared to other top restaurants in Major world cities but worth it.

Great service. Looked after our kids really well when other places might have been a little dismissive of children.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner date for a special friends birthday

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our wait staff were very friendly and the food was excellent, it was very convenient to have our dinner before the tour of the Empire State Building.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

Their food was really good and tasty. Everything was well done and cooked like a homemade food. I will recommend this place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but didn’t have my booth

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MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bought the tickets for the dinner after I bought the tickets for Empire State Building but to just go there for dinner no way. Way to expensive for us middle class people.

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NY
New York Area
255 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I varied my choices on this visit and has the fried calamari and the lobster raviolo (which I can recommend). The staff remain as helpful as on all my earlier visits. The decor is minimalist but tasteful.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Octopus was chewy and the branzino was tiny with a little tiny bit of spinach. For $31 you should get way more. The service was poor also. the waitress never came around and i had to chase for things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momma and older son date

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N
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Ambiance un peu trop tamisée mais surtout cuisine très (trop) salée !! Nous n’avons pas pu terminer nos entrées et plats. Rien à dire sur le dessert qui était très bon.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal with n fantastic surroundings.
Highly recommended. Good value for money.
An Art Deco experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great value for money, lovely ambiance.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arranged this via a Viator experience. Well worth the money if you are from the uk as the dining prices are so high compared to home. Staff, service and food amazing. Xx

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall very mediocre setting and food. Nothing unique or interesting about the ambiance or food. There is no view so don’t anticipate you will have a NYC skyline view. Bus boys were more attentive than the waiter .. I would have rather tipped them than the waiter who seemed irritated to take our order.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved food and service excellent!!!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Server was blunt and gave no emotion or care about our table. Food was small and over priced. Felt sick all night from the braised beef, this should never happen at an upscale restaurant. Only good part of the meal was one of the managers was extremely nice and even offered my wife a free dessert for her b day.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Reviews suggested it would be a decent NY Steakhouse. The reviews were wrong. Skip it and try one of the much better steakhouses in the area.

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NY
New York Area
255 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a grilled octopus starter and lobster raviolo main course. I can recommend both. The staff are very helpful.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.
For a week in NY, and we went twice.
Everything was perfect.
Everyone was very nice and making all to make us have a unique experience.
Food was delicious. We took the NY stake. I have no words.
Wine card diversified. We tested 2 delicious reds. Recommendations for food &wine apropos.
Price in Manahthan range.
Totally recommanded.

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NY
New York Area
255 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

State is my go-to place to unwind after a busy. It has great food together with helpful staff.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot, not an extensive menu but enough of a choice for everyone. Have been there twice: burger the first time, chicken chop salad the second time. Both meals were delicious and just filling enough. Not huge portions but definitely enough for lunch. Great service. Excellent location.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a delicious meal and great service. This is my "go to" restaurant for lunch meetings both professionally and socially.

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E
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were delicious as always.

One critique I ordered my cobb salad with bacon and with shrimp. I did not realize i was getting the shrimp with spices etc on it, was expecting just grilled, should make sure customer understands how the meat/fish they add to a salad is prepared. - NDL

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprising small place with excellent service and food, a little loud in the beginning due to bar crowd, but nice, quiet dinner where diners could speak easily. Will definitely be back.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best burger I’ve ever had! I went with my mother and daughter, and I can confidently say they LOVED their food as well.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. Better keep it on the menu!
Overall, it was a good experience.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service! Would've like the noise level to be less. Cocktails were average for the high price. In general 5 star food with A formal setting but with people screaming and shouting at the bar on the other half of the salon. Other than that highly recommended.

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GW
New England
78 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly very good, considering its landmark location. We had steak tartare and a burger. Both dishes were great.
Service is outstanding from the hostess to the waiters- not a tourist trap in one of the most touristy locations.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here because we’d been to the top of the ESB to look at NYC at night (March) and wanted somewhere convenient; and because it had been recommended by a friend in the UK.

The food was great- we all ate something different and all really enjoyed our meal.

Would recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Getaway with the wife. Dinner and to the top of the Empire State Building. It was a great night!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had many great lunches and dinners here. Never been disappointed. Food is amazing, but I do find waiter service to be slow and does not come enough to offer more wine or refill water. No matter what so well worth it!

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