STATE Grill and Bar

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599 reviews
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American
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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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New England
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has to be about the best quality to value dining experience in New York City. I had dinner here with my family for the third time in as many years and have been impressed each time. The menu is interesting and varied, and the food is very well prepared. Staff is pleasant, and prices of the food and drink are reasonable, especially by New York City standards.

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DM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we came across this restaurant. Super convenient. Very nice staff from hostess, manager, server and so on. Made a special night memorable for us. All food was perfect and delicious. Steak was great.

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stumbled on to State Grill and Bar on a cold night as they were opening. We had just cancelled at a different restaurant due to traffic conditions. This place turned out to be a great find. The food is delicious and the service is great. We loved it so much that we went back a month later with some friends so they could experience the place. It's right down the street from Madison Square Garden so it's very convenient. The decor is also nice. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Will definitely add this place to my list of awesome restaurants in NYC.

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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the prixe fix menu. The food was outstanding and waiter superb!

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GC
Denver
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and it was good!

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great setting, amazing food, amazing mixed drinks... I will definitely recommend to family and friends!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely excellent meal. Steak melted in your mouth and best ever I have tasted. Staff were so attentive! Would return and certainly recommend! Thank you!!!

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NY
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the seafood chowder and short ribs. The key lime pie was a nice way to end the meal. the service was attentive and helpful.

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

The manager was very knowledgeable, efficient and professional but approachable. He even let me take a picture with him (as he looks like the actor Bradley Cooper)
The waiter was excellent, also very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. He explained the menu and advised on a cocktail for me.
The food was super tasty and presented beautifully.
Overall I can't rate the waiter highly enough and made us feel special, even though he had lots of other tables, nothing was too much trouble for him.
Great at his job, professional, knowledgeable and fantastic personality.
The food was amazing and told lots of people what a lovely eve we had. Would defintely visit again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, my party throughly enjoyed our experience at STATE bar and grill. Our food was excellent, as well as the various drink options. I would love to come back.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal with friendly and professional service. Definitely will eat there again.

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SV
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

They took our food orders but not our drink orders, bread offer came after the salad. Food took super long tables after us got their food much faster. Coffee was served without spoons. This while we paid an additional $50 for corkage. I would not recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great way to finish a tour of the empire state bldg. Located on the lobby level... the food, customer svc, and ambiance were great and with the discount when purchased with the empire state bldg ticket, the price is very reasonable. I think we paid $60 per person for a 3 course meal in NYC in the ESB that included crab cakes, a NY Stip (extra) and desert.

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KF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner here on NYE. We were diss appointed that the menu had been changed just for that evening (and the cost increased!) and we weren’t told this at the time of booking. However, food we had was fantastic and the staff were brilliant! Would return again, just think it needs to be advertised if the standard menu is being removed on a specific night

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KS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters and chef were all so kind to us and took into conditioneration our allergies as well and catered to them to perfection!! The tomato and eggplant soup was outstanding!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience at bar and grill. The food was lovely and the customer service was friendly and pleasant.

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CD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was OK, waitress did not seem interested in our table as there were only two of us. Never checked in until we called her over and took 25 min to take our order. The manager, however, was INCREDIBLE. Stefan made sure we had an enjoyable experience and was quick to ensure our food was prepared adequately. When the poterhouse was a little over done, he offered a replacement meal immediately and brought out an appetizer in the mean time. When the meal arrived, it was more than we were expecting and perfect. The meal was comp’d which was far beyond necessity, but much appreciated. From working in the service industry, I give immense credit to Stefan for his hospitality and attention to detail. We will be back thanks to his wonderful service.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great not fantastic. Waiter was horrible. For such a 5 star place you’d think they would be attentive. Had to ask the bread boy for a new drink. Saw our waiter twice. Would try another place next time in town. Not expressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, fantastic octopus!

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the dining experience with the Empire State Building tickets. It was a three course meal which included a variety of choices - something for everyone. The service was attentive, friendly and exceptional. The food was delicious. They even sang happy birthday to my cousin and added a candle to her cake along with an edible chocolate happy birthday sign.

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JP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best filet mignon I’ve had in 15 years of living in NYC!

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NY
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

State Grill is a great place to unwind after a busy day. The food is very good, the service is attentive and the decor is appealing. I had the duck breast which I recommend.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful staff! We had to catch a show and they made sure to accommodate our rush

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W
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good and the wait staff was friendly. It took an hour to cook a steak, though.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food outstanding

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New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was solid but for the first time the service was just fair. My companion and I were left to our own and ignored quite a bit. It was a bit strange and did not feel like we were cared for.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

My friend & I began our Empire Stste Building experience with the pre-fixe lunch. We were not disappointed. My starter seafood chowder was flavorful & filled with an array of fish. My entree Chicken Francaise was perfectly executed. Substantial portion I couldn't quite finish. A plate of brownies & cookies was served with our coffee. The pace was leisurely, the service seamless. The retro ambience added to the experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Food was good but pricey for a small burger and a handful of fries. My drink from the bar was fabulous.

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WC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing as always and even though it may be on the pricey end, it is well worth every penny!!! Love you guys.

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PT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal in a great atmosphere, i am glad i chose the STATE to celebrate my 60th Birthday.

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a excellent restaurant.excellant food and excellent service. Loved it.thank you very much.denise Malham Hartlepool UK

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found State Grill the first week they opened after a visit to the top of the Empire State bldg. now we make sure to get back there anytime we are in NYC. fabulous food and menu, everything is fresh, the atmosphere is high end and we have always had amazing service. My daughter changed in the bathroom and forgot her newly purchased macarons in the bathroom. Sadly someone else took them and enjoyed them, but the staff made sure she went home with other goodies to try to make up for it. I highly recommend this undiscovered gem for a nice night out in the city!

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this venue to celebrate my 30th Birthday. The staff were incredibly friendly and the food was amazing, it was so hard to decide what to eat. I even had a candle placed into my dessert with a ‘happy birthday’ chocolate banner.
I can not fault the food and the staff went the extra mile to make our evening memorable.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30/12/18
went for our 29th wedding anniversary meal , the food was lovely and dessert very neatly displayed on the plate , we finished off by going up the Empire State Building , it was expensive but a one off the steak was lovely ❤️

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AD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely place to eat, we eat there on a Friday evening at 6:30 and the seated next to the bar area which was very loud. We asked for another table further away from the bar, the staff were happy to move us.

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KW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We are here before we went to the top of the Empire State Building. Excellent food. Only drawback was it took awhile!!

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EP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly high quality food especially crab cakes, great friendly service, and a lovely birthday surprise candle at the end of the meal

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JB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were delicious and the chef taste was great! Great atmosphere

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a mixup with the reservation but the manager on 11/24 at 5 pm was very helpful in resolving the incident. The food was excellent.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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