STATE Grill and Bar
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Grt biz lunch spot! Food and service were excellent. A tad noisy but It worked for our business luncheon.
Good overall experience. Food was tasty, service very attentive.
They allow me to use my Prix Fixe lunch voucher as dinner with several conditions. This is good for me to consume this voucher which I accidentally booked. The waiters serve very well. The food is also delicious, and I'll definitely recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.
This visit was for a group of four for lunch. We were excited that the restaurant was in the Empire State Building, and I'm not sure what we expected, but once inside the restaurant, you really could be anywhere in Manhattan. The restaurant has a kind of old-school Manhattan feel, elegant and refined, and the food was a good fit with that theme. Staff were welcoming and professional, and we never felt rushed, even though we stayed and chatted for a while after we finished dining. All the dishes were very good, all of us had the variety of salads available. There was nothing too daring, but all the salads were delicious and well-executed. There was one standout, the Cream of Corn Chowder. It was superb, The dish was redolent of fresh, sweet corn, with a velvety texture and long finish. There was a fresh corn garnish, and for having this soup in May in NYC, I don't know how they got this corn so fresh. I'm from California, where we are getting fresh corn now, and the corn had that fresh, crisp flavor. Lovely.
Best spaghetti in NYC (handcut and thin!!)
Lovely dinner with great food.
The service and food are always on point. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience.
Very friendly staff, comfortable seating and a meal which blew us away! Delicious food and perfect portion sizes! Thank you for an amazing meal!
Great food, great wine, great service, great restaurant. Perfect meal for first night in New York.
Very good food and iconic location.. we had a three course meal for 65$ so about 50£.. very good value for money, and the dessert was amazing!
After changing our reservation from Dinner to Lunch ( due to flight changes ) , my daughter and I were not expecting much . Have to say we were wrong . The atmosphere is very relaxed and totally chilled you out as soon as you sat down . This was also due to excellent and attentive staff . Food was beautiful , although a bit too much on plate for us , but that’s a personal issue . Would totally recommend anyone visiting NYC to book a meal here before they go , especially if visiting the Empire State Building anyway . A great change from fast food that seems to dictate New York .
I thoroughly enjoyed a seafood chowder followed by a grilled salmon. It was a tasty and healthy meal. The. Staff were very helpful.
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.
I loved it so much I had not wanted to post on FB that I was out of town but after having our first taste of your food, I had to post!
Service was very bad. It didn't appear to be very busy and yet we felt neglected by our server. The food was very expensive and not a great value. My salmon was served skin side up therefore it wasn't visually appealing. No one thanked us for coming in once we were done and about to leave. I'm from the midwest area so I'm used to friendly servers. Therefore, take my review with a grain is salt.
Food and drinks were delicious. Nice menu for children. Chef sent out a complimentary appetizer.
Wonderful service and very good food. Beautiful atmosphere and nice prices.
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.
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.
Always good - nice quiet spot with very attentive servers and solid food options. Chicken Milanese is excellent.
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.
The ambiance of the restaurant was very serene and the staff were attentive.
Very good value, good service. Good atmosphere pleasant surroundings.
We’d pre-booked lunch to coincide with our Empire State tickets whilst on holiday (04/2019) from Cornwall, UK. Our waiter was amazing and he totally added to our experience encouraging us to choose different starters to share when my daughter decided not to have a starter. So glad we did, we shared four dishes of AMAZING food. The whole ambience was so different to anything else we experienced while in NYC and totally stood out for us. Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing decor and ambience. Relaxed, friendly - loved it! Thank you guys x
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.
Dinner date for a special friends birthday
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.
Their food was really good and tasty. Everything was well done and cooked like a homemade food. I will recommend this place
Excellent but didn’t have my booth
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.
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.
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.
Momma and older son date
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.
Fantastic meal with n fantastic surroundings.
Highly recommended. Good value for money.
An Art Deco experience.
Great food, great value for money, lovely ambiance.
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
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.
Loved food and service excellent!!!
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.