STATE Grill and Bar

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696 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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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grt biz lunch spot! Food and service were excellent. A tad noisy but It worked for our business luncheon.

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ST
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good overall experience. Food was tasty, service very attentive.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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FP
Sacramento
149 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spaghetti in NYC (handcut and thin!!)

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with great food.

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DF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always on point. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, comfortable seating and a meal which blew us away! Delicious food and perfect portion sizes! Thank you for an amazing meal!

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T
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service, great restaurant. Perfect meal for first night in New York.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

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

I thoroughly enjoyed a seafood chowder followed by a grilled salmon. It was a tasty and healthy meal. The. Staff were very helpful.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
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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A
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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U
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
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
260 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
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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ME
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
260 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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