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About The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College)
Located in the heart of downtown State College, Pennsylvania, The Allen Street Grill offers traditional and contemporary American cuisine, late night specials and banquet facilities for weddings and events. With an incredible view of the gates to Penn State and its famous Mall, our porch is the place to dine in downtown State College. You are guaranteed a memorable occasion when you visit The Allen Street Grill. The Grill is located on the second floor of the historic Hotel State College and Company building which has served as the first center of hospitality in the Centre Region since 1855. We continue to welcome Town, Gown, and visitors from around the world with open arms.
Executive Chef: Robert Burger
General Manager: Becky Burger
State College, PA 16801-3838
Continental, American, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
FALL SEASONAL MENU HOURS
OPEN EVERY DAY
11:00AM – 10:00PM
LATE NIGHT MENU
10:00PM – 12:30AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS 10PM-1AM
FRIDAYS 10PM – 1AM
In-house catering provided in the form of banquets.
Street Parking is also readily available along with 3 public parking garages (Fraser Street, Pugh Street & Beaver Ave garages) all within 1 block of the restaurant.
FOR FREE PARKING, Please bring your Fraser Street, Pugh Street or Beaver Avenue garage parking tickets with you for validation. Your server will be happy to explain the parking reimbursement details.
Located directly in front of the restaurant at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street you can jump on or off one of the many CATA busses that run past business hours. Or, ask your server to call a cab to be waiting for you when you are finished. Also, many of the local hotels offer shuttles downtown.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
The Allen Street Grill (Hotel State College) Ratings and Reviews
The food was wonderful! We had a great table right by the window as well. I want to let everyone know how phenomenal our waiter, Sadik was. All 3 of us commented on how exemplary the service that Sadik gave us was! He went above and beyond. We will definitely be back!
Was not impressed with the Allen Street Grill. They came recommended but I don't know why. The ambiance was exceptional, the service was mediocre, and the food was certainly not worth the price by far. My lamb chops were cooked to the correct temperature, but were not seared properly and the sauce tasted old, as did the mashed potatoes. My table-mates had similar experiences with creative, but overcooked deconstructed ravioli, watery chicken parmesan, and stale french fries. Perhaps it was just too busy a night for the kitchen but I expected better.
The food was good but the service was fair at best. We had to wait over 15 minutes for lemon for water and another glass of water. We were given bread plates and said bread was on the way but we didn't get the bread until we asked for it about ten minutes later.
The server never came back to see if we needed a refill on the water. A friend ordered a bloody Mary and it was one of the worst she ever had; hardly any vodka and it was a brownish color, not red, as it should be.
We sat at a window table and the view, especially of the large Christmas Tree, was very nice. However, you could hardly hear the person sitting across from you because it was so loud. There was a larger table of six and they were talking loudly and the acoustics are horrible for multiple tables when people are actively speaking to one another.
The food was good and the price reasonable. I am not sure though if I would east there again when in State College. I am sure there are other places that are just as good or better. What it does have going for it is the location 'on the corner.'
We come here because of the location and view of State College. The last two times- being there my meal had to sent back. Due to it being under cooked. Then it's basically dry food. We had to remind waitress to get our alcoholic drinks. It's definitely a bummer as we only come to state college for special events. We probably won't return for dinner but will come back for lunch and drinks over at at the bar. The same bar tender seems to be there every visit. Very nice guy! Best service! I alsp feel like we keep getting the same waitress..who may be a little to comfortable working there...
Fantastic. Took my girlfriend for our anniversary. We were seated in the corner window surrounded by holiday decorations. Very romantic. Appetizers, drinks, entrées, dessert. All amazing. Service couldn't have been better. Best date we've been on. Can't wait to go back
Went to have a memory filed evening night before Penn State football game. Had the best table in the house. Waiter was fabulous helping to choose entrees. Restaurant was great for handling a crowd. Food was exceptional and reasonably priced. High praise to the staff.
Our family has dined at Allen Street Grill several times and typically we enjoy it very much. On this occasion, we experienced poor service and the food was not special. The restaurant was not busy on this Sunday for an early Lunch, yet our waiter showed neither an attentive or responsive nature to our less than demanding needs. We waited an extremely prolonged time for our meals, which were nothing to write home about and an even loooonger time for our desserts. A few times, one of us had to get up and re-request what we had asked for in the first place. We noticed a few times that our waiter was texting on his cell phone.
We eat at The Allen Street Grill often on Friday nights prior to PSU football games or just when in State College, PA visiting. The restuarant is situated in a great location on college avenue and the food is usually very good. This past Friday night, the 5 of us did not have a very good meal. The restaurant was busy, which is expected on a big football weekend; however, there were many open tables all around us. After a significantly long wait for our main courses and watching other tables get entrees. desserts, etc. during our wait, we finally asked and were told to 2 duck entrees were overcooked so they were being remade. Good thing we asked. When the food finally arrived, the other 3 entrees seemed to have been kept warm on under a heater as they were a bit dried out. During the wait, a request for additional beer was not fulfilled with the waitress finally returning saying the delay was because they ran out of that can of beer? oh well. We were still charged for the beer which had to be removed from the bill after it was received. The waitress was trying her hardest but the delays and rather bland food are the reasons for the lower than normal review this time around. This experience was hopefully just an oddity and I would still recommend The Allen Street Grill.
Thank you for a wonderful experience at Allen Street Grill. Having made a reservation, we were seated promptly at a window table overlooking College street. Thank you, Adam, for the recommendations. My wife and I loved the Salmon and Chicken Piccata. The Tres Leches was a delicious dessert. Having visited State College for the first time (my wife is an alumni), you MUST visit here when in town. Be sure to request a window seat. Thank you for making it a wonderful experience!
Our experience was just ok this past weekend. We had a reservation at 2:15 and we were seated promptly. Off to a good start since they were really busy but it was downhill from there. We waited almost an hour after placing our order for the food to arrive. Server barely checked on us and didn't go out of his way to refill drinks and check on our food. Server wasn't any help after someone spilled a drink. We asked for more napkins and about 10 minutes later he brought us two. Finally a kitchen staff person brought out our tray of food and placed on a stand near our table. I thought ok food is here. Nope, server took his time before he brought the food to the table. Finally brought the food. Drink refills and more napkins were difficult to get as he hardly ever checked on us. For the most part the food was fine but not worth the wait. Could have gone to any chain resturant and gotten similar food. Won't be rushing back when we visit PSU.
Our meals were great. We got the lamb chops and the chicken piccata. Our server was very friendly and we loved having him! I thought it was great that he picked up on my boyfriends Pittsburgh accent. He checked up on us just the right amount and always made sure we had everything we needed.
Brought the family to their first Penn State football game and toured campus on Sunday. Was really excited to take the kids to Allen Street Grill. Had a nice table with window view on a beautiful day. The service that followed was not purposely bad, just more incompetent. We put in our order with the waitress who seemed nice enough. Problem started when we waited almost 40 minutes for our food, of which the most complex thing was chicken fingers and a salad. With 3, 5, and 7 year old kids, that’s not good. I didn’t want to make a fuss until I saw a table of 8 people sit after we ordered get their food first. On top of that, our waitress completely forgot to tell us about the brunch being offered (which seems like a big reason why people go there). Manager came over and apologized but offered nothing to rectify. That sounds to me like they really don’t want my repeat business.
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