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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant albeit pricey dining . Great venue in the Empire State building. Very Art Deco as you’d expect from this location. Impeccable service from the hostess to the waiter. Food was good but a bit pricey. Given some of the other places we went to..., with a raucous atmosphere , this was a haven of quiet. Definitely worth a visit but don’t die if sticker shock. It’s expensive but not ridiculous.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Service was average. Food choices too chef egocentric not patron friendly. Server never asked if wanted refill.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

At the last minute, we chose to celebrate my birthday meal here as we had booked to see the Empire State Building and has been recommended to do it at night and figured it would kill two birds by being right near and boy are...we glad we did....everything was stunning from start to finish. The restaurant was reasonably quiet (Tuesday Feb 11th) and offered a relaxing atmosphere with a smart art deco style interior. We ordered some drinks and was advised by our waiter who was attentive, polite and helpful to try the Oranchello Cosmopolitan which was excellent. The hostess was also brilliant by taking some pictures for us, showing me where the restrooms were and complimenting me on my outfit. We were also offered complimentary bread and water which is always a nice touch to start out with.For the mains we decided on the swordfish and the beef rib both of which were absolutely delicious. Once we had finished our food, another waiter came over with a plate of cookies and brownies that had a Happy Birthday plaque and a candle in which was a lovely personal touch and really topped off the evening nicely. This was truly a night to remember and i'm really glad we chose to spend my birthday night here and will definitely be revisiting on our return trip. Thank you for your hospitality-keep up the good work! :-)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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STATEGrillandBar, Other at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Hi LaurenShort88, We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time celebrating your birthday with us! We appreciate your kind words about our staff and will be sure to pass them along. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope you...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and service. Our waiter Jay He was brilliant, very happy and wanted to help with any questions. Our glasses were never empty. We all had the steak and it was cooked to Perfection. Excellent food and service would definitely come back if...in New York again. Thank you Jay for a great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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STATEGrillandBar, Other at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hi Lucy, We're so pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience with us! We appreciate your kind words about Jay and will be sure to pass them along. Thank you for visiting, we hope you choose to dine with us again soon! - Jon...More

Reviewed February 4, 2020

First time visiting the Empire State. Due to my son's 15 birthday we decided to go New York and this was the first place we went to. He loved it, and not only the food but also the staff. Total satisfaction.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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STATEGrillandBar, Other at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Hi Ahilyn, We’re so pleased to hear your son enjoyed celebrating his birthday with us! We appreciate your kind words about our staff and will be sure to pass them along. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope you choose...More

Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

60th birthday celebration with a delicious meal at this beautiful restaurant. Great food and service made for a night to remember. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor which makes for easy access. Definitely worth considering.

Date of visit: January 2020
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STATEGrillandBar, Other at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Hi Dave, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us! Thank you for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope you choose to visit us again soon! - Jon Badaracco, General Manager

Reviewed January 5, 2020

This was our first visit to the State Bar and Grill (although only my husband had not been to the Empire State Building before). The restaurant is situated at ground level (probably be a more magical experience if it was located higher up the building...but there will be reasons for that) and is beautifully decorated in keeping with the Art Deco styling of the building. Even the back of the chairs have Art Deco design on them. Our Lunch was booked as part of a special combination of Empire Sate Building entrance and Lunch, so it was slightly cheaper and only moderately restricted to the Starter and Main Course. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly and the restaurant was very busy on the day we visited, but we did not feel rushed or pressure to eat our meal quickly, which we appreciated as it was a nice way to round off our visit. It was also lovely and warm and nicely decorated on a day when the temperature outside was Minus 8 degrees and even colder at the top of the building! Drinks orders were taken promptly as we perused the Menu and a choice of bread is also served, although the Sourdough was really quite tough. For our Starters we had Seafood Chowder which was rich, creamy and full of flavour; Soup of the Day, which was Spicy Tomato Soup served with bread (and staff checked up that it was not too spicy, which was a nice touch) and Crispy Crab Cakes which were nicely presented and very tasty. Our Main Courses were Steak Frite Medium, which was well cooked but not inspiring; Spaghetti with a Bolognese sort of sauce, which was a large portion and perfectly acceptable and the Burger cooked Medium.which came with delicate fries and was a large portion too. Water glasses are kept filled and staff check that everything is satisfactory as you eat. Toilets are downstairs and are very impressive. They are accessible by everyone as you are able to use a lift to go down. The restauarnt itself is also fully accessible to everyone and staff are most helpful if people have any disabililtes or difficulties. To drink we had draft Stella beers and water. The Bill reflected the location of the restaurant and was therefore as expected at around $92 (with addition of suggested 18% or 20% gratuity). It was a very nice experience and we would recommend it to anyone.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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STATEGrillandBar, Owner at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hi CumfyCritter, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our food and service! We appreciate your kind words about our staff and will be sure to pass them along. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope you choose to visit us...More

Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Very Good My first time visiting the Empire State Building, and we got a tour that includes the restaurant. Excellent Service, very good wine, excellent menu variety and food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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STATEGrillandBar, Owner at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Hi sheyssa, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We appreciate your kind words about our service. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful review. We hope you’ll choose to visit us again soon! - Jon Badaracco, General Manager

Reviewed December 20, 2019

So today was my 40th Birthday and planned this trip for a full year. Decided that I wanted to eat somewhere special and decided on State Grill. In Aug 2019 I booked my table for 17th December, I even spent much of Oct and Nov...communicating via Facebook to see how I could enhance the experience but to be fair the responses were poor and unhelpful. Then late December 16th I received an email stating the the restaurant had cancelled my booking, no apologies, explanations or anything. I Facebooked them asked why and was told to ring the restaurant (don’t know why they couldn’t tell me) when I called I was told that it was not open to public anymore on that date. Ruined BirthdayMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

Had dinner here for my first evening in NYC. Such a lovely start for the holidays. The atmosphere is enchanting with beautiful subtle lights. Staff is extremely helpful, welcoming and professional. I had the BEST filet mignon ever. Meat quality was perfect, cooked exactly as...asked and the taste was exquisite. Definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants good quality food and is ready to pay for it. Cocktails are also very good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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STATEGrillandBar, Owner at STATE Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Hi N.S. Travel Lover, I am thrilled you had a great experience dining with us! I'm so pleased to hear you found your food and desert to be your liking and I know that our staff will be pleased to hear that their efforts were...More

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Jinyan Z
November 28, 2019|
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Response from STATEGrillandBar | Property representative |
Hi, If you are planning to do our prix-fixe menu you will need to purchase two separate vouchers when purchasing your ESB tickets. The vouchers are for individual use only. However, as you note, if you'd only like to choose... More
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November 25, 2019|
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Response from STATEGrillandBar | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for planning to dine with us. Please note, for the prix-fize dinner you select a starter, entrée, and dessert from our dinner menu with a choice of fountain soda, hot or iced tea or coffee. Tax and gratuity not... More
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Hi, Thank you for your interest in dining with us! You can absolutely add our prix fixe dinner to your Observatory visit. You can make a reservation either online by visiting our website or calling us directly at (212... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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