Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Express Admission & STATE Grill and Bar Dinner

New York City, United States

From US$129.00

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This exclusive offer, available only through Viator, includes an express, skip-the-line pass for the Empire State Building’s Main and Top Observatory Decks. Experience unmatched 360-degree open-air views from the heart of New York City. After your visit, cap off your night with a three-course prix fixe dinner, including a complimentary glass of wine or beer, at STATE Grill and Bar (ranked 4.5 stars by Trip Advisor users), located in the Empire State Building’s iconic lobby.
  • Skip-the-line access to Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory and continue on to the Top Deck 102nd floor
  • Discover the Empire State Building's exhibits and views with the free interactive multimedia tour (available to download via Google Play or the Apple Store)
  • 3-course dinner at STATE Grill and Bar and complimentary glass of beer or wine (restaurant’s selection based on current menus)
  • Exclusive to Viator, cannot be booked anywhere else
  • Free wi-fi
With your Express Pass, avoid all lines on your way to the world-famous 86th floor Observatory deck.
Step out at the 86th Floor Observatory, and experience New York’s open-air 360-degree viewing platform. Listen to commentary through the free interactive multimedia tour app to learn about the building's fascinating history and its role in New York City's culture to enhance your experience.
Next, head to the building's Top 102nd floor Observatory deck, 1,250 feet (381 meters) above the city streets, which provides spectacular views of the city's grid laid out below and the green swath of Central Park. On a clear day, enjoy up to 80 miles of visibility. 
After you've had your fill of the extraordinary views, head to STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of the Empire State Building, to cap off your evening. Enjoy a three-course dinner that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Sip unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea; guests 21 years or older can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer (restaurant’s selection based on current menus). Blackout dates may apply.  Reservations strongly recommended.


Monday - Saturday
(Sample Menu)

Prix Fixe Menu
Includes fountain soda, coffee or tea and choice of one from each section


• Seafood Chowder -  bacon | torn croutons
• Classic Caesar - romaine hearts | parmigiano reggiano
• Chef's Soup - daily vegetarian selection
• Asparagus Salad - butter lettuce | english peas | apple | avocado vinaigrette
• Crispy Crab Cake - green mango salad | lemon-coriander aïoli
• Burrata - roasted baby beets | heirloom tomato, arugula

• Housemade Cavatelli - confit tomatoes | basil
• Skuna Bay Salmon - spaghetti squash | roasted tomato | saffron chermoula
• Roasted Farm Chicken - free-range local chicken | fingerling potatoes | spring onions | salsa verde
• Braised Boneless Short Rib - baby carrot | cipollini onion | parsnip-potato purée
• Quinoa Risotto - curried chickpea | roasted eggplant |tomato | zucchini | feta
• Linguini - asparagus | gorgonzola | house-cured pancetta
• State Beef Burger - cabot cheddar cheese | housemade pickles | served with housemade fries

• Ice Cream & Sorbets - chef's assorted | seasonal flavors
• Chocolate Hazelnut Cake - devil’s food cake | housemade hazelnut praline | bittersweet ganache | milk gelato
• Vanilla Creme Caramel - passion fruit | candied cacao nibs | passion fruit–pineapple sorbet
• Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts - rhubarb compote | lemon mousse | rhubarb sorbet
*menu offerings subject to change

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Nicola G
, Jun 2018

Bought the meal as part of a Viator deal advertised as: Empire State Building - Top Deck Express Pass and STATE grill and bar dinner. This was a joint celebration of two couples 25th wedding anniversaries so was the climax of a trip to New York from the UK. Very disappointed that the restaurant was on the ground floor with a view of the street blocked by a coach of school children and not on the Top Deck as the advert led us to believe. Whilst the food was good it was no where near the breath-taking special atmosphere we believed we had booked for such a special occasion. Having re-read the whole detail again attached we can now see the word lobby towards the end of the description but, again, for a UK audience that does not indicate ground floor. We all felt the advert was very misleading and the only event on our NYC tour that was a disappointment.

Grace N
, Apr 2018

Do yourself a favor and book this tour. You get to skip the long lines so more time spent sight seeing. The meal at the end topped it all off - I had an amazing evening.

dirk h
, Apr 2018

Amazing view, no waiting lines for me and such an wonderful dinner!

Galen P
, Apr 2018

Dinner at State Grill was wonderful. Food was fabulous! The service was also outstanding. It was so worth it to buy express vip tickets. The lines were huge. So it was great to go up to the top without waiting. The only problem was not being made aware that we had to go to the ticket office to have our tickets printed before we could have dinner. We had to leave our table to go have tickets printed. However, it was all good after dinner and the view from the 102nd floor!

John R
, Mar 2018

Great tour! The food was great, but the 102 floor was closed due to construction. Viator was quick to refund a portion of the purchase price. Nice job Viator.

, Mar 2018

The food at the State bar and grill was fantastic. And looking out over New York city at night time was a sight to behold. Would definitely recommend.

Diana Ashley K
, Jan 2018

For the night view of NYC,'s extremely beautiful with amazing view.

, Jan 2018

sehr empfehlenswert,man wird an den ganzen Schlangen vorbei gelotzt.und erst die verwunderten BlickeWunderschöne Sicht von oben am Abend.Essen war prima.

Maria A
, Dec 2017

Amazing!! The line of people to enter the building that day was wrapped around the block and it was freezing cold!! The Top Deck Express pass allowed us to be brought to the front of the line inside and all the way up to the top of the viewing areas. After seeing the amazing sites, we arrived at the State Grill for the included prix fixe dinner. All of the choices on the menu were amazing, the service was impeccable and we really enjoyed every bit of our experience that day. I would recommend this tour 150 and will be booking it once again if it is available when I have out of town guests. I wold have given this 6 stars if it were possible.

Linda W
, Dec 2017

Brilliant from start to finish!

You are treated like royalty from start to finish.
No queuing at all; you just walk straight past everyone in the line!
Meal was AMAZING!
Large glass of nice wine was included and soft drinks/ coffee. Restaurant were really helpful and flexible with our times!


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