• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 159.00 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass & STATE Grill and Bar Dinner

Empire State Building Lobby
© Empire State Building

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.


Customer Reviews

Grace N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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

Galen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent package with the express pass and great food and service in the state grill. Well worth the price.

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