Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass & STATE Grill And Bar Dinner - New York City

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Experience one of New york city's top sights without the lines, with this exclusive offer, available only through Viator. Ditch the crowds with an express, skip-the-line pass for the Empire State Buildings Main and Top Observatory decks. On your ride up, listen to stories from the elevator operator, who controls your ascent in the manually operated Otis lift don't miss a photo with the old-school operator after your ride. Experience expansive views of the Manhattan skyline, neighboring boroughs, and 80 miles into the distance. Cap off your night with a 3-course dinner at STATE Grill and Bar (ranked 4.5 stars by TripAdvisor users), located on the Empire State Buildings first floor.


  • Dinner included
  • Editor's Pick
  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Exclusive to Viator

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This Express Pass lets you skip the lines on your way to the Main and Top Decks of the Empire State Building. From the renovated Art Deco lobby through the sustainability and historical exhibits, you'll experience one of the most iconic observatories in the world. See for yourself what makes the Empire State Building Experience a must-see on your next NYC visit. An old-school elevator operator will take you to the observatories and share stories about the building and its history.

Following your trip to the observatories, sit down for dinner at STATE Grill and Bar. Your three-course dinner includes an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, plus unlimited fountain soda, and coffee or tea. Guests 21 years of age or older may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer.

See the Itinerary section for a sample menu.

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

  • Skip-the line-access to Main Deck (86th Floor Observatory)
  • Skip-the-line access to Top Deck (102nd Floor)
  • 3 Course Prix fixe dinner at STATE Grill and Bar
  • Complimentary glass of beer or wine at STATE Grill and Bar (restaurants selection based on current menus)

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

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher is non-refundable

Adult pricing applies to all packages

Minimum drinking age is 21

STATE Grill and Bar voucher valid for dinner from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Monday-Saturday. Blackout dates may apply.  Reservations strongly encouraged

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • Would highly recommend this tour - a great way to experience the Empire State Building and the food was fantastic! Very high quality and great choice.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Restaurant service was impeccable. Food was awesome. VIP pass worth it

  • We took this tour on October 25th, and really appreciated the fact to get the VIP band allowing us to pass all queues. It was not really clear on the description that you should go and fetch tickets to the full package, also here with VIP and passing the long ticket queues. We enjoyed this fact to just having the ability to use the VIP and never having to stop at any point! Lovely experience and worth the money. We also included the State Grill and had a late dinner at the ground floor of Empire State building. The Grill restaurant had a good choice of dinner menu and one free drink. We must admit the dinner was fantastic, every dish was perfect, and we really enjoyed this package fully and would highly recommend to buy it. Thanks for the great experience, but clarify the ticket and dinner options and timing aspects, as we had to walk back and forward to find the ticket office and fully understand time schedules.

  • Tour was excellent and as advertised. No surprises whatsoever. The view was amazing and the food was pretty good as well.

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