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

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Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

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.

This Viator Exclusive Tour is onlybookableon viator.com.

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 (restaurant’s 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

Itinerary:

DINNER AND A VIEW
Monday - Saturday
(Sample Menu)

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

FIRST:

  • 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

SECOND:

  • 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

DESSERT:

  • 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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22 reviews by the users

  • 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.

  • Our dinner was outstanding. As for the rest of the tour, there was no guide and you could do it in your own.

  • This was an exceptional tour and and an incredible value. I don't usually include meals as part of my tours because I feel like you don't receive the quality of food for the money. Wow, the State Grill was simply fantastic. The food, the preparation, and the service was the best.

  • Stunning, fantastic, breathtaking, worth every penny! To be in the museum without the rest of the world was a once in a lifetime experience. The guide loves what she does and wanted to give all the information she could about her favorite pieces, like the very first original piece in the museum!

  • Excellent. Highly recommended x

  • What a view - I thought the Rockafella was high until we did this. The weather wasn't great, but still had amazing views. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This view is a must and worth going all the way to the top.
    Our meal at the State Grill was really nice, it was my birthday and a meal I will always remember. The food was delicious and a special treat with desert - a chocolate Happy Birthday plaque and a candle - very thoughtful.

  • Outstanding value for money. Empire State at night time is truly magnificent. The staff were excellent - so attentive and courteous. Loved being ushered to the front - made the visit so much more enjoyable being able to avoid the queues.

  • The full option version is really good. Nice food, nice people and no waiting... no stress

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