STATE Grill & Bar, the refined restaurant on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, has recently revamped their fall culinary offerings, with Chef Morgan Jarrett at the forefront. To celebrate the bounty of provenant and seasonal ingredients, the STATE team has partnered with the Empire State Building Observatory team to offer lunch or dinner following a visit to the building’s observation deck. Guests can follow an iconic view of the city with an iconic meal in the building’s Art Deco signature restaurant, one of the best hidden secrets in New York.
This combined experience is an ideal travel destination for visitors to the city or for locals looking for a family trip or date night. Sunset is a particularly lovely time to visit and admire breathtaking panoramic views of New York City from 102 floors up.
From now through the end of the year, guests that purchase tickets to visit the Observatory will have the choice of either a two-course lunch for $40 or a three-course dinner for $60 at STATE Grill, tax and tip included.
“We are excited to share our slice of New York with travelers and also our neighbors,” said Chef Jarrett. “So many New Yorkers have never been to the Empire State Building. We’ve noticed how much fun they have when they finally make it here. With these new dining and ticket packages, we make it easy to be a tourist in your own town.”
Chef Jarrett is known for her modern style of cooking with a plant-based focus and local sourcing. Her hyper-seasonal menus are sourced locally from New York City’s farmers markets wherever possible, bringing the best of the region’s bounty to its most iconic building. Her new fall dishes include delectable beet root bucatini, red corn polenta fritters with tomato chutney, and berbere chicken with stewed chickpeas, greens and cauliflower. Meat-lovers can indulge in steak tartare with grilled naan or porcini-crusted filet mignon with pommes purée, and desserts include a rich and dark chocolate blackout cake with salted caramel ice cream.
The dinner and lunch ticket packages are available at the Empire State Building Observatory and on its website: esbnyc.com. Menus are available to view here.