Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) has opened the STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building in New York. The restaurant’s main entrances are located on the building’s 33rd Street lobby level and the north side of 33rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
“We are thrilled to open STATE Grill and Bar as part of the developing neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan and bring a sophisticated dining experience to the area,” says Nick Valenti, restaurateur and CEO of PRG. “STATE offers a menu that supports New York State and city purveyors and local businesses, as well as provides special event and private dining space for groups. Through our collaborative efforts with the Empire State Building, we have really created something so unique and so special, it could only happen at the Empire State Building.”
Designed by New York-based Richard Bloch Architecture, STATE Grill and Bar pays homage to the building’s rich history and 1930s Art Deco design. The main 2,800-square-foot, street-level space features a central bar and lounge between a 95-seat dining room and sleek open kitchen.
In addition, there is a 6,400-square-foot downstairs space that can accommodate up to 60 seated guests or 80 standing. The restaurant’s private dining rooms can be accessed through the restaurant and bar or through the building’s new concourse level lobby, which also hosts the its new 15,000-square-foot fitness center and management offices.