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 Building’s 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 Building’s first floor.
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  • Min price: $149.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: Empire State Building

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Dinner included
    • Editor's Pick
    • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • Exclusive to Viator
  • Operates: Monday - Saturday
  • Itinerary: DINNER AND A VIEWMonday - Saturday(Sample Menu)Prix Fixe MenuIncludes fountain soda, coffee or tea and choice of one from each sectionFIRST: 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
  • Inclusions:
    • 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:
    • Gratuities 
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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 are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • gavin.jenkins82

    - 06 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

    - 08 January 2018 -

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

  • elisabeth-steiner

    - 07 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

    - 29 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

    - 20 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
    - 12 December 2017 -

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

  • karl.bloomfield

    - 12 December 2017 -

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

  • 5
    - 05 December 2017 -

    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.

  • Becca

    - 05 December 2017 -

    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.

  • 5
    - 23 November 2017 -

    This tour was amazing!

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue. It has a roof height of 443.2 m. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan skyline is the group of the tallest and the most iconic skyscrapers in New York. Situated in midtown, Manhattan, the skyline became so popular, that its magnificent view symbolizes the whole New York city. The skyline includes the world known Empire State Building and Rockfeller Center.

Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park/Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, the East River, and 96th Street. The area incorporates several smaller neighborhoods, including Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville. Once known as the Silk Stocking...

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