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Allen Street Grill

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100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-231-4745
11:00 - 22:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grill is on the first floor of the iconic State College Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in the town. As such, it is not frequented by the students, who can be overwhelming at times. The menu will have something for most tastes, and the bar has a good selection of drinks, expertly dispensed by the barman, Josh. It... More 

Thank David O
State College, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service could have been better. We've been waiting for the waiter to take our order for forever. Then we proceeded to wait 30 minutes longer for the food to come. Each of my friends ordered steaks and we were highly disappointed. The steak was overcooked and lacked flavor. it also seemed somewhat not fresh. I would not suggest coming here.... More 

Thank juliawallflower
Valley Forge, PA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in State College a couple of days early for graduation and wanted to go out for a nice dinner. Upon arrival at the Allen Street Grill, we were seated promptly for our reservation, and then ignored for 20 minutes. The restaurant was busy, but was not packed like it might be on a weekend night. Once our server... More 

Thank bb3333
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

First of all thank you so much for letting us know of your recent trip to the Allen Street Grill. Also, thanks for giving us a reasonable rating considering your experience. We take all feedback seriously and will certainly share your experience with our management and staff. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food and service at a reasonable price... More 

York, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating my birthday and my son's. The food was excellent. My husband and I had the special. We were disappointed that the special was so much more expensive. When the specials were given, the price was not. But they did have $5 house wine!

Thank Barb W
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent visit to the Allen Street Grill and we're glad you had an overall good experience. We appreciate you dining with us, especially in celebration of 2 birthdays. We look forward to you making another trip back to see us. Take care. More 

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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at the Allen Street Grill were very nice. We had a reservation, and we were seated promptly, despite being 10 minutes early. They could have made us wait until our assigned time, but were very gracious to seat us early. I had a peachy sangria that was very tasty, just wish I could have had more of it.... More 

Thank MakingOurLifeMatter
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback during your recent trip to the Allen Street Gill. We are glad you had a good overall experience and that our service was good. One of the areas we are focusing extra hard on this year is paying attention to details. Our staff and management team missed out on this opportunity to WOW, you our... More 

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Get a table on the glass-enclosed balcony. While enjoying an excellent meal and drink, view the happenings at the crossroads of College Ave., Allen Street, and the PSU Mall. On the second floor above The Corner Room, the Allen Street Grill is a more leisurely meal in a great atmosphere.

Thank Publisher1109
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review of the Allen Street Grill. We're happy you had a great experience and hope to see you back here soon. Please don't hesitate to talk to one of our manager's should you need anything. Thanks again. More 

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145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to this place because my brother in law got an award at Penn State and it's where he wanted to go. The food was great but the service was slow. There wasn't a lot of people when we got there. We also had to ask for refills on our drinks. However, the atmosphere was really... More 

Thank Tabitha A
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of your experience at the Allen Street Grill. We appreciate you coming in and we will share your feedback with our staff. We are glad you enjoyed the food but are obviously concerned that our service wasn't up to your standards. I hope you will give us another chance and allow us to better... More 

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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We are here last night I had the crab bisque which was delicious we had the bruschetta appetizer fantastic my main course was the crab cakes they were outstanding the others had the filets which they loved what a great place our waiter Tommy was very good also this place is a must try if you are in the area.... More 

Thank MPK440
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying your recent evening with us at the Allen Street Grill. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and we appreciate you coming here. The selections you made from our menu are some of our better sellers and we take pride in our food quality, value and customer service. We will be sure to let Tommy... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The upstairs is glass, floor to ceiling. You have a good view up and down the street, as well as over towards Penn State. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent and plentiful. As we were there late on a Wednesday, most of the patrons appeared to be teaching staff, no students. But anyone would feel welcome... More 

Thank T P
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing the Allen Street Grill during your visit to downtown State College. We are so proud to have a business with such a great view in the heart of downtown State College. Thanks for providing positive feedback about your trip and we look forward to serving you again soon. Take care. More 

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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312 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a great view from the window. The food was excellent and so was the wait staff. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the parking in downtown State College.

Thank Electraglide2005
JoeShu1, Owner at Allen Street Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Allen Street Grill recently and we appreciate the positive feedback. We work hard to provide quality food and excellence in customer service, so we are glad you experienced that. We feel your pain relative to parking downtown. It is everyone's perception that it is a challenge. May I suggest you utilizing one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-231-4745
The Allen Street Grill, located directly above the Corner Room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street, promotes a casual gourmet dining experience, superb food, outstanding service and one of the best Town and Gown views in State College. Priced reasonably and offering upscale cuisine is always a challenge but Bert and Becky Burger, the husband and wife French Trained Executive Chef and General Manager, seem to pull it off with ease. From the moment you walk in the door and approach your seat overlooking the bustling sidewalk you become an integral part of this historic corner. The Grill also offers complete Lunch Service and a variety of Daily Specials to please the most discriminating palate. Full Bar Service is available along with an affordable award winning wine list. The Grill Management and Staff is excited for you to stop by with family and friends to experience The Allen Street Grill, 100 West College Avenue on the second floor, taking your dining experience to a higher level!

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