Allen Street Grill
Located on the second floor of Hotel State College, an iconic corner of hospitality in the community, the Grill has offered the community and alumni one of the grandest views of town and Penn State through floor-to-ceiling windows for more than 40 years. Thoughtfully restored and reimagined by new owners, Chef Karen Nicolas and the team set out to re-establish the Allen Street Grill as the epicenter of the downtown dining scene with a focus on local, quality ingredients and great hospitality.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chad was a great server and the food was top notch! Love the streamlined and delicious menu.
Service and our meal were excellent. The view of College Avenue and campus is wonderful. Nice wine list.
Fastest service I’ve EVER experienced at a nice restaurant.
Food was disappointing, especially since we had hoped it would get better with new management. Very expensive, portions too small, quality just average, especially relative to the price.
We had a delicious evening out at Allen Street Grill. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees and every one was very tasty and creative. The menu choices and preparation are far better than under previous ownership.
In a small town with very few finer dining options, the latest version of The Allen Street Grill is a welcome addition. We will definitely return.
I will be sending the restaurant a letter about their outrageous policy or the fact that meals are not cooked to order?
Best meal we've had in a State College restaurant in 13 years. Nothing to criticize about the food, the drinks, or the service, all of which were spot on. Please go and go often. It's the kind of casual sophistication our community needs in its dining repertoire and that a great college town should expect from itself. It may inspire other restauranteurs to follow suit. Or so we hope.
Nice up to date menu
Nice wine list with great selection options
Everything at the new ASG is on point! Slowly and steadily, I am making my way through trying one of everything on the menu. The new Burrata option is amazing. I thought pickled strawberries sounded questionable...and they turned out to be an amazing complement to the burrata and the peas!!!!
My first visit since new owner, menu, and decor. The food and service were excellent. There was a large group nearby and it was loud. The decor may also contribute to the noise as the floor is hard and bare. But it is hard to beat the view of So. Allen St. I would highly recommend.
We always have an amazing experience when we dine at ASG. I wish the menu was more expanded and offered of a few more entrées. Service and quality of food is always excellent.
I made the reservation on line and did not specify seating. Did think that the Hight top table was very comfortable and very out of the way I really wanted to see the new decor. Next time I will know better
Another great experience at Allen St Grill ...Downtown dining at it’s best !
Very accommodating staff-great service, delicious food creatively prepared & perfect signature cocktails.
Headed to PSU for an Easter visit with family and I’m glad we chose Allen Street Grill for dinner. The place is beautifully decorated and overlooks the Old Main. We shared several apps which were all delicious. The cocktails were superbly crafted. The menu choices are limited but that doesn’t matter since you will like anything you choose. The service was very attentive and professional. I highly recommend for your next occasion.
Really surprised at amazing food quality. From our greeting to the drinks to dinner. Allen Street over delivered. This was pur 2nd tune here and we’ll be back!
The entrees were beyond delicious and the portions are more in line with the price point. The wine list seems to have more appeal now - thank you!
Still wishing for a salad variety of some sort, although the kale salad was good and could be a shared app.
Our waiter was a repeat and he knocked it out of the park! Best hire.... value him as he made our night special, remembering details about our family.
We definitely sensed more of a groove and comfort from the staff as well as pride in making sure our everyday dining was a bit special.
Great dinner all around.
Spectacular service and great food. Foodie type place with great flavors on a smaller but varied menu. Entree size is perfect and deserts were out of this world
Everything was absolutely delicious
We will be back! A much fresher vibe with the renovations.
Visiting our son at PSU and brought him and his 2 friends here for dinner. The food was outstanding from start to finish. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be coming back!
I cannot recommend Allen Street Grill enough! The service, food and cocktails are impeccable. It's a historic and iconic landmark with the best view in town...overlooking College Ave and Allen Street in beautiful Downtown State College!
We had a really nice evening out. Food, service, ambiance. It was all really pretty perfect.
Food and service were both EXCELLENT Nice to see that an iconic landmark has been lovingly restored! Will definitely return!
Best food I’ve had in state college. Very good service
The food was great, the malt sauce in the steak was divine
Service was good. Food was just OK, fairly bland. Over priced for what it was.
Fun to go on Burger and Whiskey Wednesdays. So much food! Very Good. Service is always excellent - friendly, efficient. The manager visits the table. View from the dining area overlooks the town and campus.
Outrageously delicious sea scallops and the most gracious waiter we've ever had.
Love the new menu! Excellent food, drinks and service.
Had a great time here at this classic State College location. Perfect place to introduce someone to Happy Valley
The food and drink was excellent.
This is a place we will frequent.
Great few (always!), good service, attentive management, good location - best spot on State College.
Great food and service. Excellent meals, nice atmosphere.
Amazing flight of wine, appetizers and outstanding service and atmosphere - throughly enjoyable AND a must return to spot in beautiful downtown state college
way too long from order to table. Some were overcooked and other under cooked
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the remodeled Allen Street Grill last night! We started with 2 very nicely crafted cocktails and the grilled calamari appetizer, which was amazing. My Bone-in Ribeye was cooked perfectly, it was very flavorful. My wife's salmon was amazing and served with a spaghetti squash crepe. We loved that the food was not only flavorful but unique with local sourcing.
I think the Chef has created a great menu that utilizes the best ingredients. If you are looking for a great dinner in a clean, Covid responsible establishment, I recommend the Allen Street Grill!
Had dinner at Allen St Grill for my mother’s birthday. Experience was wonderful. There is a wonderful ambiance here. We had a great table overlooking College Ave. Food and drinks were wonderful. Service was top notch. Newer owners have done great things here. Would highly recommend for any occasion and will certainly be back
Amazing food and service from Tommy! It was so nice to be out for the first time in a year, and wow, the new Allen Street Grill is a treasured fine dining option that is sorely needed in Happy Valley. Thank you for the elevated experience and cuisine.
Excellent food, service and view of PSU! WE ARE fans of this restaurant!
You can order delivery directly from Allen Street Grill using the Order Online button. Allen Street Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 231-4745.
Allen Street Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.