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How STATE Grill & Bar’s menu honors its location in the Empire State Building

Executive Chef Morgan Jarrett balances classic and adventurous dishes to appeal to tourists and locals alike.

​Located on the ground floor of New York City’s landmark Empire State Building, STATE Grill & Bar must appeal to two demographics: tourists visiting the iconic skyscraper and office workers and locals looking for a chef-inspired lunch or dinner.

Executive Chef Morgan Jarrett bridges the two by balancing seasonal dishes geared to adventurous tastes with more familiar steaks, pastas and desserts. Signature cocktails are also a draw, and she works closely with the bar to create happy hour food that reflects her culinary focus.

Morgan Jarrett
Executive Chef Morgan Jarrett

Listen as Jarrett shares why farm-to-table cooking defines her menu, how she’s breaking out of her culinary comfort zone and what she’s planning for STATE Grill & Bar in 2023.

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