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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204


State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.


Explore the Pasta-bilities! – The Best Pasta is at State & Allen

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Looking for the best pasta in Dallas, Texas?


Want to get it on the cheap?!


Then listen up: Wednesdays at State & Allen are the perfect day for pasta. Each weekday, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar offers daily specials (which means deep discounts on our signature favorites.) And on Wednesday, that special is our Shrimp Fettucine with Fresno Cream Sauce! It’s a favorite around here and you’ve got to learn why!


Pasta for Lunch! Yum!

From 11am-4pm on Wednesdays, get our famous Shrimp Fettucine with Fresno Cream Sauce for only $8.95! Can’t make it for lunch on Wednesday? No worries! It’s a staple on our menu and available for lunch and dinner daily. 


What’s in the Pasta?

The pasta is made fresh, using only the freshest ingredients, and local too when we can. We make the noodles homemade, then we add sundried tomatoes, bacon, and shrimp to our rich Fresno cream sauce. It’s the stuff pasta dreams are made of!


What Goes Well with the Pasta?

When you’re getting a steal on some of the best pasta in Dallas, then you’ve got a little coin for some extras! Add a salad or a glass of wine. (Wednesdays are ½ price wine by the glass so even better!)


Any Other Pasta Dishes at State & Allen?

While there aren’t any other pasta dishes on our regular menu, our chefs are always created chef specials and you never know when another delectable pasta dish is going to grace the menu! You never know what it’s going to be, but you know it’s going to be good!


Come join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar and explore the pasta-bilities! We can’t wait to serve you at our Uptown restaurant and bar. We are conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Dallas, Texas. 

When It Doesn’t Have to Be Gourmet.

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At State & Allen, we love gourmet food. We do. And our menu reflects it. Our chefs take great care in creating a menu that delights the senses and leaves you satisfied.


But what if you’re in the mood for something a little bit more basic? State & Allen has you covered there too!


Basic Doesn’t Mean Low Quality.

When we say basic, we don’t mean “low quality.” We pride ourselves on only serving the highest quality menu items, but sometimes we do it with less fuss. Simple ingredients and simple cooking methods result in delicious food you can’t get enough of.


Simple Food. Delicious Results.

So what are some of these “less gourmet” food items we speak of?! Here are a few customer favorites you are sure to love too!


Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Who doesn’t love the flaky goodness of fish and chips? Ours our made with a specialty beer batter and fried to perfection. The result? Crispy chicken on the inside and a crunchy, flaky crust on the outside. Better yet – come see us on Friday and you can get these as part of our Friday specials at a discounted price!


State & Allen Chicken Strips 

These are a favorite around here – and for good reason! Our chicken is marinated in-house, rolled in 9 different herbs and spices, then fried. The result is tender, juicy chicken strips you won’t find anywhere else. There are so good we serve them on our regular menu at The Nodding Donkey too! 


Bacon Avocado Burger

Our take on the California burger, this burger has it all! We start with a signature beef patty (made with a combination of beef, veal, and chuck), then add bacon, avocado, and cheddar cheese to the mix. Served on a soft Challah, this burger is pure greatness.


State & Allen Pizza

Sure, we’ve got tons of gourmet options, but if you’re looking for something simple and familiar, we can always whip up a delicious pepperoni or all meat pizza. Pizzas are perfect for late night dining and use only local tomatoes in our homemade sauce for a freshness you can taste.


Ready for dinner? When it doesn’t have to be gourmet, you can still come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Serving the best food in Uptown Dallas, along with beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails. 

Green Dining in Dallas: 5 Little Ways that State & Allen Gives Back

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Our founders, Jonathan and Angela Calabrese, have built this company on the principles of good stewardship.

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 Sure, they love serving killer food in a fun, Uptown Dallas atmosphere, but they also love conserving the environment and reducing our carbon footprint along the way. 

That’s why – from Day 1 – they have implemented industry-leading, environmentally-friendly practices to care for our environment. 

So what green initiatives do we have? Read on to learn a few of our environmentally friendly practices that add up:


Bring Your Own Coffee Cup

Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Our philosophy is that if you bring your own coffee cup to brunch, then that’s one less dish to wash – and less energy and water spent in the process. But don’t worry – we’ll give you free coffee for your trouble!


Water Isn’t Automatic

In most restaurants, a glass of water on the table is a given, but at State & Allen, we do things a little differently. We are more than happy to bring you a glass of water if you’d like, but if you’re enjoying a cocktail, beer, or soda instead, we’ll just keep the water off the table. It saves on energy to produce ice and clean the glass – and conserves water too!


All To-Go Containers are Compostable

We love Styrofoam as much as the next guy, but you won’t find any here. Styrofoam takes years to decompose and isn’t good for the environment. Instead, we special order containers that are fully compostable and our plastic bags are 100% biodegradable, made from natural bioplastic polymers. 


We Recycle Cooking Oil

Why throw it out when it can be reused? We recycle our cooking oil where it gets turned into new and useful things (think biodiesel!)


At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we’re proud to be one of the most green restaurants in Dallas and at the forefront of green dining in Dallas. Have a suggestion on how we can improve?! Reach out! We love new ideas on how to further reduce our carbon footprint! 

What Makes a Great Pizza?

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Sometimes nothing satisfies like a great pizza. 


At State & Allen, we get this and our goal is to make the best pizza in Dallas. But it’s steep competition out there…what sets our pizza apart? Here’s what we think makes a pizza worthy of your affections:


The Crust

Here’s where it starts. Our dough is fresh and made in-house daily with only the finest ingredients. You’ll love the soft crust, perfect for dipping. And here’s another perk: we offer gluten free crust too! So whether you’re Celiac or just want to cut the gluten, State & Allen can accommodate you. Simply ask your server while ordering.


The Sauce

The tomatoes can make or break the sauce, and that’s why we only use the freshest, local tomatoes available. All of the tomatoes in our homemade sauce are Texas grown, creating a sauce that’s simmered to perfection.


The Toppings

Oh – the toppings. Whether you’d like to make your own pizza or choose from one our signature gourmet pizza offerings, one thing you can count on is choices! So many toppings to choose from. Everything from pepperoni and black olives, to pineapple and gouda, to roasted garlic and arugula, and even balsamic shallots and wild mushrooms. You can choose a signature favorite like the Mighty Meaty or Margherita, or you can make something that is entirely your own. Either way, how can you go wrong?


Half Priced Pizza

You know what makes good pizza great?! Pizza that’s half off! Come see us at State & Allen on Mondays and you’ll get all of our pies half off as part of our Monday special. Pair it with a craft beer or a bottle of wine and life is good. 


Join us this week for the best pizza in Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

Join us for Craft Beer Tuesdays at State & Allen!

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Ever feel like Tuesday is just…well…Tuesday?!


It’s just one of those days that doesn’t get much love. 


Wednesdays are Hump Day, Fridays are for celebrating the weekend, and Sunday is Funday. 


Well at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we have a way to make Tuesdays more amazing: Craft Beer Tuesdays!


Craft Beer Tuesdays at State & Allen

So what is Craft Beer Tuesday? Every Tuesday, enjoy your favorite draft craft beers for half the price! All day. All night. Every glass is half off! What’s not to love about that?!


What’s Available?

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has a wide selection of craft beer, many from the great state of Texas. We pride ourselves on offering many unique beers, brewed around the country and around the state! You’ll also find local favorites like Community Brewing Co., Lakewood Brewing Co., and more. We have favorites like Revolver Blood & Honey, Peticolas Good Call, Saint Arnold 5 O’Clock Pils, and so many more. The selection varies often so you’ll want to come in and see the latest selection. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.


Pair it with a Chef’s Special

If you come during lunch hours on Tuesdays at State & Allen (11am-4pm), then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that we serve Chef Specials on Tuesdays! For just $8.95, enjoy gourmet, scratch kitchen dishes prepared especially for you. It’s something different every Tuesday, so join us each week to pair the Chef Special with our half priced craft beer in Dallas


Let’s turn Tuesdays into a beloved day of the week! If you are ready for the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas, then come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 


*Prices and specials subject to change. Ask your server for current offers. 

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Lighter Fare: Enjoy a Summer Salad at State & Allen

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When the heat index rises, the last thing you want is a heavy meal!

Whether you’re looking for a light midday lunch or a simple dinner with friends, Dallas salads at State & Allen are always a good choice! Here are a few of our salad menu favorites:


The Original Silver Bowl Salad


We’ll start off with our most popular salad! This is the one that guests rave about, and it’s easy to see why. This filling salad is loaded with chopped romaine, red bell peppers, orange slices, grapes, bacon bits, and chicken, topped in Balsamic Vinaigrette and Caesar dressings. 


Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad


Looking for something different? This salad boasts an Asian flare with seared rare Ahi tuna, cucumbers, jicama, radish, and carrots, over a bed of Napa cabbage, then drizzled in miso peanut vinaigrette. It’s tangy and fresh, with the perfect balance of flavors. 


Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard Salad


Purple hull peas are one of our favorite summertime vegetables and we love how they meld seamlessly into this warm summer salad. Wild mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, pine nuts, goat cheese, olive oil, and Balsamic dressing finish off this delicious salad. 


Mediterranean Salad


A simple salad that many of our customers order on the regular, the Mediterranean salad is classic and delicious. You’ll love the warm pita and hummus served alongside a crisp salad loaded in olives, red peppers, artichokes, and more.


Any of our salads at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar can be customized to your liking, including adding your choice of protein. Avocado, chicken, shrimp, and Portobello mushroom are all available for order on your Dallas salad


Ready to experience and delicious summer salad at State & Allen? Come see us this week for lunch or dinner. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best restaurants in Uptown Dallas

How to Choose a Great Wine at a Restaurant

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Whether you’re visiting State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for a date night, business dinner, or just a night out with friends, wine lists can be daunting. Many worry about ordering wine, and we totally get it. 


At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, our staff is well trained in our wine menu and here to offer any assistance you need in choosing the right wine for you and your group. Here are a few other tips on how to choose a great wine here, or at any other restaurant:


Look Ahead of Time


If you’re nervous about making a decision on the wine list, why don’t you ask to see the menu in advance? Ours is readily available on our website, but you can always call the restaurant as well in order to get the most up-to-the-minute wine list and what we are offering today. Ask on the phone for recommendations and do a little research about wines that catch your eye. You’ll look like a pro when you walk in that evening! 


Stall with a Great Sparkling Wine or Craft Cocktails


Not sure where to start and need a minute longer to get your bearings? Just order a great sparkling wine, such as Prosecco, to start everyone off. Sparkling wine is light and refreshing, pairing well with most of our starters. Not into sparkling wine? A craft cocktail from State & Allen is always a good choice.


Look for Unique Wine Regions 


Go out of the box and choose a unique wine region you haven’t heard of before. You get style points for being adventurous, and your fellow dining guests will probably love it too. Not sure what the regions are or the type of wine? You can always ask for direction from our staff. 


Now you’re ready! Come enjoy a wonderful wine with us here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar - the best restaurant in Dallas! Oh – and we’ve got half priced wines on Wednesdays, so even more bang for your buck.


*Special pricing and menu subject to change. Ask server for current offers. 

Dallas Catering Made Easy at State & Allen

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Few restaurants in Dallas know more about catering that State & Allen. 


Our founder and owner, Jonathan Calabrese, opened his catering business – Savory Catering – long before State & Allen, The Nodding Donkey, or Maple Landing were ever a thought. Savory Catering still operates as one of the top catering companies in Dallas, but did you know that you can also order catering from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar?


Mouthwatering Fare

The same mouthwatering, delicious dishes you order at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar are available via a catering order. At State & Allen, we take pride in all of our dishes and want your catering to be fresh and flavorful, creating memories your guests won’t soon forget. Enjoy some of our most ordered catering options like the Mediterranean Salad, Margherita Pizza, Smoked Turkey Club Sandwiches, and the Love Love Bowl.


Catering for Events Big or Small

Whether you are hosting a large corporate luncheon or an intimate party at your home, State & Allen can deliver gourmet food every time. We have the flexibility to make any gathering exactly what you want it to be. 


Exceptionally Easy Online Ordering

You don’t even have to pick up the phone to place a catering order! Simply visit our homepage and click the Order Catering tab. There, you will be transported to our simple catering site, complete with all the details and information you need to place your order and guarantee a flawless event. Plus – we are currently offering $25 off your first order of $100 or more! There has never been a better time to try Dallas catering from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!


When you’re looking for the best Dallas catering, count on State & Allen to pull your event together without lifting a finger! Call us today to set up your order or order online. 

How to Grill the Perfect 4th of July Burger

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The 4th of July and Summer cookouts are right around the corner. If you’re planning a backyard bash, then State & Allen – purveyors of some of the best burgers in Dallas – has a few tips on how to grill the perfect 4th of July burger:


Start with the Right Meat

You want that meat juicy, right? Then don’t go to lean! We realize many enjoy using leaner varieties of ground beef in recipes, but when it comes to burgers, opt for an 80/20. Ground chuck with a little ground sirloin would be an excellent combination!


Another tip on the meat: make sure it’s freshly ground. The meat that’s been previously frozen has been packed down, lending itself to a more tough burger. You’ll get maximum juiciness out of freshly ground meat. 


Dimple the Patty

Here’s a trick to keep perfectly flat patties every time: as you’re shaping the meat, make the patty about 1 inch thick, then dimple the middle of the patty. As the meat cooks, it will expand and you’ll get a perfect patty.

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If it Sticks, Don’t Flip

Clean and spray the grate before beginning your grilling, but once the meat is on, let it rest. Test the corner of the meat and if it pulls way easily, then you’re ready to flip!


Only Flip Once

Once you’ve flipped the meat, let it sit! It is tempting to want to continue prodding at the meat, but the more you flip, the more tough the meat will be because the juices leak out every time. 


Enjoy your 4thof July plans, and if you’re looking for the best burger in Uptown Dallas and aren’t in the mood to grill, come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Your tastebuds will thank you! Serving lunch and dinner daily. 

Summer Lunch Specials – Available Now at State & Allen!

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Who’s into taking long lunches this summer when pretty much everyone seems to be on vacation? 

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Yes, us too!


Join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar and make that long lunch a deal! Every day of the week, we offer amazing lunch specials. These specials are generally smaller portions of our popular dinner menu, at prices that can’t be beat. Here’s a rundown on what we’re currently offering during our Dallas summer lunch specials:


Monday – Half Priced Pizza


Gourmet, made-from-scratch pizza at half the price – that’s what Mondays are all about! This lunch deal actually happens to extend all day, meaning you can enjoy our great selection of pizza all day long – and get it half price! Delicious choices like Wild Mushroom, Texas Supreme, Meaty Meat, and Margherita will make your mouth water. 


Tuesday – Chef’s Special: $8.95


The Tuesday chef’s special is where it’s at! This is many of our regulars’ favorite day of the week because they get to enjoy amazing chef fare at a fraction of the price. You never know what it’s going to be, but you know it will be good!


Wednesday – Shrimp Fettuccine with Fresno Cream Sauce: $8.95


One of our most popular dinner deals makes a splash at lunch! Enjoy tender shrimp, wallowing in our creamy fresno sauce, served over fettuccine. 


Thursday – Texican Thursday: $8.98


Enchiladas, tacos, flautas…you never know what Texican Thursday is going to bring! But you know it’s going to be amazing Tex-Mex at lunch special prices. 

Friday – Beer Battered Fish & Chips: $8.95


What a way to spend your Friday lunch?! Join us and get a great deal on our flaky, hand-battered fish and chips!


Lunch Specials are available between 11am-4pm, so come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 


*specials subject to change without notice. Ask your server for details. 

Foodie Friday: What is Wagyu Beef?

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There are many different types of beef out there, and you may have seen menus around town advertising “wagyu beef.” What is it? What makes it different than traditional beef? State & Allen – the best scratch kitchen restaurant in Dallas, Texas - explains:


What is Wagyu Beef?


Wagyu beef is essentially Japanese cattle. The name itself even means “wa” – Japanese and “gyu” – cattle. Wagyu cattle were originally raised for agriculture purposes where the ability to work long hours was key. This aided in the development of the muscle and created unique fat marbling throughout the meat, which Japanese Wagyu is known for. 


What makes Wagyu different than Traditional American Beef?


As we said earlier, it’s all about the breed. If a particular cut of meat is considered “Wagyu,” it must come from the lineage of Japanese Wagyu cattle, either straight from Japan or raised in the United States. 90% of Wagyu beef is considered prime meat, while only 5% of traditional angus beef is considered prime. It’s premium for a reason. 


What Makes Wagyu Special?


Research has shown that the marbling in Wagyu beef is indeed special. In fact, studies have shown Wagyu beef has 300% more monosaturated fats (the good fats seen in salmon and olive oil) than traditional beef! Also, it is high in Omega 3, Omega 6, oleic acid, has low cholesterol levels, and may have cancer fighting properties. How’s that for special?! It may just change the way you see the health benefits of beef. Some studies also note that the diet of Japanese cattle is different that American cattle and that cattle grown there can have added health benefits from its environment.


Our chefs at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar enjoy creating daily chef specials to keep the menu interesting, and sometimes you’ll find Wagyu dishes available! Come see us this week to see what our chef’s are cooking up in their scratch kitchen! We’d love to see you for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or weekend brunch at State & Allen.

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What Makes Napa Valley Wine So Good?

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Have you ever wondered why some regions of the world make fabulous wine – and then others either can’t grow grapes or the wine is just “meh?”


The Napa Valley in Northern California is a region known for its plentiful grapes, gorgeous vineyards, and top notch wine. But what makes the Napa Valley so special and why is that wine so dang good? 


The Fault Lines Make for Amazing Soil

The same fault lines that cause catastrophic damage across California from time-to-time are the same fault lines that build the soil in unique ways only an earthquake can. The Napa Valley sits on what is known as a “step-over.” It’s a strange gap of land that isn’t cut by the San Andreas fault, but is directly in its path. The result is major tension on the soil, multiple plates merging together, etc. – and all of that leads to amazing, mineral rich soil that you can’t find just anywhere in the world. 

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Mediterranean Climate

The Napa Valley is within just 2% of the world that is categorized as a Mediterranean climate, and this climate is a jackpot when it comes to growing the best grapes. Think warm, dry days, merged with cooler evenings, that create the perfect setting for grapes to grow plentifully. This climate is set into motion by the presence of mountains and ocean both within close proximity. 


Unique Geographical Elements

Mountains, ocean, and even a river all make the Napa Valley unique and perfect for growing grapes. The Vaca Range and the Mayacamas Mountains provide a shield from winds and cooler temperatures. The Napa River flows abundantly through the region. And just over those mountain ranges, you’ll find the salty sea breezes of the ocean. 


Ready to try some Napa Valley wine? State & Allen Kitchen + Bar - the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas, Texas has a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines available, each perfectly curated to impress your tastebuds. 

Are you Familiar with our Daily Dallas Drink Specials? 

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It’s come to our attention that even some of our regulars aren’t familiar with the State & Allen daily drink specials, and frankly, that’s a shame. 


As the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas, we are known for our huge menu of amazing signature cocktails, wine, spirits, bottled beer, craft beer on tap, etc. – but many of you aren’t aware of our daily discounts on these very same, delicious drink offerings. So here ya go. Read on to learn more about the Dallas drink specials, available daily at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar:


Monday – Happy Hour Speicals from 3-7pm


Mondays are rough, but they get a little better at State & Allen when you stop by and get $3.50 domestics, $4.50 house wines, $3.50 triple threat specials featuring New Amsterdam vodka, Jim Beam whiskey, and Camerena tequila. 


Tuesday – Half Priced Draft Beer


Whether you enjoy domestics or local craft beer, all our drafts are half priced on Tuesdays! We pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of featured beers – including many you may never have tried at just a fraction of the price. 


Wednesday – Half Priced Wine by the Glass


Whiney Wednesday at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar will help get you over the hump! Check out our extensive wine menu, featuring perfectly curated reds, whites, and sparkling wines. Now sure what to order? Just as your server or bartender. They have a wealth of knowledge and can point you toward a wine you’ll love.


Thursday - $3.50 Moscow Mules, 7pm-Close


This time of year, an ice cold Moscow Mule in a copper mug is just what the doctor ordered. And can you believe this deal?! Just $3.50 each from 7pm-Close on Thursdays!


Friday – All Day Happy Hour


Remember those awesome happy hour specials we mentioned for Monday? Well, apply those to Friday….make that all day long Friday! There’s never a bad time to pop in for a drink and a bite to eat to get great Dallas drink specials.


Saturday/Sunday – Brunch Specials 10am-3pm


Join us for our Dallas weekend brunch and get $3 mimosas, $3.50 greyhounds, tequila sunrises, and screwdrivers, and of course $6 Bloody Mary bar. 


Everyday is a great day to join us at State & Allen and get great drinks – and great drink specials! See you this week at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, your favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar

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The Perfect Dallas Burger is Yours at State & Allen

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Burgers are about as American as it gets.

They seem so basic – a little meat, veggies, and maybe cheese stacked between two buns – and yet there are always new twists on the standard. 


If you’re looking for fresh twists on the original burger, then you’ve come to the right place! State & Allen has reinvented the traditional hamburger several ways, and all you need to do is bring you appetite!


Step 1: Choose Your Protein

Who said a burger has to include beef?! Sure, our signature beef patty is a customer favorite, but we have a few other offerings as well. Choose between the signature beef patty (which is a combination of ground brisket, chuck, and veal actually), turkey, or lamb. Each is delicious, prepared from the freshest, 100% natural meat. 

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Step 2: Choose Your Toppings

Depending on your protein choice for the best burger in Dallas, we offer a variety of complimentary toppings to bring out the best in every bite. If you’re going with a signature beef patty, our Bacon Avocado Burger is one of our most popular burgers, topped with bacon, avocado, and cheddar cheese on a challah bun. Want to be more adventurous? Then maybe the kimchi burger is for you, complete with Korean-style kimchi, bacon, and gochujang mayo. Peruse the menu and make your burger just the way you like it! 


Step 3: Choose a Side

 Of course we offer traditional hand cut French fries, but feel free to choose one of our other sides instead! We offer potato salad, a side salad, sweet potato fries, elote, Caesar salad, or a cup of soup as options as well. 


Ready to sink your teeth into the perfect Dallas burger? Then visit us at State & Allen this week for lunch, dinner, or happy hour! Just don’t forget to order a craft beer or cocktail to go with it! (And with drink specials as good as ours, it’s a no brainer.)

*Specials and menu items subject to change. Ask server for current offers.

Need a Pizza & Wine Night? Get the Best at State & Allen!

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Raise your hand if you’re in desperate need of a pizza and wine night!


Sometimes you just need a night to enjoy Dallas gourmet pizza and sip on the best vino in town, so we wanted to remind you that State & Allen has some amazing pizza options that won’t break the bank! Here are 4 reasons our guests love the Dallas gourmet pizza at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar: 


1.   Only Local, Texas Tomatoes Allowed

At State & Allen, we make our own red sauce and it’s only made with the freshest local produce right here from the great State of Texas. Every single tomato that goes into our sauce is sourced from Texas, giving our sauce a freshness you can taste. (Plus you can feel good that you’re supporting a smaller carbon footprint.)


2.   Gluten Free Options

Whether you’re celiac or just want to cut gluten from your diet, State & Allen is happy to accommodate. When you order, simply tell your server you’d like our gluten free crust option. Then top it with some great options like the Margherita or the Wild Mushroom. So good. 

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3.   Options Galore

 When it comes to pizza at State & Allen, the world (and we’re talking the pizza world here) is your oyster. We’re got so many great options to choose from with 4 different sauce options – tomato, pesto, garlic oil, or truffle béchamel – and endless toppings. Load the pizza up with your favorites and enjoy!


4. Gourmet without the Guesswork

On the flip side, we can easily take the guesswork out of what pairs well together. Our Dallas gourmet pizza menu is full of tasty options, thoughtfully created with unique flavor profiles you’ll appreciate and savor with each bite. 


The next time you’re in the mood for a pizza and wine night, join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar - the best restaurant in Dallas, Texas! With an extensive wine menu, bar menu, and gourmet pizza menu, you’re sure to make it a weekly affair. 

What’s on Tap at State & Allen? New Spring Drink Specials Available.

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Raise your glass if you’re loving the Spring weather!

Yep, we are too – and with a new season comes some changes to our drink menu.

At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, having a well-stocked bar with a huge variety of craft beer on tap is one of our highest priorities. That’s why we evaluate our menu each season, incoproating new craft brews you possibly haven’t heard of – or bringing in seasonal microbrews to whet your whistle. Here are a few of our Dallas drafts, available now at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas: 


Ace Space Blood Orange Craft Cider

Looking for a brew that pairs well with our Dallas brunch? Then this is it! This cider has that tangy, citrusy zest of a mimosa, complete with a little carbonation and a dry finish. If you want something fresh, this Blood Orange Craft is for you! 


Breckenridge Summer Pilsner

Hailed from the mountains of Colorado, you’ll feel ready for any adventure when you sip on this crisp Summer pilsner. We love that this Bohemian style pilsner is both floral and earthy, with a subtle spice and sweetness that balances perfectly with each sip. Best for sipping on our Dallas patio on a beautiful Spring day!

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Founders Blushing Monk 

After dinner, order an ice cold glass of Founders Blushing Monk to finish off your meal. A dessert in and of itself, it’s loaded with berries. You’ll see those berries in its rich red hue and you’ll taste them with every sip. Pairs well with fruit, cheese, and desserts.


Oak Highlands Tipsy Goat

We love supporting local breweries and Oak Highlands has quickly become one of our favorites. Their Tipsy Goat is on tap here at State & Allen and we love the light hops of this beer combined with the malty nose, all wrapped up in a bright golden package. 


These are just a few of the great beers we have on tap here at the best restaurant in Dallas, Texas! Check out the full list at Taphunter, and visit us this week for craft beer, paired with amazing scratch kitchen cooking.  

Let us Take Care of Dinner – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

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Ever have those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking? 


Yes, us too. And often!


Want gourmet, scratch kitchen food and not just another fast food dinner? 


Then let us take care of dinner! At State & Allen, it’s gourmet cooking in a casual, non-pretentious setting. Whether you’re here for a date night or a family affair, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has something for everyone. (And it keeps your kitchen clean.)


Gourmet Dallas Entrees


When you’re looking for the best restaurant in Dallas, Texas, you want fresh ingredients. State & Allen always uses fresh ingredients to create some amazing flavor combinations! For dinner, give our Pan Seared Scallops a try, served with roasted corn, pork belly risotto, broccolini, and drizzled in brown butter sauce. Or maybe the Hickory Smoked Quail, coated in a maple-balsamic demi glaze, then served with sweet potatoes gratin. And lastly – if neither of these great Dallas entrees make your mouth water – then what about one of our customer favorites, the Shrimp Fettuccine with homemade pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and a smoked fresco cream sauce. So creamy and delicious, there is a reason it’s been a staple on our menu for years! 

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Get it Delivered!


Not in the mood to leave the house and don’t want to bother with cooking? State & Allen Kitchen + Bar delivers! As a restaurant that participates in Dallas restaurant delivery, we know ease of ordering is imperative. Simply scroll down on the homepage until you see the Order Online symbol, select your menu options, and follow the simple prompts to checkout. Pretty much everything on our menu is available for delivery: sandwiches, burgers, salads, entrees, soups, appetizers, and more.


So the next time you want a great, gourmet Dallas dinner but don’t want to bother with cooking, join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas!

Texican Thursday + MLB Opening Day = A Winning Combination

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It’s MLB Opening Day, and with this gorgeous Dallas patio weather, we can’t wait to dine al fresco and catch a game or two! 


MLB Opening Day couldn’t have landed on a better day of the week either because Thursdays at State & Allen are Texican Thursdays!


What’s Texican Thursday at State & Allen?


Glad you asked! Each day of the week at State & Allen, we offer Dallas daily specials. The specials range from sandwiches, to burgers, to gourmet entrees, and more – and on Thursday – it’s Tex-Mex done the State & Allen way (ahem Texican style). 

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What’s on the Menu?


See, here’s the beauty of Texican Thursday. You just never know what the special of the day will be! These are daily specials cooked up fresh in our Dallas scratch kitchen by our chefs. They are not advertised and they are not regular menu items; our Texican Thursday specials are created just for you! 


All the Texican Thursday Specials Available All Day?


Not quite all day, but join us anytime between 11am-4pm to indulge in the best Tex-Mex in Uptown. Expect to see enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, flautas, and more – you’ll want to be here every Thursday to see what all the fuss is about. 


Grab a Craft Beer to Go with It!


You know what makes that Texican Thursday entrée even better?! Craft beer of course! State & Allen has an extensive menu of craft beer, carefully selected from local breweries – and those not so local – to give you the best selection of craft beer around. Bottled and on tap, just ask your server for details on what’s available today. We promise you won’t be disappointed. 


Join us today – and every Thursday – for Texican Thursdays at State & Allen! We can’t wait to see you at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas, Texas


*Specials and menu items subject to change. Ask your server for current offers. 

Enjoy this Patio Weather with Dallas Drink Specials at State & Allen

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It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week in Dallas, and when the weather gets nice, there is only one place we want to be: on the patio. 


If you’re craving a little Vitamin D – and a tall glass of something cold – then State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has you covered!


Best Patio in Dallas, Texas


We hate to brag, but really – who has a better patio than State & Allen?! Located at the corner of State St. and Allen St., our wraparound patio is perfect for people watching, catching up with friends, and even hanging out with your dog! (Yes, our patio was the first in Dallas to be dog friendly.) Join us for lunch, dinner, brunch, or drinks anytime!



Dallas Drink Specials Everyday at State & Allen


There is something about porch sittin’ that just begs you to have a drink in hand. At State & Allen, we’ve got you covered! With an extensive bar menu, complete with beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails, and more, there is truly something for everyone. And bonus: we’ve got drink specials every day of the week, making that drink even more palatable. Here’s the rundown:


·      Monday-Friday Happy Hour – 3-7pm: Enjoy $3.50 domestics, $4.50 house wines, and $3.50 Triple Threat: New Amsterdam Vodka, Jim Bean Whiskey, and Camerena Tequila. 

·      Tuesday Half Priced Drafts – All Day Long: Our vast selection of draft beer in half price on Tuesdays! Get your favorite local Dallas craft beer, domestics, or imports at a fraction of the price. 

·      Wednesday Half Priced Wine – All Day Long: We call this Winey Wednesday because it’s the perfect night to grab your girlfriends and catch up on all the latest happenings over a glass or two. At half price, who can blame you for making this a weekly event?

·      Thursday $3.50 Moscow Mules – 7pm-Close: There is just something about a mule that everyone loves! Join us on Thursday nights for Moscow mule drink specials and dinner.

·      Friday Happy Hour All Day: Remember those happy hour specials we mentioned above?! Grab them all day on Fridays! 

·      Weekend Brunch Cocktails 10am-3pm: $6 Bloodys, $3 Mimosas, $3.50 Greyhounds, Tequila Sunrises, and Screwdrivers. 


This is just a sampling of all the great Dallas drink specials available at State & Allen! Join us this week for Dallas patio weather and ask your server what the specials are for the full rundown. 


*Specials and menu items subject to change. Please ask your server for current offerings. 

5 Gourmet Sandwiches to Sink Your Teeth Into

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Looking for an easy lunch? 

Maybe you want a light dinner?

No, we aren’t talking about the classic pb&j your mom sent you for lunch in 5th grade. 

 We’re talking gourmet, filling, and mouthwatering sandwiches you’ll crave long after the last bite. Here are 5 delicious Dallas sandwiches to sink your teeth into at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar:


1.   Italia Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Ooey gooey grilled cheese gets a makeover and you’re gonna love it! We start with rustic white bread, then load it with fresh mozzarella cheese, spinach, artichoke, tomato, and basil, then grill it up to golden perfection. It’s so good and pairs really well with our venison and Wagyu chili. 


2.   Crispy Pork Belly Cuban Sandwich


Our State & Allen Cuban sandwich is a spectacular twist on the original ham and cheese favorite. Our sandwich features house pickled jalapenos, ham, pickles, swiss cheese, and our house State & Allen mustard. 


3.   Baja Chicken Sandwich


We start with a challah bun, then load it up with tender chicken breast, avocado, corn pico, pepper jack, and our cholula mayo. This fresh flavor combo will have you wishing for warmer weather and days by the pool!


4.   Blackened Fish Sandwich


We could all benefit from adding a little more fish to our diet; why not do it with our blackened fish sandwich?! Flaky white fish, slaw, and a red tartar sauce, all on a challah fun makes this sandwich perfection. Also try it as tacos! 


5.   Curry Chicken Salad Pita


Our curried chicken salad is like nothing you’ve had before, loaded with grapes, toasted pistachios, red bell peppers, spinach, and of course, curry chicken. Pair it with one of our handcrafted cocktails or a craft beer straight from the tap. 

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Come to State & Allen this week and try one of these delicious gourmet sandwiches in Dallas, Texas!