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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204

214-239-1990

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.

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Enjoy Daily Drink Specials on the Best Patio in Dallas

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It’s been a gorgeous week here in Dallas, Texas – lots of sunshine, mild temps…it’s perfect for enjoying an ice cold craft beer or a glass of red wine on the patio.

 

Oh – but which patio to choose?? Dallas has a lot of great patios, but we’re pretty sure the patio at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar tops the list. A great location, plus amazing gourmet food and daily drinks specials, you can’t go wrong! Come grab a seat and enjoy one of these amazing Dallas drink specials, served up daily:

 

Monday-Friday

Happy Hour: 3-7pm

 

Sneak out of work a few minutes early (we won’t tell!) and grab a drink with us! From 3-7pm enjoy $3.50 domestics, $4.50 house wines, or any drinks that are part of our Triple Threat (New Amsterdam vodka, Jim Beam Whiskey, or Camerena Tequila).

 

Tuesday

½ Price Drafts All Day

 

If you’re looking for the best selection of delicious draft beer, then State & Allen is your place! And on Tuesdays, enjoy any of our great beers on tap for just ½ price. Go with the Revolver Blood & Honey or try something new and adventurous. You can have both when they are half off!

 

Wednesday

½ Price Wine All Day

 

We call it Wine Down Wednesdays and it’s the only way to spend your Hump Day. Grab a few friends and head over to the patio to relax over a glass of your favorite red wine.

 

Thursday

$3 Moscow Mules

 

The weekend starts early at State & Allen – the best restaurant and bar in Dallas, Texas – with $3 Moscow Mules all.day.long! Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect accompaniment to happy hour or a dinner on the patio.

 

Friday

Happy Hour All Day

 

Remember those happy hour specials we mentioned earlier? Well, Fridays at State & Allen mean Dallas happy hour all day! Come in for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or late night and you’ll get all these great specials anytime.

 

Weekend

Brunch Specials: 10am-3pm

 

Join us for a delicious Dallas brunch and $6 Bloody Mary Bar (the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown Dallas), $3 Mimosas, and $3.50 Greyhounds, Screwdrivers, and Tequila Sunrises. Oh and after 3pm - $3 Wells.

 

Ready to take in some beautiful Dallas patio weather? Join us on the best patio in Dallas - State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

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Earth Week Beer Fest – Only at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Here’s a fun fact: did you know that State & Allen was the first Green Certified Restaurant in Dallas, Texas?

 

That’s right – we’re always been committed to sustainable eating and preserving our environment. And that’s why we’re excited to share a whole week of two of our favorite things: beer and sustainable eating!

 

State & Allen’s Beer Fest: April 16-22

During the week of April 16, come into State & Allen for events geared toward Earth Day and our environment. Each day, we’ll be featuring craft beer from our favorite earth-friendly breweries and they’ll share how they brew in a sustainable fashion. Here’s the rundown on our schedule of events so you can be thinking about which day(s) to join us:

 

Monday, April 16: Deschutes Brewery

A leader in sustainable brewing, this Portland based brewery won the 2016 Sustainability Award for its green business practices. Oh – and the beer’s pretty good too! Come by on April 16 to learn more!

 

Tuesday, April 17: Franconia Brewing Co.

A North Texas favorite brewed right here in McKinney, Texas, Franconica’s craft beer is some of the best Bavarian style beer you’ve ever tasted. Not to mention, they are big on leaving a small carbon footprint and implementing green practices that make a big impact.

 

Wednesday, April 18: Community Beer Company

Delicious beer brewed with a purpose right here in Dallas, Texas! Visit us Wednesday for Dallas drink specials and more info.

 

Thursday, April 19: Karbach Brewing Co. and Jade & Clover Pop Up Plant Shop

This is one day you won’t want to miss! Karbach will be here with their amazing craft beer, and then Jade & Clover will also be here with a pop up plant shop. It’s just what it sounds like – enjoy some of the best beer in Dallas, Texas and plant your own plant while you’re at it.

 

Weekend: Dogfish Head Real Ale Brewing Company

Be on the lookout for more information on the Dogfish event, as we’re finalizing details for an amazing time!

 

These events will be ongoing throughout the day each day, so join us for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night and enjoy these fun events and try some new craft beer in Dallas, Texas!

 

Happy Earth Day from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the first Green Certified Restaurant in Dallas!

 

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Last Chance: Reserve Your Spot for State & Allen’s Uptown Dallas Easter Brunch!

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Brunch is always good at State & Allen, but Easter Sunday brunch is an extra special affair.

 

Gourmet Dallas Brunch

State & Allen infuses fresh flavors and ingredients with culinary expertise and brings you the best brunch in Uptown. Our menu is vast, with options for any palate. Here are a few customer favorites:

 

Sweet: Brioche French Toast

 

We start with a fresh brioche bun, then drizzle it with Texas spiced whiskey syrup and add a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Add seasonal fruit on the side, and you’ve got the perfect brunch entrée for any sweet tooth.

 

Savory: Eggs in a Basket

 

A classic breakfast option, our Eggs in a Basket entrée features 2 eggs cooked into the bread, then served with our signature purple potato hash and crispy bacon.

 

Hunger Buster: The Giant

 

Are you extra hungry? Give The Giant a try! Get 2 eggs just how you like them, fluffy homemade biscuits and gravy, bacon, and our purple potato hash.

 

Meatless: Omelet Calabrese

 

Named for our head chef, you can’t go wrong with the meatless Omelet Calabrese! Tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil pesto are cooked into your omelet, then topped with pine nuts and our balsamic reduction glaze. All eggs are free range. So good!

 

Brunch Cocktails: Bloody Mary Bar

 

Brunch isn’t complete without one of our signature brunch cocktails, and the ever popular Bloody Mary Bar! State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is home to the one and only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas, complete with everything you need for the perfect cocktail before your egg hunt. Not feeling a bloody mary? Mimosas, screwdrivers, greyhounds, and more are all drink specials during brunch.

 

Reserve Your Spot Today for our Dallas Easter Brunch!

 

Easter is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to reserve seating, as spots are filling up fast! Call us today to make a reservation! Our Dallas Easter Brunch will be served 10am-3pm, on Sunday, April 1.

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Now Booking our Dallas Party Room for Spring and Summer Events

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Today is the first day of Spring and we are itching for some warmer, spring weather. And with that spring weather comes a flurry of events: weddings, bridal showers, graduations, baby showers, birthday parties, and more.

 

If you’re hosting an event this Spring and are at a loss for where to host it, don’t forget about our fabulous Dallas party room at State & Allen!

 

Flexible Space to Make Your Own

 

One of the biggest reasons guests love booking our Dallas party room at State & Allen is that the space can be whatever you want it to be. The flexible, open floor plan allows for indoor and outdoor seating areas and breezeways, along with a plethora of options for seating and tables. Talk to our event coordinator about what your vision is for the event, and we can make it happen.

 

Delicious, Gourmet Food

 

The food is a focal point at most events, and so you want it to be delicious! At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, you never have to worry about the food. The gourmet, scratch kitchen quality you’ve come to enjoy in our restaurant is the same experience you’ll receive at your event. Heavy appetizers, a sit down meal, or maybe it’s just cocktails and desserts – our menu is completely customizable.

 

Ready to Book an Event at our Dallas Party Room?

 

Booking with State & Allen is easy! Simply fill out the form here or give us a call. Fill out all the pertinent information – number of guests expected, types of food you are requesting, possible dates, times, etc. – and our team can work up an all-inclusive quote. Everything is rolled into one number, so you know exactly what you’ll pay and won’t be nickel and dimed along the way.

 

Host your next corporate event, baby shower, wedding rehearsal, graduation party, or birthday party at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Spring Patio Weather: What to Order Now

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State & Allen has the best patio in Uptown Dallas, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or people watching with friends. So when spring patio weather in Dallas starts to roll in, we can’t help but get an extra spring in our step. (pun intended.)

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Anyway, on a beautiful weekend like this when the patio is calling your name, head to State & Allen and enjoy one of these deliciously curated dishes – each made with gourmet ingredients and inspired by the flavors of the season:

 

Appetizers: Charcuterie Board

Order your favorite glass of wine or draft beer and pair it with State & Allen’s delicious Charcuterie Board, prepared with artisanal cured meats, a variety of olives, State & Allen mustard, gherkins, sweet chili jam, and any other delicacies the chef might want to throw on that day. It’s the perfect accompaniment for Dallas happy hour or pre-dinner drinks.

 

Sandwiches: S&A Muffuletta

When it comes to sandwiches, lately we’ve been partial to the S&A Muffuletta – our take on the New Orleans classic. Each bite is chock full of cured meats including salami, capicola, and pepperoni, provolone cheese, and instead of the traditional olive spread, a sun-dried tomato tapenade. Yum.

 

Entrees: Filet Mignon

We’ve kind of obsessed with the filet mignon because A) it’s spectacular and B) it comes with two of our favorites: homemade three cheese mac and cheese and roasted vegetables. What’s not to love?! If you’re looking for the perfect entrée to celebrate the simple things in life, this is it.

 

Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Save room for dessert because you chocoholics are in for a treat! Our rich, flourless chocolate cake is drizzled in berry sauce and berries and served with a side of vanilla ice cream.

 

So on a beautiful Dallas evening, remember State & Allen is the place for dining al fresco! There’s no question we’re the best patio in Uptown Dallas

The Great Debate: Which Texas Bourbon is Your Favorite?

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We’re got pride the size of Texas when it comes to supporting our own.

 

Bourbon distilleries have been popping up across the great state of Texas, and we feel it’s our duty in life to try them all. Our team carefully curates a list of our favorites and then we offer those to you in our Dallas restaurant. So dare we ask… which Texas bourbon is your favorite? Here are a few we offer at State & Allen to jog your memory:

 

TX Bourbon

You can’t really go wrong with the award-winning flavors of TX Bourbon or TX Bourbon Whiskey. While almost every distillery in the country uses commercial yeast in their product, TX Bourbon uses a proprietary strain that they hand picked from a pecan in North Texas! On the rocks or neat, this bourbon delivers delicious undertones of caramel, cinnamon, and fruit.

 

Witherspoon

Deep in the heart of Old Town Lewisville, Texas you’ll find a distillery that specializes in the craft of small batch bourbon. Best enjoyed neat, this 100 proof whiskey packs a Texas-sized punch!

 

Balcones

The original Texas whiskey, Balcones distills all their whiskey on site, never reselling anyone else’s whiskey and never using barrels that are sourced from other distilleries. We carry 6 delicious Balcones whiskies, including the Balcones Rumble Cask Reserve, which is only released once every calendar year.

 

Herman Marshall

Herman Marshall is distilled right here in Dallas, Texas! We carry 3 different Herman Marshall Bourbons, including the Herman Marshall Rye – the best Texas rye! Here’s an insider tip: order this one with an ice cube, as it will open the flavor of the rye and release hints of vanilla.

 

Ready to sip on some delicious Texas bourbon? Visit us at State & Allen - your Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar - this week and tell us which one is your favorite!

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Environmentally Friendly: 4 Ways State & Allen Gives Back

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Not only do we care about delicious, farm fresh food, but we care about preparing it in a way that is good for our environment. That means finding local, sustainable food sources whenever possible and incorporating little changes into the way we do business that make a big impact.

 

Here are just 4 of the unique ways State & Allen seeks to give back and support a better planet:

 

1.   Compostable Takeout Containers

Do you ever think about the impact those Styrofoam takeout containers have on the environment? At State & Allen, we use specialty containers from Ecotainer that have a plastic liner derived from plants, making it perfectly biodegradable. Oh – and those plastic takeout bags? We order those from Trellisearth.com and they completely decompose with no harm to the environment.

 

2.   Bring a Mug for Free Coffee

Every little bit helps, and that’s why we offer our guests the chance to get free coffee if they’ll simply bring their own mug for Sunday brunch. It reduces the amount of dishes we must clean, in turn, reducing our water consumption.

 

3.   Recycling

Our office staff recycles anything and everything they can and also uses recycled paper. In the same way, our kitchen staff recycles all of our cooking oil (think biodiesel!).

 

4.   Water is Optional

It might sound weird, but we don’t automatically provide water at your table when you are seated. Your server will ask if you would like water, and if so, we will gladly provide it. If not, then you’ve just helped us conserve a little more water and energy.

 

These are just a few of the many ways State & Allen Kitchen + Bar gives back to help create a better planet. In fact, we’ve been named one of the top green restaurants in Dallas, Texas and we are so proud of that accomplishment!  

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Why Are Napa Valley Wines so Special? – State & Allen

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The Napa Valley in California has long been regarded one of the best places to get great wine, particularly in the United States. And here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas, we stock many delicious wines from the region. But why are wines from the Napa Valley so special? What sets them apart from other regions of the world?

State & Allen did a little investigating and here’s what we found out:

Unique Soil Combination

The soil in the Napa Valley is unprecedented in its variations, with most other wine regions around the world lucky to even have a fraction of the fertile soil that Napa does. At just 30 miles long and 4 miles wide at its largest point, the Valley is made up of varying topography, including the collision of two mountain ranges, volcanic soil from California earthquakes, varying sea levels that wash sediments in and out, and even wooded areas. These changes in topography are what make the soil uniquely suited to grow grapes of varying kinds – and do it well. There is no other wine region in the world with so many topography nuances to add flavor and depth to the wine.

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Perfect Climate

At the bottom of the Napa Valley, you’ll find the San Pablo Bay, and wine loves can thank this marine inlet for creating the perfect climate for grapes of all varieties. Napa is traditionally warm and growers worry about the grapes overheating, but it’s the winds of the San Pablo Bay that rush up from the south and will cool down the grapes so they can mature slowly.

Ready to grab a glass of Napa wine? State & Allen located in Uptown Dallas, Texas has a vast menu of red and white wine available by the glass – or by the bottle. All of our wines are carefully curated so you really can’t go wrong, and many of our selected wines are from the Napa Valley. And don’t forget about Wine Down Wednesdays, where we have the best wine specials in Dallas!

Sweet & Savory: State & Allen Brings You the Best Dallas Brunch

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Brunch just might be our favorite meal of the day.

 

That’s why, at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we take great care to provide a brunch menu that is delicious, with lots of scratch kitchen favorites and new options to keep it fresh.

 

We change the menu often, but one thing is for certain, we keep a balance of sweet and savory breakfast options to suit whatever mood you might be in. Before heading out the door to find the best brunch in Dallas, consider giving one of these delicious sweet or savory brunch options a try:

 

Sweet

 

Brioche French Toast

Fresh brioche bread is turned into a breakfast delicacy, then smothered in Texas Whiskey Spiced Syrup and a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Served with a side of fresh fruit, it offers up just the right amount of sweet that is easily cut by a cut of coffee and a Bloody Mary.

 

Waffle Christo

It’s exactly what it sounds like: a Monte Christo sandwich gone rogue for brunch! We stuff a waffle with ham and pepper jack, deep fry it in a tempura batter, then for just the right amount of sweet, you get to dip it in either Texas Whiskey Spiced Syrup or Raspberry Jam! It’s an absolutely delicious way to start your day.

 

Savory

 

Eggs in a Basket

Simple and satisfying, you’ll get two eggs cooked into your toast, served with bacon and our famous purple potato bacon’d hash on the side. Pair it with a mimosa, screwdriver, or trip to the Bloody Mary Bar, and you’re set!

 

The Giant

Bring your appetite if you order The Giant, because as the name implies, it’s a ton of food! You’ll receive two free range eggs cooked just as you like them, along with our fluffy biscuits and homemade gravy, and of course, bacon, and purple potato bacon’d hash on the side. A southern brunch doesn’t get much better than this.

 

So what are you in the mood for: sweet or savory? Either way, come by State & Allen Kitchen + Bar this next weekend for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! 

 State & Allen's Crab Cake Benedict - Delicious Brunch Option in Dallas, Texas!

State & Allen's Crab Cake Benedict - Delicious Brunch Option in Dallas, Texas!

4 Reasons to Love State & Allen’s Gourmet Pizza in Dallas!

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We’ll be the first to admit that there are a lot of great pizza places in Dallas. Each brings their own flare to the classic pizza pie, but we’re willing to bet our gourmet pizzas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar stack up well against just about any competitor.

 

If you haven’t tried the best gourmet pizza in Dallas at State & Allen, here are 4 reasons you’re going to love it:

 

1.   Homemade Red Sauce with Texas Tomatoes

We make our red sauce fresh in-house and we only use fresh, Texas tomatoes. Not only does it just taste better because the tomatoes are so fresh, but using local ingredients feeds into our green initiatives. It’s important to us to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, and this is just one more way we can do it.

 

2.   Gluten Free Options

Whether it’s a necessity or a dietary preference, State & Allen is happy to offer gluten free options to our guests. Simply tell your server you would like a gluten free pizza crust with your meal, and we’ll make it happen.

 

3.   Plethora of Choices

Choose a gourmet pizza off of our menu, or make your own with whatever ingredients you like. Either way, we can assure you it will be delicious!  Not only do we offer a red sauce, but there are pesto, truffle bechamel, bbq, or garlic oil options too. Layer your choice of toppings on top of whichever sauce you’d like.

 

4.   Available Late Night on the Weekends

Join us on the weekends – Thursday- Saturday night – for late night pizza. Grab drinks, mingle with your friends, and munch on some of the best stone-fired, gourmet pizza in Dallas, Texas!

 

If you haven’t tried the pizza at State & Allen, join us this week and give it a try! We are conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas.

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Anything But Bland: Gourmet Salads at State & Allen

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Many people think “salad” and they cringe.

 

We get it.

 

A salad doesn’t really compare to a filet mignon, but if you order a salad at State & Allen, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find. And with New Year’s Resolutions fresh on the brain, why not give one of our gourmet Dallas salads a try!

 

Entrée Worthy Options

Here’s the thing: we want you to be able to enjoy our salads as an entrée and not just a side or starter. What that means is that our salads are hearty; chock full of delicious ingredients sure to fill you up – without packing on the calories. Try unique protein offerings like portabello mushroom or shrimp. Or maybe add a creamy avocado. And of course, blackened chicken is always a good idea.

 

Dallas Scratch Kitchen Salads

Part of being a Dallas scratch kitchen means coming up with unique flavor combinations that wow the senses. Sure, we’ve got some familiar favorites, but we love trying new things too. Here are a few of the unique Dallas salads currently on our menu:

 

·      Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna: Perfectly seared rare Ahi Tuna is coupled with freshly chopped Napa cabbage, carrots, radish, cucumbers, jicama, spiced peanuts, and a miso peanut vinaigrette. Crunchy and light, you’ll love this salad!

·      Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard: Want something to warm you up on a cold North Texas day? Give the warm spinach salad a try! Chicken, wild mushrooms, purple-hulled peas, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, goat cheese, and pine nuts are drizzled in warm olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. It’s healthy comfort food for the win!

·      The Original Silver Bowl Salad: By far our most popular salad, it’s hard to resist the delicious tastes of the Silver Bowl Salad! Who wouldn’t love a bed of romaine lettuce piled high with spicy chicken, red bell peppers, orange slices, grapes, bacon, and 2 homemade dressings – Caesar and Balsamic Vinegarette?!

 

Join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar this week for some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas

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Merry & Bright: The Best Signature Cocktails are at State & Allen

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The holiday season is a time for merriment.

 

A time to spend with the ones you love, enjoying great food and great drinks, laughing and creating memories.

 

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar was founded on this idea of reveling in the simple pleasures. It’s why you’ll find our restaurant casual and unassuming, but with gourmet, scratch kitchen entrees and dishes that will wow even the most discerning palate.

 

But it’s not just the food that’s amazing! State & Allen handcrafts signature cocktails that will knock your socks off! Want your holidays to be a little more merry and a lot more bright?! Try one of these amazing Dallas cocktails!

 

Blackberry Pomegranate Mule

 

A holiday twist on the favorite Moscow Mule, our Blackberry Pomegranate Mule includes Skyy Vodka, infused with blackberry, pomegranate, and ginger beer.

 

Chopin Blue Cheese Martini

Looking for something savory and delicious? Try our signature Blue Cheese Martini. We start with the smooth taste of Chopin Vodka, then add gourmet blue cheese olives and blue cheese salt to the glass rim. So easy to drink, you’ll have a hard time limiting yourself to one!

 

Black Barrel Old Fashioned

It seems everyone has their spin on the traditional Old Fashioned, but we feel like ours is the best in Dallas. Ours uses tequila – Hornitos Black Barrel Vodka to be exact – and then we layer in orange peel, bitters, and a little simple syrup. Let us know how you like this spin on a classic!

 

Apple Pie Tini

Skip dessert, and order an Apple Pie Tini! It’s a little Red Delicious Vodka with some cinnamon syrup swirled in. Dessert never tasted so good!

 

These are just a few of the delicious signature cocktails waiting for you at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! We hope to see you this holiday season for brunch, lunch, dinner, or Dallas happy hour!

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Join us for Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

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We’ve gotten word from Santa that you’ve been really good this year…and as a treat….we would like to invite you to our first ever Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

 

Christmas Eve = Sunday Funday

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, which gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate with our famous Uptown Dallas brunch! Sausage, crispy bacon, eggs just the way you like them, homemade biscuits, and more – it’s the perfect stop before holiday shenanigans with family or last minute Christmas shopping. And of course, you can’t forget all the stellar drink specials, including $3 Greyhounds, $3 Screwdrivers, $2.50 Mimosas, and $ Tequila Sunrises.

 

All I Want for Christmas is Another Trip to the Bloody Mary Bar!

If a good cocktail is on your wish list, then be sure to visit State & Allen and the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown Dallas! We provide the fixins and the booze; you make it up like you like it! Celery, olives, onions, etc. – the bar will be overflowing with goodies to dress up your bloody. And for just $5, it’s a steal of a deal!

 

Brunch Served from 10am-2pm

Brunch will be available starting at 10am and going until 2pm on Christmas Eve, so you’ll have plenty of time to sleep in and then come on over. And bonus: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be bartending our event, so be sure to look for them behind the bar!

 

It’s going to be a morning of fun, food, and laughs – so make State & Allen a part of your holiday festivities! We’ll be closed Christmas Day, and then will reopen for bowl games on Dec. 26th.  So if you can’t make it to our Christmas Eve Brunch, be sure to pencil in another time to come see us during the holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays from your friends at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: State & Allen Gift Cards!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re stressing to find gifts for all the people on your list. Bosses, coworkers, best friends, family, secret Santas – it’s so hard to know what to get. And are there ever enough hours in the day to shop for this stuff?!

 

Well, we’re going to let you in on a little secret that is going to make your day just a little bit more merry: EVERYONE wants State & Allen gift cards this season!

 

Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why they are perfect for just about anyone on your list:

 

One Size Fits All

Everyone has to eat, right? Instead of obsessing over which scarf or candle fits their personality, why not just give them a gourmet, scratch kitchen dinner at one of the best restaurants in Uptown Dallas?

 

Thoughtful and Chic

Are you worried that going the gift card route is impersonal? We get that, but it’s not like you’re giving that special someone a gift card to yet another big box store. You thoughtfully gave them the pleasure of enjoying a delicious meal at a Dallas hot spot they may never have been to otherwise. What’s more thoughtful than that?

 

Easy Online Ordering

State & Allen gift cards can be ordered right here on our website, so there is no fussing over when to come in and pick some up! Simply choose whether you’d like it emailed to you, emailed to the person, or physically mailed to your address or someone else’s. Simple as that.

 

 No Expiration

Gift cards from State & Allen never expire, so you don’t have to worry about your money going to waste. Our lunch specials, Dallas happy hour specials, and chef specials are available year round, so there is never a bad time to visit State & Allen!

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Fridays are for Drink Specials: Spend Black Friday with State & Allen!

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Skip the crowds this upcoming Black Friday and plan to spend the day with State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Even if you are planning to get out early and bargain hunt, join us afterwards because we’ll be having our own version of Black Friday with delicious Friday drink specials!

 

Fridays at State & Allen are for the $3 Triple Threat – one of the best drink specials in Dallas!

 

What is the Triple Threat?

 

The Triple Threat isn’t a drink exactly, but any combination of drinks you can think of that include New Amsterdam Vodka, Jim Beam Whiskey, or Camerena Tequila. Keep in mind, this is not a drink made with all three (gross!), but refers to any mixed drink that uses vodka, whiskey, or tequila. So order a margarita, a whiskey & coke, or vodka tonic. All are just $3 – all day Friday!

 

Hand-picked Spirits

 

Periodically, State & Allen rotates the spirits included in our Triple Threat drink special, using only the best spirits that are hand-picked by experts on our staff. Here’s a closer look at our current offerings:

 

New Amsterdam Vodka

If one word describes this vodka, then “smooth” is it! Whether you want to drink this vodka on the rocks or mix it with something to create the perfect cocktail, New Amsterdam vodka goes down smooth every time. New Amsterdam credits its premium process of distilling the vodka 5 times and then filtering it 3 times to create the most delicious vodka around.

 

Jim Beam Whiskey

The old favorite you can’t get enough of, Jim Beam is a staple around here. Did you know every drop of Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey is aged twice as long as the law requires? It’s details like this that give it the richness of flavor that has been enjoyed for decades.

 

Camerena Tequila

The mark of great tequila is in the blue agave, and you can guarantee Camerena is 100% pure blue agave, sourced from the Camerena family farms outside Jalisco, Mexico. The result – smooth, delicious tequila - perfect when served on the rocks or mixed in a margarita. Just be sure to order a little Tex-Mex to go with it!

 

Ready for Dallas Drink Specials this Black Friday?! Visit us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Wine Pairings for your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Is your menu planned?

Did you buy a turkey yet?

But let’s talk important things like….what wine are you going to pair with that Thanksgiving feast?

 

State & Allen is here with a few recommendations that pair well with the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving meal:

 

Grenache

You’ll want a fruity wine that can handle the savory and balance the traditional holiday flavors nicely. Grenache is a great choice because it typically gives off hints of cinnamon and cherry, along with strong fruity undertones, helping it team up with just about anything on the table. Grenache blends work well too.

 

Zinfandel

The United States makes the best Zinfandel in the world, so why not add a bottle to your Thanksgiving meal? Warm spices, fruity undertones, and hints of chocolate complement all aspects of a holiday meal.

 

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir effortlessly blends with your holiday festivities as it boasts hints of dry herbs, cloves, citrus, and berries. Pinot Noir makes the holidays more merry and is perfect with just about any holiday meal.

 

Riesling

Riesling works better than most whites because it’s a perfect balance of fruit and acidity, which pairs well with the sweet and the savory dishes on your plate.

 

Wines to Avoid: Cabernet

While we love a good cab as much as the next guy, it just isn’t the right match for a Thanksgiving meal. Cabernets are rich in tannins, which tend to make some aspects of the traditional holiday meal taste sour.

 

Hopefully, this helps you build your Thanksgiving menu, and if you need a little wine fix in the meantime, you know where to find us! State & Allen has a huge selection of delicious red, white, and sparkling wines to take the edge off of the holiday season. Join us this week at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas!

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Get the Best Lunch Specials in Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Not sure what to get for lunch today? Tired of the frozen meals you keep bringing to lunch and popping in the microwave?

 

State & Allen has the perfect solution for you: daily lunch specials! In fact, our lunch specials are so delicious and priced just right, we’d be willing to bet they are the best in Dallas! So what’s on the menu? Read on –

 

Mondays – Half Priced Pizza

 

So Mondays are a bonus day, because not only will you get half priced gourmet pizza during lunch hours, but you can get it all day long! Freshly tossed crust, a plethora of gourmet toppings, and ooey gooey cheese make State & Allen the perfect place to get over the Monday blues. Just don’t forget to order a craft beer to go with it!

 

Tuesdays – $8.95 Chef’s Special

 

Tuesdays are a wildcard when it comes to our Dallas lunch special, but don’t you worry. If you’ve ever eaten any of our scratch kitchen entrees at State & Allen, then you know you’re in for a treat! Everything from sliders, to beef tenderloin, to Mexican sopas – you just never know what our chefs have up their sleeves!

 

Wednesdays - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresco Cream Sauce

 

One of our most popular entrees, just downsized to lunch portions and easier on the wallet....don’t miss Wednesdays at State & Allen! Our guests rave about the smoked fresno cream sauce, tossed with sun dried tomatoes, shrimp, and bacon, then drizzled on al dente pasta. Stop by this Wednesday to find out what the fuss is about!

 

Thursdays - $8.95 Texican Entrees

 

With all of the Tex-Mex in Dallas, it’s easy to forget that State & Allen also has an amazing Tex-Mex menu that we like to call “Texican.” Street tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more – come in to find out what we’re serving this Thursday!

 Tacos El Carbon with Mexican Salad - Scratch Kitchen Tex-Mex at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

Tacos El Carbon with Mexican Salad - Scratch Kitchen Tex-Mex at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

 

Fridays - $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

 

No need to cross the pond for delicious fish and chips; State & Allen’s got you covered! Join us on Fridays for Dallas drink specials and the best deep fried fish and chips around!

 

Mark your calendar to join us at State & Allen this week for Dallas lunch specials! Served 11am-4pm each weekday, we know you won’t be disappointed. 

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Dallas Events at State & Allen

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It’s a busy time at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, and if you don’t have plans in the next week, mark your calendar to join us for one of our upcoming events during North Texas Beer Week! Dallas craft beer tastings, rare tappings, doggy costume contests, and more  - read about all we have going on below!

 

Avery Brewing Company “Rumpkin” Beer Tapping Event

Oct. 28: 6-9pm

 

Rumor has it a cold front is coming in this weekend… Mark your calendar to warm up at State & Allen’s Rumpkin Beer Tapping! What is Rumpkin? Rumpkin – produced by Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO - is what you get when you craft a flavorful pumpkin ale and then age it in rum barrels. Sound intriguing? Then make plans to join us this Saturday for craft beer at its finest, paired with scratch kitchen cookin’.

 

Deschutes Brewery “Abyss” Beer Tapping Event

Oct. 30: 6-9pm

 

Half priced pizza isn’t the only thing going on next Monday night! Meet up at State & Allen after work for half priced pizzas and craft beer from Deschutes Brewery. Deschutes will be featuring its 2016 Reserve brew, “Abyss,” a dark, rich beer you simply cannot miss out on.

 

Halloween Happy Hour on the Patio

Oct. 31: 5-10pm

 

What better way to start your All Hallows Eve than with a little Halloween happy hour party?! All of our craft draft beer will be HALF off! Better yet – you can make it a Yappy Hour and bring your dogs. We’ll have specialty, gourmet dog treats on sale from Homegrown Hounds Deli & Bakery, plus a puppy costume contest! It’s a Dallas Halloween Party you won’t want to miss!

 

Mark your calendars to join us this week at State & Allen – your Dallas neighborhood restaurant and bar, and as always, check our Facebook page regularly for upcoming events and to RSVP.

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Book Your Holiday Party at State & Allen!

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Have you booked your holiday party yet?!

 

If not – it’s not too late! State & Allen still has a few openings later this year in our Dallas party room, and we’d love to be your one-stop-shop for all your party planning needs. Whether you are hosting a corporate event or an intimate event with close friends and family, State & Allen can help!

 

All-Inclusive Pricing

No one wants to be nickel and dimed when planning a party. We get it. That’s why State & Allen offers you all-inclusive pricing. Simply tell us how many you expect, what types of food you are requesting, and other pertinent details, and our team will work up a quote with everything included.

 

Open Feel

Nothing about our parties is stuffy – including the space! You’ll love that our Dallas party room has indoor/outdoor capabilities, giving you plenty of room to mix and mingle. We can also do a full, seated meal with tables for everyone, or a standing room only event with heavy appetizers and plenty of standing tables for people to move between. The vibe is completely up to you!

 

The Menu is Up to You!

Let us know what you have in mind for the event, and we will tailor a menu specifically for you! Have a dish you love at State & Allen and want to serve it at your Dallas event? We can do that! Or are you looking for something complete new? Just ask! From entrees, to salads, to starters, to specialty cocktails and more – State & Allen will tailor the menu to your needs.

 

Audio/Visual Capabilities

Many times our clients ask if they can pipe in special music or show a slideshow, and the answer is yes! State & Allen has the technology readily available; all you have to do is ask.

 

So what are you waiting for?! If your holiday party isn’t booked yet, give State & Allen a call and let us show you why we are the best restaurant in Dallas!

 

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Dog Friendly Restaurants: Bring your Pup to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Did you know that State & Allen was dog friendly before being dog friendly was even a thing?

That’s right! State & Allen was the first patio in Dallas to allow dogs to join! We’ve been doing it since before it was cool. So the next time you’re planning to take a stroll over to State & Allen for brunch, happy hour, or a nice Dallas dinner, bring your pup and sit on the patio! It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the great Fall patio weather.

 

Upcoming Event: Snackin’ Waggin’ at State & Allen

October 15: 11am-2pm

Not only are dogs allowed on our dog friendly Dallas patio, but we also love hosting events where your dogs are invited! We recently did a Puppy Pool Party, and because it was so much fun, we’re hosting another event on October 15.

 

Join us from 11am-2pm on Saturday, Oct. 15 for brunch, and treat your dog to something special too! We’ll have the Snackin’ Waggin’ on site at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, serving up gourmet, healthy treats for your furbabies. It’s an ice cream truck for dogs! You can feel good about purchasing treats from the Snackin’ Waggin’ because all of their treats are homemade with the highest quality ingredients and cooked to retain as many nutrients as possible. These treats are perfect for dogs with allergies or sensitive tummies. Even better, 100% of the proceeds to go rescuing homeless dogs!  

 

Brunch for you; treats for your dog! It’s a win-win! Join us on our dog friendly Dallas patio on Oct. 15, as we enjoy this beautiful Fall weather and a little extra time with our four-legged friends. Brunch will be served from 10am-3pm, so you can leisurely enjoy the best brunch in Uptown Dallas, along with a Bloody Mary or two. 

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