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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.


What’s New at State & Allen?

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At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we love keeping the menu fresh. Just when you think you’ve got our Dallas restaurant and bar all figured out, our chefs add some new, unique, and fabulous menu items to the list.


Ready to see what’s new at State & Allen? Read on for some of our favorite new items in each category:


Appetizer – Crispy Indian Potato Dumplings

You had us at “dumpling!” Fried morsels of potato, peas, red curry aioli, and mint chimichurri make for a delightful start to any meal.

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Salad – Beet & Hazelnut Salad

Ready for something other than the standard house salad? Then order the Beet & Hazelnut Salad! Sliced pear, radish, orange slices, and goat cheese are layered on a bed of arugula, then topped with a pomegranate vinaigrette. It’s an adventurous salad that sounds strange – but tastes amazing.

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Sandwich – Bison & Chorizo Grilled Cheese

This one has quickly become a new customer favorite and it’s easy to see why! The ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich is taken up a notch with bison, chorizo, crispy onions, tomato, and Anaheim chile cheese for a little added kick. You have to taste it to believe how good it is!


Bistro Entrees – Seared Scallops

You don’t have to go to a fancy schmancy seafood restaurant to get top quality Dallas seafood! Our seared scallops are out of this world, served over a bed of cauliflower puree and accompanied by chorizo’d brussel sprouts.


Dessert – Homemade Spiced Baklava

End your meal with one of our favorites: our homemade, Dallas scratch kitchen, spiced baklava. Flaky layers of pastry are layered with pistachios and hazelnuts and drizzled with a thick, whiskey-honey syrup.


So what are you waiting for? Try some of our new menu offerings at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas today!

Calling All Dog Lovers: Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Pup Crawl

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We know what you’re thinking… “What the heck is a PUP Crawl?”

It’s actually pretty simple. Thinking PUB Crawl, but with your favorite furry, four-legged PUP included!


On Saturday, April 29 from 3:30pm-6:30pm, State & Allen, The Nodding Donkey, and City Council will all be a part of BarkHappy Dallas’s Spring Pup Crawl. The event starts at State & Allen – the first patio in Dallas to allow pets – and then you’ll gradually crawl to the City Council, then to The Nodding Donkey.


What is included with admission?

Enjoy exclusive Dallas drink specials and more at each stop! Your ticket gets you into the event, access to specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine, entry into our raffle, and a Spring Pup Crawl swag bag loaded with $80+ in FREE goodies! Here is what’s included:

·      Goody bag for your dog loaded with fun stuff from Pet Supermarket

·      $10 off a pet CPR and First Aid Workshop from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE Ask the Trainer Hour and 5% discount on private training packages from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE day of playtime at Dogtopia

·      $30 gift certificate from Unicorn Pooper Scooper plus a free bandana!

·      FREE 30-minute dog walking service and specialty doggy treats from Furbabies

·      FREE photo session from VKM Shuttergraphy


It’s Drinking for a Good Cause!

Proceeds from the Dallas Pup Crawl go to benefit Paws in the City, a non-profit organization committed to finding loving homes for all the dogs in Dallas and to supporting medical bills for dogs in need.


Buy your tickets now for this fun Dallas pub crawl on Saturday, April 29! For just $15 a person, you can’t afford to miss it! Plus, it gives you and your furry best friend a chance to enjoy the best patio in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Scratch Kitchen Cookin’ at a Fraction of the Price: Dallas Lunch Specials at State & Allen!

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Great food doesn’t have to cost a lot.


Especially if you visit State & Allen during our lunch hours and take advantage of our daily Dallas lunch specials!


Forget the fast food lunch and get food that’s fresh, healthy, and filling. Each weekday from 11am-4pm, State & Allen offers a different Dallas lunch special, with varying flavors and scratch kitchen dishes featured every day. Want to learn more? Here’s the full run down:


Monday – Half Price Pizza

Mondays are a bonus because not only are all of our Dallas gourmet pizzas half off during lunch, but they are half off all. day. long!! Grab a Meaty Meal, Sausage & Wild Arugula, Classic Pepperoni, or just build your own! State & Allen pizza is the perfect cure to the Monday Blues.


Tuesday – $8.95 Chef’s Special

The chef’s special is just what it sounds like – amazing, farm to table entrees at a fraction of the cost! If you’re feeling adventurous, then this one is for you. You never know what the special will be! Just know it’ll be good. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself back every Tuesday to try the next chef special!


Wednesday - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce

A customer favorite, our Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce beckons with its rich sauce, bacon, sundried tomatoes, and tender shrimp and pasta. Order it during dinner for $19…order Wednesdays at lunch for just $8.95. It’s no wonder we’re crazy busy for lunch every Wednesday!


Thursday - $8.95 Texican Thursday

Fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, etc. – get it all for just $8.95 on Thursdays! You’ll love our homemade salsas and sauces and will fall in love with our meats – perfectly smoked in-house. And don’t expect run-of-the-mill tacos either! Our chefs pride themselves on creating unexpected twists on your old favorites.


Friday - $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

You don’t have to go across the pond for great fish and chips. Just visit State & Allen on Friday for flaky, tender fish, battered in our special beer batter.


Join us this week for Dallas lunch specials at State & Allen! We’ll save a table for ya!

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Join State & Allen this Weekend for March Madness!

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We’re in the thick of March Madness, and the action is heating up! Of course you can count on State & Allen Kitchen + Bar to be your one stop shop for March Madness viewing, scratch kitchen dining, and drink specials!


Dallas’s Best March Madness Watch Party

The Sweet Sixteen kicks off March 23, with Elite 8 play happening Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. Basically, there’s a night of great college basketball on every night from now until Sunday! So grab your friends and head to State & Allen! Oh and did we mention we’ve got amazing viewing throughout the restaurant, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. And with this beautiful spring weather, you can utilize the best patio in Uptown Dallas too.


Scratch Kitchen Cooking

Not only can you watch the game, but you don’t have to eat typical bar food while you do it! At State & Allen, our chefs pride themselves on creating unique, scratch kitchen dishes that tantalize the taste buds. No bland “bar food” here! Try dishes like Bacon Wrapped Mahi Mahi, Kung Pao Tofu, Salmon En Croute, Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop, and more! Our dishes are made completely from scratch daily, with daily specials that will knock your socks off!


Drink Specials Galore

When Dallas wants drink specials, State & Allen is the place! After all, we do have the best patio in Uptown! Join us on that patio for March Madness, and order up a few craft beers, glass of wine, Moscow mule, scotch, and more. Drink specials change daily so ask your server for details.


Looking forward to seeing you for the best Dallas March Madness Watch Party! P.S. Baylor fans – you won’t want to miss watching Baylor stomp on South Carolina, Friday, March 24 at 6:30pm at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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We're Seeing Green!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Yall!


All this talk of wearing green, green beer, and pinching people has us seeing green!


And not just St. Patrick’s Day green. What about “good for the environment green?”


Did you know State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is one of the greenest restaurants in Dallas, Texas?!


In fact, State & Allen is the ONLY restaurant in Dallas to be a “Certified Green Restaurant” by the Green Restaurant Association, meaning we keep raising the bar in terms of what we can do to preserve our environment. Here are just a few ways State & Allen is pushing the envelope and providing green dining in Dallas:


·     Environmentally Friendly Paper Goods: No Styrofoam to-go boxes here! State & Allen uses Ecotainers, to-go boxes with plastic lining that is derived from plants, allowing the entire piece to be composted! We’ve also made the switch to plastic bags from Trellis Earth, also completely compostable, 100% biodegradable, and do not harm the environment in any way.

·     Recycling: You’d be surprised at all the things you can recycle! State & Allen recycles just about anything we can – plastic, cardboard, straws, office paper, etc. – to the tune of 17,000 lbs. of recycled products each MONTH!

·     The “Bring Your Mug” Policy: Want free coffee? Just bring in your own mug for Dallas’s best brunch at State & Allen, and you’ll receive free coffee and refills. Sometimes it’s the little things that create less waste for the environment.

·     Water is Precious: We understand that most restaurants automatically bring water to the table. At State & Allen, we don’t. Our goal is to waste less water at the restaurant and that includes foregoing the automatic glass of water. But don’t worry, if you’d like water, we will absolutely bring it to you!


Join us this week at State & Allen for the best green dining in Dallas!

Have an Event Coming Up? Book it at State & Allen!

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Spring graduations, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and Mother’s Day celebrations are fast approaching – have you booked your event yet?


If you’re in need of a location for your next event, book it at the Dallas party room at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!


Flexible Dining Options

The options are endless with our flexible, indoor/outdoor event space. Choose to have a full seated dinner for a formal event, or a casual buffet where guests can mix and mingle. On a beautiful evening, we open up the outdoor patio and let the breeze – and your guests – flow in and out effortlessly.  It’s the same casual and sophisticated feel that you gain when you dine at our restaurant.


Fully Customizable Menu

Love the food at State & Allen? Love the creativity our chefs put into each specialty dish? Bring the same great tastes you love to your next Dallas event! The team at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar can whip up any of the soups, salads, entrees, and more from our regular menu – or feel free to request something new. You can keep it simple with heavy appetizers and delicious State & Allen cocktails, or host a full dinner with all the fixins. Just let us know what you had in mind for your shindig, and we’ll make it happen.


Need AV capabilities to run a slideshow or play custom music? State & Allen’s got you covered. We can accommodate your audio-visual needs as well; all you have to do is ask!


Ready to book? Call State & Allen today or visit us on the website under “Book an Event” and fill out the simple online form. One of our managers will get back to you quickly to confirm the details and get the ball rolling on planning your Dallas event! At State & Allen, you can count on simple, all-inclusive pricing and an event you won’t soon forget in your private party room.

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Now Available: Delivery from State & Allen!

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Never before has ordering dinner been so easy!


State & Allen is proud to announce new delivery options for our Dallas friends! With just a few taps of your fingertips or clicks on the keyboard, you can order hot, delicious State & Allen dishes to arrive at your door in no time.


How do I order?

Ahh – the number one question you must be asking at this point! There are 2 easy ways to order:

1.  Online: Simply visit our website and scroll down the homepage until you see “Order Online.” Follow the prompts to complete your order.

2.  NEW App: Download our brand new State & Allen app with everything you need to order online in the palm of your hand! Just text STATEANDALLEN to 33733.

Both interfaces are powered by ChowNow, a leader in restaurant ordering systems, ensuring an effortless and reliable process from start to finish.


When is delivery available?

Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, State & Allen will be available for delivery 7 days a week, from open to close. It’s easy to get your favorite entrees, appetizers, soups, brunch items, and more delivered to your home whenever you want them. Wanting to get a jump start on menu planning for the week? You can preorder “for later” options, allowing you to order a week in advance. You set the date and time, then leave the cooking up to us!


What is on the delivery menu?

The entire State & Allen menu will be available for delivery. Just scroll through the menu options, just as you would do at our restaurant, to see what gourmet Dallas entrée sparks your interest today.


The next time you are thinking about ordering dinner in Dallas, skip the pizza and order a delicious scratch kitchen meal from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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Our Texas Pride: Locally Crafted Spirits at State & Allen

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Texas pride never dies.


Being from the Lone Star State, we’re proud to serve a huge selection of craft beer and spirits crafted right here in the great state of Texas. While our selection is vast, don’t be fooled into thinking we just offer anything on our menu. Each spirit is carefully selected for its unique flavor and quality finish.


So what Texas spirits are on our menu? Here are a few of our favorites, available now at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar:


·     Henderson Whiskey: Produced right here in Dallas, Henderson Whiskey is simply great whiskey. No need to jazz it up- order it neat and you’ll love the vanilla and cinnamon undertones. It’s perfect for someone who thinks they don’t enjoy whiskey. Trust us – try this one and it will change your mind!

·     Witherspoon Bourbon: Visit the Witherspoon Distillery in Lewisville, TX on a weekend and you’ll not only find great bourbon, but a great atmosphere too! We love this bourbon’s rich American taste. It’s smooth and 100 proof (that’s 50% alc. by volume people).

·     Tito’s Texas Vodka: Tito’s has become one of our favorites for mixing with just about anything. (Moscow Mule’s anyone?!) This delicious vodka is micro-distilled in Austin, Texas in old-fashioned pot stills. It’s quality you can taste.

·     Herman Marshall Rye: The only Texas Rye, Herman Marshall is pretty darn good stuff. While we normally recommend serving whiskey neat, trust us and try this one with an ice cube. It opens up the flavor of the rye, bringing out hints of vanilla.


Anyone else thirsty at this point?! Join us this week at State & Allen to enjoy Texas’ finest spirits! Conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown Dallas, we’re open for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, and late night drinks. 

Now Pre-Booking: Valentine's Dinner at State & Allen

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We know you love a gourmet meal. Because, who doesn’t? And when it’s served at a scratch kitchen restaurant in the heart of Uptown Dallas, you get the benefit of ambiance and great people watching while you’re at it.


Impress your Valentine’s date with a gourmet dinner from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas. With impeccably plated entrees, to unique daily specials, to a fully stocked bar and wine list, State & Allen has you covered.


Pre-Dinner Drinks are on Point


Have you seen the drink menu at State & Allen? Delicious cocktails – all mixed with premier spirits – will wow even the most refined tastes. Right now we are loving the Chocolate Cherry Martini as the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail!


And then there’s the wine menu. Dozens of choices – red, white, sparkling – perfect for any budget. Or you can never go wrong with a glass of Texas craft beer or straight sippin’ whiskey.


Let’s Talk Appetizers


Both the Cheese Board and the Charcuterie Board are huge hits at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Grab a glass of wine and indulge in a variety of small bites to pair alongside it. Want to try something new? We’ve also heard rave reviews about our brand new Crispy Indian Potato Dumplings.


Bistro Entrees


We love what Chef Rhett Dukes and his team have done with our entrée menu! Indulge in our signature State & Allen filet mignon, or try something new, like the Crab Crusted Salmon.


Dessert for All


State & Allen caters to all dietary restrictions and our Flourless Chocolate Cake is the perfect ending to a phenomenal meal – whether you’re gluten free or not.


Reservations are filling up, so pre-book for Valentine’s Day today! You can call our restaurant at 214.239.1990 to reserve your table, or conveniently book online here. We look forward to serving you the best Valentine’s dinner in Dallas

Why Does State & Allen Serve Free Range Eggs?

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If you join us at State & Allen for our weekend brunch in Dallas, you’ll notice that our menu specifically states that all of our eggs are free range. Some might wonder why this matters, because, an egg is an egg right?


At State & Allen we believe in clean eating and producing the freshest, highest quality meals around. Our meals are prepared fresh in our scratch kitchen, with simple cooking methods that let the natural flavors shine through. In our efforts to select the best quality foods for our customers, we’ve chosen free range eggs, and here are a few reasons why:


1.  Higher Nutritional Content


While all eggs are considered complete proteins and are abundant in vitamins and minerals, free range eggs have even higher quantities of nutrients than their conventional counterparts. This is because what goes into the chicken matters. And if a chicken is happy and able to go out and roam, selecting its own food in the process, it produces better quality eggs.  Studies have shown free range eggs to have more Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and other nutrients than conventional eggs.


2.  Less Saturated Fat & Cholesterol


One recent study shows that free range eggs contain 1/3 less cholesterol and ¼ less saturated fat than conventional eggs! While cholesterol levels in eggs shouldn’t be alarming, it’s always nice to know that you can get a healthier, more nutrient egg with less of the stuff you don’t want.


3.  More Omega-3s


Omega-3 fatty acids are important to our body because our body needs them for heart health and so much more, but we can’t produce them ourselves. Studies show Omega-3s to be 2-4 times higher in free range eggs.


Join us for Dallas brunch this weekend at State & Allen, where you’ll be served nothing but the best: free range eggs! 

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Salads at State & Allen are Anything but Boring!

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When you hear the word “salad,” what words come to mind?


Are you delighted? Does your mouth start to water? Or do you begin to breakout in cold sweats at the thought of it as a meal?


Most people find the idea of a salad for dinner completely underwhelming, and State & Allen can relate. That’s why we’ve created a menu of salad entrees that are creative, delicious, and filling. Try any one of these 3 standout salads today and you’ll begin to change your view on a salad for dinner:


·     Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard Salad: Fresh spinach leaves are just barely wilted, then topped with wild mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, purple-hulled peas, pine nuts, and juicy chicken. Sprinkled with a little goat cheese and a house Balsamic dressing, this salad is sure to take the chill off a cold January day.


·     Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad: Looking for something with an Asian flare? Give the Ahi tuna salad a try. Napa cabbage, cucumbers, radish, jicama, and spiced peanuts are topped with seared Ahi tuna and drizzled with Miso Peanut Vinaigrette. It’s a show-stopping salad you won’t want to miss!


·     State & Allen’s Famous Silver Bowl Salad – “The Original:" It’s by far the most popular salad at State & Allen and it’s easy to see why. It’s chock full of goodness that will leave you full and satisfied! Spicy chicken, grapes, oranges, red bell peppers, and bacon bits are served on a bed of chopped romaine, then drizzled with TWO of our favorite dressings – Balsamic vinaigrette and Caesar. A must for anyone new to State & Allen!


Any of our Dallas salad entrees can be fully customized, and it’s easy to add or substitute avocado, shrimp, Portobello mushroom, or chicken on any of our salads.


Join us this week at State & Allen in Uptown Dallas for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night and order a salad that is anything but boring!

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad with Added Avocado - YUM! A State & Allen favorite.

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad with Added Avocado - YUM! A State & Allen favorite.

Brewery Spotlight: Alamo Beer Company

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This just in – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas is now serving Alamo Beer Company’s Alamo Amber Lager. It’s a delicious light bodied wheat beer you’ve just got to try, brewed right here in the great state of Texas!


Wait…what’s that? You’ve never heard of Alamo Beer? Let State & Allen give you the backstory!


A Legend in the Making


While Alamo Beer Company is relatively new to the market, Alamo beer itself dates back to the late 1880s. At the time, Lone Star Beer Company in San Antonio, Texas was the brewery of choice in the Texas Hill Country and they brewed an Alamo beer. Well along came the prohibition, and with it, the beer supply dried up. After the prohibition, beer started flowing again, but the Alamo branded beer never returned. That is until Eugene Simor brought it back.


In the 1990s, Simor moved to San Antonio and looked high and low for his favorite Texas beer. He loved Frio, Lone Star, and Yellow Rose – all brewed in San Antonio – but when they all closed, an idea came to mind. He decided to make his own beer and call it Alamo. Simor partnered with Real Ale Brewing to create a beer all his own. Distribution started small (he actually delivered it from the back of his wife’s minivan!), then grew to being carried to San Antonio’s HEB stores, and then to being distributed throughout the state of Texas by Ben E. Keith.


State & Allen Loves Alamo Beer Company!


State & Allen loves supporting local Texas breweries and we are proud to start carrying the Alamo Amber Lager on tap. As a traditional Vienna style lager, it’s light, it’s smooth, and oh so easy to drink.


Join us at State & Allen for Alamo Amber Lager and the best craft beer in Dallas

Easy Uptown Dallas Dinner: Pizza at State & Allen

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It’s a busy season. There’s a lot going on. State & Allen can help.


When you don’t have time to cook or visit the grocery store – but want a gourmet dinner – State & Allen is the answer.


State & Allen carries a wide range of dishes – that can be delivered for FREE! – to suit anything you’re in the mood for. Scratch kitchen entrees, amazing salads, warm, homemade soups, and delicious sandwiches. But let’s not forget about one of our customer favorites: pizza at State & Allen.


Handcrafted, Scratch Kitchen Pizza

Looking for authentic pizza with tons of flavor? Our pizza can’t be beat! Our delicious hand-tossed crust is topped with homemade pizza sauce, using only fresh, Texas tomatoes. And after that – the toppings are up to you! Go with a gourmet, menu favorite or create your own. The skies the limit.


So. Many. Options.

First, pick your crust. You can get our traditional hand-tossed crust, or if you’re gluten free, State & Allen has gluten free pizza crust just for you! Simply tell your server you are gluten free.


Next, pick the sauce. Go with the house red pizza sauce created with Texas tomatoes or choose something different. Each pizza is layered with mozzarella and your choice of red sauce, garlic oil, truffle béchamel, BBQ sauce, or pesto.


Lastly, pick the toppings. This part gets tricky because - well – there are just so many options. The Meaty Meat is a very popular favorite, or on the other end of the spectrum, order a fresh Margherita pizza. If you know how to build the perfect pizza, try your hand at layering your own ingredients. Artichokes, balsamic shallots, black olives, peppers, pineapple, pickled jalapenos – the possibilities are endless.


Join us any day of the week for one of our amazing gourmet pizzas, or visit late night Thursday-Saturday for pizza and drinks. We can’t wait to see you for the best pizza in Dallas at State & Allen!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza at State & Allen: Diced Chicken, Shredded Carrots and Celery, Buffalo Sauce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and a Ranch Drizzle.  

Buffalo Chicken Pizza at State & Allen: Diced Chicken, Shredded Carrots and Celery, Buffalo Sauce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and a Ranch Drizzle.  

State & Allen: Gourmet Holiday Meals at Their Finest

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Need somewhere to take a special date? Or are the in-laws visiting this holiday season and you want to impress them with an impeccable meal, at a relaxed, comfortable restaurant? State & Allen is the perfect spot for that impressive, gourmet dinner this holiday season.


Scratch Kitchen – Every Day, All Day

Sure, we have our regular menu items, but have you checked out our Facebook feed? We love showing off pictures of the gorgeous dishes our team comes up with! Each day our chefs are reinventing the menu, offering delicious new specials that will impress even the pickiest eater. How about some Spinach & Roasted Garlic Ravioli, drizzled with a lemon-garlic cream sauce and served with shrimp cooked in a tomato-basil relish? Heavenly. Or our Jerk Flank Steak, served with grilled mango and Caribbean black bean rice. Yum. These are just two of the amazing specials our team has served up this past week! Who knows what will be on the menu next week…but we know it will be good!


Drinks for All

And let’s not forget about the drink menu at State & Allen. We stock a full bar, loaded with anything and everything you could want to order. Get a glass of bourbon on ice, a craft beer, a specialty cocktail, and more. State & Allen is proud to offer a wide variety of local craft beers, crafted right here in the great state of Texas. We also offer a vast selection of wine to make any and every holiday dinner a special occasion worth remembering.


As you are planning your holiday dining experiences this season, remember to come into State & Allen – your favorite Uptown Dallas restaurant - for a dinner you won’t forget! Impeccable meals, served in a casual, inviting atmosphere, are the recipe for a dinner worth savoring. 

Dallas Scratch Kitchen Favorite at State & Allen: Spinach & Roasted Garlic Ravioli; Tomato Basil Shrimp

Dallas Scratch Kitchen Favorite at State & Allen: Spinach & Roasted Garlic Ravioli; Tomato Basil Shrimp

Holiday Gift Idea: State & Allen Gift Cards

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So here’s something scary: you now have 2 weeks left before Christmas. Yep, 2 weeks to get all the gifts, get them all wrapped, and do all the holiday things that go with it.


If you are anything like us, we’re feeling a little anxiety knowing we’ve got just 14 days to get it all done. Let State & Allen help check some gifts off your list, and come in to get a few State & Allen gift cards for those special people on your list. Here’s why you can’t go wrong:


#1: One Size is Perfect for All

Yes! Who wouldn’t love free money to go eat at one of the best Uptown Dallas restaurants and grab a few handcrafted drinks?! State & Allen gift cards are perfect for bosses, coworkers, friends, secret santas – whomever!


#2: It’s Unique and Thoughtful

And the great thing is that it’s unique. It’s not like you went to the closest big box store and grabbed them a gift card (hey we’ve been there too!), but you’re giving them the gift of a delicious, gourmet meal at a place they may or may not have tried. Now who looks like the best gift giver in all the land?!


#3: You Can Order Online

Don’t have time to come into State & Allen to get a gift card? No problem! Just vist our website and order there. You can choose to email the gift card directly to the person, have a gift card emailed to you that you can print out and give to them (maybe in a fancy card?), or you can have us physically mail one to their address. It’s hassle free!


#4: It Never Expires

Your money doesn’t go to waste with a State & Allen gift card, because there is no expiration. They can use it the week after Christmas, or save it to use next summer. It doesn’t matter to us. It’s theirs to use whenever they’d like.

Join us for Black Friday Brunch!

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At State & Allen, we recommend you skip the long lines and the crazy shoppers and join us for a leisurely brunch! Or if you are one of those crazy shoppers who's been up all night snagging deals (more power to ya!), then relax afterwards with us!


State & Allen will open at 10am on Black Friday for a delicious Uptown brunch. Brunch will be served from 10am-3pm, and here are a few of the highlights:


·     Delicious Food: Get a State & Allen Eggs & Bacon or try an Omelet Calabrese. These are just two of the mouthwatering brunch offerings available. All items are cooked with free range eggs and if you bring your own coffee cup, we’ll fill it up with free coffee. Score!

·     Drink Specials: Cash in on one of our brunch specials: $2.50 mimosas, $3 greyhounds, $3 tequila sunrises, and $3 screwdrivers. Or order a combination of the above! At those prices, you can afford to have a few.

·     Only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown: Yes, you saw that right! Create your own specialty Bloody Mary at State & Allen. For just $5, you can add celery, olives, onions, and more to create the perfect Bloody Mary tailored to your taste buds. Not sure what combo to create? Just ask one of our servers for their recommendations.

·     Bring your Dog! Did you know the porch at State & Allen is dog friendly? We love when you bring your furry best friends to brunch! In fact, we were the first patio in Dallas to allow dogs.  


Spend Thanksgiving with your friends and family – State & Allen will be closed that day – then join us for an unforgettable Black Friday Brunch in Dallas, Texas! Conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Uptown, State & Allen is proud to be your favorite spot for brunch in Dallas.

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5 Little Known Facts about Grey Goose Vodka - State & Allen

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Grey Goose vodka is one of our favorite spirits here at State & Allen. We like it so much that we even dedicated an entire cocktail menu to Grey Goose mixology, a menu our bartenders carefully curated to enhance the flavors in Grey Goose itself.


In the world of premium vodka, Grey Goose is known as ultra-premium. But do you know much more than that? Let State & Allen fill you in on a few secrets of the Grey Goose brand. (Feel free to use this knowledge to impress your friends.)


1.  100% Produced in France – for Americans


Grey Goose has only been on the market since 1997 when an American named Sidney Frank had an idea for a high-end vodka brand. He wanted Americans to see his vodka as ultra-premium; therefore, he set up all operations for the brand in France – a place Americans see as affluent and luxurious. To this day, each and every bottle of Grey Goose is produced in France, and so are all of the ingredients and packaging.


2.  French Maitre de Chai, Francois Thibault, Runs the Show


Don’t be fooled. Grey Goose isn’t a faux French company. The cellar master, Francois Thibault, earned his stripes making Cognac in France. When he came on board at Grey Goose, he designed the entire production process, all done the French way for authenticity you can taste.


3.  All the Grey Goose in the World is Produced by 20 People


The operation in La Vallee de l’Oise is small, with about 20 employees total! All the better for tasting, as each batch of Grey Goose is taste tested before it ever leaves the facility. Employees take turns in the tasting room, giving their seal of approval. Sample premium vodka all day? Where do we sign up?!


4.  Wheat Based for a Smoother Texture


There are many different fermented materials that could be used in vodka – potatoes, barley, rye, grapes, etc. Grey Goose chooses to use wheat sourced from France’s breadbasket region. The wheat sown is soft winter wheat, and Grey Goose argues that their vodka has a softer, smoother texture given the use of wheat vs. other fermented grains.


5.  No Artificial Flavors


Did you know that even the flavored Grey Goose vodkas use real fruit juice to create the flavors? Not to mention, all of that fruit – except the oranges from Florida – come from France. Would you expect anything less?


All this talk of Grey Goose vodka has us in the mood for a cocktail! Join us this week at State & Allen - the best bar in Uptown Dallas - and ask for our Grey Goose Mixology menu!


5 Reasons to Host your Holiday Party at State & Allen

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In 3 weeks, the turkey will have been eaten, Thanksgiving will have come and gone, and the holiday season will be in full swing.


If the thought of holiday hustle and bustle sends you into panic mode, you aren’t alone! While we can’t buy your presents or put up your Christmas tree, we can take one thing off your list: holiday party planning.

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State & Allen is the perfect Uptown Dallas event space and here’s why:


1.  Catering is in our Roots

 Before there was a State & Allen, there was Savory Catering. Savory Catering is still thriving, hosting fabulous events week in, week out, and State & Allen has learned a thing or two from our big brother. We know what it means to plan a party well, to make impeccable party food that guests will rave about, and how to run a party smoothly from start to finish. We know these things because it’s in the lifeblood of our company.


2.  Cozy, Intimate Atmosphere

 At State & Allen, there is no room for pretentious, stuffy vibes. Our goal is to keep it casual and elegant, comfortable and warm – making you and your guests feel right at home. Our restaurant can be turned into an open air,


3.  Food that will Knock Your Socks Off

 Executive Chef Rhett Dukes has done a phenomenal job creating unique, scratch kitchen meals at State & Allen, giving our guests the unexpected every day. When hosting a party at State & Allen, we will work with your to determine what type of food you want – small bites or plated dinners. No matter what you choose, there is no question it will be good.


4.  Custom Drink Menu is at your Service

Have a signature cocktail in mind for your Dallas holiday party? Simply let our team know! From sipping scotch, to wine, to craft beer, to domestic drafts – State & Allen truly has it all.


5.  Simple Uptown Parking

Parking in Uptown can be a nightmare, but don’t let it ruin your party plans! State & Allen has complimentary – yes that means FREE! – parking to all our patrons in the adjacent parking garage. That means your guests can feel at ease knowing a no hassle parking spot is already waiting for them.


Pre-booking for our Uptown Dallas event space is going on now, and dates are filling up fast. Call today to book your event at our Dallas restaurant and bar!

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It's No Trick - State & Allen Treats you to FREE Parking in Uptown!

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It’s the season for tricks and treats, and State & Allen wants to remind you of one of our best treats: FREE PARKING!


How does it work?


We know it can be crazy to find a parking spot in Uptown Dallas - beyond crazy on the weekends! At State & Allen, you are in luck because we have reserved spots for our guests in the parking garage adjacent to the restaurant. To access the garage, get on State St. or Allen St. and then look for the Post Heights apartments’ garage. The entrance should be on your right. It’s completely free, it’s covered, and it’s just a short walk over to our Dallas restaurant and bar for cocktails, a farm to table dinner, or brunch on the patio.


Is it always free?


Yes, parking is ALWAYS free – weekdays, weekends, and evenings. We have 45 spots reserved in the garage and you are welcome there for as long as you like! No valeting or guesswork involved in figuring out where to park.


Is there a time limit on parking?


You are welcome to stay as long as you like! However, if you are staying longer than 3 hours, please let our staff know. It’s not an issue, but we need to make sure the management at the garage knows you are still at our restaurant and doesn’t mistakenly tow you. No matter how long you park, it’s always free.


We are proud to offer this complimentary service to our guests and would love for you to take advantage and spend Halloween weekend with us at State & Allen! Enjoy free parking, drink specials, appetizers, craft beer, gourmet entrees, and a spooktacularly good time! Be sure to make reservations, and we look forward to seeing you at our neighborhood restaurant and bar.

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Origins of the Bloody Mary - State & Allen

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It's October. The month of Halloween. And in honor of Halloween, let's talk about the goriest cocktail of all: the Bloody Mary.

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who isn't familiar with the Bloody Mary cocktail, but where did it originate? How did it get its name? Let State & Allen share a few fun facts on the Bloody Mary that we were able to dig up:


Where did the Bloody Mary Originate?

 Let’s just get one thing straight right off the bat: the origins of the Bloody Mary are as convoluted as the drink itself. Many have laid claim to the Bloody Mary over the years, but most believe it was first concocted at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France. (Yep, an American actually had a New York bar dismantled and rebuilt in Paris during Prohibition times. Props to him.) Bartender Pete Petriot began experimenting with vodka, tomato juice, and a plethora of spices, and the Bloody Mary was born. In 1933, Petriot moved to New York to be the head bartender at the St. Regis’s King Cole Bar in New York, and the drink continued to grow in popularity in the United States.

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Where did it get it’s name?

 When Petriot originally created the drink, it was called the Bucket of Blood. Appetizing right?! In search of a more appealing name, Patriot renamed the drink the Red Snapper upon arrival at the St. Regis's bar. And as for the name Bloody Mary...there are conflicting reports. Most agree the name has ties to Queen Mary of England, known for her gruesome executions and most likely came about as the drink spread through Europe.


Can a Bloody Mary cure a Hangover?

 Since its origins, it’s been hailed a hangover cure. While there is little research to support this, it’s still worth a shot, right?! You can find the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen each weekend during our brunch hours – 10am-2pm. We’ll have all the fixins; you create the drink just as you like it!


Wow your friends with a little Bloody Mary trivia, and come see us at State & Allen for Bloodys, mimosas, and the best brunch in Dallas!