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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.


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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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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!

Attention Parents: Kids Eat FREE This Sunday!

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Dear Parents,


We know your job is hard. Wrangling kids, changing diapers, breaking up sibling fights, making them eat their veggies – it’s exhausting.


Give yourself a pat on the back then head to State & Allen THIS Sunday, July 24, for something even better: a Kids Eat FREE Brunch!!

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We pride ourselves on providing the best brunch in Uptown, but this Sunday it gets even better for parents. From 10am-3pm, each of your adorable little mini-me’s under the age of 12 will eat completely FREE with the purchase of an adult entree!


While they are scarfing down eggs, bacon, and pancakes (or whatever menu item they choose!), here’s what you can look forward to at our Uptown Dallas brunch:


·      New Brunch Offerings: Just when you thought our menu couldn’t get any better, our talented chefs came up with a couple new menu items you are sure to love. The Mixed Berry Crepes, Crab Cakes Loco Moco, and Grilled Shrimp & Green Grits have all joined our brunch menu, each with their own unique fusion of flavors. Of course, we’ve still got your signature favorites including bacon, omelets, hash browns, fruit, pancakes, sausage, biscuits, and more.

·      Only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown: We provide all the fixins; you provide the creativity! Enjoy putting together the perfect Bloody Mary, just the way you like it, at Uptown Dallas’s only Bloody Mary Bar!

·      Brunch Drink Specials: During Sunday Brunch, enjoy $2.50 Mimosas, $3 Tequila Sunrises, $3 Screwdrivers, $3 Greyhounds, and $3 House Bloody Marys. It’s the perfect way to start a lazy Sunday. (P.S. Even if you miss our brunch hours, you can still get half priced champagne and $3 wells after 3pm on Sundays.)


Mark your Calendars for THIS Sunday, July 24, for our Kids Eat FREE Brunch! You won’t want to miss it!

5 Reasons to Visit State & Allen this Week

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is your local, neighborhood restaurant and bar. We keep our atmosphere warm and friendly, nothing pretentious about it. It’s perfect for a night out with the girls, first date, happy hour drinks, and more. Maybe you’re a State & Allen veteran...and maybe you’re a newbie. Either way, here are a few State & Allen secrets you may not know:


·      Brunch is Where It’s At: State & Allen has the best Dallas brunch. Period. Amazing farm-to-table fare and delicious drink specials. Who wouldn’t love a mimosa served with fresh free range eggs and bacon?! And the cherry on top: State & Allen has the one and only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown. Celery, pickles, onions, cherry tomatoes, the works. So many garnishes, you’ll have to see it to believe it.

·      Thirsty Thursdays are a Blast: Clear your schedule now and bring some friends to Thirsty Thursday. Drink specials abound, including specials on the widely popular Moscow Mule.

·      Dallas Scratch Kitchen: Executive Chef Rhett Dukes knows a thing or two about amazing cuisine. This isn’t his first rodeo, and he’s been nailing it lately with his daily chef specials. Sure, State & Allen has it’s usual menu items, but Chef Dukes keeps it interesting with fresh Dallas lunch and dinner specials. One of his most recent: Tuna Tartare "Nachos" served with pickled ginger and jicama slaw salad.

·      Texas Trinity Happy Hour: Vodka. Whiskey. Tequila. Drink it straight, or mix it with your favorite mixer. Either way, during our Texas Trinity Happy Hour, these favorites are just $3 a glass. Happy Hour is from 3-7pm on Monday-Thursday, then ALL DAY on Friday.

·      Half Priced Drafts on Tuesdays: Interested in sampling some new Texas beer? Come to State & Allen on Tuesday for half priced drafts in Dallas.


See you this week at State & Allen for these and other amazing specials! Serving lunch and dinner daily.


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5 Thing You Must Do at State & Allen

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The days are just better at State & Allen. The people, the atmosphere, the best patio in Uptown, it’s the place to see and been seen. If you haven’t been to State & Allen recently, here are 5 things you must do: 

1.    Bring Your Dog for People Watching on the Patio

 Yes, that’s right. Dogs are welcome anytime at State & Allen. In fact, State & Allen was the first patio in Dallas to allow our 4-legged best friends to join in on the fun. So head out for a stroll, and then swing by State & Allen’s patio for drinks, brunch, or maybe dessert and wine after dinner.

2.    Make Your Own Bloodys at our Famous Bloody Mary Bar

As if our famous Uptown brunch was not enough, we’ve upped the ante with the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown! All the fixins – olives, celery, onions, etc. – available for you to make it just how you like it! It’s the perfect brunch accompaniment and hangover cure.

3.    Impress a Date with Our Impeccable Bistro Entrees

At State & Allen, we recently overhauled our menu and some of the new entrée offerings are sure to impress. How about some Veal Scallopini? Or maybe the Pasta Del Mar: shrimp, crab, and mussels tossed with asparagus, fresno peppers, and spinach, then served over al dente pasta with a side of grilled corn vin blanc. These are just a couple of the amazing Dallas dinner entrees available on our bistro menu.

4.    Join our Scotch Club

State & Allen is known for our wide selection of liquors and beers, and our Scotch Club is definitely one to join. If you love scotch, and love trying new scotch, then this one is for you! The more you drink, the more you earn! Ask the hostess for details on membership.

5.    Commiserate over Happy Hour

It’s been a long work day, but Dallas happy hour at State & Allen is where it’s at! Drink specials on all your favorite beers, mixed drinks, and shots, makes happy hours at State & Allen the happiest hours of the day!

See you this week at State & Allen!

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Escape a Rainy Day Slump at State & Allen

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has the perfect rainy day blues buster – no matter which day of the week you come! Every day at State & Allen, we’ve got amazing specials on all of our culinary classics. Amazing cuisine at a fraction of the price. Our chef’s prepare each dish with precision, using the freshest ingredients.

Here’s are the amazing specials we have going on now!

·      Mondays: Half Price Pizza All Day! YUM! State & Allen’s signature pizzas, each prepared just the way you like ‘em! The perfect rainy day comfort food, our pizzas can be made with traditional or gluten free crust. Choose between the White Pizza, Wild Mushroom, Classic Pepperoni, Mighty Meaty, and more.

·      Tuesdays: $8.95 Chef’s Special (11am-4pm) This is your chance to try one of our chef’s specialty dishes for just a fraction of the price. You never know what the special will be, but you can bet it will be fresh, gourmet, and amazing!

·      Wednesdays: $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce (11am-4pm) Lunch just got better! This incredible pasta dish is prepared with fresh gulf shrimp and an impeccable cream sauce, served over a bed of al dente fettuccine noodles. Add bread and a salad on the side, and you’ve got a complete meal.

·      Thursdays: $8.95 Texican Thursday (11am-4pm) Any of our great Texican dishes, each just $8.95! Enchiladas, tacos, and more. It’s some of the best Tex-Mex in Uptown Dallas!

·      Fridays: $8.95 Fish & Chips All Day! That’s right – State & Allen’s signature beer battered fish and delectable fries are just $8.95 all day. Gives you a great excuse to come see us for a Dallas lunch special, happy hour, or even dinner!

·      Saturdays & Sundays: Best Brunch in Uptown! From 10am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, you’ll enjoy the best brunch in Uptown! All your favorites complete with the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown.

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Don't Miss The Nodding Donkey's 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!

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The best sports bar in Dallas is hosting one of State & Allen's favorite events of the year – the 5th Annual Nodding Donkey Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital!

Here’s what you need to know:

The event will take place on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the gorgeous Golf Club of Dallas (2200 West Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75232).  The tournament will tee off at 1pm, with our registration tent opening at noon. Upon arrival at noon, lunch will be served. Food and beverages will be available all day until 8pm, with dinner served at 6pm. We will play a 4-person scramble tournament, so grab a few friends and be prepared for a heck of a day of golf and fun, all for a great cause!

The entry fee for the Dallas charity golf tournament is $125, with the entry fee covering a round of golf, driving range access, cart for the day, food, and beverages. Do you own a business? Then consider being one of the event sponsors! For just $300, you’ll get your company’s logo on all of the event signage and at your sponsored hole. PLUS – 100% of your sponsorship money goes to the Scottish Rite Hospital!

A little about the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital…

Located in Dallas, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is world-renowned for treating children with orthopedic and neurological issues. A few of the conditions treated at the hospital are clubfoot, scoliosis, hip issues, limb length imbalances, dyslexia, and more. We are proud of our sister restaurant – the Nodding Donkey – for putting together such a great event that supports this phenomenal hospital!

Register Today!

Ready to register?! Visit The Nodding Donkey’s website to register online, or give Angela Calabrese a call at 214.205.1773. Angela can also answer any questions you may have about event sponsorship or tournament specifics. 

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Celebrate Mother's Day at State & Allen!

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Can you believe that by the end of this week it will be May?! Time is flying by!

In case you may have forgotten, Mother’s Day is coming up. Mark your calendars for Mother’s Day – May 10! If you’re not sure what to get mom this year, why don’t you bring her over to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas.

·      Gourmet Food with a Twist: The chef’s at State & Allen have worked tirelessly to put together an amazing brunch menu that combines all your favorites with a few out-of-the-box new entrees that are sure to become a new cult classic. Omelets, breakfast sandwiches, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon , and more– there is something for everyone!  We particularly love the Omelet Calabrese: It’s an omelet made with basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes; topped with a Balsamic glaze and pine nuts; then served with bacon, purple potato hash, and toast. It’s incredible!

State & Allen's Poach & Prosciutto

State & Allen's Poach & Prosciutto

·      Only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown! What do you like with your Bloody Mary’s? Celery? Olives? Onions? Pickles? Cheese? Whatever you want – we’ve got it! State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is proud to offer the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown where you can mix up your own Bloody just to your own specifications. 

·      Free Range Eggs: We love being a part of the slow food movement and pride ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients, sourced locally when we can. All of the eggs used on our brunch menu are from free-range chickens.

·      Best Patio in Uptown: State & Allen is conveniently located at the corner of State Street & Allen Street, with a wonderful wrap around patio, perfect for a leisurely brunch with mom on a gorgeous Spring day.

Make reservations today to join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for Mother’s Day  brunch in Dallas on May 10, 10am-3pm! It will be one of your mom’s most memorable Mother’s Days yet!