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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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Brunch Reimagined: Head to State & Allen for the Best Brunch in Uptown Dallas

State & Allen

It’s just a fact. 


We hate to brag, but our Uptown Dallas brunch has the competition beat! If you haven’t made it over here for our weekend brunch, it’s time.


Amazing Entrees


Think of our menu as brunch remimagined. Sure, we’ll serve you the standard eggs and bacon if you’d like, but we’ve also come some amazing offerings like Chorizo Breakfast Empanadas served with a Roja chili sauce and sweet potatoes au gratin, Bison & Chorizo Migas served with a sunny side up egg and tons of fresh veggies, Breakfast Pizza loaded with ham, Grilled Ham & Cheese with Goat Cheese & Mozzarella, and so m avocado and more, and these are just the tip of the iceberg! Is your mouthwatering yet?

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Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar


Folks – if you don’t come for any other reason, come for the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar! It’s soo stinkin’ good! No drink is complete until you’ve loaded up on all your favorites. For Bloodys it’s pickles, pickled okra, onion, bacon, celery, lemon juice, olives – the options are endless! And on the mimosa side, choose between your choice of juice to accompany, then load it down with fresh strawberries and other berries. Cheers!


Dallas Brunch Drink Specials


If you aren’t into the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of other brunch drink specials sure to impress. You won’t leave thirsty, and that’s a fact, Jack.


Best Patio in Uptown!


We expect these weekend mornings to begin cooling off soon (who are we kidding, it’s only July!), but hey, somehow we feel like it’s 10 degrees cooler on the patio. Join us for great people watching and a chance to bring your favorite pup too! 


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

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

State & Allen

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:




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.




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!

Join us for Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

State & Allen

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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Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas at State & Allen!

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Memorial Day is THIS WEEKEND and that means summer is on the way! Whether you’re spending the weekend grilling out with friends or heading out to the lake, plan to start your day at State & Allen for the best Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas!


From 10am-3pm on Monday, May 29, State & Allen will serve your favorite brunch dishes, accompanied by some amazing drink specials.


Best Brunch in Dallas

State & Allen has long been hailed one of the best brunch spots in Dallas, and Memorial Day weekend will be no exception! We’re pulling out all the stops, with a menu perfectly curated to include all your favorites at prices you can’t resist. Here are a few showstoppers:


·      Omelet Calabrese: Named for our Founder Jonathan Calabrese, this omelet takes on a fresh twist. With homemade basil pesto, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and pine nuts, this omelet is almost like a breakfast caprese salad.

·      The Giant: Craving a big southern breakfast? The Giant is all that and more with our signature biscuits and gravy, bacon and purple potato bacon’d hash, and 2 free range eggs – served any way you like ‘em.

·      Bison & Chorizo Migas: Here’s a dish you won’t find at just any Uptown restaurant. Our migas have all the Tex Mex goodness you come to expect – chorizo, avocado, pico, black beans, and queso fresco – but we up the ante with a little bison mixed in. And P.S. – you’ll love it!

State & Allen's Delicious Chicken & Waffles is also on the Menu!

State & Allen's Delicious Chicken & Waffles is also on the Menu!


Dallas Brunch Drink Specials

What’s a good brunch without some tasty drinks to accompany it? State & Allen will be serving our usual brunch drink specials, and then adding some extras for our Memorial Day Celebration. Here’s the rundown:

·      $5 Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar (State & Allen is home to the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown!)

·      $3 Mimosas

·      $8.50 Agave Loco Bloody Maria

·      $9 Sofiemosa

And don’t forget to bring your own coffee mug from home for free coffee!


So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars now for our Memorial Day Brunch in Dallas on May 29! 

Attention Parents: Kids Eat FREE This Sunday!

State & Allen

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 Ways State & Allen is Promoting Green Dining in Dallas

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is known for crazy good drink specials, an amazing Uptown Dallas patio, and delicious scratch kitchen dining. But did you know that we are also committed to protecting our environment?


State & Allen never wants to be “just another Dallas restaurant and bar.” We believe in giving back and in helping make this world a better place for us all. We are proud to say that over the years, we’ve been the recipient of various green dining awards, including the prestigious 2-Star Green Restaurant Award.


It’s the small things that add up, and here are a few of the simple things we are doing to go green:


1.    Compostable Paper Products


Have a to-go order at State & Allen or need a doggie bag? We offer to-go products you can feel good about. All of our to-go boxes are made by Ecotainer, a company that makes their containers with a plastic liner derived from plants; no Styrofoam here. And that bag that the box goes in….we get those from a company called Trellis Bioplastics. They are 100% biodegradable and will not harm the environment.


2.    Bring Your Own Mug. Get FREE Coffee!


Looking for a freebie? We want to encourage you to bring your own coffee mug in for Uptown’s best Sunday brunch, and we will give you a cup of joe for free! It’s coffee you can feel good about.


3.    Water is Optional


Most restaurants automatically bring water to the table when you are seated. A nice gesture, no doubt, but some may not want water. At State & Allen, we do it a little differently. If you’d like water, ask your server and we will gladly bring you a glass. And if not, we just helped conserve water by using less waste and less water and energy for cleaning the glass.


4.    We Recycle our Cooking Oil


Bet you didn’t know you could do that, did you? All of our cooking oil is recycled and then turned into other cool things like biodiesel.


5.    Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.


You may think recycling doesn’t matter or doesn’t add up, but at State & Allen we beg to differ. We recycle everything we can – plates, straws, napkins, cardboard, office paper, etc. And it adds up. We are proud to say that we recycle over 17,000 lbs of paper each month!


Feel good about your dining choices and do Dallas green dining at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Celebrate Mother's Day at State & Allen!

State & Allen

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!