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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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Mark Your Calendar: 4th Annual July 4th Brunch at State & Allen!

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It’s time: while you’re considering which firework show to attend and who’s cookout is going to be the best, also make room for the 4th Annual July 4th Brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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If you haven’t noticed, brunch is basically our favorite meal of the day. Sleep in, roll out of bed, and join your friends for a great meal. Here’s what you can expect from the best brunch in Uptown Dallas:

 

Food & Drink Specials

As with all our events, we love throwing in a few deals and steals, and our 4th of July brunch is no different. Join us and you can expect stellar deals on some of our chef favorites, along with Dallas brunch specials like $3 Mimosas, $3.50 Tequila Sunrises, $3.50 Greyhounds, and $3.50 Screwdrivers. 

 

Gourmet Brunch at its Finest

Here’s the thing – our chefs do not take our menu lightly. They strive to bring you only the best meals with the best ingredients this season has to offer. For example: all eggs in our dishes are from pasture raised chickens, ensuring the highest quality and best flavor. Enjoy delicious brunch entrees like the Crab Cakes & Eggs, Steak & Eggs complete with our homemade chimichurri, Poached & Prosciutto, or even the Mediterranean Egg White Scramble. It’s hard to go wrong when the menu is this good!

 

Only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown

For only $6, you get the joy of concocting the best Bloody you’ve ever had! Load it up with celery, onions, bacon, and more – all the good stuff is available at our Bloody Mary Bar!

 

Mark your calendar now for the best event to kick off our July 4th festivities: Brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Call now to make a reservation on our patio. 

 

Cheers to Independence Day!

 

All specials and menu items are subject to change. Please confirm with your server before ordering. 

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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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

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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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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Meet State & Allen's Founder - Jonathan Calabrese

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For over 10 years now, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has been cranking out some of the best food in Uptown Dallas, Texas. State & Allen prides itself on making food that is not only delicious, but unique and fresh as well, all while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a vision that began with founder Jonathan Calabrese.

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 In 1996, Jonathan Calabrese graduated from the University of North Texas with a Philosophy degree in hand, ready to begin a career in health care consulting. That stint only lasted two years before Jonathan realized that his true calling was food. He enrolled in the Art Institute of Dallas where he excelled, graduating as the valedictorian of his class.

Upon graduation, Jonathan accepted a position with The Grape Restaurant in Dallas, Texas. Under the instruction of Executive Chef Brian Luscher, Jonathan learned how to run a kitchen with precision. And before he knew it, he and his best friend began working on a venture of their own – Savory Bistro in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas. As Savory grew, so did the positive reviews. Encouraged by his efforts, Jonathan began adding more restaurants to his portfolio. Our beloved State & Allen Kitchen + Bar opened in 2004, followed by The Nodding Donkey Sports Bar – the best sports bar in Dallas – in 2010. And we can’t forget about the company that started it all – Savory Catering – Jonathan’s catering business that he opened while still in culinary school.

 Today, Jonathan spends most of his time behind the scenes, handling all operations aspects of the company and working closely with Executive Chef Rhett Dukes on creating menus with lasting appeal.

Join us at State  & Allen Kitchen + Bar today to experience what has made us one of Dallas’s favorite restaurants since 2004!