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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 this Patio Weather with Dallas Drink Specials at State & Allen

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It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week in Dallas, and when the weather gets nice, there is only one place we want to be: on the patio. 

 

If you’re craving a little Vitamin D – and a tall glass of something cold – then State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has you covered!

 

Best Patio in Dallas, Texas

 

We hate to brag, but really – who has a better patio than State & Allen?! Located at the corner of State St. and Allen St., our wraparound patio is perfect for people watching, catching up with friends, and even hanging out with your dog! (Yes, our patio was the first in Dallas to be dog friendly.) Join us for lunch, dinner, brunch, or drinks anytime!

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Dallas Drink Specials Everyday at State & Allen

 

There is something about porch sittin’ that just begs you to have a drink in hand. At State & Allen, we’ve got you covered! With an extensive bar menu, complete with beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails, and more, there is truly something for everyone. And bonus: we’ve got drink specials every day of the week, making that drink even more palatable. Here’s the rundown:

 

·      Monday-Friday Happy Hour – 3-7pm: Enjoy $3.50 domestics, $4.50 house wines, and $3.50 Triple Threat: New Amsterdam Vodka, Jim Bean Whiskey, and Camerena Tequila. 

·      Tuesday Half Priced Drafts – All Day Long: Our vast selection of draft beer in half price on Tuesdays! Get your favorite local Dallas craft beer, domestics, or imports at a fraction of the price. 

·      Wednesday Half Priced Wine – All Day Long: We call this Winey Wednesday because it’s the perfect night to grab your girlfriends and catch up on all the latest happenings over a glass or two. At half price, who can blame you for making this a weekly event?

·      Thursday $3.50 Moscow Mules – 7pm-Close: There is just something about a mule that everyone loves! Join us on Thursday nights for Moscow mule drink specials and dinner.

·      Friday Happy Hour All Day: Remember those happy hour specials we mentioned above?! Grab them all day on Fridays! 

·      Weekend Brunch Cocktails 10am-3pm: $6 Bloodys, $3 Mimosas, $3.50 Greyhounds, Tequila Sunrises, and Screwdrivers. 

 

This is just a sampling of all the great Dallas drink specials available at State & Allen! Join us this week for Dallas patio weather and ask your server what the specials are for the full rundown. 

 

*Specials and menu items subject to change. Please ask your server for current offerings. 

Will You Be Our Valentine?!

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Love is in the air…

 

Okay – maybe it’s super commercialized love, but nonetheless, Valentine’s Day is just a week away. Want to know where you can spend Valentine’s Day for a truly memorable, fabulous evening? State & Allen, of course!

 

Amazing Scratch Kitchen Entrees

 

Take a few minutes to peruse our Facebook or Instagram pages and you’ll quickly see what all the fuss is about! Our team of chefs don’t make just standard, run-of-the-mill entrees. They are constantly using fresh, local ingredients to create equisite new dishes. How about Pan Seared Scallops with crispy Pork Belly Risotto and roasted corn or Portobello and Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli in a white wine sauce? These are just two of the amazing Dallas chef specials our team has created recently. If you want to impress your date this Valentine’s Day – or just want to eat great food with your girlfriends – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is the place.

 

Huge List of Handcrafted Cocktails, Wine, Beer, and More

 

Looking for great Dallas drink specials? Look no further that State & Allen! State & Allen has an extensive list of wine, beer, handcrafted cocktails, premium liquor, and more. Not sure what to order? Our servers can help direct you toward a beverage that would be the best pairing for your meal. And of course, ask about our Valentine’s Day Drink Specials!

 

Amazing Dallas Patio

 

One of the things our guests love about State & Allen is the ambiance. Even on a cool evening, we crank up the heaters and the patio is a perfect place for people watching, a charcuterie board, and a glass of vino. Inside, the vibe is warm and welcoming, never stuffy, with a casual elegance perfect for a Valentine’s Day visit. 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at State & Allen!

*Menu and specials subject to change. Ask your server for current specials and menu items.

How to Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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Thanksgiving is just days away…are you ready to roast the perfect bird?

 

If you’re still nervous about impressing everyone with your beautiful roasted turkey, then State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is here with a few tips from our chefs on how to roast the perfect Thanksgiving turkey:

 

1.   Brining is a Must

 

Do not skip this step, as it will be the key to the moist turkey of Thanksgiving dreams. Your brine will likely consist of water, salt, a dash of sugar, and a few other spices you want to infuse into your bird.

 

2.   Cook the Turkey on a Bed of Vegetables

 

Sure, you’ve heard of cooking your turkey on a roasting rack, but what about cooking it on vegetables instead? Elevating the turkey leads to a crisp crust all the way around, and the drippings add flavor to the vegetables below. Plus – that’s one less side you have to worry about preparing!

 

3.   Butter It Up

 

Before baking your turkey, pat it dry – removing as much moisture as possible – and then rub it down with butter or a butter/olive oil combo. We also love to sneak a few pats of butter underneath the skin to add extra flavor. This leads to crisp, delicious skin on the bird and also helps to protect the tender meat below. 

 

4.   Don’t Open the Oven During Cooking

 

It’s so tempting, but do not open the oven while you’re cooking the turkey! Opening and closing the oven door lets heat seep out of the oven and throws off the oven temperature. Instead, just watch the clock and take it out when it’s ready. 

 

5.   Let  Your Turkey Rest

 

As with all meat, it’s a good idea to let your perfect turkey rest before cutting into it. Plan on letting it sit out for at least 15 minutes to let the juices redistribute evenly before slicing. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar – the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas!

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

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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! 

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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Best Cocktails in Uptown Dallas: Summer Cocktails at State & Allen

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Ready to beat this summer heat?

Looking for a refreshing, light and delicious cocktail, expertly crafted with only the best ingredients?

Then look no further than State & Allen!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas has everything you need to beat the summer heat. Take a seat on our glorious patio and order up one of these noteworthy cocktails:

 

Peach Palmer

State & Allen’s delicious – and alcoholic – twist on the traditional Arnold Palmer mixes sweet iced tea and lemonade with Peach Brandy and New Amsterdam Peach Vodka. That little touch of peach adds the perfect punch to your favorite summertime beverage!

 

Blueberry Basil Margarita

Your summertime standby just got a little sweeter with fresh blueberries and basil added! We make our margaritas with only the best - Dulce Vita tequila for a smooth finish that packs a punch.

 

Cucumber Jalapeno Mule

Love Moscow Mules? Then give this one a shot! The Effen Cucumber Vodka brings a delicious summery twist to the old classic, and jalapenos add the perfect amount of spice. It’s savory, light, and perfect for sipping on the patio.

 

Melon Sangria

Fruity and light, this citrusy sangria is far less heavy than the red wine standby. Plus – you’ll love the fresh melon balls added for flavor and garnish!

 

Thirsty yet?! Get to the patio at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar today and experience these cocktails and others at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown! Craft cocktails, craft beer, wine, bourbon, scotch, etc. – it’s all here at State & Allen.

 

And don’t forget about our daily drink specials! Here’s a quick refresher:

·      Dallas Happy Hour 3-7pm: $3 domestics, $4 house wines, $3 Triple Threat

·      Tuesday: Half Price Craft Beer

·      Wednesday: Half Price Wine All Day

·      Thursday: $3 Mules

·      Friday: $3 Triple Threat

See you this week for the best cocktails in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen!

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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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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 One of TWO Restaurants in Dallas to Receive Green Certification

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Helping preserve the environment, sourcing local, and doing things with a small carbon footprint are all integral parts of the State & Allen business model, and it’s nice when someone else takes notice!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is very proud to announce that we have received the certification as a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association. This is a huge honor, considering we were 1 of just 2 restaurants in Dallas to receive this prestigious award!

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About the Award

The Green Restaurant Association uses metrics like disposables, energy, waste, water, building materials, and pollution reduction to decide how a restaurant will be scored. State & Allen Kitchen + Bar received a total score of 114.99 GreenPoints and implemented 45 Environmental Green Steps, earning them the prestigious 2-star award. In fact, the score exceeded the minimum requirements to get this award by nearly 15%!

About The Green Restaurant Association

The Green Restaurant Association is known nationally as a pioneer in the green restaurant movement, providing the only official green certification in the industry. The Green Restaurant Association – or GRA – prides itself on making it easy for restaurants to take steps to become more environmentally savvy. With an easy system that provides transparency to consumers, the GRA is both an asset to the restaurateur and the consumer.

And it doesn’t stop there!

While we are proud of our 2 Star Green Certification status, we are not content to stop there! State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is currently taking steps to reach 3 Star Green Certification! At State & Allen, you can expect an amazing dining experience. From the gourmet menu, to the best patio in Uptown Dallas, to the effort we take to care for our environment, State & Allen is truly your neighborhood restaurant.