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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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Beat the Rainy Day Blues at State & Allen

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Even though it’s pouring outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious meal. Pop into State & Allen – with free covered parking in our adjacent parking garage – for comfort food at it’s finest.


The chefs at State & Allen are phenomenal and Rhett Dukes and Co. are always coming up with unique, Dallas scratch kitchen favorites. Our menu is ever changing, with tons of chef specials, but thankfully there are some menu items that are so popular we are always serving them. Beat the rainy day blues with one of these State & Allen favorites:


·     Soup & Sandwich Combo


Perfect for lunch or dinner, order a cup of soup with any one of our delectable, fresh sandwiches. A sure favorite? Our new FK Steak Sandwich, topped with juicy steak slices, swiss cheese, sautéed onions, pickles, and our homemade kamikaze sauce – all served on fresh ciabatta. Add a cup of our daily soup specials – the menu is always changing! – or the popular Pesina Tortilla Soup. It’s sure to scare away a rainy day chill.


·     Bistro Favorites


State & Allen does it right with Berkshire Pork Tenderloin, Crab Stuffed Manicotti, Moroccan Lamb Balls, Filet Mignon, and more. Visit us after 6pm daily, and let our chefs wow you with their culinary expertise. Old favorites infused with new flavors; it’s the State & Allen way.


·     Amazing Dallas Lunch Specials


The quality cannot be beat when you come into State & Allen for lunch. At just $8.95 each on Tuesday-Friday, our lunch specials are hands-down the best value in Dallas. If you’ve got to pick just one day to come, Tuesdays are awesome. On Tuesdays, our chef special is just $8.95! It’s always an amazing gourmet dish that you won’t want to miss!

Comfort food you can't get enough of! State & Allen's homemade pasta with shrimp, bacon, sun dried tomatoes, and smoked fresno cream sauce. YUM!

Comfort food you can't get enough of! State & Allen's homemade pasta with shrimp, bacon, sun dried tomatoes, and smoked fresno cream sauce. YUM!


Get out of the rain and join us for lunch, dinner, or brunch at State & Allen, your Dallas neighborhood restaurant and bar! Or better yet - State & Allen delivers with Amazon Restaurants!

Tastes of the Sea: Delicious Seafood Offerings at State & Allen

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Dreaming of the beach?

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You’re not alone. Summer hits and all we can think about is watching the waves crash and feeling the sand between our toes. While not all of us are fortunate enough to spend our summer seaside, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar brings you tastes of the sea – our way of helping you get your beach fix.


As with all of our dishes, State & Allen uses fresh, quality ingredients in all of our seafood dishes. In our Dallas scratch kitchen, we are always coming up with new favorites sure to whet your appetite. Here are a few of our new seafood menu offerings to try this summer!


Appetizer: Crispy Calamari


Fried calamari is one of our all-time favorites, and State & Allen does it up right with lightly breaded and spiced calamari is cooked to perfection and served with your favorite homemade dipping sauces – cilantro ranch or chili sauce.


Salad: Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad


Thick Ahi Tuna is coated in a sesame crust and seared rare, then placed on a bed of napa cabbage, carrots, radish, jicama, cucumbers and peanuts. A miso peanut vinaigrette is drizzled on the salad to finish it off.


Sandwich: Blackened Fish Tacos


Street tacos are one of our faves because of the fresh ingredients and simplicity in the dish. Try our blackened fish tacos, complete with a tangy slaw and house sauce.


Bistro Entrée: Crab Stuffed Manicotti


Delectable manicotti melts in your mouth when stuffed with fresh crab meat and cheese, then drizzled in vodka sauce. Served with corn and asparagus so you don’t feel as guilty about this rich dish!


Join us this week for Dallas seafood at State & Allen and try one of our delicious tastes of the sea. Lots of great seafood options, all prepared to perfection – the way you expect when you dine at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Cheers!

State & Allen Releases New Entrees for Fall

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As the weather changes, so do our tastebuds. Somehow we just start craving hearty comfort foods instead of our summertime favorites.


The chefs at State & Allen are no different that you and I, and that’s why they’ve cooked up some fabulous new bistro entrees to add to the fall/winter menu at your favorite Dallas restaurant.


Here’s the lowdown:


·      Toasted Butternut Squash and Manchego Ravioli: Oh how we love the rich flavor of Manchego cheese, and it’s perfectly accented in this dish. Al dente ravioli covered in smoked bacon, mushrooms, arugula, walnuts, brown butter, and calvados gastrique. Yum.

·      Filet Mignon: This is comfort food at it’s finest – but jazzed up the State & Allen way! Perfectly seared filet is served with our signature 3-cheese macaroni and cheese, roasted broccolini, and cab demi sauce.

·      Shrimp Fettuccine: Don’t pass this one up – it’s not your typical fettuccine. Fresh shrimp, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and a smoked fresno cream sauce are served on a bed of homemade fettuccine noodles. The result – comforting goodness.

·      Barrel Planked Salmon: Get your daily dose of seafood with our barrel planked salmon dish, served with roasted asparagus, red wine risotto, and rosemary butter.

·      Pan Seared Airline Chicken: Lots of hearty favorites, all in one dish! Pan seared chicken, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, and a lemon garlic veloute to top it off.

·      Venison Osso Bucco: Fall favorites abound with venison, parsnips, and glazed baby carrots, drizzled with a black currant braise.

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Take the chill off this fall and winter season with lunch, dinner, or brunch at State& Allen! These entrees and more are available on our brand new all winter/menu. Even better – try one of our tasty Moscow Mules, craft beer, or wine specials. State & Allen is conveniently located at the corner of State Street and Allen Street in Uptown Dallas, Texas.


Goose Island or Jim Beam?!

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Love a good craft brew? Or are you more of a whiskey lover? Can’t decide? State & Allen’s got the perfect Dallas dinner date for you!


State & Allen Kitchen + Bar will be hosting a Goose Island vs. Jim Beam Whiskey night on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6pm.


What is it?

Our Goose Island vs. Jim Bean Whiskey night will feature a prix fixe menu with 4 courses. Each of those four courses will be accompanied by both a Goose Island and a Jim Beam menu pairing. What a fun chance to try some new flavors and have some great conversation around what you like more!

Full menu is as follows: 

1st Course: Goose Island Sophie vs. Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost

·      Served with Shellfish Carpaccio: Shrimps, scallops, pea tendril, maitake mushrooms, almonds, pears, and French parsley, served with a homemade vinaigrette.

2nd Course: Goose Island Autumn Ale vs. Jim Beam Basil Hayden

·      Served with Crispy Sweet Breads: Expertly prepared sweet breads with acorn squash hash, kale, sunflower sprouts, palm sugar, and a balsalmic reduction.

3rd Course: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout vs. Jim Beam Signature Craft Rolled Oats

·      Served with Veal Osso Bucco: Delicious veal with brussel sprouts, a parsnip puree, and stout braise

4th Course: Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine vs. Jim Beam Signature Craft High Rye

·      Served with Granola Crusted Fresh Figs: Figs are served over a bed of Hawaiian bread French toast, lingon berry jam, and molasses sherbert.


When and how much?

The event will take place on Friday, October 23 at 5:30pm at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas. Seating is extremely limited, so you’ll want to get your tickets today at State & Allen or at Just a few tickets remain! At just $50 each, this meal is a steal!

Mark your calendar and buy tickets today for our State & Allen Kitchen + Bar beer vs. whiskey dinner!

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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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