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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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Make it a Mule at State & Allen

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The drink that was probably created by accident is now one of the most popular cocktails in America. It’s so popular in fact that the Moscow Mule was the most searched for cocktail on Google in 2015.


And it’s easy to see why. This refreshing little beverage has wormed its way into our affections with it’s mixture of sweet and tart. State & Allen loves the Moscow Mule so much that we’ve dedicated a whole night of Dallas drink specials to it!


Thursday = Moscow Mule Specials


Join us any Thursday – 7pm to close – to get any flavor of mule for just $3 a glass. Sure, you can get the mules any other day too, but on Thursdays we sweeten the deal even more. It’s the perfect start to the weekend! Start it a day early at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.


Premium Vodka


Our menu mules are all made with Smirnoff Vodka. Smirnoff has been around since 1864, originally formulated in Russia for the Tsar (aka king of Russia). And if Smirnoff is good enough for kings, it’s good enough or us.


Lots of Flavors


Why stick with the standard Moscow Mule with just plain vodka and ginger beer? Spice it up with one of our State & Allen Moscow Mules, each handcrafted with Smirnoff flavored vodkas. Pineapple, watermelon, lime, and sorbet peach are just a few of the delicious Smirnoff vodka flavors that we can mix into your mule. It’s your mule – any way you want it!


Join us this Thursday at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for “Make it a Mule” Thursdays! At $3 a glass, it’s easy to order the flavor combinations you love, plus try some new ones. State & Allen is your home for Dallas drink specials. We’re conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St., and have one of the best patios in Dallas.

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Did You Know?!

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You’re a regular at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, so you assume you know everything there is to know about the restaurant. But do you?! Here are a few fun facts that may have eluded you!

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Your little fur ball may not be allowed at many restaurants, but at State & Allen, we allow your 4-legged best friend to join us on the patio anytime. In fact, we were the first patio in Dallas – let alone Uptown! - to allow dogs.  So the next time you’re looking for a Dallas happy hour spot and you’ve been missing your dog, bring them along!

We are home to the one and only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown.

That’s right, folks. No one in Uptown offers a Bloody Mary bar where you can customize and blend the perfect Bloody Mary for your tastebuds. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm, so join us this week for a fabulous Dallas brunch and Bloody Mary.

We offer gluten free menu options.

State & Allen recognizes that more and more of our patrons are on specialty diets. We are frequently asked for gluten free menu options, and the answers is, “Yes, we have them!” Just ask your server. We also offer gluten free pizza crust for pizza lovers everywhere. P.S. it’s pretty darn tasty too.

Free parking isn’t just for Monopoly.

Did you know that State & Allen offers FREE 3 HOUR PARKING behind the restaurant?! 45 covered spots, all reserved for our patrons.  Enter from State or Allen Street and look for the entry to the garage on your right. And if for some reason you need to stay longer than 3 hours, our manager is happy to extend your parking voucher. Just let us know!

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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Special Event: Lakewood Brewing Company Beer Dinner

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If you’re free next Tuesday night, then you will want to make plans to join us for a very special night of fun, great food, and an amazing Dallas beer tasting!

On Tuesday, April 14, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar will be hosting a prix fix dinner in Dallas starring one of our favorite breweries – Lakewood Brewing Company.

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The menu will be 5 courses, as follows:

  • Course 1: Pate Potstickers served with Lakewood’s Rock Ryder: Rock Ryder is a smooth American Rye Wheat that nearly everyone loves. Named for the cyclists who circle Dallas’s White Rock Lake, the beer has a dry finish, citrusy nose, and a touch of peppery rye. The perfect pairing for our potstickers!


  • Course 2: Carrot Curry Soup paired with the Hop Trapp brew: A Belgium style IPA, Hop Trapp is the perfect complex brew for the craft beer enthusiast and novice alike. Brewed with Trappit yeast, you’ll immediately sense the complexity of the floral hops and the bitter backbone this beer gives off.


  • Course 3: Organic Arugula Salad and Lakewood’s Till & Toil: Peppery arugula, topped with goat cheese, hazelnuts, and more, is balanced by Till & Toil, a fruity, crisp beer that is perfect for a Spring day on the patio.


  • Course 4: Beer “Can” Hen with Lakewood signature Lakewood Lager: The perfect pairing for any course, Lakewood Lager blends new and old – just like the Lakewood area of Dallas! It’s  a Vienna style lager that wins you over with its malty sweetness, bitter hops, and caramel finish.


  • Course 5: State & Allen’s homemade beignets served with the Lakewood Holiday Bonus: Cheers! It’s time to finish the meal with the perfect dessert beer! Holiday Bonus is a chocolately beer with hints of orange peel and spice. You’ll love the bold, smooth finish on this beer.

Tickets for the beer dinner are only $50 a person – an amazing value for a night of gourmet food and amazing beer tasting! Call State & Allen Kitchen + Bar today to reserve your spot!

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!



Host your next event at State & Allen!

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It’s finished!

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the growth in business; we thank all of you out there who consider us the best restaurant and bar in Uptown. We knew we were running out of space. Not only that, but we’ve gotten countless inquiries about hosting events at State & Allen. The good news is – we heard you all loud and clear!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is excited to unveil our brand new event space, perfect for work parties, rehearsal dinners, personal dinners, showers, and more!

Our new space is gorgeous, with a flexible, open concept that allows us to customize the space to whatever your needs may be. Full sit down dinner – to cocktails – to buffet style, our restaurant has you covered! It’s the same casual, sophisticated style you have come to expect from State & Allen, but suited perfectly for your next party.

Speaking of flexibility, one of the great features of the space is the indoor/outdoor capabilities. State & Allen is known for having the best patio in Uptown, and now that same ambiance can be a part of your next party!

Not only can the space be customized to your desires, but so can the menu! Either a full plated meal or buffet style, our chefs can deliver whatever style of food you are looking for. All of our menu items are prepared with the freshest ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Choose from our amazing selection of soups, salads, appetizers, bistro favorites, or put in a request for something all your own.

Book your next party or event with State & Allen, and you will not regret it! Give our staff a call today, and we can work out all of the details to make your event exactly what you want it to be.