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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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Going Green: Gourmet Dallas Salads at State & Allen

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Salads at State & Allen are anything but boring.

 

We realize salads have gotten a bad rap, so for that reason, our team has worked hard to put together a menu of salads that are unique, healthy, and oh so delicious – just the way a gourmet salad should be. Let us introduce you to some of our favorite gourmet Dallas salads, available for order at lunch or dinner:

 

Kale & Broccoli Salad

We’ll start with the newest addition to the salad menu. Packed with antioxidants, our kale and broccoli salad is loaded with carrots, cucumbers, fennel, dried blueberries, spiced almonds, goat cheese, and a homemade lemon-herb dressing. It really is a great way to eat your greens and enjoy them too!

 

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad

Here’s one you won’t find just anywhere: the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad. Fresh Ahi tuna is seared, then sliced and placed on a bed of Napa cabbage, carrots, radish, cucumbers, jicama, peanuts, and our miso peanut vinaigrette. So good and filling, you won’t even realize you “just ordered the salad.”

 

Mediterranean Salad

The perfect go-to Dallas lunch salad, we highly recommend the Mediterranean salad with olives, artichokes, red bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes drizzled in a feta vinaigrette. And bonus: you’ll receive warm pita slices and hummus on the side.

 

The Original Silver Bowl Salad

No list of State & Allen salads would be complete without mentioning the granddaddy of them all, and our most popular salad – the Silver Bowl Salad! Aptly named because of the silver bowl it comes in, this salad is chock-full of goodness. We start with a bed of romaine lettuce, then pile it high with spicy chicken, orange slices, grapes, red bell peppers, bacon bits, and two dressings – the Caesar and the vinaigrette. So good!!

 

Lunch is the perfect time to pop into our Dallas restaurant and bar and order one of our gourmet salads! See you this week at State & Allen for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or anytime! 

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Bourbon 101: Understanding the Terminology

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It all starts with one sip.

 

You take one sip of the good stuff, and you’re hooked. And as your love for bourbon grows, so does your interest in understanding what all the terms mean. Don’t you worry – State & Allen is here with a crash course in some of the most popular bourbon terminology:

 

Mashbill

 

Mashbill is simply the recipe that is used to create the bourbon. Each distillery has its own propriety method, using it’s own custom blend of corn, barley, rye, or other yeasts.

 

Straight Bourbon

 

Straight bourbon is bourbon that has been aged in its barrel for at least 2 years. In 1964, Congress passed laws around bourbon production, ruling that in order to be called bourbon, it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels, have at least 51% corn, have nothing added but water and yeast, be produced in the United States, and cannot be distilled more than 160 proof.

 

High Rye Bourbon

 

Bourbons are traditionally made with a blend of corn, rye, and barley. As you might have guessed, high rye means that the rye content is much higher than the average 8-10% rye. State & Allen carries several high rye bourbons including Basil Hayden, a light, spicy rye, and Bulleit, a rye that is a little more fruity.

 

Wheated Bourbons

 

As we mentioned, most bourbons use a blend of corn, rye, and barley, but there are some – called wheated bourbons or wheaters – that use wheat in place of rye for a blend of corn, wheat, and barley. Maker’s Mark and Wellers are two of the most popular wheated bourbons at State & Allen’s restaurant and bar in Dallas, Texas.

 

Single Barrel Bourbon

 

Single barrel bourbon means that the bourbon in that barrel has never mingled with bourbon from another barrel. The trick to single barrel bourbon is that no two bottles are alike. The bourbon may taste different from bottle to bottle, depending on where that specific barrel was stored or what characteristics it took on from the barrel’s wood. Blanton is a great example of a single barrel bourbon if you want to try one at State & Allen.

 

Ready to sip some great bourbon? Visit State & Allen this week for a wide selection of bourbon at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas!

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What’s New at State & Allen?

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At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we love keeping the menu fresh. Just when you think you’ve got our Dallas restaurant and bar all figured out, our chefs add some new, unique, and fabulous menu items to the list.

 

Ready to see what’s new at State & Allen? Read on for some of our favorite new items in each category:

 

Appetizer – Crispy Indian Potato Dumplings

You had us at “dumpling!” Fried morsels of potato, peas, red curry aioli, and mint chimichurri make for a delightful start to any meal.

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Salad – Beet & Hazelnut Salad

Ready for something other than the standard house salad? Then order the Beet & Hazelnut Salad! Sliced pear, radish, orange slices, and goat cheese are layered on a bed of arugula, then topped with a pomegranate vinaigrette. It’s an adventurous salad that sounds strange – but tastes amazing.

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Sandwich – Bison & Chorizo Grilled Cheese

This one has quickly become a new customer favorite and it’s easy to see why! The ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich is taken up a notch with bison, chorizo, crispy onions, tomato, and Anaheim chile cheese for a little added kick. You have to taste it to believe how good it is!

 

Bistro Entrees – Seared Scallops

You don’t have to go to a fancy schmancy seafood restaurant to get top quality Dallas seafood! Our seared scallops are out of this world, served over a bed of cauliflower puree and accompanied by chorizo’d brussel sprouts.

 

Dessert – Homemade Spiced Baklava

End your meal with one of our favorites: our homemade, Dallas scratch kitchen, spiced baklava. Flaky layers of pastry are layered with pistachios and hazelnuts and drizzled with a thick, whiskey-honey syrup.

 

So what are you waiting for? Try some of our new menu offerings at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas today!

What Do You Recommend? - State & Allen

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What do you recommend?

 

It’s a simple, 4-word phrase that our servers hear all the time. Everyone’s tastes are a little different (and State & Allen’s got something for everyone!), but some dishes are just nearly guaranteed a sure-fire hit.

 

So what do you recommend? Here are a few menu offerings to get you started:

 

Appetizers

May We Recommend: Charcuterie Board

 

It’s the perfect way to whet your appetite. Our charcuterie board is chock full of delicious morsels, including artisanal cured meats, olives, bacon onion jam, State & Allen’s famous mustard, gherkins, and more. Pair with a couple glasses of wine, and your meal is off to a great start. Not to mention – you might get to try something new.

 

Salads

May We Recommend: “The Original” Silver Bowl Salad

 

It’s a tried and true favorite, and it’s sure to be your favorite too. Loaded high with crispy bacon, grapes, red bell peppers, grapes, zesty chicken, and chopped romaine lettuce, the Silver Bowl Salad is sure to be a hit.  Oh and did we mention it’s drizzled in two amazing, homemade dressings?! Add avocado, extra chicken, portabella mushrooms, or shrimp to really customize to your taste preferences.

 

Sandwiches

May We Recommend: Smoked Turkey Club

 

The smoked turkey club is the perfect Dallas lunch or light dinner. You’ll love the heartiness of the artisanal wheat bread, and the freshness you can taste in our homemade cranberry mayo. Served with your choice of fries, potato salad, or a side salad.

 

Bistro Favorites

May We Recommend: Love Love Chicken/Shrimp Bowl

 

Chef Rhett Dukes loves infusing different flavors together, serving old favorites with a new twist in his scratch kitchen. Customers love our Love Love Chicken Bowl because it’s an Asian/Mexican infusion with flavors that just work. Your choice of chicken or shrimp, creamy risotto, cilantro, corn, bacon, bell pepper, tomatoes, and a fried egg make up this delicious entrée. One caution: it packs a punch with a Sriracha butter sauce drizzled on top!

 

Try one of these customer favorites today at State & Allen – your Dallas neighborhood restaurant and bar

Love Love Shrimp Bowl at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar. Is your mouth watering yet?!

Love Love Shrimp Bowl at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar. Is your mouth watering yet?!

Happy Hour Favorites at State & Allen

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We hear ya! It’s been a long day – or a long week! – and you’re ready to unwind and relax. That’s why State & Allen offers amazing Dallas happy hour specials from 3-7pm, Monday-Friday.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is your Uptown stop for fabulous drink specials, great food, and a lively atmosphere. When you come in between 3-7pm, Monday-Friday, you’ll get deals like:

·      $3 Domestics: Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors, etc.

·      $4 House Wines: We’ve got a great selection of house reds, whites, etc. that are perfect for any palette.

·      $3 Texas Trinity: We call it the Texas Trinity because you can get any drink mixed with Nue Vodka, Henderson Whiskey, or Dulce Vida Tequila for just $3.

If you haven’t tried our Texas Trinity spirits, it’s time you gave them a try!

Henderson Whiskey is a smooth whiskey crafted right here in Dallas, Texas. It needs no accompaniment and really is best ordered neat.  Dulce Vida Tequila is lauded as the Most Awarded Tequila. You’ll find that it’s organic, 100 proof, tequila, handcrafted with agave from the Los Altos highland region of Mexico. Lastly, Nue Vodka is another hometown favorite, founded by two brothers right here in Dallas, Texas. We love featuring new up-and-coming spirits for you to try and fall in love with!

And if you can’t make it for Happy Hour – don’t worry! Because there are always drink specials going on at State& Allen Kitchen + Bar! Each day of the week, a different beverage or spirit is highlighted.

·      Tuesdays: Half Priced Draft Beer

·      Wednesdays: Half Priced Wine

·      Thursdays: $3 Martinis

·      Fridays: $3 Texas Trinity – anytime, day or night!

So after you’ve had a long day at the office, stop into State & Allen and let us serve you up a few Happy Hour specials! We’ll be waiting for you!

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Get Your Martini Fix at State & Allen

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is known for its amazing atmosphere and delicious food, but don’t forget about the fabulous Dallas drink specials.

State & Allen prides itself on having a robust drink menu, full of craft beers, eclectic mixed drinks, and fabulous wines. If you join us at Dallas’s favorite Uptown restaurant on Thursday nights, then you’re in for some great “Thirsty Thursday” specials! Our personal favorite – all martinis - $3 each!

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That’s right! Each and every Thursday night, all of the martinis on our menu are just $3 each. And these aren’t just your run of the mill martinis either! Here’s what we’ve got in store!

·      Traditional Olive Branch Martini: Smooth, crisp Pearl Black vodka with just a splash of olive juice.

·      Green Martini: Pearl Cucumber vodka, muddled cucumber, a splash of lime juice, and a touch of simple syrup.

·      Paradise Martini: Fruity Pearl Plum vodka, with a splash of grape juice, and finished off with sparkling wine

·      Metroplex Martini: Pearl Pomegranate vodka, paired with just a splash of both orange juice and cranberry juice.

·      Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini: Pearl Black vodka, Crème de Cacao, Rumchata, and a little Grenadine.

·      Sinner Martini: Pearl Pomegranate vodka, sweet & sour, and raspberry liqueur.

·      Plum Blossom Martini: Refreshing Pearl Plum vodka, a little sweet & sour, cranberry juice, and St. Germaine, finished off with Sprite.

·      Citrus Sea Martini: Pearl Black vodka, Triple Sec, a dash of lemon juice, sweet & sour, finished off with a sugar rimmed glass.

As you may have noticed, all of our martinis are made with one of Pearl’s award-winning vodkas. Each bottle of Pearl Vodka is made is small batches and then distilled five times, making the vodka incredibly pure and smooth to taste.

If you haven’t tried Pearl Vodka yet, join us at State & Allen for Thirsty Thursday! At just $3 a glass, you can’t help but try several of the best Dallas martinis!

Date Night Ideas from State & Allen

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State & Allen is the perfect Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar for meeting and mingling, which makes it an ideal date spot.

 The location is convenient. Our patio is the best in Uptown. Our food and drink specials beg to be rivaled. And our ambience is comfortable and relaxed. Not only that, but we love hosting events that enhance the dining experience and give our customers a chance to try something new. Here are a few of the events we’ve got coming up! Perfect for date nights – or any night!

 Live Music Saturday Nights – Next Event March 21

Every Saturday night at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we host live music in Dallas from 8-11pm. It’s the perfect after dinner entertainment! Have a meal, and then join us for drink specials and great music.

 Later this month, we’ll be hosting Preston Cole Band (March 21) and Colin Boyd (March 28). Both from Dallas, each band brings their own blend of rock, pop, and country.

 Brewery Ommegang Pint Night – April 9, 6pm

In honor of the new season premiere of Game of Thrones on April 12, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is hosting a Brewery Ommegang pint night, where you can enjoy the release of their new Game of Thrones inspired beer – Three-Eyed Raven - and other specialty beers. The event will take place on Thursday April 9 at 6pm. Call today to reserve your spot at this limited event!

Lakewood Brewing Company Beer Dinner - April 14, 7pm

5 delicious courses. Each paired with an amazing Lakewood Brewing Company brew. All for just $50 person! It's a prix fixe menu like you've never had before! Full menu is available on our website. Call us today to get tickets, as seating will be limited!

 Join us for these events and more at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! We love being your Dallas neighborhood restaurant and bar

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Great Food at Great Prices.

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We’re all trying to eat better in 2015. More healthy, less calories, higher quality.

At State & Allen, you can rest assured that our meals are made with only the highest quality ingredients. Our team works to meticulously create each meal, with the results to prove it.

And every day of the week, various menu items are featured as specials. The same quality, mouth watering dishes, just at lower prices.

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·         Monday: Half Price Pizza! That’s right, all Monday long, our handmade, gourmet pizzas are all half price. Classic pepperoni – to BBQ Chicken – to Margherita – and more! One of try? The White Mushroom. Fresh mushrooms atop ooey gooey gouda cheese, goat cheese, and freshly sliced tomatoes, then drizzled wth garlic oil. Heavenly.

·         Tuesday: National Tuesday Salad. Didn’t you now that Tuesdays are salad days? Well they are here! Our salad is just $8.95 and it includes a drink!

·         Wednesday: Shrimp Fettuccine with Fresco Cream Sauce. Who isn’t a sucker for warm pasta and succulent shrimp tossed in a white cream sauce?! So perfect for these chilly January days. And only $8.95 on Wednesdays! It’ll make you look forward to Hump Day.

·         Thursday: Texican Thursday. We put our flare of Tex Mex and give it to you for just $8.95 on Thursdays! Delicious, fresh, and infused with hints of international cuisine, our Texican special is a cut above the rest.

·         Friday: Beer Battered Fish & Chips. By Friday, you’ve earned the right to eat some fried comfort food. Hand dipped and then fried to golden perfection, our fish and chips will become a weekly staple. And at just $8.95, it’s easy on the wallet too.

·         Saturday & Sunday: Brunch Specials. Starting at 10am each Saturday and Sunday, come on in for our amazing brunch menu. Eggs, bacon, waffle, Bloody Marys, the works. And a bonus? All of our eggs come from Free Range chickens, ensuring the highest quality eggs.

 

Warm Up with Dinner at State & Allen

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While the weather may be getting cooler, you can take the chill off by coming into State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for a delicious, warm dinner. Our chef’s pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients, and pairing those ingredients to create unique flavors and textures sure to delight even the pickiest palate.  

Bistro Dinners

Our signature menu offerings, Bistro dinners are created with culinary expertise and passion. The chef’s at State & Allen have worked tirelessly to perfect this menu and make each dish a meal worth savoring – and repeating! There is truly something for everyone – steak, pasta, pork, chicken, and more. What to try? Here are a few sure bets:

Our Pork Tenderloin Medallions and incredible! Juicy, tender tenderloin served with swiss chard, bacon’d sweet potatoes, and then drizzled wth our cider bourbon glaze. A taste of the South that you’re sure to remember.

Or are you in the mood for an Italian pasta? Our Oxtail and Sausage Bolognese is made with homemade pasta and a thick, rich tomato sauce. Served with asparagus, mozzarella toast, and a gremolata, this dish is amazingly rich and satisfying.

Need something lighter? Then go for the Love Love Chicken or Shrimp Bowl. Fresh and unique, the dish combines chicken or shrimp with risotto, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, bacon, and bell peppers, bathes it in a Sriracha butter sauce, and then tops it off with a fried egg.

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These are just a few of the amazing new Bistro dinners available at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar. Visit us here to see the full menu of delicious favorites that are sure to awaken your taste buds! State & Allen also offers a full menu of gourmet pizzas, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, not to mention a stellar wine menu. The Bistro menu is available everyday from 6pm – close.

Bistro Menu at State & Allen

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At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, we never want to fall into a rut with our menu. We are not just your everyday Uptown restaurant and bar; our chefs are committed to creating fresh, unique meals that are truly unique.

That’s why our team recently decided to change things up a bit and create an all-new dinner menu. New flavors, new pairings, same great quality and price that you’d expect from a meal at State & Allen.

Our Bistro menu is loaded with new dishes that are sure to become your new go-to favorites. What’s your favorite protein? We’ve got a little bit of everything, so there is something for everyone.

·         Chicken: Chicken and pasta, roasted chicken, spicy chicken and rice, we’ve got the variety you crave. Try our Tomato Braised Chicken with Mushroom Ravioli. Or maybe a little comfort food? Our half roasted chicken is served with buttery smashed potatoes, grilled corn, drizzled with a lemon, thyme sauce and homemade crispy onions. Perfect for a cold Fall evening.

·         Seafood: Fresh salmon, shrimp, and a variety of market fresh seafood are all served to please. Feeling adventurous? Go for the Proscuitto Wrapped Scottish Salmon. It’s flaky salmon wrapped in tender prosciutto and served with seasonal veggies, creamy polenta, and an arugula pesto. Or if you enjoy the traditional shrimp fettuccine, then try our take on it with sundried tomatoes and bacon.

·         Steak & Pork: Ask your server for our daily steak and Porterhouse Pork menus. Because our chefs are always on the look out for the best meats, our menus vary daily, bringing you the most tender, premium steaks.

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Join us at State & Allen Kitichen + Bar this week and try our new Bistro favorites, or any of our salads, pizzas, or burgers. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

The All-New Wine Menu is Here!

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Just when you thought you’d tried all your favorite wines at State & Allen Bar + Kitchen, we’ve updated our wine menu with a whole new selection of amazing wines for you to try. Whether you like red, white, dry, sweet, or fruity, we’ve got something for everyone. And since we pride ourselves on carrying spirits and wines from the great state of Texas, here are some of the great Texas wines we are offering on the new menu that can be ordered by the glass or bottle:

·         Times 10 Sauvignon Blanc: Green apple, pear, and citrus flavors stand out in this crisp, refreshing white wine. It has the signature flavor you’d expect from a great white wine.

·         Tranquilo Viognier/Marsanne: A bold, nutty white wine with a rich color and a spicy aroma, coupled with hints of pear and honeysuckle. Texas wine at it’s finest.

In addition to offering these amazing Texas wines, we’ve also got a robust menu of both red and white wines from all over the world. Napa Valley, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Chile, etc. Glasses of wine range from $6.50-10.50 depending on the wine, and bottles start at $26 a bottle.

Looking for some drink specials? Don’t forget that on Wednesdays we offer all of our wines at HALF PRICE all day long. So that’s a great opportunity to try some of our more impeccable vintages. And during Happy Hour Monday-Friday – 3pm-7pm – we offer all of our house wines at $4 a glass.

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Come in to State & Allen Bar + Kitchen this week to try one – or some! – of the amazing new wines we are featuring on our menu. We’re conveniently located at the corner of State St. and Allen St. in Dallas, with the best patio in Uptown. Our wines – and our atmosphere – do not disappoint.