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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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Foodie Friday: What is Wagyu Beef?

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There are many different types of beef out there, and you may have seen menus around town advertising “wagyu beef.” What is it? What makes it different than traditional beef? State & Allen – the best scratch kitchen restaurant in Dallas, Texas - explains:

 

What is Wagyu Beef?

 

Wagyu beef is essentially Japanese cattle. The name itself even means “wa” – Japanese and “gyu” – cattle. Wagyu cattle were originally raised for agriculture purposes where the ability to work long hours was key. This aided in the development of the muscle and created unique fat marbling throughout the meat, which Japanese Wagyu is known for. 

 

What makes Wagyu different than Traditional American Beef?

 

As we said earlier, it’s all about the breed. If a particular cut of meat is considered “Wagyu,” it must come from the lineage of Japanese Wagyu cattle, either straight from Japan or raised in the United States. 90% of Wagyu beef is considered prime meat, while only 5% of traditional angus beef is considered prime. It’s premium for a reason. 

 

What Makes Wagyu Special?

 

Research has shown that the marbling in Wagyu beef is indeed special. In fact, studies have shown Wagyu beef has 300% more monosaturated fats (the good fats seen in salmon and olive oil) than traditional beef! Also, it is high in Omega 3, Omega 6, oleic acid, has low cholesterol levels, and may have cancer fighting properties. How’s that for special?! It may just change the way you see the health benefits of beef. Some studies also note that the diet of Japanese cattle is different that American cattle and that cattle grown there can have added health benefits from its environment.

 

Our chefs at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar enjoy creating daily chef specials to keep the menu interesting, and sometimes you’ll find Wagyu dishes available! Come see us this week to see what our chef’s are cooking up in their scratch kitchen! We’d love to see you for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or weekend brunch at State & Allen.

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Join us for Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

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We’ve gotten word from Santa that you’ve been really good this year…and as a treat….we would like to invite you to our first ever Christmas Eve Brunch at State & Allen!

 

Christmas Eve = Sunday Funday

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, which gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate with our famous Uptown Dallas brunch! Sausage, crispy bacon, eggs just the way you like them, homemade biscuits, and more – it’s the perfect stop before holiday shenanigans with family or last minute Christmas shopping. And of course, you can’t forget all the stellar drink specials, including $3 Greyhounds, $3 Screwdrivers, $2.50 Mimosas, and $ Tequila Sunrises.

 

All I Want for Christmas is Another Trip to the Bloody Mary Bar!

If a good cocktail is on your wish list, then be sure to visit State & Allen and the only Bloody Mary bar in Uptown Dallas! We provide the fixins and the booze; you make it up like you like it! Celery, olives, onions, etc. – the bar will be overflowing with goodies to dress up your bloody. And for just $5, it’s a steal of a deal!

 

Brunch Served from 10am-2pm

Brunch will be available starting at 10am and going until 2pm on Christmas Eve, so you’ll have plenty of time to sleep in and then come on over. And bonus: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be bartending our event, so be sure to look for them behind the bar!

 

It’s going to be a morning of fun, food, and laughs – so make State & Allen a part of your holiday festivities! We’ll be closed Christmas Day, and then will reopen for bowl games on Dec. 26th.  So if you can’t make it to our Christmas Eve Brunch, be sure to pencil in another time to come see us during the holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays from your friends at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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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!

Scratch Kitchen Cookin’ at a Fraction of the Price: Dallas Lunch Specials at State & Allen!

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Great food doesn’t have to cost a lot.

 

Especially if you visit State & Allen during our lunch hours and take advantage of our daily Dallas lunch specials!

 

Forget the fast food lunch and get food that’s fresh, healthy, and filling. Each weekday from 11am-4pm, State & Allen offers a different Dallas lunch special, with varying flavors and scratch kitchen dishes featured every day. Want to learn more? Here’s the full run down:

 

Monday – Half Price Pizza

Mondays are a bonus because not only are all of our Dallas gourmet pizzas half off during lunch, but they are half off all. day. long!! Grab a Meaty Meal, Sausage & Wild Arugula, Classic Pepperoni, or just build your own! State & Allen pizza is the perfect cure to the Monday Blues.

 

Tuesday – $8.95 Chef’s Special

The chef’s special is just what it sounds like – amazing, farm to table entrees at a fraction of the cost! If you’re feeling adventurous, then this one is for you. You never know what the special will be! Just know it’ll be good. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself back every Tuesday to try the next chef special!

 

Wednesday - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce

A customer favorite, our Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce beckons with its rich sauce, bacon, sundried tomatoes, and tender shrimp and pasta. Order it during dinner for $19…order Wednesdays at lunch for just $8.95. It’s no wonder we’re crazy busy for lunch every Wednesday!

 

Thursday - $8.95 Texican Thursday

Fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, etc. – get it all for just $8.95 on Thursdays! You’ll love our homemade salsas and sauces and will fall in love with our meats – perfectly smoked in-house. And don’t expect run-of-the-mill tacos either! Our chefs pride themselves on creating unexpected twists on your old favorites.

 

Friday - $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

You don’t have to go across the pond for great fish and chips. Just visit State & Allen on Friday for flaky, tender fish, battered in our special beer batter.

 

Join us this week for Dallas lunch specials at State & Allen! We’ll save a table for ya!

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Now Pre-Booking: Valentine's Dinner at State & Allen

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We know you love a gourmet meal. Because, who doesn’t? And when it’s served at a scratch kitchen restaurant in the heart of Uptown Dallas, you get the benefit of ambiance and great people watching while you’re at it.

 

Impress your Valentine’s date with a gourmet dinner from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas. With impeccably plated entrees, to unique daily specials, to a fully stocked bar and wine list, State & Allen has you covered.

 

Pre-Dinner Drinks are on Point

 

Have you seen the drink menu at State & Allen? Delicious cocktails – all mixed with premier spirits – will wow even the most refined tastes. Right now we are loving the Chocolate Cherry Martini as the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail!

 

And then there’s the wine menu. Dozens of choices – red, white, sparkling – perfect for any budget. Or you can never go wrong with a glass of Texas craft beer or straight sippin’ whiskey.

 

Let’s Talk Appetizers

 

Both the Cheese Board and the Charcuterie Board are huge hits at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Grab a glass of wine and indulge in a variety of small bites to pair alongside it. Want to try something new? We’ve also heard rave reviews about our brand new Crispy Indian Potato Dumplings.

 

Bistro Entrees

 

We love what Chef Rhett Dukes and his team have done with our entrée menu! Indulge in our signature State & Allen filet mignon, or try something new, like the Crab Crusted Salmon.

 

Dessert for All

 

State & Allen caters to all dietary restrictions and our Flourless Chocolate Cake is the perfect ending to a phenomenal meal – whether you’re gluten free or not.

 

Reservations are filling up, so pre-book for Valentine’s Day today! You can call our restaurant at 214.239.1990 to reserve your table, or conveniently book online here. We look forward to serving you the best Valentine’s dinner in Dallas

Celebrate your Special Occasion at State & Allen

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At State & Allen, we love being a part of your special moments.

Date nights, anniversary dinners, birthday dinners, co-worker farewell lunches – whatever your special occasion might be, State & Allen is the place to celebrate. Our Executive Chefs – Jonathan Calabrese and Rhett Dukes – have worked tirelessly to create a premiere dining experience that makes your special moments shine even brighter.

 

Gourmet that Impresses

Bring your crew to State & Allen to celebrate and enjoy a meal that will not disappoint. From the appetizers, to the main dishes, to the desserts – our focus on amazing, scratch kitchen food is evident in every bite. State & Allen’s bistro menu highlights many of our favorite, signature entrees, including Berkshire Pork Tenderloin, Moroccan Lamb Balls, and Pan Seared Sole.

 

Chef Specials

Customers have come to love that our chefs create daily chef specials that are out of this world. Fusing different flavors and techniques, dishes like Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi and Lobster Fried Rice, Panko Crusted Hawaiian Ono, and Chilled Chicken with Aji Amarillo Sauce wow the senses. We're constantly amazed at the incredible dishes our team comes up with.

 

Loaded Drink Menu

State & Allen is known for our premiere drink menu. Signature cocktails, craft beer, wine from all over the world, top shelf liquor – you name it, State & Allen can make it! Try our seasonal summer cocktail menu or celebrate with a glass of champagne. And don’t forget to ask your server for the daily Dallas drink specials!

 

Private Dallas Party Room

Want to make your affair one to remember? State & Allen’s Dallas party room is perfect for birthday parties, engagement parties, bridal showers, brunches, and more. Let State & Allen handle all the details, allowing you to sit back and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

 

Give State & Allen a call today to make reservations for your next special event! Whether it’s an anniversary dinner for two or a large baby shower, State & Allen will make your affair one to remember!

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Bring the Whole Family to State & Allen

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We frequently talk about date nights or happy hours with friends, but did you know that State & Allen is also a family establishment? You are always welcome to bring the whole family in to enjoy a great scratch kitchen meal and maybe catch your favorite team playing on one of our big screen TVs.

 

Friendly, Casual Atmosphere

 

There is nothing stuffy about State & Allen. Southern hospitality is our thing, and we want all of our patrons to feel comfortable and relaxed – even our tiniest patrons! Don’t feel shy about bringing the kids to State & Allen. The patio is the perfect place for the kids to do some serious people walking, or better yet, even bring the family dog to join in on the fun. (Dogs are always welcome on the State & Allen patio!)

 

Food for All

 

The great thing about Dallas scratch kitchen, farm to table cooking, is that it’s fresh and unfussy. Gourmet. Local. Unprocessed. Just simple foods prepared well that even your kids can appreciate.

 

Yes, we’ve got pizza!

 

Pizza is somehow a universal #1 food among the pint-sized set, and ours is sure to please adults and children alike. Tons of options are available – everything from classic pepperoni to a more adventurous sausage and wild arugula pizza. Have a gluten allergy in the family? No worries. Just ask your server about our gluten free pizza crust.

 

Brunch Bunch

 

Our State & Allen brunch is one of the best brunches in Dallas, so bring the whole family to get in on the action! Adults enjoy the only bloody mary bar in Dallas, while kids can chow down on some amazing brunch offerings like Chicken & Waffles.

 

We look forward to serving you and your family for lunch, dinner, or brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Singing the Tuesday Blues? Cheer up with Specials at State & Allen.

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Tuesdays aren’t really good for anything. The work week just started, you haven’t made it to hump day yet, and frankly, you’re just dragging.

 

Need a little pick me up? Spend your Tuesday with State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, your neighborhood restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas. We’ve got you covered with plenty of specials to turn your mood around.

 

½ Priced Craft Beer

 

Each and every Tuesday, you can count on State & Allen for Craft Beer Tuesdays, where all of our craft beer drafts are half the regular price! It’s a great opportunity to sip some old favorites, or try something new. State & Allen loves supporting Texas craft beer and local breweries, so many of our drafts are made right here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. What’s on tap now? You can always visit taphunter.com to get the latest and greatest list, as it rotates regularly. Some of our regulars include Revolver Blood & Honey and Peticolas Bock.

 

Chef Specials

 

The State & Allen daily lunch specials are always a big hit, but when you come on Tuesdays, you are in for a real treat. Instead of your usual lunch fare, our Executive Chef – Rhett Dukes - prepares something unique and delicious. The cuisine varies between southwestern, Texican, Asian-inspired and more, but the price never changes. It’s just $8.95! Come in between 11am-4pm and a gourmet, Dallas scratch kitchen meal is yours for just $8.95. Our chef likes to keep these a surprise until the day of the event, so call ahead or just stop by to see what’s cookin!

 

Join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar next Tuesday for food and drink specials! Can’t make it on Tuesday? Don’t forget that State & Allen is always running daily specials, just visit our website for all the details.

 

 

 

 

 

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