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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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State & Allen: Committed to Green Dining in Dallas

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What do we mean by “green” dining?

Well – we just mean that here at State & Allen, we understand a thing or two about respect. (We can thank our moms for raising us right.) And a part of respect goes back to respecting the environment in which we live. We aren’t green because it’s a trend or grown in popularity; we are committed to a more sustainable way of doing things because it’s just the right thing to do and we believe in the cause.


We are so committed, in fact, that we were proud to be awarded the 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant Award by the Green Restaurant Association – an honor held by only one other restaurant in Dallas!


So what makes State & Allen different that other restaurants? What makes us “green?” Lots of things actually! Here are just a few little known ways that State & Allen is striving to reduce our carbon footprint:


Water is Not a Given Freely

Isn’t a glass of water at the table just a given in the restaurant business? Not at State & Allen. We’re happy to provide a glass of water if asked, but we don’t want to waste water if it’s not going to be consumed. It’s just a small way to make a big impact.


Bring Your Own Mug; Get Free Coffee!

Yes, you heard that right, FREE! Every little bit counts, and if you bring in your own mug to Sunday brunch, we’ll gladly fill the cup with coffee for you – reducing the number of cups used, water used to wash those cups, etc. Good for the environment; good for you.


Rethink the Paper Goods

One of the biggest ways that State & Allen uses paper and plastic is in the takeout containers. Instead of just buying the lowest cost option, we’ve switched to more eco-friendly containers. Ecotainer is our supplier, and their products are 100% compostable with a liner made from plants. Even our bags can be composted, made of a plastic that is safe for the environment when it breaks down.


These are just a few of the ways in which State & Allen strives to set an example and be more friendly to Planet Earth. Join us this week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour at our green restaurant in Dallas.

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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.