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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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The Perfect Holiday Gift: State & Allen Gift Cards!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re stressing to find gifts for all the people on your list. Bosses, coworkers, best friends, family, secret Santas – it’s so hard to know what to get. And are there ever enough hours in the day to shop for this stuff?!

 

Well, we’re going to let you in on a little secret that is going to make your day just a little bit more merry: EVERYONE wants State & Allen gift cards this season!

 

Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why they are perfect for just about anyone on your list:

 

One Size Fits All

Everyone has to eat, right? Instead of obsessing over which scarf or candle fits their personality, why not just give them a gourmet, scratch kitchen dinner at one of the best restaurants in Uptown Dallas?

 

Thoughtful and Chic

Are you worried that going the gift card route is impersonal? We get that, but it’s not like you’re giving that special someone a gift card to yet another big box store. You thoughtfully gave them the pleasure of enjoying a delicious meal at a Dallas hot spot they may never have been to otherwise. What’s more thoughtful than that?

 

Easy Online Ordering

State & Allen gift cards can be ordered right here on our website, so there is no fussing over when to come in and pick some up! Simply choose whether you’d like it emailed to you, emailed to the person, or physically mailed to your address or someone else’s. Simple as that.

 

 No Expiration

Gift cards from State & Allen never expire, so you don’t have to worry about your money going to waste. Our lunch specials, Dallas happy hour specials, and chef specials are available year round, so there is never a bad time to visit State & Allen!

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Join State & Allen this Weekend for March Madness!

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We’re in the thick of March Madness, and the action is heating up! Of course you can count on State & Allen Kitchen + Bar to be your one stop shop for March Madness viewing, scratch kitchen dining, and drink specials!

 

Dallas’s Best March Madness Watch Party

The Sweet Sixteen kicks off March 23, with Elite 8 play happening Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. Basically, there’s a night of great college basketball on every night from now until Sunday! So grab your friends and head to State & Allen! Oh and did we mention we’ve got amazing viewing throughout the restaurant, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. And with this beautiful spring weather, you can utilize the best patio in Uptown Dallas too.

 

Scratch Kitchen Cooking

Not only can you watch the game, but you don’t have to eat typical bar food while you do it! At State & Allen, our chefs pride themselves on creating unique, scratch kitchen dishes that tantalize the taste buds. No bland “bar food” here! Try dishes like Bacon Wrapped Mahi Mahi, Kung Pao Tofu, Salmon En Croute, Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop, and more! Our dishes are made completely from scratch daily, with daily specials that will knock your socks off!

 

Drink Specials Galore

When Dallas wants drink specials, State & Allen is the place! After all, we do have the best patio in Uptown! Join us on that patio for March Madness, and order up a few craft beers, glass of wine, Moscow mule, scotch, and more. Drink specials change daily so ask your server for details.

 

Looking forward to seeing you for the best Dallas March Madness Watch Party! P.S. Baylor fans – you won’t want to miss watching Baylor stomp on South Carolina, Friday, March 24 at 6:30pm at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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Why Does State & Allen Serve Free Range Eggs?

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If you join us at State & Allen for our weekend brunch in Dallas, you’ll notice that our menu specifically states that all of our eggs are free range. Some might wonder why this matters, because, an egg is an egg right?

 

At State & Allen we believe in clean eating and producing the freshest, highest quality meals around. Our meals are prepared fresh in our scratch kitchen, with simple cooking methods that let the natural flavors shine through. In our efforts to select the best quality foods for our customers, we’ve chosen free range eggs, and here are a few reasons why:

 

1.  Higher Nutritional Content

 

While all eggs are considered complete proteins and are abundant in vitamins and minerals, free range eggs have even higher quantities of nutrients than their conventional counterparts. This is because what goes into the chicken matters. And if a chicken is happy and able to go out and roam, selecting its own food in the process, it produces better quality eggs.  Studies have shown free range eggs to have more Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and other nutrients than conventional eggs.

 

2.  Less Saturated Fat & Cholesterol

 

One recent study shows that free range eggs contain 1/3 less cholesterol and ¼ less saturated fat than conventional eggs! While cholesterol levels in eggs shouldn’t be alarming, it’s always nice to know that you can get a healthier, more nutrient egg with less of the stuff you don’t want.

 

3.  More Omega-3s

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are important to our body because our body needs them for heart health and so much more, but we can’t produce them ourselves. Studies show Omega-3s to be 2-4 times higher in free range eggs.

 

Join us for Dallas brunch this weekend at State & Allen, where you’ll be served nothing but the best: free range eggs! 

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Salads at State & Allen are Anything but Boring!

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When you hear the word “salad,” what words come to mind?

 

Are you delighted? Does your mouth start to water? Or do you begin to breakout in cold sweats at the thought of it as a meal?

 

Most people find the idea of a salad for dinner completely underwhelming, and State & Allen can relate. That’s why we’ve created a menu of salad entrees that are creative, delicious, and filling. Try any one of these 3 standout salads today and you’ll begin to change your view on a salad for dinner:

 

·     Warm Spinach & Chicken Paillard Salad: Fresh spinach leaves are just barely wilted, then topped with wild mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, purple-hulled peas, pine nuts, and juicy chicken. Sprinkled with a little goat cheese and a house Balsamic dressing, this salad is sure to take the chill off a cold January day.

 

·     Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad: Looking for something with an Asian flare? Give the Ahi tuna salad a try. Napa cabbage, cucumbers, radish, jicama, and spiced peanuts are topped with seared Ahi tuna and drizzled with Miso Peanut Vinaigrette. It’s a show-stopping salad you won’t want to miss!

 

·     State & Allen’s Famous Silver Bowl Salad – “The Original:" It’s by far the most popular salad at State & Allen and it’s easy to see why. It’s chock full of goodness that will leave you full and satisfied! Spicy chicken, grapes, oranges, red bell peppers, and bacon bits are served on a bed of chopped romaine, then drizzled with TWO of our favorite dressings – Balsamic vinaigrette and Caesar. A must for anyone new to State & Allen!

 

Any of our Dallas salad entrees can be fully customized, and it’s easy to add or substitute avocado, shrimp, Portobello mushroom, or chicken on any of our salads.

 

Join us this week at State & Allen in Uptown Dallas for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night and order a salad that is anything but boring!

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad with Added Avocado - YUM! A State & Allen favorite.

"The Original" Silver Bowl Salad with Added Avocado - YUM! A State & Allen favorite.

Easy Uptown Dallas Dinner: Pizza at State & Allen

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It’s a busy season. There’s a lot going on. State & Allen can help.

 

When you don’t have time to cook or visit the grocery store – but want a gourmet dinner – State & Allen is the answer.

 

State & Allen carries a wide range of dishes – that can be delivered for FREE! – to suit anything you’re in the mood for. Scratch kitchen entrees, amazing salads, warm, homemade soups, and delicious sandwiches. But let’s not forget about one of our customer favorites: pizza at State & Allen.

 

Handcrafted, Scratch Kitchen Pizza

Looking for authentic pizza with tons of flavor? Our pizza can’t be beat! Our delicious hand-tossed crust is topped with homemade pizza sauce, using only fresh, Texas tomatoes. And after that – the toppings are up to you! Go with a gourmet, menu favorite or create your own. The skies the limit.

 

So. Many. Options.

First, pick your crust. You can get our traditional hand-tossed crust, or if you’re gluten free, State & Allen has gluten free pizza crust just for you! Simply tell your server you are gluten free.

 

Next, pick the sauce. Go with the house red pizza sauce created with Texas tomatoes or choose something different. Each pizza is layered with mozzarella and your choice of red sauce, garlic oil, truffle béchamel, BBQ sauce, or pesto.

 

Lastly, pick the toppings. This part gets tricky because - well – there are just so many options. The Meaty Meat is a very popular favorite, or on the other end of the spectrum, order a fresh Margherita pizza. If you know how to build the perfect pizza, try your hand at layering your own ingredients. Artichokes, balsamic shallots, black olives, peppers, pineapple, pickled jalapenos – the possibilities are endless.

 

Join us any day of the week for one of our amazing gourmet pizzas, or visit late night Thursday-Saturday for pizza and drinks. We can’t wait to see you for the best pizza in Dallas at State & Allen!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza at State & Allen: Diced Chicken, Shredded Carrots and Celery, Buffalo Sauce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and a Ranch Drizzle.  

Buffalo Chicken Pizza at State & Allen: Diced Chicken, Shredded Carrots and Celery, Buffalo Sauce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and a Ranch Drizzle.  

Holiday Gift Idea: State & Allen Gift Cards

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So here’s something scary: you now have 2 weeks left before Christmas. Yep, 2 weeks to get all the gifts, get them all wrapped, and do all the holiday things that go with it.

 

If you are anything like us, we’re feeling a little anxiety knowing we’ve got just 14 days to get it all done. Let State & Allen help check some gifts off your list, and come in to get a few State & Allen gift cards for those special people on your list. Here’s why you can’t go wrong:

 

#1: One Size is Perfect for All

Yes! Who wouldn’t love free money to go eat at one of the best Uptown Dallas restaurants and grab a few handcrafted drinks?! State & Allen gift cards are perfect for bosses, coworkers, friends, secret santas – whomever!

 

#2: It’s Unique and Thoughtful

And the great thing is that it’s unique. It’s not like you went to the closest big box store and grabbed them a gift card (hey we’ve been there too!), but you’re giving them the gift of a delicious, gourmet meal at a place they may or may not have tried. Now who looks like the best gift giver in all the land?!

 

#3: You Can Order Online

Don’t have time to come into State & Allen to get a gift card? No problem! Just vist our website and order there. You can choose to email the gift card directly to the person, have a gift card emailed to you that you can print out and give to them (maybe in a fancy card?), or you can have us physically mail one to their address. It’s hassle free!

 

#4: It Never Expires

Your money doesn’t go to waste with a State & Allen gift card, because there is no expiration. They can use it the week after Christmas, or save it to use next summer. It doesn’t matter to us. It’s theirs to use whenever they’d like.

Now Pre-Booking: Holiday Parties at State & Allen

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As the hustle and bustle of Fall schedules begins to soak in, don’t forget to answer this important question:

 

Where are you hosting your holiday party?!

 

Whether you are having an intimate dinner party for friends or need a space to host your corporate holiday party in Dallas, State & Allen is the perfect choice!

 

Flexible, Open Concept Event Space

The beautiful thing about the event space at State & Allen is that it can be customized to whatever you need it to be. The indoor/outdoor capabilities allow you the flexibility to utilize the best patio in Uptown, and give your guests plenty of room for mingling indoors and out. We can accommodate buffet style menus, full sit down dinners, cocktail parties, etc. Let us know what you want, and we will make it happen!

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Gourmet, Scratch Kitchen Fare

Our event room isn’t the only thing that’s flexible – our menu is too! There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to our party planning. Our talented chefs create everything from scratch, ensuring your party is personalized for you and your tastes. Small bites with a custom cocktail menu, gourmet, plated dinner that pulls out all the stops, or a buffet filled with all your State & Allen favorites: your choice! Choose from our extensive selection of entrees, soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts, or give us a recommendation on what you are looking for.

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When you book your holiday party at State & Allen, it’s the same sophisticated yet laid back feel you expect any time you come into our Dallas gourmet restaurant. We want you and your guests to feel comfortable to settle in, enjoy great food and drinks, and create lasting memories.

 

State & Allen is now pre-booking holiday parties, and space is limited! Give us a call or visit us online here to reserve our Dallas party room! We can’t wait to help make this your best holiday party yet!

 

Try the New Menu at State & Allen!

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At State & Allen, we never want your experience to grow predictable. That’s why we offer live music, an open concept dining experience for mingling, and we change up our food and drink menu often.

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Executive Chef Rhett Dukes has been on the Dallas culinary scene for quite some time now, specializing in taking old favorites and infusing them with new flavors. He takes a scratch kitchen approach to cooking, creating dishes with the highest quality, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Check out a few of the new offerings he’s prepared, available at State & Allen NOW!

 

Bistro Favorites

 

Our bistro favorites are a collection of farm-to-table, scratch kitchen specialties sure to delight even the pickiest eater. Bistro favorites are meant to be entrees, perfect for a dinner out with friends or a date night in Dallas.

On the bistro menu, may we recommend the brand new Crab Stuffed Manicotti, drizzled in a vodka sauce and served with asparagus, corn, and mozzarella toast. Or maybe a Berkshire Pork Tenderloin? Juicy tenderloin is wrapped in bacon and covered in a warm cider glaze, served alongside fingerling potatoes and an arugula salad. Either one is sure to please.

 

Burgers

 

Burgers are a specialty around here, and we don’t take the term lightly. At State & Allen, you won’t find an average burger. How about giving the Sweet Heat Burger a try instead? The secret is in the patty, made from a special blend of Waygu beef and Berkshire Tenderloin. Peppery bacon, brie, and candied jalapenos top this burger masterpiece.

 

Sandwiches

 

Want to go meatless? Give the Garden Veggie Pita a try. You’ll find it loaded with avocado, greens, heirloom tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, parsley, and a little Oaxaca cheese. Or there is the new, hearty Steak Sandwich, chock full of sliced steak, sautéed onions, pickles, melted Swiss cheese, homemade kamikaze sauce, and then heaped high on a tasty ciabatta bun.

 

Are you hungry yet?! Try these and other delicious NEW menu offerings at State & Allen today! Join us for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or Dallas happy hour!

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?!

Patio Weather + Lunch Specials = The Perfect Day at State & Allen

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Can you believe this Dallas weather in February? Gorgeous! Makes us itch just a little for spring, and since the Groundhog saw his shadow, we should be seeing it earlier than usual.

 

And speaking of gorgeous weather, why don’t you join us on the patio of State & Allen this week to enjoy the weather and get amazing lunch specials. Not familiar with our lunch specials? Here’s what is on the menu now!

 

Mondays – ½ Priced Pizza

 

Mondays are always hard. Make them easier with a great, gourmet pizza lunch at State & Allen. Can’t make it for lunch? You’re in luck because this is one special that actually runs all day long! Enjoy one of our ever popular chef selections like Wild Mushroom or Sausage and Arugula or create your own.

 

Tuesdays – $8.95 Chef’s Special

 

 State & Allen is a scratch kitchen. Meaning, whenever possible we make things homemade, with fresh ingredients sourced right here in the Dallas area. Our chef takes what’s in season and creates amazing specialty lunch offerings. It’s a grab bag of sorts and the reward always outweighs the risk. Gourmet cooking at a fraction of the price.

 

Wednesdays - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine & Fresno Cream Sauce

 

One of our favorites, this fettuccine will not disappoint! Order it with a side salad for a complete meal.

 

Thursdays – $8.95 Texican Thursday

 

It’s not Tex-Mex; it’s Texican. And our chefs have perfected the science of melding the two. Try our tacos, enchiladas, and more for a lunch that will have you ready for a nap!

 

Fridays – $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

 

Need we say more. The perfect end to your work week and start to your weekend. Grab one of our Dallas craft beers to accompany your meal.

 

Enjoy this weather and join us for Dallas lunch specials this week at State & Allen! Lunch specials run 11am-4pm every weekday.

 

 

 

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