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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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How to Choose a Great Wine at a Restaurant

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Whether you’re visiting State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for a date night, business dinner, or just a night out with friends, wine lists can be daunting. Many worry about ordering wine, and we totally get it. 


At State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, our staff is well trained in our wine menu and here to offer any assistance you need in choosing the right wine for you and your group. Here are a few other tips on how to choose a great wine here, or at any other restaurant:


Look Ahead of Time


If you’re nervous about making a decision on the wine list, why don’t you ask to see the menu in advance? Ours is readily available on our website, but you can always call the restaurant as well in order to get the most up-to-the-minute wine list and what we are offering today. Ask on the phone for recommendations and do a little research about wines that catch your eye. You’ll look like a pro when you walk in that evening! 


Stall with a Great Sparkling Wine or Craft Cocktails


Not sure where to start and need a minute longer to get your bearings? Just order a great sparkling wine, such as Prosecco, to start everyone off. Sparkling wine is light and refreshing, pairing well with most of our starters. Not into sparkling wine? A craft cocktail from State & Allen is always a good choice.


Look for Unique Wine Regions 


Go out of the box and choose a unique wine region you haven’t heard of before. You get style points for being adventurous, and your fellow dining guests will probably love it too. Not sure what the regions are or the type of wine? You can always ask for direction from our staff. 


Now you’re ready! Come enjoy a wonderful wine with us here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar - the best restaurant in Dallas! Oh – and we’ve got half priced wines on Wednesdays, so even more bang for your buck.


*Special pricing and menu subject to change. Ask server for current offers. 

Why Are Napa Valley Wines so Special? – State & Allen

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The Napa Valley in California has long been regarded one of the best places to get great wine, particularly in the United States. And here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Dallas, Texas, we stock many delicious wines from the region. But why are wines from the Napa Valley so special? What sets them apart from other regions of the world?

State & Allen did a little investigating and here’s what we found out:

Unique Soil Combination

The soil in the Napa Valley is unprecedented in its variations, with most other wine regions around the world lucky to even have a fraction of the fertile soil that Napa does. At just 30 miles long and 4 miles wide at its largest point, the Valley is made up of varying topography, including the collision of two mountain ranges, volcanic soil from California earthquakes, varying sea levels that wash sediments in and out, and even wooded areas. These changes in topography are what make the soil uniquely suited to grow grapes of varying kinds – and do it well. There is no other wine region in the world with so many topography nuances to add flavor and depth to the wine.

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Perfect Climate

At the bottom of the Napa Valley, you’ll find the San Pablo Bay, and wine loves can thank this marine inlet for creating the perfect climate for grapes of all varieties. Napa is traditionally warm and growers worry about the grapes overheating, but it’s the winds of the San Pablo Bay that rush up from the south and will cool down the grapes so they can mature slowly.

Ready to grab a glass of Napa wine? State & Allen located in Uptown Dallas, Texas has a vast menu of red and white wine available by the glass – or by the bottle. All of our wines are carefully curated so you really can’t go wrong, and many of our selected wines are from the Napa Valley. And don’t forget about Wine Down Wednesdays, where we have the best wine specials in Dallas!