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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.


New Fall Favorites: What’s On Tap at State & Allen?!

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State & Allen is known for our premier selection of wine, spirits, and craft beer, but did you know you can check out any time you are wondering what’s on tap at State & Allen? We update our selection frequently, bringing you the best beer in Dallas, at prices that won’t break the bank. 


Want to learn more about what’s on tap now at State & Allen? Here are a few Fall favorites you’ve got to come in and try:


Oak Highlands Oktoberfest

 Brewed right here in Dallas, Texas, Oktoberfest is the tastes and aromas of Fall bottled up in one great beer. We love the copper color, rich malt, and mild hops in this flavorful beer.


Spaten Optimator

 A true dark German beer hailing from Munich, the Spaten Optimator packs a punch! The rich roasted malt lingers with each full bodied sip, making it the perfect beer to take the chill off on a cold Fall day. 


Goose Island 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout

 Love bourbon? Then give the Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island a try! Goose Island touts that “one sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.” You be the judge! Each batch is bourbon barrel aged, resulting in a smoky mixture of charred oak, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate in each sip.


Alamo Amber Lager

 This Vienna-style lager from Alamo Beer Co. is silky smooth with a rich amber hue and a mild flavor, making it the perfect complement to one of our State & Allen burgers, filet mignon, shrimp fettuccine, or even beer battered fish & chips. 

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Half Priced Drafts on Tuesdays!

 Want to know how you can get a great deal on these – and other – amazing draft beers? Join us on Tuesdays at State & Allen for half price drafts! All day long, it’s all half price. Pair it with our Tuesday lunch special, and you’ve really got a deal.

State & Allen Appetizers: Start Your Meal Off Right

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It’s a well-known fact that the appetizers generally set the tone for the meal to come. Some restaurants get a little sloppy with their appetizer menu, but not State & Allen! We offer delicious small bites that are perfect as meal starters, paired with drinks for happy hour, or alone as a small meal. Here are a few fan favorites you’re sure to love the next time you visit us at State & Allen – the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas:


Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas

 Start your meal with a little Tex-Mex, as we serve delicious pork tostadas topped with southwestern kimchi, peach chipotle jam, and crema. Fresh and unique, these tostadas will have you craving the next course. 

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Triple Dip

Our Triple Dip is just as it sounds, and always a crowd pleaser. Order a combination of Southwest hummus, spinach artichoke dip, and tomato-feta salsa. It’s served with big bowls of pita and chips so you can dip to your heart’s content.


Cheese & Charcuterie Boards

When it comes to happy hour, one of our favorite food pairings are the cheese and charcuterie boards. The cheese board is great with wine, loaded with artisanal cheeses, candied walnuts, grapes, pickled blueberries, etc. The charcuterie board is great with cocktails; each board is loaded down with savory favorites like cured meats, olives, peach chipotle jam, gherkins, mustard seed, and more.


S&A Chicken Strips 

 Now here’s a dish that gets ordered regularly as a meal – particularly at lunch time. A traditional favorite, each cut of chicken is marinated, then rolled in our nine herb and spice breading before hitting the fryer, creating the best chicken strips around. Add fries and a glass of craft beer, and you’ve got a full meal. 


Start your meal off right with starters at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Visit us this week and order one of these – or other favorites from our menu. We can’t wait to see you for lunch, dinner, happy hour, brunch, or late night.

Perfect Dallas Girls Night: Wine Glass Painting at State & Allen!

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Looking for something fun and different to do with your girlfriends?


How about painting wine glasses at State & Allen?!


Wine Glass Painting at State & Allen


Join State & Allen on Tuesday, October 23 from 7-8:30, for our wine glass painting event. Our friends at Le Painted Grape will be here to walk you through a step-by-step process to creating your own beautiful work of art on a wine glass. Display it or drink out of it – the choice is yours! The October theme will be “Pumpkin Spice” so it’s sure to be something fun and perfect for Fall. 


Tickets to the event are $33.46 each and include all of the supplies, wine glass, and instruction needed to create your masterpiece. Worried because you’ve never painted before? Le Painted Grape will give you all the tools you need to go home with a fun work-of-art with no experience required! This is just a chance to have fun with your friends and enjoy a little vino while you’re at it.


Order Dinner & Drinks at State & Allen


Speaking of vino…the event does not include food or drinks, but you can order those separately either while you’re painting, before, or after the event. State & Allen has a robust selection of red, white, and sparkling wines to choose from, along with an extensive menu of scratch kitchen, gourmet food that is absolutely mouthwatering. Try one of our bistro entrees, salads, sandwiches, or order a few appetizers for the table. Just be sure to save room for dessert too!


Ready to have some fun? Grab a few friends and make plans to join us for a Dallas girls’ night at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Order tickets now for the Le Painted Grape Wine Glass Painting Event on October 23 at 7pm.  

Growth Opportunities: Job-Seeking Advice for Disabled Individuals

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By: Jenny Wise

Changes in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have improved job prospects for disabled persons in recent years. Amendments to Section 503 of the seminal labor legislation are aimed at helping U.S. companies expand staffs to include more disabled persons. As a result, qualified disabled individuals are receiving consideration for a number of roles that employment experts and forecasters have designated them as ideal for. Businesses are increasingly willing to consider and hire disabled individuals or provide internships that give them valuable work experience.

Recent employment trends have given the disabled new opportunities to show what they can do in the workplace - a low unemployment rate is making it difficult for companies to find and retain workers, and many are restructuring jobs and finding positions that play to the strengths of the disabled individuals they hire. Here are some tips for landing increasingly promising roles for disabled persons:

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Monitor in-demand opportunities and match them up with your experience, skills and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programming, financial planning and lawyers are among the job opportunities with the highest potential. Get the word out and let everyone know you’re seeking a particular job through Facebook and other social media outlets; attend job-networking events and spread the word to friends and former co-workers. Remember that job hunting is about making connections and effective interpersonal communication, so reach out to hiring managers you identify by searching online job boards.

Take the time to get your resume just right. It’s your calling card and your best means of self-promotion. Keep it brief and to the point with information about your background that speaks directly to the job which you are seeking. If you’re fortunate enough to secure an interview, research the company so you can prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewer, practice answering difficult interview questions and be engaging and enthusiastic about the opportunity.


If you have a concept for starting your own business, learn everything you can about the market niche, customer base and the competition. Check out the funding aspect of it, determining whether you’ll require an external source of funding to get things going. Learn about new business funding options such as a business line of credit, Small Business Association loan or term loan.


Financial institutions have some of the highest employment rates for disabled individuals, with a projected growth rate of nearly 11 percent in this sector of the workforce. With a median salary of more than $67,000, accounting is growing role for people with disabilities.

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Financial management is also a promising field. Vocational experts observe that disabled financial professionals have an excellent insight into how companies can adapt products and services to create a healthier financial picture and how they can adapt their services to better serve the needs of the disabled community.

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Disabled individuals possess considerable insight into the hurdles faced by other disabled people who seek employment opportunities. That perspective makes disabled candidates well-suited to the demands of management consultancy, an employment niche with strong growth potential for disabled job seekers.

Competition for positions can be fierce these days, with low unemployment rates and an increase in the hiring of disabled individuals by U.S. companies. Be diligent about identifying high-potential positions that fit your capabilities and prepare to make a strong impression with a well-written resume and an effective and well-conceived interview strategy.


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5 Reasons to Bring Date Night to State & Allen

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Sooooo it’s date night. Where do you go?


Sure, you could take your date to the same old mainstay where you always have dinner, or you can try something new and bring date night to State & Allen! Here are a few reasons we’re sure your date will be impressed:


1.   Amazing Cocktails & Drinks

 Start the date off right with a pre-dinner cocktail at State & Allen. Our craft cocktail menu is extensive – as is the wine and beer menu – so there is sure to be something your date will love. How about a Black Barrel Old Fashioned or Blackberry Pomegranate Mule? Don’t tell us that doesn’t sound delicious! Our bartenders are top notch, using fresh, high quality ingredients for truly impressive cocktails day and night.


2.   Gourmet Scratch Kitchen

 Want amazing, scratch kitchen food without all the fuss? Skip the stuffy place down the street and come see us at State & Allen! Our chefs pride themselves on delivering only the best. Whether you order off the menu – or order one of our daily chef specials – you are in for a treat! May we recommend the Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Jerk Redfish, or the Smoked St. Louis Ribs. Don’t forget to order a starter, salad, and dessert too! Looking for something more casual? You can’t go wrong with our burgers or pizza.  


3.   Relaxed Atmosphere

 At State & Allen, we want you to relax, have fun, and just be yourself. We’re all family at State & Allen, and it’s the laid back, casual vibe that makes date nights easy here! 

Whether you’re on your first date – or the first date this week, come see us at State & Allen for a Dallas date night you won’t soon forget! Amazing Dallas drink specials, gourmet food, and a fun atmosphere every day of the week make our restaurant truly one of a kind. 

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Half Price Pizza + Football = Touchdown!

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You know what’s better than Monday night football?

 Monday football with half priced pizza!


Half Priced Pizza on Mondays at State & Allen

 That’s right! Every Monday, visit us at State & Allen for lunch, dinner, or late night munchies and you’ll get one of our gourmet pizzas loaded with toppings for half off! 


Gourmet Pizza – Half Off!

 And these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill pizzas either. Each pizza is made-to-order from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. Case and point: all of the tomatoes used in our sauce and in our pizzas are local Texas tomatoes. You’ll love the unique flavor combos that mix traditional toppings with some you wouldn’t have thought of. Need a gluten free crust? We can make it! 


What Types of Pizza Can I Get at State & Allen?

Try the Sausage & Wild Arugula topped with fresh Texas tomatoes (all of our tomatoes are from Texas), shaved manchego cheese, sausage, and wild arugula. Or maybe you’d like The Tony, stacked high with chicken, spinach, goat cheese, Kalamata olives, garlic oil, and the unlikely pickled jalapenos. Order off the Dallas gourmet pizza menu – or opt to make your own with your favorite toppings. And here’s an insider tip: before ordering, always ask the server if there are any chef specials on pizza that day! He’s been known to whip up some delicious off-menu options as well.

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Come to State & Allen for Monday Night Football!

 The atmosphere at State & Allen is always casual and fun, without any pretense, making it the perfect place to relax, sip a glass of wine, watch your favorite teams square off, and order some of the best pizza in Dallas.


Join us at State & Allen on Mondays for half priced pizza and Monday Night Football! We can’t wait to see you at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas

Now Booking: Holiday Events at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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Where are you hosting your company Holiday Party?


Haven’t decided yet?


Now’s the time to book, and State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is fully equipped to make your holiday party the best party yet! Whether it’s a Dallas corporate party, birthday party, shower, or other private party, here’s what you can expect from State & Allen:


Exceptional Service from Start to Finish

From the day you call to book your Dallas party room event until the day of your event, our team is there to provide the service you need. Call us any time with questions or requests; we pride ourselves on exceptional service every time.

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Gourmet Food that Creates that “Wow” Effect

Holiday parties are a dime a dozen, and you want yours to be memorable! State & Allen is known as one of the best restaurants in Dallas, Texas, incorporating only the highest quality ingredients in unique, memorable ways for a difference you can taste. Whether you’re looking for small bites, heavy appetizers and cocktails, or a full sit-down meal with all the trimmings, our team can accommodate your request. It’s Dallas scratch kitchen cooking customized specifically for you and your tastes.


Flexible Space for All

Not only is the menu flexible, but our Dallas party room is too! Talk to our event coordinator about what feel you want for the party, and our space is flexible and can accommodate it! We have the ability to do an intimate gathering for a few – or a large indoor/outdoor event where you can mix and mingle with ease. 


Looking for a space that can show a slideshow – or play customized music? Our State & Allen event space has full audio/visual capabilities so you’re set!


Dates are booking up fast, so call us today to book your holiday party with us in our State & Allen Dallas party room! 

Grab Labor Day Brunch at State & Allen!

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It’s Labor Day. You’re off work. You’ve got time to meet your friends for Labor Day Brunch at State & Allen!


Labor Day Brunch


We are extending our signature weekend brunch to Labor Day Monday! Join us from 10-2pm to enjoy all the perks of a delicious brunch at the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas


Brunch Perks


What perks, you ask? Here are just a few of the great things that set brunch at State & Allen apart from the rest:


·      Bring your own mug and get free coffee and refills! This is part of our green initiative to keep our dish washing to a minimum – and you score by getting free coffee during brunch!

·      Dogs welcome on the patio! State & Allen was the first restaurant in Dallas to allow dogs on the patio and we’re proud to continue that tradition today. In fact, we often host events specifically geared toward pet owners that encourage bringing them up to the patio with you.

·      Always free range eggs! All of our eggs at State & Allen are from pasture-raised chickens, ensuring the best taste and highest nutritional value in each bite of your favorite Dallas brunch dish.  

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What Do I Order?


Great question! You’re going to love the menu; lots of variety with everything from Breakfast Pizza  - to Sponge Cake French Toast – to Chicken & Waffles – to traditional State & Allen Eggs & Bacon. There are so many great choices, you’re sure to get your brunch fix. 


What About the Cocktails?


State & Allen has the best cocktails in Dallas, including our signature Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar available during brunch! Make your own with all the trimmings! We also have screwdrivers, greyhounds, and other brunch favorites during our Labor Day brunch.


Start your Labor Day off right with brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! We’ll save a seat for you! 

3 Reasons to Join us for Dallas Rosé Day at State & Allen

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State & Allen – along with the best restaurant and bars in Uptown Dallas – is hosting the first Dallas Rosé Day, and we’re inviting you to join us!


The event will take place on October 13 and will be a pub crawl type event where you can float from restaurant to restaurant and enjoy $4 glasses of rosé at every single stop. Here are 3 reasons to join us:


Entry to the Best Restaurants and Bars in Dallas

State & Allen is excited to host this great event alongside some of the best restaurants and bars in Dallas. Not only can you “crawl” to State & Allen, but our sister restaurant The Nodding Donkey is on the list, along with Playground Bar Uptown, City Council Restaurant & Bar, Renfield’s Corner, Clutch Bar & Restaurant, and more. 


Fun and Swag

Not only will the event be tons of fun, but you’ll come away with some great swag too! Each admission wristband not only gets you discounted rosé, but it also gets you a commemorative glass and other freebies along the way. There is also a photo contest during the event to win great prizes. Simply post your event photos with hashtag #DallasRoseDay and our judges will pick our favorites to win.


You Can Get Free Entry! 

There are several ways that you can not only attend the event, but attend it for free! We’re looking for event ambassadors to spread the word and get in free. If you’re interested, email Have a birthday coming up? Plan to celebrate it with us, and you’ll get free entry! Contact us now at And lastly, we have several ways you can get in free by partnering with us on fundraising opportunities; contact us at charity@dallasroseday.comto learn more.  


Get your tickets now for the Dallas Rosé Day coming October 13! We’re excited to see you at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for an event you won’t want to miss!

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$25 Off Dallas Office Catering in August!

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When’s your next office meeting?


Have a client coming to town?


More importantly - what are you eating? 


If you want to impress that out of town client with a delicious meal, then you want only the best Dallas office catering from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Plus – we’ll sweeten the deal for August: $25 off you catering order this month only!! 


$25 Off Dallas Office Catering!

Yes, you read that right! Simply order over $100 in food from State & Allen and the discount is yours. That includes all of our entrees, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, soups, etc. 


Ordering is Simple!

Feel free to call us up and place your Dallas office catering order over the phone, or order online. Our online ordering process is a breeze! Simply visit us here, find the selections you’d like to order, add them to your cart, tell us what day and time you’d like your order ready, and then submit it with offer code CATERNOW25. Need utensils? You can order those too. We want to make your next Dallas office meeting a success with some of the best food in Uptown Dallas! 


What’s popular?

Now that you are ready to order…you may be overwhelemed by the menu. If you’re looking for advice on what to order, some of our most popular items ordered are the crispy calamari, classic pepperoni pizza, smoked turkey club sandwich, Balsamic pizza, Mediterranean salad, and the flourless chocolate cake. All pretty delicious items if you ask us! 



Order Today! 

Remember, this offer is only good for the month of August, so don’t miss a great opportunity to give our catering a try. Impress your coworkers and clients alike with a delicious meal catered by State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 


Catering orders for weekdays only. Available for first orders only, and only one order per customer. $100 minimum required. 

Brunch Reimagined: Head to State & Allen for the Best Brunch in Uptown Dallas

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It’s just a fact. 


We hate to brag, but our Uptown Dallas brunch has the competition beat! If you haven’t made it over here for our weekend brunch, it’s time.


Amazing Entrees


Think of our menu as brunch remimagined. Sure, we’ll serve you the standard eggs and bacon if you’d like, but we’ve also come some amazing offerings like Chorizo Breakfast Empanadas served with a Roja chili sauce and sweet potatoes au gratin, Bison & Chorizo Migas served with a sunny side up egg and tons of fresh veggies, Breakfast Pizza loaded with ham, Grilled Ham & Cheese with Goat Cheese & Mozzarella, and so m avocado and more, and these are just the tip of the iceberg! Is your mouthwatering yet?

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Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar


Folks – if you don’t come for any other reason, come for the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar! It’s soo stinkin’ good! No drink is complete until you’ve loaded up on all your favorites. For Bloodys it’s pickles, pickled okra, onion, bacon, celery, lemon juice, olives – the options are endless! And on the mimosa side, choose between your choice of juice to accompany, then load it down with fresh strawberries and other berries. Cheers!


Dallas Brunch Drink Specials


If you aren’t into the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of other brunch drink specials sure to impress. You won’t leave thirsty, and that’s a fact, Jack.


Best Patio in Uptown!


We expect these weekend mornings to begin cooling off soon (who are we kidding, it’s only July!), but hey, somehow we feel like it’s 10 degrees cooler on the patio. Join us for great people watching and a chance to bring your favorite pup too! 


Join us this weekend for the best brunch in Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

Dallas Catering: Enjoy Fast, Easy Service from State & Allen

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is known as your favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar, but did you know our roots are in catering? Our founder – Jonathan Calabrese – has a long history in the restaurant and catering business, opening Savory Catering before State & Allen came to be. While you can still order catering from Savory Catering, State & Allen is also a fast, easy solution for just about any Dallas catering event. 


Easy Online Ordering

For any event big or small, simply visit us here and begin your order. Simply choose the items you’d like, choose the quantity they need to serve, and then add to your cart. You can also tell us when you need the items. It’s as simple as that! Choose between delicious salads, appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, and desserts. For orders over $100, we are happy to deliver – simply give us your delivery zip code. 


Mouthwatering Entrees

Any Dallas catering event is a big hit when State & Allen is involved! Many of the dishes are the exact same thing you know and love from our Uptown restaurant. What is ordered most often off of our catering menu? Love Love Bowl, Mediterranean Salad, Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Classic Pepperoni Pizza, Crispy Calamari, and the Flourless Chocolate Cake are our most popular online dishes.


Order Now at a Discount!

Ready to get started? You can plan your next event with Dallas catering from State & Allen and receive $25 off your first order! A few restrictions apply (must be an order over $100 and weekday delivery), but it’s a great deal on gourmet catered meal.


Call us this week at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar and let us be a part of your next big event!  Need a place to host an event? Don’t forget about our Dallas event space here in the restaurant, perfect for graduations, baby showers, birthday parties, and more. 

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Smokin' Hot Dallas Lunch Specials at State & Allen!

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The weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s smokin’ hot around here!


How about those Dallas lunch specials?!


In case you haven’t heard, State & Allen is the place for the best lunch specials in Dallas, Texas. Visit us Monday-Friday from 11am-4pm and take advantage of discounts that make fast food restaurants look foolish. Why go cheap when you can have scratch kitchen, gourmet cooking at a fraction of the regular price? Here’s the rundown on our daily lunch specials:


Monday – Half Priced Pizza

Make Monday bearable by visiting State & Allen for half priced pizza Mondays. Choose between one of our signature pizza options – or create your own with the freshest ingredients around. As always, each pizza is made-to-order with our homemade crust. 

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Tuesday – $8.95 Chef’s Special

Yall – this is a steal! Our chef special is ever changing and always spectacular. If you love gourmet food and trying new things, bring your coworkers over to State & Allen for lunch on Tuesdays. 


Wednesday - $8.95 Shrimp Fettuccine with Fresno Cream Sauce

Come get one of our customer favorites at a fraction of the cost! A smoky Fresno cream sauce is drizzled on top of homemade al dente pasta, then topped with shrimp, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes. So good, you’ll actually look forward to Hump Day!


Thursday - $8.95 Texican Thursday

Enchiladas, fajitas, Allen Street Tacos, and more. Our Tex-Mex – or Texican as we call it – menu is chock full of quintessential Mexican cuisine that is sure to hit the spot.


Friday - $8.95 Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Fri-YAY is right, because Fridays at State & Allen mean fish and chips! Our flaky fish is deep fried in beer batter until golden, then served with fresh cut French fries. 


Join us this week at State & Allen and get these amazing Dallas lunch specials! 

Mark Your Calendar: 4th Annual July 4th Brunch at State & Allen!

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It’s time: while you’re considering which firework show to attend and who’s cookout is going to be the best, also make room for the 4th Annual July 4th Brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar!

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If you haven’t noticed, brunch is basically our favorite meal of the day. Sleep in, roll out of bed, and join your friends for a great meal. Here’s what you can expect from the best brunch in Uptown Dallas:


Food & Drink Specials

As with all our events, we love throwing in a few deals and steals, and our 4th of July brunch is no different. Join us and you can expect stellar deals on some of our chef favorites, along with Dallas brunch specials like $3 Mimosas, $3.50 Tequila Sunrises, $3.50 Greyhounds, and $3.50 Screwdrivers. 


Gourmet Brunch at its Finest

Here’s the thing – our chefs do not take our menu lightly. They strive to bring you only the best meals with the best ingredients this season has to offer. For example: all eggs in our dishes are from pasture raised chickens, ensuring the highest quality and best flavor. Enjoy delicious brunch entrees like the Crab Cakes & Eggs, Steak & Eggs complete with our homemade chimichurri, Poached & Prosciutto, or even the Mediterranean Egg White Scramble. It’s hard to go wrong when the menu is this good!


Only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown

For only $6, you get the joy of concocting the best Bloody you’ve ever had! Load it up with celery, onions, bacon, and more – all the good stuff is available at our Bloody Mary Bar!


Mark your calendar now for the best event to kick off our July 4th festivities: Brunch at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! Call now to make a reservation on our patio. 


Cheers to Independence Day!


All specials and menu items are subject to change. Please confirm with your server before ordering. 

You Don’t Have to Play Monopoly to Get Free Parking

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Here’s a little known fact that maybe even our regulars have forgotten: yes, you can in fact get FREE parking in Uptown Dallas! 

Say what?!

Yes, that’s right! Our guests at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar can get free parking each and every time they visit us. It’s just one of the ways we strive to be the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas.

How does it work?

It’s easy really. When you pull up to our restaurant via State St. or Allen St., look for the entrance to the parking garage directly behind our restaurant. It’s pretty well marked, but just pull in, and look for the spots reserved for State & Allen. Easy peasy. We’ve got 45 spots just sitting there waiting to be used by our guests! How’s that for a pleasant change in Uptown Dallas?! Oh – and they’re covered so even better if there is inclement weather or just to shade your car from this Texas heat. If you’re ever nervous about being in the garage alone and want an escort to your car, our staff at State & Allen can help with that too.

How long can I stay?

The parking spots are available for 3 hour increments, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy your dinner, happy hour, brunch, or reallllyyy long lunch with us. If you’d like to stay longer than 3 hours, don’t risk getting towed! Simply let our staff at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar know you are approaching your 3-hour limit and we’ll call the right people to get your time extended. Not a problem at all.

So the next time you want to dine with us in Uptown Dallas, don’t forget how easy and convenient it is with free parking all day, every day! Join us this week for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas, a date night, or a weekday lunch special. 

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Visit State & Allen for Summer Drink Specials – Including Frosé!

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Boozy slushie anyone?!


Get Frosé Drink Specials in Dallas at State & Allen

Rosé continues to be one of the hottest drinks for 2018, so it’s no wonder that frosé is hot as well. Frosé is nothing more than a delicious Rosé slushie, and State & Allen has them – plus other delicious summer drink specials. Visit us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour on the patio, and get a glass of frosé, a craft beer, or even a handcrafted cocktail. State & Allen always has the best summer drink specials in Dallas, Texas!


Make Frosé at Home

If you can’t make it out to State & Allen – but you want to add the hottest drink of summer to your cocktail repertoire – try this simple frosé recipe and impress your friends:

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

You’ll need a bottle of rosé wine, one 16 oz. carton of strawberries (sliced), ¼ cup vodka, 1 T. sugar, and 2 T. grenadine. 


Step 2: Freeze the Rosé

The whole point of the frosé is that it’s frozen, right? Pour the rosé into an ice cube tray and then pop it into the freezer until frozen through. 


Step 3: Prepare the Strawberries

Grab your food processor or blender and place the cut strawberries in the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle sugar on top, and then let that sit for about 10 minutes to combine the flavors and juices. 


Step 4: Blend your Cocktail

Once the strawberries have rested for about 10 minutes, go ahead and add the other ingredients to the bowl and blend. The result: delicious frosé to enjoy on a hot summer day!


Whether you’re making a frosé at home or visiting us at State & Allen for one, don’t forget that we’re the best location in Uptown Dallas for summer drink specials and gourmet cooking. 

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The Secret Is Out: Make Our Famous Silver Bowl Salad at Home

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When customers come to State & Allen and order a salad, chances are it’s the Original Silver Bowl Salad.


Created by two of our head chefs that were just goofing around one day, the Silver Bowl Salad quickly became a hit and has been on the menu ever since. Few can resist the delicious dressings drizzled over a bed of lettuce and so.much.goodness. 


If you’re a fan of our Silver Bowl Salad, then here’s your chance to make it at home! We’re sharing the recipe with our guests in honor of National Salad Month. Enjoy!


State & Allen’s Original Silver Bowl Salad




·      10 oz. chopped romaine lettuce

·      10 oz. cooked chicken breast, diced

·      4 oz. mandarin oranges

·      4 oz. grapes, cut in half

·      1.5 oz. red bell pepper, diced

·      1.25 oz. bacon, cooked and chopped

Caesar Dressing

·      ½ tsp. kosher salt

·      ¼ tsp. black pepper

·      1 T. white wine vinegar

·      1/3 cup grain mustard

·      4 oz. lemon juice

·      1/3 cup minced garlic

·      ½ cup Parmesan cheese

·      1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

·      4 egg yolks

·      10 oz. canola oil

·      2 oz. water

Balsamic Dressing

·      2.5 oz. canola oil

·      5.5 oz. Balsamic vinegar

·      1 T. basil, lightly packed

·      ¼ cup minced garlic

·      1/3 cup minced shallots

·      ¼ cup whole grain mustard

·      6 oz. water

·      Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Combine all ingredients to the salad and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Caesar dressing and use 2 oz. on the salad (save the rest for another day.)

·      Combine all ingredients except the eggs, oil, and water in a stainless steel bowl.

·      Blend the yolk into the other ingredients with a hand blender or whisk until well blended.

·      Slowly add in the oil and water to combine, then adjust seasonings to taste.

Step 3: Make the Balsamic dressing and use 2 oz. on the salad (save the rest for another day.)

·      Saute garlic and shallots in oil and set aside to cool.

·      Combine the other ingredients separately.

·      Slowly mix the oil mixture into the other ingredients until well blended (start with 1/3 cup of oil). Add water to get to desired consistency.


So there you have it! The secret to State & Allen’s Famous Silver Bowl Salad. Enjoy some at home or visit us at the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas – State & Allen!  

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New Menu: What to Order at State & Allen

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At State & Allen, healthy, sustainable food meets impeccable gourmet cooking for a meal you won’t soon forget! Regulars keep coming back for the Dallas drink specials, wine nights, fabulous patio, and scratch kitchen cooking. 


Another big part of eating well? Eating food that’s in season. That’s why State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is committed to changing our menu seasonally. It’s not just about keeping the menu fresh, but it’s about preparing the best that the current season has to offer.


So what’s on the menu now? Here are a few favorites off of our brand new spring and summer menu at State & Allen:


Starters: Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas


A delicious way to start your meal, the crispy pork belly tostadas are topped with southwestern kimchi, peach chipotle jam, crema, and of course, tender slices of pork belly. You’ll love how the spices complement the meat and lend just a touch of heat.


Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Pasta Salad


Summer and pasta salads go hand-in-hand, and State & Allen’s new menu has one that is so filling it really could be an entrée. We start with a six-cheese pasta sacchettini and layer on capicola, walnuts, blue cheese, grilled corn, and finish with a drizzle of chervil-peppercorn vinegarette. So good, it’s like a summertime picnic in your mouth.


Entrée: Grilled Jerk Redfish


State & Allen is known for our impeccable meats, and this redfish is summery, light, and absolutely delicious! The grapefruit salsa verde on top is the perfect pairing for the fish and it’s served with sautéed broccolini and roasted sweet potatoes.


These are just a few of our new spring and summer menu options, perfect for dining al fresco in this beautiful weather! See you this week at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, the best restaurant in Uptown Dallas!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Traveling Terrarium Bar at State & Allen

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Are you familiar with terrariums?


You know - those cute little plant ecosystems that bring the greenery and beauty of the outdoors indoors. Plus they are adorable because they are miniature! 


Terrariums are the perfect, heartfelt gift for Mother’s Day and that’s why State & Allen is teaming up with the Traveling Terrarium Bar for an event you won’t want to miss!


The What


Jade + Clover is bringing their Traveling Terrarium Bar to State & Allen for one night only! You pick the globe it sits in, then the next step is to choose some beautiful sand to place at the bottom. Choose one color – or make it a work of sand art! After you’ve completed the sand, choose the plants and even add jewels and stones to dress it up. It’s an opportunity to make something unique, beautiful, and different that mom is sure to love. Just think about how much she loved those grade school Mother’s Day gifts you made!


Oh – and if that’s not enough – State & Allen is also throwing in a complimentary beverage with your purchase of a ticket to the Traveling Terrarium Bar event!


The When


So when is this fabulous event? The pop up shop will be available at State & Allen from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 10. That gives you an extra couple of days to come up with a card to go along with your terrarium.


This is sure to be a fun event and one you won’t want to miss! While you’re here, plan to have a gourmet, Dallas scratch kitchen dinner. Choose between our delicious bistro entrees, salads, sandwiches, or burgers, and don’t forget to order a glass of wine or craft beer to go along with it!


Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day from all your friends here at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar! 

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The Benefits of Free Range Eggs – State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

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If you’ve spent any time with us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, you know that sustainable, simple eating is a big part of our promise to you. We find that food just tastes better when it’s grown locally, when it’s harvested at the right times, and when it's good to the environment.


This thought process goes into each and every item we source, which is why all our eggs we use are free range eggs! That’s right – our eggs in a basket, omelets, scrambled eggs, and more are all free range eggs. In addition to being better for the environment, here are a few other benefits of free range eggs that we value here at State & Allen:


Higher Nutritional Value

While standardized labels for eggs can be tricky, in general, when an egg is labeled “free range,” it means that chicken was given ample time to roam and forage for food, collecting its own natural sources of food from its environment and taking it lots of natural sunlight. Research has shown that this method of raising chickens increases the essential vitamins and minerals found the in egg. A free range egg is shown to have more of Vitamins A and E, lower cholesterol levels, twice as much Omega-3 fatty acids, and less saturated fat that its conventional counterpart!

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Better Taste

While this may be subjective, we believe that healthier eggs just taste better. Often you’ll notice that eggs from free range chickens are brighter in color than those grown with conventional methods. This is a reflection of the nutrition that went into the chicken, which in turn affects the flavor of the egg.


Ready to enjoy some delicious free range eggs? Visit State & Allen for the best brunch in Dallas, featuring our famous Bloody Mary Bar – the only Bloody Mary Bar in Uptown