State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

4.4
349 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood establishments that is 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. We are your living room away from home, where you can hang out on our patio and enjoy good drinks, catch a sports game on the big screen—and above all, have a great time with old friends while making new ones.

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Offers

  • Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    M-F | 3pm-7pm $3.50 New Amsterdam Vodka, Jim Beam Bourbon, Camarena Tequila $3.50 Domestic Bottled Beer $4.50 House Wine (Red, White or Rose)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 349 people are saying
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EbonyS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak and eggs are very delicious. I added an avocado... Just a really good spot for a decent price. Waitstaff is hit or miss. Don't let it ruin your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The music is too loud in the dining hall. Otherwise, food is good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Next time i’ll ask for a hightop or outside…i hated sitting by the door 😩

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready right when we reserved it. Cute little street and patio. Wonderful food and drinks!

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vipMillerS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was outstanding. But, the interior is all cement and the noise level was like being at a rock concert. This was for Saturday brunch! Cannot imagine it at other times. Would go back for the food but would want to sit outside. Otherwise, bring earplugs!

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vipStonewall
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They lost WiFi and we weren’t able to get served however on a GOOD day they are on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Bartender was very nice and helpful. Loved the food

KM
vipKiaraM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I really love this place which is why I'm writing this honest review!

We arrived for our reservation right on time for Saturday brunch and were sat promptly, but it took our server, who was brand-new, probably 15 minutes to greet us. Then, we ordered drinks and had to check on them multiple times. Probably another 15 minutes. My husband ordered a beer, which wasn't available, but he was not made aware by our server, so his drink just never came out and he had to order another and wait even longer (from a different server who checked on us.) Clearly the server was new and overwhelmed, which is fine, but it would have been nice if she had more help while she was training so that we still got the service we expected during a busy period.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was cool. Service was spotty and disjointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The mimosas were surprisingly good and the white pizza was delicious!

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vipMichaelE
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had outside table - great weather, and great people/car/dog watching!!! Our server was timely, attentive enough, drinks were good, and the pizza hit the spot.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Michael, thank you so much for the great review! We're glad that you came by State&Allen and that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to having you back soon.

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leana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, great food. We sat outside but it was very loud and the service was kinda slow. I’d come back but the service was pretty lacking despite being pretty slow.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Leana, we're glad you enjoyed the food and apologize that your service was not up to our standards. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the service so that we can use your feedback to improve! We hope to have you back soon.

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dmcv82
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time dining in the high-top dining area, and it was a good change from our regular patio dining. It's a very popular, and good place to have Sunday brunch and socialize. Very diverse patronage, friendly and attentive staff and great menu. I'll be returning soon!

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vipJLL1
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The hostess table is on the Allen St entrance, separate from the main entrance to the restaurant - not easy to find. The service was “ok” but on occasions quite slow, and the restaurant was not full to justify it. The food ... my girlfriend got a croissant with eggs sandwich loaded with cumin - it overwhelmed whatever seasoning was being used. I got steak and eggs - very blend - and ended up switching it with hers. The mimosas were good and reasonably priced. And the bread pudding was excellent - very soft and light! It has potential, but it has ways to improve food quality and service.

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vipRozS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hostess was rude because she took us to the bar and I reserved standard. Her attitude changed immediately because we didn't want to sit in there.
We were seated in the restaurant part and the experience was excellent once we left the hostess! Mimosas were excellent✔️Food was tasty✔️ Our waitress was prompt✔️
I will go back again!

JM
JessicaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good! Very welcoming and warm! Clean bathrooms too.

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juliaa
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was so bad that they didn't try to take our order until we got up to leave after being seated for 25minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Brunch is certainly not their main focus as a restaurant. The Huevos Rancheros were fabulous. However, the banana pancakes were a miss. They burned the first batch. I kindly returned them to the kitchen for another try. The second batch were only slightly less burned. They did not charge me for the pancakes, however.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The staff is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Kids and husband went for brunch. This wasn’t really a place for children during the time that we went. I’ll go again to hang out with friends for the ambiance. Outside patios are always a deal!!!

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dmcv82
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were very pleased with our brunch dining experience. No issues whatsoever. We will be returning!

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MyDine
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, casual dining. Patio is nice! Brunch menu is worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing, the drinks were average, and the service was very slow.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us. We are currently working very hard on building our staff back up to pre-covid numbers now that business is picking back up. We sincerely apologize that you had slow service and promise we are working on that as we speak.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter brunch was amazing! Christopher was a great waiter and the manager was very accommodating and tended to all guests! It’s my new favorite mother daughter brunch spot! We will go once a month now!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on April 14, 2021

We couldn't be happier to be your monthly mother-daughter brunch spot! We can't wait to keep welcoming you back and thank you so much for taking the time to share a review with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and the food was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Power kept going off during dinner

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Arielle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed State and Allen. We came for brunch. They had great drink specials and played fun upbeat music. It's nestled in between apartment homes and It was open air with lots of outside tables. The food was great. We will definitely come back.

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vipMikeM
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to S& A for years! Always a family favorite! Great menu! Something for everyone without being overwhelming!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 22, 2021

Mike, we're so glad you keep coming back! Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to share a review with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance for bunch!!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review with us! We really appreciate it!

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KendraB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Covid protocol in effect, staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food came out very quickly. Overall nice atmosphere.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for the review, Kendra! We'd love to know what we can do on your next visit to earn that fifth star!

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NikkiG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The chicken and waffles were not good the waffles are toooooo heavy. They were not good at all just doughy. They need to be airy and light. Try hungry jack mix that will work. I couldn’t eat them. I asked for a piece of toast. The 4 small chicken strips was to skimpy and had no taste to it.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

Nikki, we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipJeff
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I've been here probably 3-4 times since moving to Dallas, and it has always been OK, but Sunday morning we couldn't get any servers to help us. After about 10 minutes of waiting I asked the hostess if we had a server, she said she would send him right over. Five minutes after that, he came by but went to the table they had just seated.

I tried to get his attention so we could at least order drinks and he intentionally ignored us. It was kind of awkward. We watched him walk to the kitchen, disappear for five minutes, then walk back with one iced tea for another table. We waited another 5 minutes or so and then left. I believe they are struggling financially and aren't able to train or keep good servers, and that speaks to every bit of their operation. We will not be back.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 26, 2021

Jeff, this is certainly not the experience that we want for any of our guests. It seems there may have been some confusion between the hostess and the servers regarding table assignments. We have discussed this with the entire team and clarified any existing confusion. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and deliver a better experience.

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vipFred
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place for Sunday bruch. Both brunch and full menu are available. Good location in the heart of Uptown.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

Fred, we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipKimG
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drink values and delish bar food!

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vipKayla
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress put her hand in the middle of my plate after cleaning tables and touching everything possible in the restaurant. I didn’t finish my food.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention as it is certainly not within the standards we have set for our staff and for that we apologize. We will be addressing this with our entire team, but if you can provide us with the date and time of this incident, we can be more targeted with our follow up.

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robertw
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice little slice of authentic Dallas. Looked at us funny bc there are 2 doors. My daughter and I walked into the bar portion...

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on January 28, 2021

Robert, thank you for the compliment! We know the door situation is a little confusing and we're actually working on some ways to make that easier for our guests now. No matter where you come in, you're always welcome and valued at State&Allen!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael K the server was awesome.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on January 18, 2021

We're glad to see that you had a five star experience with us and Michael in particular! Looking forward to welcoming you back.

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vipBrennan
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food and drinks were fine. Service was super slow, and the wait staff kept pulling down their masks.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on January 18, 2021

Brennan, we are sorry to hear that you didn't have a five star experience with us. Our GM personally visits the table of all of our guests & after checking with him, no one has raised any concerns to him recently about slow service or issues with mask protocols. Had an issue been raised, we certainly would have addressed it at that time. Thank you for your feedback to help us improve and we encourage you to share any future concerns with our GM during your visit.

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KatherineM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots. Great service!!!!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar
Responded on January 18, 2021

There's nothing that makes us feel better than knowing we're one of someone's favorite spots! We are grateful for your patronage and truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and the OpenTable community.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun place!

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You can order delivery directly from State & Allen Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. State & Allen Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 239-1990.

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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