State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

4.6
280 reviews
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Contemporary American
State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is a cozy neighborhood place located in the Uptown area of Dallas, TX. We're proud to have called this neighborhood home for the past ten years! We boast an impressive wine list, an ever growing craft beer menu featuring a number of beers from local breweries, an extensive scotch list and a refreshing and fun cocktail menu. State & Allen prides itself on delivering impeccable food and we feature new chef created dishes every night! Check out our daily specials both from the kitchen and the bar. It's a fantastic place to sit and people watch on our newly renovated patio, bring your dog and meet new friends! Please take a moment to check out our new website www.stateandallen.com and see what we're all about, or come by for a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine and meet us!
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Oklahoma City
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had Easter Brunch here. Sat outside and food and service were great. Nice Mimosas. Prices were excellent and food was delicious and well-prepared. No children. A few people with well behaved dogs on patio. No rush and service was excellent.

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MS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I loved my burger. My date however, was not a fan of the Love Love Bowl - said it didn't have much flavor. I'd come back, but maybe not with him.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a regular patron for quite awhile. The service and food are always outstanding. A great place to go!

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CC
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was awesome, but I was slightly disappointed with my waffles and my daughter’s steak. Could have tasted better!!!

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JH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bar with good street-side seating. Good happy hour selection. Nice neighborhood.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun opennaire place for brunch!

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CP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been many times for brunch. Great value, and great Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars! This time, however, the hostess at the door failed to record our arrival, so we got a "friendly" reminder from the folks here at OpenTable about keeping reservations or canceling. I responded quickly that we had most certainly kept the reservation, requesting that OpenTable have State and Allen correct their records. To their credit, I heard back from OpenTable within 24 hours with an apology and notice that they would have State and Allen do so. So, good food, great drinks....but make sure they actually mark you down as having arrived.........

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S
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good, atmosphere is wonderful when weather is good - great people watching - prices are reasonable and waitstaff is funky and efficient. Only real problem is parking and the supposed parking spaces "advertised" on website don't really exist - streets all around are restricted parking for residents only - big bummer.

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NF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I would go back. The food was good and it was a nice little place. Our server started out okay, but then tended to forget about us and by the end had an attitude of she really didn't care. She even seemed offended when I ordered dessert. Service is a huge thing to me, however I could tell this wasn't the norm from the interaction I received from other members of the staff there.

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JG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome!

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SD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and cocktails on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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J
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, drinks were good, service great and will definitely be back for brunch!

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SL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

State and Allen was able to accommodate our large party for Saturday brunch. The service was great and the food was delicious--plus you can't beat $3 mimosas!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Surprise birthday brunch for a friend

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. They did not have the mix for the first couple of drinks I wanted, which was a Debbie Downer. Not that it is always like this, but a few tables were groups of men that talked very loud. The food, staff, and price were good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time coming here, the shrimp fettuccine was great! But the Fillet mignon didn’t taste like it was seasoned. Other than that the atmospheres was great very friendly staff. Would definitely come back for more.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

If you’re not under 25 it may not be your scene

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Loved the bloodies, mimosas and waffles.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect Sunday brunch spot! Ask for Brandi! She’s super cool!

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b
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

i made a reservation and when I got to the restaurant that reservation was not honored. And with no apology, either. If you are considering restaurants, chose another. There are plenty of better ones to chose from.

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TA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, the server was very friendly and attentive, and the portions were filling. The tables could be a little further spaced.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service overall, very casual and remains one of my favorite places go to

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and two other friends went for brunch this past Sunday. Our waiter made our time there lovely. His service was excellent and knowledge of the food choices made me confident in my order. I had crab cakes with eggs and potatoes..which was bomb! Oh yea the mimosas will have you sending texts to your ex lol (they were goodt!)

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great place for brunch. The location and atmosphere are wonderful. Great food and great drinks too!

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J
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was very good, we had bbq chicken pizza, grilled cheese, filet mignon, mahi sandwich. Everyone was happy with their meal except the filet was very delayed after everyone else had their food due to a mixup in the kitchen, our friend felt she should have had some kind of discount but none was offered. Service was okay, felt like our server was not the most confident but seemed to be trying very hard, which we appreciated.

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TD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Brunch was delicious but our service wasn't up to par at all. Our server didn't bring our drinks or food out to us and took a long time to check up on us and bringing us our checks. Would come back but wouldn't want the same server.

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G
Shreveport
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was excellent but slow. Seemed they were short staffed as drink order took a very long time to arrive. In fact our drinks came just as our food was delivered. Good food, though.

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RM
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. Nice locale, lots of locals to enjoy food and bar scene. Food was VERY good, service was great. Only issue is same with everything in area, trying to find a place to park. Recommended.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

State and Allen thought my reservation was for 12:30 but I booked it for 11:30 so they tried to quickly find a table. Once my friend and I paid, the manager came up to us and asked us to quickly leave as there was another party waiting to be seated. It was so rude. I couldn't believe it. I have never been asked to leave a table especially when I made the reservation 2 days in advance. Food was good but due to the rude service, will not be returning.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, good food, slightly over priced but not outrageous. Street noise can be an issue so not a great business meal location, otherwise a good choice.

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KL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love State and Allen. It's solid for dinner, but a brunch staple for me! Service is usually pretty slow, so just be aware of that going into it (ie: go with the bottles of champagne instead of glasses, get an app for the table immediately, etc). Otherwise though, food is on point and I continue to go back!

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant does not honor reservation. I arrive at 12:05 with a 12:15 reservations. I was told I had to wait the 10 minutes out. The service was so poor. We waited another 15 after been seated to be acknowledged by a waiter. A table next to us arrive 15 mins after we did but their food was out before ours. My mon was totally disgusted with that so we were going to canceled our order.

Great for brunch is a joke. The restaurant only make money because the location in the center of apartments so resident so by. I would drive far for this place but after my experience I will not return. Advice- spend your money somewhere else, not worth it

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast pizza was SO good! Love that they have $3 mimosas. And the cold brew coffee with frangelico & baileys was delish! Definitely a great spot for brunch.

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AS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Sunday brunch here! Excellent value (portions/flavor/quality food) for the price. Loved the mimosa and bloody mary bars. Will definitely go back!

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A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Service sucked. Food wasn’t great.
We sat outside though and it was perfect.

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AS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The overall experience was good but..
I made a reservation and arrived an hour early. Advise to please wait 15 minutes to be seated.
They forgot about us. I had to remind the hostess that we we’re waiting and was sitted immediately.

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KB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We came for a brunch date! It was really poor weather outside raining but the space is very cramped they sat us at a table near a walkway so many ppl walking by both sides of our table. That was a negative. The food was great. We both ordered the S&A Omlet I got bacon on mine instead of ham. Delicious. Didn’t enjoy the potatoes or toast. Potatoes would be better if crispy or a hash. The toast was way too dry without any butter or jelly and cold.

Other than that good omelet and mimosa bar.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly wait staff. Excellent service. Fast, thorough and efficient. Food was great.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

They did not honor our reservation time and the hostess was very rude but when we were finally able to be seated, our server was great and the food/atmosphere was nice

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