State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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MarkM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was great. Service was excellant. my only complaint is we were having a casual Saturday night dinner on the patio and the noise level from surrounding bars and other places was very distracting. There is nothing the restaurant can do about that, its not there fault but everything else was excellant.

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vipBrandiI
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Brunch place in Uptown!

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KelseyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service is extremely bad and food is very mediocre

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vipRMorris
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

2nd visit, we were early for reservation which led to minor confusion. Got seated in bar which was very Loud. Food was good but not as good as first visit. Will come back for a tie breaker visit.

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LatanyaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great environment wasn’t so impressed with the my food selection. We didn’t get silverware until after our had arrived and by then the waffle was cold and eggs were prepared well.

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SashaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and food! Prices were great too.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming street side patio dining with a good brunch menu and delicious desserts

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CharleneB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandi was our delightful server.
Celebrating 46th anniversary brunch was the best food, service Nd atmosphere in Dallas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely horrendous. From the service to the food that McDonald’s wouldn’t even let out of the kitchen. Never again.

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KevaO
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for Mother's Day brunch. It was not too crowded and the weather was beautiful. The food was good. Our server Taylor was attentive.

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Ilovebrunchandmimosassoso
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome spot for brunch...Great food and Mimosas. The customer service is amazing.

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Christina
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The brunch on Mother's Day was delicious- all 7 in our party finished every bite. The outdoor seating was covered. The tables are all high top and the general atmosphere is more of a bar. I would probably return for happy hour or a casual dinner with friends. Service was slow and not attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Weecos
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go, go, go, go! You won’t be disappointed. We were there to celebrate Mother’s Day. There were 12 of us and the food and service were both exceptional. Ages from 1 week to 85 years old and it was amazing. Every request was met with a smile and immediate action. The banana bread pudding French toast was beyond delicious. I was afraid my father was going to lick the plate! Chicken and waffles was very good. Their take on eggs Benedict was interesting, ‘prosciutto and poached’. Great hollandaise. We will definitely be going back. They also own the Nodding Donkey. We are going to try there too.

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vipAndrewM
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not busy at all and the worst service I’ve had in years. No acknowledgement for at least 10 minutes after being seated. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time. After 20 minutes of waiting for the check, we finally had to get up and find the waitress to pay and leave. The entire waitstaff was walking around completely bored and uninterested.

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KarenP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and nice and friendly staff. Would recommend this place to others.

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vipterriC
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table for 10 with no problems. Food and service were both great.

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vipSuze
Oklahoma City
45 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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MichelleS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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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MichaelH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ChakaraC
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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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JamesH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Foodie6
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun opennaire place for brunch!

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CarlP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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Susan
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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NicholeF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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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vipJenniferG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome!

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vipSuzyD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and cocktails on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon!

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viplizg
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Judy
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShannonLip
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Surprise birthday brunch for a friend

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LeaL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved the bloodies, mimosas and waffles.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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billm
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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Tammy
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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