State & Allen Kitchen + Bar

4.6
289 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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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KO
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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I
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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W
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AM
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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KP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Oklahoma City
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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
Dallas
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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l
Dallas
3 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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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
17 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
28 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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OT
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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