Your power table, right this way. Its name is a nod to its Central Business District surroundings — and perhaps a clue as to its target market? CBD PROVISIONS, opening October 10th, is a Texas brasserie inside The Joule hotel, conceived by Tristan Simon of Consilient Restaurants (Fireside Pies, Hibiscus, The Porch, Victor Tangos) in partnership with The Joule’s oilman-movie producer owner Tim Headington.
Executive chef Michael Sindoni, who previously headed the kitchen at the Joule’s flagship steakhouse, Charlie Palmer (closing October 9th), will put an artisanal spin on hard-core Southern staples. Cases in point? Barbecue gulf oysters with absinthe-whipped lardo (pork fat that has been salted and cured) or, for breakfast or Sunday brunch, a stack of buckwheat pancakes with Texas berries, drizzled in warm maple syrup that has been aged in bourbon barrels.
(Heads up: CBD will serve its full menu until midnight on weekends.) The decor, like the food, is rarefied rustic, with wood-beam ceilings, bronze cabinetry and tufted-leather banquettes. In other words, perfect for sipping — and scheming.
1530Main St., 214-748-1300, thejouledallas.com —Christopher Wynn