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CBD Provisions

bhoward | | Feb 5, 2014 03:10 PM

Two of us had brunch at CBD a couple of weeks ago. First, I acknowledge that brunch is definitely not the best meal to judge a restaurant and hope this was true at CBD. We went for brunch hoping that we could order from the lunch or dinner menu but were told that wasn't possible. Our server was young, green and not the least bit helpful, AFTER we ordered appetizers we overheard another server telling another table about the off the menu specials. We then asked our server about that and she clued us in. We had previously asked if it were possible to get any oysters and were told that they were out of season. Yes, we were told this in January. By far the best thing we tried was the spicy quinoa bowl. It was dish I would have never ordered if on my own but I am glad my guest convinced me to get it. A pimento cheese dip was ok but nothing special. Shrimp and grits were average to a bit above average, A brunch special of fried chicken legs was good but certainly nowhere near the best in Dallas as touted by the server. Roasted chicken was just average as well. The French fries were good. All in all a decent meal but definitely not as good as some recent reviews suggested. I will give it another try at dinner but would probably not return for brunch based on this visit. One final thing--I never comment on prices unless I think they are extremely reasonable or extremely and unreasonably high. I certainly expect to pay a premium at a restaurant located in an upscale hotel. The prices here border on the unreasonable and in some areas (wine list) are just absurd. A bottle of the Prisoner for $100? (For comparison, the same bottle is $58 at Hillstone). I am interested in what others think of the place.