“Where Time Slows”

Times were different, times were slow
Relaxed and read under chandelier’s glow
Clotted cream churned for freshly-baked scones
Presented together atop marble stone
Before plaster and plastic was terrazzo and red brick
1890 first saw this mahogany Brunswick
Before e-books, e-friends and social media hubs
Were real books, real friends and local supper clubs

Remember when food was fresh, friends were cherished and community mattered more?
To host the club was a labor of love and service not a chore
Bellies laughed and eyes smiled as familiar faces arrived
Cheers to when guests were friends and supper clubs thrived
A place there still may be, where locals oft convene
A daily jubilee – jovial North State’s treat
Where all the days are holidays, not a care in mind
From tea time to chardonnays, it’s liberty defined

Hang the mink, prime the flume
Gather round the stove
Classic drinks and comfort foods
Uptown’s treasure trove
Contented clocks unwind at dial, no deadlines can impose
Come on in and stay a while…
Asterisk – Where time slows


Everyday from 12pm – 4pm

Cream Tea 10
Choice of tea, 2 scones, clotted cream and jam
Petite Tea  27
Choice of tea, soup or salad, 5 tea sandwiches, 1 scone, 1 dessert
Full Tea  45
Choice of tea, soup or salad, 10 tea sandwiches, 2 scones and 2 desserts

Each of these options comes with 1 tea cup

Each additional tea cup – 4
Each additional soup or salad – 5

Honey Stick .50

Prologue – Starters

served all day

Spinach Artichoke Dip       10
Tortilla Chips
Mushroom Toast 12
Whipped ricotta, wild mushrooms, burnt honey
Pizza Rolls of the Day! 10
pepperoni, smoked mozzarella, spicy marinara

Chapter 1 – Greens

served all day

Classic 8
bibb lettuce, herb vinaigrette, smoked sea salt
Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese 13
Arugula, candied nuts, shallots, aged balsamic vinaigrette
Wedge 12
blue cheese dressing, smoked bacon, semi dried tomatoes, chives

Chapter 2 – Sandwiches

(all sandwiches come with truffle fries and garlic aioli)

Asterisk Famous Chicken Sandwich 15
Sweet chili ginger, cucumber and cabbage slaw  
Asterisk Burger    18
two beef patties, local american cheese, special sauce, shaves onion, bread and butter pickles, tribecca challah bun 
Asterisk Grilled Cheese 13
Smoked mozzarella, arugula, cranberry coulis, Side: classic salad

Chapter 3 – The Main Event

Chicken 18
fried chicken breast, pork belly fried rice, poached egg, toasted garlic
Pork Chop 22
Sautéed garlic spinach, smashed potatoes


Ravioli 18
Red pepper smoked mozzarella, marinara


Steak 24
Ohio flat iron, potato brussel hash, smoked paprika butter
Cod 20
Lemon caper sauce, sweet potato mash

(please note: our kitchen environment is not gluten free)
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

Happily Ever After

Christie’s Butter Cake 8
with ice cream


Chocolate Chocolate Cake 10
chocolate cake, chocolate icing
Bread pudding of the day 8
Apple Pie 12
ice cream (add 2)

From Our 1890 Bar.

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 3pm to 6pm

Happy hour just got an extra day happier.


The booze – $8

*Old Fashioned   *Tom Collin   *Margarita    *Cosmopolitan  *Daquiri


$3 off all starters


Asterisk Orchid
vodka or gin, bols, lime, rose, cucumber

Her Ball n Chain
mint infused vodka, strawberry shrub, lime, vanilla
Punch Bowl, serves 4-6    45

The Doc
bourbon, lemon, honey, lavender, basil, bitters

*Some of our crafted cocktails. Visit us in store for the full menu.


gin, luxardo, creme de violet, lemon

bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, candied cherry

Old Overholt rye, pierre fernand 1840, angostura bitters, peychaud’s bitters, demerara sugar 

Old Fashioned
bourbon, Angostura bitters, sugar

Rhum JM, lime, simple 


Uptown Old Fashioned (Smoked)
choice of bourbon or rye, vanilla syrup, angostura bitters, smoked with cinnamon bark