“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

Hello…is it TEA you’re looking for?

Tea. Done fancy, classy, relaxy, pretty.
Fifteen types of tea. Tea Sandwiches, homemade scones with made in house clotted cream and jam, and little tasty treats. Served in dainty eclectic tea cups and tea pots. A special day experience only a tea party can create.

Black Teas  
English Tea  4
Earl Grey Cream 4
Ceylon  4
Prefect Peach 4
Vanilla Chai 4
Oolong Tea  
Lavender  4
Orange Blossom  4
Green Tea  
Raspberry 4
Mint 4
Island Strawberry  4
White Tea  
Rainbow  4
Bluebelle  4
Pomegranate  4
 Herbal Tea  
Carmel Cream 4
Lemon Berry  4
Chamomile 4
Butterfly Pea Lemongrass 4
Other fun things   
CBD Chamomile  7
Froot Loops  Iced Tea 5
Our take on an Arnold Palmer- lets just say it is a little fruity
London Fog 5
Black tea, lavender, vanilla, cream and sugar 
Bistro Blend 4
and for those coffee lovers, clever coffee dripper
CBD excluded from unlimited refills  

Afternoon Tea

served 12pm to 4pm

Tea Sandwiches 
house made ricotta, seasonal fruit jam

turkey rachel 

shrimp salad 

classic chicken salad                                         

egg salad                                                              

caprese crostini 

cucumber and boursin 

ham & brie

spinach & artichoke

peanut butter banana 


Lemon blueberry, Brown sugar cinnamon or our house made seasonal scone

Banana Cream Pastry, Mocha cake, Posset, or a Lemon Petit Four 
cream tea 10
Tea, two scones, clotted cream and jam 
petite tea 27
Tea, soup or salad to start, five tea sandwiches, one scone, one dessert
full tea (Crowd favorite) 45
Tea, soup or salad to start, ten tea sandwiches, two scones, two desserts

Each tea comes with one cup if you are sharing additional cups are $4 and additional soups or salads are $5 

Extra clotted cream .50 || Extra jam .50

***Tea service is a relaxing time. We carefully make your tea, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts to order and want them to be beautiful for you. Please allow extra time for us to make your afternoon tea perfect.*** 

Prologue and Chapter one… Staters and greens 

served all day

Wings 12
Honey, garlic, sesame
Artichoke Hearts 8
Fried, charred lemon, rosemary aioli 
Calamari 12
Smoked citrus aioli, tempura peppers 
Mushrooms Toast (crowd favorite) 12
Roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic shallots  
Deviled Eggs  10
Tomato jam, bacon, chives  
Classic Salad 8
Butter lettuce, malden sea salt, herb vinaigrette, chives
Wedge Salad 10
Baby iceberg, semi-dried tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese    
Strawberry Salad 12
Spinach, shallots, almonds, strawberries, pancetta vinaigrette
Tuna Nicoise  14
Ahi tuna, olive tapenade, cherry tomatoes, crumbled egg, butter poached new potatoes, roasted tomato vinaigrette

Add: Pulled Chicken 6 | Tuna 12 | Sea Bass 12 | 4 oz Steak 12

Chapter Two… Sandwiches

served all day

Grilled Cheese  13
three cheeses on sourdough with house made tomato soup
Wagyu Patty Melt (crowd favorite) 15
Caramelized onions, swiss, special sauce, served with truffle fries
Burger    14
Cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo, mustard, served with truffle fries
Classic Fish Sandwhich (crowd favorite) 17
Pan-seared barramundi, lettuce, onion, tartar sauce, served with truffle fries
Southern Fried Chicken 15
Pimento cheese, Alabama BBQ, bread and butter pickles, served with truffle fries

Chapter Three.. The Main Event 

served 4pm to Close

Chicken and Dumplings (crowd favorite) 18
Pulled roasted chicken, home style dumplings, chicken gravy, carrots and celery
Ravioli 18
Ricotta lemon, pancetta, shucked peas, brown butter, fresh mint
Rigatoni 16
Spring vegetables, spiced sugo, breadcrumbs, parmesan
Lamb (crowd favorite) 28
Roasted lamb rack, Israeli couscous, lemon, spring vegetables, lamb sauce
Flat Iron Steak  24
Chimichurri, roasted new potatoes
Sea Bass (crowd favorite) 28
Herb orzo, confit tomato, preserved lemon
Shrimp and Grits  25
Shrimp, slab bacon, peppers, onion, tomato gravy, creamy grits

Happily ever after…

Carrot Cake 8
Cream cheese icing, spiced nuts
Strawberry Shortcake 9
Angel food cake, strawberry jam, whipped cream, fresh strawberries
Christie’s Seasonal Pie  10
Buttercake (crowd favorite)  8
OYO stone fruit braised berries, vanilla bean ice cream
Asterisk Coffee 11
Bushmills Irish coffee, Godiva White Chocolate, Frangelico  
Pisco Flip  11
Caped pisco, Amaro Montenegro, Vanilla, Orange, Aromatic Bitters, Lavender Water 
You’re Megan Me Crazy 11
Vanilla vodka, Godiva White chocolate, Baileys, Kahlua 

all red meats: no additives, no antibiotics, no steroids, no hormones, no nitrates or nitrites
chicken: Ohio Gerber all natural chicken
(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.

From Our 1890 Bar.

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

Happy hour just got an extra day happier.


The booze 

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

The bites 

   *deviled eggs  *mushroom toast  *spinach and artichoke dip  *wings


seasonal ohio drafts  6

Ask your bartender or server for the latest rotation 

bottles & cans

Ask your bartender or server for the latest 


Sean Minor Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California
Workbook Red Blend of Grenache, California
Workbook White Blend of Sauvignon Blanc, California


Sean Minor Chardonnay, Central Coast, California


whites & sparkling
 Riesling, Rosé, Cava


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
His ball n’ Chain
bourbon, lemon, bitters
Ruby Red
Old Forester, Laphroaig scotch , ruby port, angostura bitters, cherry molasses, vanilla syrup, lemon
You’re Megan Me Crazy
vanilla vodka, Godiva, Bailey’s, Kahlua, powdered sugar and chocolate


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) 12
choice of bourbon or rye, vanilla syrup, angostura bitters, smoked with cinnamon bark


Mock-Tail    6


*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.