“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

Prologue – Starters

served all day

Crispy Burritos 12
roasted chicken, goat cheese, bell peppers, salsa verde
Potato Skins 10
crispy potato skins, housemade potato salad, chive blossoms
Pizza Rolls 10
pepperoni, smoked mozzarella, spicy marinara
Onion Rings 8
buttermilk marinated onions, crispy batter, beer mustard
Goat Cheese 10
sesame crusted goat cheese, seasonal greens, local honey, smoked sea salt   
Mushrooms 12
sage battered oyster mushrooms, aged white cheddar sauce, candied garlic syrup 

Chapter 1 – Greens

served all day

Caeser 10
lightly charred baby romaine, smoked caesar dressing, parmesan, lemon zest, croutons
Asterisk Cobb 15
crisp baby lettuces, smoked bacon, avocado, blue cheese, heirloom tomatoes, local eggs, roasted chicken, buttermilk dressing
Classic 8
bibb lettuce, herb vinaigrette, smoked sea salt
Seasonal 12
stone fruit, heirloom tomatoes, seasonal greens, goat cheese, herb pesto, raspberry vinaigrette 
Wedge 12
blue cheese dressing, smoked bacon, semi dried tomatoes, chives

Chapter 2 – Sandwiches

(all sandwiches come with truffle fries and garlic aioli)

Classic Spicy Chicken 15
hot sauce and buttermilk marinated fried chicken, mayo, dill pickles, tribecca challah bun  
Asterisk Burger    18
two wagyu beef patties, local american cheese, special sauce, shaves onion, bread and butter pickles, tribecca challah bun 
Asterisk Grilled Cheese 13
fontina Cheese, sliced prosciutto, sourdough bread
B.L.T 13
thick sliced bentons smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, bibb lettuce, mayo, sourdough 
Lobster Salad 22
cold lobster salad, micro cilantro, crushed local potato chips, split top roll

Chapter 3 – The Main Event

served 4pm to Close

Chicken 18
fried chicken breast and thigh, pork belly fried rice, poached egg, toasted garlic
Pork 18
house made cheddar waffles, seared country ham, sunny up egg
Duck 26
spiced duck breast, eggplant puree, roasted eggplant, yogurt
Ravioli 22
rotating seasonal Ohio city pasta ravioli, chefs choice sauce
Steak 24
Ohio flat iron, succotash, smoked paprika butter
Tuna 28
pan seared tuna loin, truffle fries, tuna au poivre sauce
Scallops 28
butter braised scallops, cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, shaved herb and cauliflower salad 
Fettuccine 24
Ohio city pasta, roasted wild mushrooms, cream, onion marmalade, parmesan, fresh herbs

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.

Happily Ever After

Candy 8
deep fried assorted candy bars
Chocolate Chocolate Cake 10
chocolate cake, chocolate icing
Fruit 10
ice wine and rose poached pears, marscapone mouse
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