“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
Blueberry  4
Prefect Peach 4
Rose Hanby 4
Oolong Tea  
Lavendar  4
Green Tea  
Apple Spice 4
Jasmine Pearl Green 4
Mint  4
White Tea  
Grape 4
Blueberry  4
 Herbal Tea  
Winenot 4
Rosehip Cherry Hibiscus  4
Chamomile 4
Butterfly Pea Lemongrass 4
Other fun things   
CBD Chamomile Lavender  6
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

pimento cheese

salami, aioli & pretzel 

chicken salad                                         

egg salad                                                              

smoked salmon 

cucumber and boursin 

beet & goat cheese 

spinach & artichoke

cured ham & cheese 

Scones and desserts made in house daily.

cream tea 10
1 flavor of unlimited tea, 2 scones, clotted cream and jam 
petite tea 27
1 flavor of unlimited tea, 4 tea sandwiches, classic salad or soup of the day, 1 scone, 1 dessert
full tea (Crowd favorite) 45
2 flavors of unlimited tea, the 10 tea sandwiches available, 2 scones, 2 desserts

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.*** 

Snacks and Starters.

served all day

Fried chicken  15
house fried chicken with nori and sirancha 
 Tomato and Olive popcorn   5
Asterisk spiced nuts (crowd favorite)      5
 Soup du jour    5


Mushrooms Toast (crowd favorite) 12
Roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic shallots  
Meats and Cheese  30
Cured meats, local cheese, seasonal fruit jam, whole grain mustard 
Kombu Celery 4
dried sea kelp celery six pieces
Deviled eggs 10
Classic deviled eggs finished with chives and salmon roe  
Mussels  15
saffron tomato broth, onion, celery, grilled bagette     
Pancetta & brussel sprouts    10
Potato Latkes  15
creme fraiche and salmon caviar  
Burrata with butternut squash caponata (crowd favorite)  15
toasted hazelnuts 
Cream of tomato with grilled cheese fingers    12



served 12pm to 4pm


Pork Belly Croissant (crowd favorite) 15
seared pork belly, pickled radish, crisp apples, garlic aioli and mixed greens
The Burger    14
sliced brie, onion, bacon, whole grain mustard aioli, shredded lettuce, garlic parmesan fries
Lobster Roll (crowd favorite) 22
garlic parmesan fries 
French Dip 17
Thinly sliced top round, provolone, au jus, fermented horsey cream and garlic parmesan fries  


Chicken Salad  15
Truffled chicken salad, Ohio apples, fried onion straws, garlic parmesan fries 


Classic 8
bib lettuce, fresh herbs, classic vinaigrette 
Seasonal 12
bed of greens with warm beets, wild mushrooms, goat cheese and spiced nuts

Add: chicken 6 | pork belly 12 |  sustainable salmon 12 | 4 oz steak 12


served 4pm to 10pm

Chicken & Pastry 18
Boursin mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, chicken gravy, topped with puff pastry 
Pork Belly Shells and Cheese (crowd favorite) 18
White cheddar, boursin and goat cheese 
Fruit and Lamb (crowd favorite) 28
Roasted lamb rack, boursin mashed potatoes, charred brussels, braised seasonal fruit 
Steak and Potatoes  30
New York strip, fermented horsey cream
Fish and Broth  28
Pan seared Verlasso salmon, bouillabaisse broth, sautéed vegetable, 
Scallops and Lemon (crowd favorite) 30
Celery root puree, confit leeks, lemon burre blanc
Lobster and Spice 30
Spiced tomato sauce, bavettine 
Egg and Rice 18
Classic risotto, parmesan, poached egg

Add to your risotto- Pork belly | Steak |Sustainable salmon


Chai Tea Creme Brûlée 8
Seasonal cheesecake (crowd favorite) 9
Christie’s Apple Pie 10
with ice cream 
Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding (crowd favorite)  8
with coffee cream anglaise 
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
* can be made vegetarian
** can be made gluten free
(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 

*edamame      *deviled eggs        *pimento cheese       *crispy veggies   *tuna poke       *petite meat and cheese     *spinach and artichoke dip  


seasonal ohio drafts  6

Crispy Pilsner

Red Ale

Tart Fizz

Darn Putin

beer flight   10
get the four drafts available
bottles & cans

Cidergist, Semi Dry

Little Kings, Cream Ale 

Basic, Lager

Rhinegist, Bubbles, Rose Ale

Rhinegist, Truth, IPA

Scrimshaw, Pilsner 

Wolfs Ridge, Pack, IPA

Dos Equis, Lager


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
Strawberry fields
rum, strawberry, basil, lime, lemon
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.