“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
 Herbal Tea  
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, bread

salami, aioli and pretzel dust

deviled egg                                           

sweet pea, mint and goat cheese                                                                 

tuna poke

cucumber and boursin 

beet and goat cheese 

spinach and artichoke

chicken and pickles

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 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.*** 


served all day

Veg 7
crispy fried veggies with paprika aioli 
Meat and Cheese 30
cured meats, local cheeses and seasonal accompaniments 


Deviled eggs 10
Classic deviled eggs topped with salmon roe  
Mussels  15
saffron tomato broth, onion, celery, grilled bagette     


served 12pm to 4pm


Pork Belly Croissant  15
seared pork belly, pickled radish, crisp apples, garlic aioli and mixed greens
The Burger    14
sliced brie, onion, brown sugar bacon, whole grain mustard aioli, mixed greens, parmesan fries
Lobster Roll 22
house made roll, parmesan fries 


Classic 8
bib lettuce, fresh herbs, classic vinaigrette 
Fun 12
iceberg, smoked salmon, shaved cream cheese, everything bagel 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 and Wine 25
Red wine braised Cornish hen, coq au vin sauce, pickled mushrooms, celery root puree 
Pork and Beans   25
Braised pork short rib, sautéed spinach, High Bank bourbon baked beans 
Fruit and Lamb 30
Roasted lamb rack, boursin mashed potatoes, charred brussels, braised seasonal fruit 
Steak and potatoes  30
Butter cured New York strip, fermented horsey cream
Fish and Broth  32
Pan seared verlasso salmon, bouillabaisse broth, sautéed vegetable, steamed shellfish 
Egg and Rice 20
Classic risotto, parmesan, poached egg

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

Scallops and lemon 30
Celery root puree, confit leeks, lemon burre blanc


Chai Tea Creme Brûlée 8
Seasonal cheesecake  9
Christie’s Apple Pie 10
with ice cream 
Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding  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
Iced English Black Tea    4
add cane sugar
Iced Peach and Passion Fruit    4
black tea in perfect sweet harmony
Iced Green Tea    4
with wild strawberries and rhubarb

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