The Asbury
The Asbury

The Asbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theasbury.com/
  • Phone: 7043421193x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Saturday-Sunday: Brunch 9:00am-4:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chris Coleman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: It is the perfect place to hold your corporate meeting, special event, weddings up to 100, rehearsal dinner or reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Kayla Johnson 7043196176x
  • Special Events: It is the perfect place to hold your corporate meeting, special event, weddings up to 100, rehearsal dinner or reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Diners can park in the Fifth Third Bank garage at 6th St. & Church St. and receive complimentary validation for up to two (2) hours. Garage entrances are on both 6th St. and Church St.
A word from The Asbury
With its warm service and artistic food presentation, The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel puts a sophisticated spin on the local food movement and traditional Southern dishes. Led by rising-star Executive Chef Chris Coleman, The Asbury is a tribute to Charlotte’s southern roots and the culturally diverse community of the New South. There is a strong tie to heirloom ingredients native to the area and specialty items grown by small, family farms throughout the local region.

Located on the corner of N. Tryon & 6th Streets at the heart of Uptown Charlotte’s cultural district, it’s only fitting that the restaurant features local art curated in collaboration with McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

Open seven days a week and serving the longest weekend brunch in Charlotte.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Asbury reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (26)great for brunch (24)romantic (21)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The menu doesn't really offer that unique of experience the appetizer selection was weak at best. Our server actually made the experience better. The plate presentation was nice but the plates were cold therefore the food was cold. Some of the plates we had just didn't wow us in terms of flavor or taste. The fish feature was very good but again served on a cold plate. Not enough excitement on the menu to go back
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  • Creative
    PaulY
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our second visit and this one was even better than the first. Our server was though and knowledgeable about each of the dishes - many creative takes on "old standards" along with some new ones. Particularly notable was the vegetarian/vegan dish that my wife and the server came up with by combining the vegetable portions of several main courses - "magnificent" was her comment. One of our dining companions remarked that the scallops were the best he's ever had (a lot for someone who spent a number of years on the coast. Overall a delightful evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • outstanding gem
    carms4ncsu
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Asbury is a hidden gem in uptown. Located inside the Dunhill Hotel, it is the only farm-to-table restaurant in uptown that I am aware of and the food speaks for itself. The ambiance of this restaurant is simple and elegant. The dishes have some of the most vibrant flavors I have encountered. I will be back in a heartbeat and we owe it to such a place to spread the word!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our group was underwhelmed. Would not recommend to others. The service started off okay, but got much worse. Once we ordered, we had to wait a long time to receive our food. The server spent too much time OVERLY describing the food and where it came from. I get it's from farm to fork, but he went on WAY too long about the food. They should spend more time getting your food to you on time and asking about your bill at the end. Took forever to get our check. The appetizers were good. The salads -- let's just say the portions were TINY. For what we paid, the portion should have been more substantial. The entrees were good, but mine was not hot -- almost cold. Very disappointing.
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  • Deserves to be busier
    zedoc
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was very good and carefully prepared. Flavors were unusual, light, and refreshing, not heavy-handed. Service was easygoing and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Marley
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    very original take on the southern tradition. my second visit and enjoyed both times.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heads above its predecessor!
    JoeysMom
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Local, fresh, unique menu items, outstanding service. A true gem in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would dine again
    remjb7
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The server knew his wines, though I think the food was played up beyond what was delivered. It was delicious, but the preparation was not mind-blowing. The liver mousse was very minerally and the pickled peaches were too sour. The fried flounder was expertly done and the grits were very well executed. For upscale southern food I don't think you could find better locally.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Quiet setting, they could work on the interior design, very bland, but the food was very good. I think the server was brand new because she had no idea what the specials were or what was in each dish and had to go back and look it up. Food wise I would recommend the smoke trout sandwich or burger, both were amazing
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT
    elegantandfun
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love this restaurant, the food, the chef, and the service so much that we ALWAYS bring our out of town guests here for dinner. It's just a wonderful experience all around, all the way from Spencer who created us out front of the restaurant, to our servers (this time it was Frank), the flavor combinations of the dishes, the wine selections and last but definitely not least.... Chef Chris! It is always a treat and such a fun time to dine here with our friends. Please keep up the good work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good food, good service. Ambiance very blah, weird music - only personable staff person was our waitress. Entire experience not worth the price.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! Awesome experience!
    lovefarmtofork
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fresh, local awesome experience. Great service! Wonderful and innovative food!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Underwhelming
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the bacon fig jam drop biscuits. Very yummy. My wife's scallops were excellent. My ribeye was mediocre at best. The outside was seared far too much, the crust was closer to burnt. Lackluster flavor. Small portions. Overpriced menu. We finished eating at 6:30 and were the only people there on a Saturday night! (That should tell you something). There's a lot better places to eat nearby for the same price, if not cheaper. For true upscale southern food, go to the Kings Kitchen around the corner. And what's with the weird blue painted walls? Blue is not a food color and makes the place look weird. I'm glad I ate here using a gift card a family member gave us. $97 for an app, two drinks, and two entrees is too much.
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  • Visiting Charlotte
    CharlestonDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Menu looked especially interesting and my wife and I were extremely pleased with the chef's originality and execution. Food and service were excellent.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Gracious and delicious
    fentonplace
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very creative pairing of ingredients. Smaller portions just perfect.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were staying at the Dunhill and had originally planned on dining elsewhere, but due to weather concerns, changed our minds and got a table at the Asbury. Very pleased that we did. The sampler plate for appetizer/snacks was great. Highly recommend the deviled eggs, the pickled vegetables, and the squash fondue. We ordered the fish special and the steak. The fish was grouper. Both were great. It is a farm to fork restaurant that lists all the locations where they get their food. I'd go back again even if not staying at the hotel.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • A Meal Worth Savoring
    John
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Asbury is an exceptionally good restaurant. We were greeted at the door by a very nice young lady who gave us our choice of seating. We took the table by the window and were able to watch the street activities and people passing by. Our server and the hostess were both very personable and performed their jobs with great skill and grace. The food was excellent, the wine was very good, the atmosphere extremely pleasant, and the service was exceptional. We will certainly enjoy dinner there again in the near future. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a fine dining experience without feeling stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who would of thought . . .
    JMPNDadVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Something as simple as deviled eggs would be so heavenly. Also don't miss the coconut cheese cake.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in the Queen City!!
    WillinDCVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Ashbury next to the historic Dunhill Hotel is a new-ish restaurant in Center City Charlotte. It is a small space which creates an intimate environment. Great bold color on the wall with strong graphic photography used as the art! Our waiter Danny was excellent very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. He made great recommendations. This is not a light meal as one would expect from Southern food, but the portions are just the right size to fill you up without overstuffing you. The dropped biscuits with bacon jam was a delicious start and we ended with a cornmeal cake with berries and honey butter. One of my top dining experience in Charlotte! Definitely worth a checking out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    plainsartist
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the second time we have dined here; the first time for dinner. The food is outstanding. The chef is obviously creative and wants diners to experience a truly innovative dining experience. We don't live in Charlotte and have enjoyed our visits to the Asbury when we've been visiting family. We would love to have a restaurant like this in the midwest where we live. It's truly special!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't skip the deviled eggs
    PasstheBeets
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything we had was delicious, but of particular surprise to us was the deviled eggs that come with a tiny fried pickle on top. Awesome! Otherwise, it's a great little spot to eat with a chill ambiance, and great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday
    Lover
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a great time. Service was great. Food was awesome too. It was good to come back.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting food but...
    kyoshuuseiVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There wasn't nearly enough of it. If we had been really hungry, our meals would have been little more than expensive appetizers. Also, everything in the meal was warm, but not hot - as if it sat cooling before being served. The waiter, while friendly enough, failed to ask us if we wanted more beer when we ran out, though our water glasses were refilled several times. While the food was extremely flavorful and good tasting, it isn't enough to overcome the many things that were wrong to recommend this to anyone.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellence in Dining
    Lawsonkd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Asbury is a wonderfully, quaint restaurant in the heart of downtown Charlotte. The food is prepared with excellent skill and careful attention to detail. There are many options on the menu from snacks to sides, and main entrees to desserts. You will not be disappointed in the quality, quantity, or price of your meal. The hostess greets you with a smile and the wait staff makes you feel special as they attend to your every dining need. The Asbury often changes its selection of modern art, which adds to the unique quality of the atmosphere. We have had the opportunity to visit the Asbury two times now, and it is our favorite dining destination! Southern food with a modern flair. Visit now and...enjoy!
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Outstanding Restaurant
    kenniebVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time visitor to the Charlotte area. Walked to brunch at The Asbury and the food/service was nothing less than perfect. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely evening
    OrganicsVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I dined for the first time, at the Asbury. The sidewalk is tiny, but we knew that...the drinks were good, the food, generally was fantastic and creative. My only issue was with the proteins...bad product? The lamb chops were filled with grizzle and fat and just tough. The flavors and accompaniments were wonderful. Next visit I'll order a vegetarian dish as the chef clearly "gets it" when it comes to fresh veggies. I do not like the feel of the dining room and won't go in winter due to the depressing nature of that space. Sorry to be blunt but that's what I feel about the space. Hope the protein buying improves so that we can speak highly of all aspects...we live uptown so love supporting good, local places.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back
    Lovefood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I wanted to try this new reasturant for some time now. The service was ok but not very knowledgeable. The food presentation on some dishes was better then others. I had the pig pikin and it was extremely bland and dry. The scallops and mac and cheese were ok. Overall the food was not worth it. We won't be back.
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    good for groups
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  • Modern Southern
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I wanted to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Ashbury had few small tables for two outside and it was perfect for a quiet evening mood. I ordered chicken and the food was delicious. It was completely different from regular chicken and i like how they mix the flavors together. I would highly recommend.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local foodie spot
    CityGirl
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This small restaurant of the lobby of the historic downtown Dunhill Hotel is a local favorite. There is a small sidewalk dining area. Very classy, fantastic service, food was splendid. Good selection of wine by the glass as well as bottles. Small thoughtful menu with something for everyone. Accommodate gluten free easily and happy to make modifications. When full, this small space is pretty noisy; we went early before the show (1 block from Belk Theater) and it was nice and quiet but by 7:00 it was quite noisy-just a small space with rather hard acoustics.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Creative cuisine
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable, the food is creatively reimagined, the preparation is perfect. Clever catfish, succulent scallops, "bacon" made from eggplant a thoroughly enjoyable way to experience me flavors.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos
    Blinky
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The Asbury proved an excellent place to celebrate our anniversary dinner. The staff did a great job of accommodating us and we thoroughly enjoyed the menu which offered enough options to warrant follow up trips.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Ok
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The staff could have more attentive. There were maybe 4 tables and most of the waiters were just standing in the back talking. Also , the menu had peculiar things with each entree. For example, the peanut brittle with the chicken and a liver mousse was odd. It didn't work. I really want this place to work because it's such a great location. But I don't think it will be with The Asbury.
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  • Mixed Feelings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I had lunch there last week and it was terrific, lots of variety, delicious, etc. so I decided to try it for dinner. The result was completely the opposite the menu was limited, the service a bit slow (in spite of the fact that it was fairly empty), and the food average. I'm headed back again for lunch, but I'm not sure I'll do dinner again.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Much room for improvement; AVOID
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Breakfast=delicious. Eggs,bacon,grits,biscuits,fresh fruit,coffee=very good.The disappointing:slow service.I asked for a spoon to stir my first cup of coffee, it took 13 minutes.The staff is friendly, but poorly trained. Other bad:(1)prolific house flies in the dining room;(2)broccoli was cooked in a microwave and set on fire (it was served charred with an electrical metal taste (inedible);(3) no staff coordination led to lengthy delay before someone came to take a drink order or any order (we had to flag someone down); (4) staff was friendly, but just poorly trained on how to keep diners from waiting at key points during the meal. Will not go back until management steps up the training and food reviews improve.
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    great for brunch
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  • All about the bite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Farm to table fresh!Somewhat curious, but rather innovative twists on Southern food incorporated in all dishes.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Entrees
    EpicureanSFOVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Inventive, season Southern cuisine. The deviled eggs were delicious. But 3 of 4 entrees were presented lukewarm to cold. Poor line management and no offer to re-fire our entrees. Instead the manager gave the obligatory, "I'll pass your comments on to the chef." How about making it right and bringing us a hot meal!
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  • Nice Find In Charlotte!
    missbriss
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Very pleasant find in Charlotte. Great food and very nice prices. The drop biscuits were wonderful, along with the deviled eggs. I had the burger, which was phenomenal and my boyfriend had the breakfast sandwich on brioche, super tasty. And coffee was on point too! We were super impressed!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Excellent!
    AmyC
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was very fresh - we had a blackened mahi special that was offered. It was healthy and delicous! We sat outside during lunch and it was very nice. Great place, great service, great food! And, it was quick. Did not have to wait long for our lunches.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Early Summer Sensation
    FoodFrenzy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Incredible early summer menu with divine flavor profiles of electic farm fresh food! Arrugula, blueberries, burrata, peaches, yellowfin tuna, and more surprises!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch and prior night's dinner
    docgcaVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Found this place originally due to lack of Sunday evening options, very pleased! Food was was very good, very positive on the Crab Risotto, Deviled Eggs were great (but you must like strong mustard flavor and creamy consistency), daily Ceviche was quite good as well. Biscuits, however, were dry and not too impressive. Very good cocktail list. Went back for lunch the next day, Deviled Eggs a bit soggy this time, but grilled cheese was great. Chess pie also very good. Would definitely recommend.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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