The Asbury is a modern southern restaurant that honors the past, celebrates the seasons, and looks forward.
Charlotte Magazine named The Asbury one of the top five restaurants in the Queen City in 2018. The restaurant, nestled by the lobby at the city’s only historic hotel, is named in honor of Louis Asbury, Sr. In 1929, the Charlotte architect designed what is now The Dunhill Hotel. Today, the modern, Southern restaurant honors the past, celebrates the seasons, and looks forward. You can find us at 235 North Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.
The Asbury offers dishes that are uniquely Carolinian: modern but rustic, evolving but still rooted in classics, Southern and welcoming. There is a strong tie to heirloom ingredients native to our area, lost to time and modernization, as well as specialty items grown by small, family farms throughout the local region.
From Small Plates to Fancy Dishes
Guests come here craving small plates, our burgers (made with freshly ground beef and house-made buns) or fancy dishes. Across a variety of price points, The Asbury serves up Southern, modern fare responsibly sourced from local farmers and regional suppliers. Classic combos such as meat and potatoes come together with pork cheeks (Chef Mike Long believes in whole animal usage for sustainability) and mashed potatoes with an apple and mustard demi. Vegetarian and limited vegan offerings are available.
Carolina catches land seasonal pairings in fall: pumpkin + chili bisque with braised beans and pumpkin seed gremolata. Winter’s menu hooks the fresh catch with winter steamed Carolina Gold rice, mushroom cabbage rolls, spicy celery root purée and winter vegetables.
Sides and salads blend the classics and creativity. The mac + cheese features Cheddar and creamy goat Gournay cheese; it’s topped with crispy country ham, and grilled piquillo peppers. Our Grain Salad (at left) with roasted beets, pickled carrots, preserved lemon and pistachios sits atop a smooth whipped ricotta made by friend and fellow chef Zack Gadberry at Uno Allo Volta here in Charlotte.
Foodie Favorite: Brunch
The Asbury is widely recognized for its brunch, with both USA TODAY and Food + Wine nodding to our menu. You’ll find the restaurant’s signature Sticky Biscuits (at left) on all menus—in addition to Chef Long’s new squash toast.
Brunch is served on Saturdays + Sundays, 9 AM to 3 PM, with dinner service from 5 PM to 10 PM both evenings. The brunch menu features Chicken + Waffles with braised greens, sorghum molasses. Our Bloody Marys feature regional mixes, pickled vegetables, and the vodka of your choice.
Diners are invited to join us for dinner seven days a week, breakfast Monday through Friday, lunch Monday through Friday, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The Dunhill Hotel Bar features meals from the restaurant as well. In addition to the ground floor restaurant space, The Asbury caters unique, private dining experiences and hosts special events throughout its intimate second floor.
A Note About Parking
Parking is conveniently available behind The Dunhill Hotel in the Fifth Third Bank garage, restaurant guests pay $5 for two (2) hour parking with validation, and are charged prevailing garage rates after the initial two hours. Garage entrances are on both 6th Street and Church Street.