THE ASBURY OFFERS DISHES THAT ARE UNIQUELY CAROLINIAN: MODERN BUT RUSTIC, EVOLVING BUT STILL ROOTED IN CLASSICS, SOUTHERN AND WELCOMING.
The Asbury 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.
In an era of trendy food, foams and culinary gymnastics, The Asbury is a place guests connect to the earth and the tantalizing drumbeat of seasonal food grown by our friends. Spending time on his grandfather’s dairy farm as a child, Executive Chef Mike Long grew to relish the earth and its gifts. “Southern food speaks to me with its ingredients,” he says. We’re going to be focusing on the beautiful ingredients and letting them sing. That’s what my food is about. I don’t want to put anything in the way of celebrating them.”
Southern, modern twists find their way to your plate: pimento cheese gravy with biscuits at brunch; a basil cream with heirloom tomato salad; in fall, a pumpkin-spiked bisque transformed into a savory sauce for the catch of the day.
Chef Long conducts a symphony of textures and taste in our kitchen every day. Come taste our ever changing menu. Sit in his audience for a speedy lunch or linger over every note at dinner.
MEET EXECUTIVE CHEF MIKE LONG
Today, as Executive Chef of The Asbury and Culinary Director for The Dunhill Hotel, he’s focused on big flavors, proper technique and balance on the plate. Mentoring the chefs on the line and building the hands-on skills needed for success come easily to him; the support for his leadership in the kitchen is palpable.
MEET CHEF JAMIE TURNER
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.
ART BY SOZO GALLERY
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