Learn more about ACR at the Park, a new partnership with Ashley Christensen Restaurants offering takeaway breakfast, lunch, and dinner food and beverage options, below. Please note: Iris restaurant and Sip coffee bar are currently closed.

Inside the Iris Restraurant

Enjoy a picnic at the Museum Park or indoor quick service dining with ACR at the Park, a new partnership with Ashley Christensen Restaurants offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner food and beverage options.

The menu, created by Death & Taxes chef Lauren Ivey, includes picnic boxes featuring recipes from popular downtown restaurants Poole’s Diner and Poole’side Pies; as well as artful sandwiches like heirloom tomato and malt vinegar aioli on Boulted Bakery baguette, and sliced cucumber and soppressata with dill cream cheese on Boulted bread levain; desserts like Videri chocolate brownies and corn cookie and strawberry ice cream sandwiches; and cold beverages with beer and wine options. Breakfast options include breakfast burritos with green chili, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, and bacon or roasted tomato; pineapple-coconut green smoothies; toasted Boulted bread with avocado, heirloom tomatoes, and pesto butter; housemade yogurt; broccoli, caramelized onion, and Gruyère crustless quiche bites.

Takeaway service operates from the Museum’s Blue Ridge Café patio, at the back of East Building (the brick building) near the amphitheater stage. For indoor dining, enter through the main doors of East Building, and then use the stairs or elevator to access Level C (Park Level). Visitors can preorder online, beginning at 8 am each day, and select a time for contactless pickup, or order in person through both service options.


November hours:

Please note Thanksgiving week hours below.

Thursdays: 11 am to 4 pm
Friday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Please note, ACR at the Park will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27. Saturday, November 28, hours are 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday, November 29, hours are 10 am to 4 pm.