World Class Dining Is Closer Than You Think

We serve authentic Carolina cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and exemplary service in a luxurious yet relaxed restaurant atmosphere. This is what you’ll experience at the newly renovated Crossroads Chapel Hill, located inside The Carolina Inn.

With regionally sourced ingredients, our chef has crafted a cuisine as diverse as North Carolina’s landscape, instilling Southern soul and Carolina spirit in seasonal menus.

Crossroads Chapel Hill offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, and with free parking it all adds up to the perfect place for any occasion. Enjoy creative cocktails at the bar during happy hour or with your meal. Located on the University of North Carolina Campus, our restaurant is just a short walk from popular nightspots on the historic Franklin Street.

Come dine with us today for an experience that you’ll tell your friends about tomorrow.

MEET BRANDON SHARP, OUR EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Brandon Sharp returns to his North Carolina roots and joins The Carolina Inn as Executive Chef. In his new role, Chef Sharp will oversee all kitchen operations for the property’s signature restaurant, Crossroads Chapel Hill, as well as banquet and in-room dining programs.

Chef Sharp brings more than fifteen years of fine dining experience with him to The Carolina Inn. Most recently, Chef Sharp served as Vice President of Culinary for Solage Hotels and Resorts in Calistoga, CA, where he oversaw the culinary direction of the brand’s flagship property, Solage Calistoga, as well as free standing restaurants and food and beverage concepts for new developments. It was at Solage Calistoga where Chef received his first Michelin Star and, under his guidance and creative leadership, Solbar went on to receive seven consecutive Michelin Stars throughout his tenure.

Prior to his role at Solbar, Chef Sharp worked alongside some of the nation’s most innovative and talented culinary minds, including Thomas Keller, John Besh and Gary Danko. At the outset of his training, Sharp worked in kitchens of the Michelin-rated Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco, CA, the highly revered Restaurant August in New Orleans and at the iconic, three Michelin star French Laundry in Yountville, CA.

Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, Chef Sharp grew up with an innate sense of hospitality through his family’s culture and restaurant experience. He is a graduate of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a fellow Tar Heel, and attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. When Chef isn’t helming the kitchen, this two-time Ironman competitor is training for his next race or spending time with his three children and wife at home.  

MEET ANNIKA LOUREIRO, OUR PASTRY CHEF

Chef Annika Loureiro joined The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel as Pastry Chef in July 2017 bringing more than fifteen years of culinary experience to the charming North Carolina property. She brings her imaginative spirit and expertise to her new role, where she oversees the baking and pastry programs on-site, including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Crossroads Chapel Hill, and its banquet and in-room dining menus.

Before moving to Chapel Hill, Chef Annika held prestigious positions across the country and has participated as Pastry Chef at several James Beard House Dinners. Chef Annika most recently consulted at restaurants throughout North America as an Operations Manager, where she trained service staff and helped to improve the star rating at each venue. Prior to this role, she spent time in Dallas as Pastry Chef at the critically acclaimed, James Beard Award-Winning restaurant, Uchi. Before returning to Dallas, Chef Annika gained national recognition at Prospect in Brooklyn, New York with Chef Kyle McClelland where her whimsical pastry program earned top accolades in the New York Times.

Born in Sao Paulo Brazil, Chef Annika grew up in the kitchen watching her grandparents create traditional dishes and desserts from scratch. Her family’s pursuit for a good education took them to Sweden before moving to the United States. Chef Annika completed high school in Dallas, TX, before beginning her own culinary journey. She attributes her unique style to her family’s yearly vacations where they would immerse themselves in new places, food and cultures.

When Annika isn’t making dessert magic in the kitchen, she is relaxing with her beloved German Shepherd, Ladybug.

"I have always loved dining at Carolina Crossroads, and throughout the summer I impatiently awaited completion of their extensive remodeling. The wait was rewarded by one of the most memorable, inventive, exquisitely delicious meals I have ever had."

- TripAdvisor User