5Church
5Church

5Church

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.5church.com/
  • Phone: 7049191322x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 3:00

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Late night begins at 11:00pm

    Saturday Brunch: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday Supper: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Lynch
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment:
  • Special Events: Private and Semi-private rooms available for groups from 6 to 300.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street and N Church Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: All guests of 5Church receive complimentary valet services beginning at 6 pm Monday through Saturday.
A word from 5Church
5Church New American cuisine served in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting edge design, world class food and stellar service are all to be expected.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
5Church reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)hot spot (138)special occasion (130)vibrant bar scene (127)good for groups (92)romantic (83)neighborhood gem (75)notable wine list (55)great for brunch (50)late-night find (49)great for lunch (30)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Ahhhhmazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    From our first nite to our last. Everything was perfection. Simple favors yet sofisticated preparation. Our server was knowledgeable yet not pretentious. Two thumbs up for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here. Now.
    ladiesnight
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was absolutely AMAZING. The fall sampler was to die for. And the banana roll dessert....dear god. I could die happy with that plate. The waiters were knowledgeable about the food and drink pairings. So personable and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Precious
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It was a last minute Sunday dinner date and we needed a place to dine. Not many places stay open after 10pm on a Sunday and neither did this place. But we strolled in past 930p and they were very welcoming. The food and service was amazing. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The steak was worth the money. The atmosphere was not. It was incredibly too loud and we were served by a bartender. Our bill for 2 people was $130.00. I could spend that money for a much better atmosphere and service quality and an equivalent steak somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    FromSC
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I ate here for our four year anniversary and everything was great. She loved the decor and our service was exceptional. Her only regret was that we haven't dined here earlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The wine pairings in the chef tasting menu were perfectly done and when I left, even though I was full, I still wanted more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience of your life
    Hj123
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had the most amazing time at 5Church. The food was truly superb. The staff are delightful and the presentation is outstanding!vI highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RDT215
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food, reasonable brunch prices that includes unlimited drinks. Staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Winegirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had family in from Georgia and were celebrating a belated birthday. Not only did we get to show off our beautiful city but found a great restaurant in 5Church! Food was wonderful! We had the seared scallops, and brazed shortribs, they did not disappoint, and recommend them both. Great atmosphere, bar scene downstairs was vibrant, up stairs was more calm with dimmed lighting, it was perfect. The hostess pointed out the handwritten pages of a book a local artist had written on the entire ceiling of the upper level, and also a counterfeit $5.00 bill a tattoo artist had painted on the back wall. The atmosphere and food were fantastic, we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely dine there again!
    Foodfinder
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Steaks and chops were cooked to perfection! Spring rolls were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aaaaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my fourth visit and things have changed. Waiter was almost too attentive until I told him the monk fish which had highly recommended was water logged and bland and uneaten. He said he would tell the kitchen.r
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally! 5 Church
    PatMacEats
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been wanting to go to this restaurant since it opened, but for some reason I never made it until this past weekend. The "first course" items looked so delicious that I considered just going with a few smaller plates. But the server sold the NC Black Grouper so well, I had to try it. The fish was delicious. It had a nice crusty top and the meat was white and moist. The red beans under the fish were okay, but the rice was fabulous. My friend had the salmon that he thought was a little bland, but I tasted the sauce and liked it very much. Another friend had the monkfish and he said it had a very nice bacon-y flavor. (I don't like bacon.) Dessert was the pistachio cookie with lemon cream thing. Wonderful! It was light and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch and drinks
    Moses
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The best lunch spot in my view. Used to have a ten dollar set that included a drink but now it's gone. Nonetheless a grest place. And it's also a great place to get drinks at night. Chic downtown 20s-30s come for socializing at thus great looking place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acceptably Mediocre
    wigstheoneVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    In fairness, dined after a Panther's game, so 5church was jammed. That said, the space is very neat (albeit dark), with a lot of varied seating options. Service was a tad overwhelmed, but generally did a good job of handling the crush. The food, however, was much weaker, and it seemed far too much was pre-prepped or had spent time waiting before being served. The crispy pork belly was tasty but served room temperature, the asparagus was drowned in Bernaise, the sauteed corn and bacon lardons was overwhelmed by the overly large lardons, the restaurant had run out of salmon, and the Kobe Flank Steak was okay, but the mashed potatoes had clearly been sitting on the plate long before the steak. Very expensive for what it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    Run4food86
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great atmosphere charming delicious great place for brunch and stellar service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went there with friends before a theater matinee. The food and service were outstanding and we could not have been more pleased. The food cost also was moderate and well worth the quality of food. We'd love to go back there for dinner some time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    WineNdine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amber was our waitress and did an outstanding job. Only one hiccup was a beer that my husband ordered to be received with dinner was forgotten but Chad stopped by our table to see how we were doing a little after the main course arrived and when my husband mentioned he had been waiting a while for it Chad went and got one right away (and we were not charged for it). Amber answered all of our questions about the menu thoroughly and was very sweet. All staff we talked to were courteous, helpful and had a good attitude. The food was delicious as well. I have to mention that it is extremely loud in the whole restaurant. If you're looking for somewhere quiet to eat/drink, this is not the establishment for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale fun and great food
    cookinfool
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a great dinner with a girlfriend. Food was great. Had Corn Soup with a truffle oil drizzle. Yum. Monkfish was outstanding and desserts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dining Experience
    AlinSteve
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    From the hostess, server, floor manager and chef's everything was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much service
    wahine1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    this is an unusual comment to make but I would have loved less intrusive service. Ambience is 'cool' and fun and the menu is unusual…..food was very good. The big miss was our server was way too intrusive that we could hardly have a conversation with our friends. Felt like the clock was ticking the minute we sat down and that they wanted to turn the table in 45 minutes. I doubt we ever had 5 minutes between visits to our table by our waitress. I wanted to shout 'go away' we want to visit with our friends.!!!! Food was good but I wouldn't hurry back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Sat in the quieter section of the restaurant but that means tables for two side by side. Not very cozy. Feels like your at dinner with six. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    ellisat2
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best meal we've had in a while. Would recommend 100%. Try the tasting menus if they offer one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST IN CHARLOTTE
    VJohnson
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have never in my life been to such a great restaurant! My husband and I started out with drinks at the bar then decided to move to a table for dinner and then went right back to the bar again! we just couldn't leave! The entire book of the Art of War is on the ceiling and the hostess gave us a tour of the restaurant...everything was simply phenomenal! Will surely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The staff including Alyssa and Alexa both made sure we were taken care of the moment we walked into the restaurant. The special treatments of the high quality salmon, and steak with the flavorful crusts and sauces were delicious. No wonder the restaurant is nationally recognized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    BikeLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Worst service I've had at an Open Table restaurant. Inside so noisy as to preclude conversation. Food - nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    An online review of the wine list should have been a clue.... no prices! We had 2 bottles of Cherry Pie Pinot Noir @ $115.00 ea. This was a special occasion__ a birthday. Wine Spectator rates this wine at 90 pts. and can be purchased at retail for $25.00. I can accept doubling or tripling the price, but almost 5x? We were seated at Table #35 promptly at 7:00pm, our reservation being made a month prior. Our server was quite immature. The appetizers, salads and deserts were OK; the entrees were excellent ( We had scallops, bistro steak and short ribs.) The coup de grace is that we were presented our check before the desert and coffee were served.... about 8:15pm. I don't know how many times they turned Table # 35 that night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stache && Cook
    StacheVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Interesting decor. Service good but too many people on "the team" making it difficult to determine server roles. ALL the food was over salted which seems to be the norm today. Wine list by the glass undistinguished and limited. Management nice but should be more proactive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • QueenCity
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had an excellent evening and amazing service by Michelle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm becoming a regular
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love this place. The scallops are amazing. My wife had the filet cooked to perfection . Wine list is excellent. This will definitely become a regular for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Went to 5Church for a special night out and the food was fantastic. An added bonus was the great server who was knowledgeable and friendly but not intrusive. I will definitely return to 5Church.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A sure-bet in Uptown
    KathyPeterVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We really like 5Church for food, service, atmosphere. However, it is loud so consider yourself warned if you want a quiet, romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Quality
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We visited 5Church for the second time this weekend and the food was just as good this time. If you are looking for top quality food and ingredients that can normally only be found in large cities, this restaurant is the right place. The flavors truly come out in every dish and everything is cooked to perfection. Portions are generous. So happy to have found a restaurant of this quality only one town over! We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were disappointed. Granted it was Saturday night, but there was an hour wait between our appetizer and entrée. The manager apologized, but with the loudness of the restaurant and being hungry, it wasn't a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The corn chowder was excellent, as was the duck special. The majority of the rest was good, but nothing special, and for the price point I'd expect more. The service was friendly but lacked knowledge about the menu. The interior is really interesting. Hopefully they will put a little more work into the menu and service and I think it could be a great restaurant. Good wine list and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lot of hype
    40birthdayparty
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was ok but nothing to write home about. Not one dish stood out. Maybe my expectations were too high. Our table was a nightmare. Wobbled and the top was lose. We had to use a napkin to level the top so our drinks wouldn't slide off. We informed our server and she said "yeah that table is bad". When we asked about the specials.....she had no clue. Something with duck she said. Never saw a manager all night. We may give them another try because we have heard great things. Maybe it was just an off night. Complimentary valet parking was nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    theFoodiediva6
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was terrific and the ambiance was very fun and upscale. Was the place to be on a Wed night with my mentor group and other professionals in the area. In addition the drinks were good and so was dessert. I completely recommend the smores trifle!!!!! Was amazing!!! The is also some street parking but also valet so easier to get to than you might think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch / Too Loud for Biz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great Lunch but the ambiance was too loud for an effective biz meeting
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    MPYL
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food is always good. However my friend requested the catfish which she loved, but she initially requested to have the jalopena salsa on the side. We the plate arrived the salsa was on top of the catfish, but the managers stepped in and had the dish repaired and everything came out the correct the next time expected for the fish was not served on top of the black eye peas as it prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentative or Annoying?
    AFamilyofFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I enjoy learning about a restaurant's story from servers. Great waiters has a sixth sense when it comes to reading customers. They know when to stop by the table and how to do it without becoming a distraction. My dinner at 5Church on 9/16 was disrupted far too many times by a server who excessively wanted to communicate and check in on us. I specifically wrote in my Open Table reservation that this was a business meal. I lost count how many times our server came to our table, but he wasn't respectful to our serious conversation. Hope this is a learning experience for the server and manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was fantastic but the service was VERY slow. My coctail took about 10 minutes while the others had their drinks. Entrees and deserts also took a long time to come out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate