5Church - Charleston

4.5
4848 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
5Church Charleston serves New American cuisine in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting-edge design, stellar service, and world-class food by Top Chef Alum Chef Jamie Lynch and Executive Chef Alex Spencer are all part of the 5Church experience. Located in a 105 year old church.
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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving 2021

    $65.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Please join us for a 3-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day menu. The price will be $65 per person and $30 for children 12-under. We will also be offering optional wine pairings for each course. We do have a 48 hour $50 cancelation policy for the holiday. We look forward to seeing you then!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 4848 people are saying
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SeanM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Spooky vibe. Menu was weird. They kicked us out of looking at actual church area because a private group took up entire bar. Love Charleston. Hated this place.

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vipIraw
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a 7pm reservation. We arrived at 7 and were told our table would not be ready for 15 minutes. The place is very beautiful. We were not thrilled with our server's
actions. We ordered a bottle of white. She brought us a bottle that was room temperature. We then ordered a salad to split and she brings us small bread plates.
We had to ask someone else for larger plates. We did not care for their Spring salad. My wife had a strip steak and I had a Pork chop.
We both enjoyed our entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was del Cupid, service amazing.

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viplkb3
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, unique, great food and service

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vipSedgro
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location and very unique dining experience in a remodeled church. Charcuterie board was excellent as was my drink (Folly Sunset). My entree (Pan Seared Prawns) was good, however, for $43 it had one more prawn than the Shrimp & Grits app ($15 or $19, can’t remember). Not a great value for the extra $$$.

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Visitor
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok, over priced. Loud and cold ambiance.

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DavidM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an outstanding meal! Atmosphere, service, presentation, food!!!

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vipKarenT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed returning to 5Church. Service was very good and food came out in a timely manner. Three of the four in my party ordered the exact dish with very different portion sizes. That was a bit puzzling.

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vippegster
New England
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place
Great sandwich great service !

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vipKWalk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I thought the restaurant was unique and actually very cool!! The lunch menu is pretty limited and pretty pricey for what you get! I have heard the time to go is dinner or brunch which I will try next time!! Our waitress was great and super attentive!!

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Heidi
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Menu wasn’t big, we were there for lunch. Fries were very greasy, as were the chips for the cheese. Salad was good and so were the tea’s. Our waitress was a bit slow, had to keep looking for her. The building was beautiful!

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Sebastian
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was fair at best. Good / attentive server. Disappointed we were sat near restroom hallway (not in big Church room in photo). Shame on hostess knowing we had a reservation.

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vipBettereverytime
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5Church has always been good but last night was exceptional. Really solid service and excellent food prepared to perfection!!!

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vipDeniseM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

High price for very little food. Food was mediocre.

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AmberG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere was great but service was slow. We sat at our table for close to 10 minutes before a server came to ask what we would like to drink. Food was okay, but not the best. I've eaten some amazing food at great restaurants and this was not the greatest food for the price. I feel like you're paying for the atmosphere only.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The biscuits and gravy was better at Best Western. The bacon was terrible. My waiter was probably new. The only thing this place had going for it was it's decor. Overpriced, overrated and we won't be returning. It's a tourist trap.
On the other hand- The pizza place down the street at the hole in the wall was amazing. Some Italian named place with the letters "pizza" spelled vertically on the door. "Pizzeria de Giovanni" is the name.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I never write reviews… but I have to for this garbage if an establishment. Horrible. in so. Many. Ways. I travel often for work, go all over the country, eating out often. This is a tourist trap, with overly expensive food, and some of the worst service imaginable. Everything was over cooked, salty and dry. We got the fresh catch of the day, their risotto and French fries. Fries looked like they were cooked yesterday and sat out all day. We asked for ketchup. Got none. Risotto was rice.. and beans. It was awful. Fish was soooo salty and over cooked. Our waiter came by twice the entire time. To take our order and drop off the check. We barely ate any of the meal and he didn’t give a crap to ask why. We couldn’t flag him down to even try to explain why we weren’t eating the meal. My husband finished his first drink and we sat trying to wave him down to order another and finally gave up. I DO NOT recommend this place to even your worst enemy. Probably some of the grossest food I’ve ever had. Don’t waste your time and money there is sooo many great places to eat in Charleston, please avoid this place! Go elsewhere.

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vipDebs
West Palm Beach
257 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our cocktails, our wine and our entrees. All was wonderful and what an amazing setting!

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vipFerraristi
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is a bit limited but still varied. Oddly they ran out of a few menu items and it was rather early in the evening which was disappointing. The service was on point and extremely professional.

Overall food quality and presentation were well done and inventive. The ambiance is noisy so don’t expect an intimate dinner experience.

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Marcy
West Palm Beach
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Server was great. Knowledgeable and lots of fun. Ravioli were disappointing. I know al dente but these were plainly undercooked. Duck was really good, earthy and flavorful. Citrus tart was under baked. Expected more but in these times all places are struggling.

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EricH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the House Ramen with pork, and pork chops. The Chef graced us with his exceptional hummus! Our waiter was knowledgeable, patient and kind. We had a wonderful 31st Anniversary celebration!

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gAnn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reed was a wonderful server offering great suggestions. I was upset that the croissant was out while I visited but I had a lamb burger which was nice too!

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Dani
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our drinks and the coffee cake were amazing and set out expectations too high for the main dishes. Food was good just not great and lacked in flavor and presentation. Our server was definitely busy which delayed service but super nice and accommodating. I’d recommend coming here for drinks and apps and IG photos.

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KelleyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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ShawnC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You know what we had a great family dinner - the place is fun and unique and the food and service overall were great. The only complaint I have is we had a 7:30 reservation, and the table for 7 was ready for us, but...we were pushed at every turn to get our entree orders in. It was pretty obvious they were anxious to turn over our table. We had a couple rounds of drinks, ordered three first courses as apps to share, but continued to be pressed to get entree orders in. We placed our orders, and it was no more than 10 or 15 minutes and we were served. Clearly they've got menu items "lined up." We were in and out of there in maybe an hour and 15 minutes. Seems quick for a $500 dinner tab with tip

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but portions were very small for the prices, we both left still hungry

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BennettG
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible experience! Our waiter was perfectly fine but the food was awful. Rock hard biscuits, warm milk for gravy, the driest chicken we’ve ever had and soggy arugula in the salad. Drinks were nothing special at all (especially for $13). Had to ask multiple times for utensils and condiments. I know these are crazy times staffing wise but there were about 10-15 staff standing around near the kitchen at all times. Restaurant was nowhere near full. it seems like they were setting up for some sort of event but if it’s going to have an affect on service, they should close. We’ve been there before and had a great experience but yesterday was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was horrible, but the service was good and good atmosphere- there are better brunch places in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe is awesome here!! We are visiting and it was one of our first restaurants to explore. From the ambience, the wait staff, the food-everything was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’ve dined here before and enjoyed the experience. This evening was disappointing. The guests were packed in like sardines and the noise level was very high. Our portions were small. The waitress was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Church is a must every time we come to Charleston. Love the unique ambience, and the food is always fantastic!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot! Atmosphere was really cool..the building itself was awesome! Lunch menu was limited so the food came quick...but was really good. Would def eat there again!

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Chad
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance is unmatched. Food is good. Pricey for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The service was awesome and the food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was looking forward to going being a big fan of Chef Jamie, from Top Chef. I was not disappointed. Great food, good service. Happy customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, fun place to eat

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MaryE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail and food! Can’t wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The table was dirty that we were sat at, the food was fair and overpriced.

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PhyllisB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our waiter was outstanding and gave us a lot of information about the restaurant. Definitely would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. It’s worth it just to see the inside. I’ve probably been here 10 times over the last 2 years which says a lot but the issue I’ve had the last 3-4 times is they are out of most of the food early in the night. Always the ravioli, the Raman, and others. I know easy to blame covid supply issues but the Thai and Italian restaurants in town seem to have noddles and pasta! The staff is great. The hostess’s are probably the best around due to they actually know what’s going on and how to move people around well. I don’t ever write reviews but felt the need to. To many good restaurants in town to be upset over something. Probably time to separate church and state.

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5Church - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 4848 OpenTable diners.

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