5Church - Charleston

4.5
4733 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 Adam Hodgson are all part of the 5Church experience. Located in a 104 year old church.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

We are offering a 3 course menu including a 1/2 bottle of champagne for a party of 2, full bottle of champagne for a party of 4. $90 per person and last seating includes live DJ and countdown of the ball drop at midnight. Credit card is required to make reservation. 48 hour, $50 cancelation policy

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful spot!

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really cool vibe for a foodie destination. We opted for simple staples for our late night meal, fried chicken and an exaggerated pork chop. We left full and satisfied. The bar area is a must with high ceilings and words everywhere. A great date night or late night destination if you are looking for well executed American cuisine.

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Hampton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate our waiter was amazing. Great personalization, made my wife and I feel as if we were the only ones there. The food was amazing the atmosphere was beautiful. The ambience was unbelievable.

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MARYLINDA
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter is quite the fried chicken aficionado and she gives the chicken at 5 Church a perfect, best in class, best ever score!! I had the duck which also was AMAZING. Service was excellent snd the setting is beautiful. Will definitely visit this one again and again!

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ColleenA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all! Ambience, service and naturally the food. Looking forward to our next visit

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FineDiner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service and ambiance were wonderful. The food didn't really blow us away I would give it a three. Granted we didn't really get anything too extravagant. Brunch fair eggs over easy grits biscuit. I got the sausage patty instead of the bacon it was like a hockey puck. The biscuit was nice eggs were good. Food wasn't bad but I wouldn't say it was great but for the price it was where it needed to be.

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BillE
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were able to find a last minute late night table still servicing dinner. The main dining room is beautiful! The fried chicken and ravioli dishes were great and we will definitely be back

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Eliza
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and
Excellent food
Would definitely go back

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FeliciaT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Really disappointing for Charleston. Apps came out in literally 5 minutes. Didn't even have drinks yet. They clearly were just sitting there waiting to be ordered. Quality was terrible. Chicken sandwich was not cooked all the way. Asked for crispy bacon and it was basically raw. Lipstick on glass. Second round of drinks came after we finished eating, but were taken well before we got our food. Just totally unacceptable. No idea how they are still in business in a town like Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint is I specifically made reservations 2 months in advance and we weren’t seated inside the church part, which was one of our reasons for booking so far out.

Food and drinks were fantastic! Loved the mimosa flight!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Goodtimes
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was great.

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Ryane
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience1

I have been many times. Normally a decent spot. Waiter didn’t know what was available on menu for main course. Kept coming back saying we are out of that after we put order in. Also he had trouble opening wine bottle at the table so we did it for him 😂🤣 And oh ya fight broke out in main room lol real classy Charleston!! 5 star restaurant with people fighting.

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vipheckmomma
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ended up in the private porch that sat 4 so we were able to enjoy conversations. Inside was loud.
Our servers were all friendly and attentive.
Food was good. The pork chop was huge!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

erin was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, unfortunately food took a long time to come out from the kitchen.

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vipSkiweyer
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We felt like they were trying to turn over the table quickly. We were spending time on the large charcuterie platter, but then the main courses came when we were only 2/3 done. My wifes filet was good. I had the angel fish, and it was so tough, I had to cut it with my wifes steak knife.

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ElizabethA
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!!

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Patti
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Felt a bit rushed by the server. Dessert menu was left on the table when the main course was served. Servers were diligent with removing plates too quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from out of town and this was recommended. Had a great vibe and very happy with my experience! From food to service to ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Interesting dishes and combination of ingredients. I love interesting food. The place was really cool inside and the waitress gave us a nice historical overview of the building. All the staff was gracious and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I was so disappointed in the service. The hosts were annoyed to seat me at a table for one, though I’d made a reservation for one. The waiter seemed genuinely confused to serve a table of one, especially when I requested an order of oysters on the half-shell and an entree of the day. Despite offering the tables around me refills on their alcoholic drinks, the waiter did not so much as check on my table during the appetizer. Then, the food runner who brought my entree, practically threw it on my table. Before I could take a bite, the waiter asked if I needed anything else. After attempting to cut into the entree with a butter knife, the waiter was beyond annoyed that I requested a sharper knife for my meal. While I ate, another waiter bumped my table and knocked my jacket onto the floor without acknowledgement or apology. Moments later, a food runner elbowed me in the back of the head as he said “sorry” without breaking his stride or looking my direction. I had to ask my waiter twice for a refill of my sweet iced tea, though all the tables around me had a constant flow of beverages. The manager kindly offered me a dessert menu and promptly removed my empty plate from the table. After the manager brought the check, the waiter had the audacity to rush me to give him my form of payment. While using the restroom before leaving, I overheard the waiter complaining about me, despite the 20+% tip I left on my check. I’ve never been so insulted or humiliated for dining alone.

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RichardF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have dinner here when in Charleston and we are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with a weekend in Charleston. This was our first visit to 5 Church and it was better than expected! Everything was amazing from the service to the food. We will definitely go back!!

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DAR1977
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. It was restaurant week so we got to enjoy steak and salmon and both were exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend 5Church. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, we would definitely come back again.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waited 2 hours for the food to come out because it was delivered to another table who ate it, and then was made again and dropped 10 feet from our table. We understand that accidents happen, so waiter offered to bring free appetizers while we waited for the food to be made a third time. He never brought any appetizers. Food finally came out and was very good! When we got the bill we thought we might've gotten a couple drinks free since we had to wait 2 hours but nothing was comped. Waiter was really friendly and polite but service was still terrible.

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AmberS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! We caught the last day of restaurant week and enjoyed the steak. It was perfectly cooked and portioned!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best skillet in my 74 years. Outstanding!

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DarinH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch food was awesome from a menu with excellent options. Busy place, so it was somewhat loud.

Staff was engaging and courteous. Food was excellently prepared and presented.

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Nina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool ambiance, excellent service, and everything was delicious. The praline french toast and grits were the faves of my group!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant... Food has always been very good... Love the look of the place... It can get quite noisy (only negative)

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BeitrisM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, all service staff were attentive and polite. Food was absolutely amazing and we were given complimentary champagne for birthday celebrations!

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charleston1
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our table was so close to the door that goes to the outdoor patio that we had to lean back to let the server out. Our server kept making us feel like we were rushed all throughout dinner. He came to ask if we wanted the dessert menu within minutes of getting our main course. He never asked if we wanted a refill on our wine. Once the check was brought out, he came back within a few minutes to see if we were ready, which we were not. I asked if he was rushing us out and he said no and apologized, which was nice but overall it was not a good experience, especially for what we paid.

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AmyA
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the restaurant was busy!
Food was very good, just would have loved it to be warmer (eggs) which I know is hard to do!
Overall we love 5Church!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Weren’t accommodating, no number to call if you’re running late.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was very nice except the loud noise level. Couldn’t even converse with my companion.
Maybe some sort of noise buffers/ absorbers should be considered.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and Jon M provided THE BEST SERVICE - So kind, engaged, thoughtful. He planned a special surprise for us. Can’t say enough about the pride he takes in his work and how it translates to the customer experience. It was a wonderful celebratory evening. The space is also a feast for the eyes. Cocktails were delicious (spritz, smugglers run, strawberry cucumber). Chef’s special 60 second steak was amazing. Thanks 5Church.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was absolutely DELICIOUS. Service could be better. Restaurant was stunning! Bathroom was super dirty though ….

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5Church - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 4733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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