5Church - Charleston

4.6
3608 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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vipjpl67
Salt Lake City
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner as always!! Would have preferred seating away from the music, but other than that, we love 5 Church!

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience here in the 4 days we were in Charleston. The waiter, Jon, was excellent. He made our anniversary dinner there welcoming and memorable! Definitely one of the top restaurants in the city!!!! Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection and the cronuts were amazing!!! We will be back!!!!!

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Appetizer balls w broccoli had no broccoli and no taste. Appetizer board was good. Ravioli was like a dumpling. Most had no filling. Bass was good. Waiter was exceptional.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Horrible service. Appetizers came out with entrees. Upon asking the waiter why appetizers were served with the entrees she looked at me and said nothing. Waiter had zero personality and did not come back after dropping food to inquire if we needed anything else or refill water or tea.

Hostess crew also needs training. I had made a reservation and was seated at a table in the back by the wait station and the pass thru between main dining room. There we plenty of tables that we could have been seated at but they chose the worst possible table to seat us at.

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MaraR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

2 out of 3 entrees were unfortunately cold.

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MJFC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific and food delicious. A bit surprised that tables were not spaced further apart due to COVID

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good

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KerryG
Key West
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! We had the lobster bisque, fried chicken and lamb burger! They were very good, but the atmosphere is a must-visit in Charleston!

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EmmaG
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food wasn’t great. I ordered the pasta and it was so thick you could really only taste dough.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sushi tots and drinks were amazing. Our server...Ian? I believe was so complimentary and helpful. Definitely coming back in May!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor and scenery was phenomenal, food was great and our waiter John was so helpful. He took pictures of us at every angle, told us where to go next and gave us a lot of history on the place. Highly recommend.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the bartender Treven. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing space and the food and service was the best we had in charleston

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The setting was phenomenal, however, it took us two hours to get through a couple of drinks, one appetizer and 1 entree each (2 total) because service was very slow. Tables all around us were there for shorter periods of time and received explanation/redress from service and management for slow service but we did not. It was a bit of a bummer because this was the one experience we were really looking forward to! The food was definitely tasty, I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so Unique & a must try! Have been wanting to try it from hearing so much about it & it did not disappoint. Our server was nice and our food delicious! Food didn't take long at all. And the drinks are unlimited in choice of what you can have! Great vibe if you are looking for somewhere to have a nice dinner or just a drink!

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RobinG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. The bar is amazing and very classy. Food is good, I would like to see it at dinner. The lunch menu is limited, but good. Service is very good. Very attentive and service by all is spot on. Get a reservation, its in a prime location near everything.

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KellieD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A beautiful place! The sandwiches were average, but the dessert was delicious. The inside is a must see!

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Zidaan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Both entrees we tried to order had run out. Sea bass was good but dry.

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Jjones
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great, very cool place. Cocktails were good- get the Viper! Wish the menu had a few more options-especially pescatarian/veg

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MadieB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I booked a reservation at 5Church for Valentine’s Day! They seated us in the back room but we were really looking forward to sitting in the main part of the resteraunt! After asking the server he moved us where we wanted which was amazing! My husband got the sushi tots as the appetizer and loved them! I got the French onion soup which was my favorite that I’ve ever had! But then when I got my pasta for our main course that was the BEST pasta I have ever had! My husband did not enjoy the NY strip very much. Overall I would highly recommend dining here! It was such a romantic evening!

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NickT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful! The service, food, and drinks are all top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was average. Had a very poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I have ever had. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly an awesome brunch. Mimosa was dirt cheap and delicious and food was just delicious. The ambiance is exactly what your looking for in a great experience.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is so much I want to say about our experience at 5Church. First of all, we attended the brunch on Valentine's Day and the energy of the entire building was amazing. The staff is very friendly and attentive and seated us right away. Our server, Erin, was outstanding. She remembered every detail and item that we ordered, she refilled our drinks as needed, and was extremely friendly and welcoming. We could not have asked for a better Valentine's Day. The food was amazing! We had the Fried Chicken BLT, Pork Belly Benedict, Coffee Service, Mimosas, and a side of grits. Absolutely spectacular. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone and everyone. They are welcoming to all and never make you feel like a burden or just another customer.

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CMB10
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This building is amazing, and eating inside is so unique. The brunch that we had was really tasty. However, they definitely need to get a handle on reservations and table turnover. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait a significant amount of time to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Don’t get me wrong, the food was good. And the venue was great. But for a “brunch” menu, it wasn’t very brunchy. It was more lunch forward. And the food, while good, wasn’t spectacular or noteworthy. Service was adequate but for a Valentine’s Day Brunch, a bit more, well, enthusiasm would ha e been appreciated. I wouldn’t not recommend it, but I won’t be eager to get back, either.

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viscor90
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. Went for Sunday brunch while visiting Charleston. The service and food were great!

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Quite simply this restaurant does not take COVID seriously. 5Church was packed wall to wall (100% capacity according the hostess) and were running 30-45 minutes behind on reservations on the night we visited. Guests were forced to choose between waiting outside in a heavy rain storm or in their cramped waiting area. No one was enforcing mask wearing in the waiting area and many of the patrons were either wearing masks incorrectly or they did not have them on at all. Patrons from the bar area were wandering around the restaurant, obviously intoxicated, without masks. Overall just a very sketchy experience that I would not recommend to anyone who is trying to behave responsibly. When seated tables were packed closely together and from my experience social distancing was ignored. It was so bad that my wife and I seriously considered leaving and just getting a pizza delivered to our room instead of eating our Valentines Evening dinner at this restaurant. Food was fine but given the serious pandemic we are in that should not be paramount to anyone. There are plenty of other fine dining choices in Charleston that take their guests health seriously. Unfortunately 5Church has prioritized maximizing profits over social responsibility and public health.

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StacyH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. We went on February 13th with a reservation and the wait was minimal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Okay overall. I was expecting more with the hype and from what I’ve read. For the price, I definitely expected a little upscale linens, cutleries and foods. The service was great. We took a chance at the valentine menu. I think it was overpriced. The filet was done nicely. Everything else could have been better for what it’s worth. The additional fries we ordered was soggy. The wine choices were okay, mostly CA wines you can get in Costco, nothing extra special. The eclairs dessert was denser than what you would expect an eclairs should be. The pecan tart was better than eclairs. The place was definitely packed. .

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Maya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed this experience thoroughly. The food was delicious and the service was great! The only thing I would mention is the music. It threw me off a bit. The music played was upbeat and more "today's hits". I feel like, for this place, it should be more of a relaxed, instrumental type feel. Other than that, I enjoyed it!

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vipAnnS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodating staff!

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JayZ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night for date night 2/13..
Food and drink was great.

No complaints!
Would return!
Great vibe, glad to see Charleston is getting back to normal after C-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went with for Saint

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PhillipH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and excellent food

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WilliamC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try the chefs Valentine's Day full course meal. I must say the chef is a genius with the food/flavor pairings. Her tastes are spot on and out of the ordinary. One thing that stands out was kale served in a lobster butter with claw meat topping. Who would have thought the kale would take on the taste of the butter and lobster but it did and was wonderful to the last bite.

The Ambiance is really cool as well. Our server also took the time to explain the awesome history of the place. This is a place you need to go to.

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NormL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My wife and I enjoyed our evening.

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5Church - Charleston is rated 4.6 stars by 3608 OpenTable diners.

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