5Church - Charleston

4.7
3495 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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4.6
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RichardM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Great service by our server
Eating dinner inside an old church was a nice change of ambiance

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vipRichelleD
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, you know that you are about to have a dining experience not just a meal. The architecture and decor are breathtaking as your are sitting in a beautiful stain glass church. This alone was beautiful but the food was incredible. We had the cauliflower soup, filet, sea bass, and dragon fruit cheesecake. Each had the must unique array of flavors where each aspect of the dish blended beautifully together. The staff was also very kind and knowledgeable about the dishes and drinks which was very helpful in making selections for the night since everything in the menu sounded divine. One of the best restaurants I have been to ever!

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Bacchus52
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Music was loud. People at our table couldn't hear each other talk very well. Service was slow. Soup was served without a spoon. Had to walk to the bar to ask for one. Steam buns were basically just salad on a roll with a shrimp. We were expecting something more like the Chinese steamed rolls. Salmon was well prepared and delicious. Cronuts for dessert were a little tough, Food was served mildly warm, not hot. I think this may be more of a bar that serves food than a restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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TammyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We wanted to visit this establishment due to the decor as well as support local business for Restaurant week. We made a reservation and when we arrived we were seating right next to the servers station and bathroom. Worst seat in the house. I asked if we could move and they said it would be any where from a half an hour to an hour. We had no choice at this point to stay where we were. My friend and husband ordered a bottle of wine and then to find out after we waited for it was that they didnt have any. Food was mediocre. My soup was luke warm. My dinner was good. My friends salmon was overcooked. They did take off the wine from the bill.

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ThomasM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation during restaurant week. We selected from the special menu and everything was beyond our expectations. Nikki our server was prompt, insightful, and helpful. Our entire experience was great.

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RichardL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was top notch. Atmosphere was very pretty. Only down side is that the tables are too close in light of the pandemic.

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Jake
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding food and environment.

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CCWW
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to 5Church. I always love the food here, and the staff is so kind and attentive. It was not too loud whatsoever even though we were seated next to another table. Food was delivered beautifully and tasted so great.

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KirstenS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waiter recommended chicken as top menu item. Chicken was dry and inedible. No adjustments made when they checked in with us at end of meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Just a nice dinner out date with my wife. Seated us at a table promptly after showing up 5 minutes after our reservation time. Food was good. Oysters were $18 for 6 and were the smallest I’ve ever experienced. What bothered us the most was we ordered our 3 courses for restaurant week and added 2apps. The salads showed up first and the appetizers 1 minute later. No explanation or apology.
You spend $125 on dinner for 2 and we felt rushed. Not good. Won’t be going back.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5Church was amazing! We were celebrating a birthday and had a great time. We went during restaurant week (3 courses for $40) and the value was unbeatable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit to 5 Church. The food was amazing and the service was great. However, I was surprised at how close together the tables were especially during the current pandemic. The other issue for me was physically getting into the restaurant. At the moment I am confined to a wheelchair under doctor’s orders to put no weight on my leg. The entrance to 5 Church has 3 brick stairs, and while it does have a center railing it was extremely difficult to get into the restaurant.

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Tdub
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Some combo of flavors just didn't work.
A bit pricey for the food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I had a wonderful and delicious dinner at 5Church. While in Charleston we highly recommend it! Enjoy!!

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HeatherM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at 5 Church! Excellent service, ambiance, and food.

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ANNAm
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The butcher plate was overpriced with only 2 meat selections on the board and we had to ask for the description of the meats instead of being instructed as I would have expected. The accompaniments of spreads were meager and we ran out before the bread and meat were gone. When we asked what kind of jam spread was surved, the server stated “I’m not sure, can I smell it?”. For obvious reasons this statement was unacceptable but especially now with all the Covid precautions. Our guest asked for a martini with lemon and it was brought dirty with an olive no lemon. When we asked for a correction the same martini was brought back, just minus the olives. My husband ordered a Moscow mule with rum and he said his drink lacked ginger beer and couldn’t finish it. We had planned on staying for dinner but after all the mistakes with drinks and the meat tray we decided to go somewhere else. I was definitely disappointed because I had heard really good things from our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible! Our waiter was amazing and got everything right with a large group. Would go back all the time!

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JennaA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok. Not bad but thought it would be something to talk about. Didn’t really impress us with ambiance.

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Lorealg
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was the best we ever had! The meatball appetizer was amazing but only comes with three meatballs.kind of pricy apps. The place was beautiful with history of the mariners church and the art inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Poor service, beginning with the hostess, when we arrived seven minutes before our reservation, were told to come back closer to our reservation, and then we were not seated until 10 minutes after our reservation. We then waited 15 minutes at our table before being acknowledged, and receiving water. It was least another 15 minutes before someone came to take a drink order. After placing our food order, it was 40 minutes before our appetizer arrived, and another 40 before our dinner arrived. Food was okay, nothing special. All in all a terrible service experience. So many better options in the city for the value.

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TRuff
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!! So glad we visited 5 Church on our recent visit to Charleston! The history alone is worth it. Then there's the food, service, wine list! I could go on and on. Do yourself a favor and add this spot to your must-do in Charleston!!!

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Rachel93
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Atmosphere was cool! It was very crowded considering covid, We felt kind of uncomfortable being seated so close to people on the shared bench. I think we may have just picked a bad day to try because neither of our entrees turned out very well. Our biscuits and gravy were cold. But we'd try again. The Bloody Mary was great! And the service was great.

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vipDavidB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at 5Church, but it definitely won’t be our last! We went for brunch to celebrate the new year and my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate NYE

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MaryH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was very good., but not worth the $825 for the 6 of us that are light drinkers. We really wanted the fried chicken dish that they are so famous for but we could not order ANYTHING off the menu. Overall experience was fair due to staff attitude and limitations on food choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great for New Year’s Eve. Our server seemed a little new and lost.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

NYE starter and dessert were not good, but the ossobuco was very good. Ambiance was great and service was excellent after we requested they move the bad attitude waiter off our table. Overall, for the price, food quality was a let down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and understanding and exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on New Years Eve so there was a set menu, but the food was UNBELIEVABLE! The beautiful presentation of the food was a bonus. The atmosphere was lively but relaxed and the service was the perfect mix of attentive but not overbearing. This was one of the best overall experiences I’ve had at any restaurant. Highly recommend!

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AlfredoN
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Incredible ambience with great food !!! Service is fair but has room for improvement. Overall was a great experience.

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RickH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good atmosphere overall however made reservations far in advance and seated in bar area in a very crowded area with tables very close. Food waitress was very good but pre-dinner bar service was not attentive, and bartenders were hard to get attention.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was amazing and very nice servers but seton was full capacity and tables are very close together would recommend eating outside main dining hall is also very loud

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! My husband had sea scallops and said they were perfect. I had the short ribs and they were delicious. Our sever was Erin and she was incredibly quick and attentive. Employees seemed to be backing one another up and stepping in to help when possible and everything flowed quickly and seamlessly. We were seated, fed, settled up, and out the door in less than an hour. Unbelievable. We will definitely be back.

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ArleneK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and
attentive. We had some difficulty
with the app so he brought us paper
menus. He told us all about the restaurant. We sat in the main dining
room which is very nice. We enjoyed
the Christmas decorations. The food
was excellent. It came out in a timely
manner. It was a beautiful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and unique building. Was unsure about the depth of the menu but the food did not disappoint. Sat at the bar and was impressed with the staff and overall operations

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JeffV
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had reservations for 4 but we got there a little early so we sat at the bar and that was fine. when we did sit at a table the waiter was great. only real draw back was that they were out of the lamb burger that i tried to order. so i changed it and tried to order the meat loaf and they were out of that. so i ended having the the house burger.

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vipKendraM
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to 5 Church. We were so thrilled to get back to this gem of a find in all of the choices in Charleston! Everything was once again exceptional! The fried chicken is so crave worthy, and it did not disappoint! Everything from the service to the ambiance was perfect! This is a must go in Charleston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service! The menu has a great variety and was delicious!! Highly recommend!

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5Church - Charleston is rated 4.7 stars by 3495 OpenTable diners.

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