5Church - Charleston

4.5
4697 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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BeitrisM
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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AmyA
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience1

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

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Charlie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was not hot .. drink had foreign objects …waiter tried his best to remedy situation .. other waiters in area was concerned for our experience so staff was very helpful but I expected hot food from a top chef .. place was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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

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CarlaP
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Food is great. Service is superb. JP is terrific.

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BarbaraT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Super loud. I would go there for a drink. The menu is unexciting. Food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and enjoy the history of the building.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, breathtaking atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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Jenna
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of our trip was had at 5Church. We had always been there for drinks but never ate. The food was nothing shy of amazing. Our filet mignons were cooked to perfection! I’d try anything there:)

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DennisS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service was excellent and worth stopping in at least for a drink or perhaps lunch. Dinner was average at best and the drinks we ordered came out wrong. Not sure if the bartender wanted to add his own touch to a plain martini and Manhattan or if the server just wrote it down wrong. Would recomment strictly for the atmosphere and venue

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CMDiner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was demand our server Ethan was knowledgeable, friendly and fabulous!

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vipLady
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way too noisy could not hear the waiter. My pasta dish was horrible the waiter gave me the salmon instead which was good

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vipKathyT
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 32nd anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was great and we would highly recommend 5 Church.

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BuzzB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week when we were in Charleston. Got a wonderful salmon meal with sides and dessert for a really good price. Excellent service. Must have reservations for this exceptional dining experience. Highly, highly recommend!

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kenh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Unfortunately, gluten free options were limited for one in our party. Drinks were really good. Service was amazing. 3/4 disliked their meals

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BMatt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great food! We celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday and the staff lavished her with attention.

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Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have typically enjoyed 5 Church but thinking restaurant week is not the time to go.

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WaymanB
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service wasn’t great, food was ok. We enjoyed brunch here many times but this was our first dinner. We will stick to brunch going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the idea of a church as a resturant
Food was great even though the chicken was way too salty and the salmon could of been cook more
But I’d go back tomorrow

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barbara
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pork chop, broccholini and salad.We also liked the s'mores dessert. We also liked the malbec wine!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Great vibe!!
Incredibly delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service started very good & then they simply forgot us to serve large party at next table

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DavidT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had great anticipation befoe going to 5 Church. But I left unimpressed. We ordered the Restaurant Week menu. 3 course for $40. Service was good. Wife had the salmon which was delicious. I ordered the 60 second steak. $15 upcharge. got a strip steak that was thinner, but seemed fairly rare. for that price and being rare, i expect a tender steak. definitely wasn't tender. could not find a trace of the peaches on the plate. also, no japanese eggplant on the plate. just a pile of shushito peppers. hot peppers as a veggie? walked away disappointed and feeling like 5 church thinks they are better than they really are. Based on this dinner, don't think i will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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ShannaMertel
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for restaurant week and it was wonderful! My husband had the fried chicken and Yukon mashed potatoes. The chicken was crunchy and the mashed potatoes had whole grain mustard which had them tasting more like potatoes salad (which I loved, not so much my husband). I had the tagliatelle and it was flavorful, unique and delicious. The apple dessert was the best item of the meal!

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Amber
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only two words are needed: Fried Chicken.

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vipImNotReallyaWaitress
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous meal, thank you. We enjoyed some lunch cocktails and the unique decor.

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vipHunter
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Charleston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had friends visiting us in Charleston and we wanted to take them to one of our favorite spots. I specifically requested the large room with high ceilings and this request was ignored completely. We were seated in a completely different room with no apologies or explanation. The service was HORRIBLE for a Monday night. Our waiter didn’t know the beers on draft, got my husbands order wrong (he ordered a filet and was given salmon…), and we had a hard time flagging him down for simple drink refills. He ignored our table a few times, almost like he knew we were upset and didn’t know what to do. The whole restaurant was a mess. I have never been SO disappointed with 5Church. Typically we have great experiences and we always want to go back. This was not the case. We are not complicated or demanding people and we were extremely patient at first. But then it just become ridiculous. We were so embarrassed bringing our guests there. The only good thing was the food was delicious.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Great way to spend my daughter turning 19. Filet was wonderful.

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Dianev
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great the taste and flavor were excellent. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Amazing ambiance! We arrived a bit after 6, reso @ 6:30. Ck’d-in w/ hostess, headed to the bar. It was happy hour. Although they do not promote it once you’re there, they do honor it, upon request. The bartender would not get myself and another patron a drink at 6:55, saying the cash register would charge full price? I decided to reward the waiter vs. a bartender with an attitude, with my order, thus the tip accordingly. Now a lil past 7, still, no one had come to seat us; back to the hostess. She said we were never ck’d-in, I explained to her we had (different hostess). She requested a few minutes; no prob, it is not available at 5 Church. Since our meal was taking an inordinate amount of time, our waiter stated he would comp us some hummus. Nice touch. Dinner finally came, the hubs’ was good, mine not so much. The chicken was dry. Then, the hummus finally arrives? I also inquired about my broccolini side. Our waiter said he assumed it was on my plate with the chicken. Really, did you look at my plate? It finally was brought long after our dinner concluded. No thanks. Waiter was just scattered? We had really looked forward to dining here as this restaurant has high ratings. Unfortunately for us, this was a huge letdown. There are ample other opportunities in Charleston. But it is a must see place. Have a dink during HH to check it out and dine elsewhere.

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vipDonaldB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Average; nothing special at lunchtime.

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ErnestoB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Just ok, can’t say anything was bad but was not at all memorable. Silverware looked old and spotted.

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant with a very unique atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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GlennY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to when we have friends or family from out of town who haven’t eaten in Charleston. It’s just a cool place and the food is always incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and awesome location. Highly recommend….

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5Church - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 4697 OpenTable diners.

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