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Church and Union - Charleston

4.5
4.5
6705 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
A 5th Street Group Concept. New American cuisine served in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting edge design, stellar service, and world class food by Top Chef Alum Jamie Lynch and Executive Chef Tyler Cook are all to be expected.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 141 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Cook

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 3-Course Prix-fixe Menu | $90-$110

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Please join us for Valentine's Day for our special 3-course prix-fixe menu! Our regular menu will NOT be offered on Tuesday, February 14th. The price is based off of the entrée that you order ranging from $90 - $110 per person + tax and gratuity. We do have a 48 hour $25 cancellation policy for the holiday. We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones. ***PLEASE NOTE: We require a credit card to hold your reservation for Valentine's Day. Your card is not being charged and will only be charged a $25 per person cancellation fee if you cancel within 48 hours or do not show up for your reservation. You will pay for your meal when you come in to dine with us.****
  • Mother's Day Buffet| $70 per person $40 12 & under

    $70.00 per person

    May 14, 2023 only
    Join us for our Mother's Day brunch buffet from 9am-4pm on Mother's Day! It will be $70 per person and includes the choice of a Bloody Mary or mimosa. The buffet will be $40 for children 12 & under. A credit card is required to make the reservation and we will have a 48 hour, $25 cancellation policy. We hope to see you on Mother's Day! ***Please note that your credit card is only holding your reservation and is not being charged. It will only be charged the $25 cancellation fee if you cancel within 48 hours or do not show up for you reservation.***
  • Easter Brunch | $70 per person, $40 12 & under

    $70.00 per person

    Apr 9, 2023 only
    Join us for our Easter Brunch buffet from 9am-4pm on Easter Sunday! It will be $70 per person which includes one Bloody Mary or mimosa per person. The buffet will be $40 for children 12 & under. A credit card is required to make a reservation. ***PLEASE NOTE: We require a credit card to hold your reservation for Easter. Your card is not being charged and will only be charged a $25 per person cancellation fee if you cancel within 48 hours or do not show up for your reservation. You will pay for your meal when you come in to dine with us.****

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What 6,705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

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  1. U

    Upgraded

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venison rack was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avril was so sweet to us!!!! She made our experience so amazing
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The waiter gave us some back story on the church that was really awesome. How he explained the menu was not super helpful. We went with his recommendation of 60 South Salmon but the salmon was very over cooked and dry the rice was overly wet even for sticky rice. It overall had good flavor though. The prices seemed a little steep but as a date night experience it was expected. I’d recommended the experience because of the beautiful building but I don’t think we will return.
  4. SN

    SheNJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Price fixed menu was awesome. Cool interior. Would definitely return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool and unique space. Food was great. Excellent service. You can't go wrong dining here and it's worth seeing the converted church. It is on the expensive side but your money is well spent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I came with my girlfriend last night to celebrate for my birthday dinner. The place was really nice considering how busy it was for a Friday night. We were seated outside which was no issue since there were heaters in full force. The food was outstanding for what it was worth, but my only issue was the noise. Especially coming from four women that were seated behind us. Otherwise, it was a good time!
  7. M

    Mark

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This building is beautiful. The food was outstanding and good value for the money. Our server was terrific!
  8. DD

    DouglasD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    We have eaten here numerous times. Fried chicken was dry and small. Pasta was hard and dry. I would not recommend this restaurant anymore.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very happy birthday celebration. The waitress and staff were fantastic and made a special day feel even more special! The food and drinks were delicious and all 4 of us remarked at how wonderful everything tasted. We also appreciated the attention to detail in the timing of each course. Quite frankly, it was timed perfectly!!! A very lovely evening!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent! Will definitely return 😊
  11. CL

    CLTFoodGurl

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you, Ross, for helping to coordinate a birthday lunch for my Dad!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super nice. Even though we made a last min reservation. Our table ended up being on the outside patio, which I hadn't seen. Turns out there's a little private seating area. even though the inside is gorgeous this was a super nice date night.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Fried Chicken ever!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our service was great & the appetizer & dessert’s were delicious but both our main course (Salmon & fried chicken) were sub par & very overpriced. Would recommend this place for drinks & appetizers & skip the main course
  15. BD

    BroadwayDrTony

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    The worst dining experience in Charleston this year. I haven’t been to the restaurant in a year and now I know why. The brunch yesterday was awful. For such a spectacular setting. it’s a shame that this is just your typical tourist rip off. I don’t know how it’s possible that a restaurant can screw up a hamburger and home fries. Better off going to a McDonald’s. Beware everyone.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was amazing, had a late flight and this had a kitchen open to 11. Fantastic service and food.. only here to Sunday and want to go back already. Found out the hand a location in Nashville can’t wait to go when I get back home..
  17. WD

    WendyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was the best part- first night on her own- she did fabulous! Steak temp was not mr for one meal - food was very good otherwise - desserts did not appear to be made there maybe frozen. For four people dinner with tip was 500.00 a little more than expected, for what didn’t appear to be a high end fine dining restaurant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We’ve been here several times before and have always been impressed with the food. This time the food was a let down. Nothing really had any flavor, the scallops were very fishy and had a somewhat slimy texture. The azalea cocktail, which I always get and love, had a totally different flavor this time that was almost hairspray-like.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Venison and salmon dishes needed seasoning . Too much sesame oil or peanut oil and it just tasted like the oil was burnt . Went 1/24/23 for anniversary and was dissatisfied with food. The chocolate mousse cake was yummy the best part . The waiter was nice and the women he was training was great. Food came out with great timing. The price was great for the courses just wished someone Flavored my food .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Food was overcooked, dry & tasteless Very disappointed. Won’t be back.
  21. m

    melissap

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the restaurant itself is very beautiful. It’s pretty loud with tables close together so definitely a more lively spot. We got the restaurant week menu which had great portion sizes and all tasted delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit noisy but everything else was spot on
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It is a really cool spot to visit however the food and service was just so so. Our server when asked what the difference between the mimosas were (Cadillac vs regular) as well as other questions seemed to just not care. Quick answers with one is freshly squeezed one is a bottle. I got Huevos Rancheros and it wasn’t anything to write home about. The sausage and gravy tasted more like Mac and cheese. It’s a one and done for me
  24. r

    razuuuuuuu

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Enjoyed my brunch immensely!
  25. c

    chaseats

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful venue. We received a free portion of hummus and chips when we sat down. Cocktails were generous but pricey.
  26. t

    toris

    Baja California

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Church and Union. Our server was great. The food was amazing. Highly recommend the steak and the ravioli. Great ambiance in the whole place
  27. M

    Melissa

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and experience!!
  28. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were excellent. My wife's squash bisque was very good, and she enjoyed her salmon as well. My filet mignon was cooked right, and the meat was very good; however, the tomato based topping and whatever sauce was underneath were very meh. I would much rather have had the steak without those additions, which made my meal only so-so. Although my wife really liked her salmon, the bites I tried seemed very "earthy", which is not my fave. I would say the same for my pepper appetizer - very earthy (these peppers were part of her salmon dish, too - possibly the reason for similar tastes). It was okay, but I wouldn't get the peppers again. We sat in the lower-ceiling portion of the restaurant. It was nice, but you can't help wishing you were in the cathedral area the whole time you are sitting in the nice-but-normal section. It feels like you got stuck in the overflow and missed out on one of the major appeals of the restaurant. There is an extensive wine list, but we're not big wine drinkers. After dinner my wife said she heard other people order draft beer, but all that seemed to be on the menu were bottles and cans. Still, there were at least 10-12 beer options. My wife enjoyed her cocktail - if only I could remember the name of it... I would definitely go back and hopefully snag a seat in the cathedral section. I will be trying something different on the menu though - with the exception of the squash bisque, which is a great cool weather appetizer.
  29. L

    Lisa

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience last night at Church & Union, with out-of-town guests. The staff was accommodating, our waiter was professional and so nice and the food and ambiance were unmatched. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  30. f

    foodie4life

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best scallops I have ever eaten! Highly recommend! They have a beautiful patio if you are looking for outdoor seating with heaters. The inside of the restaurant is a church and absolutely stunning. The Art of War is hand painted on the ceiling and the check is brought to you in a copy of the book. It was wonderful and highly recommend this place located next to the Maison Lobster and across from the Market with a parking lot within a couple of minutes walking distance.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was “eh”. Party of six for a birthday celebration. None is us said “wow!” Ok,bland,unremarkable. Not worth the occasion
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and experience!
  33. V

    Velm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While a reservation for dinner is highly recommended, the food, service, and ambience were fantastic!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    With an 11:00am reservation, we were one of the first tables to be sat at opening. Despite this, we did not receive our food until 12:25pm. When we did receive our entrees, the chicken blts were both dry, cold, and extremely over salted. The poke bowls were also very bland. The waitress explained that the kitchen was short staffed, but we saw several tables who were seated well after us receive the same entrees we’ll before us. Restaurant is beautiful but not worth it.
  35. PY

    PatrickY

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So disappointed- from the moment we walked in. Maybe if you don’t want to wait outside for a table at Hymans give it a try?
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, cool ambiance!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  38. DH

    DaeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    If you plan on going to brunch be sure to make a reservation! Every time I have eaten here they were super busy and I always had a reservation.
  39. WH

    WHTravellers

    Greensboro

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    This is a truly great environment for a restaurant. It is usually very crowded and loud. We had lunch here with a couple of friends during a recent visit to Charleston. The service was friendly and efficient, though our server seemed a little like slow to respond. The food was not what I had expected. One of our friends had a fried chicken sandwich and the chicken coating was very hard and difficult to bite into. I had a "Wedge Salad", which was not anything like described. First of all it was not a wedge at all; it was a rather sparse serving of chopped up Romaine lettuce, with hardly any dressing or blue cheese. When I questioned the salad, the waiter acted like a deer in the headlights and offered no explanation, etc. If this was the kitchen thinks is a wedge salad; someone needs a little education. On the bright side, I had one of the best bloody Marys I have ever had. So, drinks; great, food; not so great. But it is worth a stop at the bar for a good cocktail and a look at the ceiling. Probably won't come back, too many really good places in Charleston
  40. M

    Melvin

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Con: small check in area - overcrowded - people couldn't get through if a group of four were standing to check in Pro: Food/ atmosphere

FAQs

Church and Union - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 6705 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 141 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Church and Union - Charleston

32B, N Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Cook

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

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