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Church and Union - Charleston, Charleston, SC

Church and Union - Charleston

4.4
4.4
7839 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
A 5th Street Group Concept. Modern-American cuisine served in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Menu by Executive Chef Doug Watson & Bravo Top Chef Alum Chef Partner Jamie Lynch.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 145 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (843) 937-8666
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Doug Watson
  • 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: (843) 937-8666 ext. 3
  • 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, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Good for groups

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Great for scenic views

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

7,839 Reviews
  1. VTGirl

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience from start to finish. Emily was fantastic and the food and drinks were absolutely amazing. We loved everything about Church & Union.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We requested standard seating and were given the high top tables. Our party included several family members that needed a lower table setting. I was disappointed that no one asked for a larger party especially since I called to confirm. We were seated in the patio dining area. The server was great! I can’t wait to try brunch in the main dining next time.

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  3. CraigB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at CU. Creative updates to the menu, which we loved. Wait staff was fantastic, thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was good as was our food. I would have given this restaurant 4-stars had our server informed us getting a drink on the rocks comes with a $5 charge for 'rocks.' It is truly unreal that places charge $5 for frozen water and do not bother to inform the customer. I know the economy isn't the best and everything is high, but this is frankly unacceptable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and amazing food, will eat here again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic! Food was delish and ambiance was interesting and super cool

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  7. Kiki

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, amazing decor/ambiance and delicious food. We had a 7:30p reservation (in the bar) and a 15-minute wait, which was the perfect amount of time to grab a cocktail. The restaurant is lovely. We had a nice evening and will definitely return.

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  8. CharlestonFood

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, again! Every step of this delicious experience was stellar - the wait staff, the complimentary hummus with those awesome crispy pita chips, the charcuterie tray, the salmon dish, the lamb dish, the handbraided pasta dish were all fabulous! We really, really enjoyed our time there!

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  9. AMS12

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had four people at our table and everyone had at least one thing on their plate that was cold and supposed to be hot.

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  10. Emma

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and food but our food took more than an hour to come out.

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  11. RickK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Main dining room is a great experience. Unfortunately we were sat in a small side room. This was our 3rd visit in a few years. We try to like this place, but the food just isn’t good. Dinner was $277 for 4 people. Price doesn’t match quality. Pass.

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  12. BrennaM

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Make sure you are not seated on the patio. Had a RESERVATION for a group of 7 expecting to have a great night out for dinner. Instead we were seated on the back patio by ourselves staring at a wall. You can’t call the restaurant in advance either… they don’t answer the phone.

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  13. ParkPlace

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place. Great service. Great menu. Good food (tho my Ossobuco was a bit overcooked). We'll come back.

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  14. AndreaH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food/ friendly service. Overall great experience! Would def recommend

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  15. HannahH

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Came very highly recommended. Had a reservation but had to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated which was fine because we were able to get a drink at the bar. However, the bar service was very slow, we stood at the bar for 15 min before a bartender took our order. The drinks were not very good. Once we sat we ordered food and after 20 minutes our appetizer was served cold. They were kind about it and replaced it and took it off our tab. The server was very kind but we were just disappointed with the food because we were so excited after hearing such nice things. However the ambiance was very good!!

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  16. ladyonshady

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food adequate, service good. Too busy for us. The noise level too loud to hear who you are with. They offered us a complimentary humus from the kitchen but it never showed up. We really didn’t need it. The filet was of mediocre quality. Scallops were good.

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  17. happydiner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the best service, the ambiance and aesthetic of the space inspiring.

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  18. Jkass

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waits were long. Long for a drink. Long to be seated. Long in between courses. I know it was busy but with a prix fixe menu you shouldn’t have to wait 25 min in between courses. And then being solicited for tips for the kitchen. Place was already pretty expensive. Food was good. Service was average. Atmosphere is the best thing the place has going for it.

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  19. MaVD

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly was pretty disappointed with our experience. The food was not cooked properly, we got the wine pairing and continuously had to wait for the next course to be brought out after we asked for it. Overall we were not impressed with the experience for the amount of money we paid.

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  20. Energetic

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day dinner- special menu- $100 per person for appetizers, entree, and dessert. Entrees at this price were fish or lamb chops. If you wanted beef, another $20-$40 per person. Did not include beverages. By the time we each had a drink and a cappuccino with dessert, and gave a 20% gratuity, it was a $350 dinner for fish and lamb chops. All in a very crowded room with no ambience. They took advantage of the Valentine holiday. Will not return. Service was great.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here. Always a good ambiance and a great place to meet up with friends or to go on a date. The pimento cheese appetizer was great. Unfortunately, the chicken in the fried chicken sandwich was dry. The lamb burger was amazing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The space is very nice and the server was great but the food was really disappointing. The Truffle Caesar Salad was soggy and seemed to have been topped with balsamic vinegar (??) and the mac & cheese was dry and very under seasoned.

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  23. BrooksH

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab cake was exploding with salt. It blew out my palette for the rest of the meal.

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  24. Elaine

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We return to this restaurant as we enjoyed our experience last year but found it to be totally different and not in a good way! From the hostess to the food it was below what we had experienced last year! We will not be returning!!

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  25. LR1124

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Environment, Good Drinks, Fast Service, Zoe our waitress was amazing! So friendly and made us feel like one of her friends! Must try for Lunch or Dinner!

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  26. PaulaK

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Church and Union never disappoints! The food is delicious, and the price point is Percy.

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  27. LauraO

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waiter and food was wonderfully prepared

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait for food was very long. Steak was way overcooked. Cocktails good. Oysters on half shell were good.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a good experience at all. We arrived on time and they told us the table was empty but was being set...it took them 20 minutes to set it. They didn't care that we were waiting.. The lack of service continued throughout the meal complimented by a smell of sewage continually wafting its way though the patio area. Food was ok but overpriced.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked the vibe but the food could have been tastier.

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  31. MarieM

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience but way too loud! Hard to have an intimate conversation- was on a date with my husband and we couldn’t really talk (hear each other). Food was good and waiter was very friendly, but not sure if I would return unless I was able to get a table outside.

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  32. david

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Ambience and service were good, food and drink were ridiculously overpriced and mediocre at best. You're paying to see the church. Portion size terrible, food mediocre for the ridiculously inflated prices. Go for a drink at the bar and leave, don't waste time and money at dinner. Great to see someone using an old building, hate to see them gouging though

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We reserved outside and all that was available when we booked. I was unaware that outside was not covered. It was very cold. Heaters helped but it was still cold. The hostess looked to seat us inside but said it wasn’t possible. I looked more than one time and inside seats were open the entire time we were there. We were the only ones seated outside. The food was good and the service was excellent!

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  34. StephanieC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Ambiance!! Venue, art, lighting- sooo good!! Service was friendly, well timed & professional. Food was presented well & tasty! Well worth a visit.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There are much better restaurants in the area at the same price

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  36. Stina

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation for 4 and were shoved in the corner next to a very loud party. We were hoping to sit in the chapel area but were seated in the small room to the left. Service was good and food came out super fast. I had ordered the poke bowl and it was just OK. The portion was huge but poke lacked flavor. Our party also ordered the lamb burger which was "good", the raviolis were "really good" and the filet was "really good".

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  37. Lulu

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was amazing and our server was very nice. I gave 4 stars because our server never asked if we wanted another glass of wine/beer (which we did) and we couldn’t flag him down to order one. By the time he did finally come back he had dessert menus in hand and by then we just felt like he was rushing us out. I would recommend this restaurant as it might have been an off night for our server, but the food was really delicious.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot with great food. Will definitely go back

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  39. Andy

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service was outstanding! History of building very interesting.

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  40. Pleased

    Philadelphia

    219 reviews

    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service (even on a crowded Sunday) and good food make this stand out in a city offering too many brunch establishments. The church’s vaults ceiling helps keep the noise manageable. No gimmicks here— just very fresh food simply prepared without lots of extra ingredients. A truly refreshing take on southern cooking!

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FAQs

Church and Union - Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 937-8666.

Church and Union - Charleston is rated 4.4 stars by 7839 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 145 times today
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
    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 10:00 am–2:00 am Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Doug Watson
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, 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: (843) 937-8666 ext. 3
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