Church and Union - Charleston

4.5
5236 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A 5th Street Group concept | Formerly 5Church Charleston. Church and Union 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 Alex Spencer are all part of the Church and Union experience. Located in a 105 year old church.
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  • Valentine's Day 3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu | $80-$125

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Please join us for our special 3-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day menu. Our regular menu will not be offered on Monday, February 14th. The price is based off of the entree that you order ranging from $80 - $125 per person. We do have a 48 hour $50 cancellation policy for the holiday. We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed business dinner and great meal.

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Robbo
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there was a restaurant where everything felt near perfect, this would be it.

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vipLahdeedah
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time with friends. We ate from the restaurant-week menu (this was our first visit). We will definitely make Church & Union part of our regular rotation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place, super cool church setting. Food was great, and the service even better. Bryce was our server and made the night! She was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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LisaT
Toledo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Charleston many times and this by far has been one of the best restaurants!

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lauren
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant. everyone is so nice and food never disappoints. had to wait 30 later than reservation time and they gave us free appetizers. service is so nice and cares about their customers. if i could afford it i would eat there everyday.

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Evan
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food and good service. It's very unique and a must see. The food is also very good quality, drinks as well.

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vipgeri
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food!

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dave
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and an amazing venue. The old church with the ceiling having the chapters of a book written out, out of this world.

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Rach
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was obnoxious, but everything else was really great!

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CatherineO
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if you are visiting Charleston. We went for brunch and the French toast is to die for. We also did the food tour with the Charleston culinary tour and they brought us to church and union as well. The ambience is really amazing. It’s a must!

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vipGreatness
Fort Lauderdale
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the restaurant week menu and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area from Miami and were looking for a place to have dinner for our anniversary with a good menu and an atmosphere of what we’d find back home. Church and Union definitely provided that for us. Our server Randy was exceptional and very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I ordered the CU burger which is beef burger with mushroom extras. It was cooked well and came with a side of hand cut fries which were lightly seasoned. My husband ordered the NY strip which was also cooked well and plated with a delicious mole sauce. He substituted his butternut squash for fries and was very pleased with the pairing. Overall this was a great experience in a cool atmosphere.

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SarahB
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in an incredible environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service once we were seated was fantastic! Very good, local coffee. The brunch specials are unique and tasty. The church is beautiful and it’s a very unique dining experience to view the architecture. Our only issue was we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation. This was fine but we would have preferred for them to take our phone number down to text us when the table was ready. It was unorganized and the hostess had to find us in a busy bar. She only recognized us because we asked her for updates on the wait time.

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vipLoriM
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Nathan was a great server!! The restaurant itself is really cool/pretty!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful space, good food , and friendly and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere but can get pretty loud. The food was excellent and came out fairly quickly for how busy they were. Definitely recommend.

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GeorgineW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neat venue, busy and loud . Waited 30 min past our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing environment and even better food! We went to C&U on our first night in Charleston and it set the tone for a great trip. Yep of us sat at the end of one of the communal tables in the middle. Service was awesome, the waiter was very knowledgeable about menu and drinks, and very attentive. We had ravioli and scallop entrees, but the borrata app was the starve of the show!

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OliviaH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant Week menu was amazing!! I may go back this week. I had the meatballs as an app and the short ribs for my entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during restaurant week 2022. The food options were very diverse- something for everyone.
We were blown away by the food. Everything we had was delicious. Cocktails were also very good.
Our server was phenomenal. Made sure we were taken care of and enjoying ourselves.
The one thing I will say was less than pleasant, was the first table we were seated at was incredibly small and felt like we were at dinner with the table next to us. However, we asked to be moved and our server made it happen with no issue.
We will be back for sure!

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Friendly staff, and a really cool environment. I really liked this place and will come back

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ToiB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was out of this World. We took advantage of the Charleston Restaurant Week 2022 menu, but we’ll definitely be back as regular customers.

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vipBilH
Fort Lauderdale
59 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Japanese Chicken Rice bowl. Very tasty and the spices were just right. Fun place to eat.

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AmberRose
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an AMAZING time! My father was visiting and I asked for a specific spot to accommodate his recent surgeries and everything was perfect! Out waiter Cameron was amazing. My father is a talker and Cameron did amazing, kept my father so happy by talking with him and made the best recommendations. Jamar also helped out our table a lot. Both Cameron and Jamar were very sweet, polite and completely made our night. Hopefully coming back to see those two again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing me and my fiancé was well taken care of and it really elevated our date night. I wanted the special but it was sold out and they weren’t notified until the last minute but the staff went above and beyond to make sure they express their apologies. The dinner was amazing and left my fiancé a happy woman! 10 out of 10 and will be returning again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food options were very limited on the night for vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner… Food was outstanding, service was wonderful… we had a large group and the staff was very kind and accommodating. We will definitely go back often.

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Rick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique venue - old church with Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” quoted on the ceiling. Tremendous bar. Great food with nice entree variety. Excellent service and wine list.

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DouglasG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Nice story about place and decor. Food selections made for difficult decisions. Service was stellar 👌.

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Grace
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The church was beautiful and has a interesting history. The staff is so friendly and the food was great!

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but worth it for the Experience. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th Birthday

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Annsley
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wasn’t sure what to expect for food, but I think as excited about the atmosphere! We were sat in the small room to the left which was really crowded and noisy, not the large church room I was hoping for—which would have been fine if the food was good. My husband got the CU burger, it was falling apart and the fries were cold. I got the filet, it was tough, and over cooked, there were suppose to be potatoes with it, but there were no potatoes on my plate—it was definitely not a 45$ entree.

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Church and Union - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 5236 OpenTable diners.

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