Church and Union - Charlotte

4.5
3826 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A 5th Street Group Concept | Formerly 5Church Charlotte. 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 are all to be expected. Voted 2020 Best Chef Jamie Lynch and 2018 Best Restaurant by Charlotte Magazine.
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for wife’s 30th birthday. 1st time going and pleasantly surprised by the place. Food was delicious as well. Filet and New York strip were on point along with the cu burger and all the sides were delicious. Honestly the only part we struggled with was the seating arrangement it was very nice just a little awkward getting in an out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I only have (4) stars because one of the hostesses was rude!!!! I'd requested a romantic booth because it was my husband's birthday. She acted as if it was a huge problem to accommodate when there were several booths available. Her manager made it happen and I was glad!!! The food was outstanding! The service was (5) star! The ambiance was EVERYTHING!! We will go again!!!!!!!

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heatherp
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, drinks and service were all top notch. My only issue was that we had early reservations and the restaurant was almost empty but we were seated directly next to another party in very tight area of the restaurant and directly next to the servers station which is not optimal and seemed unnecessary . I should have requested to be moved.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambience is cool but food and service were mediocre.

MD
vipMichaelDaytona
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

twice in one week, most attentive staff food is outstanding lo e this place .

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AquiaJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, great vibes, great service! Loved the variety of the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday for a friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Fried Chicken a tab bland, but nice and crispy. Our server was so pleasant and made the birthday special.

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vipFreddyW
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was warm at best. Steak had an awful sauce on it, scallops were barely cooked and chicken app tasted reheated. Carrot cake should be called a spice cake, not carrot. Great location and pretty inside but way over priced compared to the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were placed upstairs and I commented how dark it was but the waiter pointed out his section and we were the only ones upstairs at the time so I hated to move and he not have any patrons. It was like we were in the waiter’s area where they gather. Downstairs was bright and active. It took about 30 minutes for our cocktail which we ordered as soon as seated. I asked our waiter about the size of the sides and he said “oh average” but they were definitely “shareable” sides at $10 each ; probably 3-4 ppl. Could share. Based on his comment, we each ordered our own (same thing) which ended up being such a waste. He did NOT ask us if we wanted coffee or desserts.
The steak was delicious! We had a sirloin and filet and both were excellent.
I was stunned at the prices and total bill but that’s the way it seems lately especially downtown anywhere.
2 of us, 1 appetizers each, I martini each, steak and each a $10 side = $188 before tip. 🤷‍♀️
I think If we had insisted on being seated downstairs my attitude would of been better if our cocktails would of come earlier.

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vipdinner4two
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing! The restaurant was too dark…needs better lighting. The address was also very confusing to find for someone who doesn’t live here.

JC
vipJCDine
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. The food was fine. Service was fine. Nothing was awful or spectacular.

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vipAngie
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the VIP treatment and Emanuel did an excellent job with the service - no rushing to turnover the table but kept our glasses filled with his professionalism and polish. Grilled octopus was outstanding with its smoky flavor, Delmonico chef's way was delectable with a side of succulent broccoli topped with flecks of fried parmesan, and the Hazelnut Bomb for dessert was the perfect ending to a special birthday celebration. Thank you Church & Union for going above and beyond our expectations and never disappointing!

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AceD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit cold and didn't appear to have a number of advertised beers, but overall a great place and will definitely patron again. Food was excellent.

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NOTAGAIN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This was our first visit. The waiter was not friendly and seem not knowledgeable of the menu items for recommendation. Not personal or excited that we were there. Would like to see more choices for main dishes and sides.

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GabrielleC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and very helpful. The ambiance was quality and the food was amazing. The mussels are to die for and the Delmonico was just how I like it. Can’t wait to come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met my brother and his wife for a New Year’s Eve cocktail early at Church & Union. It was a celebration on New Year’s Day. We arrived at 5 PM. The place had just changed over from 5Church to its new name Church i& Union. A new menu is available with many of its old Staples still on the menu. We had a lovely tapas dinner including mussels, charcuterie tray and Caesar salads and pokey bowls. The food was excellent the service was top-notch and we would go again in a second. Nice to find a place that knows what they’re doing and open for New Years Day.

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LaDevonW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp & Grits tasted so good. Everyone was nice.

YC
YachtCarlos
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall food was very good. Our family of 4 (two school aged children) went for my wife's birthday on our way to the airport returning to south Florida from NC on New Year's Day (my wife is a New Years birthday) so at 1pm they only had a brunch menu. Server was also good, but it's not a family atmosphere per se. More of a hip singles and couples hang out. Decor was cool. They did gift my wife a dessert for her b-day so that was cool. Just didn't really know the place picking off of Open Table for location to the airport on our way back from the mountains.

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the brunch menu and the mimosas. The atmosphere was also very nice. Recommend .

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vipToddS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I took my girlfriend there for their New Year's Eve dinner. The server was great and the drinks were good. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the desserts were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These places never disappoint! The risotto and dessert were amazing! Well, so was everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t up to par.

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LindsayC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first experience here! It was NYE and they still got it perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

It was cool. Nice decor

KM
KimM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good, nothing special. It would be nice if waitstaff had more knowledge of what they were serving and were more attentive to details. When dining in an upscale restaurant, a certain expectation of attention to detail is expected.

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EdwardT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my wife and stay for drinks. Great atmosphere and quality of food. Great bartenders took care of us all night.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! food was good but wish we wouldve looked at the menu prior to going

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vipSouthernTraveler
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails—excellent food. Try the cauliflower soup! Perfect atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We made reservations for 7:45p and thought we'd sit at the bar and wait. We were able to get in early which was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The atmosphere is really beautiful and fits the downtown scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Me and my mother attended Church and Union to use some gift cards we received on Mother’s Day. Upon walking in we were informed that they were only accepting reservations. It wasn’t busy at all so I don’t understand why we had to wait/ reserve a two top. Nonetheless we made a reservation inside the restaurant and were seated promptly upstairs. Our waitress just had a weird vibe , like we were such an inconvenience for sitting in her section. While ordering the lamb burger she made a condescending remark to an innocent question. My octopus was presented nicely I just wish there was one more tentacle and it was a tab bit salty. The lamb burger was cooked perfectly but the fries were stale like they had just been sitting there. Overall I wasn’t really impressed with the menu selection and only ordered two courses. The downside of our visit was the service. I understand the pandemic has made it harder on everyone but that doesn’t justify the poor service we received with a snarky attitude.

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Paul
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The staff was not attentive to us. Ended up leaving a larger tip because no one came back to the table once the check arrived.
Would recommend the restaurant because the food was good.

CB
vipCajunBabe
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I were looking for a good brunch place that didn’t break our budget and Church and Union was perfect, mimosas only $3!! French Toast was delicious and my husband’s burger was very good! Would definitely recommend this place for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to have a breakfast with friends, they love this place and Charlotte and we are so glad to stop by at 5church, great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot before a Panther game! Easy garage parking nearby. Food was excellent. Ordered 4 different things. Definitely recommend biscuit over toast! Mimosa flight was a great way to sample and decide on which to order!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Two people enjoyed their food, mine was over salted. Glasses were dirty. Service was good.

MB
MatthewB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great environment and the valet parking made it so convenient.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice experience with the family for Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were sat at a high top in the bar. It was very loud. Expected a nice table making a reservation one month in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Went here on Christmas Eve for my Son’s Birthday. Took forever for our waitress just to take our drink order. Also we were never told it was a set menu and we couldn’t order off the full menu. My son ordered the $60 “bone-in” 16oz Ribeye which came as a normal thin cut ribeye with no bone. Definitely a bait and switch especially for that amount of money for a bone-in ribeye. Service was very slow.

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Church and Union - Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 3826 OpenTable diners.

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