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Church and Union - Charlotte

4.5
4.5
4219 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 Aaron Dearing are all to be expected. Voted 2020 Best Chef Jamie Lynch by Charlotte Magazine | 2020 Restaurant of the Year by CRVA.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 10:30 am–3:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (704) 919-1322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Dearing

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect for hosting private and semi-private events of all sizes, our custom interior design is unlike anything else in the Charlotte area and guaranteed to impress.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Birney: (855) 993-0541

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    5th Street and N Church Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet | Mon - Sun: 5:30pm-Till

  • Entertainment

    Late Night DJ Saturday Nights 10PM-2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner | $70 per person

    $70.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Please join us for a 3-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day menu. The price will be $70 per person and $30 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Our regular a la carte menu will not be available. We do have a 24 hour $25 cancelation fee for the holiday. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family.

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What 4,219 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KS

    KristinaS

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was nice… the noise level was a bit overwhelming…our server was great
  2. MT

    MommyTwingle

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    This is the first time we have been since it became Church and Union, and it is not the restaurant we remember! The food came out cold. The server never came to check on us. My husband's fish was full of bones, so he couldn't eat it. He pushed the plate to the side of the table, and a bus boy came and took the plate without anybody ever asking what was wrong with it. The spicy gochujang cauliflower didn't even have any gochujang! The place was beyond full because of the concert in town, so they were just rushing everyone through to get them fed and turn the table over. $330 for 4 for a dinner that was barely edible. We will not return!
  3. CB

    ChristopherB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The burger was awful, the oysters were poorly shucked, but the martinis were decent. Wine we ordered to come out with main courses never arrived.
  4. f

    foodbuddy

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great staff!
  5. TL

    TimothyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The location and atmosphere are GREAT! Typically, the food is fantastic, but something happened in the kitchen this day. Everything was extremely SALTY! Even the Ceasar Salad was salty. The server was gracious and offered to take things off the check immediately. The table next to us, sent back several items also, because they were too salty. Hopefully this was a one time mistake, or a chef having a bad day.
  6. CD

    CaseyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Incredibly loud place. Slow service. We were shoved into a dark area with tiny tables that were wobbly. Order mimosa flights to be told we couldn't have them. 4 out of 7 of us didn't even get all the flavors bc there was no portioning. Same glass for each type. We were told we couldn't have our own checks. Our server did the best he could given the ridiculous rules that I was not made aware of. I've been in the service industry for very 20 yrs and I have never heard of any of this crap.
  7. IA

    ImadA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was well-timed and friendly, I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  8. KB

    KeivonB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday brunch there. Great food and great service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, unique and exquisite food, absolutely phenomenal in every way!🙌🥂
  10. M

    Meghan

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Church & Union is always our go to brunch spot! We love the food and the atmosphere. The drinks are always good and our server was amazing with such a large group.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I’ve been to Union and church a number of times and had good experiences. This time, we had a 10:00 reservation. Open table says that valet begins at 10, when we got there, we were told it didn’t start until 10:30 and that we would need to park in a paid lot. We went to the lot advised, got our ticket at 10:07 and came back to the restaurant by 10:12. The valet had put his booth out and was beginning to park cars. Thankfully, the hostess and host recognized how ridiculous this was and talked to the valet. The valet went to the paid lot and got our car, and thankfully it was below the amount of time needed to not have to pay. At the same time, our waiter didn’t greet us until 10:25, but the other waiters were very kind and helpful. It seemed like a very off day and if it wasn’t for the kindness of the staff, we wouldn’t be returning.
  12. P

    Paige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience especially the ambiance and staff. Juno was awesome! Only negative is my steak was a little overcooked.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was beautiful our server was very attentive and food was spectacular!
  14. FD

    FoodDoctor

    Charlotte

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was cooked fine but under seasoned. Arctic Char The smoked bacon with watermelon was good The service was very good!
  15. NM

    NickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, nice variety on the menu and excellent service by the waiter and staff.
  16. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The swordfish was not my first pick for dinner, however, on a recommendation from Juno, our server, I had one of the best fish dishes I’ve had in a long time!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at a church and union and we enjoy ourselves my girls and I did Sunday brunch here and we didn’t really care for the pancakes they were very undercooked , BUT THE Chicken and home fries were delicious! We enjoyed mimosas and just a great time catching up! I’d recommend Church and Union and all the staff was friendly and helpful. Sara was beautiful and attentive!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    they went above and beyond for my frjends birthday!
  19. m

    marci1977

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Starting with the host to the service it was slow. Had a reservation at 11, wasn’t seated until 11:20 and a party that arrived after us was seated before. Took 45 min to get a cup of coffee. Had food by then. Food was just ok
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent food. I'd book this place again
  21. CR

    ChristopherR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some of the food was really good. Our waiter was super nice. We had an 8p, reservation but werent seated until after 8:30. It was very loud.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Juneau made the night a 10/10 plus the amazing food and cocktails! Best table side wine opener in Charlotte
  23. TL

    TooLoudTooSweetFallsApart

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Experience was nice, food was overcooked and over salted. Except the octopus which was really good.
  24. AD

    AlexisD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious! Like every restaurant, service was good but a little slow. Overall it has a nice vibe and atmosphere, I'll definitely go again
  25. F

    Felisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and the presents of the restaurant
  26. EO

    EmilyO

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot!
  27. J

    Jack

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Not worth the hype. Table was dirty and wobbly. Steak was over cooked. Meals were bare bones. Overpriced for what you get.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We read the reviews and gave it a shot! So happy we did. The ambiance was great, the food even better. The mushroom burger aka the CU Burger was so tasty, the fries are wedges which I Loved, cooked to perfection. The server was super attentive and gave great suggestions. Finally the mimosas were everything!! Definitely recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner for our anniversary. We had the most incredible evening. Waiter was fantastic, service was paced exactly like we wanted. Food was magnificent. Loved our charcuterie board, the sauce in the mussels was so yummy and the special wahoo done to perfection. Great wine list and great ambience. We will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome brunch experience. Mimosas, shrimp and grits, and great service!
  31. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Incredible food, beautiful decor, and warm, attentive service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and hospitality. Delicious food and tasty
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary dinner! It was a very pleasant experience. Really enjoyed the ambiance.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time and church and union this Sunday! It was delicious and the service was amazing! Definitely will be coming back here!
  35. DR

    DianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & ambiance was amazing. Our service was 5 Star
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We made a 6:00 reservation to eat before going to a concert at the spectrum center. When we showed up, the host mentioned they were running a little behind and our table wasn’t ready. We sat and waited for 45 minutes. No one apologized for the delay or offered to get drinks or anything while we waited. Really strange for such a nice restaurant. I also went to the bathroom while we waited and it was so dirty. The woman walking out in front of me had a paper towel stuck to her shoe. There was toilet paper and paper towel all over the bathroom, the trash can was overflowing and it had not been cleaned in a long time. All of the negative to say our waiter and our food were very good once we finally got our table. Just a very frustrating experience leading up, and we ended up missing the entire opening set of the concert since we were sat 45 minutes after our reservation.
  37. T

    Tammy

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful restaurant.
  38. LB

    LBMac

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Hip and trendy restaurant in downtown Charlotte. The Butcher Block app was fantastic as was the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl. Service was fairly slow, but they were super busy. Be prepared to take your time and enjoy your meal. Great date spot.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Nice servers. Cool ambiance.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was enjoyable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Church and Union - Charlotte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 919-1322.

Church and Union - Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 4219 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 93 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Church and Union - Charlotte

127 N Tryon St #8, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street and N Church Street

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 10:30 am–3:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet | Mon - Sun: 5:30pm-Till

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Dearing

  • Entertainment

    Late Night DJ Saturday Nights 10PM-2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 919-1322

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect for hosting private and semi-private events of all sizes, our custom interior design is unlike anything else in the Charlotte area and guaranteed to impress.

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Birney: (855) 993-0541

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