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Church and Union - Charlotte

4.5
4.5
4178 Reviews
$30 and under
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 53 times today
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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–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tony

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best filets I have had. "The Chef's way" is a must. Wonderful atmosphere.
  2. LC

    LaterriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My engagement dinner was beyond beautiful! Everything was GREAT!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    food was great and vibe! we had to switch tables and our new server did not seem to want to wait on us. Overall service was slow to get his attention for drinks. We didn’t receive water glasses, and he was very quiet towards us.
  4. DM

    DianaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Atmosphere is upscale yet chill and the food was delicious and interesting. The service was okay, though our table got the impression our server was not interested in being there. We went for a special occasion and everyone had a great time!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Charlotte is Church and Union, formerly 5Church. Their food is excellent, this was our first time going to brunch and it was GREAT! What sets them apart is the experience and the A+ Service. We went for my Fiancé’s birthday, and the waiter treated us to our mimosa flights because they did not have any dessert options available. They’ve been nothing but kind, accommodating, and generous. We can’t wait to go back!
  6. JS

    JackieS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was great, the food came out fast and was delicious!
  7. JL

    JenniferL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What a find! Walking into Church and Union was like entering a restaurant you would see in NYC or LA. The restaurant's waiting area has gorgeous deep leather couches and large tables to put your drinks on. Looking up at the ceiling, you see a local artist's work of the entire book of Sun Tzu's The Art of War (a favorite of mine). A gorgeous artificial Japanese Cherry Tree was hovering over the room. Stunning! We were a bit early for our reservation, so my husband and I opted to sit at the elegant concrete bar for a drink first. (I loved it so much I want this as my kitchen island). The back wall of the bar was lit by soft candles. Our bartender greeted us quickly and introduced herself as Katlin (if I am spelling this wrong, I am so sorry) gave us water and menus. While we looked at the menu and each decided on drinks. Another bartender stopped by and asked us for our drink order - (The Saint and Peach Pit off the cocktail menu). I ordered The Saint (13) made with gin, St. Germain, grapefruit, and egg white- and was not a fan - you could taste the egg white only - however, my husband liked it and switched me the - the Peach Pit (14) bourbon, peach, peach tea, mint, lemon, cardamom bitters was dynamite. While we enjoyed our drinks, we moved seats to give a little space to people next to us (we could hear their conversation). The acoustics in the restaurant made things very loud. Whether it was the woman on her phone, the group of fun-loving ladies celebrating at the table behind us, or the outdoor noise. It made it hard to hear at times. After enjoying our drinks for a few minutes - we decided to eat at the bar, order another cocktail (featured drink of the day, "The Tree of Life"), and the First Course - The Butcher Block ($24) with added cheese (18) and the Jerk Octopus (17). Our next drink came, and a short time later, the Butcher Block and Octopus. Where to begin - the Butcher Block (I screwed up; I should have taken pictures) was four rows with 10 or 12
  8. RS

    RedS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Too noisy inside restaurant from patrons talking. Very loud.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The flavor of the food was top notch just felt like there wasn’t as much to choose from
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommended.
  11. JV

    JakeV

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic team dinner last night from start to finish! Very cool and hip spot with tons of great food. A couple of the highlights were the meat and cheese board and the tilefish.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant
  13. V

    Victoria

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Very disappointing. Cesaer salad nothing special. Jerk octopus overcooked and not flavorful. Server nice bt service slow despite a late reservations and the dining room pretty empty. Not a good dining experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall great experience! Once finally seated the food was amazing and the service was great!
  15. JH

    JonH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and great food!
  16. DC

    DianeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location for birthday brunch! Service was great!! Staff was very professional and attentive for our group of 12.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!! The service, the food and the vibe. All of the food was delicious but this were some of the best grits I’ve ever had! Was visiting from Tampa and will definitely go back next time I’m in Charlotte!!
  18. TK

    TijwannaK

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a party of 10 for a marriage retreat for Sunday brunch and our servers Adrien and John were awesome! We loved the food, presentation, service and ambiance and will definitely be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angelo was the man. Great Service and recommendations. Highly recommend requesting him as your server.
  20. SG

    SimonG

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was out of this world. The wine list is extensive and not too pricey. Ambiance was excellent and unrushed service. The only negative was a slightly too cold AC vent above our table
  21. DN

    DennyNC

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    The food was wonderful. Our server was great. What turned us off was they had someone walk on the bar lighting candles in the windows. They never cleaned off the bar after this person walked on it. No. Not right.
  22. SC

    ShellyC

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Our waitress was great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes and great food!
  24. K

    Kara

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been several times and never disappointed. My server this time was Ibraham...my friends and I enjoyed him. Personable and professional. Even vale was great. Always a 5 star experience for me!
  25. LB

    LynB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and fabulous food. Mimosa’s, crab cakes with poached eggs and shrimp and grits were the perfect Sunday brunch for us.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, will go back
  27. JD

    JimD

    Charlotte

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food superb service nice but noisy atmosphere
  28. AW

    AllisonW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had reservations at 6:30. Didn't get seated until 6:45 pm. Hostess wasn't very friendly. Restaurant was loud and smelled a little strange. But the Food was INCREDIBLE!
  29. F

    Frank

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After theater - great dining experience!
  30. C

    Christine

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was generous portions, especially for fixed price restaurant week. Artic char was delicious with a light cream sauce and there were two portions, more than I could possibly eat, so I took home the rest. The dessert, a pack Panna cotta was light and lovely. Wines by the glass were limited to two or so in each variety. The server was attentive but seemed annoyed when I said the salt shaker was empty. She didn't smile or act warmly until the end of the meal. I felt uncomfortable about that. Otherwise a beautiful place and meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fillet and Yukon potatoes. Watermelon sugar mixed drink was perfect. Very attentive waiter
  32. LG

    LisaG

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped here for Queens Feast before the theater. We had amazing wine , steak and dessert. The homemade hummus as a starter was amazing
  33. TL

    TerryL

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious well presented and perfect temperature The service was terrific and Emmanuel was a pure delight! His team mate were great as well!
  34. KB

    KathleenB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was truly delicious, and our server and the other staff were most attentive. We’ll be back, and we’ll recommend Church and Union to friends.
  35. a

    abby

    Charlotte

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week, everything was amazing! The chicken karaage app was so tasty! For entree, I had the filet and my boyfriend had the fish, both were cooked perfectly! The chocolate milk bar dessert and the lemon poppyseed cake were both out of this world! Service was great too! Definitely a must try
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went during Queens Feast and was not disappointed by their options.
  37. TJ

    TerryJ

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, restaurant week offerings were generous and a good mix of choices. Waiter was very attentive and presented great customer service. AC was a little windy, but otherwise a great dining experience.
  38. KB

    KatherineB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great choice. Great service & great food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from the time we entered the door until we left, great staff, impeccable service, our meals we warm, moist and to our request. David
  40. DR

    DRAfoodie

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Restaurant is nice. The dishes for restaurant week compared to other restaurants were subpar , lacked taste and didn’t seem quality food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised 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 4178 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 53 times today
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

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 10:30 am–3:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 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, Takeaway, 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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