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Church and Union - Charlotte

4.5
4.5
4098 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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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

  • 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

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Everything was sub par. Nothing super special, especially for the price. We would probably not return.

  2. M

    Morgan

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Came to celebrate a joint 30th birthday, which we had marked in the notes but it was not mentioned. We waited 10 mins to be seated, which was fine. Our waitress was very nice, but we saw very little of her. It took over 30 mins to receive our drinks. I ordered a dirty martini, which tasted like straight vodka no olive juice. I requested another, and after another 30 minutes the waitress informed me they were out of olive juice and didn’t mention that before, which was why it was incorrect. Sat for 1.5 hours without a drink. Food was not great, burger bun was soggy, fish was not cooked all the way through, and salmon appetizer tasted off. Best part was the mussels. Would not return.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was pricier than anticipated but very good overall.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    It was very noisy. Food was good. Service was average.

  5. a

    average

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    first time back in this restaurant in a couple of years. On their daily menu they were out of the first 3 bottles of wine we wanted. It took almost an hour for us to get a drink. Then, 2 of us ordered the sea bass, which again, was a daily special. Well, they were out of sea bass, we had 7:00 reservation, and apparently the restaurant had only ordered/received 10 sea bass filets for the day for their daily special. We all ordered the strawberry salad which was quite dry and maybe....maybe had a total of 2 strawberries in the salad. I will not return for quite some time.

  6. C

    Cltbill

    Charlotte

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had the swordfish and the sea bass and both were excellent! Portions are very generous. Abby J. was our server and she was helpful, friendly and attentive. The noise level can be "energetic" at times if there is a crowd at the bar.

  7. MD

    MichaelDaytona

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everytime I dine here it's been amazing for sure . Pressley runs a great restaurant .

  8. J

    Joannes

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the time I called this restaurant I knew I was being taken care of. The General Manager, Presley made our evening extra special for my mom’s birthday. Everyone from the hostess to the valet to the bar manager went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful!

  9. JE

    JoyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely LOVED Every single thing about C&U!!! From the moment we first got there it was fantastic. The ambiance the food the service.

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded 5 days ago

    Thanks, Joy! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience and I hope you join us again soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Really nice restaurant went for a Father's Day brunch with a group of 10 everyone enjoyed there meals we will definitely be back next time we are in Charlotte.

  12. LR

    LatriceR

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday brunch celebration

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded 5 days ago

    Thanks for celebrating with us, Latrice!

  13. CO

    COCAC515

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was really outstanding. We had the ribeye steak special and it was probably the best steak we’ve had in town and that includes all of the top steak houses. Extremely attentive staff but without being pushy. Jessica was a delight as our waitperson.

  14. MD

    MichaelD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with great food! Perfect for date night.

  15. L

    Lizwiz

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The filet was incredible! Chefs way=chefs kiss. 10/10 would recommend.

  16. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible. Jerk octopus and swordfish…to notch

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thanks, Chris! I'm so glad you enjoyed two of our newest menu items. Hope to have you join us again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thanks!

  18. R

    Rachel

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, ambiance, and service were all exceptional!! Thank you for an excellent birthday celebration!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you, Rachel! I'm so glad you enjoyed celebrating with us!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING IS THE ONLY WAY. This starts a wonderful experience especially in downtown. The valet guys were on the money and working hard. TIP THEM WELL! Pressley was the host and was very accommodating. We had small issue but he made sure to take care of us and make everything better. So excellent customer service to start. We got our drinks quickly at the bar and they were delicious. I didn't get the bartenders name but she was short, had a beautiful smile, brown hair, and was very attentive to us and others. Drinks-- watermelon sugar : sweet, strong, and watermelon flavored Peach pit : STRONGGGG, a good sipping drink that's very flavorful and smoky A warm embrace : a cold take on a hot totty with chamomile tea and the drink is a smooth ride in the wonderful land of inebriation Our server was Atina and we honestly will probably request her every time if possible. She was divine. Food -- We thankfully all ate something different and everything was delicious. Not a scrap was left excluding us eaters who quickly fill and needed to go boxes. But I am excited about brunch leftovers for breakfast. the OKONOMIYAKI consists of a cabbage pancake with an egg cooked to order, braised bacon, sriracha aioli, and yakiniku sauce. 10/10 if you love Asian food , Japanese specifically. Very savory and mildly sweet at the same time. My dining party enjoyed the food they got and the complimentary pastries with raspberries on them were delicious. I absolutely will return for a date and dinner one evening. So I can honestly say a 4.8 and that's only because the bathroom could be improved to complete the luxurious experience that's felt here. Such a great time!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I will be sure to pass it on to Atina and rest of our team. Hope you can join us again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful time!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Out waitress offered us a great complementary service of Champagne and dessert to help celebrate my mother's retirement. Unfortunately we turned it down because we had a little one to get home for a nap. The overall experience was outstanding. We will be frequent patrons in the futute.

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    thill

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Visited 5 Church in the fall and loved the restaurant! Fabulous food and upscale service. Had even visited the location in Charleston as well. Found out that the name had changed but made a reservation for Saturday evening anyway. I called Friday to request a certain location in the restaurant. I was told that would not be a problem at all. This was a VERY special occasion and that table was the taken when we arrived. I spoke to a manager (kiana) and was told that someone rented the entire area for a birthday. Instead were seated at a table that kept us blinded by car lights every time someone turned in front of the restaurant. Kiana could have cared less about the situation. Service was very slow and average at best. We ordered drinks and it was 20 minutes before we received them. We had to ask twice about them. The couple with us for this occasion decided to leave. So upsetting and disappointing as this special occasion could not be repeated. We could see the area that we requested and supposedly the entire area was rented by 1 person. That was definitely not the case. We watched separate checks come out individually at different times to all of the tables in that area. There was no communication between patrons at the different tables so thinking that they did not know each other at all. After about 30 minutes of being there, a DJ in the dining area started playing music so loud that we could barely hear each other talk. We requested our check and could not get out of there fast enough.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Great vibe in the restaurant and good Sri is. However the food was just ok. The appetizers (shrimp cocktail and octopus) were good. Side items ( broccoli, green beans, potatoes and fries) all had great flavor. Where they failed was the steaks. 6 of us got steaks all medium rare and 2 mediums. They were all over cooked. 3 of us sent them back because at $44 just for the steak it better be perfect. New steaks arrived and even though they were better they were still not medium rare. At this point we just accepted it. Manager did take 20% off the bill but definitely would not recommend a steak. Maybe order rare and you will get the medium rare. If going here just grab some drinks and apps.

  24. AA

    AllieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great food, and decent service. I will definitely go back.

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thanks, Allie!

  25. CG

    CandieG

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool modern vibe. Great service. Amazing menu and everything was delicious!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thanks, Candie! I'm so glad you had a nice experience dining with us.

  26. HH

    HeatherH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great graduation celebration brunch. Kids had delicious burgers & custom cherry Coke. Adults had creative cocktails (one spicy & one sweet) & adventurous cabbage pancake & biscuit & gravy. All were fantastic- we will be back.

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thanks, Heather. I'm so glad you enjoyed celebrating with us! Hope to have you back in again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I celebrated my birthday and Emanuel made it extra special. Definitely a treat!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you so much for celebrating with us! I will be sure to pass your review to Emanuel and the rest of our team. Hope to have you back in soon.

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    Deckie

    Naples

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was good, quality ingredients , diverse menu , our server was very attentive as we had 8!people

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you, Deckie!

  29. MM

    MichaelM

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    All in all it was a pretty nice dinner. My wife had the agnoloni and I had the Amber Jack. Both dishes were well prepared and flavorful. The sausage ragu on the agnolini was outstanding. The Amber Jack was perfectly cooked with a very tasty, crisp skin. My only issue with that dish was the polenta cake which was very bland and dry. The service was pretty good and attentive. My only beef there was that my martini was served “dirty”- I ordered it dry with just a vermouth rinse. While I’m not a big fan of a dirty martini, I did not send it back and it was not bad. The only other issue that we had was the noise level in the restaurant- between the music and table conversations it was a bit noisy.

  30. A

    Algie

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service & food. Appetizers with bacon and watermelon for great! Also they make great Ole Fashions!!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you, Algie. Our Braised Bacon & Watermelon appetizer is one of our newest additions to the menu, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Hope you can join us again soon!

  31. MG

    MonicaG

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a pleasant surprise that they were able to accommodate our group! This was a business dinner and everyone was impressed with the quality of the food, the presentation, and the service was excellent!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you so much, Monica! I'm so glad you and your group enjoyed dining with us.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing! Good cocktails and great food

  33. KB

    KrystalB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    They were short staffed when we went so there was a wait when we first set at our table. The manger sent over mimosas on the house, which was cool. The food was okay nothing special in my opinion. Ambiance was cool but the bathroom reeked

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and wonderful service

  35. JM

    JustMe

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Delicious, excellent service.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great brunch!

  37. CW

    CiarraW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the staff and management! Five stars all around for our experience! The staff went above and beyond to ensure our birthday girl enjoyed herself!

    Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on June 16, 2022

    Thank you, Ciarra! I'm so glad you enjoyed celebrating with us.

  38. NH

    NeilH

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Unhappy with beer choices, bud light etc. Was told they ran out of craft beer on tap, it was 7pm on Saturday which does not seem credible. Also, while moderately busy, it was incredibly loud. Very hard to have a conversation. Food was very good.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had great service! Great food and great company!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was just so so. I wasn’t blown away. The service was outstanding however. Their menu was boring. Not enough seafood options. But the food that we got was very good. This place is very expensive as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 4098 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 108 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, 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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