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Church and Union - Charlotte

4.4
4.4
4044 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 and 2018 Best Restaurant by Charlotte Magazine.

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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 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

Experiences

  • 10 Year Anniversary | Thursday, May 19, 2022

    $70.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 19, 2022 only
    Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary with us, Thursday, May 19, 2022! Enjoy a cocktail style reception with an action station menu by Chef Partner Jamie Lynch, Chef Adam Hodgson, Chef Sherief Shawky, and Chef Aaron Dearing. 6pm-9pm Menu includes: -Texas Wagyu Ribeye Prime Rib Carving Station -Raw Bar/Oyster Shucking Station -Vegetarian Pasta Station -Chef Jamie's Peruvian Chicken -Charcuterie and Cheese Display -Bone Marrow Liquor Luge -Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Station Complimentary beer and wine served during dinner. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Levine Children's Hospital. Pricing includes all taxes and gratuities.

Popular dishes

Menu

First Course

  • Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl$22.00

    sticky rice, sriracha aioli, unagi, tempura crunch, carrot & radish salad

    • Cauliflower Soup

      buttery croutons, herb oil

      • Cup$7.00
      • Bowl$11.00
    • Chicken Karaage$15.00

      sriracha aioli, 'umami' sauce, togarashi, nori, fresh herbs

      • Maine Lobster

        comeback sauce

        • MKT
      • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$18.00

        • Premium Oysters Selection$18.00

          1/2 dozen of Chef's selection of Northern and Southern oysters

          • 1 Dozen$36.00
        • CU Tower$115.00

          1 dozen oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp, 1/2 Maine lobster, crudo, crab louie, seafood salad

          • Butcher Block$24.00

            hand cranked sliced selection of artisan hams and accompaniments

            • Mussels$18.00

              white wine, sage cream, Fresno peppers, sourdough toast

              • Octopus 'A La Plancha'$16.00

                falafel, tomatoes confit, minced radish, Labneh

                • Strawberry Watercress Salad$16.00

                  smoked goat cheese, pistachio tuile, strawberry vinaigrette

                  • CU Caesar Salad$15.00

                    hearts of romaine, buttery croutons, parmesan, radish, sweet drop peppers, boiled egg

                    Main Course

                    • Dry Aged New York Strip$43.00

                      10oz, 40-day dry aged, cut to order, cast iron seared, finished with garlic, thyme, rosemary

                      • Filet Mignon$41.00

                        10oz pan roasted, garlic, thyme, rosemary

                        • Delmonico Steak$45.00

                          14oz cast iron seared, finished with garlic, thyme, rosemary

                          • Half Fried Chicken$29.00

                            crispy fried chicken, warm potato salad, pomegranate molasses BBQ, pickled slaw, chili oil

                            • Misoyaki Mahi-Mahi$34.00

                              citrus chili glazed vegetables, coconut rice cake, ginger soy

                              • Anolini$29.00

                                burrata, tomato, basil, chicken sausage

                                • Arctic Char$32.00

                                  pan-seared, sweet corn soubise, goat cheese polenta cake, lardons, broccoli, charred mushrooms

                                  • CU Burger$20.00

                                    mushroom duxelles, caramelized onions, truffle cheese, truffle aioli, hand-cut French fries

                                    Sides

                                    • Crushed Yukon Potatoes$16.00

                                      bacon, caramelized onion, lusty monk mustard, fine herbs

                                      • Glazed Broccoli$14.00

                                        chili flakes, beurre monte, crispy garlic

                                        • Spicy Caramelized Cauliflower$12.00

                                          XO sauce, mint, gochujang

                                          • Hand-Cut French Fries$9.00

                                            fine herbs, vinegar salt, BBQ aioli

                                            Last updated: April 14, 2022

                                            What 4,044 people are saying

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

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                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined today

                                              overall4food5service2ambience3

                                              Our food was amazing! There is a request for a kitchen tip and they totally deserved it. Our service was fair, the waitress was not super helpful and/or accommodating to someone with food allergies, although at the bottom of the menu it states they certainly can be. We were seated 10 minutes after our reservation was scheduled (we were on time) and didn’t get service from her for at least another 15 minutes, nearly making it late to a show two hours later with no time for dessert. She also told us she’d send our group of 3 with truffles, we didn’t get them. They look delish though! To sum it up I’d say Sub-par service with delicious food and yes, the atmosphere is somewhat noisy.

                                            2. CP

                                              CarlaP

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was great! They were crowded, but we were served on time.

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charlotte

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Had a great time on a Sunday brunch!!

                                            4. C

                                              Chiam1

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The service and food were incredible. Everyone who stopped at our table wished me and my wife a Happy Anniversary which was very nice. Will be back!

                                            5. K

                                              Karen

                                              Charlotte

                                              14 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                              Most of our food was very good and the atmosphere was festive. Service was great

                                            6. L

                                              Larozz

                                              Greensboro

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Excellent service & food. A mixup with my seating and number in my party was quickly corrected. Hostesses & the manager were professional and our server was awesome. I initially looked at the brunch menu and said nothing looked appealing. Boy was I wrong!!!! I finally picked something and was pleased!! My entire party (15) had similar feelings about the menu but thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

                                            7. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charlotte

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great as always

                                            8. CP

                                              ChristianP

                                              Atlanta

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, amazing service, and a DJ provides a cool vibe for a night time spot

                                            9. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charlotte

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall2food1service1ambience1

                                              Two stars were given because we had a drink at the bar first and the staff/drink was good. Smell in the place has a smelly college bar scent. Water was undrinkable. Server brought our wine AFTER we were finished with our meal. Meal was not good. Service was awful. Not the place it used to be before the name change.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Atlanta

                                              5 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              I wouldn’t choose this place to choose a culinary experience, but if you’re trying to find a restaurant with a good ambiance and great location then this is the place. We went to dinner to celebrate our friend graduating. We loved our server and the ambiance of the restaurant, but nothing else blew us away.

                                            11. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              One of the best dinners we’ve had in a while. Giana the bartender was lovely and had multiple people check on us. Ambience was immaculate. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Couldn’t recommend more!

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charleston

                                              5 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                              It was good but not great

                                            13. CM

                                              CoreenM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our dinner and service was outstanding. We will be back.

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Charlotte

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              I took my Mom and Grannie here for Mother’s Day dinner. It was a particularly chilly/windy night in Charlotte and the restaurant was chilly inside. No big deal but it was notably and maybe something that could be fixed with some insulation. The food was spectacular! Most of the table ordered steak but I ordered their prime rib bolognese. Absolutely delicious! Everyone else at the table ordered their steaks to different doneness and everyone got exactly what they wanted. The sides were delicious as well. The server was friendly and professional made sure we were happy with our meal. Ambience is dope and trendy. Will definitely be here again!

                                            15. SM

                                              SharonM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a wonderful experience on such a busy day of the year. Loved it.

                                            16. MS

                                              MarcusS

                                              Greensboro

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great dinner with the family celebrating my wife for Mother’s Day. The food and service were great! We will definitely come back again soon.

                                            17. RM

                                              RM1645

                                              Charlotte

                                              9 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Literally AMAZING! My bestie and I decided to have dinner together after seeing Hamilton over the weekend. 5Church was a favorite in previous years but I had not been since it was rebranded as Church and Union. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Everything from the cocktails, the appetizers, the entrees, and dessert was outstanding! We had the best time and will hands down be a meal we remember for a long while! Bravo Church and Union!

                                            18. S

                                              Seann

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall3food2service3ambience3

                                              Buffet was an overall disappointment. Especially for $60

                                            19. DW

                                              DariaW

                                              Exclusive

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall1food1service3ambience2

                                              Went for Mother’s Day brunch definitely was not worth the price $60 for adults $40 for children food was cold but our waiter Adrian was a wonderful he was very nice and helpful that’s about the only thing good about it! The food was not worth it all maybe the dinners better but will not be back !!!

                                            20. DB

                                              DrBossolina

                                              Charlotte

                                              6 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic place. Great food. Great service. Great uptown location. Have been to this restaurant multiple times and always very satisfied. Highly recommended.

                                            21. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall1food1service3ambience2

                                              It was Mother’s Day… The Buffet was $60 a person…it was awful. They were out of everything…the buffet was not kept clean and the one salad dressing had lettuce spilled in it, all the bowls of food looked like they hadn’t freshened things up…out of desserts, dirty plates and silverware. All the breads were burnt and hard. Huge disappointment

                                            22. G

                                              Giggles

                                              Charlotte

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Church and Union is one of my favorite restaurants. The dinner is exquisite. This was my first time eating brunch. The Mother's day brunch was amazing! For the price it should have included at least two drink specials, but overall food, service, ambience was excellent.

                                            23. SY

                                              SadlerYoung13

                                              Charlotte

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Beautiful Mother’s Day experience!

                                            24. TM

                                              TMSanders

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Food was good. Good idea for Mother's Day Brunch. Lots of people.

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful staff and service! The food on the buffet was good, but not particularly interesting. We would definitely go back, though. Well worth the price! The one thing I’d recommend for brunches is making the mimosa flight a little less basic, leaning into the craft cocktail angle. If you have house made syrups and shrubs anyway, use them. It was a lovely meal and experience!

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTableReviewer

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall4food2service4ambience5

                                              The atmosphere was great, Location was good, they had valet parking, waitress was nice but the food for mother’s day brunch was not the best. It felt like continental breakfast at a hotel for $60.

                                            27. L

                                              Luke

                                              Charlotte

                                              14 reviews

                                              1.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              All the food on the buffet was cold, bacon wasn’t cooked properly, biscuits were so dry and hard they could break your teeth. Chips of oyster shell in the oyster as they were not shucked properly. Took a server 20 minutes to come and to offer a drink or go over the buffet menu. Valet took over 30 minutes to get our car and I ended having to walk and get it myself because they misplaced peoples tickets and keys. This place was a disaster and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

                                            28. D

                                              Datenight

                                              Charlotte

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very happy with our evening. The bartendar recreated my favorite drink and the waitress ensured we had everything we needed. The food and service was amazing!

                                            29. C

                                              Clem

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                              The experience here was amazing! The ambience, the service, and vibe all made for an amazing brunch.

                                            30. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a nice night out! Food was delicious and a very unique space! Enjoyed everything!

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Phoenix

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                              overall1food1service5ambience3

                                              Served raw fish on original and replacement order

                                              Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on May 6, 2022

                                              Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I would like to get a little bit more information about your visit with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience with details about your reservation at abby@the5thstreetgroup.comI look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

                                            32. EA

                                              EAC1971

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                              Night out to the theater with my wife.

                                              Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on May 6, 2022

                                              Thank you for joining us, hope you enjoyed your show!

                                            33. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Wilmington

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It is our tradition to enjoy an early, pre-theater dinner here, because we can count on attentive service and wonderful food. Like other diners, we just wish the outstanding lamb burger will return to the menu!

                                              Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on May 6, 2022

                                              Thanks for joining us before your show! If you haven't tried the CU Burger, we highly suggest it. We look forward to having you in again soon!

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was delicious!!

                                              Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on May 6, 2022

                                              So happy you enjoyed everything, we hope to CU soon!

                                            35. l

                                              lakelife

                                              Washington DC

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Sunday brunch was perfect. The food was all well prepared and delicious. The brunch burger was as good as I’ve ever had. Juicy, great flavors, toasted bun. Prices for the amount and quality of food were very reasonable. It took some time to get our order in is our only issue. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and comfortable.

                                            36. M

                                              Momof3ncgirls

                                              Western NC

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              This restaurant had the best ambience. It was easy to book a reservation. The food was really good with well rounded selections. I would recommend to others and go back for another visit.

                                              Church and Union - CharlotteResponded on May 6, 2022

                                              Thank you! We look forward to having you back in soon.

                                            37. J

                                              Julia

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall3food2service3ambience3

                                              Very overrated. Much better brunch options in the city. Really not worth the hype.

                                            38. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall3food1service2ambience2

                                              First time visiting this location and was very disappointed. We ordered dinner. I got the steak and my friend got the mahi mahi. When the food came out my friends plate was cold and we had to send the food back. By the time the food came i was done with my meal and my friend had to eat his meal alone. Even though the manager came out to apologize and offer champagne I was very disappointed and would not return to this location.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Really terrific service and food from Church and Union. We had the Oysters to start with the braised bacon watermelon starter and they were great. For dinner we had the Mahi and the Anolini and these were terrific as well.

                                            40. AP

                                              AsiaP

                                              Raleigh

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The ambience is beautiful!! If you're looking for a good brunch spot to go to in CLT, this is the spot. FYI do yourself a favor and order the shrimp and grits 😋.

                                            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 4.4 stars by 4044 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 79 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 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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