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Church and Union - Charleston

4.5
4.5
5983 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A 5th Street Group concept. Church and Union serves New American cuisine in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting-edge design, stellar service, and world-class food by Top Chef Alum Chef Jamie Lynch and Executive Chef Alex Spencer are all part of the Church and Union experience. Located in a 105-year-old church. The patio is weather dependant.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Spencer

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250 or more, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

  • Area

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross Street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too tight for what we ordered... no.place for.plates. your tables are too small..... no more bruch for me here...this is what I normally order....
  2. K

    Krystle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience and they did not disappoint.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience is the show stealer here. Such a cool atmosphere for a meal. $3 Mimosa’s are a great deal for brunch. Burrata Salad- Amazing. The brown butter compote they put on the cheese is something I’ll be craving soon. Huevos Rancheros- a great dish, but I wish I would have been asked how I want my eggs. They came scrambled… and looked watery Fried Chicken BLT- the portion size was impressive, but the chicken was tough/chewy and overly salted. My least favorite part of the experience is the “optional kitchen gratuity” that they add on the bill. Just pay your employees more. Your guests are already paying enough for the food and experience. 4.37/5… if it was in a general location I’d have rated 3.8
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere however potatoes were undercooked and hard. However the manager and waiter were quick to fix and accommodate. Other than that small issue food was delicious and quick. Would go back again
  5. PG

    PatriciaG

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food was creative, pretty and delicious! Four of us each got something different and we all enjoyed!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ravioli of my life.
  8. LF

    LFVF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great. Food was generous and delicious, my recommended drink was perfect and our server was friendly but professional. We never felt rushed
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere interior!!
  10. k

    kadic

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Many arrived expecting brunch, like us, to find that it’s only available on Sat/Sun. An $18 burrata salad is laughable. The biscuits were overpoweringly salty. The bacon was superb. The food did not live up to the hype. Service was great!
  11. SK

    StephanieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, unique atmosphere, and friendly staff.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, WONDERFUL food. Best scallop dish I’ve ever had. Can take a little while when they’re busy, but overall a great experience and we highly recommend. Get there before 8pm for expedited service before the big bachelorette parties etc get there
  13. r

    rajk

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing Dinner experience for our Dinner. Rhonda who was our server was outstanding. She was very friendly and helpful
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Church and Union for dinner while on vacation in Charleston. We were blown away by the atmosphere, gorgeous decor. Food was incredibly delicious, I had the burrata for app, hub had oysters, then scallops and wreckfish for the main entree. All terrific, great experience all around.
  15. KL

    KaitlynL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The location and aesthetics of the restaurant were great! Right off of Market St. and in an old church building was a really cool experience, however, the food was expensive and for the amount of money we spent, it was horrible. Both steak and chicken tasted rubbery, steak was overcooked and had no flavor and our dessert was $10 for a 2inch square BITE. Not to mention it took forever to get our food and dessert. I wouldnt recommend someone to dine here, but maybe stop by to see the restaurant at the bar for a drink and appetizer.
  16. LA

    LisaA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks! Beautiful atmosphere. Food was good. Not worth the price.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely phenomenal
  18. TA

    TinisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not just a place to eat it was a experience. The food was amazing. The service was as good as I have ever experienced. The prices were a bargain for such great food.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 2 days agoHI Tinisa! Thanks so much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope to CU again soon!

  19. AD

    AlekaD

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    For $42 - there were 4 scallops and the food was only on 1/2 of a huge plate. I didn’t feel any value while my partner received a healing plate of fried chicken…. I wouldn’t go back for the food.
  20. SL

    SteveLSloan

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Good was just ok and the server seemed to care less that we were there. Would probably go back and have a drink, but won’t bring a customer back. Between the music and the crowd, seemed very loud and we were unable to have a meaningful conversation.
  21. D

    Daniel

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food and service are both very good. The menu has a variety of interesting appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. However, the overall cost is quite expensive and reduces the overall value of the experience.
  22. s

    ssobrien

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top all time ten restaurant for our group. Caesar was fantastic!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 2 days agoHi ssobrien! Thanks for your review, and I'll make sure to pass this along to Cesar and the rest of the Church and Union team. Hope to CU again soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food, service, and ambiance was amazing!
  24. C

    Cher

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place and great food and waitress. Even got a choice of any dessert as anniversary treat.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 4 days agoHi Cher, and Happy Anniversary! We're so glad you came to celebrate with us. Cheers!

  25. CB

    CB123

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Cool spot in a converted old church with great artwork. Bartenders and our waiter very attentive. Apps came out quickly but entrees took 50+ min. They apologized and bought us a desert. Helps but not enough. Have a feeling it happens often. Would give it another shot.
  26. D

    suzanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I looooved it… The atmosphere is absolutely amazing and the food was delicious. The service was excellent I will absolutely go back there many times

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 4 days agoHey Suzanne! Thanks so much for the review. We can't wait to CU again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    June 27 22 Food was fabulous Best ravioli dish I’ve ever had! Sister & boyfriend really enjoyed their burgers!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great!!!
  29. LP

    LisaP

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My daughter and I ate there while vacationing in Charleston. Beautiful ambiance and great food. Highly recommend.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 5 days agoHi Lisa! We're so glad to hear you all enjoyed your experience with us. Enjoy your time in Charleston! Hope to see you again while you're still here!

  30. ED

    ErDi

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Rude wait staff. Bad service. Food was cold.
  31. L

    L8391

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    For the price, the service stinks. Waiter took our order. Said he’d be back with hummus. Never brought that out. My friend asked to sub the beans and veggies the came with her meal for broccoli. They charged her EXTRA. Asked to see dessert menu. Waiter said he’d be back with it. Comes back twenty mins later asks if we want to see dessert menu. Yes we already asked for it. Service was under par for a downtown Charleston restaurant
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was the star of the show, next to the food! The crab cake was the best I e e we eaten!!
  33. BS

    BobbieS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken was a must! So good and enough for 2 to share. We will definitely be back.
  34. CW

    CherylW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th anniversary!
  35. G

    Greg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would go back again. A little noisy is only concern.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    We had high hopes for our brunch here. The ambience was really very cool and we loved the old church and the whole vibe of the restaurant. Unfortunately, our breakfast was not the greatest. This was our last meal in Charleston and it was a pretty big disappointment. Maybe it was what we ordered, but the Southern breakfast biscuit was crazy dry, scrambled eggs kind of weirdly wet/runny and the grits were awful. I feel badly for anyone that tries grits for the first time here b/c I can’t ever imagine wanting or liking them after tasting these. My husband had the skillet and the potatoes were dry and hard. Just not a winning breakfast. The regular coffee was served with a side of jelly beans (ask what the story is behind that - really kind of neat) and the menu has great possibilities - maybe just an off meal that we had. But, with that said, we would try it again. We are planning to come back in August and will try different menu options.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated brunch for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Our server was amazing! She was really attentive and we enjoyed our complimentary glass of champagne! Loved it. Will come back next time we are in Charleston!
  38. M

    Mh211

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great, food not so good. Just okay. Would not go back.
  39. MB

    MelissaB

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Would not recommend. They shoved us in a room with no ambiance and 2 large bachelorette parties, next to the bathroom. The fried chicken was inedible and the lemonade was minutemaid.
  40. DL

    DLTN

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the cocktails and fried chicken dish! Nice atmosphere.

FAQs

Church and Union - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 5983 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Church and Union - Charleston

32B North Market Street Charleston, SC 29407

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Area

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Spencer

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250 or more, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

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