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Jun 4, 2012 01:50 PM

5Church Uptown Charlotte

So, during my visit last week I decided to take my friends to 5Church.
Wednesday night, and OMG, what a freakin' scene.
Obviously it's "the place" to go right now and be seen, see people. etc.
We loved the space and actually the energy, the noise, the scene, wasn't too distracting. We just had a great time.
And the's actually pretty good. Little small plates were tasty and each entree was really good.

The staff is still figuring it out...especially young waitresses obviously overwhelmed....again we didn't care.

We're moving to the area later this to try Customshop next.

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  1. Welcome to the area rcburli!!! By the way, Customshop is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

    10 Replies
    1. re: lynnlato

      Heading there first Sunday in September so we're excited.
      Little concerned about convention traffic but we'll manage.
      Thanks for the welcome. Coming from ATL and enjoy the food conversation.

      1. re: rcburli

        You really, really don't want to be anywhere near Uptown Charlotte during he the DNC. I would strongly urge you to rethink that plan.

        1. re: carolinadawg

          Would Customshop really be considered uptown? It's well outside the security zone. I bet Elizabeth will be pretty quiet -- and restaurants along that section would be grateful for the business, unless they're booked for private parties.

          1. re: kathleen purvis

            I would just suggest calling them now to see if they're booked, and if you could make a reservation. Are they even open on Sundays?

            1. re: billyjack

              I have a reservation. Just need to figure out how to get there without too much trouble.

              1. re: rcburli

                Maybe if you take the light rail from the south blvd station, that might be easiest. Here is a link:

                Please report back. I'm dying for more reliable feedback on 5Church. I've heard mixed reviews but I have such high hopes that it's a great place w/ great food.

                Good luck!

                1. re: lynnlato

                  That is a long walk. I'm not sure what day it takes effect but they're stopping train service at Stonewall.

                  Driving on Sunday shouldn't be terrible if you're coming from the south side of downtown and avoid interstates but if you're coming from the north I envision more hassle.

                  1. re: billyjack

                    I'm looking at a 19 page Press Release from the DNC security people and it looks like street closures on that Sunday start at 9am, mostly around Time Warner Cable Arena. I-77 only closes on Thursday until 2am on Friday. Still, I'd avoid the heck out of the area if I didn't have to be there. The "protest" area is on that side of Uptown and things could spread out to who knows where, even Elizabeth.

                    1. re: HungryDonkey

                      I think you mean I-277 (John Belk Freeway). Nonetheless, i agree with your advice to avoid Uptown and immediate environs during this event.

                      1. re: carolinadawg

                        Ha, yes I did. I guess I was dizzy from trying to decipher that press release!