Five Church Jamie Lynch 5Church
127 N. Tryon St. (Fifth St.)
Charlotte, NC 28202
Cuisine: American
The "see-and-be-seen" crowd enjoys imaginative dishes and specialty cocktails at uptown's swanky, multi-level 5Church.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.


5Church Restaurant Review:

This chic uptown restaurant sports a dramatic décor that focuses on chandeliers made with bright white feathers. On the ceiling, the entire text of "The Art of War" is hand painted. Start your night at the long bar with a creative cocktail, such as the "Bourberry," a sweet mixture of bourbon, raspberry liqueur, lemon juice and raspberries. Chef Jamie Lynch's menu employs local, sustainably farmed raw materials. Small "snacks" plates include chickpea salad with mint, lemon vinaigrette and Parmesan. First and main courses range from gnocchi Parisienne to the popular lamb burger topped with Gorgonzola cheese or a sautéed North Carolina flounder paired with winter vegetables. Vegetarians may opt for crispy marinated tofu with seasonally changing toppings, among other options. The s'mores trifle with toasted marshmallow cream offers an upscale twist on the playful dessert. 5Church's red-leaning wine list draws heavily from big name California labels --- Opus One, Silver Oak, Caymus, Jordan --- although you'll find other selections, such as an Argentine Malbec, a South African Shiraz and a French Syrah. Check out the reserve list for high-end options.

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