5Church is easily one of the most popular restaurants in Charlotte. The hip restaurant is located on the corner of 5th St. and Church St. in Uptown and is usually packed with young people hoping to see and be seen. Celebrities are often spotted here and the restaurant has also made an appearance in several national top restaurant lists including Open Table’s Top 100 Dining Spots in America.
The winner of 5Church is definitely their dinner menu and nightlife fun including their signature cocktail menu and house music. With that being said, though, their new lunch menu is now making a name for itself. I stopped in last week to try the new menu and was surprisingly impressed. On the occassion that I have had lunch meetings at 5Church, I’ve always gone for the Romaine Wedge with blackened chicken and I promise you that it’s one of the freshest, most flavorful wedge salads that I’ve ever had. I’m a sucker for a wedge salad and the offering from 5Church hits the spot with it’s creamy gorgonzola dressing, crisp romaine, and balsamic reduction. In case you’re wondering, the romaine wedge salad made it’s way to the new lunch menu as well. Phew.
The new menu is revamped with a hearty selection of hot sandwiches, entrees and an additional list of appetizers. Just a few items added to the new lunch menu:
- Italian Hoagie
- Honey Mustard Chicken Wrap
- Hot Roast Beef
- Ham and Cheese
- French Onion Roast Beef,
- Prime Ground Beef Tacos
- Mussels and Fries
- Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Cornmeal Fried Calamari
My boyfriend and I decided to try the Italian Hoagie and the French Onion Roast Beef. Both sandwiches were accompanied with fries, although you can substititue other sides if you’d like. I tasted both sandwiches and the French Onion Roast Beef (pictured below) won over my heart, which is odd because I’ve never ordered French Onion Soup in my life. (The soggy crouton thing has always creeped me out.)
The French Onion Roast Beef sandwich was delicious. The bread was soft and warm, the melted cheese was gooey, and the roast beef was extremely juicy and flavorful. The sandwich was a tad bit messy because of the shallot sauce but was nothing that I couldn’t handle.
The Italian Hoagie (below) was also a homerun. My boyfriend favored the Hoagie over the French Onion Roast Beef sandwich… good thing considering that meant more roast beef for me!
The Italian Hoagie was stuffed with italian meats, provolone cheese, peppadew peppers and peperoncini. The bread was a little crusty but held up well with all that meat and toppings. My only complaint of the two dishes was that the fries were on the saltier side but still had delicious seasoning nonetheless.
The new lunch menu at 5Church is a must-try. Whether you work in Uptown or are just passing through for meetings, the new menu is inexpensive (sandwiches range from $8 to $11) and a nice change from the usual lunch fare of sandwiches and salads.
Have you tried the new lunch menu at 5Church? Let us know your thoughts by replying in the comments!