A few Saturdays ago, a few of us girls got together to celebrate Katie’s birthday and try a new restaurant – the perfect combination. 5 Church is a new restaurant that opened on the corner of Market and East Bay streets in downtown Charleston. If you went to Cofc, or visited, you might remember it as the space where Mad River was. Yup, that place has been transformed into a classy restaurant. Weird.
I had heard good things about the menu from other friends beforehand, so I was pretty pumped to have dinner there. Susie made sure we had our own space, so we were set up off the main dining space, in the smaller one on the left. I feel like the waiter was in for a handful with the 12 of us..
Since we were the first ones there, we checked out the drink menu and talked to the waiter. I ordered a malbec, and Michelle went with the Viper, a fancy cucumber water with tequila, which became the favorite of the night.
Once everyone got there and we had all decided on something to eat, we ordered. Brittney and I split the tuna tartare (sans nuts) for an appetizer, and it was delicious. One of the sauces on the outside that you scoopped the tuna through had quite a kick, so I only had a little of that.
Since I may have had a snack before dinner, I ordered a mixed cheese & charcuterie board for my main course. The chef asked which meats and cheeses I wanted, so I got a wide variety. I made an assortment of little sandwiches with all of the toppings, and there was so much food that I was the last to finish my plate!
The other plates looked just as delicious as mine. I think I’ll get the lamb burger next time I’m back 🙂
After 5 Church, we headed to The Spectator‘s bar try out another new spot in the area. The seating areas were so sophisticated — lots of velvets, gold accents, and big leather chairs. It was a great place to relax with a drink, especially if I was a guest. I will definitely be back to both places soon..