Tempest Named “Best New Restaurant” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020

Tempest, the newest restaurant concept from the 5th Street Group, has been recognized as the No. 1 “Best New Restaurant” in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020. The top 20 nominees were chosen by a panel of experts, including a combination of editors from USA Today, and the top 10 winners were determined over the course of four weeks by popular vote.

Known for its sustainable, hyper-local South Atlantic seafood and stunning interiors, Tempest opened in August 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic Market Street district. Co-owners Patrick Whalen, Alejandro Torio and Top Chef alumnus Jamie Lynch have created an environment that is equal parts immersive, inspiring and satisfying.

“The 5th Street Group is both honored and extremely humbled by this recognition. It was our hope when we built this restaurant to create something special that people in all walks of life could enjoy, we are very thankful that it appears we have been successful so far,” says Chef Jamie Lynch.

USA Today 10Best provides readers with original, unbiased and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to do, restaurants and hotels for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. For the complete list of award winners, please visit https://www.10best.com/.

For more information on Tempest or to book a reservation, visit www.TempestCharleston.com.

Tempest
Housed in the former Harriott Pinckney Home for Sailors in Charleston’s Market Street district, Tempest pays homage to the location’s rich history, offering guests local and sustainable seafood cooked over charcoal. Tempest is located at 32C N. Market Street, next door to 5Church Charleston. For more information, please visit www.TempestCharleston.com or follow the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

5th Street Group
Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO recipient Patrick Whalen, Alejandro Torio and Top Chef Alum Jamie Lynch of 5th Street Group began in 2012 with the opening of 5Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group went on to open 5Church Charleston in Charleston in 2015, Sophia’s Lounge in Charlotte in 2017, Tempest in Charleston in 2020 and Church and Union in Nashville in 2021.


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