Alchemy at C3Lab

4.7
418 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Alchemy provides a mindfully curated selection of vegetarian focused dishes with options for omnivores. We gravitate toward a predominantly plant based diet because we feel better doing so. With healthy balance in mind, our most popular dishes allow seamless substitution of animal proteins without compromising flavor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 418 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jlang015
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We were never checked on after the appetizer were delivered to the table. Therefore we never were able to order an entree.

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ThomasS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place. Food and service exceptional as always, and when you walk out, you feeler cooler than you did when you walked in. Bonus: Art on the C3Lab walls is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

By far the best new place in the CLT to dine. Great staff and the chef is amazing!

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and its presentation is sheer art. Cool atmosphere! Of course, it helps that you walk through an art gallery to get to the dining room. Wonderful place to take friends & family.

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Jonathan
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for a date or just dinner, good options for vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food and beverages were tasty but service was mediocre at best. Of the 7 meals served, three of those served had to be returned to the kitchen as they were either not served as ordered or were simply wrong. Additionally one mimosa and one salad had gnats in/on them. When the salad was returned to the table, they had not put the chicken on it and diner had nearly finished the greens before the chicken came from the kitchen.
No apologies made no adjustments offered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and ambience. Our reservation was booked for ten. Unfortunately, it rained so we weren’t sure if most folks were coming as we were a few minutes past our reservation time. We were seated for four because that’s all we had confirmed but had three more show up. The hostess was very accommodating even when the 3 extra arrivals showed up 30-45 mins later. It was the first meetup for our group so our late arrivals felt bad for showing up past our reservation time. Next time, I’ll list it 15 mins earlier and make the reservation 15 mins later. 😉

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LukeC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for all dietary restrictions. I follow a vegan diet and everything I ate was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and all of the food was incredible. Their selection of cocktails was great too! You’re able to walk around and look at the art that is for sale with your cocktail or drink or choice. We had a great time and will be back. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really neat space. The cocktail list was fun and unique. The food was pretty good and worth the price. The location was nice and the fact that there is an art gallery attached is something different and fun. Great place, will come back.

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KatherineN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exciting place to eat. There is a terrific display of art that willbe up through July by some of the most well-known artists in Charlotte, including Marvin Espy, Tony Griffin, Felicia can Bork, Miriam Durkin, Eva Crawford, Dylan Chorneau, Katherine Kesey, and Arthur Rogers. I had trout and it was superb, others with me had pasta, Caesar’s salad and a mushroom dish. People were streaming in for dinner and our table knew 5 people who came by to say hi.

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NickosSummy
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere was fantastic - the Bartender(s) were also very friendly, prompt and informative. I would say the server we got was not "top notch" but was overall rock solid and will 100% be going back / recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cocktails and small plates were lovely. Mushroom Trip in particular was absolutely spectacular. However, the in house veggie burger is deeply unpleasant in both flavor and texture. I normally prefer house made veggie burgers to mass produced ones, but this one made me wish they had Impossible or Beyond instead.

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vipFoodie444
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow but high-quality. Food and decor are excellent.

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LindseyKay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had. The portobello hash was life changing. Sweetest servers too! Get there early if you want the Japanese pancakes - they sell out fast.

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DanielK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The space and the food were wonderful. The service was a little rough, but it seems it was more based on being new and dealing with being so busy out the gate than attitude; they were all very nice. My biggest comment is the outdoor seating is a wasted opportunity. It’s no where near as special as sitting inside... seems forgotten. Since that space doesn’t have a view or some other special attribute it’s even more important they should have made it more a vibe... it’s basic and an afterthought.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. The staff was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Chef made a special d and g free dessert for us. First class all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and everything was amazing! Love the atmosphere and food was awesome!! Had the “had a hard day” drink…so good I had several (if you like tequila)

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Kalani
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Honestly, just bad. You can tell they are hoping for a certain crowd, but I don’t know who.

Coffee served cold, and bitter. Had to ask for cream and sugar. Had to ask for spoon. How do you offer such a catered allergen experience then put down just cream and white sugar? Doesn’t line up, like you don’t care.

Food was just bad. Grape tomato salad features 1.5 grape tomatoes and enough micro greens to smother a rabbit. Flavored heavily with salt and other salt. Micro greens were everywhere. I’m guessing they own a micro green farm and are supplying themselves.

Overall, take a cold vegan egg sandwich to west elm and you get the same experience.

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CarolS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration dinner was perfect! So great to have options for vegan and omnivores! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Became plant-based 2 weeks prior. This place was enlightening and a totally pleasurable experience. Highly recommended even for my non-plant based friends. My wife's scallops looked amazing!

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vipFamishedtraveler
London
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was excited to finally try this place and they had patio seating. The inside was interesting. We sat on the back patio, which basically overlooks a ditch and the back of condos. The menu did not have a lot of options. We tried the fried artichokes and they were good. We also tried cocktails. They have very complicated cocktails. Both of ours were not very good and were tiny for the price. After the artichokes there really weren’t any other small plates that looked good so we paid and left. It was fine but won’t be hurrying back.

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vipMicheleS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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NESHA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japanese pancakes are to die for. The menu was vegetarian and vegan friendly as well as had great flavor profiles. Service was fantastic and ambience was very New York.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the vegetable forward menu!! We shared 4 small plates and had dessert and each dish was delicious! The fried artichokes are a must.

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audibaran
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite! Delicious, seasonal, and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed what we ate however we have always found that every time we visit this place, we are told some items on the menu are not available which disappoints us. Maybe they need to figure out their supply chain to ensure items on the menu are actually available.

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Callie
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love the area this is in and I will definitely be back, although there was a hair in my waffle & I never got one of my mimosas I paid for..

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FeliciaW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Delicious food, great atmosphere!

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Victoria
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at alchemy always make our experience so special

Food and drinks are prepared with love and passion. I mean common! Does it even get better than that!?!?

They set the bar☺️

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vipMontana
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our food was good- not amazing but not bad either. They claim to be vegan/vegetarian forward but their first small plate is a beef filet dish. The portion sizes were definitely generous for small plates but we still felt that everything was overly expensive for Charlotte. Everything, including the drinks, was $2 over what it should have been which adds up. Cocktails averaged $13+ and a HALF glass of wine was what I would expect to pay for a full glass elsewhere. This isn't RH rooftop. The ambience doesn't demand those prices. One of the dishes, elote, was meant to be eaten with your hands (which should be warned about upfront). You could feasibly eat it with a knife but they don't provide sharp enough ones. I don't want to be eating anything with my hands at a feasibly "nice" restaurant. And lastly, the service was lacking. The two (2!) hostesses told us they were short staffed up front but there were 3 servers who were also acting as bartenders for 7 tables. I don't think we should have felt as neglected as we did. We sat with empty plates on our table for 10+ minutes and even after we requested the check, the plates were left sitting there. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be back. It's a lot of money to spend not to be blown out of the water.

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Samosasam
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated birthday

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vipDeannaS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a birthday brunch with friends. We sat on the patio which was quiet and serene. All of our food was amazing, as usual.

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kissmekate
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with family from out of town

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AmyM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to come to brunch at Alchemy for the Japanese pancakes, as this is the only place we could find in Charlotte that offers them (there may be others, we were just unable to find others). We ordered the pancakes, which were amazing, but also tried a couple of other dishes, the steak and eggs and the Portabello egg in hole. Both dishes were amazing. My kids prefer meat options, and there was definitely something for everyone. I will definitely be going back to try some of the more "exotic" vegan/vegetarian options.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow, our wines were mixed up, but the food was amazing. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar. Josh was the bartender and he was amazing. Great drinks and food recommendations. Locally sourced. Vegan/vegetarian friendly was a big win for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to restaurant since COVID started.

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MarieZ
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Really great place but bad timing when I went. The music was strange and loud, the server was awesome but not supported and our food took 45 minutes.

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You can order delivery directly from Alchemy at C3Lab using the Order Online button. Alchemy at C3Lab also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 659-0799.

Alchemy at C3Lab is rated 4.7 stars by 418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.