Alchemy at C3Lab

4.6
552 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.

Experiences

  • Alchemy Lounge Dining

    Oct 1, 2021 only

    Join us for a special night celebrating the fusion of art and dining! Reserve your table between 7 & 10pm to enjoy Alchemy food and cocktails in the Gathering Common surrounded by the chill sounds of DJ Joshua Anthony and bewithus productions. This special night will feature a limited time cocktail celebrating C3Lab member artists as they debut their annual gallery exhibit.
  • South End Festival Brunch!

    Oct 2, 2021 only

    Join us Saturday Oct 2nd as we host the South End Wine and Hops Festival right here at Alchemy! With the festival rocking outside, this is your chance to grab a table in our main dining room and enjoy a modified brunch offering from Chef Aponte. Seating is limited, so once it's gone, brunch will only be available in to-go containers.

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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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 552 people are saying
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ElizabethP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outside back patio in perfect fall weather - the inside was definitely louder. What a fun, hip vibe - great food - great service - and an art gallery to browse. What could be better?
Although everything was very good, we HIGHLY recommend the Spicy Tomato Ravioli, the Mushroom Trip, and the Brulee'd Cheesecake. The Charcuterie platter with the fresh house-made granola was excellent as well.
We would definitely recommend Alchemy to friends. Please note there are fantastic vegan/vegetarian options.

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vipflykids
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Don't let the vegan forward scare you away. They have vegan options, vegetarian options, and options for us carnivores! Sitting on the deck with a great bottle of wine, clean food, and great wait staff. Oh and the art gallery is just a little extra bonus.

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Jody
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were all fantastic. A little pricy, but worth it for the quality. Would definietely recommendation.

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Chris
San Antonio
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great idea, food needs some work. Flavors were great for most items, but my daughter did not feel well after eating it. Love that they have vegan options. Price was high for our area and what we received.

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MaryB
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Hip and fun backed up by outstanding food and service. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didnt realize this was a vegetarian/ vegan restaurant

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TinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, my husband and I loved everything about it. The cheese plate was amazing, every morsel. The cocktails were delightful, the service attentive from multiple staff, the ambience very funky with upbeat music playing. We loved our entrees and can’t wait to go back again. As a pescatarian, I’m used to finding 1-2 options on a menu, so it was really refreshing to have tons of options!

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Jreviews
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Good atmosphere and food. Portions are entirely too small for price and service was terrible. I understand staff shortages are real but the place was not crowded what so ever and our server was not just not on the ball or even polite when interacting with us, frankly she was rude and had an attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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Theresa
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional restaurant with amazingly delicious food. We have dined there several times and it is always a wonderful experience.

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Great
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great pancakes! My family and I sat outside on a very hot day but outside was shaded so well I didn't even notice how hot it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb! The food was great also we will most definitely come back whenever we come to Charlotte!

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NickyN
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh & delicious, service was spectacular, and the ambiance was fun & funky! We loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience!

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vipHunterH
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very unusual food cooked artistically. Extremely good service/waiters- knowledgeable and attentive.

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SzabinaM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is small but filled with options for both vegan/vegetarian and meat eaters. Perfect for a date night as there is an art gallery before entering the restaurant. Everything was wonderful! Definitely get the spicy tomato ravioli you will NOT be disappointed😍😍😍

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vipKrisB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The web site needs work , it was hard to find the large plates , I clicked on take out and found large plates . Missing out on new business. My wife had come on business dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food took a long time even though other tables received the same dish before us. Food came out just a little above room temperature. Very disappointed because I heard such great things about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking in to an art gallery set the bar high for the dining expirnv

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CarolineS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Creative, flavorful vegan dishes...wonderful service too and we met the chef Ken Aponte who described his passion for the science behind his amazing creations. As an artist myself, I ove that it's an art gallery AND a restaurant. I highly recommend Alchemy and we will certainly be back often!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Food and service was great! Would come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sensational. Staff very friendly and service was excellent!

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vipMarissaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Love the ambience, service, and art gallery!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Honestly I was a little thrown off at first. It looked like a fixed up garage but the service was by far the best we have ever had! Everyone was super nice and helpful. The red sauce was the best I’ve had. I’ll definitely be back.

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Aleeza
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service every time! The food is always exciting and delicious.

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MichelleA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe service and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Yummy food and great service! We will definitely go back!

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LisneyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Friend enjoyed their vegan friendly options

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect - the restaurant is beautiful, the food and cocktails were excellent (and beautiful as well). And the service was fantastic. My first visit and and can’t wait to go back.

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HappyinNC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Alchemy! Food is always amazing. Ivy was fantastic provided excellent service and helped to make for a great night.

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Buzzc
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic concept. Creative cuisine in an Arts environment. Seriously, a must do in Charlotte. Maybe even better than I described!

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SouthParkFoodie
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was perfect!

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a pleasant experience here. Excellent food. Friendly staff. The manager always greets us and checks on us several times. A previous time, we had ordered on-line and an error caused our food to be delayed. The manager personally apologized and comped our food -way above and beyond! The food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Can’t say enough of how great this place is!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Really disappointed in our dining experience and will not be returning anytime soon. This was my second time dining here but my husbands first. I had raved about it for months but Unfortunately it was night and day from when I visited back in April. The server was extremely slow, we didn’t get a few items we ordered and then when we pointed it out they acted ‘surprised’, the reason they didn’t know is because we rarely saw her. We had to ask to refill our water multiple times before we got more (which still took over 20mins) and were never offered to take more drink orders for the wine/cocktail. She was rude to us at the end after one of the small plates came out after our large plates. The manager was apologetic, thankfully, but it didn’t make up for the hour and half of horrible service. We sat outside and while waiting on our check they started picking up all the other table and chairs and staking them since we were the last ones on the patio…. It was only 10pm. Could they not wait until we left? It was really rude and made us feel like our dining experience didn’t matter. Maybe there is a reason why they could ‘pack up’ early, they can’t fill their reservations because the experience and quality of food is struggling. I hope the managers see this and make adjustments. There is a lot of competition of nice restaurants in Charlotte now, unless they get their act together don’t waste your time. They need to train their staff better, new is not excuse for rarely checking in on the diners or being rude/defensive. We actually had a ton of patience and tried to make the most of the night but when we only get a few date nights a month since it takes coordination with babysitters, it make even a bigger impression on us when the experience is bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seats for the bar and I would highly recommend it, service was excellent and the bartenders gave excellent suggestions and made for a great evening. Would go back again. Also the fried artichoke sauces were epic!

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DixonC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we’ve had in Charlotte - wonderful place experience

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Jennifer
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fries came out cold, drinks taste odd, and simple requests like ketchup is weirdly not available: but overall, great upscale atmosphere.

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Three of us had salads with grilled chicken and it was extremely dry and tasteless. My fourth fellow patron is vegan and the restaurant was completely out of vegan cheese which was the only reason we came to the restaurant. The server was extremely nice as was the bartender who brought us drinks but it took a long time to get cocktails. We were there for a birthday celebration and it was a mediocre experience.

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Chief
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. My server recommended the best meal for me and was constantly checking up on me.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great food, Great atmosphere, VERY slow service. Do not come if you are starving. Our server was great but the kitchen was very slow with bringing our meals and cocktails. When the food came out is was DELICIOUS, hot, and had beautiful presentation. Would come back, but maybe have a snack before you go!

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 552 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.