Alchemy at C3Lab

4.6
656 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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

  • Weekend of Love!

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us all weekend long to celebrate Valentine's day in style! Join us in our 10,000 sq. ft. covid distanced space to enjoy a pre-fixe 4 course menu featuring options for both vegetarians and omnivores. Alchemy is proud to offer Charlotte's most innovative culinary experience by merging mindful dining with creative expression. Don't forget to come early to enjoy our art gallery before your meal with your sweetheart. *** Full Details at https://www.c3-lab.com/alchemy/weekend-of-love-2022 ***
  • Alchemy Dinner Lounge: DJ Experience

    Jan 21, 2022 only

    Join us Friday Jan. 14th for a special night celebrating the fusion of art, dining, and music! Reserve your table "Experience" on Open Table to enjoy Alchemy food and cocktails in the Gathering Common surrounded by the chill sounds of Joshua Anthony and bewithus productions. This special night will feature access to a limited time cocktail SOUNDSCAPE: Joshua Anthony soundcloud.com/irian instagram.com/_.bewithus._

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 656 people are saying
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NatashaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only downside was they sold out of the one item on the menu that had me decide the restaurant but choose something else that was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Super cute concept with great art and open dining space. The food, however, is not very good and little on the pricey side.

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KathrynB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool space! The art gallery really adds to the vibe and the food was excellent. So many options for vegans and vegetarians! It was our first time there with a group of 6 and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. They’ve changed the menu since the last time we went to fewer small plates to more large plates that are quite pricey. Just good to be know before you go.

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JimmyS
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have found a new favorite restaurant. Food, service, and atmosphere were tops. Menu has choices, but not so many as to overwhelm. We asked for substitutions on two plates and were accommodated both times. Restaurant is a tad expensive, but in our view it was worth it. Good for date night and anyone who wants to try a vegetarian diet; but meat dishes and seafood available. The steak was excellently done. Kudos to manager and chef for providing a non-snooty and yet superior dining experience.

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vipAshleyV
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, the food was fresh & tasty, the staff was very friendly and we had an excellent t experience. Jackfruit cake was delicious & savory, the vegan prosciutto omelet was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was not worth the price. They said our steak comes only medium cooked which is suspicious that the food was prepared. The desert I ordered was stale and dry. I would have bought a better pond cake at Walmart.

Alchemy at C3Lab
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, I am sorry that you didn't have a good experience with us. None of the steaks were pre-prepared, we simply wanted to have a consistent temperature so that the kitchen could handle the large influx of reservations that we had on new years eve. If there is anything we can do to rectify your experience, please contact us at the restaurant and we would be happy to help. Thank you for your review.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with my lady.

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AnUnevenExpetience
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Experience

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jjmat
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife is gf/df/ and egg free diet restricted. We tried Alchemy after reading an article about NYE restaurants in the Charlotte Observer. Overall a VG experience and we plan to return in the future. It doesn't rank up with some similar restaurants yet that we went to in other cities such as NYC etc...as far as menu options but it is definitely a breath of fresh air and sorely needed for the Charlotte market. The service IS ON PAR with the restaurants in other larger cities that we ate at. Hats off to the staff!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We booked this place for NYE dinner with friends, a couple of things stood out to us:

1. We called ahead and left several messages which were not returned, we wanted to make sure our friends and us were seated next to each other. We only had 7 people in our party but the way no one seemed to answer the phone and return our calls to help us get arrangements together was a big let down. We inquired the night of and they said they weren’t able to help us even though we noticed there were more than several parties of 8+ people with 2 tables pushed together.

2. What kind of place serves a filet or steak and doesn’t offer guests the option of how to get their steak done?!? The only options were medium well or well done, the waiter said it was part of the experience??? What kind of experience am I gonna have with a well done steak?

3. It took us about 30 mins to get any water or drinks, and did we regret our drink order. We ordered dirty martinis and the drinks were so watered down it was laughable.

Overall we had a terrible experience and the fact it was about $380 for 3 people is outrageous! Definitely DO NOT RECOMMEND!

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CarolP
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully casual elegant place to be! Food was excellent and all service staff were impeccably friendly and accommodating. Mixologist was outstanding as well. Deserves it's kudos and good reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Would have loved to sit further in the restaurant to get full experience but overall good ambiance.

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Disapoint
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Fun NYE

Pros - Server Jordan was fantastic and food was good. Vibe was super cool

Cons - We had a super early reservation (all that was available on Open Table), and restaurant was not crowded. They put us at a tiny table right by the kitchen. We asked if we could be moved to another table that was a little out of the walkway and were told that they had another party coming in that was going to be seated at that table. We were there for about 2 hours with dinner and looking at artwork and no one was every seated at that table or the one next to it. When you're paying $95 pp and also ordering drinks, you expect that your request could be accommodated.

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Devin
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food quality was no where near the price. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unique cocktail list. They were out of the short ribs at 6:30pm but had the lions pot pie which was tasty. Service a little slow even though there were lots of people through the dining room.

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BruceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was wonderful. Easy to carry on conversation during dinner Very nice choice for our family Christmas Eve dinner.

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BrittanyS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am vegan and most of my friends are not so I wanted to find a place we would all love. That’s why I chose Alchemy. I love the ambience, the overall creative and modern vibe of the restaurant. Everyone’s food was good. I loved the lions mane and waffle and would highly recommend it. The jackfruit cake was not my favorite though. I wouldn’t order it again. The service was great as well. The only issue I had was that they didn’t have a changing table in the restrooms and I had my 4 month old with me. Overall I had a very good experience.

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vipAshleyV
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Been coming here as we love that they have vegan options but that have been changing so much it's not consistent. The service is getting slower...we waited over 45 minutes for our brunch to be served and the food was cold when served.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there! Food was excellent! We look forward to returning.

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Bridney
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely my new fave Vegan gem! Everything is delicious from the appetizers, cocktails (“Play your cards right”) to the food (anything Lions Mane)!!

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Ash123
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The cocktails were delicious, but the entrees were a bit lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alchemy was the chosen atmosphere to celebrate the love of my life securing a major deal, abroad, that will serve humanity 💯🙏🏾.

The managers, bartenders, servers, and everyone in between are AMAZING! We thank you from our whole hearts for celebrating with us❤️

CJ
vipChristopherJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and great staff. One of my favorite places to go to in Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom and dad for my mother’s birthday! The staff was so friendly and the food was incredible. We had awesome drink recommendations. We loved our appetizer (fried artichoke)! The entrees were fabulous along with the dessert. We had such a great time. We will definitely come back!

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ErinBlue
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the Gathering Commons room and a few of us commented on how it reminded us of a spot you'd find in NYC and not in Charlotte. The food was great, the drinks were delicious and our server, Bryant, was fantastic. Parking was easy and it was fun to look at the most recent art exhibition in the gallery space.

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SuzanneF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice experience overall including enjoying the gallery associated with the restaurant.

SB
ShanitaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night! Atmosphere is amazing and customer service was even better! Food was good and had a great Vegan selection. Wine was great! It was also nice to walk around the art gallery after dinner.

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vipSkem
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great vibe with art gallery combo! Love this place.

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KimF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good, food ok, drinks not so good. Wouldn’t recommend or go again.

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vipKanato
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse customer service ever..: so disappointing

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AaronE
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the art gallery was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. We had a great time and the food and cocktails were outstanding.

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PRITAMB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was awesome and definitely recommended for vegans. The ambience was awesome. The food was delicious. Service was great too. I order a mushroom dish and the vegan burger. Both of them were absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Service was amazing!

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ChristineS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

My breakfast and coffee was delicious, but as a solo dinner I've become quit used to disappointment. Today was no different. I felt my server wrote me off because I didn't order alcohol. I had to ask for coffee it wasn't offered. I had to ask it to be refilled along with my water. Things that are obvious if anyone was paying attention. I also recieved my food without having silverware or a napkin. I was sitting by myself at the bar, right in front of my server. Now I realize she had tables inside, outside and was bartending. It wasn't her fault. Managment should have stepped up and helped her. I never saw a manager. Nobody said goodbye or thank you as I left. There were 2 hostesses. I won't be back.

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MatthewP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space with a creative mix of vegan and omnivore friendly dishes to choose from!

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CYOliver
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Vegan options were plentiful. Chef came out and explained the menu concept. Server was very attentive. Atmosphere was perfect!

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Bridney
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This as our second visit, we really Enjoyed the food and drinks! Love the vibe

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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 4.6 stars by 656 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.