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Alchemy

#126 of 1,288 Restaurants in Memphis
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940 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-4444
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I love Cooper Young area in Midtown~

Large bar, plenty of tables and comfortable seating arrange to mingle. Nice hang out for drinks during the week or on the weekend. Serves several signature drinks and small plates on Alchemy's tapas-style menu just the right size. My favorite, Southern Antipasta – Smoked Chicken Salad, Pimento... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
uptown63
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collierville, tn
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Oxford, MS
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed a dinner at Alchemy while in the Cooper-Young area of Memphis. Very nice atmosphere with comfortable seating, large bar and several corner conservation areas. We shared two small plates which turned out to be plenty of food and we both left full. Had the fish tacos which were excellent and a mixed plate that had several familiar servings but... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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168 reviews 168 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my business colleagues. The drinks have unique names and great combination of ingredients. We loved the charcuterie and Brussel sprouts. I ordered tuna as a small plate and had a great flavor. The place serves small appetizers, appetizers to share and small plates. Everything was really tasty. The environment is industrial-chic. The central bar is... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Alchemy is a sophisticated bar and restaurant. The bartenders make excellent drinks with a large section to pick from. The tapas style food is also delicious.

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collierville, tn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Large bar, plenty of tables and comfortable seating arrange to mingle. Nice hang out for drinks during the week or on the weekend. Serves several signature drinks and small plates on Alchemy's tapas-style menu just the right size. My favorite, Southern Antipasta – Smoked Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, Feta Artichoke Salad, Housemade Pickled Vegetables and this is plenty to share.... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We each ordered two of the small plate/appetizers. Our favorites: Mac and Cheese, Smoked Mushroom and Arugula Salad, Smoked Chicken and Pimento Cheese salads, Sliders, Fish Tacos. Each of these was phenominal and there were no leftovers. Also ordered fried oysters, Beef tenderloin and new potatoes, and Tuna with crispy Kale. These three were also good, just not quite as... More 

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mid-TN
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Pros = Open on Monday Night, one of few in area, and and at least one other was smoke-filled; artful decor; some of food offerings, i.e., arugula salad, brussels sprouts, + sliders Cons = Noisy atmosphere (contrary to mood trying to set); crab cakes were fishy ( a first for us! ); drinks menu w/o organization or prices (which wouldn't... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in during the Cooper Young festival. They were very crowded, but we got a table in the back. We had fish tacos and a panini type sandwich that were both very-very good. We felt like there was a limited and special menu for the festival day. This had to one of their, if the THE, busiest days of... More 

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Memphis TN
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to meet, eat and enjoy! Specialty cocktails are great, and all of their small plate food is GREAT. Don't miss the Brussel sprouts (I know, I didn't like them either, until this place!) and the desserts, too.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Alchemy appears to be a nice place to have a drink, but I was having dinner, and just wasn't impressed. The restaurant has a confusing menu, dish portions are too small, and the prices are too high. In addition, the furnishings in the restaurant are inexpensive and uncomfortable. It's just lacking consumer value. However, one a positive note, the food... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fantastic place for the more sophisticated drinker. Great selection of cocktails and Park is pretty much the best bartender. The food is good. Not smoky. Room to breathe. Come here when you've grown out of the crammed dive bars.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 940 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 726-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?