Alchemy Cafe and Bistro
Great FoodI took my wife here for Mother's Day and we loved the food. The cheese plate we shared was great as were the tapas. I had the Mac & Cheese (they should rename it because it is really so much more) and it was the best I have ever had. The service was very good as well. All in all, well worth the trip.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchThe selections were excellent! Something for everyone (my kids range from age 6 to 17). Food was amazing! Bloody Mary's were incredible! The atmosphere was comfortable and the decor was unique! The restaurant was well-run with excellent service! LOVE! Strongly recommend the brunch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We dined at Alchemy Saturday night after getting a coupon for staying at the Inn Magnolia. So glad we went! The food was delicious, the servers were awesome and the over ambiance of the restaurant was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food, serviceAlways great food, service and company. Alchemy always works hard to make their patrons comfortable. If you have any special requests do not hesitate to ask. They will accommodate. Enjoy!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite restaurant!My husband and I had dinner at Alchemy and have not stopped talking about how wonderful the experience was. Erika (with a k) was a fantastic server. She was very knowledgable and friendly. She had a cool relaxed way about her that made you feel like you were not being rushed yet she was very attentive, and offered great suggestions. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect. It was lively, cozy, cool and sophisticated all at the same time. Last but certainly not least the food was to die for. I ordered the duck and my husband the sirloin. Both were cooked perfectly and the sides complemented the dishes exceptionally well. Alchemy has easily become one of our new favorite restaurants and we will be returning soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice local placeDon't be put off by the prices. Although this looks like the typical local spot, the food and beverage choices are good, and the food is very good. Ginger lovers note: they make their own (non-alcoholic ginger beer for drink bases, it's excellent on its own.
Looks like the bar could be a lively spot at night.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are no words!!!We shared the starters because we could not make a choice--then we could not say which one we liked the best ( I am leaning toward the dates and brussel sprouts)--I had the tuna--it melted in my mouth. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was unbelievable!!! If you do not go to this resturant you are missing one of the greatest meals you will ever have.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRight in dowtown GloucesterThis restaurant is a local treasure. I have always enjoyed the food, the "beverages," and the attentive service. The menu changes with the seasons and the freshest "stuff" available. All dietary needs are emphasized on a truly eclectic bill of fare. I highly recommend it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to Impress UsWe have been to Alchemy a number of times, and we always leave happy. The food is uniformly delicious and creative, and the waitstaff is always excellent. A couple of times the room was a bit noisy, but now we know to ask for the Mafia table (don't know why it is called that) the next time we come.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMlikes it so much got a giftlikes it so much got a gift certificate for a friend!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMV Good Restaurant W/Great ServiceAlchemy is a very good restaurant. The menu is always interesting and changeable with seasons. The room itself is very comfortable. What makes the restaurant great is the staff, very professional. Brigitte and Erika always provide excellent service.
Erika really knows the wine list and is comfortable making recommendations.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitress could have smiledThe waitress could have smiled or made eye contact.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnusual dishes, some usingUnusual dishes, some using whole grains, with interesting spicing. Unlike what I've eaten anywhere else. Loved the meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!I took my friend to lunch for her birthday at Alchemy recently and it was all or more than I expected. The food was delicious, creative and local. The atmosphere was comfortable, attractive and current. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. So, all in all, a wonderful experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe beet salad was a canner'sThe beet salad was a canner's dream! Lovely pickled apples along with the brilliant colored beets; delicious candied walnuts! The fish tacos were also a delight with zesty cabbage to create a delicious taste. Easily, this restaurant is a must stop for any foodie visiting Gloucester.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday celebration, greatbirthday celebration, great food, great variety definatly will return and have already recommended4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the drinks,Everything from the drinks, apps, meal, service, and experience were top notch. We will be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIn all seriousness, I hadIn all seriousness, I had one of the best meals at this restaurant that I have ever had in my life. Probably in the top 5! Absolutely phenomenal meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis spot was always excellentThis spot was always excellent but now it is even better with some new management on board.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great Easter brunchHad a great Easter brunch with fun live
bluegrass musict in the background.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gloucester Gem!Alchemy's eclectic mix of offerings appeals to foodies as well as general diners. The ambiance includes the lower level's "cozy" vibe with couches contrasted by the hi-tops on the main level. Service is casually attentive but never intrusive. Acoustics allow for personal conversation even when the restaurant is full. Wine choices by the glass are varied & creative. Open Table gives diner's points & the restaurant offers their own reward card that includes a several other restaurants on the north shore.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been frequenting AlchemyWe have been frequenting Alchemy for a number of years now and have consistently had wonderful service and fabulous food. Our experience over the weekend was no different than usual, they knocked it out of the park.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gem in GloucesterAlchemy is our must go restaurant in Gloucester. Personalized service, friendly atmosphere and the food and drink are creative and delicious. We rate it better than Duckworths because it is more spacious, so that one is not elbow to elbow with fellow diners. They have food for all tastes including vegetarians. We especially like their frequent dining program, which makes it easy to want to come back time and again3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the reasons my wifeOne of the reasons my wife and I went here for brunch was the gluten-free menu items. I ordered the BLTA on gluten-free bread but the server informed me that they were out of the gluten-free bread. She was, however, able to improvise and offer a substitution so that I could still able enjoy the sandwich, although somewhat modified. My wife and I thought the food was excellent. We definitely plan on coming back here.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMshould be on your list for your nexAmazing food and just a great place. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Our server was awesome as well. She was so nice and knew the menu and wine list in and out. Thanks for the great night out3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service, fun cozyWonderful service, fun cozy ambience, and great food. Especially loved the coron Bleu dish. Perfection!1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM