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Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://alchemyashland.com
  • Email: innkeeper@thewinchesterinn.com
  • Phone: (541) 488-1115
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Northwest, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Billy Buscher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We regularly feature live music in our bar on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 until 9:30 PM with no cover charge.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We regularly feature wine and spirits pairings in the bar.

    We are also the home of the 30th Annual Dickens' Christmas Feast for the month of December. Please inquire at 541-488-1115 or visit http://winchesterinn.com/dickens.htm for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hargadine St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking is available. There is also a public parking lot located across the street.
A word from Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
Serving dinner, bistro fare and brunch, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar offers cuisine transformed. We specialize in fresh local ingredients, craft cocktails and boutique wines. If you are attending a theater performance, please let us know in your reservation notes. For all play tables we suggest no later than 6:00pm. If you prefer outside seating please make note in your reservation.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "A quiet, not busy, restaurant on the evening we ate there. The restaurant is in an old Inn with gardens as a view from the tables."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant. The cocktail (Martini) was superb. I had a lovely soup followed by perfectly prepared duck. My dining partner greatly enjoyed the Earl Grey infused black cod; she rates this one of her best meals of the year."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had eaten at the Winchester prior to its transformation into the Alchemy. What a pleasant and necessary update. Our server, Hallee, was wonderful and the food was very good. With four of us dining, we shared the mini-Wellingtons and the endive appetizers, both were very tasty. Two had the scallops and two had the ravioli, with both getting rave reviews. I would definitely dine here again and recommend it to my friends."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The server knew the menu and made great recommendations. The chef was not happy with one entree, so immediately offered the table complimentary desserts for the wait. All of the food was just fantastic: best duck confit we've bad. The only thing that was just "okay" was the cocktails. Won't bother with those next visit."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We decided to spend our 10th wedding anniversary in Ashland. We have been to Ashland many times in the past five years, had read reviews of Alchemy Restaurant, and decided to dine there on Saturday night. We were not disappointed. The entrees (scallops for me and pasta for my husband) were creatively and beautifully prepared. The salad was delicious and chosen appetizer superb. We had decided to eat lightly as we had a play performance at 8 p.m. so resisted dessert. Great wine list. The garden outside the dining room was serene and lovely. Service was excellent. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend dining at Alchemy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Overall dining experience always off the charts. Food is perfect. Service is perfect. Location is perfect and weather it's summer on the patio under flower covered trellises or winter inside next to soft snow lightly falling outside with a starry lit up gazebo in the background, we have NEVER been disappointed on our choice for a date nite. Recommend to everyone we know."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Alchemy is the new name for the Winchester Inn's restaurant. It remains one of Ashland's best restaurants. This is fine dining with excellent service. I wouldn't recommend this place for children. Excellent for special occasions including holidays."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Drink menu looked very interesting; but decided on pinot-noir by the glass. Ordered Braised Short Rib, and it was of the best I've ever tasted (must try with the bacon jam). Started with the soup special which was Tomato Bisque with Rogue Creamery Smoked Bleu Cheese topping....man, that was delicious! Finished that perfect meal with a 7 layer chocolate cake (small portion; but just right).Service was superb, but not too many customers for a rainy Sunday night. It was a short walk from the parking structure to the restaurant, then another short walk to the Angus Bowmer Theatre at OSF. Wonderful date night which started with our wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We've experienced virtually every good-great restaurant in Ashland in the two years we've lived here, and while others have declined by resting on their laurels, Winchester Inn's reinvention of their bar and restaurant Alchemy has catapulted to the top of our list. Their chef is top rate, constantly creating new surprises to discover. Dining in the garden is a delight - however for us, we look forward to evenings enjoying a drink from their superb drink menu and dining in their bar. The space they've created there is cozy and intimate. The bar menu is the same great food with smaller servings of the full menu from the restaurant side. When you come to Alchemy, give a shout-out to Eoin, the most gifted mixologist in all of Ashland!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This small restaurant has excellent food, interesting mixed drinks and is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Reservations are recommended as they do fill up fast."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a fabulous Valentine's Day dinner at Alchemy. The dinner was spectacular--presentation was lovely, food was prepared perfectly. We ate in the bar area which gave us the added enjoyment of watching the bartender mix his 'fresh-squeezed' cocktails. We have always enjoyed dining at the Winchester Inn, but this dinner was exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a wonderful meal, and I highly recommend visitors to Ashland put Alchemy at the top of their list for a special meal. The service was warm and professional, and all courses were equally pleasing. I started my meal with the Mini-Wellingtons which were even better than their appealing description. This was followed by the most mouth watering scallops I've had in years, maybe ever. The accompanying sides had intriguing and very satisfying flavors. A bourbon creme brule rounded a sumptuous meal. Don't expect massive portions as this is definitely a carefully prepared and sourced meal. Prices are reasonable for the quality. The setting is perfect for an evening conversation, casual yet classy. We would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Among Ashland, Oregon's many fine dining experiences is Alchemy. Situated in an historic Victorian house a few steps from the bustling activities of the downtown theater district it is truly a gem. Our meals have always been on a par with the finest of France and NYC. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and professional without being pretentious completing the dining trifecta of: setting, food, and service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Alchemy and we very pleasantly surprised. The service we excellent, knowledgeable, and very patient with us. The drinks menu had us utterly fascinated and the drinks were complex and imaginative and the best ever!!! And the food, from presentation to flavor was pleasure and very generous as well. We will be back and can highly recommend Alchemy!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Portions are just right. Not so many things on the menu for a diner to suspect anything is frozen or came from a truck. Innovative dishes which feature the goodness of the central food with accompaniments to accentuate rather than become the focus. Nice job. The Pate plate is perfection and the scallops could not be improved."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great food exquisitely presented in a cozy setting with great, friendly and knowledgeable service. Can't wish for anything more. Definitely one of Ashland's top three restaurants."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We ordered the prix fixe menu. For our first course, we tried the fois gras and the scallop, which were delicious. The soup and salad were wonderful as well. My husband ordered the ribeye and I ordered the duck. The duck is prepared two ways. I couldn't decide which was better because they were both amazing. Then I tried the steak. The only problem I will have if I go back is trying to decide what to order, as everything is so good. My four-star rating of the service is iffy and could go to five. The waiters did a good job and did not hover. There seemed to be something missing from the service, but I can't put a finger on it. So I'm afraid my four may be unfair. Overall, an amazing new year's eve dinner and worth every penny."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I went to the Alchemy for my birthday with two other people. My foods are ok, but they had bad experience. They ordered soup, but they are way too salty!! I cannot believe how salty are they! They asked to return and exchange for salad! At the end, we paid soup and salad! In all the restaurants that I went to, I have never experienced anything like this. The alchemy restaurant charged both dishes even though their dishes were too terrible to eat! It was my birthday, I made a note on the reservation, but no one said anything during the whole experience! I do not think the service met our expectation."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Took my wife to dinner for her birthday. We were promptly seated in a pleasant area overlooking the flower garden. Ordered a nice bottle of Zin and the waiter opened the bottle and told us some info on the winery in Sonoma. The food arrived promptly. Very nice presentation and excellent taste experience. We've already picked Thanksgiving to return for our second visit."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "A real surprise in Ashland.Outstanding,food worthy of any Bay area restaurant.Everything was well prepared,beautiful and wonderful. Cant wait to return."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We made a late-evening reservation (after the play crowd would be gone) for a Saturday night. Our group was 5 women, all foodies, most wine lovers. We love to drink wine, talk wine, taste everything, and take our time. That we did. There was no rush. The wine list was incredible! Drew, the sommelier and server extraordinaire, was patient, knowledgeable and fun! The menu was spectacular and the food was an amazing adventure. We had a great 3 hour meal, and the time of our lives. Thank you, Alchemy and Drew!!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Excellent food and wonderful service. Enjoyed looking through their 38 page wine list which has been selected by the Wine Spectator as one of the best wine lists in the world. Ordered squab stuffed with fig and served with figs in a Madera reduction, along with polenta with two cheeses in it. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Duck and steak were superb. Drew helped us find a special bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir from his list, and service was professional, prompt, and friendly. Overall, a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food and service were wonderful. Very creative and tasty menu and great service we had a very special evening. The only downside was the table next to us was a bit loud which cut into the romance a bit, but overall really wonderful."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. As good as many of our favorites in the Napa (CA) area that we enjoy. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We were very pleased with the petite beef Wellington's. they made the beef Wellington's into something wonderful Great sauce and mushrooms added. The stuffed quail was exceptional with the luscious sauce and figs. I had the crabcake and it was one of the best I've tasted. Both my husband and I agree that our best dinner during our 3 night stay in Asland was at alchemy restaurant. The new chef is someone to watch."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Alchemy and it could not have been better! 5 star all the way!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Knowledgeable wait-staff was outstanding in pairing a wine with diners' diverse food selections. A split fresh Dungeness crab salad was presented in a manner which created a wholeness. The entrees were well presented on the plates, cooked to mouth-watering perfection and complex to the taste. This is a destination restaurant."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "What a beautiful restaurant with excellent service! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the Pork Belly Rillette Crostini which was just melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The dressing on the butter salad really elevated it to something special. We thought the white corn agnolotti pasta was one of the high points. Not as fond of the corn bisque with the halibut. We highly recommend the chocolate espresso pot au creme for dessert. Loved that many local wineries are represented on the wine list. We visited some of those wineries the next day. Great evening!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant before and I must say it was even better than we remembered. Thanks for an ourstanding evening."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We had dinner at Alchemy; our first visit to Ashland AND the restaurant. We had to wait about 5 minutes before someone seated us, but the rest of the evening (a little over 2 hours) was very pleasurable. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, warm and soft-spoken. Each dish was beautifully prepared and presented. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his filet mignon. I enjoyed the fish entree also. My salad was perfect... the dressing superb; his soup was so yummy he nearly licked the bowl! Both of our desserts were delectable; I partook of the "deconstructed lemon merange (sp?) which was incredible. While my mate devoured his strawberry shortcake. Alchemy has reason to 'brag' -- the chef is incredibly talented. 5 Stars!!"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "We always stay at the Winchester Inn so when they decided to make the restraint world class we felt very lucky. We can have our meals downstairs and walk "home" with little worry. Great wine list and the bar is A-1"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "We were visiting friend in Ashland, our friend never been there either, but after dinner we all agreed this is a place to go back. Excellent!"
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Alchemy has a new name but the same excellent food and service. The food was prepared perfectly (agnolotti and flank steak) and was delicious. The by the glass wine list was limited but adequate. Service was extremely attentive. Excellent evening."
    Dined on 8/23/2013