Dined graciouly on de-boned trout with whole sage inside. Delightful. Katrina took good care of us and allowed business to be conducted throughout the meal service. AE is a gem.
Always the best of Harford county.
This little restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, and exceptional food. Attention to detail, clean and overall a fantastic place to dine.
We had reservations for 3 for an early Easter dinner and had requested a booth, which we were seated at. My son and husband each ordered an Independent brewed IPA beer which they both enjoyed and my glass of Zinfandel was very good. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful in describing the specials and in providing insight into our choices. My son had a cup of cream of crab soup which he indicated was very tasty. He also ordered the fish special which came with a few sauces which were very flavorful. My husband and I both had the veggie ramen with grilled chicken and it was delicious. We followed up the meal with a brownie sundae and chocolate peanut butter cake. The vanilla ice cream was really creamy, the brownie moist, and the hazelnut topping was excellent. The portion of the cake was huge, our waiter was right, and we brought home 1/2 of it. It was a very enjoyable meal. We will definitely be back.
Party of 3 for Easter dinner, noise level was manageable and our server, Mike, was attentive . Steak Alchemy was tender and a solid hit , crab cake was excellent Minor disappointment that there was not an Easter type selection.
This is our fourth visit to Alchemy and the experiences do not disappoint. Not an inexpensive choice, dinner for three without dessert was 180.00
We went for Easter breakfast and it was my first time there. The place was nice and the food was good. We were disappointed when we were told we couldn’t modify the farm omelet or have the traditional eggs made into an omelet.
One of my favorites in Bel Air, but was disappointed they did not have any specials or even a special menu for Easter brunch.
Great food and great service as always! Definitely our favorite place for brunch!
Everything was lovely, as always.
Alchemy Elements is a favorite date night destination for my husband and me. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Food was prepared perfectly and as expected.
Can’t wait to return!
Chris was a wonderful server. It was our first time eating at Alchemy and we were so incredibly impressed with the food. We will be back!
Service was great! Love the ambiance and how the place is decorated. Really good cocktails.Food was kind of blah.
Service was top notch. The Alchemy Steak was fantastic. The lamb that my date ordered was perfect. Great drinks, great food and a very nice ambience.
Service was awesome. John was very attentive and knew his products. We had the taco special which was ok and the cauliflower bites were excellent . I plan to return for your brunch and burger nights.
Recently dined with my wife - thoroughly enjoyed the "Lump Day" crab cake special - great deal! Brussel sprouts side is fantastic. Crab bisque soup was very tasty and did not scrimp in the lump crab. The only drawback of the evening is that I had to ask our server for some bread - which is excellent. We enjoy Alchemy every time we go and hope that they keep offering the crab cake special!
Awesome Crab cakes and seasoned fries! We had Excellent service and the restaurant was very clean and tidy!
This is the second time that we had a meal at this restaurant and both times were very good. The breakfast menu is not over the top with exotic choices, however what is there is very well done. We loved the seafood omelet.
We were very thankful on a busy Saturday night, there was room for two on a last minute reservation. Seated immediately. Awesome atmosphere. Delicious food!
Truly enjoyed a great meal. Got the steak and crab cake which was cooked perfect. I would recommend it to anyway and the shrimp with grits. Very tasty
We’ve eaten here a few times before and enjoy the restaurant very much. The food was very, very good (we had mussels, crab mac& cheese, steak, and pork belly ramen) and the service was excellent. The only issue we had was the octopus app which our friends ordered. It was a very small portion for a pretty steep price of $14, and was tough, not cooked as well as they hoped.
The restaurant is a bit on the pricey side (and the martinis a little small) but the food and service are always very good. We will return again.
This is my 4th time eating here, probably last. I received a voicemail to call back to confirm reservation, when I did and spoke to the exact person asking me to do so, she reacted like what the heck was I doing calling her, certainly no thank you very much.
Arrived at restaurant on time and the hostesses could care less that we were there.
Ordered wine, a rose that the server recommended, never told us it was carbonated, or asked if we might want a taste first.
Food was solid, nothing that I would rave about, just good, but for the prices that are charged, they should be fantastic, not just good.
Server never came back to the table to refill waters. When he did come back to list the desserts, he left and when he came back to what we thought was to take the dessert order, he once again listed the desserts like he had never been to our table before.
If this restaurant was 1/3 less expensive, my expectations would be much lower, but for what is charged, and the location, in my opinion, the value is just not there.
I sent the exact above critique directly to the restaurant, I have not heard back.
Based on other reviews YMMV, but why chance it, look elsewhere.
This was our second time visiting Alchemy Elements and will most likely be the last. When we arrived, the hostess was extremely scattered and didn't seem prepared for the day. The party before us wasn't all there, but she continued to go set a table with a line forming, but the first person to the party stated she should seat us until the rest arrived. She sat us at the table she prepped, not remembering we were a separate party, didn't bring us menus and seemed utterly confused once the rest of the group arrived. It took us 5 minutes to get menus once seated. Though we ordered before 2 tables seated after us, we got our food about 30 minutes after ordering. My husband's over medium eggs were fried, we paid nearly $5 for 2 pieces of barely cooked bacon, and chocolate chip pancakes that were terribly plated and so dry that they fell apart, even with syrup trying to hold them together, and served practically in pieces. The child kicking the bench behind us during our entire meal was not necessarily in control of the restaurant, but with so many open seats, we wish they could have sat elsewhere. Neadless to say... it was a very unfortunate experience and will not return nor recommend.
Thanks Chris for a lovely experience and meal!
We enjoyed everything and you were very helpful with my needs for vegan and gluten free items!
Have dined at this restaurant many times. Appetizer was dry as if it had been sitting under the heat lamps too long. Dinner entree was terrible and was drenched in sauce. There was no time between appetizer, salad and entree delivery, which is very frustrating for a restaurant with this price point. Server asked if he could wrap up the entree and after telling him it wasn't good, he didn't even offer to bring something else or take it off the check. He didn't even apologize for its poor taste/quality. This restaurant is sub-par and not much better than going to an Outback Steakhouse type of establishment.
Specialty burger was best one so far!! Always enjoy BBB night!
While our food was very good and served hot our service lacked in several ways. To get a water refill we had to stop another server to get our glasses filled. Our server neglected to tell us about the very good wine specials until after we had ordered a $40 bottle of wine. Fortunately, they were out of the wine we ordered and she then remembered to tell us saving us $29. We could never get her attention between ordering and leaving.
I love the food here. It is creative and different. I also love that I can charge my electric vehicle at the charging station.
Everything I’ve eaten here has been exceptional. I had both of the chef’s specials the last time I was there, a fried green tomato starter with crab salsa and the cobia, and they were fantastic. I always enjoy their craft cocktails too.
I prefer this location for lunch. The menu and prices for dinner are too high.
Our server Chris was great. Most of the food was under seasoned, underwhelming & overpriced. First & last visit, too many other great restaurants to waste time & money going there!
Birthday dinner was sophisticated and wonderful. Excellent service, lovely ambiance, all with excellent food.
Everything is always good. Just very expensive. But I love me some bottomless mimosas!
Had heard good things and chose this location for a special occasion, but was very dissatisfied with the experience. The greeting at the front door was harsh and the evening went down hill from there.
Food and service excellent. Not a fan of sitting in middle, but that's just real estate.
The food was delicious, and our server, Guy, was warm, affable, and entertaining. Food was prepared quickly and expertly, and we loved the music and overall restaurant vibe. Honestly, we loved it so much we lost track of time and had people waiting for the table. I'll be back again soon, if not at the restaurant, at the bar. Well done, Alchemy team!
I was expecting more from this restaurant. The food was over priced and quality was poor. Generally the food was heavy and greasy.
Highly recommend the cauliflower appetizer. Had the Indian chicken dish - creative and fresh ingredients. Always find something new here and the bar staff is top-shelf.
Thank you. We had a lovely lunch celebrating a birthday. The server did not rush us. The food was delicious. We had a nice time. The birthday candle with a glass of champagne was a nice treat.
Great food and awesome service.
I have been here before and the food was excellent. I guess the kitchen was having an off night.
The food was okay and cold. I will however give it another try. The wine was good and service was excellent.