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About Alchemy Restaurant and Bar

Serving dinner and bistro fare, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar offers cuisine transformed. We specialize in fresh local ingredients, craft cocktails and boutique wines. If you prefer outside seating please make note in your reservation.
We are honored to be named one of the Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies by OpenTable in 2015.
If you do not see a time available, please give us a call as we might be able to fit you in. For all play tables we suggest no later than 6:00pm. If you are attending a theater performance, please let us know in your reservation notes. Please call us at 541-488-1115 for all Thanksgiving Day reservations.

35 S 2nd St
Ashland, OR 97520-2877
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur- 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Fri - Sat: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bar: Mon & Tues 4:00pm-10:00pm,

Sun, Wed, Thur- 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

Fri - Sat: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Hargadine St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(541) 488-1115

Website:
http://alchemyashland.com/

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.

Catering:
We do not offer catering.

Parking Details:
Off street parking is available. There is also a public parking lot located across the street.

Public Transit:
N/A

Executive Chef:
Billy Buscher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We regularly feature wine and spirits pairings in the bar.

We are also the home of the 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.

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.8

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Comfort Food (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
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Good for Groups (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Alchemy. Everything was done to perfection - from the server (Peter?), who was probably the best server I've ever encountered and added to our enjoyment of the evening with his engaging and delightful personality - to the appetizers, soup & entrees - all of it was outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our experience at Alchemy was very nice. We celebrated a birthday, and there were just two of us dining. We found the menu to be somewhat limited. There were creative menu options, but heavy on the meat side. We started with a Caesar Salad, which was outstanding. One of the best we'd had at a restaurant, ever. For the main course, one of us settled on the pasta dish, while the other had a breast of duck. Both were very tasty, and original in their makeup. However, while the pasta was nice and hot, served in a warm bowl, the duck was not all that warm, in fact it was borderline warm. Seems like the timing was off in the kitchen. That said, it was fantastic.

The dinner was capped off with a butter tart-like pie, with vanilla ice cream. Highly recommend this one too. Fresh Espresso to go along with it, was perfect, and very good quality coffee.

One big suggestion, would be a water filter for the water served at the tables. Ashland water is terrible tasting, and a restaurant of this caliber should only serve filtered water. Filters are not expensive!

Another point of note is the bar, adjacent to the restaurant. Noise does drift up from the bar, and into the quiet dining area. Not a big deal, but not ideal either. Also, for an upscale restaurant, some patrons seem to forget to dress up a bit, or thought they were going to McDonalds perhaps.

All in all, we loved our evening, but a few tweaks could have made it a true 5-star evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately, this visit was far less than satisfactory. Our server, Peter, maintained a positive attitude while numerous blunders were made. It started with a member of our party waiting far too long for a whiskey on the rocks (how difficult is that?). My salad was completely forgotten, they went from appetizer to entree. And then the food... there was no ask for how the meat was preferred, so when it arrived, one person’s steak was so rare it was unacceptable. Two people received raw scallops. And, FYI: when patrons politely inform you that the scallops are undercooked, not a good idea to respond that “they were prepared correctly, just not to your liking”, that added insult to injury. We have had good experiences in the past, but I will think twice before I return - too many other places to dine well. The attempt to resolve our issues was to offer free dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a very amazing Anniversary Dinner. The only thing I would change is we ordered a martini and it was pretty tiny, although fantastic for the money should be bigger.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and presentation. Waiter very attentive and good knowledge of mixed drinks. My wife was trying to think of a drink she had in the past and our waiter was able to come up with the name after she came up with only two of the ingredients.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

For the price the value was just not there. I had read a blog and loved the pictures from the menu one week prior so made a reservation for my birthday. Unfortunately, almost none of those items were on the menu one week later. I had the rib eye which came with only a few Chanterelles and figs. It was good but not $34 good. The best thing was the flourless chocolate cake that was a special and not on the menu either. Maybe the Bistro would be a better value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious! Alchemy continues to be one of the top restaurants in Ashland; a “must go” for any trip there. Being from San Francisco, my standards are high, and Alchemy always meets them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have eaten at Alchemy before and always enjoyed both the service and food. The visual presentation along with the intense flavors rivals some of the top rated restaurants in this region. Our waiter, Greg, deserves special mention in that his cheerful demeanor, knowledge and overall attentive service were excellent. 5 stars for Greg!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Well appointed restaurant in Ashland. Our waiter was very cordial and knowledgable about wines and dishes. We had besides a Caesar salad, wild mushroom pasta and rib eye. Both very well prepared and tasty. Chocolate dessert very decadent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Superior dining experience all around. It's a splurge, but worth it. The $40 burger is crazy memorable with fois gras, pork belly, and a half lb of ground filet mignon. Go with a group and get share plates.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good service and warm and cozy ambiance. Salads and soup were great. Service very professional. Two steak dinners were delicious. The mushroom pasta was extremely rich. We mentioned that to our server and he deducted 10 dollars from our bill. Would definitely give this restaurant another go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best restaurant in Ashland! We ate fois gras, a curry soup, halibut and duck. All were creative and well prepared. The wine list is exceptional.

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely amazing. Fantastic food, great service and stellar drinks. I don't have a single complaint!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We returned to the Alchemy after two years; still exquisite dining experience. Knowledgeable wait staff and excellent food

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I had the rib eye steak, which itself was of high quality.. But the sides were not that good. The fingerling potatoes were ok, but I have tasted much better. Another side was beets marinated in vinegar and then broiled/blackened. Not a taste I care for. Then the sauce was billed as cilantro/pistachio coulis. The result tasted like neither cilantro nor pistachio, and was not a hit in my book. Salads were good, and my wife said the duck was very tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food. Great service. Good drinks. They actually cook a medium steak medium and that alone is priceless. If you’ve got the extra cash to spend I’d definitely give this place a try

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Alchemy is a wonderful dining experience in all aspects. It was our second time there and we requested the same table overlooking the bar/outdoor area (which are separate from the restaurant) and that scene was lively itself. We ate pre-theatre (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and our meal was served in a timely but unhurried manner. Our server was just super: helpful, checking on a couple of things without prompting, knowledgeable about wines, pleasant. The setting in an inn with several smaller connected rooms - like a house - is very accommodating - you are with other diners but not crowded. The decor is elegant but simple. The crab salad starter had many special touches, also the black cod (with braised fennel) was cooked perfectly and the berry tart with ice cream was so-o-o-o good. We will return next year!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We've been coming to Alchemy for years on our annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival trip to Ashland. Their food is beautifully presented, always interesting, and of the highest quality. Their mixologist is inventive and their wine list holds wonderful surprises.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was just ok. The new bar is super comfy and the drinks are exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Out of town visitors and one Ashlander enjoyed excellent food and service for dinner. Noise level for all of the senior citizens was amenable to allow conversation across the round table. All service was attentive but not intrusive. And dining in a Victorian era home was a great experience for the out of towners. Fresh ingredients made all the small plates, including the Wellington sliders and the salads dishes to remember.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Amazing from start to finish. Had a couple cocktails at the bar before heading into the restaurant for an anniversary dinner. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The cocktails were unique and tasty. The food was the star of the show without a doubt. I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was. Go to this restaurant now!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service. I'd like more vegetarian and salad options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was excellent - nicely paced and attentive. Food was very good. Perfect for pre-theater dinner, and walking distance to the OSF Theaters.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious meal, lovely space, excellent service. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A return visit and it was excellent as it was last year. The bar drinks are creative and the cuisine is excellent. Great servicer Dash was well informed and suggested an excellent regional wine that was outstanding. A return is definitely in our future

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great place for lunch or dinner and walking distance from OSF

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was average and two of three entrees were served cool. Beautiful decor and love their remodel, but we have had better food in Ashland. A little disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Creative menu and the food was excellent but portions on the small side.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food here is consistently outstanding. We had a party of 4 and everyone raved about their dishes. If we lived in Ashland this would be a weekly outing for us. Truly, one of the best restaurants we have even had the joy of enjoying.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Limited menu but good options. Nice folks and good service. Wait staff constantly saying corner when they enter exit area so not to run into folks. Very enjoyable experience for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent! Lovely food and wine and a super good waiter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The waiter was perfect. The best I've ever experienced. Food was great, and we really appreciated that although it is a bar in addition to the restaurant, they had non-alcoholic cocktail offerings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Alchemy exceeded our expectations! Crab cakes, halibut, gazpacho, classic Saphire martini & wine selection were all superb. Dining in a Victorian house provides an intimate, cozy, romantic feel. I wish we had come back for dinner at Alchemy our 2nd night in Ashland as well as the first because the next evening was a huge letdown after having been here. We will absolutely return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a fabulous meal, innovative, beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We have dined at Alchemy numerous times and continue to enjoy our entire dining experience.
Creative and beautiful food presentations and tastes!
We shall return to dine at Alchemy when we are in Ashland again to see plays.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

amazing papardelle with wild mushrooms, fabulous pommes frites. a fun "Oregon wine flight" of 2 whites and 2 reds. also fun eavesdropping on tourists from the LA / Hollywood circuit :)

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The name fits the menu. Ask the waiter for a description of an item you want. Trust me, it will be different than you think. And in a good way!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We went to the restaurant before a play and they were more than accommodating in making sure we made it out on time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed a very fine evening meal in a patio setting. We brought along our very cute Schnauzer for his first meal out with us. He was a hit with the wait staff who were very attentive. The food was excellent and presented well. Creative dishes with appropriate portions. Service was outstanding and the setting was sublime. They know their business.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Some of the best froi gras ever . Don't miss it. Great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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