Lovely setting and delicious food. The only problem was that it was so good we ate way too much - now that's a problem that's worth having (unless you are on a diet!)
Excellent food and wonderful staff
Absolutely wonderful! Also stayed at the Winchester, The accommodations and the beautiful grounds made our vacation perfect.
Delicious and inventive menu (and cocktail menu).
Several friends and I have made a visit to Alchemy the festive send-off to our yearly Ashland experience. We have never been disappointed: our service has always been stellar, and the staff have sometimes gone beyond what we would expect to meed our needs. In short, we LOVE it.
Early Mother’s Day Dinner. Everything was DELICIOUS! Everything on point. Service excellent. Robert came to visit us outside. He’s so sweet. Thank you Alchemy for another awesome dinner.
My wife and came here for a dinner date and we will be back again. Everything we had, from the appetizer to the entrees, and the cocktails to the coffee, was spectacular. Our server was amazing as well and knew the answers to every question we had. I only wish we had starting eating here sooner.
Great food and service.
An error in our booking could have spoilt our evening however the staff quickly rectified things and we had a lovely night.
It was really lovely. I had scallops and fried artichokes. Very tasty. Gene had the halibut and Jennifer had fish and chips. The chips had a mesquite flavor we had an excellent cheese platter for dessert. We will return.
This was my second trip to Alchemy. Both times I felt the place was beautiful and comfortable, but the food did not measure up to the price and the service was friendly but slow. They did get us out in time for the theater, but we were there almost an hour before the main course arrived. The garden is so beautiful, I would go back for drinks, but not for dinner.
True comfort and enjoyability of a B&B restaurant. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. I had the duck - every bite was a wonder delight of flavors. Subtle seasonings that each had an impact, making the overall dish fabulous. Staff knew all the details of how items are made and which wine to pair. Definitely returning when in Ashland.
Weekend date with my son
Dinner flavorful and artfully presented. Service is warm and perceptive yet professional. Cocktails, appertifs, and finishing touches are exquisite. The atmosphere is cozy, quiet, yet cheerful. The best restaurant in town by my reckoning.
Great service. Wonderful inventive creations, food as well as drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely amazing. Fantastic food, great service and stellar drinks. I don't have a single complaint!
We returned to the Alchemy after two years; still exquisite dining experience. Knowledgeable wait staff and excellent food
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.
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
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!
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.
Food was amazing. Service was just ok. The new bar is super comfy and the drinks are exceptional.
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.
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!
Great food and service. I'd like more vegetarian and salad options.
Service was excellent - nicely paced and attentive. Food was very good. Perfect for pre-theater dinner, and walking distance to the OSF Theaters.
Delicious meal, lovely space, excellent service. We'll be back.
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