Alchemi

4.6
33 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Farm to table Bistro, with very creative high end craft cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 33 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance, good food, service was pretty slow but think they’ll perfect this over time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Great atmosphere and we really enjoyed the food.

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Gianluca
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with good service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. The stark grow lights in the front window are misplaced and weird. Not welcoming at all.

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vipOpusFlorida
Miami
182 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience at this new restaurant in Royal Oak. The vibe is so relaxing and the bar has so much character and charm. The food is a blend of eclectic and Asian and simply delicious. The service is first class and the owner is highly visible to assure your satisfaction. We live downtown and this is such a great addition to downtown Royal Oak. I urge you to try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding in every way, excellent service

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KarenW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. The presentation was awsome.
the atmosphere was great with the music.

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MaryG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit. Alchemi is now on our regular restaurant rotation. Try it. You'll be glad you did! Craft cocktails are amazing.

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vipWilliamM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 of us dined there on Sat night. The interior is interesting. Big bar, spaced out tables. We tried the Amish cheese + bread and the Thai ribs as apps. Both were delicious. Crusty house made sourdough and an addictive pot of creamy cheese dip and 4 tender ribs with a sweet spicy sauce. We tried the Shrimp Lobster pad Thai entree and it was full of big shrimp and topped with a 1/2 tail. It also had glazed roasted peanuts vs the normal sprinkle of crushed. Also got the Indian salmon which I’m told was good. The hit of the night was the vanilla and cinnamon infused smoked Old Fashioned cocktail. Other cocktails we interesting and delicious. Also highly recommend the creme brûlée with cherry sugar topping. All was beautifully prepared and the service was unobtrusive but efficient. All in all a very nice experience. I highly recommend Alchemi!

MJ
vipMichelleJ
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous the drinks were great

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Hilary
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Awesome experience.

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vipPattyC
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First, the food was great! The owner and head chef Johnny stopped by and we told him so ! Service was also great. One recommendation is that they hire a decorator. At the very front of the restaurant by the windows they have fluorescent lights for their herbs that they have growing there across the entire section and it gives off a very uninviting vibe. Sitting at the bar and looking at it is not at all appealing or charming. I get that they want to use the light from the windows and maybe show off that they use fresh ingredients but there has to be a more pleasing way to display it at the front of your space. Otherwise, it was great food and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was surprised this was the old Mr. B’s although it did still have that “dirty mop water” smell to it. That was overall the worst part of the experience for me. However the food and drinks were pretty good. Presentation was the best. Service was great. Shelby, our server was a sweetheart and did a wonderful job. I would come back- hopefully they wash the walls to get that smell out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun and creative drinks and great service. Just what Royal Oak needs, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed both the food and cocktails. The food was much more elevated than your typical royal oak bar.

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PauletteR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful addition to downtown RO! Outstanding one of kind cocktails with creative presentations. Delicious dishes. The Lobster and Shrimp Pad Thai is a must try! Best meal I have had in a while. Classy and comfortable atmosphere. Good service. Truly looking forward to the next visit 😋💛😋

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DeanC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Give this restaurant a try The main thing is that the food is excellent!!! It’s a new restaurant and has small kinks to workout but try it you won’t be disappointed in the food. Johnny the chef has put his heart and tears into this place. It’s not easy finding any concept in royal oak with covid that will work. You see the store fronts empty!??! This guy rocks. It’s so hard right now. Go support the local businesses I feel for these people.

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viplauraS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bar service was incredibly slow. Waited over 20 minutes. The place did not appear crowded, so this wait time was not acceptable. Ordered a second round and was not delivered u til after most finished dinner.

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vipSteakLovingTomTCVR
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to this relatively new dining venue did not disappoint. The burnt ends and agave bacon skewer appetizers were both deliciously different. The seared NY strip and Michigan lamb ragu main courses - which were big enough to share - were perfect. The food here is high quality and prepared a bit differently from most restaurants, all of which create a uniquely enjoyable dining experience. I must also give high praise to the entire staff who are always friendly and contribute positively to the dining experience. We will return! (Carol & Tom)

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LisaK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was phenomenal the Decour is definitely better than Mr. bs Webber the Food menu with very limited being limited it was still delicious I would recommend going

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered which was a lot was very good. Can’t wait to go back

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MonicaG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The newly designed space is tastefully done. We were immediately greeted by a masked staff member and shown to our table. The waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable, but our second drink order took longer than expected. We ordered the cevapi and we were not disappointed. They were delicious! The ribs were very good, but the sauce was a little overpowering. I recommend getting the sauce on the side. We also had the Alchemi salad. The salad was good, not excellent, and a bit overpriced ($17), although it was large enough to share. Overall, I recommend this place!

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RayV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our group of 4 left underwhelmed ! The decor is noncommittal to the vision ! Bartenders using barehands to put ice in cups. We tried several dishes nothing stood out.

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vipFoodies
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best steak I’ve ever had in Michigan. Also notable; the pad Thai and I love the burnt ends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bartender and cocktails. Nice new addition to Royal Oak!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and drinks! Very reasonable price and good ambiance! Best value for price in Royal Oak. Highly recommend their cocktails. For mains, the salmon was out of this world and the lobster and shrimp pad thai was excellent. Save some room for the creme brûlée!

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michaelc
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food very very good and we enjoyed the cocktails and dessert

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KellyE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Atmosphere was great, food was excellent. Music was a little too loud and edgy in the Speak Easy

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Katina
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic dishes! Nice addition to Royal Oak & staff was hospitable!

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Bdine
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Great food! Wonderful drinks and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Chef Johnnie is starting something great in “the Oak”.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Planned on visiting a friend at the bar for some drinks but instead made a reservation for 4. We were sat early so we could get a cocktail. Typical royal oak prices ~$15 per cocktail & ~$7-18 for craft beer. But cocktails were tasty, the bar knows what they're doing!!

The reason for the low rating is result of poor service and overpriced food that didnt really live up to expectation.

First, service was extremely slow. Our reservations were at 7, we waited a while to order drinks or even be greated and we were one of 2 tables with 2 girls on the floor. The waitress was very unknowledgable about the menu and could not answer any questions about the food.

Second, we ordered 2 apps the ribs and the spring roll. There were 4 small ribs but the sauce on them were great and they fell of the bone and had good flavor. Spring rolls were tasty as well and enough for the 4 of us. My biggest issue was with our entrees. Three of us ordered the seafood pad tai, there was a very generous amount of shrimp, however, the lobster tails were tough and chewy. Normally this would be fine and we would deal but the worst part was all of our pad tai's came out VERY dry. To the point I'd say they forgot the sauce. The chef noticed while we were eating and brought out extra sauce, but it wasn't the same.

Altogether, I'll go back but to sit at the bar and maybe only for snacks.

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vipSteakLovingTomTCVR
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful new place. We were lucky to be there for the grand opening and it could not have been more enjoyable. Great atmosphere and a menu offering a number of unique choices. We tried the home-made lamb sausage and Amish bread appetizers and were not disappointed - very tasty. As steak lovers, we both ordered the NY steak and the unique way it was seasoned made it seem as if we had never had steak before - deliciously different. Most important, however, was the very friendly and accomplished staff which made the whole evening a fun-filled event. (Carol & Tom)

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alchemi using the Order Online button. Alchemi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 675-8875.

Alchemi is rated 4.6 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.