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Steak & Oysters - Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar, Port Townsend, WA

Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Alchemy is a fine dining restaurant specializing in Prime Steak & the freshest and best local seafood and oysters. Alchemy focuses on farm-to-table and working with local fisherman, farmers and producers in the Puget Sound. Top Notch wine list and superb cocktails along with an award winning chef, owner and author. Vegetarian -Vegan-Gluten Free menu available. Reservations are recommended.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Shellfish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (360) 385-5225
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Adam Levin
  • Neighborhood
    Port Townsend
  • Cross street
    Taylor and Washington
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Overall

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Food

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Steak

  • North of Seattle

    Best Overall

  • North of Seattle

    Best Food

  • North of Seattle

    Best Service

  • North of Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • North of Seattle

    Best Value

  • North of Seattle

    Good for business meals

  • North of Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • North of Seattle

    Romantic

  • North of Seattle

    Good for special occasions

164 Reviews
  1. JoAnneH

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't eaten a Alchemy in quite a while, and had forgotten what a pleasure it is to eat there. Ambiance is great... food exceptional, and Rhonda, our waitress was the best.

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  2. Moss

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant didn’t seem prepared for the Valentines Day rush. We didn’t get seated for a 6:30 reservation until well after 7:00. The hostess seemed to complain to us that people were were taking 2.5 hours to eat which is why there was a backup at the podium. When we were finally seated, we found that in reality, the service and kitchen were slow. Our waiter seemed a bit stressed and apologized to us multiple times. I was served the wrong entree and the waiter forgot that he hadn’t run my credit card until I flagged him down. Another apology. Through no fault of our own, our dinner lasted 2.5 hours as well.

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  3. JohnG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We switched to a table for 6 when we discovered that two friends had a reservation at the same time! Our server was helpful and charming. It was a special menu for Valentine's Day and each course was perfect. Food was amazing. We felt like we were in an upscale restaurant in Europe as we never felt rushed and were allowed to take time to converse between courses. Can't wait to enjoy another meal at this wonderful restaurant.

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  4. PABLON

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best restaurant in Port Townsend! Highly recommend it.

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  5. AnnaP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Alchemy has the feel of a neighborhood bistro and is perfect whether you are having a dinner with friends to catch up or an anniversary dinner for two. Food was seasonal and delicious and the service was outstanding. We have been eating here for years and when restaurants in town have had their ups and downs Alchemy has stayed the course and never disappoints.

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  6. ambush

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and the chef/owner were amazingly supportive and caring. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and a much needed night out after the pandemic and bad health news. They had the high top table we reserved ready; service was prompt. The food was excellent.

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  7. Bobby

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly wait staff...great food...great ambiance.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening. Food was excellent and Rhonda was absolutely awesome!! The experience was just incredible. Already planning more visits.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic dinner! We've been coming here a least once a year from Seattle for over a decade and it's our favorite place to eat while staying in PT. The lamb shank entree was really amazing and the new owner/chef (3 years?) is doing a wonderful job. Our favorite server Rhonda is always professional and very friendly. You can't go wrong in booking a dinner here!

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  10. BrendaM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They never fail to meet our expectation's! Service is professional yet personal. We come in at least once a year when traveling and they remember our prior visit. The food is sure fire amazing and it seems better with every visit!! If I was a local it would be a once a week meal, just so we could try everything on the menu.

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  11. MarlaG

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I went on Thanksgiving, with a reservation-party of 1. In the beginning service was awful. Waited a long time for drink menu, ordering etc. You may think " oh, it was Thanksgiving after all". Not so, others were being attended to. I finally flagged down a waiter to order a cocktail. After that he was my server and things improved significantly.

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  12. LoisD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fresh oysters and the Escargot is to die for. Had the center cut ribeye and it melts in your mouth. Great staff and ambience. Love Alchemy!

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  13. Denny

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alchemy is my new favorite restaurant in the Port Townsend area! The ambiance was great, service was wonderful, and I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had! I happened to mention a chocolate martini, which wasn’t on the drink list and the waitress said they could make me one. The bartender even came over to our table to make sure I liked it! It was amazing.

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  14. John

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience for our 10 year anniversary. The best part was Rhonda though! We’ll be back!

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  15. MartinL

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The portion sizes on the cod and Caesar were absolutely laughable. Half of what they should have been. We won’t be returning.

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  16. JMDi

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's been awhile since we visited Alchemy. We found the new menu a little small but with a decent selection, fairly diverse. The lamb was very tender and the crab pasta delicious. The ambiance was still elegantly casual. The bartender made a wonderful old fashion. Highly recommend Alchemy.

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  17. MichaelH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are well done, the food is wonderful. The service is wonderful. Great ambiance.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. i would recommend it for a steak and cocktails. A bit of a Rat Pack vibe. :-)

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  19. LilQ

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was fantastic! She was the only thing that kept us happy throughout. The steak was cooked unevenly and had no char, the duck mousse seemed to be from a manufacturer (fabrique delices if I had to guess) and the pork belly bolognese was ok, but had a peculiar warming spice to it. The steak was very gristly and raw in some parts, with some spots of respite where it was actually medium rare.

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  20. joycee

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent preparation and wine selection to match

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  21. TonyT

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2022 Wooden Boat Festival everything at Alchemy was outstanding. 2023, not so much. Two orders of crab fettuccine at $38 a plate - a tablespoon of crab, a tablespoon of white sauce on dry pasta, no spices, no flavor. Long Island Ice Tea, not a hint of alcohol, glass of Merlot, covered with fruit flies. Can only imagine that the chefs didn't show up and the dishwashers were enlisted to cook. Sorry, but that was our experience this year. You've lost your mojo, hope you get it back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and cocktails! Definitely a great place for dinner.

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  23. SuziM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had the scallops which were very good. We always enjoy going to the Alchemy and always ask for a table in Rhonda's section. She is great.

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  24. KN22

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service! We will be back as soon as possible. Highly recommended!!

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  25. Steve

    Vancouver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Still our favourite in Port Townsend. They did an awesome job of taking care of our group! Fantastic Cocktails and the food was great. They were even able to accommodate two people who are gluten free. The staff are friendly and good humoured. It will alway be our go to in PT

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The kitchen was fast. Marty provided great service. Good presentation. Well cooked.

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  27. JanetH

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was told , after ordering several items from the menu, it was unavailable. Had to request our bill modified, the unavailable items were charged to us.

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  28. ERINJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    They all come. Your restaurant used to be my favorite restaurant but now they're charging $18 for martini and it's ridiculous. I will not be going back. Not to mention the waitress gave me a hard time about my girlfriend and I paying separately. She fought with me until she gave me a dirty look and agreed to let her have her own check. Was kind of disappointed.

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  29. DeeR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was great. The food was only fair and very over overpriced for what we got. The patio was nice but badly spoiled by a person playing a boom box ten feet away. We will think twice before returning.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very overpriced. My vegetarian gnocchi had meat in it.

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  31. towny

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside and the food we ordered was excellent

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Very timely service! My friend had a wonderful birthday dinner!

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  33. CathyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service from the time we walked into the restaurant until we said good bye. We had some of the best cocktails ever at the Alchemy. Seafood was delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot on the patio, good service and food. The young host was particularly astute at customer service. Nice to have a blanket for a chilly evening. Thank you.

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  35. KrisR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed after returning two years later. Service was poor; even if short of staff, a simple acknowledgement or comment that things were on their way would have been appreciated. A very warm day but no air circulation. We had to request bread which was brought to other tables, yet it came with only three pieces on a crumpled tea-towel, very poor presentation. Although the French onion and vichyssoise soups were good, the crab pasta was very much lacking crab.

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  36. Pendragon8062

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Alchemy Bistro for our wedding anniversary and were delighted with the entire experience. The wine and beverage menu included several of our favorites we don't usually see. The food was amazing and staff were friendly, responsive, and checked-in regularly. One of our new favorite destinations in Port Townsend.

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  37. SheriT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personable, friendly and accommodating staff; inspired menu with great variety of choices; beautifully presented dishes; charming ambiance. Great wine list, excellent service. It was a perfect restaurant experience!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was A+, the steaks were cooked to perfection

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  39. Berry

    Tallahassee

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Many items on the menu weren’t available on this Fathers Day in 2023. It is hard to judge therefore. What we ordered was really good and they have excellent wines too. It’s probably one of the best restaurants in Port Townsend and we will certainly go there when we return to the city.

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  40. EricaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Stand outs were the homemade toasted ravioli (light years from those frozen and reheated ones you get elsewhere) and the steak, which was of excellent quality and perfectly cooked. The panda cotta dessert was a treat!

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FAQs

Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 385-5225.

Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar

842 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Taylor and Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Port Townsend
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Shellfish, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Levin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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