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Alchemy Market and Cafe

191 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
209 728 0700
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Ranked #2 of 32 restaurants in Murphys
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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91% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Their salads are amazing. So are their pastas. So is their wine selection. Oh, and don't forget their beer selection! Ill stop rambling. just know the place is worth the price!

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Sonora, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Alchemy has been a long-time favorite and our meals (a salmon dinner for me, Petrole Sole for my husband) were both delicious. We happened to be there on a winemakers' night so the music was a bit loud for our personal taste but the other guests were having a good time and other than the lack of service and personal... More

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Danville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I recently had lunch here on a Friday afternoon. We sat outside in a nice patio area. I had the Greek Ahi Salad and my husband had the bbq quesadilla. Both were great! The portions were HUGE. If I had to do it again I would have shared the salad with my husband because after we ate... More

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Pleasant Ridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

During our week long stay in Calaveras county, I will have to admit, this was the best place we had a lunch and a dinner during the week. Sad that we had to leave Angels Camp to find a decent dinner... We enjoyed our initial visit at lunch which consisted of the Mushroom and Artichoke Pizza plus a salad and... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A group of us ate here in early May and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was great as they even have a reserve beer list and the waiter was very knowledgeable. I had the "scalene", hope that is right, a combination of scallops and abalone. They were really tasty and 3 large pieces. They apps were great. All in... More

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Redwood City, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

By reading the reviews we thought ok let's try this place. Well I'm not impressed. I had the pound of steamed mussells that came with french fries in the same skillet and made the fries soggy from the broth. The salad I had was very good and also the beer from Stone Brewery. I thought it was to noisy for... More

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Northern California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We got right in on a Thursday evening probably because it was before six o'clock. The bread is very good and fresh but our bread plates all had olive oil on them that could be seen, especially after running a finger across the plate. There were four of us and none of us are ones to complain but we did... More

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The chef must think outside the box. Lots of menu choices all well prepared. If the staff knows and recommends the menu that's a good sign, especially when they're recommending with personal details about why they like something or locals do. At least one person at your table should try whatever the daily special is, and prepare to share. Alchemy... More

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Angels Camp, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've eaten at Alchemy several times and have always had very good to excellent food and service. Great for lunch or dinner. Usually there's music on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Everything was perfect. The extensive menu. nice wine list, attentive and friendly service, and superb food. Absolutely sterling!

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