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71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
15086279999
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Alchemy Bistro & Bar, featuring Chef Giordano Smiroldo and his team, is...
Alchemy Bistro & Bar, featuring Chef Giordano Smiroldo and his team, is open nightly from 5:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended and are best made by phone.
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another good night in alchemy

We have been dining in Alchemy for many years and have never had a bad meal. This year was no exception . We shared some crab salads for starters which was as good as ever. We all enjoyed our entres, steak, sword fish , sea bass and pasta. I personally had the sword fish which was excellent . I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Neats1105
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
Boulder, CO
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious and interesting preparations of local fish. Striped bass was pan-roasted with fennel confit, olive tapenade, thyme - a brilliant, unique combination of tastes. The swordfish was very simple, super thick cut, cooked barely thru so very tasty and juicy on a white bean puree which complimented the fish rather than distract from it. The kale caesar with it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have been dining in Alchemy for many years and have never had a bad meal. This year was no exception . We shared some crab salads for starters which was as good as ever. We all enjoyed our entres, steak, sword fish , sea bass and pasta. I personally had the sword fish which was excellent . I would... More 

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Midland TX
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Both my friend and I were immediately impressed by this restaurant: its soft lighting, its rich (wooden floors) and quiet ambience, and our waiter, who GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE to take our orders! We had the fish just for the halibut---no pun we DID have halibut, and it was superb. On Martha's Vineyard for 15 days' vacation, I came... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Seating is available inside and out with quick service.

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Paris
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food is good but not excellent. The soft shell crabs were too greasy. This is a very expensive restaurant, even for the Vineyard.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I had a delicious meal here. We shared oysters and the crab and asparagus salad. He had the lobster fra diavlo special and I had a well-cooked and seasoned steak. Service was good, but the restaurant was extremely busy and so was our server. Cocktail list was disappointingly limited for a restaurant with bars downstairs and upstairs.... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have frequented Alchemy a couple of time a year, but last night dinner will be the last time for a very long time. Where to start, so many little things were just poorly done, Not updating outside special board for 2 days(how much effort does it take to walk 15 feet to change a chalk board?), bartender more concern... More 

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Monkamv, We are quite confused by your review. To start at the end, we do in fact accept American Express, it states this both on our website and our TripAdvisor page and we are quite positive that all our service staff is aware of that. We would like to hear more about who supplied you with that information. All... More 

Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My best meal so far in 2015. Really perfectly cooked day boat halibut. The oysters, briny and rich, also tasted like they were caught that morning. Six of us sat on the big verandah with a view of the historic brick courthouse across the street, shaded by a gigantic sycamore. The menu is intriguing. It was hard to make a... More 

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Roger B, Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. Both our Chef and our service staff will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. We look forward to having you back during your next trip to the Vineyard! More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great location, tasty food. The patio seating offers wonderful people watching. The menu is a bit pricey but the softshell crab special was very good.

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi ntecbaldwin, thank you so much for your review. We agree that the Edgartown people watching is one of the best parts of dining on our patio or porch. We're happy to hear you enjoyed one of our signature summer dishes, the Softshell Crab with Lemon and English Pea Risotto - it's one of our favorites too! Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a delightful time--as always--at Alchemy. We sat at the bar with the lovely bartender, Suzanne, and enjoyed a range of delicious cocktails including an Allagash, Manhattan, Cosmo, and the Prosecco. Service was friendly and attentive--the perfect addition to our night out!!

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Beth M! We're delighted to hear you had such a nice visit with your friends and that Suzanne mixed up some great drinks for you. Thank you for stopping in and for sharing your kind words with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: 15086279999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

Description

Alchemy Bistro & Bar, featuring Chef Giordano Smiroldo and his team, is open nightly from 5:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended and are best made by phone.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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