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71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
15086279999
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 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
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
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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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but delicious meal

We had dinner here on a recent visit...neither of us were dressed up but because it was the off season, they didn't care! ;) We started with a crab salad that was very tasty! For dinner I got the chicken and my husband ordered the swordfish and both were cooked to perfection! It was pricey but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
130yogamc
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Salem, New Hampshire
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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627 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small cozy restaurant with an upstairs and down. Definitely fine dining but as most of the island, casual is ok. There was a group of 14 for the holiday weekend and we had 2 tables. The food at our table was terrific, as were all the drinks! We had the scallop special, bolognese, lamb special and steak tips....all of it... More 

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Thank CapeSharon
Providence, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went to the restaurant for New Years Eve. It was amazing! We had never seen so many balloons before, it was truly beautiful. Food was excellent, we each had three courses and each course was perfect.

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Thank Hunter1107
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Martha's Vineyard I tried several of the top 10 listed restaurants on Trip Advisor. However, Alchemy was my favorite. Our meals were perfectly prepared and tasted wonderfully. The salads were amazingly fresh. Great wine selection. A must try at MV.

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Thank Spinsterrick
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Spinsterrick. We are so happy you tried us out and so enjoyed everything. We look forward to hosting you again on another trip to the island. More 

New York City, New York
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten almost everywhere on the Island I couldn't wait to get to Alchemy as I heard such wonderful things. I had the swordfish, it was inedible. My son had the steak which was the thinnest steak I have ever seen. My husband hated his food too. And so expensive!

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Thank marcyfeller
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Marcyfeller, We're not sure how to respond to your review, given so little detail and since none of our management staff recall discussing these complaints with you. But based on what you mentioned, we really can't explain or rectify anything, since we can't really agree that anything was wrong with your meal. Inedible swordfish to some is dry, to others... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my husbands birthday. With limited non-meat options, I ordered the scallop entree. The waiter then informed me that they didnt have the scallop entree. I asked if I could get the veal chop appetizer, substituting bay scallops for the veal. The chef would not do this. So I ordered the bay scallop appetizer (minus the meat)... More 

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Thank Carla C
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Carla C, We're sorry you had such a hard time with finding the right dish during your last visit, and that we had sold out of the dish you were hoping for. Our Chef designs his dishes around local ingredients and complimentary flavor profiles, and then prepares enough of those ingredients based on our projected number of guests each... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Alchemy 71 Main Street Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, 02539 October 27, 2015 The Alchemy Restaurant in Edgartown was approached with some in trepidation. The season was coming to a close restaurants were closing and our small wedding party needed a reception dinner worthy of the day’s event. We called with a few request; private quiet table and relaxing atmosphere and oh... More 

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Thank BullCrab
Salem, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on a recent visit...neither of us were dressed up but because it was the off season, they didn't care! ;) We started with a crab salad that was very tasty! For dinner I got the chicken and my husband ordered the swordfish and both were cooked to perfection! It was pricey but worth it and we... More 

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Thank 130yogamc
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, 130yogamc. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal so much. Please be sure to visit us again soon! More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This restaurant offer seating on the first and second floors. President Obama dined with friends on the 2nd floor. Very private. Just about anything on the menu is delicious. This is upscale but still affordable.

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Thank Kzjerez
USA
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a beautiful spot for dining in Edgartown if you want a city feel, rather than the homey vibe of most restaurants on the island. But you'll pay dearly for the experience - the wine list is ridiculous as the least expensive bottle of red wine is $48 and most are over $100. My dish of pasta and veal... More 

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Thank Gayle63
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Gayle63, Thank you for dining with us and for your review. Our prices, which are very competitive with other Vineyard restaurants of our caliber, are set to reflect the fresh and island local ingredients our Chef utilizes. We have the privilege of offering our guests the best of the best, when it comes to both cuisine and wines. Our wine... More 

South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate there last night, I ordered the chicken which came with pureed carrot and glazed cabbage. I asked for anything other than glazed cabbage (rice, potato, any other vegetable, whatever the chef would do). Dinner came out with a drizzle of pureed carrot and just the chicken. At $32, a bit much. Atmosphere was nice, rolls came out ice... More 

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Thank matunuckgirl
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us, matunuckgirl. Our chef works diligently to create fresh and cohesive dishes with components that perfectly compliment eachother. While we typically do not offer substitutions and try to limit special requests, we do offer an array of vegetable side dishes for those guests who would like items not included with their entree. We do hope your... 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: American, French

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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