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71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
15086279999
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Dining options: Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    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
Repeat Visit - Great as Last Time

Back on MV this season and this was the unanimous choice of where to dine the first night with Island friends. Hostesses were smiling and friendly, wait service from Ryan was quick and accommodating, and the food and wine were as wonderful as remembered. We started with the Scallop Crudo, a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Tyler L
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Norfolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
Stamford
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What used to be a great restaurant has definitely gone downhill. Four hostesses unable to find a table for two on a slow night even with reservations. They put us in the bar, as a third of the tables in the dining room remained empty. Waitstaff equally confused, and could not even describe the specials. Food was mediocre at best... More 

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Tod V, Thanks so much for dining with us again. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the steamers - those are quickly becoming a new favorite! We're sorry we were unable to accommodate your request for a table in the dining room that evening and that our menu additions seemed unclear. Our Chef and his team have been working... More 

Louisville
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've gone here for dinner once every summer when I visit and did so again this year. What a disappointment! Apparently, the chef and all the kitchen staff quit right before Memorial Day and it is just not the same. No bag of fried oysters - one of my favorites. The 4 of us looked at the menu and couldn't... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut, United States
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Yes limited selections on both food as well as drinks however the food is great drinks are great and the service is even better! This is one of the fancier restaurants in the area however well worth the visit.

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

David G, Thank you for the kind words, we're so happy you enjoyed your visit. While our menu is on the smaller side, as you mentioned, it is updated frequently. We hope you'll join us again soon to try out more of our new and creative offerings! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I loved sitting on the porch outside and upstairs. The atmosphere was incredible! I ordered Swordfish and it was less than impressive. My food was not the favorite on the island.

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Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us, Mel1013! We're so glad you enjoyed the porch and its' scenic view of Main Street. We're sorry you weren't wowed by our swordfish - fresh flavor and high quality ingredients make it a nice light summer dish that is typically a favorite. We hope you'll visit again soon and sample some more of what our Chef... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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205 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant every summer for years and it has gone downhill. Although the service is great, the food is hit or miss. The swordfish was a very thin dried out piece of fish. However, the veal pasta dish was very good. But, the entree portion of veal and pasta was small -- the size of an... More 

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Colleyville Tx
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Appetizers were small. Menu was very limited. Wine list was limited. All that said, the food was delicious and very well prepared. Try the banana bread pudding! Outrageous! The atmosphere upstairs was beautiful. The wait staff attentive. I guess the reason we didn't give a higher rating is because it was very pricey and we went home hungry.

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San Francisco
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158 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Alchemy is a popular, busy restaurant right on Main Street in the heart of Edgartown. It has a good but limited menu and a very interesting list of wines by the glass. You definitely need reservations, or you should arrive early around 6pm for a table. The service was very good despite the restaurant being full and the kitchen a... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Back on MV this season and this was the unanimous choice of where to dine the first night with Island friends. Hostesses were smiling and friendly, wait service from Ryan was quick and accommodating, and the food and wine were as wonderful as remembered. We started with the Scallop Crudo, a small, fresh ans simple dish and the asparagus and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A nice place, limited menu, good quality food, nice room and atmosphere, good service, locals like it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service mediocre food- Really ? A new chef wake up - you need new salads and entrees- we left hungry and felt really upset with poor service - thevrestaurant was half empty and we were tucked into the back bar area. REALLY? The roasted chicken entree although tasty was a watery pool of nothing. Alchemey used to anchor main... More 

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

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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.

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