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71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 9999
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination."

Had dinner at Alchemy and the food was very good. I had the Cod and my boyfriend had the brisket, both very different but equally good. The atmosphere is nice but casual as well, some people were dressed up and some weren't. I would eat here again. The one negative is seating upstairs is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
jobstravels
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Alchemy and the food was very good. I had the Cod and my boyfriend had the brisket, both very different but equally good. The atmosphere is nice but casual as well, some people were dressed up and some weren't. I would eat here again. The one negative is seating upstairs is a bit tight so if you... More 

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Restaurant had a very nice wine selection. Downstairs dining area was a nice open area but chose to sit upstairs in nice cozy bar area where there was a fireplace, Asparagus and crab salad was awesome the garlic bread crumbs were a nice touch. for my main dish I had the salmon it was delicious. Dessert I had bread pudding... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our second visit this year. While knowing it would be an above average bill, we always get a great meal with service to match. Only for the patient folk----the wait will be extra long without a reservation.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Alchemy is a favorite in season. A recent visit in December was a huge disappointment. Clearly, the summer chef was not in residence. As a resident, it is disappointing the quality can not be maintained year round.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cozy winters in the back or summer evenings on the porch, Alchemy delivers good value and interesting food.

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Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Face it, dining in Edgartown tends to the mediocre. Alchemy was always a bright-ish light, with reliable cooking and only slight overpricing. It seems that the place has squeezed in more tables -- noisy in primetime. The food took forever to arrive, and it arrived tepid rather than hot—and uninspired. The location is great, though, and local celebrities still dine... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had our Rehearsal Dinner at Alchemy and I believe everyone had a great time. The food was great and the service was very personable. The night would've been 5 stars if it wasn't for a slight miscommunication that lead to lots of confusion. We were anticipating being done with everything by a certain time due to another reservation immediately... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were put at a terribly cramped table, the noise level was so high that we couldn't hear each other from 3 feet away, and the waitress was so rude we had to speak with the owner to switch. Th waitress actually told us we would have go downstairs to complain directly in the kitchen when we got a bad... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Spent a lovely evening here enjoying great swordfish prepared with a nice understated sauce and olive tepanade. It was cooked just right and it was clear this fish was fresh! They have a nice selection of wines and the prices are reasonable for Edgartown where everything is expensive. We came on a busy Saturday night and the noise level was... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Excellent dining choice. The food is always good and they switch up the menu often. They also usually have specials based on local fresh ingredients. Great bars....Excellent service. In addition to the main dining areas there is a small upstairs back room where the entire menu is served but it is a more casual atmosphere. Sort of Edgartown's version of... 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: 508 627 9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

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