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71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 9999
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    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
Fun, fun

The food and the service were wonderful. We went there twice and plan to make it a habit. The noise level upstairs was very high, but it was just people having fun. We liked both downstairs and upstairs, but the fireplace, leather sofas and book cases upstairs made it different and casual.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Evelyn Z
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Marlboro, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marlboro, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food and the service were wonderful. We went there twice and plan to make it a habit. The noise level upstairs was very high, but it was just people having fun. We liked both downstairs and upstairs, but the fireplace, leather sofas and book cases upstairs made it different and casual.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had a truly disappointing dinner this evening here. I tried the strip steak and when it arrived I knew something was off. The end of the steak was clearly cut off first of all and cooked. Why they let the steak leave the kitchen is baffling. It was a very thin cut strip steak as well. Too bad. I... More 

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent dinner here recently. He had brisket with polenta and kale and I had a mixed seafood dish. The food was excellent and the atmosphere and service was a delight. I thought prices were too high. We had no alcohol, appetizer or desserts and our bill was over $80.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great menu selections, great service, a little tight on space, but, not unreasonably so, popular with guests, easy to locate, highly recommended.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: Romantic, Bar scene

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