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3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (185 Main St.)
978-281-3997
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You should have no problem finding Alchemy. It is a great restaurant.

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eclectic menu, great atmosphere

This restaurant recently reopened after having been closed for some time. The menu didn't change much, but it is a great menu. Try the farmer’s picnic platter which features a combination of local cheeses and cured meats.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Kat M
,
Lowell, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lowell, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant recently reopened after having been closed for some time. The menu didn't change much, but it is a great menu. Try the farmer’s picnic platter which features a combination of local cheeses and cured meats.

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Mark M, General Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Kat, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I would love to meet you the next time you're in. Please feel free to contact me at 978-281-3997 so that I can have a table waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind Regards, Stefanie Dodds General Manager Alchemy More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I legitimately look forward to getting myself from NY to Gloucester FOR THIS RESTAURANT. Always accommodating of my partner and my veganism, we really have never had a less than perfect meal there. Love it. I do wish there were a few more vegan options, but it doesn't really matter so much when what we end up getting is always... More 

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Mark M, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi FurFaceArt, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Here at Alchemy we try to go above and beyond in taking care of all of our guests' needs. My name is Chuck Karoub and I am one of the managers here and would like to introduce myself to you upon your next visit. I can be reached at 978-281-3997... More 

Rockport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were so disappointed when Alchemy left Gloucester and was replaced by the ill-fated Italian thing-a-ma-jig. But now all the wonderful eclectic, healthy and delicious food is back. . .and, I hope, back to stay. Still great cocktails and many of their terrific dishes are also on themenu. We used to come all the time, and now we have reason... More 

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Mark M, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thank you for the great review and your excitement that we are back! My name is Chuck Karoub and I am one of the managers here at Alchemy. I would love for you to introduce yourself next time you are in so that I can put a face to the name. Your well wishes are much appreciated! I... More 

West Newbury, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We just realized that Alchemy was back, so we made a reservation for last Saturday night. The last time we went was the night the restaurant closed and we had a fabulous dinner, so we were excited to return. We were a little surprised to see that the restaurant had not really changed, since we were told they were closing... More 

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Mark M, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for the review and your excitement that we are back! My name is Chuck Karoub and I am one of the managers here and would love to meet you next time you are in! I have followed up with our Chef in regards to your suggestions about the portion sizes of our entrees, the mushroom entree... More 

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Always fond of the original Alchemy, we were rather happy it opened again after a brief stint as an Italian style bistro. Some of the renovation added freshness to the familiar decor. A few upgrades to the kitchen and bar are welcome changed. Seems like the fresh pasta and top notch Italian breads are holdovers, and very tasty. The cheese... More 

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Mark M, General Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Dear Geologue, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I am delighted you had a wonderful experience. We are fully committed to making everything in house including the pastas, breads & infusions from the bar that you warmly wrote about. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Best regards, Stefanie Dodds General Manager, Alchemy More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Alchemy was closed for a while; we are delighted they have reopened as they are our favorite spot for a romantic dinner on the north shore. Brussels sprouts are a favorite, but everything we've tried has rocked.

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Mark M, General Manager at Alchemy, responded to this review

Dear Gini C., Thank you so much for your lovely review of our restaurant. I am delighted you had a wonderful experience. We cannot wait for you to join us for dinner again soon. Best Regards, Stefanie Dodds General Manager, Alchemy More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were expecting a pleasant experience with excellent food when we went out for dinner at the reopened Alchemy on Friday night. The backstory: the old Alchemy Tapas & Bistro closed last spring and after renovations, reopened as Pinoli a few months ago. After being open only a few weeks the chef took a position in California because Gloucester wasn't... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After closing and remodeling to open the kitchen area and upgrade, Alchemy is back with a great menu and great chef. We had three courses each and each course was fantastic. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. Wine and beer selections were varied and interesting even though there was not a long list of either. Over the past month... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Alchemy is part of the Serenity Group, a well run restaurant chain North of Boston. Our first trip there for a celebratory dinner with friends. Great decor, brick and casual with comfortable chairs, ours was a table for six in the back, private with a nice padded bench for the ladies. Good selection of beer and wine got everyone in... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Last night four of us, from Gloucester and Rockport, dined at Alchemy in Gloucester. We've eaten there many times during its various reincarnations. For those who don't know, it had been Alchemy for years,then latest and most short lived it became Pinoli, but they immediately closed and Alchemy returned. Our last meal at Alchemy in its past version (before Pinoli)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
    (185 Main St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-3997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

Description

You should have no problem finding Alchemy. It is a great restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?