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3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (185 Main St.)
978-281-3997
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You should have no problem finding Alchemy. It is a great restaurant.

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great place, good food, great staff!

Went for dinner last night and loved it! The waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is small but diverse enough for anyone's taste. We started with the Strawberry salad which was very nice and served on a COLD plate, great attention to detail. We had the Beet Ravioli with Scallops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
whoslou
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am glad Alchemy is back, but it could be better. I enjoyed the ambience and drinks. The prices for the drinks are still a bit high. The most likely options are the burger (just average at $16) and the farmer's picnic platter. I tend to like the chains other choices over this one, though.

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

Dear Choleandkitty, Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed the ambiance and beverages. I want to apologize for not having more options on the menu to your liking. We do change our menu to reflect the seasonal changes & to provide the freshest ingredients possible from local farms. Although it is sad to say,... More 

Massachusetts
Level Contributor
166 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I have always enjoyed this restaurant for a delicious meal, wonderful service and great ambiance. We were so disappointed when it closed. Since it has reopened we have been there six times as a couple and with friends. We have loved just about everything we have ordered. The chicken is the best I have ever had in... More 

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

Dear Rockport 4, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed your experience and continue to dine with us frequently. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations every time you dine here. Please introduce yourself next time you are in so that I my thank you personally and so that I can put... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went for dinner last night and loved it! The waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is small but diverse enough for anyone's taste. We started with the Strawberry salad which was very nice and served on a COLD plate, great attention to detail. We had the Beet Ravioli with Scallops and the Steak, while the presentation of both... More 

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

Dear Whoslou, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant and for your impeccable attention to detail. Your review was a pleasure to read and I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience! We will look forward to you dining with us again soon. Thank you, Stefanie O'Neill General Manager, Alchemy More 

Buckland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The title says it all! Don't miss this place when you go to the north shore! We came back a second night after our first dinner here. Compliments to the cook. We shall return again and again.

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

Dear Ann B., Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I am thrilled you had an amazing experience both times you were here. We hope you dine with us again soon. Warm Regards, Stefanie Dodds, General Manager, Alchemy More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
Level Contributor
40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Level Contributor
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 

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Additional Information about Alchemy

Address: 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-3997
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
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
Average Prices: USD 27 - 28
Cuisine: American

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic

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