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

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Delicious Dinner in Gloucester

We picked Alchemy based on its on-line reviews to conclude a walk in scenic Gloucester. We were surprised at how good the food was and how pleasant the environment. The restaurant is cozy, nicely decorated and not too noisy. Fortunately, there is no loud music being played. Our server was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
EuropeTraveler213
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Boston, MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We picked Alchemy based on its on-line reviews to conclude a walk in scenic Gloucester. We were surprised at how good the food was and how pleasant the environment. The restaurant is cozy, nicely decorated and not too noisy. Fortunately, there is no loud music being played. Our server was very friendly and efficient, keeping our wine glasses and water... More 

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

Dear Europe Traveler 213, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of our restaurant. I am delighted you had a great experience and thrilled you enjoyed the food, service and cozy atmosphere. We will continue to try to impress you and we hope you dine with us again soon. Kindest Regards, Stefanie O'Neill General Manager Alchemy More 

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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Finding the right place to enjoy dining with my vegetarian son isn't easy. Alchemy gets everything right. Farm to table veggies, wonderful non-meat options, and of course the best seafood. My son really liked the house-made tomato and cheese ravioli. Delicious and delectably textured pasta is a specialty at Alchemy. The bread is also excellent every time. If you want... More 

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

Dear Geologue, Thank you for your fantastic review of our restaurant. It put a huge smile on my face to read, "Alchemy gets everything right"! I am thrilled you enjoyed all the farm to table veggies, seafood, pasta & beverages. We will continue to do our best to provide the best experience possible and we would love for you to... More 

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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We've been to a few serenity restaurants and enjoyed them do we thought we'd give alchemy a try for brunch. We were not disappointed. I got a frittata that was light and delicious and honey got a confit duck hash. OMG was that yummy! Of course we got cocktails which did not disappoint we sat at the bar as we... More 

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

Dear TAH65, Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review of our restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed the Frittata & Duck Confit Hash. Those are two of my favorite brunch choices. And I completely agree about Gloucester parking! I"m glad you were able to find a spot. Luckily, there is a lot of on street parking... More 

Acton, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I drove down from Maine to see Bella Fleck and Abby Washburn in nearby Rockport and were looking for a place to eat that was not a typical shore restaurant. Happily we came across Alchemy at this site. It looked interesting, and we were certainly pleased with our choice. in the 1st for of an old brick... More 

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

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review of Alchemy. I am glad you enjoyed your experience & I hope you enjoyed your show in Rockport. We hope you dine with us again soon. Best Regards, Stefanie O'Neill, General Manager, Alchemy More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a nice place. Great staff. Very good food. Very nice ambiance. Good selection of average wines by glass. Very good small plates. The price is very reasonable for the quality and selection. I highly recommend this place. We will be bringing friends and family back here.

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

Dear Varasteh, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I am thrilled you had a great experience & delighted you will be recommending us to other diners. We hope to see you with your friends and family soon. Best Regards, Stefanie O'Neill, General Manager, Alchemy More 

NY
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We dropped in for burger and Martinis. The drinks were great and I loved my burger. It was music night and they had a four piece band playing. They were fantastic. They made our evening. Special kudos to Emma who was a wonderful hostess!!'

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

Hi Howzat2, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant. I am delighted you had an amazing experience & I agree the band was amazing on Wednesday. We have music every Wednesday & Sunday morning for brunch. Emma is one of our star employees and is an absolute gem to have on our team. I will let her know... More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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170 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 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 2 helpful votes
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 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?