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Alchemy Cafe & Bistro - CLOSED

3 Duncan St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6001
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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
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 185 Main St.
Description: You should have no problem finding Alchemy. It is a great restaurant.

131 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were very sad when Alchemy closed its doors last Spring. We had some great meals there and some great cocktails including the infamous "Piso Sour." The good news is that the Serenitee group is opening a Northern Italian restaurant on the site and the interior will remain very much the same. We hear that the Mafia table will remain... More 

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Frenchman's Cay, BVI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really enjoyed eating at Alchemy, but it has now be closed for many months. There is a sign saying it will reopen, but it looks like it is closed for good.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

They have excellent food and on certain nights they have musical performers. Wednesdays is "women's" night with very reasonable food choices which are superb!

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West Newbury, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Alchemy last Saturday night. Everything about it was wonderful. Great ambience, great food, great server and leisurely pace. I had an incredible cassoulet with while beans, pheasant sausage, duck leg confit and pork belly. My wife had roasted cod tacos which were delicious. The maple bread pudding for dessert was... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Alchemy has been one of my favorite restaurants for a couple of years now, and I am surprised I haven't reviewed it yet !! It has one of the warmest and most relaxed atmospheres in the area. The menu is updated regularly, but most favorites stay on for a while. The drink menu is always a fun list of some... More 

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Essex, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I have to say this place is just not for me! I am more of a traditional type diner. The menu is one that there is more ingredients in the choices that I did not like, canceling out many of the offerings. So many I would have walked but it is a nice comfortable place. Service was very good. I... More 

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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

so, we drove into Gloucester late at night, having driven in from Syracuse NY. we were on our way to celebrating Halloween in Salem Mass. I found this restaurant from Trip Advisor after we checked into our hotel. As us four women walked in and heard the singer in the lounge, we were hooked. we sat at the bar and... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went here on a date recently.. after going to cape ann and gloucester many times over the years, this place has always managed to escape me. It is def a more upscale restuarant with interesting choices like roasted bone marrow and similar somewhat fine dining items with somewhat fine dining prices. . If you are looking for a cheaper night... More 

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left! We are still talking about how amazing Alchemy Café & Bistro is...2 days later! Our waiter Ben and his trainee were both very friendly and very helpful. Even though the entrees looked amazing we decided to just order appetizers. By we, I mean my husband and myself. Decided to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Delicious Octopus Fricassees and attentive waitress. Being from Philadelphia, this place made us feel at home. The Mac and Cheese is a winner.

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Additional Information about Alchemy Cafe & Bistro

Address: 3 Duncan St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6001
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
Cuisine: American

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