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Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar

842 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5774 (Formerly Galatea Cafe and Tapas Bar)
360-385-5225
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Bistro, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting decor and creative menu. Friendly wait staff. Service slow. Food did not disappoint. Our new favorite spot in Port Townsend. A cut above the other local restaurants.

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Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is not located on the main waterfront street but on the inner secondary road near the steps. It is a quaint place with friendly servers and a comfortable atmosphere. The tables tend to be small but good enough for a couple to eat a meal. We did not have reservations yet they were happy to serve us. The... More

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Atlantic, iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Based upon previous reviews we were anticipating a very special meal. After being seated, we waited 15 minutes before the waitress even came over to acknowledge us.... after passing our table several times When she finally did, she never apologized for the wait, did not introduce herself, and did not offer us a drink before dinner. When our meals did... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a party of 12 and they readily created a space in the bar were could all sit together for the 1st evening of our groups cycling adventure. The food was amazing, service was fast and the servers had some fun with our group. I had a scallops special that was to die for! The entire group raved about... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped here on our way around the peninsula. They were inbetween meals but offered us some "bite sized" options. We ordered the shrimp with garlic, ham and guyere sandwich, French onion soup and something else. (Whoops, clearly not memorable) The food was all right. Could have used nutmeg on the ham and cheese sandwich to give it a bit... More

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Haiku, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice looking place, attentive and helpful servers, really slow service from kitchen. Food okay, not great.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We drove to Port Townsend specifically to go to this restaurant and it was really only fair. We had a nice table, which I had requested, but the flowers on the table were in green murky water and half dead. I gave them to the person seating us, who placed another similar bouquet on our table, in the same state... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am a very big fan of cioppino and was very excited to try the entre at this place. It was descent for cioppino minus not having white fish, but was barely enough to wet my appetite, and im not a big eater. My fiance got the paella, he is from spain and a huge fan. Again very small portion,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to the place quite late in the evening, most customers had started to leave. Firstly the food is incredible, one of the best meals we had in the US. Also the staff were friendly, attentive and very helpful, however the downside is the speed. It took a long time for all meals to come (starter, main and dessert).... More

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Montgomery, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Best steamed mussles I've had in ages. I had the chiopino made with salmon and it was excellent. A very good wine selection.

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