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Alchemy

71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8234
+1 508-627-9999
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
French, American
PRICE
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LOCATION
71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8234
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

Went to the restaurant on the recommendation of a local real estate agent. It was a busy Saturday night. The restaurant was noisy but table conversation was not affected. The service was ecxellent . there of us had three different appetizers and entrees. All were...More

Thank Joseph N
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

Thank you very much for your kind words, Joseph N. We are so glad to hear how delighted you were with your experience. We are looking forward to hosting you again this week!

Reviewed September 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening (we chose to celebrate my husband's 60th there because they had an exciting looking menu and a welcoming manner). The service was professional but friendly, the wine list was wide ranging and had some real goodies on it and the...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Always a treat to dine at Alchemy. Once we were in the dining room with Chevy Chase! Food and presentation are perfect!

Thank carolyn w
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a booth upstairs which was nice and out of the way. The buratta and tomatoes was delicious as was the veal chop. Dessert was not great. The service was excellent. Overall we highly recommend.

Thank LV23
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Memorable food and selections. The shrimp and zucchini appetizers were delectable. The yellow fin tuna, which is so easily ruined, was superb ... Moist, juicy, large. The bar scene is lively but not deafening. I will return here many times.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed September 11, 2015

First off the food was very good! Service by the waitstaff was professional and friendly. We ordered 2 appetizers and a bottle of wine. Wine came out a few minutes after we ordered, 12 seconds later the appetizers showed up. Yummy..finished the apps and entrees...More

Thank funinthesunby3
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

We're rather confused by your review, funinthesunby3. Given that you enjoyed the service and your dinner, we're not sure why you would be so hesitant to return. We apologize that you felt rushed, as that is never our intention. It can happen, however, that certain...More

Reviewed September 8, 2015

I love the new chef at Alchemy! We have been going to this restaurant for six years, ever since we started going to Martha's Vineyard. I didn't love the old chef, I found the food heavy handed. My mother and husband were fine with it...More

Thank 352beths
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

Thanks so much for your review, 352beths! Chef Giordano Smiroldo has definitely brought Alchemy to new heights and we are thrilled to have him with us. His menu is designed around a desire for people to enjoy several courses of fresh local fare (including dessert!)...More

Reviewed September 5, 2015

Right off Main Street in Edgartown, you'd be forgiven for thinking Alchemy would take it easy and just play off its location -- as well as its decor -- a two-level restaurant with a grand staircase and outside seating. But no, the food is really...More

Thank Alexandra S
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

Hi Alexandra S, Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you so enjoyed both our ambiance and our menu offerings. We will gladly share your compliments with our Chef, Wine Director, and service staff. Please be sure to visit us again...More

Reviewed September 5, 2015

Recognizing that later (8:30) reservations can be delayed, 45 min was a bit much. Coupling that with cramped bar space for our party of 6 made for a rather deep hole for Alchemy to dig themselves out of. Average food, good service in a nice...More

Thank PBH630
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

PBH630, Our management team would love to hear more about your visit. It is next to impossible that having made a reservation in advance you would have to wait an additional 45 minutes for a table, unless you forgot to mention requesting a specific table...More

Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We had an exceptional experience for dinner on a busy Friday the start of Memorial Day weekend. Our appetizers (steamers and flash sautéed zucchini with pecorino) were superb, and entrees Lobster fra diavolo (husband says excellent!) and my ½ chicken with chanterelles, arugula and corn...More

Thank ValerieinVB
Meag H, Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

ValerieinVB, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed dining with us. Your server, Molly, is a genuine asset to our team. We will be happy to share your kind words with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8234
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-9999
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Description
Alchemy Bistro & Bar, featuring Chef Brian Woods and his team, is open nightly from 5:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended and are best made by telephone.
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