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Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Locally baked bread topped w/ your choice of
Mixed Bruschetta
Cannelloni bean hummus served w/ grilled eggplant, peppers, zucchini & grilled bread
Cheese Plate
Chef's choice of a variety of seasonally available local & imported cheeses, fresh melon, fig & nut chutney, & grilled bread
Italian Charcuterie Plate
Thin slices of prosciutto d' parma, house made chicken liver mousse & speck(another smoked & cured italian prosciutto). Served w/ grilled bread, fresh melon & cornichons
Carne a La Parrilla
Two​ skewers of grilled certified angus beef marinated argentinian style & drizzled w/ our special chimicurri sauce & two skewers of natural leg of lamb marinated in balsamic w/ fresh rosemary, garlic, & olive oil, then grilled & drizzled w/ rioja sauce. Served on our delicate saffron rice
Oysters on the Half Shell
1/2 dozen of the freshest always local oysters served on the half shell w/ lillet mignotte
Spanish Mussels
Fresh local penn cove mussels steamed in a saffron & chorizo cream sauce. Served w/ lots of fresh grilled bread for sopping up every last drop
Angels on Horseback
Prawns wrapped in prosciutto d' parma & gently grilled. Served w/ fresh melon
Quesadilla Especial
Prawns, spanish chorizo, black beans & manchego cheese baked in a flour tortilla & served w/ our salsa verde & chipotle sour cream
Ensalada De La Casa
Freshest organic mache (lamb's lettuce)and paper thin sliced shallots dressed w/ a green extra virgin olive oil & a 12 year old balsamic vinegar
Ensalada Mixta
Fresh organic greens, spiced pepitas (pumpkin seeds), red onion, & spanish manchego cheese dressed w/ a balsamic vinaigrette
Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted golden beets, organic baby greens, toasted walnuts, & spanish blue cheese tossed in fresh herb vinaigrette
Rustic bread salad w/ tomato, capers, kalamata olives, french feta cheese, & organic greens drizzled w/ fresh cilantro oil
May we recommend something from the starter menu or
Quesadilla De Queso
Flour tortilla filled w/ cheese & grilled
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Panini bread layered w/ cheese & grilled to perfection
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Fresh​ cape cleare salmon pan-seared & served w/ a fresh watercress & hazelnut pesto, risotto, & fresh vegetables
Seafood & Chorizo Paella
Wild salmon, prawns, & freshest local seasonal shellfish w/ spicy spanish chorizo in a classic spanish saffron rice
The​ simple seafood stew that seduces peasants & nobility alike. Fresh mussels, clams, wild salmon, scallops & prawns in a rich tomato broth w/ a hint of spice & orange zest
Eggplant Parmesan
A classic w/ house made marinara, fresh herbs, mozzarella & parmesan. Served w/ our herbed pesto pasta
Hand Made Ravioli
Our fresh hand made ravioli's change daily. Please let us tell you what we've made for tonight.
Farmer's Market Risotto
A tribute to our farmers market & all of our wonderful farmers. We start w/ what's seasonal & available & build from there to make this dish always fun & fresh.
Alchemy's Special Ricotta Gnocchi
We make our own ricotta gnocchi & serve them in a brodo di peccorini broth w/ shallots, butter, watercress, tomatoes, & sugar snap peas
Pechuga De Pato Al Mirto
A generous duck breast, skin perfectly seared to a crispy golden brown & rare inside is thinly sliced & served w/ a mirto(myrtle berry liqueur) buerre rouge & accompanied by a saute of fresh local seasonal vegetables & polenta
Lapin Ivre
Literally'drunken rabbit' this southern french classic is sublime. Lean rabbit is slowly cooked in red wine, garlic, carrots, onions, lots of fresh herbs & cognac. Served w/ potatoes & a saute of fresh local seasonal vegetables
Classic french, we confit our own rabbit & use both white french country beans as well as lentils to make our cassoulet a bit different. We then add chicken garlic sausage & braised lamb chops for all around incredible flavor
Charcuterie Lunch
Country pate served w/ grilled artisan bread, cornichons, a bit of sliced prosciutto d'parma & dijon mustard
Angels on Horseback
Wild prawns wrapped in prosciutto d' parma & gently grilled. Served w/ fresh melon
Stuffed Peppers
Roasted poblano peppers filled w/ our special blend of imported cheeses, garlic, & herbs. Served w/ our saffron rice
Discovery Bay Oysters
1/2 dozen of today's selection of the freshest local oysters served on the half shell served w/ lillet mignotte
Spanish Mussels
Fresh local penn cove mussels steamed in a saffron & chorizo cream sauce. Served w/ lots of fresh grilled bread for sopping up every last drop
Argentinian Grill
Grilled certified angus beef skewers marinated argentinian style & drizzled w/ our special chimichurri sauce. Served on our delicate saffron rice
Ensalada De La Casa
Freshest organic mache (lamb's lettuce) & paper thin sliced shallots dressed w/ a green extra virgin olive oil & a 12 year old balsamic vinegar
Rustic bread salad w/ t omato, capers, kalamata olives, french feta cheese, & red dog farm organic greens drizzled w/ a fresh cilantro oil
Salad Nicoise
Fresh local organic greens from red dog farm, t omatoes, french beans, hard boiled egg, anchovy, potatoes, t una, cornichons, & country cured olives
Wild Salmon Salad
Fresh local greens tossed w/ sautéed onions & topped w/ cape cleare wild salmon fillet & silky t arragon creme fraiche dressing
In our travels all over the world we have always loved the discoveries we've made when we have followed our noses & had a bite of this or that from some small town bistro in france, an out of the way neighborhood bar in havana, or a food vendor cart in bali. The artistry & creativity put into these offerings can be truly amazing.
Whether you call them pinchos, pintxos, or bocadillos, our bites are the perfect way to snack before a movie, have a late night meal or just nibble on something w/ a glass of wine while you read that new book. Each one is smaller than a traditional tapa so you can explore more tastes.
One bite & a glass of wine is the perfect appetizer. Three or four bites & a flight of wine -voila! A meal.
Our bites menu is available all night in the wine bar so you can sate that craving anytime. Please ask your server about the perfect wine to go along w/ your bites.
Country Pate
A​ slice of fresh country pâté ask your sever for today's selection
Eggplant Tapenade
Rich & complex tapenade w/ baguette
Manchego & Quince
Slices​ of aged manchego cheese & quince paste. A spanish must
Oyster Stew
Fresh​ local oysters & ginger combine to make this a very delightful bite
Chorizo Stuffed Dates
Our own spanish chorizo & plump north african dates
Stuffed Pepper
A pasilla pepper is stuffed w/ our own blend of cheeses & baguette
Chocolate Mousse
Our​ rich, silky, oh so elegant dark belgium chocolate mousse is a perfect way to end a decadent feast
Arroz Con Leche
Our interpretation of the classic spanish rice, milk, & almonds dessert
Creme Brulee
We pay homage to the venerable custard. Vanilla beans from madagascar & eggs w/ a caramelized raw sugar crust. Simplicity in it's most elegant form
Kahlua Cake
Finest belgian chocolate & kahlua liquor are blended into a decadent flour-less cake. Topped w/ fresh whipped cream
Specialidad De La Casa
Ask your server about today's special dessert offering. N flight of ports: a sample of four of our ports for your enjoyment
Port & Cheese Finale
Four ports matched to a selection of seasonal cheeses & fruits to make the perfect end of a feast. Or a feast all of its own!
Traditional italian style coffee. Most commonly called "caffe". Caffe con panna: espresso w/ a drop or two of cream
Caffe Corretto
Espresso "corrected" w/ a drizzle of liquor. Sambuca, cognac or, most often, grappa. A surprisingly elegant finishing touch to a day
Spanish Omelet
3 egg omelet filled w/ spanish chorizo, black beans, roasted poblano peppers, manchego, & jack cheeses. Topped w/ chipotle sour cream & salsa verde. Served w/ our oven-roasted potatoes & baguette
Parisian Omelet
3 egg omelet filled w/ mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, & french goat cheese. Served w/ potatoes & baguette
Oysters Parmesan
3 eggs scrambled w/ local dabob oysters, tomatoes, baby spinach, garlic & parmesan reggiano. Served w/ potatoes & baguette
Huevos Migas
Eggs scrambled w/ corn tortilla strips, roasted peppers & topped w/ manchego cheese. Served w/ salsa verde, roasted potatoes, & baguette
Sausage $+4.00
Basic Breakfast
2 eggs, any style, potatoes & baguette
Croque Madame or Monsieur
Ham & gruyere are broiled to a golden bubbly perfection in this classic french sandwich, then topped w/ a delicately fried egg or the monsieur w/ no egg. Served w/ roasted potatoes
El Gaucho
A 10oz flat iron steak, hand-carved & cooked to your desire, served w/ 2 country fresh eggs, cooked any style you wish, potatoes & baguette
Wild Salmon Benedict
2 poached eggs on a fillet of grilled wild alaskan salmon & topped w/ our special home-made hollandaise sauce. Served w/ an ensalada mixta & seasonal fruit
Tuscan Savory French Toast
French bread stuffed w/ eggs then grilled w/ onions, sweet peppers, garlic, & baby spinach in olive oil. Served w/ potatoes
Mediterranean Grilled Polenta
2​ eggs baked w/ garlic, onions, & fresh herbs in a light marinara served over grilled polenta
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Wine Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a 3-day holiday weekend, and we made a reservation for dinner for 6:30 Sunday night. When we arrived, a very pleasant but very young and harried busser eventually seated us. After a bit she apologized and brought us bread. She came back again...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

They had a special lunch menu. Ambience was nice and the food good. A little pricey for the type of food but as it was a Christmas holiday lunch treat with our 4 boys, it was ok.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rachealw285
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Alchemy has a good reputation in town and we have had some good meals there in the last few years, but it isn’t great; and it is expensive. My wife and I went for dinner recently and we both ordered rib eye steaks. Our table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FoodieGuyPT
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We were first drawn to Alchemy by its interesting menu several years ago when we enjoyed an outstanding meal with live music and busy vibe. This time the menu was still interesting, but the vibe--even on a Friday night during the holiday season--was nearly dead....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vacation745816
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We come here weekly and enjoy the wine, beer, and cocktails. The staff are fabulous, and it seems that the bar staff are well-trained in making cocktails. They always have great recommendations on drinks. We have been disappointed in the food. Sometimes it is good,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tt77115
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Did not expect such a sophisticated menu in small town Port Townsend, but this is almost worth the trip in itself. We dropped in without reservations late on a Saturday, and were accommodated without a fuss. Small but thoughtfully curated wine list, great seafood.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RichardWorldTraveler
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This charming restaurant not only offered delicious and well presented food, it provided a live classical guitarist that was fantastic. His music enhanced the enjoyment of our meal, There was indeed magic in the food preparation and decor . This is a restaurant outstanding in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lu3ma
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Enjoyed a great steak here. Nice ambiance, good service and a tasty meal. Couldn't ask for more. Good location, and came highly recommended..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BlackTruffle
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at the bistro. I have a small appetite and they had a clam “Small Plate “ special that was very good. The duck entree was also good. Their wine list is quite nice and the server made good recommendations about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lesliec790
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I go to Port Townsend for quick overnight getaways a few times a year. We decided to try dinner at Alchemy after seeing a movie at the nearby Rose Theatre. It was our first time to eat there and we really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Kenny H
September 3, 2016|
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Response from KittyKatBro | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Check with the restaurant directly.
February 23, 2016|
Response from DRosmaier | Reviewed this property |
Suzanne, I would contact them directly about the brunch. (360-385-5225) It is within walking distance of the ferry dock and the Point Hudson Marina. (docking & pricing 800-228-2803 /360-385-2828) Donna
December 15, 2015|
Response from Sharenlynn | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You should contact the restaurant directly. Sorry I could not help you.
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