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Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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842 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5774 (Formerly Galatea Cafe and Tapas Bar)
+1 360-385-5225
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited Port Townsend with my dad to go antiquing. We stopped in here for lunch as it is one of my dads favorite places. The restaurant itself was decorated lovely for Christmas! It definitely put us in the spirit. We weren't that hungry so we split the angels on horseback appetizer and the duck salad. Both were delicious,... More 

Thank Malibugirl64
La Grange, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My eldest son and I ate at Alchemy Bistro for a late luncheon on our first day in Port Townsend during our vacation week to the Puget Sound area during early November. We had been doing a walking tour around Port Townsend's historical Downtown and worked up an appetite. We were intrigued by the Alchemy Bistro's charming outside appearance, so... More 

Thank RebecaTex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by the staff at The Bishop where we are staying for a long Thanksgiving weekend. Best part was the mussels in Pernod cream broth paired with a glass of Sancerre. The cioppino was full of mussels and clams and salmon. A bit salty and could have had more spice. The featured salad with arugula and watermelon radishes and pepitos... More 

Thank Sleeperpage
Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good knowledgeable staff serving very generous portions of fresh quality food for reasonable price. We would have appreciated louder background music to avoid hearing all the loud patron's business from another table in the wine bar!

Thank helifinn
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great menu offerings, good wine selection. This was my fire time here, but it seems a very popular place with locals

Thank jtstiles
Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband & I came here 2 years ago for my Mother's b-day & loved it! The ambiance, service & food were impressive! When we came this time it was our Anniversary & they did not disappoint! The wonderful setting was moved around a bit for a live dinner theater engagement. Still perfect! We ate in the wine bar with... More 

Thank Eric J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great gorgonzola squash soup! Outstandingly delicious. The reuben was also yummy. Loved it there and will stop again when I'm back in town!

Thank LovesZebras
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quirky restaurant and bar is located right in the historic district, and serves very fine food with a French touch. We sat in the bar area, which is darker and more intimate than the main dining room, and really liked it there. Also, the drink menu has some very impressive choices, worth checking out.

Thank Tom C
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The dish to get here is the Croque Madame (with an egg on top)....cooked to perfection and pretty on the plate. The spinach salad with duck was a huge disappointment, however, particularly as the server had recommended it. The duck was bland and overcooked and the spinach "salad" was just plain spinach plopped on a plate (not tossed in dressing).... More 

Thank TravelPaul2015
Waco, Texas
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331 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

These guys can be pricey, but the setting is rather elegant, they have someone playing music in the background, they have suitably snooty waiters. The food was good, we liked everything we ordered -- except the oysters. Don't order the oysters. They were tiny and just insanely overpriced for what you got. Otherwise it was a nice evening.

Thank neuroshrink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 842 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5774 (Formerly Galatea Cafe and Tapas Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 360-385-5225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?