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“Promises More Than It Delivers”

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #7 of 160 Restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $39
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hargadine St
Description: Sept 1st, 2015 - Just named one of the Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies by OpenTable. We are a small fine dining restaurant that strives to use local ingredients to transmute our food, cocktails and dining experience into memorable evenings. We feature an award winning wine list with Certified Sommelier on staff to help, and inventive craft cocktails to wow the palate.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We chose this restaurant because of the awards it had gotten from Wine Spectator, and we believed we would be getting a spectacular dinner with incredible wine, a highlight of our trip. Unfortunately, the restaurant underperforms. The positive aspect of it was that we had a very tasty scallop entree that was very enjoyable -- beautifully prepared and presented. However, the appetizers -- one a grilled artichoke with dungeness crab -- were lackluster. Wine is always an individual preference, but between my husband and I, we did tasting flights of all of most of the white and all of the red wines presented by the glass, and found none of them very good. The service was not that great -- it was peremptory (we were in and out in about 1 hour 15 when we had hoped for a dinner to linger over), and the waiter did not seemed very interested in us or our experience. It may be that our disappointment was due to the size of our expectation, but in general, I would not got out of my way to find this restaurant again.

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Thank pamjohnson
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I had the beef Wellington appetizer as an entree and my husband had the sweetbreads, both were excellent. The Oregon "Bone Dry" Reisling was the best Reisling we have had outside Germany. The Creme Brulee was very good too. Definitley recommend eating here.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Sometimes the food here is to die for, and sometimes it looks really good, sounds really good on the menu, and is just okay (but still head and shoulders above the usual restaurant).

Thank debkits
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We ate here the first night in Ashland. It was a lovely setting with a nice menu selection. Our first waiter had to attend to other diners, so the second waiter took over. He wasn't as experienced or as attentive at the first. The bruchetta scallops appetizer was wonderful. I had the pork chop which was delicious. My husband had the guinea fowl which was a little chewy. Both soups were excellent. The dining room manager/waiter was excellent and handled an unhappy diner with utter grace to make things right. We will return on our next trip.

Thank Wyndham429
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

They serve superb cuisine here. We had the crostini and beef Wellington appetizers, both very tasty. Salmon was nicely prepared and the short ribs were delicious. The goat cheese dessert with grilled nectarines and berries was fantastic. The wine list here offers exceptional selections of Oregon Pinot noirs and other varietals-- it is eclectic and creative. Overall a great meal!

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Thank dwulkan
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