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“Great atmosphere, service & food”
Review of Alchemy

Alchemy
Ranked #17 of 69 Restaurants in Edgartown
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just a great experience all around. Always love the burger and enjoy the refined but high energy environment.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We met good friends at the Vineyard on a spectacular weekend in October. Staying in our friends house overlooking the Edgartown Harbor wat a treat. And being driven around the (new) island of Chappaquiddick (the spit of land connecting it to the Vineyard has been broken through, but may fill in again) was special. You have to let air out of your car's tires (to 15 psi) so you have a chance not to get stuck in the sand of the beach. Once you do it is a beautiful drive all around Chappaqiuddick where lots of surfcaster where trying for striped bass (it was the weekend of the tourney).
The last day before leaving we spent having dinner at Alchemy, a comfortable restaurant in the heart of Edgartown. A bit upscale (but what isn't in this place?) the food offerings where wonderful, and many locally sourced. The drink menu was again a bit pricey, but you are at a prime location. Wines where offered in a wide variety of selections from different countries, just what I was looking for. The selections ranged in price and selection from choices for the one (me) looking for a reasonably priced, but flavorful selection to the oneophile's top rated selection (at a price to match).
Our group of 10 were placed at a table in one of the front windows normally serving 8, but we did not mind. We rubbed elbows with our old and newer friends and had a wonderful time

2  Thank Wolfried M
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We chose Alchemy for dinner because of the positive reviews and it's lovely appearance. Expecting good food and nice atmosphere was a huge mistake. The service was slow, the waitstaff could not get the order straight, the food was blah and you couldn't hear the person seated next to you speaking. So we had bad food ($40.00 for tough, grisly rib eye with no flavor) not prepared as described or as ordered and had to sit without being able to talk to each other. I couldn't wait to pay the bill and get out of there. But...remember the slow wait staff? We waited half an hour after our plates were cleared to be asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. We asked for the check. After another painful 15 minutes it arrived. Never again!

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1  Thank maw42vt
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had literally not finished our appetizers when our main course was plunked down on the table. I know they are anxious to turnover tables but this was ridiculous and we said so. They must hear this complaint often because the wait staff barely acknowledged our concern.
The food quality while very expensive was fairly good and I might otherwise give them a 4 star rating but the whole experience was really dampened by the rush, rush, rush of the service.

The only positive thing I can say was that the female bartender at the ground floor bar made the best margaritas I have ever had.

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1  Thank nancyinct2016
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Great cocktails, extensive wine list and food was really really good - a great place to eat in Edgartown.

Thank AdePB
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