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“Right up there!”

Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We had a "dinner" at Alchemy on the bar side a couple of months ago after a performance at Fort Worden. While we walked in before closing, it was obvious they weren't thrilled we were there so close to their going home. Food was only passable that night. After hearing several locals talk about how good the food was, we tried them again. This time we were seated in the dining room and had a very good service person. She made the experience quite enjoyable. Appetizer & entrees were wonderful as was the wine. Husband's dessert was also but mine wasn't quite up to speed (flourless chocolate cake). We discussed how we might have a new favorite non-Asian restaurant in town but I'd say it's still in a close race with Fountain Cafe right down the block.

Very happy to say that this is a wonderful dining experience to add to Port Townsend's stable.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We had the duck breast and lamb shanks. Both were delicious. The lamb was done perfectly with the meat moist, yet falling easily off the bone. Nice selection of wines.

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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Absolutely beautiful and imaginative food. The chef adapted the mushroom gnocchi dish to make it suitable for a vegetarian by replacing the sauce which was very much appreciated as it was one of the nicest dishes that I have ever tasted. For carnivores/omnivores the lamb kebab was excellent. The food did take some time to be served but it was obviously freshly prepared and cooked - good things are worth waiting for. The service was freindly and extra bread was offered. If you visit Port Townsend be sure to visit this restaurant!

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3  Thank citag123
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I've seen mixed reviews on the Alchemy, but our service was spectacular, the food to die for and even the iced tea was some of the best I've ever had. The mushroom appetizer was all the waitress said it would be and more. The atmosphere was charming, the tables not too crowded together and the noise level was very quiet even though nearly every table was full, including a table of 10 nearby. Next time I'm in PT, I will certainly o back.

A bonus for me - the bathroom was very clean and well stocked. If the bathroom is dirty for patrons, it's also dirty for employees!

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3  Thank TrvlTheWorld2
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

With only a couple of nights in PT, we went to Alchemy on the recommendation of our B&B's owner. So pleased we did. It's a restaurant/bar with a laid-back atmosphere, fairy lights and plenty of quiet corners. When we went (Saturday night) there was a female singer with a guitar - we raised our eyebrows at each other but actually she was great.
We had a delicious meal: lamb tagine for Mr Jebbers, salmon for me - it was one of those menus where you could happily order almost anything. They had local beers on tap and a nice wine list. The dessert menu was slightly less inspired, but had some interesting options (a 'flight' of port and matched cheeses, anyone?)
We agreed that if we lived in PT, Alchemy would be our birthday treat restaurant. A great choice in a town over-supplied with nice eateries.

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