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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 2 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Port Townsend, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Last month four of us dined at Alchemy, admittedly a favorite spot for us "locals" but we had not been there for some time. It was even better than before. The service was good, nothing special there, however the dinner menu was wonderful and the duck breast in particular was fantastic! Port Townsend has a good half-dozen nice spots to... More 

Thank Perrett-traveler
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I had a lovely evening dining here for our 30th wedding anniversary. The receptionist & waitress were both very solicitous & attentive to our needs. We ordered two excellent entrees, which included Seafood Paella & the Alaskan King Salmon. For dessert we had the best Creme Brulee ever!

Thank Marsha O

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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
US$10 - US$30
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?