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“Good expensive food”

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #7 of 157 Restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$39
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Bandon, OR
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236 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good expensive food”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Five of us ate outdoors. The service was good. The food was good but very expensive. Without the $48 tip, the bill came to $246 and two of us did not even have a main course and I didn't have a drink. My appetizer of crab cake (singular!) was good but medium sized, $15, and in comparison to another restaurant in Ashland where the crab cakes were larger and you got two for $9... The mushroom soup was delicious, but it was a small portion for $9. Next time in Ashland, we will try the restaurant across the street.

Visited May 2014
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WinchesterInn, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for joining us. I am so glad you enjoyed the food. You are correct in that we are not an inexpensive restaurant. We price everything accordingly, and try to make sure nothing is over priced for the time or ingredients used. Your bill, which included a 5% Ashland meals tax, is just under $50 per person which is fairly standard for Ashland and a nicer restaurant. If you have further questions about the bill I am always happy to discuss them. Please give me a call at 800-972-4991.

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
Owner
Certified Sommelier
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Orlando
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“iventoive food and great wine list”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

overlooks a beautiful garden. Top notch food and wine. Soem of th ebest food in Ashland. menu is creative and inventive. Lots of local fresh ingedients.

Visited May 2014
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WinchesterInn, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you so much for joining us! We do strive to feature as many fresh local ingredients as possible. Hope you have the chance to join us again the next time you are in Ashland.

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
Owner
Certified Sommelier
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Green Valley
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and setting”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

This is our second time here. Came here three years ago. Just as good. Tasty, fresh food. I had a great cocktail (well - actually their specialty cocktail menu was so intriguing I had two different ones). Great apple tart for dessert. Walking distance to the OSF theaters.

Visited May 2014
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WinchesterInn, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thanks for joining us again! The cocktails ARE intriguing. Our restaurant manager, Drew, and bar manager, Eoin, are formidable mixologists. Hope to see you again soon!

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
Owner
Certified Sommelier
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Portland, Oregon
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had a wonderful dinner of duck and of pork. We also had their unusual creamy lentil soup. The wine selection is excellent and we had a bottle of very good red wine from Spain. This was followed by desserts of apple/almond paste cobbler with ice cream and a decadent chocolate cake. All of this was more than enough food. Everything was cooked to perfection and was delicious. We would highly recommend this for a fine dinner out. The room is cozy and the service most attentive.

  • Visited April 2014
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WinchesterInn, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you so much for joining us at Alchemy! We would agree that the chef comes up with some fantastic variations and riffs. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the evening. Hope you join us again the next time you are in town.

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
Owner
Certified Sommelier
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“a jewel”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

chef has a very sure and subtle hand, his tomato bisque was amazing, as was the goat cheese gnocci (everything in harmony, the cheese did not overpower the rest of the presentation.

the drinks here are inventive and truly interesting and our waiter provided expert advice in wine pairing. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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WinchesterInn, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you so much for joining us! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself. The chef takes immense pride in his cuisine, and we feel that it shows. I am also glad to hear that things shown on the service side. I hope you have the chance to join us again soon.

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
Owner
Certified Sommelier
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