$15 for $30 Worth of Contemporary American Cuisine
The dinner menu includes roasted mushroom gnocchi ($17–$24), pan-roasted day boat scallops ($18–$25), and beef short ribs ($23). Brunch, served Saturday and Sunday, includes fluffy omelets ($8+) and poached-eggs or local-lobster benedicts ($8+), and the lunch menu focuses on such savory eats as house-smoked barbecue-pulled-pork sandwiches ($11) and wild-mushroom flatbreads with swiss cheese ($12).
Alchemy Café & Bistro
A consistent eclectic theme pervades Alchemy Café & Bistro, from the spacious restaurant's mismatched fabrics and assorted furnishings to each of the menus’ diverse selection of contemporary American cuisine. That eclectic culinary motif has served the eatery so well that Northshore Magazine awarded Alchemy the distinction of best tapas in the area. In the kitchen, the chefs are selective about the ingredients they use in each brunch and dinner dish. They meld these hormone- and antibiotic-free meats into entrees such as smoked confit pork belly tacos and scallop fritto misto. Designed for sharing amongst guests, the menu includes flavor-filled half-sized entrées and sharing platters, including one with steamed mussels fennel, white wine, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, house cut frites, and tarragon aioli. Patrons can dine in one Alchemy's many themed rooms, such as "The Cave" and "The Mafia Table."
The upscale casual environment, with colorful painting on exposed brick walls and leather couches surrounding candlelit coffee tables, also sees guests enjoying organic salads and tofu bites, which can be paired with a 2-4 cup pot of French-pressed coffee or one of several options from a locally-produced cocktail list. Alchemy also encourages guests to enjoy an after-dinner drink of bourbon, whiskey, or absinthe, or indulge with a dessert of maple bread pudding and flourless chocolate torte. Alchemy also contains several gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options.
A must stop for foodies who are anywhere near Gloucester.Paul B., Yelp, 9/29/2012
Warm environment and attentive staff combined with innovative dishes made for a winning combination.Robert G., Yelp, 11/10/2012
“TOP RESTAURANT ON THE NORTH SHORE; GREAT CHOICE FOR DATE NIGHT !”
“great food, great service, upscale ambience, perfect for dates!”
“Great food, good service, and excellent timing. Good show guys!”
3 Duncan Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930Get Directions