$30 for $60 Worth of American Food and Drinks on Sunday–Friday or Saturday at Alchemy on 36th

Hampden

330 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$60 50% $30
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 1,000 bought

In a Nutshell

Chef use seasonal ingredients in internationally inspired, modern American dishes; the decor similarly combines sophistication and comfort

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation by phone required, must mention Groupon upon booking. Not valid until 9/21. Dine-in only. Not valid during restaurant week, for prix fixe, lunch, special events, or holidays. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, or promotions. Must purchase an entree. Mandatory 18% gratuity will be added to pre-discounted bill. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Eating is necessary for survival, just like sleeping or carving yourself companions out of large pieces of wood. Don't just survive—thrive with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $30 for $60 worth of dinner and drinks Sunday–Friday
  • $30 for $60 worth of dinner and drinks on Saturday

Open with indulgences such as the colossal crab mac ‘n’ cheese with smoked tomato and a white cheddar mornay sauce ($13). Entrees include a chili-rubbed pork tenderloin with a sweet-potato tamale and pecan butter ($23) and the seared honey salmon with a blistered jalapeño crema and hominy ragout ($25). See the full dinner menu.

Alchemy on 36th

When you order a burger for lunch at Alchemy on 36th, the husband-and-wife team behind the scenes doesn't just conjure up any old bun-and-patty act. Chefs Michael Matassa and Debi Bell-Matassa—former owners of Fusion Grille in Fallston—take their roles as culinary alchemists very seriously, and craft a ground sirloin specialty on toasted brioche bread with tobacco onions and a roasted garlic-and-red-pepper aioli. Michael stocked his bag of magic tricks at the Academy of Culinary Arts in Atlantic City, and Debi studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley; holds a sommelier certification; and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

But their burgers aren't the only thing on the menus that have garnered attention because of the avant-garde approach to classic food. The brunch lineup earned the eatery a spot on Gayot's list of the Top 10 Baltimore Brunch Restaurants in 2012. Rob Kasper of the Baltimore Sun said the bistro "had [him] at its appetizers," which, in his case, was a fish plate with “just the right amount of applewood smoke.”

The atmosphere also echoes the chefs' commitment to blending new and old. "From the art deco downstairs room to the French country upstairs," said Francine Halvorsen of online journal Baltimore Brew, "each detail has been attended to with the comfort and pleasure of the diner’s environment in mind." Exposed brick walls and a white metal ceiling give the place a vintage vibe, as do the tables, which, according to Baltimore magazine, are made of wood retrieved from an Amish barn. Suzanne Loudermilk, also of Baltimore magazine, described the decor as "big-city chic with a neighborhood comfiness" and noted the same distinctions in the menu. An upholstered white banquette invites guests to lean back, relax, and pin up photographs of their favorite high-school culinary memories.

Customer Reviews

330 Ratings

Best meal we've had in past year. Travis a great server. Drinks good but $10 a pop, please! Will be back but won't order booze. Would have never tried w/o Groupon.
Tony · May 5, 2013
excellent food! cocktails were excellent too! wait staff and owner were also great
Molly S. · April 27, 2013
Great service!
Ray R. · March 18, 2013
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Hampden

    1011 W 36th St.

    Baltimore, MD 21211

    +14103661163

    Get Directions

Impress your date with romantic restaurants and activities for two
Treat yourself to the best-rated gastronomic experiences
Bring your besties for these all-in activities
15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{}