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Alchemy

1011 W. 36th St. (Roland Ave.) Send to Phone
410-366-1163 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Unlike the alchemists of yore, the kitchen wizards at Hampden’s Alchemy take first-rate materials and make them even better.
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Alchemy Restaurant Review

: The alchemists of the Renaissance were best known for their quest to turn base metals into gold. The kitchen wizards over at Alchemy, the stylish Hampden bistro, are doing something a little different: they take already first-rate materials --- local produce and herbs, artisan cheeses, “colossal lump” crab meat --- and turn them into something even better. The cooking is modern American with distinctive international notes; mojito mussels have the kick of dark rum, kaffir lime and garlic chipotle butter, and a pork tenderloin is served with ancho chile sauce and plated with a pumpkin tamale. The menu changes often, but look for the crab bisque and pecan-crusted lamb chops, which have addicted more than one diner. The surroundings are noteworthy, too. The downstairs dining room, which features oversize white banquettes and leopard-print chair covers, combines posh with edgy, and the upstairs, with its pretty little bar, is all white-tablecloth serenity.

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