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Alchemy Restaurant

1503 30th St. (Beech St.) Send to Phone
619-255-0616 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Global, eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting with small plates, snacks and artistic food.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 3 reviews
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Alchemy Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The contemporary ambience at Alchemy on South Park’s restaurant row is spruced up with rotating art, and the energy is high from an enthusiastic crowd. We suggest the “snacks,” a treasure trove of clever edibles like crispy curls of flatbread to dip in hummus and salty tapenade; and nuggets of Estancia Farms steak “pintxos del dia,” with buttery, meaty zucchini bites. Small plates mean fresh oysters from Carlsbad Aqua Farm or grilled asparagus in a bold romesco sauce. Executive chef Ricardo Heredia unabashedly experiments---some dishes succeed more than others, but overall it works. His amuse one evening appears as dried persimmon layered with drunken goat cheese and a Mexican shrimp perched on top. His Niman Ranch pork shank falls off the bone and mingles with sweet company---whipped garnet yams in a tiny cast iron pan. Three words for dessert: Alchemy crunch bar. Well-thought-out cocktails, over 100 wine selections, vegetarian tasting menus, winemaker dinners, absinthe service, a classy brunch and sharp staff add further spark to the scene.

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