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) #51 of 776 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ American, ,
1980 Atwood Ave, 207 Dorn Drive, Madison, WI 53704-5221
+1 608-204-7644
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1980 Atwood Ave, 207 Dorn Drive, Madison, WI 53704-5221
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing through Madison and found this little gem. Great, quiet location for a solo Wednesday lunch. The food and service were excellent and the value can't be beat. Bonus: Dog Friendly!

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A high-concept cafe with great prices and creative offerings. A nice selection of cocktails (could be stronger) and quite decent selection of craft beers rounds out the menu. Vegan and vegetarian food here is just 'food,' with possibilities to enjoy specials like mushroom pate and...More

Thank DarCDayz
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Food was really really good, burgers were delicious and sizable, loved the atmosphere and had a great beer selection.

Thank adtalerico
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We were headed to the Barrymore for an event and stopped in to Alchemy without a reservation with a group of 10. We didn't have much time and the kitchen made sure we got our food quickly. As usual, the food and drinks were great...More

Thank CHanson123
Reviewed 14 March 2017

but Alchemy has some of the best bar food in Madison! Their kitchen is small but kicks out some excellent sandwiches and apps. Great place for a casual dinner with a craft beer. My only complaint is I wish they had a few more beer...More

Thank ZRanch608
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My husband and I just love this small, cozy restaurant. The atmosphere is nice and the menu is very interesting. The bar sits up a couple of steps and some of the eating areas are on different levels which makes for nice seating space. My...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Alchemy is a great neighborhood place that has elevated bar food to a new high. Very interesting combinations of flavors in the food. Food is excellent. Service was a little slow because there was a full house and only one server. Cocktails are good but...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Alchemy is one of my favorites and it has proven to remain that way for the many years I've been there. The food is consistent and the staff is always friendly. The best dish on the menu has to be the BBQ Ribs with their...More

Thank bflo_grl
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is the sort of food, I think, that epitomizes Madison, WI. They take a dish essentially from ethnic roots, and make it western and modern. You can take two vegetarians there, maybe three. They accommodate dairy and nut allergies (but not the sort that...More

Thank Nineran
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I always thought that Alchemy referred to a pseudo-science where ordinary metals were turned into gold so I found the name of this place rather odd. However, having been there several times now, I believe the name is rather apt. The cooks or chefs, whichever...More

Thank Madcitybrits
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6 August 2016|
Response from mfd78 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1980 Atwood Ave, 207 Dorn Drive, Madison, WI 53704-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-204-7644
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