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Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
56 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
+1 718-636-4385
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
56 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

Near my former place of work, this was a great place to meet up with friends for lunch or a casual dinner with drinks. Nothing fancy, a pub atmosphere, with typical bar menu which includes great sandwiches, a yummy Mac & Peas dish, soups, salads,...More

Thank sjasis
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

We're more than happy to provide a cozy little spot for you and friends to have a good dinner and some drinks. Glad to know you're a fan of the Shells & Cheese dish as well as the shady patio in the summer time. Thanks...More

Reviewed 12 February 2015

We recently hosted an 18 person luncheon after a small family wedding held in the early afternoon. My wife contacted the restaurant out of the blue and their response was positive and friendly. Due to traffic we were a bit late, but no problem. The...More

Thank BRO185
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

I couldn't be happier to hear how wonderful your luncheon at our place was! It was awesome to have you all, and I'm so glad the service and the food were all excellent. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of...More

Reviewed 16 January 2015

Had dinner New Years Eve before the Elton John concert at Barclay Center. Great location if you are going to Barclay, only about 2 blocks. As long as you set your expectations, you'll enjoy your meal. This is a restaurant and TAVERN; if you want...More

Thank 185charlesg
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Thanks for choosing our place to fuel up before the big show, Charles! I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed your burgers, fish and chips, and drinks. It's awesome that the service was so friendly, too. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along...More

Reviewed 9 December 2014

My beau and I have been to Alchemy several times for brunch. The burger and BLT are great! Ceaser salad also. We live the cocktails. A solid place and one of our favorites in Brooklyn.

Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

It's wonderful to be among your favorite Brooklyn brunch spots! It brings a smile to my face to hear how much you like the food and the cocktails. Thanks for being great customers -- we hope to see you both again soon. Take care, Kevin

Reviewed 12 November 2014

My family and I were on our way to see Disney's Frozen on Ice at the Barclays Center and were looking for something kid friendly right in the area. Well, we found a great place. We were in luck too, because it was Happy Hour...More

Thank JMcVeigh67
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2014

It's great that you and your family enjoyed your pre-show meal with us! I'm especially happy to hear that the kids liked their food. The chicken sandwich is one of my favorites, too. I hope you all had a great time at the show. We...More

Reviewed 21 October 2014

I don't really know what happened here. I went with my boyfriend and sat at the bar. We live in the neighborhood and were going to a concert at the Barclays Center that night, just wanted to swing in for a cocktail pre-show. We sat...More

1  Thank Ted C
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2014

I'm really sorry you had this experience at our bar, Ted. Frankly, it's embarrassing. Let me assure you that we don't discriminate -- we serve anyone and everyone regardless of gender or sexuality. That being said, it sounds like something definitely went wrong here. I'm...More

Reviewed 31 August 2014

Excellent cocktails (Brooklyn, Dark & Stormy). Alchemy burger blue, very good. Beet salad was pretty good and a risotto very tasty. Kelso Nut Brown ale excellent. A dark, comfortable bar with interesting clientele. The area (5th Ave, Brooklyn) is very safe and attractive.More

Thank Guy R
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2014

Sounds like you had a great meal with us, from the cocktails to the atmosphere. I'm happy you liked your burger so much, and that the Kelso Nut Brown Ale was excellent. Thanks for stopping in and for leaving some feedback for us. We hope...More

Reviewed 16 April 2014

We found this on our hotel website and were glad we did! We arrived just after the pre-game crowd for the Barclay's Center located nearby had cleared out so we didn't have to wait for a table. The menu is awesome and the food is...More

Thank cindizzle
Kevin R, Owner at Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2014

I'm happy your hotel sent you our way! It's great that your meal was delicious, and that you want to come back. We hope you'll get a chance to stop in for brunch soon! Best, Kevin

Reviewed 27 March 2014

One of my go to places in Brooklyn for a good meal and glass of wine with friends. The service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank elizaboo82
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Must be nice to have a neighborhood tavern and have a major arena built next door. A couple blocks from the Barclay Center this little tavern is great for any meal. Went for dinner then the next day for breakfast. Good food with a varied...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 12:00
09:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-4385
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Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern is a friendly neighborhood pub in Brooklyn serving delicious new American cuisine, local draft beers, and crafted cocktails. Come to us for a low-key dinner and casual hang out with dishes like our Gorgonzola walnut ravioli, the house made veggie burger, or our classic Alchemy fish and chips. We offer a weekend brunch with entrees created using organic eggs from Lancaster County and organic fair trade coffee from Counter Culture Coffee. Try our eggs Benedict, the huevos rancheros, or our famous chorizo eggs with jalapeno grits. Our cozy restaurant has indoor dining with TVs by the bar and a large projector screen for special events. We also have a private back patio for you to enjoy those gorgeous Brooklyn days and nights with a group of friends, family, or your special someone. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at Alchemy. The dark wood, refurbished antique bar, exposed brick, & friendly service combine to create a welcome atmosphere where you can enjoy anything from a relaxed pint to a four course meal.
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