At first glance, this Park Slope gastropub looks more pubby (the gleaming dark-wood bar takes up at least half the space) than gastro. Look beyond what’s offered on tap (it may be tough—the well-edited selection includes favorites like Blue Point Winter Ale), and you’ll find delicious, elevated pub fare. Every meal at this comfortingly masculine spot—with rough-hewn communal tables for dining, and a warm glow thanks to exposed filament bulbs—starts with a small bowl of piping-hot fried chickpeas, an addictive snack that’s a fine complement to your pint. In fact, lots of dishes are fried: Lightly-battered, meaty cuttlefish comes with a chorizo-mayo dip; fish-and-chips are upgraded with flaky skate wing and fingerling potatoes. We also enjoyed yet another unabashedly hearty dish: a starter of meltingly tender braised pork cheeks. The only misstep was the beet ravioli, which were just about drowning in cream sauce. Desserts, however, were surprisingly excellent, especially a moist, cakey puck of toffee-sauce-doused pudding (pictured), spiked with—what else?— Guinness.
56 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between Bergen St and St. Marks Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm, 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave; D, N, R to Pacific St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
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Alchemy has a great wine list, a great patio and their Swiss breakfast is excellent! Its also cozy in the winter.
This place has everything. Great food, interesting cocktails, casual, cozy atmosphere, friendly service. Love it. it's like my second home.
Alchemy has some seriously tasty food cooking up near the Barclays Center. Mussel Mondays means a dozen of them in white wine or coconut milk sauce for $6! They also have plenty of other options like a tasty cod filet and a variety of salads, burgers, and pasta.