Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar, Where Business Meets Casual & Classic Meets Cool on Clematis

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar, a vintage-inspired eatery and speakeasy opened its doors to locals and visitors on Oct. 13th. The restaurant, proudly developed by Daiza Restaurant Group LLC, which also operates Fort Lauderdale Beach’s popular Atlantic Surf Club, brings to West Palm Beach's bustling Clematis Street an extensive handcrafted menu of libations and modern comfort classics creating a perfect fusion of gastronomy, mixology and entertainment.

 The stunning 4200-square-foot restaurant and lounge offers indoor seating for 150 guests, and al fresco dining for 15 guests. Designed by the Daiza Restaurant Group’s Vice President of Development and Training Mark Siders, The Alchemist’s vintage interior features details such as a silver tin ceiling, apothecary-style bar, Jules Verne-inspired artwork, motifs and pillows, industrial lighting, and dark woods.

Created by Daiza Restaurant Group’s Director of Culinary Operations Martin Verano and executed by Executive Chef Tim Farley, The Alchemist’s menu is an eclectic collection of Mediterranean influenced dishes, and contemporary interpretations of comfort classics with a special nod toward farm fresh ingredients and global fare.

With a dish sure to arouse the taste buds of any and all foodies, the menu is divided into Nibbles & Bites,  Signature Appetizers, Farm-to-Table Salads, Pub Fare staples, Petit Buns, In Burgers We Trust, World Street Fare, Woodfired Crust pizzas, and Big Plates.


My friends and I went in to check the place out this past Thursday night and I am excited to share with you my wonderful experience. But first, here's a little parking tip. There is valet parking across the street by Rocco's Tacos for $10, but we happened to find the parking garage just literally around the corner which cost us just $3 for 3 hours. Yes, we indulged for 3 hours! LOL

Okay, so now on to the indulging part...the Grade A Ahi Tuna we sampled was THE BEST tuna sashimi I have EVER had! It was SO fresh and the sauce they used to marinate the tuna in was extremely flavorful. (This item is not yet a staple on their menu, and was served as a special for our table on this night, but...I am hoping that they will soon make it one!)

Dark & Stormy Cocktail
Grade A Ahi Tuna
The stunning 4200-square-foot restaurant and lounge offers indoor seating for 150 guests, and al fresco dining for 15 guests. We sat at a cozy table tucked into a little nook.

We next indulged in the Mezzette Platter and the Calamari Fries. The burnt baba ghanoush was delicious and the crispy chick peas, well I was popping them into my mouth like they were bar nuts. Couldn't get enough.  My friends and I all agreed that the Calamari Fries were so unique. We never had anything like them and we really enjoyed the dipping sauces served with them too.
Vegetarian Mezzette
Hummus, citrus radishes, cured olives & orange salad, Ima's Tahini & crispy chick peas, burned baba ghanoush served with Za'atar pita
Calamari Fries
served with aioli and tatziki sauces
Craig, our Sommelier

Lamb Tajin
Lamb Tajin with the most flavorful rice
Herbed Lamb chops, Ras El Hanout rice, braised chick peas, Medjoul date gremolata and celery leaf & radish salad

Fried Shishito Peppers
with olive oil, sea salt & miso dipping sauce
Carnitas tacos
Milk-braised pork, avocado mayo, Latin slaw & pork crackling crunch
With my friends Melisa, Mandy and Daiza Restaurant Group CEO Eli Levy

We couldn't have been treated better. From the CEO to our wonderful server and everyone in between. We were especially impressed with the great attitude that seemed to start with Eli and spread amongst his team. In the short time we spent with Eli, we could tell how excited and passionate he is about food & wine and the culture he is creating here at The Alchemist and it shows in all areas of the operation.

“We are delighted to be a part of West Palm Beach’s exciting gastronomical and mixology neighborhood,” says Daiza Restaurant Group CEO Eli Levy. “We feel that The Alchemist will be an outstanding restaurant choice for those seeking a taste of tomorrow with the look of yesteryear.” 
Grilled peach served with a basil and peach gelato, berries and rose water.
Chocolate tart filled with a raspberry mousse, wild berry compote & white chocolate creme.

The most delicious chocolate chip cookies
served warm and with both Vanilla and Strawberry Milkshakes to wash them down.
If I have at all peaked your interest at all, then be sure to mark your calendars for their official Grand Opening party taking place on Tuesday, Nov 18th from 5:30 - 7:30pm. You must RSVP though.

 The Alchemist is located at 223 Clematis Street inWest Palm Beach

 The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar is open seven days a week: Sunday from 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Monday–Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m. Reservations and call-ahead seating will be accepted and walk-ins welcomed. For reservations, please call 561-355-0691, or for more information visit

Until we eat again,,,
   I send you delicious wishes, xo


Denise Righetti
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
Denise's Foodie Events & Savor Our City™

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1 comment:

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