“It’s not dinner — it’s an experience.”
Pittsburgh’s thriving dining scene is about to get even more exciting thanks to Alchemy Bar + Kitchen, an eclectic new addition to Market Square!
Since its grand opening in late March, Alchemy Bar + Kitchen has quickly gained attention from countless local foodies and Instagrammers, but if it hasn’t landed on your radar yet, we’ll tell you exactly why you should get your reservation on the books ASAP.
To start, Alchemy Bar + Kitchen describes itself as a “molecular gastronomy-themed fine dining restaurant.” That’s not just a series of foodie buzzwords — it means you can expect elevated dishes crafted with impressive technical skill and culinary finesse.
After all, “alchemy” seeks to combine the best of chemistry and philosophy, and shouldn’t an excellent meal do the same?
Menu highlights include the Alchemy Caesar salad that’s elevated with cured egg yolk and shaved Brussels sprouts, pork belly with a brandy shallot demi-glace, smash burgers with bone marrow for a savory flavor bomb, and monkfish wrapped in prosciutto and Swiss chard as seen above.
Starting in early May, this spot will also be open for lunch Wednesday and Friday with a more casual menu, including cacio e pepe, a crispy chicken wrap and a rosé lobster roll.
Of course, expect to see elements of the molecular gastronomy style throughout the restaurant’s dinner menu — purées, pearls, puffs, and more!
It’s not just the dishes that are carefully crafted. Alchemy Bar + Kitchen’s cocktail menu includes a variety of signature drinks with bold flavors and techniques along with elevated classic cocktails, from Manhattans and Mai Tais to Negronis and South Sides.
However, the signature cocktails are the main attraction. We love that the menu descriptions simply give the primary spirit and the vibe of the cocktail, like the vodka-based “earthy, light and airy” Strawberry Clouds or the tequila-based You Might Deserve It that “you might be convinced is good for you.”
If you’re stuck in a cocktail rut or get intimidated in cocktail bars by craft ingredients you don’t recognize, Alchemy Bar + Kitchen is the perfect place to experiment with expertly-made drinks that aren’t at all pretentious despite being perfectly Instagram-able, if you’re so inclined!
Ready to check out the experience for yourself? Make a reservation for your next date night, birthday, or any celebration you want to elevate to a one-of-a-kind experience in the ‘Burgh!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.