LYNNFIELD, MA – Further expanding its culinary offerings, MarketStreet Lynnfield announced the opening of its New American restaurant, Alchemy from the North Shore’s Serenitee Restaurant Group. Alchemy pays homage to the group’s original Gloucester location that first debuted in 2003, where it quickly became a neighborhood gem and was loved by the community for over twelve years. Serenitee Restaurant Group is now opening Alchemy again, but this time with a new look in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere and with a new take on its menu for its opening at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Alchemy at MarketStreet Lynnfield is one of Serenitee Restaurant Group’s largest restaurants to date, seating 297 guests and also featuring a private dining room and an extended patio with plenty of seating to enjoy during the warm weather seasons. Alchemy is open now for lunch and dinner seven days a week and will soon serve its popular weekend brunch.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of Alchemy and being a part of this vibrant community. Alchemy is the kind of spot you can visit with the whole family while you’re out enjoying MarketStreet one day, stop by with coworkers for an after-work drink at the outdoor bar another, and then visit again for date night later in the week. We really strive to offer a diverse range of experiences all under one roof,” says Jeff Cala, COO of Serenitee Restaurant Group.
“Alchemy’s family-friendly focus and casual and warm approach to atmosphere and design fit in perfectly with our community of restaurants and retail at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The team at Serenitee Restaurant Group has once again created a truly special restaurant that we know our guests will love,” says Charlotte Woods, General Manager of MarketStreet Lynnfield.
Alchemy’s menu is not held to a specific genre, but is rather designed to feature something for everyone. The restaurant’s opening menu includes standout starters such as the Caramelized Onion & Marrow Dip with smoked marrow, tobacco onions, chives and grilled onions ficelle, alongside bountiful Noodles & Grains such as Lamb Rigatoni with slow roasted lamb neck ragu, Pomodoro, summer greens, mint and market vegetables. Entrées feature some outstanding dishes such as Halibut Saltimboca with black beluga lentils, soy-braised mushrooms, porcini & burnt sage butter and Ribeye Heart Steak with crispy garlic potatoes, grilled little gem Caesar and fermented chili sauce. A tantalizing list of Sushi options is also offered including incredible selections of Nigiri and Sashimi as well as inventive Maki rolls and appetizers from the sushi bar. Brunch will be available on weekends featuring everything from Alchemy’s signature “Deviled Eggs” with poached eggs, buckwheat polenta, sikil pak, and grilled bread to Fried Chicken & Waffles with a Belgian waffle, piementon fried chicken and spiced syrup.
Similar to Alchemy’s food menu, the restaurant’s cocktail menu is globally influenced with big flavors and is designed to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. Cocktails strike a balance between familiar and new with highlights such as The Toki Highball, a Japanese highball consisting of perfectly carbonated Japanese whiskey (Suntory Toki), carbonated water, and clear, hand-cut ice and the Yellow Submarine, a blend of Aji Amarillo pisco, mango, lime, amchur, and egg white. A carefully curated collection of both domestic and international wines and sakes fills out the rest of Alchemy’s extensive beverage menu alongside a refreshing lineup of locally sourced draught and packaged brews.
The design of Alchemy is warm and friendly and was developed in such a way to make guests feel like they’re right at home. A casual, laid-back atmosphere fills the expansive space, both inside and out – a true signature of the Serenitee Restaurant Group’s approach to the look and feel of its restaurants. Speaking of signatures, something really fun for guests of Alchemy to take a glance at is one of the restaurant’s unique pieces of art inspired by the legendary rock band, Grateful Dead, a lifelong favorite of Cala. An old iron sign that hung in the original Alchemy in Gloucester now proudly adorns the wall at the new restaurant as well as a piece above the kitchen that reads, “What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been,” one of the Grateful Dead’s most memorable and celebrated lyrics.
MarketStreet Lynnfield continues to see an inspiring amount of growth of its portfolio of restaurants this year. Alchemy is not only one of the most exciting additions to the property, but it is one of over ten businesses debuting at MarketStreet Lynnfield this year. Upon its opening this week, Alchemy will join the property’s impressive culinary roster of destination restaurants, fast casuals, nationally recognized brands and beloved local gems. Such eateries include the recent opening of the successful local poké concept, The OkiPoké, the arrival of the eponymous Mexican grill and fast casual innovator, Chipotle, the soon to open Boston based juice bar, Squeeze Juice Co., family-favorite Burtons Grill & Bar, and GFG Café, an authentic Greek bakery and café concept out of New York City and New Jersey. Alchemy also joins a stellar lineup of existing food and drink venues at MarketStreet Lynnfield including Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Yard House, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Legal C Bar, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Wahlburgers, Otto Pizza, Panera Bread, J.P. Licks, sweetgreen, Starbucks, and Whole Foods. Guests can enjoy dining outside on one of several restaurant patios and spacious common areas, including MarketStreet Lynnfield’s popular Green space.
Alchemy’s kitchen will initially be open Wednesday – Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 10:30am – 10pm, and Sunday 10:30am – 9pm. Starting the week of August 9th, Alchemy’s hours will be 11:30am – 9pm Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 10pm Friday, 10:30am – 10pm Saturday and 10:30am – 9pm Sunday. Alchemy will be serving weekend brunch soon. Alchemy will be offering an advanced waitlist option that is accessible through its website. Takeout will also be available.