Naomi Wise's review this week of Alchemy pretty much sums up my several experiences there:
I really want to like this place. There aren't many options in the Park 'hoods for flavorful meals and fun atmospheres.
But somehow Alchemy misses the mark for me. The descriptions of the food turn out better than the actual tastes. Although everything I've tried is GOOD, I have yet to eat something there that makes me want to come back for more.
And yet I've been back, approximately 6 times, expecting something different. The definition of insanity, right?
I'm wondering what my fellow Chowhounders think of this place after recent experiences.