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Dec 3, 2010 08:49 AM


I just read that a new restaurant named Alchemy has opened on 36th Street in Hampden. It's evidently in the space previously occupied by Grill Art; the article says that the space has been renovated extensively. I am very interested in knowing anyone's experiences there as Chowhounds begin to visit it--a new, good restaurant in Hampden is always nice to see.

Hampden Cafe
4800 Hampden Ln Ste 103, Bethesda, MD 20814

Grill Art Cafe
1011 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

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  1. They just opened last Tuesday. We hope to get there sometime in the next few days. Will give a report when we do.

    1. I hate it when restaurants do have a website. This should be up when the place opens

        1. re: sas

          What exactly do you mean by "yuck?"

        2. "a new, good restaurant in Hampden is always nice to see"
          Yes it is good to see, esp in the snow/ice/Baltofear/mode. Been open three weeks. Went with the ever-ready Colette, back from big P.
          "Food yuck!"
          I wouldn't say "yuck!" Too busy, maybe; too many choices, sure; tin ceiling, awful idea.
          Our Stone Mill hot rolls were terrific; Mojito mussels were most interesting; catfish, sauteed correctly; side-dishes of carrots/mangetouts and pepped up young spinach, great.
          Bill $59.36 with a bottle of Aussie red blend, no bottled water or coffee before the tip.
          Go back? You bet, if only to thumb my nose at that pretentious place across the Avenue that says it owns the word "Hon", Hon, you can't copyright soul.

          John Talbott's Paris (back tmrw)

          1. Is this by any chance Carla Hall's new venture? Her catering company closed down and her website says she is starting something called Alchemy by Carla Hall, but she doesn't say what/where it is.

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