Mica

4.7
1245 reviews
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Mica Restaurant is a small 32 seat BYOB located in Historic Chestnut Hill PA. We are dedicated to providing guests with a premier level of food quality and service in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal , did the 6 course tasting menu and it was superb.

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AV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered three appetizers and barkers, and they really worked! I was particularly fond of my snails, draped with a green sauce (pesto?) that made me very happy. I liked the tuna tartar, but there was a little too many carrot slices. And I started with oysters with a hint of mushrooms, but I didn’t find them.

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R
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Farm to table at its best. Creative food, great flavors and presentation. Service gracious and attentive. Good price point considering the high quality of the meal. Best restaurant in the area and we look forward to dining here again.

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RB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have enjoyed the tasting menu more. Excellent food, interesting choices.

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GL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely place never disappoints! Another wonderful experience. Thank you!

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mica. The food is unbelievable exceptional and beyond what you would get at a normal restaurant. This is 5 stars, Top Chef, James Beard award winning chef type level. We have never had an experience anything less than amazing here. Also great that it's BYOB!

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The tasting menu was spectacular--what a lovely way to spend 2 hours!

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding food but portions are soooooo small. I’m not a big eater, but three bites of the entree and you’re done! Expensive but BYO helps. I will definitely return but maybe on a weeknight when it’s not so crowded and noisy

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and ambience. Our favorite restaurant in the area. The Mushroom Soup was exceptional.

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GF
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Restaurant week offers a good opportunity to eat at this expensive restaurant, a cute little place in chestnut hill. Food always excellent, service usually ok, it’s tight and ambiance not great. Not pleased that a baby was crying and carrying on next to us. Overall good but they are not very thankful for your business. Never thanked when eating here, but again the food is great albeit overpriced.

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KR
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant week $35. pre fixe, excellent value, spectacular food, warm, busy ambiance, mildly inattentive service. Great overall first time experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu. The wait staff were excellent. And the chef was happy to give wine recommendations before hand!!! We have a fantastic evening.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious.
Quiet ambience so you could have great conversation.
Excellent service.

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TD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went during Restaurant Week. Everything was lovely. The ambiance is always delightful. The service has an ease but is efficient and never overbearing. The food is fresh, full of flavor and never disappoints.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a phenomenal meal. Chef Yanni is cooking some really great food here. And bonus that it's BYO. We were there tonight for the truffle tasting. It was stellar. Any of those dishes could have been served in a Michelin NYC restaurant. Run, don't walk here!

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TH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great innovative food and competent knowledgeable server

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D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Valentine's 4-course fixed menu: a few of the courses were very good, with the exception of the primary courses (2) lobster & chicken, they were quite disappointing, and at $79/person to boot. This was our second time there - our previous experience was 5-stars! We'll be back, just not for any fixed price offerings... One additional note, the wait staff were great both times.

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NE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellant food, interesting menu served in gracious surroundings. And BYOB is the best

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs menu for Valentine’s Day. Was great.

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IC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been to this restaurant 3 times with the previous owner. We always had FANTASTIC prix fix experiences always surrounding a theme. Innovative and creative food! This time we went to a Valentine's prix fix menu. Our entire party left pretty dissatisfied, and frankly still hungry. It wasn't a terrible experience, but when there is a pretty high bar set from previous visits, this time it was very disappointing. I was really bummed out.

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to mica. This was a four-course prix fix menu. The choices were all great. The food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. The service was prompt, complete but discreet. All in all a great experience.

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SE
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Love the ambiance and the service... food was spectacular! I often question places that charge high amounts to what essentially I think I could make but none of the dishes here I could replicate. The duck liver was so rich and so good. The clams and mussels were well done with sea foam! The lobster was good (but they could’ve given me the whole lobster). And the churro dessert was good.

Would highly recommend. Compliments to the chef.

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A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary and Valentine's day here. It was a 4 course prix fixe that night. The food was delicious, though the portions were extremely small. I'm not one to like huge portions, but this was quite slight. I had salmon that was cooked to perfection with deliciously crispy skin. My wife ordered the lobster thermidor. It was one claw of meat placed in a half lobster body shell. There was actually about an inch of meat on the claw that was edible, though chewy. The rest was tough and stuck to shell. She hated to do it, but she returned it and ordered steak, which was perfectly prepared and tender. All in all a good meal, though the lobster experience makes me wonder if I'd want to go back.

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KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Stumbled upon Mica when looking for local restaurants that offered chef's tasting menus. I visited with my fiance on a Saturday evening for just that, and we were not disappointed! The chef was very accommodating with allergies / dietary restrictions and able to offer something right for everyone at the table. The food was simply incredible, and there was nothing we tried that we did not like. The service to start was a bit slow. We were seated right on time and served water, but another couple who was seated about 10 minutes after us, had orders taken and served their first course before our wine was open or order was taken. Otherwise, once our first course came out, the service was timely and servers were knowledgeable about each course. Would recommend!

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SW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was our first time at Mica, we live in the area and we choosed it for a date night, the food was amazing, very delicious, the server could been more inviting and welcoming, we had to ask questions for her to give us some more information about the food, overall it was a great experience and we would definitely be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with Mica. The places was welcoming, warm, and cozy. Each courses flavors were beyond my expectations. Can’t wait to return.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the expensive side but the food is absolutely delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet night out with great food. It’s also BYOB

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H
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We received an email notice of a special pre-fixe dinner featuring aa Alsatian menu. Since we have been to the Alsatian region several times snd had amazing meals, we decided to make a reservation. The food and presentation were every bit as good as the meals we enjoyed in our travels! It was a great dining experience, and we actually asked if the chef had an Alsatian background. She told us no, but that Mica regularly offers regional specialties that the chef has researched. We will definitely take advantage of these special dinners in the future... we recently moved to Chestnut Hill and can easily walk to the restaurant!

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p
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please do not ask me to write 50 characters. Evening was fine.

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X
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not our first time here and certainly won’t be our last. The food is delicious at this little BYOB

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Y
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Butternut Squash Schnitzel Snack. Get the Spiced Beets and Tuna Escabeche for Starters. All of the Entrees look and are delicious. Bring a good wine to go along with your meal. Servers were wonderful.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For several years this has been the destination spot to celebrate a combined birthday,anniversary,Christmas, Arbor Day etc. I can’t say it is consistent because it only gets better. Thanks for a great dining experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food.

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T
Philadelphia
223 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mica continues to excel on all fronts. We tried several new menu items as well as a few menu icons (we had a party of 3) and all impressed. Service is outstanding and the value, given the level of creativity and high-quality ingredients, is extraordinary. We always look forward to our next visit, which is one of the best tests for any restaurant.

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m
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was, as usual, interesting, creative and very tasty. Service was impeccable. it's lovely to be at a restaurant where you can have a conversation without having to yell to be heard above the general din!

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P
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thought the food was really good our only complaint is the noise levels too many hard surfaces.

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SI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit for the special set menu. It seemed that several of the selections were overly salty, something I didn't notice on my earlier visits.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica has become our favorite restaurant, appropriate for special occasions and also just because it's Tuesday. The tasting menu is divine, a complete delight to the senses.

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JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an enjoyable night in Chestnut Hill. We had heard about an amazing BYO in this area, but Mica exceeded expectations. Great attentive service from Kaitlyn without being rushed. Was able to enjoy the inventive, creative food in the intimate front room. Enjoyable relaxing evening well worth the price. Looking forward to returning next time we are in the area

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AH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Every item we had was delicious and service was excellent-attentive but not intrusive. Would come here again and again.

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