Mica

4.7
1209 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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P
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 13, 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
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptionally good. I happened to use a gift card that I received for my wedding. I was very glad that I was introduced to this place. Definitely going again!

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible. Warm and cozy ambiance and great service. We brought friends from out of town and they loved it!

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f
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu of lobster and truffles. Perfectly prepared.

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

Excellent experience!

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JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - as always. Knowledgeable and attentive staff; food delicious and well presented. Small dining room was filled but noise level not too loud.

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Mica many times. The food is always excellent. The special “taste of —-“ dinners are particularly good.

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SR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Mica was excellent when it changed ownership. Yanni has worked to improve this wonderful restaurant consistently. The servers are excellent, kind and work together really well. The two rooms are cozy and intimate. But the biggest draw is the amazing food. It is beautiful and delicious.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends. Only problem is the noise. WAY too noisy and cannot hear yourselves talk. They definitely need to put in acoustic panels!!! It is shocking they have not thought of doing it themselves. You can install them under the tables etc.. many ways of doing it but it is urgent. Won’t return because of noise level. Too bad!

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BR
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Mica. Started with the broccoli rabe and salt cod fritters. Entries included monkfish, scallops and salmon. Nicely presented with a diverse selection of sauces. Sylvia our waitress was very gracious. BYOB and the emphasis on quality not quantity make this restaurant a winner.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious and great variety on the tasting menu!

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SP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Mica. And the staff is very friendly.

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DS
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting Menu was one of the best meals we have had in years. loved the Venison and Churros items best.

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B
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Mica in all iterations. This time we brought along a french couple who were overwhelmed with the quality of the food. The "best restaurant we have dined in since moving here" proclaimed the wife. "Why didn't you tell us Mica was THIS good?!" proclaimed the husband. I had the "From Sweden" offering and it was incredible. The quality of the ingredients, the service, the plating, wait for the food—all perfection. I seriously couldn't and wouldn't change a single thing. We love Mica so much I actually considered heading back to the kitchen and clapping for the chefs! Seriously.

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A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu. Can hold their own with any of the "celebrity" chefs in the city. Highest recommendation!!

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional. We went as a double date and enjoyed sharing snacks and appetizers. Everyone loved their main course and it was a full meal!

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RA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and Memorable date night! Wonderful service, too. Lucky to have Mica in Chestnut Hill

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j
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica is always a good choice. BYO makes it reasonable, food makes it a destination, and service ensures return visits. Keep up the good work!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love Mica. Easy access right on Germantown in Chestnut hill.
UBER (or find parking pretty easily if you have DD)-BYOB and relax and enjoy so many great dishes.

The crab beignets are prepared on order but so worth the wait. Other appetizers we've tried also great.
Service is friendly and not pushy at all.
Duck dish with Turnips and Huckleberry sauce is outstanding.
Monkfish dish also excellent.
Many other great options
Haven't done the tasting menu but looks great so would like to try.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Always great.

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Pretentious flavorless food and hostile host. What an awful experience don't waste your time and money here.

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CR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3rd visit and never disappoints. Difficult to choose between the menu items, so the tasting menu worked marvelously.

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TN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent food and service. Celebrated our anniversary and we are already pkanning our birthday dinners there. Food pairing were different and delicious. Staff was extremely friendly and helpfull. Atmosphere was perfect for a quiet romantic dinner with my spouse. Great BYOB

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J
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mica is consistently good with innovative and unexpected flavor combinations. We ate from the special tapas menu and were especially dazzled by the fresh sardines. The servers are always gracious and the dining experience always a delight.

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F
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very creative menu with a small but nice list of interesting, seasonal dishes. The food is prepared with obvious care and quality ingredients. Servers were very attentive and professional.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mica has a very nice kitchen - very good food, nice servers, it's in my neighborhood and its BYO. For me the BYO is very important as I seldom go to restaurants that aren't BYO.

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K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this restaurant. It is warm and inviting with the most innovative and creative food. The staff are friendly, genuine and helpful

Highly recommend it!

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AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, warm atmosphere and great food!

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasting menu was executed well. Service was good. I would recommend and would definitely go back.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

a bit over cooked... too much sauce.
although service is excellent

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a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this local gourmet... so fortunate to have them in our neighborhood!

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MA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my choices: foie gras and scallop entree. The venison/cabbage was too smoky. Loved the blue crab beignets. Service was excellent and dessert was wonderful. Thank you.

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BJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an absolutely wonderful evening from the moment I walked in the door. The greeters and servers are welcoming and very unpretentious. But the food is is the reason to go there - well prepared, fresh, inventive. I had the Peruvian tasting menu and had no regrets.

I live in Center City and took the train to the Chestnut Hill West station, literally right across the street.

It's BYOB, but there's a wine store at the Chestnut Hill loop (with a very knowledgeable wine advisor) less than 5 minutes away by foot.

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FG
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent. Could not have been better. A real taste treat.

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MY
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mica's chef/owner, Yianni Arhontoulis, and his terrific staff create exceptional evenings with creative and exciting cuisine and exceptional service.

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GY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the chefs tasting menu. The server asked for any dietary restrictions or “off limits” food items prior to beginning the dinner service. Every course was incredible and they all flowed together nicely. We will definitely be back.

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