Mica
Mica

Mica

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.micarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2673353912x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: Closed
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Charles "Chip" Roman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Mica offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. Events range from an exclusive private event in our dining room to intimate parties at your home. Please call for availability and pricing information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Mica restaurant offers full buy out options as well as an exclusive chefs table that seats eight to ten people. With customizable options and personable service, Mica can ensure a exceptional experience had by all.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Evergreen Avenue
  • Public Transit: Mica Restaurant is easily accessible from Center City, Philadelphia by Septa regional rail lines. The R7 Chestnut Hill East and the R8 Chestnut Hill West lines both terminate at Chestnut Hill.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ticketed public parking lots are available behind the restaurant off of East Evergreen Avenue.
A word from Mica
Mica Restaurant, owned and operated by Chip Roman (Blackfish Restaurant), offers a progressive American cuisine. A la carte and tasting menus are featured in a cozy and intimate environment with the Chef's table available every night by reservation only. Mica restaurant is dedicated to providing guests with a premier level of food quality, wine, service, and social environment resulting in an exceptional guest experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Mica reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)special occasion (54)neighborhood gem (43)romantic (34)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (7)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Spectacular Dining!
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Mica is one of the best restaurants my husband and I have ever been to. The food is incredible and the service worthy of 5 stars.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Lovely
    MoeKelly
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very intimate, service was attentive to every need, we went for brunch. New twist on Eggs Benedict, just delicious. Mushroom frittata very flavorful. Coffee Americano great, not bitter. Definitely on the list to try for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Chestnut Hill
    bruchay
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Mica is our go-to restaurant for romantic dinners for two, and also for showing our friends the best that Chestnut Hill has to offer. The wine lists and wait staff are exceptional. The food is always creative and never short of exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant surprise
    Steven
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We knew nothing about this restaurant before coming here for our 25th anniversary. It was mid week and we were dressed pretty nice. When we walked in I was underwhelmed my the casual decor and the fact that the place was fairly empty. The hostess escorted is to a corner table. When we got the menu I began to get intrigued. Eveything looked great. The waiter suggested the 5 course menu. We told him any particular food dislikes. The chef then put together an amazing meal. Each course was unique and delicious. Fee definitely a memorable night. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous!
    diningmaven
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    An absolutely marvelous dining experience. Impeccable service, superb food and wine pairing. A destination for those interested in looking for a first-rate gastronomic experience - the chef is very gifted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    SmmphdVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We are Mica regulars; the 4 course tasting menus are always beautifully executed and a wonderful deal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful
    JohnJ2K
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My guest and I had an absolutely wonderful meal at Mica this Thursday (August 28, 2014). We both ordered the Duck Tasting which was featured that evening, along with the wine paring. Mica is normally my "go to" place in Chestnut Hill, and this just seals the deal. It's virtually impossible to find a better Progressive American restaurant anywhere in the Philadelphia area. --JM
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The watermelon carpaccio had amazing flavor and the appearance was outstanding. It looked like beef! We have always had great meals here and we are haven't been disappointed thus far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Hit or Miss
    LaFleurVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Menu changes frequently so it can be hit or miss. Have had some of the most amazing meals here are well as some of the most disappointing. Atmosphere is quaint and romantic. Service is friendly and eager but lack training and/or experience in fine dining setting.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time visit, had an excellent meal. Food was thoughtfully conceived and well executed. Servers had great pride in their work and delivered service with a casual friendliness. It is a relaxed but food-centric atmosphere with high standards for the table. Wine list reasonably priced, and while not large, reasonably sized with a good range of alternatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • odette
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The menu is limited and the prix fixe is $50 which is way too much for what you get. The presentation is beautiful, but the food itself isn't worth the price. I think an a la carte option would be welcome. I don't really plan on returning to Mica, there are many restaurants with a more interesting menu and better value than Mica.
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  • Brunch...
    AmyS
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    was fabulous. Mushroom frittatas and mimosas - Good stuff!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • An excellent Chestnut Hill dinner
    discriminatingdiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Mica's is a great addition to Chestnut Hill, serving refined, creative food at relatively moderate prices with fine service. Our recent meal was a series of small plates showcasing oysters, and it was a creative and very tasty set of offerings. But they shouldn't be so skimpy doling out bread! A lot of people avoid carbs, but it was really needed to sop up the delicious sauces we had--and to fill out what was a dinner otherwise almost completely lacking in carbs. We asked for seconds of bread and were rewarded with one egg-sized "pretzel roll" each. I asked for a second but the waiter moved on. And I miss the old byob policy. They sell excellent wines, but they are at least $11/glass--and fashionable half-filled glasses at that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding Tasting Menu
    SmmphdVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The 4 course tasting menus on Wednesday and Thursday nights make what might otherwise be a restaurant reserved for special occasions a weeknight treat too. Every night the food and service at Mica rivals the best of the restaurants downtown. Save yourself the train or car ride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Once again Mica didn't disappoint. We had the soft shell crab tasting. The food is presented beautifully and the flavors are so exceptional. The staff is always friendly, knowledgable and attentive. We live about an hour and a half away or we would visit much more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another lovely meal
    BLReview
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This is probably the 6th or 7th time we've eaten at Mica. Food was delicious. The "simple salad" with buttermilk dressing is Heavenly. It would be nice to see the owner there one of these visits.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite meals ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My husband and I went to Mica for our anniversary. We had gone to Blackfish for our last 2 anniversaries and decided to try something different. We knew it would be good though since it is also a Chef Roman restaurant. We got the wine flight along with the 5 course tasting menu. The wine, food and service was all outstanding. We went to the restaurant early on a Sunday summer night and we were the only people in the restaurant. Hopefully that isn't normal because it would be a shame to lose such a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oral Adventure
    Sylvester
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I had a 9pm reservation on a Tuesday night which meant we had the place to ourselves. It was her birthday and the meal and setting were both fit for the special occasion. The "corned" lamb great and roasted trifle fish entrees were both incredible. We will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went to Mica to celebrate the wedding anniversaries of two couples. The food was excellent; however, the portions were incredibly small for the price. One couple wanted to order the 4 course meal; however, it was only available if the entire table participated. Also, the menu for the 4 course meal was a secret. The chef apparently makes a decision what food to prepare and the restaurant guests have no clue what will be served. We had no option but to order from the regular menu. The choices were few and the prices high. The chef forgot to include rabbit meat in the rabbit appetizer. We will probably never return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    astace
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We always have the chef's tasting menu - and are never disappointed! Creative and surprising - always delicious!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Spectacular food
    Sparky
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our second trip to mica and most of us loved it again. The food is spectacular - beautiful, delicious, adventurous. Negatives: 1. One person in our party has a more basic palate and didn't like it the food as much. 2. A bit noisy on the mid-week night we went, which was surprising. I hadn't remembered it as loud. 3. They say they are handicapped accessible but really aren't. We had to enter through a dirty back alley, and even that way, there was a high step up. They should definitely address this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak and Eggssss
    BestMealEverVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went here with my dad for Father's day and got the steak and eggs. It was nothing short of amazing. Everything was perfectly cooked. To top it off, we got the doughnuts for dessert which were perfectly made. I will definitely be going back here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
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  • Mica Rocks!
    dvykns
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We found Mica to be perfect for Sunday Brunch with our daughter and son-in-law. We came into Chestnut Hill at 10.00am last Sunday, under the mistaken impression that some shops would be open. It seems that everything, except for Starbucks, waits until 11.00am to start the day (including Mica). But we spent a relaxed hour in the very pleasant Chestnut Hill Starbucks before finding a well-placed, comfortable table for four at Mica. The wait staff are very polite and friendly, albeit a little careless at times; e.g. serving soup with no spoon, and not always being visible. Starters were excellent and the Three Egg Scramble proved a universal favorite. Mica is a great semi-casual find for those wandering Chestnut Hill's main street.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The royal treatment!
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We really enjoy dining at Mica and have been here multiple times. We celebrated a special occasion here this visit and were treated very well by everyone on staff. We had a wonderful evening with fantastic food and exceptional service. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mica, Chestnut Hill, Sat. night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Varied and unique menu options. Staff was very knowledgeable about the selections and ingredients.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    AmateurEater
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I went to Mica on a Saturday night. We had the five course chef tasting menu and it was amazing. Every dish was done to perfection. When you go I hope you are fortunate enough to try the smoked salmon in jalapeño broth. I could have are that all night. Great job by Chef Roman and the entire staff.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I decided to take my partners out for celebratory dinner. Normally this means trip to the Capital Grille or other similar Steak House. Instead I decided to go to Mica and try the tasting menu. I alerted the Mica team ahead of time of the food preferences of several of my party. The result was an amazing meal that even my two steak and potato's partners loved. They really liked the flow of small plates and how that made the meal a true dining experience. Our servers were top notch and flawlessly explained the intricacies of the Chef's creations. I don't have enough space to describe all the courses but my favorite was the Crudo with a smoked jalapeno dashi broth. The desserts were spot on and a great way to end the meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED IT!
    Amber
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This dinner lived up to the hype! I loved the food the services was great/fun/knowledgable. I made another booking while at dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third great experience
    Tubby
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food is very creative and sophisticated The flavors are delicious. This was the third visit and the food was simply delicious. I loved the lamb shank I would love it if they added a salad to the first courses.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously quiet sunday dinner
    Flourtown313VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We reserved a table for 2 on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The restaurant was practically empty. The service started off okay with the host saying we could sit anywhere, but not following us to the table. A few minutes later we got our menus. After that the service was spot on. The selection is a bit eclectic with very few choices. It required us to go outside our comfort zones. But, the meals were outstanding with beautiful presentation. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Tasting Menu
    dani
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We enjoyed our meal however a little disappointed on the diversity of the meal. I ordered the escargot tasting which was very nice. My husband decided to go with the 5 course tasting menu because the server stressed the fact that the chef likes to use a lot of game and unique items. My husband and I love to try different things and we so excited to see what the surprise preparations would be. In addition, we purposely never order the same dishes so we have a change to try as many different items as possible. The unfortunate part was the 5 course tasting was a mirror of my escargot tasting menu with the exception of a different sauce on the pasta and a larger portion of the same main course. We were disappointed…………..
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    romantic
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 532 reviews are from the Mica reviews archive.
  • Stretching beyond their abilities
    fittobetried
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We're frequent restaurant-goers and good cooks ourselves, and Mica doesn't quite deliver at these high prices. Several false notes throughout the meal, including an overabundance of large and fishy roe in an otherwise creamy and mild potato bisque, and a tuna tartare that was tender but disappointingly flavorless. Service was pleasant but repeatedly lacking in the important social grace of timing ones entry into a conversation; there were numerous abrupt interruptions in mid-sentence. Desserts were delicious and special, but with a choice of a 3 or 4 course experience at $50 or $60 a diner, and an expensive wine list, this was a poor value compared with many excellent dining choices downtown. Sadly, we won't be returning.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Went for the four-course halibut tasting menu, and it was excellent! Our server recommended a perfect bottle of wine which paired well with each course. This was one of our favorite dinners at Mica.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent great food
    phillyfill
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Food was excellent as usual. A couple of issues however on the service: -- I had asked for a window seat in the reservation which they said by phone would not be a problem, but when arriving we were out of luck put in back room instead which was a bit noisy with the coffee machine -- slow service.. with a 7:40 arrival, we did not receive our drinks until near 8 and appetizers 8:25, entree 8:50. Seemed like a long stretch when others around us were served more timely. Still love the food
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Still Great the Second Time Around
    IXLR8
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As was the case on our first visit, Mica is still a great place for a fine meal. Location, convienence, and ambience are top-notch. The service is outstanding. The menu was more than adequate, and the food was prepared and presented with care and great skill (though portions were small). We'll be back for sure, and will recomend Mica to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Among the best
    CynwydkydVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Put simply, Mica is one of the best restaurants in Philly. Superb.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    BobT
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As usual, Mica proves itself to be innovative in its design of its prix fixe dinners. Both presentation and taste would please the most demanding gourmet. The service was attentive in a most positive way. My wife and I enjoyed our best meal in years on Mother's Day. The previous best meal--why, Mica, of course!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FlourtownG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Only minor issue was we were not offered bread after seating. When asked it was served cherfully, but other tables seemed to be offered bread without asking. Minor ding for service which was otherwise extremely pleasant. Totally recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good food and service
    Abby
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was fab. The way the chef blends the flavors is amazingly good. I was surprised that Mica's menu is back to 3 or 5 courses but very happy they allows us to order less courses. That left room for a wonderful dessert and cappuccino.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food too noisy
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The unique quality of the good was exclent. The noise level was very difficult to deal with. Too many hard surfaces. Wood walls wood floor wood table tops. I could hear every word at every other table.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.