We had the Crab Tasting and
We had the Crab Tasting and the wine pairing at Mica. The food was great. We thoroughly enjoyed everything on the tasting menu. On one dish the crab was paired with steak and it was delicious. The wines were German, which we haven't tried much and we loved them. They were different and something we wouldn't have tried otherwise. The restaurant is small. I found the service to be attentive but not too much. Everyone was helpful and informative. We would definitely go back.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and I love the menu with the options of two light plates or three courses or more. The menu is simple yet complete. The wait staff knows their "stuff" and does a great job helping select if in doubt.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative dishes, perfectly executed
We enjoyed the chefs tasting menu which included tuna tartar, fois Gras, smoked hangar steak and more. From rhubarb ribbons to compressed cucumber to beet reductions, the courses were visually appealing and creatively composed. Hats off to the whole staff.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, servers really
Great service, servers really understand the food, and wine. The food is fantastic! Original!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
You couldn't ask for a better dining experience in lovely Chestnut Hill. Enjoyed every course and the atmosphere is lovely. Highly recommended!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious meal had by all!
We loved everything we had. Service was attentive but not too much so. Only problem is price point. This is a special occasion place, but it is so expensive it's just for (us) very special occasions. There are so many great restaurants in Philly to try, we probably won't be back to Mica due to the high prices.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Dinner
Mica was my first suburban choice for my birthday. No disappointments compared to the several other times I had been there. Shortly after arriving, we saw an internationally famous chef, who upon recognizing us, sat down at our table for a round of champagne. That made night very special. I can't promise that to everyone, but I can promise a great meal.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mica is small, intimate place.
Mica is small, intimate place. Portions are small but supports multi course tasting. Tuna crudo appetizer had a generous serving of tuna in a light sauce - very tasty. Husband thoroughly enjoyed rabbit tasting menu. Cheese plate for dessert had delicious selections. All in all a great dining experience.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't be disappointed!
At Mica, I've tried the tasting menu and the a la carte and recommend both. This is a restaurant that is best visited if you are in the mood to be adventurous. However, if you are only slightly adventurous, you can still enjoy the experience, just stick to ordering off the menu, not the tasting menu.
The gnocchi was heavenly. We all enjoyed the trout and the short ribs, as well. The Jersey peach gazpacho was wonderful, especially with the surprise of the frozen basil. The only disappointment was the coddled hen egg; there was something smokey and ham-like about the taste that I wasn't personally fond of. We only tried the caramel pudding for dessert (very nice) and left pleasantly full, but not stuffed.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This tasting was fantastic. Lobster tasting. The Lobster bisque was out of this world. Excellent. The Lobster cake was very good, but not great. The main course was a Lobster tail in brown butter and foie gras and was outstanding. Dessert was fabulous. We try to make all the tastings we can. So far, they have all been excellent. We also enjoyed the wine pairings.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food in Philly
I eat out a lot and Mica blew my socks off. From the warm welcome at the door, to the cozy dining room the atmosphere was perfect. We went for the 5 course tasting menu and it didn't disappoint. Our server recommended perfectly a pairing for every course. My wife and I don't drink much so we split the wines, special note, you have to try the PX Sherry with dessert, or actually, maybe with the Foie Gras. Either way, you'll be happy you did.
Don't miss this Gem.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our 1st dinner at Mica. We were a party of 6 & we all had a delicious meal with wonderful service. We will return again soon. The best trout I have had in many years
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, but one click short...
Based on some interesting reviews we thought we would give Mica a try. The service was gracious and attentive. The food was just a click short of our expectations. It was as if you invented a formula to make "gourmet" food but somehow left out the soul. Don't get me wrong, the food was lovely, it just lacked that feeling that you are eating culinary Art. The price was a bit high for the experience to fall a bit short. I had the trout, it was OK, but I had eaten the trout at the Standard Tap a few weeks before and it was fabulous. I guess I had expectations that Mica would be a very special experience. Mica fell short but only by a click.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife loves foie gras so we went for the tasting. We were bowled over. The different dishes with the blends of flavor were outstanding. It was a fabulous treat for us.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mica was a wonderful dining
Mica was a wonderful dining experience. The food was perfect portioned and prepared perfectly. Definitely fine dining.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Nice Dinner
Celebrated our 20th anniversary and a friend recommended Mica. So glad we took their advice. We chose the Scallop tasting along with the wine pairing. Easier that way, and was really tasty. Felt satisfied, and not overwhelmed with food. The service was great. Thanks Mica!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and flavorful
Everything was delicious. The ambiance was very nice. Lots of couples but also a small group or 2. The location is great. The atmosphere small and intimate. It's not a place for big groups but there is a room in the back that could be sectioned off for about 8 people. The portions could be viewed somewhat on the small size, but I thought they were just right. There are options for a 1st and 2nd course. If you don't like a salad to start, you can start with a pasta dish like I did. The dessert was heavenly. I was hesitant to try it because the menu wasn't traditional but I'm glad we went because I would have missed this unique and flavorful culinary experience. Definitely go!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go to this place every year for my birthday and it still has yet to displease me. My boyfriend and I got the 7 course meal with wine pairing. Highly recommend it if you're willing to spend the money on it
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops on the Hill
Mica is the best restaurant in Chestnut Hill by a long shot. The food is wildly innovative and always perfectly executed. The space is loud and cramped, but the cooking is outstanding. Especially enjoyed the Lamb Belly (wow) and Arctic Char.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's nice to go out for dinner and still be surprised by something new from the kitchen! I enjoy food, and especially the excitement of a new flavor, textural, and visual experience! We observed that the menu included a listing of the staff which gives each member a sense of ownership and responsibility and therefore, our server was well-informed about the dishes.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
These guys seriously know
These guys seriously know how to cook. Everything on the plate for each course was perfectly executed.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the chef's five-course special meal that was memorable. the food tastes were all different and the textures and choices were excellent. It was a memorable meal.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining experience was excellent. The food preparation and presentation were outstanding. The server was knowledgeable and ever present but not intrusive. Overall, it was as promised, an outstanding dining experience. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, beautifully presented food and great service.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful restaurant
I've had dinner at Mica three times and each was excellent. The menu is inspired, the execution impeccable and the service delightful. Before Mica opened, one had to go to Center City for a dining experience this refined and sophisticated.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
My husband and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at Mica last Saturday. The 5-course chef's tasting was outstanding - thoughtful, flavorful and beautifully presented. Elise, the sommelier, chose perfect wines to pair with each course. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Thank you for a wonderful meal!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fantastic - sophisticated, delicious & gorgeous. We're locals & this is our special treat place. We go every 2 weeks and whenever we can with clients & business partners. The weekday featured 4 course menu for $45 is to die for! We recently had menus featurinf oysters, duck, scallops, lobster (4 diff events). We've had similar awesome meals in London & Iceland which cost 5x as much. We usually go for the 3-course menu but have had the 5 and 7-course choice on special occasions (and after a long hike in Fairmont Park) and left with a good food buzz. They make an effort to remember the clientele, so when you go a 2nd time plus, they'll remember your name, favorite cocktail etc. George Perrier was a recent guest chef. GO!! EAT WELL!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I dined Saturday evening at Mica. I had made a reservation via Open Table, and had indicated that this was a birthday dinner for my husband. We were seated promptly, the service was very good overall and the food was beautifully presented, and artistically created. Everything was delicious. Portions are on the small side, and no acknowledgement was made that this was a birthday dinner in spite of the fact that I had indicated it on my online reservation. My past experience has been that staff usually acknowledges special occasions. We did appreciate being seated in the back area, as it was not as noisy as the front room. We were able to comfortably converse and enjoy our dinner.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We chose the chef's tasting and everything was as you would expect from a restaraunt of this calibur. Some trendy and some experimental items were on the list all beautiful and well balanced.
The atmosphere was extremely comfortable as well.
Save this place for a special occasion.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our third time at Mica and it just keeps getting better! The food is prepared beautifully and is absolutely delicious. Elyse, the new GM did a wine pairing for us which was excellent. The servers are friendly and knowledgable and the space is very comfortable. We will go back again and again.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mica continues to impress...
We were back at Mica for the beef tasting and all I can say is this restaurant continues to impress. The thing I love most about this place is the creative and innovative way they use ingredients. Chef Yanni puts flavors together in pairings you'd never think of and it is incredible how well they work. For those who follow Philadelphia Magazines restaurant reviews, you'll remember Mica cracked the top 50 this year. My guess is they'll be moving up when next restaurant edition is published.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
There wasn't anything that wasn't executed with Excellence in this restaurant. From the time you walked in till the time you left the staff was Excellent. The staff from the back servers to the GM are a reflection of the Chef's Excellence in the his execution of food preparation, plating, and service. The GM was Excellent. She was actually working our station and provided Excellent service. this is by far one of the best places that I have had dinner in the city. I'm still surprised they didn't get another bell in their review. I couldn't find anything to complain about. Everyone was knowledgeable about the menu and wines. If you haven't been you should.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Nice at Mica
This past Wednesday's venison tasting didn't sound as tasty as many of the other tastings my guests and I have experienced, and we ordered from the regular menu. Everything was excellent. This is among my favorite restaurants in Chestnut Hill. I dine here often and would recommend that you do too.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoying the tasting
We really enjoying the tasting menus at Mica. The regular menu is great, too. The food was outstanding. We also had the wine pairings, which we also enjoyed. The service was very good. We had the venison tasting and it was the best venison I have had. We have been to Mica often and have had a great experience each time. It is somewhat small and quiet with great food and wine!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
I had the venison tasting. A memorable meal. Among the best I've ever had
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food served with
Delicious food served with exquisite presentation. Each course was perfect!!!
Small portions and pricey-but worth every penny
I am sure we will be back for more tasting at Mica
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was a taste treat -
Dinner was a taste treat - every forkful was a real treat.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
celebrate the food
The decor was simple and quiet---so that the food could shine! The presentation was inspired and the taste elegantly seasoned and fresh. We particularly enjoyed the Tuna Crudo and the Chilled Brussels Sprouts: so fresh and beautifully seasoned with delicacy. We hope to return many times.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
As Good As It Gets
Could not possibly have been better. And a bargain.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, could be better - worth a try
I am a fan of Blackfish, so I was excited to try Mica for brunch. The space was cozy and beautiful, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The menu and concepts were great, but there were just little things that weren't quite up to par:
- My sparking wine was not chilled enough
- The shaved kale salad did not come out "shaved"
- My fish was cooked to perfection, but it was very smoky. This is personal thing, but I am not a fan of smokiness in food, so I found this overwhelming. The bacon that accompanied the kale was also a bit too smoky too, for my taste.
I enjoyed my meal overall, but it was not as amazing as I'd hoped. I'd still recommend this place (and I'd return again), because I think there is promise.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
best in Chestnut Hill
We were a fan of Blackfish, so we wanted to give Mica a try also. Chocolate tasting menu was unique. The tortellini dish with wild boar ragu was very tasty, and the venison main course was done perfectly. Will come back to try the chef's tasting menu next time
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as it gets...
Every course that was served at our table was outstanding. The poulard was quite possibly the best chicken I have ever eaten and the gnocchi entree that I had was so good I was tempted to order another serving of it for dessert.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
It as our first time to Chestnut Hill. Very cute neighborhood to take a stroll on a nice fall day. The restaurant is quite small but lent itself for an intimate dining experience. Nice decor, great food with beautiful presentation. We will be back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my second time there
It was my second time there and I thought the food was much better than before.I had the chance to meet the chef,Yanni, and I was very impressed with him and his young age Itn is expensive so nI would recommend it to people for a specisl occasion. The wine list was great
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Flavors and Textures...
The Chef at Mica is brilliant. Every experience leaves me more obsessed with his incredible flavor combinations, and beautiful mix of textures. There is a reason for every ingredient on the plate, and the Chef clearly understands how to combine ingredients so the flavors all enhance one another. Most spectacular meal I have had so far: foie gras tasting menu. Need I say more?! Just outstanding.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally...Chestnut Hill has a gem!
Mica was excellent in my first encounter. Food, service, ambience all at a very heigh level. Will be going back with guests next week.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mica never ceases to amaze us in its culinary delights. Each dish provides an amazing food sensation and the wait staff is top drawer.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better the first time....
As a self-proclaimed "foodie", I returned quickly to Mica to reaffirm my initial positive impressions. Second time round, I found the food to be very good again, although the foie gras appetizer with creamed honey was not to my liking. Service was the hole in the evening's experience. "Uneven" would be the overall assessment. Mica would benefit by having a person in the front of the restaurant (a "captain or maitre'dee) to ensure that service is maintained at a very high level.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive but always delicious. We always get the chef's tasting and are never disappointed. Best restaurant in chestnut hill.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Night
This crew at Mica delivered flawlessly on an amazing meal.
We will definitely return again if we are in the area!
Great food, atmosphere, ad service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM