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FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
For reservations larger than 5 people, please contact FARMiCiA directly at 215 627-6274.
Betwee Market & Chestnut
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us for Dinner Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 5 pm to 7pm and Brunch Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. All alcoholic beverages are offered at half the price, that includes draught beer, specialty cocktails, tonics, glasses of wine, etc. Pair a Barn Burner (FARMiCiA's own Bloody Mary) or a glass of champagne with your meal for half the price. What a great way to start the day and such a good deal!.
Park your car in the Park America lot adjacent to the restaurant on 3rd Street, at the Bourse Garage located on 4th Street between Market & Chestnut Streets, or the AutoPark at Old City, which is located on 2nd Street between Chestnut & Walnut Streets. There is a smaller lot on N. 3rd – the other side of Market – between Market & Arch as well. Metered street parking is also available throughout Old City, but you might not want to waste your time looking for one!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
FARMiCiA Ratings and Reviews
Restaurant Week Sunday dinner for family of four. Restaurant had a nice crowd on a cold night. App, Entree and dessert. All enjoyed all courses. Highlights were shrimp app, veggie croquette Entree and all the desserts. Avoid the duck breast (tough, not flavorful) and the endive salad with too much blue cheese dressing.
We have been to FARMiCiA many times and we usually love it. This week was Restaurant Week (which I was unaware of when I made the reservation). The food was adequate but all the other times we have eaten there it was fabulous. We will avoid visiting during restaurant week but will definitely return again.
This place has been a trusted reliable place to me for years until this past Sunday. 3 of us order soup since it was such a cold night. Our soups arrived lukewarm! Chicken soup should be hot! We asked the Bus boy to bring it back to the kitchen and get it hot. The grilled octopus is always good and perfectly made. So, we’re the butternut squash fritters.
Then, my friend ordered the seared tuna for his entree. When it arrived, it barely looked seared & the inside while yes it’s supposed to be on the raw side, the tuna just seemed off. It looked like it was heated in the microwave rather than a seared.
We told our server all about it. She comped us on our scoop of homemade salted caramel ice cream. While the gesture was nice, I would be really sad if my trusty go to place is going downhill after all these years.
I frequently enjoy dinner at FARMiCiA but tonight was a special evening out with a dear friend from high school who I haven’t seen in many years. I chose this venue specifically because I knew we could count on a delicious meal in an environment conducive to having a long “catch-up” conversation.
Service was friendly and professional. Atmosphere was comfortable. Party of 2 for lunch during weekday - the person I was with loved her meal (Kale salad with grilled chicken). I got the eggplant cannelloni. The eggplant was horrible. Everything else was perfect. If the eggplant had been good, I would have went 5-star all the way. But skin was on, it was tough (couldn't cut it with my fork) and the taste was bad. So, I would recommend - definitely go to this restaurant - but don't order the eggplant cannelloni dish!
My two young adult children and I decided to try Farmica. We're so glad we did. The food was excellent. We shared a brie appetizer that was served with a crusty bread and pesto. I had grilled swordfish. We'll be back. We didn't even realize that we were going during happy hour so our drinks were half price.
We went there on New Years Eve after the early fireworks. Service was great and atmosphere was nice. Food was good. I wish they had more vegeterian options. Salads and appetizers were delish.
Service and waiter was excellent.
We were early for our reservation, but were able to be seated. Was a nice surprise on such a chilly cold night. Mixed crowd, since it was early. Have been there a few times when in the city.
The food was excellent, but our waiter was snarky! . Ordered the steak which was one of the toughest I ever had..sent it back and chose the chicken- good except that I was hankering for steak. Ordered the chicken, as here was nothing else I ate on the menu. After we were almost done eating I noticed other people got a printed sheet with specials, which we had not received. Waiter got nasty when I asked how come I wasn't given those options when I had to order something else. He made a really snarky comment like" you would not have wanted to order anything from the specials anyway- I mean 3 scallops for $26"- and then said he would send over the manager, which he did. Manager was vey apologetic, but did not offer us any compensation at that point. They took $10.00 off the bill, I guess for the trouble. Should have comped my chicken but it was not worth making a stink about. We liked everything we ate so I guess we would eat there again when in the area.
I was so excited to finally try Farmicia because of their vegetarian options and I was not disappointed. Their menu offers a wide variety with plant and meat based dishes. Their happy hour menu is half off all drinks, which is amazing. Will definitely be back!
Over the past year we have noticed a steady decline in the overall value and quality of the food. On our recent visit: service was lacking with extended wait times with minimal patrons, a special that was overly greasy, and an appetizer that came after our mains. A once neighborhood gem in our eyes is quickly becoming our last option for a meal out.
Great brunch options and excellent service at the table. The hostess was definitely not having the best day. We were barely acknowledged, certainly not welcomed and she just pointed to our table. This is not something I expect from one of the more popular restaurants in the city.
This was a really nice gem to find for a Sunday brunch. I would recommend making reservations because it was packed! However, our services was fairly quick and our server was super sweet. Some of the tables are extremely close together, which really isn't a problem depending on who you are near (We happened to be next to a group who were a little rude about sharing a bench but it was okay). All in all, I will TOTALLY go again. The food was delicious and the drinks were new and yummy. I'm actually planning on going back really soon. A cute cute CUTE little place in Olde City :)
First time dining here for brunch. Ordered chicken waffles. Chicken was very good. The waffle was ok. For some reason butter was not served with the waffle. A gravy was served on the side for the chicken. Overall the meal was good. Not outstanding, but good enough to come again. Bloody Mary was good.
Good food with indifferent service. For brunch, there was no offer to refill coffee, no statement that there were specials off the menu, no explanation of the condiments plopped in the table. My fruit and yogurt “starter” arrived as just an over priced small dish of fruit salad with no yogurt. Over all there are much better options for a good brunch, but I was willing to pay the tab for a comfortable table without a lot of noise.
On this occasion two of us, one vegetarian/one vegan, had dinner before the theatre. Asked for a quiet table and they went out of their way to accommodate--even on a busy Friday night. My partner had vegan risotto croquettes that were delicious and visually stunning. Garnishes and sauces included three types (white, green, purple) of charred cauliflower, hubbard puree, sprigs of cilantro, and romesco sauce garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds. OMG--the plate had the subtle shades and careful placements of a Vermeer painting. Their French lentil salad with goat cheese was another winner and, of course, they have the best bread in the city. (I noticed a steak entree at the next table. It too was beautiful and the diner was obviously happy with it.) Great happy hour; great waitstaff. If you pay cash, they discount 10%.
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