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About FARMiCiA

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.

15 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Breakfast:
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00am
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

For reservations larger than 5 people, please contact FARMiCiA directly at 215 627-6274.

Cross Street:
Betwee Market & Chestnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 627-6274

Website:
http://www.farmiciarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
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!.

Parking Details:
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!

Executive Chef:
Kevin Klause

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (54)
Local Ingredients (45)
Good for a Date (42)
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Healthy (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Great for Brunch (38)
Good Vegetarian Options (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Seasonal (26)
Vegan (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Cozy (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Organic (19)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Authentic (15)
Romantic (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (9)
People Watching (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

It was fairly busy when we went around 2pm. We had brunch there. EVERYTHING was amazing. I had the banana French toast and shrimp and grits. My boyfriend had the lump crab omelette and we shared the nova salmon. I don’t even write reviews but this place was delicious. We were able to get a round of half off drinks in before 2, so that was awesome. Service was good, I’ll be returning soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Had a delicious brunch here. The waiter recommended the Chilaquilles and they were outstanding!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Third time eating breakfast/brunch here since moving here last month. LOVE this place, best French toast ever!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Had two specials: Parpadelle with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms and Pecorino; and Grilled Bronzino, with Sautéed Greens and Saffron Rice. Both outstanding And so was our waiter!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Served my soup- no spoon. Never told it was spicy or had a healthy kick to it.
Served cappuccino- no sweetener.... when told, still did not bring it- had to get it myself.
Service was off- inattentive.
Were there before and will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been here twice.. once for Sunday brunch.. and once for a business lunch. Both times I was going to be in the area so it was a convenient choice. I appreciate the healthy quality of the food and the attentive service. Overall, Farmicia a "good" restaurant, but I don't find it to be "great" like many other people do. I would go again if I was in Old City, but wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to go there.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a great spot for a special occasion. The food is sourced locally and prepared fresh. You can taste the quality in the ingredients. The mixed drinks are creative and the wine list is pretty good. I’ll be coming back to try their brunch sometime soon!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

In town for work... They sat us at the quietest table in the restaurant upon request. Food was fantastic. I had the soup of day, apple carrot, I think. It was delicious and dairy free. I also had the squash risotto croquettes which were amazing. If I lived here I would definitely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for a Sunday Brunch. It was a rainy Sunday so folks were lingering longer. We needed to wait for our table. the area at the front to wait is very small. Wait staff had to be careful in getting around. When we were seated our waiter was very friendly. Let us order drinks quickly to get the Sunday Brunch Happy Hour Price ( very nice ). He answered all of our questions about the menu. We ordered the Cheese Plate and the Lox plate for apps. They were both large enough for the party of 4 that we were. The main courses ( Crab Omelette, Tuna Salad, Chicken and waffles, quesadilla all were prepared to order and very tasty. The only down side I would comment on we made our reservations via Open Table I made mention of what the celebration was for. At no time did anyone from hostess to waiter make mention of it. The staff needs to pay closer attention to what folks write into their Open Table reservation forms.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good meal, excellent service. Loved the chicken and waffles

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always great food. Never disappointed. Whether you’re in for brunch or a salad or cocktails always a great experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The large mural painting on a prominent wall sets the tone for a fresh and sophisticated experience. Service was friendly, helpful, right on time. The food is excellent; desserts worth the calories! Must say: The restrooms are little atmospheric gems. Go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Have been here several times for lunch and have always enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. Staff is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pleasantly surprised! We were sat earlier than our reservation time, which we appreciated. Megan was our waitress who was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed everything from our cocktail choices, The Chamberlain and Turn the Beet Around, to the 4 different plates we shared including Meatballs, Crab Salad, The Duck and Coffee Cheesecake. We particularly love that they have a "bread man". A server dedicated to bringing fresh warm bread to your table with 4 options to choose from. We miss you bread man.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious farm to table brunch. Everyone’s food looked amazing and i got the turkey club which was delicious. They also have happy hour brunch drinks from 11-1pm. The inside is a great atmosphere. This is my new favorite brunch spot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

good food, limited vegan options but the ones available are delicious. service was good, drinks were great especially with happy hour

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a lovely date here! Great food. We loved the duck entree.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch was good. Half price cocktails were a surprise only complaint was when I made the reservations. The hostess was rude and not accommodating to our party of 10. HD to make a reservation for 6 then go on opentable for the other 4. Very rude.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything looked and sounded so good, it was hard to choose, but all our eventual choices were delicious. And the brunch happy hour is such a good deal!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall not a bad experience...only issue was the service. The waiter we had was very short and not at all personable. The creme brûlée was very runny, but the hubbard squash risotto croquettes were delicious and as well as the apple parsnip soup

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good, service was excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My mother, mother-in-law and I chose Farmacia for lunch this past Saturday. We were glad we made a reservation -- at 1:30pm, the place was hopping! Decor was cute and the staff was warm and friendly. We ordered two omelets and a salad, and all three meals were very good. Their mimosas (made with freshly-squeezed orange juice) were delicious! I would love to come back for dinner and try more of their cocktails.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

healthy, tasty food with vibrant ambience and friendly staff

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went here for restaurant week lunch with a friend. The bread, from the Metropolitan bakery, was really nice, complementary and you can ask for extra. The Farmicia Salad was nothing special, but the Beets and Fennel salad with blue cheese was great. The pan fried fish was delicious and tender. The Hummus Avocado grilled pita was simple but delicious. The chocolate torte is very dense and rich. The vegan lemon ginger cake with avocado coconut ice-cream is something to try!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for restaurant week, so price was good. All of us enjoyed our dishes, variety was also very good. Our server was very nice, attentive & knowledgeable about the menu.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have had good meals at Farmacia before, but this meal was very disappointing. Makes me hesitant to go back. The soup was ice cold and mediocre at best. The grilled cheese was so burned on one side that the taste was ruined and the cake was dry. Waitress was slow to check in and food took forever to come out. Ended up eating the burned sandwich because I didn’t have time to wait for another.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their food. I adored my crab salad. My friend thought her roll was stale, but thought the veggie burger was tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Restaraunt week menu was delightful. Great options and we enjoyed greatly

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were lucky enough to catch this restaurant for our first time there during restaurant week, which made the value even greater. Loved the food - really tasty. We'll definitely go back. Very convenient for the Philly movie scene.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Met a friend and daughter there for lunch. It was during restaurant week and my friend and I ordered from the restaurant week menu. Unlike some places there was a great variety, especially for the entree. The salmon and egg salad was delicious, as was the beet and fennel appetizer. Dessert creme brulee and flourless chocolate torte were also very good. Portion sizes were fine and the service was great - we ordered cocktails with lots of customization and they were very accommodating. After we walked the short blocks to the Museum of the American Revolution so the location is great - near transportation and places of interest. Nice atmosphere, attractive and not overly fussy decor.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A gem that satisfies the all diners from the meat eater to the vegan. Fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We booked Farmicia through OpenTable because it was resturant week. I know that many restaurants do not participate on Saturday night, but Farmicia did not state this like all of the other restaurants did on OT. When we arrived there was a sign at the front desk that stated their lack of participation. When I questioned the not so nice hostess, she said that her manager was aware of the mistake, and that was that. We sat down to eat and a very friendly server delivered our menus and answered our questions. In a few minutes he was back to take our order. We had just taken our second sip of wine and our food arrived! We have never had food come out so quickly! My daughter's meatballs were cold, but when we looked for our waiter he couldn't be found. We asked the hostess to help us, but she made no attempt. Finally, a different server came over to help us and 10 minutes later, when we were all finished our meals my daughter's meatballs arrived. Just to give you an understanding of how we were rushed the rushes, we sat down at 8:15 and paid our bill by 9. Honestly, from start to finish the experience was terrible. There are so many great restaurants in the city that I would not waste my time, or money at this one.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great experience. My roommate and I were taking a break from packing, and it was a delightful meal. Our server was fantastic...helpful, patient, and so pleasant. The food was amazing. Well prepared,and way more than we anticipated.
My only recommendation is to the hostess. The two of us were the only ones at the door, and she walked around the podium, and shouldered between us without an "excuse me". We noticed during the meal that she did it again to another party. Manners still matter, so please be aware and courteous when moving through a number of people.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wasn’t crazy About the food. I feel like they could have added more pizazz. There kale and beet salad was good!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great restaurant week experience and happy hour drinks

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is not my first time at Farmicia, we come here all the time since it's close to work and the food is good. But this time, my friends and I were really disappointed. I too work in restaurant and hospitality industry and I understand how crazy restaurant week can be. But, our server (or lack there of) was just nowhere to be found. First, it took him awhile to come by after we were seated. He then asked us for drinks which took awhile then he disappeared. He came back to get our meal orders then he disappeared for a while then 15 minutes later, he came back asking us what we ordered again! Our dish came SO late the two tables that came after us got their dishes already and we're sitting there empty handed. We couldn't find our server again so we had to ask the hostess to look for him. Our food came right after and the server never came back.. as in never came back! We asked the hostess again to locate him and then he showed up and asked us if we want the bill. I let him know we still haven't gotten the dessert and he said he'll be back. We waited there for 15 minutes and then he came back so at that point we asked him to just pack the dessert. He told us that they are busy (?? umm, really? you think?). He disappeared once again (I swear this lunch was like "where's our server?" game) and came back with a check and no desserts. I asked him AGAIN and he replied with "oh you never had it?". What do you think, buddy? We couldn't wait to get out of there, this server totally ruined our fun lunch . I don't know if I would go back there for a while. This was a total MISS!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Another very enjoyable meal here. It's unusual to find a restaurant that has such consistency in food, service and ambiance. Our waiter was friendly and professional and there when we needed him. We always enjoy a drink at the bar before dining. The bartenders are also very cordial and professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Took my boyfriend’s parents here for dinner. His father can sometimes be picky but he loves everything he had! Parent dinner, a great success!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week and did the tasting menu with our toddler. The food was great but the service was AMAZING and they went above and beyond for our little one-- made sure his food came out right away, brought extra grapes when they saw that he inhaled them, etc. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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