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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

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (49)
Good Vegetarian Options (43)
Fit for Foodies (40)
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Local Ingredients (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Healthy (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Great for Lunch (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Seasonal (27)
Vegan (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Organic (25)
Fun (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
People Watching (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I've eaten here for the second time. I'm from the Chicago area and when I return to Philly I will make a point of eating here again. It is that good!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and very good wine. Food was good but not great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Would like to see some
TVs to follow sporting events

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Been to Farmicia many times. It never disappoints. The food and service are always wonderful. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Frequently eat at Farmscia. Healthy, delicious and excellent service!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great brunch with a wide variety on the menu including vegetarian options. Delicious brunch cocktails, good prices.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous Dinner
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%.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was really good. Not cheap but good value. Enjoyed the restaurant atomosphere. Good drinks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous food, but unfortunately an off day for service. The French toast was exceptionally light and delicious. The shrimp over cheese grits was a perfect blend and superbly seasoned. Would have liked a little more attention from the servers for clearing of plates and refilling water and coffee.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Crowded but food was served quickly,hot and with a smile😎!would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent. Food was great, service outstanding and very nice atmosphere. Possible best hummus ever! My wife had the crab and pear salad. I had the crusted fish filet; both were very, very good. Will be at top of our list upon our return to Philly.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent steak salad. Daughter loved a rare treat of a gluten free grilled cheese. Cocktail was very good. Enjoyed the food and the space. Parking lot next door.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent meal! Great choices on an ever changing menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

A weekday afternoon is the quiet time in this busy restaurant. The ambiance is great any time, right now it's beautiful fall colors. I particularly like the crispy tilapia with roasted potatoes which we ate at lunch, but I did admire the burgers at the neighboring table, until my food arrived. We have eaten here many times and bring friends with us too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We found the food great! The service was excellent. The 10% off if you didn't use a credit card was a nice saving.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great Saturday brunch at Farmacia.
Restaurant was just the right amount of liveliness without being too loud for conversation.

Food was very good! Service was good and the drinks were 1/2 price during a rare brunch happy hour. What more could you ask for???

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great table and service. The food was wonderful. I’m sad they’re not offering the muddled peach Bellini anymore!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very happy with Farmicia, have been there many times. The food is almost always really pleasing (chicken this last time was a bit dry, according to my brother) and if you have a veggie head with you, the mega veggie plate is outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Organic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was flat, didn’t know the menu well, and the special Brussels sprouts appetizer was so salty it was inedible. My husband had the steak and I had the duck. Both were tough, hard to chew and had no flavor. Our entrees came out before we had the necessary silverware, and we noticed that our neighbor’s entrees came out as they were still working on their appetizer. Overall, very disappointing and highly overpriced.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Chicken was pink inside:-(. Service was inattentive; very disappointing bc I used to adore this place. Still lovely ambiance. Just needs staff training.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We went to Farmacia based on a friend’s recommendation. The food was good and the happy hour drinks were a nice benefit. We did experience slow service. It took awhile to order the drink and get our entrees but, overall, it was a positive experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I haven't been in here in along time. Got a few friends together for Brunch and decided to go here. The service is on point, the food was amazing and so were the cocktails. We're going to go back to try out the dinner menu.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Probably the most perfect cooked bacon I've ever had. Salmon eggs Benedict was very good too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Portions were generous, at least for my dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this place - Wonderful vegetarian food and great varied menu. Fantastic atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food. Wish we would have known about the happy hour brunch for cocktails on Saturday. We arrived 5 minutes before it was over.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the second time visiting for brunch, and we will definitely be back! Go between 11am and 2pm when weekend drinks are 50% off.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I let them know through Open Table that we were celebrating my client's birthday. The food was great as usual, but the service could not have been worse. We waited for 15-20 minutes before anyone came over to take our drink order. They offered complimentary dessert, but I was expensing anyway and wanted my client to enjoy the experience rather than getting anything comped. I was truly embarrassed and will not entertain clients there in the future.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good menu, food ok. We ordered the special - deviled eggs- and asked if it had meat in it and was told no. When it arrived, I asked if what I was seeing was meat on top. The waiter said, "oh that is bacon" - very strange. Had to send it back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Oustanding service. Creative food entries . Appeals to variety of tastes. Free BYOB but also has outstanding drink selection.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had good vegetarian/vegan options, not the best overall value, but still a good spot for a casual dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a disappointing meal on a Saturday night at Farmicia. I ordered the Roasted Eggplant Cannelloni, which was described as including "Italian grain & ricotta filling, roasted tomato sauce, white beans." What arrived was a big plate of white beans, with no sauce in sight, and two pathetic little pieces of "eggplant cannelloni" plopped down in the middle. The dish should have been called White Beans, with some eggplant on the side. My husband's Capellini & Sauteed Tofu was better, although it was served lukewarm. Won't be going back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrating friendship

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is the second time my husband and I have gone to farmicia. it offers a healthy menu selection, deliciously prepared and affordable. It has a BYOB (and full bar) so we brought our own bottle of wine and kept our bill at bay. Plus they take 10% off for cash. Delicious, nutritious & great staff!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice celection of snacks and anything with bread. Most restaurants no longer serve crusty good bread. This one does. Lunch was simple soups, salads, sandwiches, nice cheese plate —but super fresh and well done!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was my first meal at FARMiCia. I had heard great things and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were able to sit at the open doors on a warm, fall day and it was a wonderful table. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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