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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:00 PM
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FARMiCiA

4.5
2953 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
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 quiet place to get something good to eat; serving lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, parties under 8 guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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;

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

For reservations larger than 5 people, please contact FARMiCiA directly at 215 627-6274. The largest reservation we accept for Saturday and Sunday Brunches is for 6 guests!
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Phone number
(215) 627-6274
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Klause
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Betwee Market & Chestnut
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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!
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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!.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2953 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

It is imporrant to have reservations. Their food is excellent.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Have dined here several times and have always had a pleasurable experience. Great food and excellent service. Very attentive.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Wait staff less than friendly, difficult to find and charged us for extra, but the manager was kind enough to refund the unnecessary overcharge. The food was mediocre and the noise level made it impossible to enjoy conversation. enjoy

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I went with my mom to celebrate my birthday. We had reservations and were seated right away. The location was near the window in front so we were able to people watch and chat without bothering our neighbors or hearing their conversations. The server arrived almost immediately to inform us of the specials. He gave us a few moments to decide while getting our drinks. The food was tasty and not over portioned. I had the chicken and waffles; my mom the shrimp and grits. I usually have the Amish grits and sausage but wanted to try something different this time. The food is yummy. I loved that we were served within minutes and the attentive server was ready to remove our dishes when done. The food is adequately priced. I enjoy the ambiance; not too loud or oddly quiet.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Such a great find in Old City! Definitely recommend to anyone for a tasty brunch!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Nice location in Old City but food was mediocre at best. Didn't have the cocktails but they looked tasty. Skip the food and drink

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The best bartenders EVER!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is consistently delicious. Was a bit surprised that the chocolate sauce covered dessert brownie was very dry today.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We all enjoyed our meals. We loved our waitress. She was knowledgeable and personable. Loved the Atmosphere of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We enjoyed

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

When we arrived and sat down we felt very rushed by our male waiter. He seemed even more put out and dismissive when I asked if the bartender could make me a mocktail. Less liquor money for his End check I guess. If only restaurant could see there are a lot of people that don’t drink. You could add to the bar bill in mocktails. Our waiter was just not interested. I had to ask again if he could just ask the bartender for me.
When we ordered , he really pressed my dinner partner to get a protein in her salad. He was really hard selling.
My Caesar salad under seasoned. My fish over cooked. I ordered cappuccino and the waiter dropped it off, no sugar , no spoon. Unpleasant service.
Will not return
Had a better experience at brunch.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food not hot and one half slice of bread not in keeping with menu prices. $8.00 for 2 meatballs?

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First time there and loved the food. Glad we had reservations. It was brunch on a Sunday and it was very busy. We felt a bit rushed by our waiter (hence not 5 stars). Otherwise FAB!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Despite the favorable reviews the food was mediocre, cocktails were below average for Center City and our service person curt. Overall a disappointing experience. Cannot recommend in light of the many excellent restaurant choices in surrounding area.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Farmicia is our "go to" restaurant for before-theater dinners and it's always a reliably good choice. The food is fresh, creatively prepared and the menu offers a range of healthy options, which helps justify enjoying their delicious desserts. They have a good wine and beer list, and fun cocktails. The service is always professional and courteous. This is a great neighborhood gem, that clearly has a loyal following and a great, friendly vibe.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was awful! Our waitress was super slow and lazy. A table of 10 came in after us and got their entire meal before we did. The food was mediocre at best. The fries were the best part of the meal...

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service and food was solid. Desert left us a little disappointed. The brownie was a little cold and the chocolate sauce did not warm it up. But because the overall expedience was super we went back for Sunday brunch and it was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Touring museums all morning it was a great place to regroup for the afternoon!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food is always great here! It’s fresh and full of flavor. I love the casual nature of this spot, and I’ve never eaten anything that disappointed me in the least.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Interesting ambiance. Menu was terrific and food was very good. Solid value. Service was lackluster, unfriendly, and inattentive.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had not been in years and it didn’t disappoint. Great dishes with vegetables as the star.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch was fantastic. The usual menu was available and as always the food did not disappoint. Half price drinks until 2:00 for the Sunday brunch happy hour was a real treat. Farmicia is one of my “go tos” when dining out for Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great experience at FARMiCiA! It was a busy Easter brunch and the service was still outstanding. Great, farm fresh food and craft cocktails. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First time here. Been wanting to go for a while. It was a great experience. I go out to have food that is better than I cook at home. Have a couple of drinks to relax, while I converse with the friends with whom I am dining. And i just want to get my food in a timely manner at the temperature in which it is intended to be eaten. Farmacia achieved all of this. Great food, great service and great environment. I can really ask for nothing else. Good value if you ask me!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was delicious and highly enjoyable! We may have just been seated near loud annoying people, because I found the environment less enjoyable. We may have just been there on an off night. Service was great and choices were fab. I would go back and try to choose a better seating option.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved this place! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Outstanding service, wonderful atmosphere and many healthy selections on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food is excellent with reasonable pricing. The “Tonics” are very good as well. Definitely would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Farmicia is always good. Comfortable atmosphere - good, fresh food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We are so grateful to have in Center City Philadelphia a restaurant with excellent food that obviously is focused on quality, variety, creative but also "comfort" food, choices of healthful food (but choices that allow us to splurge on calories), no corkage fee if you wish to bring a special bottle of your own, a good wine list AND one may have a conversation without shouting over music and loud customers. Thank you, Farmacia

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We went here after visiting Independence Mall and it was a pleasant surprise. The happy hour was from 5-7 and ALL drinks are 1/2 off, what a great deal. I had one of the hand crafted tonics and it was very refreshing. The dinner entrees were all made with local sourced ingredients. The bread they were serving was from Metropolitan Bakery in Reading Terminal. This is a great place to go if you want to experience excellent food with local ingredients.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

good experience

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was great! Our server was efficient, however he could have been a little more attentive. I loved the different food and drink selections. The Perfect Storm is delicious, I will most certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and service were great. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Farmacia provides healthy delicious food and good service to patrons.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

FARMiCiA was calm amidst the storm of a busy conference. So many choices of food to love. Great, flavorful cocktails followed by a nice wine. Too full for dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

During at FARMiCiA was an enjoyable experience. We were seated at table at one of the two windows on each side of the doorway. It was a great opportunity for people watching as the city prepared for the expected snowstorm.

As we entered, the host greeted us, enthusiastically, with a friendly smile. We felt welcome!

Our server was friendly, but reserved. More importantly, he was quite knowledgeable and was able to answer the questions we had about menu items. Menu choices were limited, but every offering was tempting. St. Peters Fish for my wife, and Yellow Fin Tuna for me. Each beautifully presented and delicious!

The environment was quite pleasant. It was not quite quiet, but was certainly not loud.

All in all, FARMiCiA was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I'm glad we made the choice

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is good. Fresh and well prepared. But the Menu never seems to change. It could use some updating. Service was attentive. Overall experience was good. It is a reliable place in Old City for consistently good food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had the chilaquiles which as delicious and my sister had the turkey/avocado club. Great food great service, this was lunch after the spa. Perfect! Happy hour drinks. Definitely will return

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Came here for Sunday brunch. Healthy options (DELICIOUS!) and awesome “brunch happy hour” with 1/2 price drinks until 2 pm. Great service, good food, cool
Atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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