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FARMiCiA

4.5
2979 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
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!.
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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 2979 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service, drinks, and food!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Great happy hour brunch specials. Food was good but nothing out of this world.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was horrible. Waited 15 minutes after we were seated for a server to finally come by.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Speaking with friends I knew FARMiCiA would be a great eating experience with friends and loved ones, but I must say the experience, the food, the service, and the ambience was better than I anticipated. From start to finish, from drinks to food, from entrance to exit, from service to ambiance - my friends and I walked out o the restaurant saying we'd return in a heartbeat. Thanks FARMiCiA!!! See you soon.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Not many people in the restaurant yet the service was slightly slow. The bread and herb butter was great and the pork chop meal was WONDERFUL!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love this place! Food is always fresh and good, service is friendly and efficient, and it is not too noisy - you can actually have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was delicious; server was excellent. Table was a bit close to our "neighbor" who didn't know the meaning of her "indoor voice" but other than that, it was great. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

FARMiCiA has one of the best vegan dishes in the city (pea risotto cakes). Excellent food and great value. Love the look of this restaurant and the service is always excellent. And the awesome bread doesn’t hurt either.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was a great experience. We had a good time. The food was great and fresh. Good options for gluten free eaters.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We enjoyed a nice dinner at FARMiCiA. The portions were generous and service was attentive. We had one GF eater and they were thrilled to have a GF menu to choose from several options! We would definitely go again next time we're in the city!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Delicious food. Loved the vegan options.
This this our second visit and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Farmacia is my go to place for out of town guests. Never a bad meal, always a great experience.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The positives of the experience were the salad, meatballs, and decor. What I didn’t appreciate was the gimlet, which tasted like it was all sweetened lime juice, and the tomato “bisque” which tasted like tomato sauce. When I told the waiter it tasted too much like tomato sauce he became defensive and said that they made it IN HOUSE. I’m sure they do, but that doesn’t change the way it tastes. Maybe if they called it tomato soup they could get away with what they served but a bisque should be a bit creamy - not all tomatoes. The waiter recovered his composure and was cordial for the rest of the meal, but I imagine it was a strain given how perturbed he was about my feedback.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I went to FARMiCiA with a friend to catch up. We got there just before happy hour ended so we got drinks (1/2 off). The tonics are refreshing, light, and delicious. I ordered the blueberry tonic (Meditation I think it was called) it was strong and light at the same time, I didn't know that was possible.
For our food we were looking for light bites, so we just got 3 small plates. The grilled brie and prosciutto is a must try. The cheese platter was also good, though not nearly as good as the brie. The smoked salmon plate was also good. Overall we enjoyed the food, drinks, and the atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Four of us shared three appetizers and 2 of us had a Halibut special over mushroom risotto and the other 2 had duck breast with farro. The two with duck were not entirely pleased because despite the chef recommendation of serving it medium they asked for and got med rare, and it was a little tough. Always listen to the chef's recommendation. The halibut and risotto was excellent, although the risotto was not made with arborio rice. Starters were grilled shrimp, crabmeat and crab salad, and smoked salmon with a creamy cheese on pumpernickel. all three were wonderful. Overall, we will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I’ve always loved this place! The menu has a nice array of choices including healthy ones which I always go for. Usually have the French lentil salad but this time I tried the grain salad and enjoyed that just as much. The portions are generous enough for an entrée. The breads are complementary and yummy as well.

The noise level was minimal and it was a pleasure to be able to have a chat with my son without struggling to hear. This was on a Thursday night at about 7:30.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Good find in a busy neighborhood. Moderate prices. Our vegetarian choice of Pea croquettes with mushrooms and fiddle head ferns was excellent. So many different flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Reservations and our waiter were very attentive to our needs based on theater timing. Our food was delicious and we made it to the show on time.

Special call out to the risotto cakes with English peas and fiddlehead ferns. This dish was off the charts, along with the carrot ginger soup.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Dinner was excellent with a varied menu including something for everyone from Vegans to steak eaters. I was a little confused by the BYO policy. Bottles of wine and champagne are okay to bring but not beer or hard liquor because they have a full service bar- but enjoyed myself just the same!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent as always. Great food and cocktails. Very accommodating for special requests. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Wow. Good stuff.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Solid experience good brunch happy hour but crowded. Make reservations!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great spot. We'll be back next time we're in Philly!

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Took my 8 year old granddaughter as part of an outing for her birthday. My burger was delicious; her grilled cheese left a lot to be desired, but there was french fried and chocolate milk. The service was great and so many people greeted her as we arrived and left. All in all not bad, but very very noisy at 2pm on Saturday.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Best salad ever: the one with crab meat

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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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