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Mica

4.6
4.6
1405 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Mica Restaurant is a small 32 seat BYOB located in Historic Chestnut Hill PA. We are dedicated to providing guests with a premier level of food quality and service in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tues.-Sat. 5pm-10pm Dinner Only

  • Phone number

    (267) 335-3912

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yianni Arhontoulis

  • Private party facilities

    Mica offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. Events range from an exclusive private event in our dining room to intimate parties at your home.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Rubin: (855) 821-0991

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Cross street

    Evergreen Avenue

  • Parking details

    Ticketed public parking lots are available behind the restaurant off of East Evergreen Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Mica Restaurant is easily accessible from Center City, Philadelphia by Septa regional rail lines. The R7 Chestnut Hill East and the R8 Chestnut Hill West lines both terminate at Chestnut Hill.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. N

    Nico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious, high quality food for reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere and service. Great place to dine.
  2. H

    Hillnut

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Delightful presentation, compelling taste profile and attentive service.
  3. HB

    HB97

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent Mica and love it every time!
  4. AJ

    AmblerJ

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just about every week, Mica publishes a special "From ____with love" focusing on a specific region's culinary specialties. Past week was Baltimore, and the meal was outstanding! Pit Beef (carpaccio style) with horseradish was melt in your mouth, Crab in a reduced old bay cream was delicious and lighter than you would expect, soft shell crab was perfectly grilled and the desert was a take on a black and white cookie. Keep up the great work!
  5. JH

    JamesH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate space, attentive staff and, best of all, interesting & delicious food, well presented. We’ll definitely be back.
  6. p

    passthebutter

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal, consistently
  7. EB

    EyeB

    Philadelphia

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food, well presented. Lovely amuse bouche, excellent bread. Service is attentive and pacing very good.
  8. k

    knightslug

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried during Chestnut Hill restaurant week. The courses were served efficiently and the food was quite delicious . The highlight of the meal was probably the chocolate mousse.
  9. BS

    BarbraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb! Our server,Sylvia, was very attentive to our needs and very pleasant. Our overall experience was incredibly enjoyable. We will be back soon!
  10. ER

    ElizabethR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. We want to go more often !!
  11. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine's (15th) Day. Was looking forward to the 7 course tasting menu for $75, but instead got the up-charged 4 course Valentine's Day menu for $90. Would have preferred regular menu. Overall food was well prepared and portioned. The tuna tartare had "jalepeno" listed with it on the menu but had 0 heat and missed the mark. Hanger steak and seafood (mussels) curry were both excellent. I was enamored with how amazing the service was. Perfectly paced meal and Jackie was fantastic in her approach to our table. We'll be back for sure.
  12. JS

    JasonS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience
  13. T

    Tucker

    Philadelphia

    276 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb as always. There are several new items and we tried most.
  14. DH

    DeniseH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, the portions were kind of small. For the price
  15. r

    rachels

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. We come almost every week. New creative menu all the time.
  16. J

    Jerry

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This was the second time at Mica and I was unimpressed. The restaurant attempts to be creative with its offerings, but fails. This is one time when I was glad that the portions are on the small side. The space is tight.
  17. m

    monkeyfrog

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Mica has usually been excellent, so I am sorry to write that our last meal there was anything but. We ordered the the weekly special - this time Ethiopian inspired. It was poor in all sorts of ways: the injera bread served with each course was good, but heavy and too much of it.The flavoring was not very Ethiopian, except slightly for the main course. There was too little variety - every course had a sprinkling of a farmer's type cheese (perhaps this is used in Ethiopia, but I have never had cheese in any Ethiopian restaurant); the collard greens in the first course were repeated in the second, and that was the only vegetable served; lentils were repeated in the 2nd and 3rd courses. In addition, the dried legumes in the second course were not cooked nearly enough. The highlight of the meal was the excellent dessert. Service was superb, as it always is, warm and attentive without being intrusive.
  18. PH

    PHLFoodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Food was good, but portion sizes small for the prices. Service was good! Did not love the Ethiopian tasting special - I’ve had much better Ethiopian food for much less.
  19. C

    Cecil

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm welcome, excellent service, exquisitely and creatively executed prepared cuisine, and reasonable prices, all in an intimate setting that encouraged thoughtful conversation - - that was our evening at Mica. We look forward to returning soon.
  20. M

    Maryt

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably good food. Attention to every detail is shown by the chef. Knowledgeable servers. It is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Chestnut Hill!
  21. DB

    DorothyB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Mica. Excellent food & service & wonderful to be able to bring your own wine
  22. JL

    JLo77

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. A favorite of us... highly recommended.
  23. JH

    JamesH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect spot for a friends get-together. Charming rooms; helpful staff; delicious food; reasonably priced. We’ll be back- soon!
  24. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful experience! A foodies dream - the Seasonal 7 course dinner is worth every dime. There were so many items we wanted to try on the menu that this was the way to go for us. The chef accommodated our requests, the food was flavorful and the presentation top shelf all the way. Our wait staff was exceptionally helpful, pleasant and engaging. Small venue allows for relaxing personal dining. Enjoyable! BYO is a plus.
  25. Y

    Yodi

    Philadelphia

    203 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely New Year's Eve Menu. Food was very good; Trout Salad, Octopus, Hanger Steak and Espresso Creme Brûlée. My Partner is Vegan and the Chef prepared special dishes for Him. Overall, a nice NYE with delicious food and a nice bottle of wine.
  26. J

    Jerry

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our fixed price New Year's Eve dinner was a taste treat from the first course to the last. The wonderful food combined with the pleasant and professional service made for a great evening. Mica remains my favorite BYOB
  27. JM

    JohnM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was prompt and attentive. The food was spectacular: the pumpkin bisque was extraordinary, as was the coffee creme brûlée. The hanger steak entree was superb and perfectly cooked. Any service issues were immediately and thoroughly addressed. The restaurant's atmosphere was enjoyable but attentive without being intrusive.
  28. S

    Saz90

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Mica for an early New Year Eve dinner and it was excellent and the service from Lisa superb! Although it was a price fix menu, the options were wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves very much. And being a BYOB is a big plus. Their excellent food combined with the wine you love to drink!
  29. JP

    JenniferP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I rate the ambiance high because it is low key, which I prefer. It doesn’t have the usual fanciness that goes with such gourmet food and I find that very relaxing!
  30. BM

    BMACK

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambience! The good will NOT disappoint!
  31. w

    wineguy

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and reasonably priced The food and service were terrific and you can bring your own wine. We will be coming back again very soon
  32. SR

    StuartR

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! So wonderful. Seven fishes and dessert. Loved it.
  33. J

    Jake

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very Cozy space- great for a date.
  34. CM

    CM14

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    very pleasant experience good food, albeit trending toward the eclectic attentive service
  35. C

    Cman8

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening dining at Mica. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. It was my first visit since the new management took over but they haven't missed a step. It's still a northwest Philly gem.
  36. j

    jacint

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small intimate BYO restaurant with a small but really well constructed menu. We shared the roasted Spanish octopus then had the chicken and salmon dishes. Sauces on all three dishes were superb, subtle and set off the fish/chicken so well. We watched the table next to us eat their way through the tasting menu and plotted who else we would bring to share it when we return--which will be very soon.
  37. MJ

    MJoyS

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around! Food was creative, delicious and perfect for sharing. Service was beyond perfect! Can’t rave enough.
  38. NB

    NikkiB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious! Very unique flavors in every course! Would highly recommend.
  39. MJ

    MJoyS

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chestnut Hill GEM! Creative delicious food, outstanding service, great ambience and BYOB! It made for a perfect birthday celebration for my brother who was in from out of town. Definitely will return and recommend to everyone.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good. Was hard to decide what to order; would love to come back to get some of what we didn’t order that night. A bit disappointed in the octopus (dry). Lamb ravioli was phenomenal! Sour cherry chocolate torte was the best dessert I’ve ever had! A bit too pricey but will probably return.

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Mica is rated 4.6 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Evergreen Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Tues.-Sat. 5pm-10pm Dinner Only

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ticketed public parking lots are available behind the restaurant off of East Evergreen Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Mica Restaurant is easily accessible from Center City, Philadelphia by Septa regional rail lines. The R7 Chestnut Hill East and the R8 Chestnut Hill West lines both terminate at Chestnut Hill.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yianni Arhontoulis

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 335-3912

  • Private party facilities

    Mica offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. Events range from an exclusive private event in our dining room to intimate parties at your home.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Rubin: (855) 821-0991

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