Mica

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$30 and under
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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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JL
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. A favorite of us... highly recommended.

JH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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.

Y
Philadelphia
192 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

J
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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

JM
Philadelphia
3 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.

S
Chicago
12 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!

JP
Philadelphia
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!

BM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience! The good will NOT disappoint!

w
Philadelphia
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

SR
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! So wonderful. Seven fishes and dessert. Loved it.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Cozy space- great for a date.

CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very pleasant experience
good food, albeit trending toward the eclectic
attentive service

C
Philadelphia
31 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.

j
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 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.

OT
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.

t
Kansas City
312 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Portions were small for the price. The beet salad was good as were the mussels and the salmon.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend going for the ever-changing specials menu, which includes a four-course tasting usually focusing on a region.

f
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the special menus each week. With love from Switzerland was great!!!!

J
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always! Love the quaint ambiance and the cozy feel of Mica. Portions are good. Tuna tartare is amazing, as is almost everything! Churros for dessert are delicious too.

RG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner - loved being in the back room

C
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s tasting menu is amazing!!! We love this special BYOB gem!

CG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mica was equal to its reputation. I had the celery root bisque, and we both had the scallops. They were absolutely delicious.
Service was prompt, professional, and pleasant. The noise level allowed for comfortable conversation. All in all a very nice evening.

L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Creative, amazingly delicious meal! Our first visit, and looking forward to many more !

DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were out of this world good. Definitely will be going back. Short rib ravioli appetizer was 10 out of 10.

MV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was lovely. Portions are on the small side. But BYO makes this a good value.

H
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy dining at MICA. We love the unique variety of flavors offered in every dish. We love that its BYOB and the staff is always friendly and recognizes us after only a visit or two. We recommend this dining experience to everyone we know.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made a great vegan dish for my husband and I

AV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was a disappointing meal, after a large number of terrific ones. We WILL be back, because the food is usually terrific. Also we sat next to a table with six or seven very loud speakers, so we often had to delay our own speech until one of theirs had finished. I will admit that my husband was not charged for his Caesar Salad. ( I think that’s what it was).

We’ll be back!

BL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mica is consistently a very good restaurant with undeniable elegance. The service was excellent, the staff was congenital and the food was very good. Someone at my table ordered the lamb entree which was practically uncooked (he likes his lamb very rare, so that’s not an issue). Still, it was a good meal overall. We will definitely go back again.

RC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing and go with whatever the chef suggests, you won’t be let down. Some of the best food and flavors I’ve ever had in the states. Closest comparison to European country side/ farm cuisine. Top shelf everything and top marks to entire staff and facility. Very laid back and not up tight at all. BYOB a major bonus!

SR
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Wonderful. Lovely.

ZB
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner at Mica was perfect. We had the pork shoulder, the cauliflower, and the chicken as entrees. All were delicious. Two of us had the celery root soup, which we would highly recommend. Desserts also excellent. And, since it’s a BYOB, we always love the wines. Thanks again.

P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I had was great, hostess and service was nice, definitely wanna come back

AH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mica is a gem: a warm--if slightly noisy--neighborhood restaurant serving inventive, attentively-prepared and delicious food with a prix-fixe menu that suits different price points (and appetites). Highlights were the beet salad, with beets shaved into glistening, paper-thin slices, and an entree of cauliflower cooked in a sous vide, then basted with sour cherry juice and served over a sticky, dark sauce (thanks to a few drops of squid ink) made from truffles. It was earthy, vegetal, slightly sweet and altogether delectable. Our server, though busy, was happy to answer questions and explain the chef's preparations.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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R
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The $40 3 course prix fixe is a fair deal depending on what you order. The dishes are well prepared and presented although the combinations are not always successful. They could do better in vegetable accompaniment which were minimal - at least in what we ordered. The BYOB option is great for wine lovers. It can get pretty noisy when it's full.

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