Mica

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

T
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

r
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Philadelphia
39 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.

m
Philadelphia
47 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.

PH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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.

C
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

M
Philadelphia
18 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!

DB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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
198 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
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Cozy space- great for a date.

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

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

C
Philadelphia
33 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
47 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
30 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
30 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
313 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
89 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
5 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.

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