Mica

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1433 Reviews
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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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Nico
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHillnut
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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HB97
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent Mica and love it every time!

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vipAmblerJ
Philadelphia
44 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!

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vipJamesH
Philadelphia
7 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.

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vippassthebutter
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, consistently

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vipEyeB
Philadelphia
139 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.

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knightslug
Philadelphia
8 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.

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BarbraS
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!

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vipElizabethR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. We want to go more often !!

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Dave
Philadelphia
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.

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vipJasonS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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DeniseH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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viprachels
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
42 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.

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vipmonkeyfrog
Philadelphia
54 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.

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vipPHLFoodie
Philadelphia
11 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.

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vipCecil
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.

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vipMaryt
Philadelphia
19 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!

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vipDorothyB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJLo77
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJamesH
Philadelphia
7 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!

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Foodie
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.

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vipYodi
Philadelphia
202 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.

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vipJerry
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

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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
5 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.

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vipSaz90
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!

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JenniferP
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!

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BMACK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience! The good will NOT disappoint!

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vipwineguy
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

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vipStuartR
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jake
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Cozy space- great for a date.

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vipCM14
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Cman8
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.

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vipjacint
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 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.

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NikkiB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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 4.7 stars by 1433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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