Everything is delicious!
The tasting menu was excellent! Thank you for making our Birthday celebrations so special.
This was our first dining experience at Mica and it definitely will not be our last. Everything from the service to the ambiance to the amazing food was absolutely exquisite. This is a little gem in Chestnut Hill and worthy of many, many more returns. I would give it a 10* star rating!
Great food in this Chestnut Hill BYOB. Service was most attentive. We had the tasting menu, and course was very tasty.
Although pricey, the ability to bring your own booze helps with the overall costs.
It's a smaller room with no bar, so I suggest not arriving too early. There's really no place inside to sit and wait.
Also, when the room is full, the decibel level really jumps.
We had an 815 reservation and 3 hours later, we were finishing all of the various parts of the tasting menu. No one tried to get us to speed up our time, which we were thankful.
We dine at Mica regularly, and did so tonight to celebrate a birthday. We splurged a bit on the tasting menu and Chef Yianni did not disappoint - the meal was spectacular and the service (despite a Restaurant Week crowd) was impeccable - the servers and bussers were all personable and worked beautifully together. It was a wonderful experience!
Great food with a plethora of ingredients in each course that come together nicely. The themed nights are creative and a great value especially with BYOB
We have had the pleasure of dining at Mica many times. It is a lovely place : great food, charming room, super service. It was very busy because it was a Friday night. Yanni (the chef-owner) sent out another course for us to try while we waited - rutabaga noodles with a brown butter sauce. It was so good that I will order it next time. A great vegan/ gluten free choice.
Disappointed in our last visit. zit could be because it was the day after Valentine's, and the chef may have been too tired, or a substitute chef was working that night, but at least one of the main dishes was completely not up to par: the salmon entree was not very tasty, and perhaps (?) to overcome that, the sauce was horribly horribly oversalted, almost to the point of making the dish inedible. In addition, the cabbage served with the salmon was TOUGH.
This used to be our favorite restaurant, but given our experience this time, I am at least somewhat wary about coming back.
Fabulous food and wonderful service in a cozy lovely house. What more can you ask for?
Just first rate. Wonderful experience and worth every bit of what we paid.
One minor problem--the weather was bad, the restaurant was deservedly crowded and we had to wait almost 15 minutes with no place to sit. I don't know what the answer would be, though.
Came here for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time. The menu was creative with some extra touches to make things special for the holiday. The cauliflower bisque, lobster risotto, venison and short rib were particularly outstanding though every dish was really delicious. The fact that you bring your own wine makes this a particularly great value.
Food and service was great. However, portions were a bit small for the price.
Beautiful, small restaurant. Excelllent service and food was so delicious!! They do vegetarian and vegan food upon request !
A great place for special occasions !
Mica is one of the best restaurants around. The food is delightfully prepared, the perfect portion size, and always presented beautifully. This is an excellent restaurant for any occasion and a bonus that it’s a BYOB so bring your favorite bottle! The staff is amazing and always courteous and knowledgeable and offers spot on recommendations! You always leave happy!!! Thank you to all at Mica who make this such a wonderful dining experience!
Mica continues to impress. All 4 of us selected the special menu, "From Greece with Love," and were delighted with the outcome. The grilled octopus and lamb-based moussaka were both exceptional. We love the chef's thematic menus but the ala carte selections are compelling as well. Mica is without question one of Philadelphia's top restaurants!
This is a terrific restaurant. From the friendly staff when you enter, to the helpful waitstaff (little or no turnover), well prepared and unique menu. Bring your own wine. On-street parking or nearby lot.
We had a fantastic meal with wonderful service in a cozy environment!.
I would recommend this gem to anyone whether just enjoying interesting and delicious food to celebrating a special occasion or something in between.
The food was wonderful with 2 small exceptions. We had the tasting menu-the perfect amount of food. The brioche that came with the foie gras was burnt. Also, the noodles were hard, but my husband ate mine anyway. Very nice service. I would suggest reminding diners that it a BYOB when confirming the reservation.
Superb in every way!
Our new local favorite -- looking forward to coming back again!
We went for Tapas. They were at best just OK and were overpriced. We were disappointed. Mica usually does better.
I have now eaten at Mica 4 times in the last 9 months.Alway very good .My only criticism would been since their dinner selections are but 4 or 5 they need to change it up.Same choices as the last 3 times.
Mica is a great BYO in Chestnut Hill. The food was very good beginning with the Crab Beignets Snack; absolutely delicious. The Crudo as an appetizer was very good and the Chicken and Lamb entrees were notable. Timing was off on this particular night at the early seating. There was a long lag time between each course. I think the Kitchen got backed up because the Server kept apologizing and the food arrived lukewarm instead of hot. Still worth a trip to Chestnut Hill for fine dining. Bring a special vintage to go along with your menu choices.
The Crispy Kale Salad was particularly innovative and delicious. Blue Crab 'snack' is very tasty and more filling than you might think. Torn Scallop entree was chock-a-block with baby clams, mussels, and various root veggies (I think--wasn't even sure of everything I was eating but it was good!). The atmosphere is genteel; you do hear the conversations around you so I wouldn't dine here if I wanted real privacy, but it has a good neighborhood vibe otherwise. Wait staff were attentive without being intrusive, in addition to being genuinely nice.
One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten! Fresh, local, inspired, delicious cuisine!
Execcent meal with friends best experience I’ve had at a local restaurant in a long time . Great service, high quality dishes - overall a wonderful dining experience in a nice cozy setting. Highly recommended.
This was our first visit to Mica and it will not be our last. We tried the tasting menu and were not disappointed - even my husband, who can be a less adventurous eater, thoroughly enjoyed everything! The service was top notch, too!
My wife and I were joining close friends for a special dinner together. Mica was perfect. We were a bit late but they had our table ready and were extremely accommodating to us. The food was outstanding, and since it is a BYO, we brought wine to accompany what we were ordering that we liked. They did not rush us at all, and each course was presented beautifully.
Very small restaurant - so a reservation is needed to guarantee a table, but well worth the drive from anywhere in the city, and worth the wait to eat there.
I can't wait to go back again when they get new seasonal items.
We had the Russian themed dinner. Preparation was spectacular and although the portions were small, we couldn’t have eaten another bit.
Mica is close to where we live in Chestnut Hill, and we feel so lucky to have such a premier restaurant in the neighborhood. It's the kind of restaurant we'd travel to, but even happier not to.
Had our New Years Eve Dinner at Mica! I love Mica and the quality of food it delivers! However, during this last visit, the food protions were not what they typically are. I was expecting more when paying $89 per person. I was disappointed but it will not hinder me going back.
Great dinner at the best restaurant in chestnut hill. The new owner is continuing the excellent modern cuisine and I’d say it has even improved! BYOB now so that is a huge plus as well.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We are foodies, and we saw they had a tasting menu, so we thought it would be perfect for us, and it was. We were VERY pleased, and we even got to meet the owner and Chef, very nice person who is talented for sure! We told our family and friends about the experience and they are now interested in checking it out! We will be returning for sure.
We chose to do the tasting menu and it was a fantastic choice!! Every course, 6 total, was delicious and decadent! Historically, I am not a fan of salmon or lamb but didn't want to miss out on them if they were part of the tasting. I'm glad I chose to try them! Salmon was crispy and not fishy at all. And the lamb melted in my mouth! The icing on the cake was the dessert: chocolatey, hazelnut deliciousness with a grand marnier sauce.... OMG!!! And the fact that it's a BYO makes it even more wonderful!!
The food was delicious. However, the food took a while to come out. But after I ate, I didn’t mind as much because it was sooooo good. The hostess also didn’t offer to check me and my friends coat.
As locals to the area, we were anxious to try Mica. Overall the place does a good job of producing interesting dishes. The oysters with Shiitake mushrooms were excellent as were the tuna tartare and the bisque appetizers. Unfortunately the entrees and dessert were a bit of a mess. After waiting 30-40 minutes for our entrees, both dishes were overly salted and generally uninspired. The mousse dessert was also quite disappointing. The presentation was terrible as was the general texture of the mousse. Mica has a lot of potential and they obviously have inspired moments, but the kitchen seems to suffer from split-brain. As if one chef is preparing some of the dishes and another apprentice is preparing the rest. They need to work on their consistency to be a great local spot.
Mica is a excellent. Always a great experience with an outstanding staff. We think the tasting menu is the best. It is creative and delicious.
Outstanding very creative meal! We highly recommend it!
Good food but took over an hour from ordering to get outrfood