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About Mica

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.

8609 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Tues.-Sat. 5pm-10pm
Dinner Only

Cross Street:
Evergreen Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 335-3912

Website:
http://www.micarestaurant.com/

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.

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

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Mica Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Good for a Date (33)
Tasting Menu (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Seasonal (19)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (11)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Cooking is creative, using many techniques. Menu varies and changes frequently. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. Not inexpensive, but worth the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Can’t say enough about Mica I love this place! We tend to order a lot of the menu and share plates around the table and they accommodated perfectly. The food was amazing. I can’t think of one dish out of the entire meal (16 dishes or so) that had any flaws. Everything was delicious, well presented, and just perfect. The service was impeccable, all the servers knew what they were serving and could tell you everything about each dish. The best advice I can give is to go and try it yourself you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food, space, service were all lovely -- unfortunately there was a very rowdy group at the next table -- in the small elegant environment of Mica their TGIFridays sort of behavior was very annoying--we could not hear our own 4 person conversation. I wished the Mica staff had asked them to keep it down though I acknowledge this is not easy to do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing. Definitely go for the Tasting Menu and bring a nice bottle of wine. Everything from the staff to the food was top notch. Great place. Will be back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What a great experience!! The staff was very attentive and courteous. The tasting menu was amazing. I would highly recommend mica to anyone. The only criticism would be the crust of the Apple tart, a bit tough.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Decent. Our appetizers were great and my partner loved her entree. My steak was fine. Feels like it’s one tier below great and gets away with It because of location. Jansen down the road could survive in center city, this wouldn’t.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Simply outstanding in all respects. The Normandy tasting menu was incredible — and at $49 it was an absolute steal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Mica has climbed to the top of our favorite places to go list. Last night, we had the weekly "special menu," which was themed to New England. Every dish was noteworthy. The duck breast was amazing. We would be happy if every one of the four courses made it onto the regular menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My husband and I both ordered the French Normandy tasting special. Every course was extraordinary! The flavors were delightful. Service was impeccable as it always is. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Among the best meals my wife and I have ever had, including Montreal & New Orleans!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

AMAZING! Food and service was incredible!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had the $69 tasting menu which was an excellent value and allowed us to sample many of the items on the menu. This was our first time at Mica and we were all very impressed. Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great restaurant!!! Yanni and staff continue to improve their skills at Mica. The attention to detail, creativity, use of quality ingredients and great service make for a wonderful dining experience, with the added benefit of BYOB. truly an elegant, exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

some snack and appetizer items feel very overpriced -- 3 stalks of broccolini for $10 for example... but entrees are reasonable/market. Service was very attentive

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We enjoyed everything on the New England tasting menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything was just perfect for our small family get-together. Great food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Foods nice,presentation perfect. Service wonderful.
I will be there for a date night with my BF soon again

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We would love to have been wowed by Mica because we're close by but it just wasn't that special given the pricing. The best thing was the amuse bouche with the grape leaf wrapped rice, lemon oil and dill. We had the tuna tartar, the roast chicken and the tasting menu which was Japanese themed. I'm still trying to figure out how that meshes with an American fare restaurant but whatever. The presentations were well done but for the check cost (about $60/each inclusive of the tip) I expected better depth of flavor, especially in the chicken entree at $27. Wait staff was very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Mica is a great restaurant owned by a young, creative chef. It's a BYO and it's fun to bring a really nice wine to go along with the wonderful food. Lots of local food, both meats and vegetables prepared beautifully.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Amazing tasting 6 course meal plus an added snack.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been there 4 times now, and consistently a great dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was our third time dining with Mica and it never fails to impress! Although this was the first time dining under new management, we were still thoroughly impressed with the pre-fixe menu. Mica prepares bold combinations and unique flavors that always excite the senses. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was intimate. We look forward to our next trip to Mica!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our third visit to the "new" Mica and it continues to wow!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food always most interesting and outstanding -
Chef has imagination in creating a wonderful menu

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Second visit to Mica and once again, excellent. This is clearly a very talented chef and his ability to use local ingredients and craft various menus is outstanding. Chose the country of the week tasting menu this time - France. Vichyssoise, buckwheat pancake, bouillibase, and profiterole with chocolate sauce. All superb and not a misstep from start to finish. Wait staff was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive and happily complied with requests. Would go here over and over again. Very impressive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food is always spectacular and service is wonderful and friendly, in a comfortable room where it's possible to have conversation. The weekday theme menus are a nice addition and the room was full tonight for From France With Love. Yianni is a gifted chef and his tasting menus are amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Loved the entire dining experience at Mica! Superb food, intelligent and appropriately attentive service, and quiet enough for great conversation. Highlights included the blue crab beignets and eggplant appetizers. Every dish very well executed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Dinner there Seprember 9, 2017. Service was spot on. Appetizers and main courses were outstanding and very creative. We were in the back room with only two tables. One table of six and a table of four where we were seated with friends. Therein lies the problem. The table of six was noisy with no awareness of us...oh well, the food more than made up for it. BYOB is a plus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Mica is simply one of those special restaurants that stand out among the many. If you are looking for a perfect meal, with perfect atmosphere, you can't go wrong with this choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ordered the tasting menu of the night. The 4 courses were very small by today's standard but with 4 there was the perfect amount to eat and we left satisfied. The food was sublime and I look forward to my Mica email to see if there is another night were my friend am I can have another dinner. Unfortunately, my partner cannot eat here because he is kosher and only eats fish out...without bacon or shellfish.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our second visit and the food was even more remarkable than our first. Mica has some very serious talent in their kitchen. Every dish ordered by our party of 4 was creatively prepared, plated and maxed in flavor. The attention to detail is unsurpassed by any other restaurant in Philly as every ingredient on the plate is wonderfully flavored and yet integrates into the whole in a perfectly complimentary way. Impressive!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and the food was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is our choice for a special meal. Our several most recent visits have featured the tasting menu, always a pleasure and educational. Great service, too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I set this reservation up for my pare

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The melon soup and pork shoulder were outstanding .
The Spanish tasting menu was delicious. It was a lot of fun trying the different tapas .....
........ and the creme brulee brought back memories of Spain and Portugal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Really lovely meal with portions that were just right and beautifully AND tastily presented.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Creative and delicious food iin walkable Chestnut Hill. Amuse Bouche of a silky peach gazapacho, Arctic char crisp and flavorful. roast eggplant appetizer had great texture and flavors all delicious.
Dining room understated and pleasant. Food the main event. Service strives for white table cloth excellence and achieves something better. Pleasant and unrushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were surprised that MICA had become BYOB which was a bit disappointing but the food is as good as ever.
It's nice to sit outside on the patio but be aware that the building Nextdoor' A/C is not quiet!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Mica is always delicious and very consistent.The chef is creative and uses the freshest ingredients. I would eat dinner there every day if I could!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was very good.
Our server did an excellent job, very efficient and friendly.
I will come back.
Thank you

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