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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

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (39)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Tasting Menu (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Seasonal (18)
Authentic (15)
Healthy (15)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Business Meals (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We had the Russian themed dinner. Preparation was spectacular and although the portions were small, we couldn’t have eaten another bit.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding very creative meal! We highly recommend it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food but took over an hour from ordering to get outrfood

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Saturday brunch was lovely. I wish they were open more frequently at midday.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I took a friend for her birthday- her first time there- and we had the tasting menu from Emilia Romagna.... I was disappointed in the incredibly small portions- especially after I’d done a tasting menu before and it was incredible.
The regular menu is wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have been to Mica many times since it opened. Now that the chef (Yanni) is the owner it is better than ever and always improving. This time the tasting menu was Italian (Ermilio Romano). It was super: so good that I walked back to the kitchen to thank him (and the rest of the staff).

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Quiet ambiance, superb cuisine, wondrous sauces, and attentive servers without being invasive. Worth every penny. We'll be back with a bottle of wine next time. (BYOB)

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Really enjoyed Mica. The services was friendly and low-key and professional at the same time. I think the chef really cares about the food. It is a BYOB. The chef was nice enough to suggest wines to us since we don't really know anything about wine.

The food was very tasty. The corn and wheatberry porridge appetizer was totally different from what I expected and very delicious. My husband had the beet salad and it was very good. I had the crispy salmon and my husband had chicken with wild mushrooms as our entrees.

The noise level was moderate.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cambridge)·Dined on December 9, 2017

High end restaurant in Chestnut Hill. Nice quiet friendly ambience with excellent service and a warm cheerful welcome. BYOB. Balanced, interesting menu that doesn't overwhelm. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Satisfying on every level:
fresh, delicious, unpretentious, thoughtful, esthetically beautiful food. Chef Arhantoulis is an artist who knows what tastes great!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went to MICA expecting a memorable meal and we got it. The only recommendation I would make to them is to clarify their Menu options- there is ala carte, then a $49 tasting and sometimes(?) a $69 menu and I don't know which is which or when. The $69 menu did not appear as a choice the night we went (a Thursday) but the $49 was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

On this visit, we opted for the priced fixed Taste of the Piedmont area of Italy. It was delicious, creative .... we loved it. Mica has started to offer these special menus on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Bring your own bottle of wine to add to the delicious menu and it is winner. Just Wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Quiet, cozy, elegant dining. Food is carefully curated, with subtle favors and textures, and beautiful presentation. Best dining experience in years.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was outstanding! From the lighting to the personal space and the service - incredibly comfortable. We both did the tasting menu - a definite must. It's a great opportunity to experience tastes you probably would never order for yourself.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service and the food were excellent. We didn't have time to try the 6 course testing menu but we thoroughly enjoyed our food and the excellent service. Portions were small for a large appetite but sufficient.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is a treasure. The food is always absolutely perfect, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is great. This time, we were seated in the back (we have always sat in front before), and it was perfect: much quieter than the front, so all in all an absolutely wonderful experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Took my parents their to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary. They loved everything about it. It was especially nice that we could talk quietly at our table while dinner was served. It has a great cozy atmosphere and the food is amazing! It is my new neighborhood favorite for a nice meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Exceptional in every respect. We dine here often and
really can't believe how they manage to work in new and creative dishes (and some reinterpreted and modernized classics) so frequently. As a result, dining at Mica is always an exciting experience. Bravo!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was really excellent! A return trip and I anticipate many more.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had another great meal here! This trip I took a different set of friends to experience this great little spot. We loved everything. My only comment is that the gougere were served *ice* cold. I understand these little pâte à choux cheese filled puffs can be served hot or cold, but ice cold was a disappointment. I think they would have been amazing served warm. My dining partners had the oysters and the plating and freshness is something they raved about, not to mention the tuna tartar, served with tuna that had literally just been delivered by their fish monger (and, again, was plated like a work of art). This is my new favorite find - and the fact that it's a BYO makes it even more special.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We've been huge fans of Mica for several years. It's unquestionably the best food in Chestnut Hill. We were a little uneasy after hearing that they'd changed hands and no longer had a liquor license but hoped for the best. And not only did it not disappoint, the food was probably better than ever. The liquor license piece turned out to be a non-issue (or maybe a plus). We brought a very nice bottle of wine (which probably cost us half what it would on a menu) and the staff did the corking and pouring without hesitation. Mica remains our favorite and we'll probably be back even more often now.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Continues to impress. As good as any foody-centric BYO in Center City. The menu is so creative, the setting quiet and serene, the staff absolutely perfect! In winter months tables are harder to get with the outdoor seating closing, so book ahead. The front room with a nice view onto historic Germantown Avenue is truly special. Thank you to the owners for bringing overdue superb cuisine to Chestnut HIll.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Such a gem. Small menu so the focus is on doing what chef does well. My chicken was wonderful. Food is plated beautifully. The grape leave amuse bouche was eh, but the focaccia was yummy. Already have reservations there set for a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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