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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

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Creative Cuisine (41)
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Special Occasion (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Tasting Menu (32)
Romantic (26)
Cozy (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Healthy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous food and wonderful service in a cozy lovely house. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was great. However, portions were a bit small for the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beautiful, small restaurant. Excelllent service and food was so delicious!! They do vegetarian and vegan food upon request !
A great place for special occasions !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Superb in every way!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our new local favorite -- looking forward to coming back again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We went for Tapas. They were at best just OK and were overpriced. We were disappointed. Mica usually does better.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten! Fresh, local, inspired, delicious cuisine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 5, 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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 (Philadelphia)·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 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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 14, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 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 7, 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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