Mica

4.8
1311 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Was good overall . Food is small portions, delicious but pricey.
Menu is unique.

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C
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great. Service is excellent. 1st time. Will definitely return.

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GL
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Mica was one of the most exquisite meals we've had in a long time. The presentation was gorgeous and the blending of flavors was outstanding. The menu was inventive and unique. Our server was lovely and attentive. We cannot wait to go back. Truly an amazing dining experience.

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TB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food, attentive staff - wonderful experience! Highly recommend Mica!

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the rude people using the rear exit that was locked And blocked by tables and customers . . .. .it was a wonderful meal again.

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B
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was once again exceptional. The tasting menu was out of this world delicious and took into account our likes and dislikes. The roasted cauliflower was truly a work of art as well as tasting great!
The back porch was delightful and a nice change from the inside dining. Everything was excellent.
We'll be back!

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DT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, the food was fabulous and the service attentive but not intrusive. The evening we attended--to celebrate our wedding anniversary--the air conditioning was on the fritz and the main room was wiltingly hot. Later, as we were departing, we were given a gift card. When I opened the envelope, I was astonished. To recompense us for our physical discomfort, we were given a gift card whose value was much greater than it would have taken to convince us that Mica is not just interested in satisfying its customers but in delighting them. Classy!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting menu for our anniversary.

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DF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. My meal was absolute perfection. I took my mother for her 91st birthday. Sylvia our waitress was so lovely. Meal- beyond expectations.

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JW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica never disappoints. Our Saturday evening dinner was outstanding. I ordered the soft shell crabs, which were fresh, flavorful and prepared in a subtle pesto-based sauce. My husband had the roast chicken, which was succulent and cooked to perfection. The chicken was served with mashers, which are always a treat. Service was efficient and very friendly, without being overbearing. Can't wait to return to this wonderful BYOB!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We very much enjoyed our dinner, BYOB, and server. He was friendly and efficient but also left us alone to talk. The beet salad and salmon were tasty and perfectly prepared. I recommend the small back room for a quieter experience. The front room is loud with conversation.

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had another excellent meal at Mica. Went for the crab special and were not disappointed. The softshell crab was the best I've ever had. Overall an outstanding meal with one small exception, desert. The fruit was very good but the sweat biscuit it was served with was hard and not good at all. That one needs a little work but we did not let it distract us from a superb dinner. Kudos to Jianni. We'll be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening, Food delicious; service excellent. A bit noisy -- next-door table having a high time; much nicer after they left.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We had the tasting menu and it was fun and refreshing.

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L
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the tasting menu and it was super creative and super delicious! Each course was beautifully presented and the progression was perfect !
A very special evening.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We eat out a lot and are always trying to find healthier options so it wasn't a great fit for us. The food was very rich with heavy sauces. Atmosphere was nice as was the service.

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TB
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food can nearly compete with European Food😎

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a
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a neighborhood gem that we keep returning to because the food and the service are incredible. Because it is a BYO it is also affordable. They have standard dishes I can count on (the beignets and the broccoli rabb to name two) as well as new ones like the pressed duck liver with a truffle butter that was outstanding.

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FT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to MICA and experienced a great dinner and great service. Staff were attentive and very pleasant, and every course - from salad through dessert and coffee - was superb. The BYOB feature allows you to have an outstanding dinner for a very fair price.

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F
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The various dishes at Mica were all excellent. My choice of the barbecue was less than perfect.

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MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful BYOB, great tasting menu. Great for a date night or special occasion.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious and service was impeccable!

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EW
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely evening with friends at Mica. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and our waitress for the evening was exceptional. Highly recommended - we’ll definitely go back!

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o
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any occasion. Great food and great service. The chef made an appearance at our table and made my friend’s birthday extra special.

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S
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The crab beignets and tuna tartare were excellent.
Didn’t care for flavor of asparagus soup.

The roasted chicken with mushrooms very tasty. Loved the mashed potatoes.

We ordered scallops and they came with mussels???

Salmon prepared nicely

Duck temperature was warm as best...

Bread was very good

Very expensive.

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B
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

NEVER disappointed here! Chef is a genius, and staff are great.

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VD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. But I won’t mind to try venison, duck, lamb dishes next time I go there.
Thank you!
Veronica

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MG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing as always!

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall we had a nice time at Mica. The food was good but the portion was small. It might not be conducive for people who eats big dinner.

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JM
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great overall meal and experience. Menu is rather small and simple but food was excellent. We look forward to going back.

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r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This had to have been one of the BEST meals I have ever had. Chef Yianni out did himself with the offerings my wife and I had. We got the tasting menu and each and every taste was outstanding. Every plate that came out just got better and better. Our server was excellent and the atmosphere was cozy (if not a little noisy). Overall an extremely enjoyable evening to celebrate my wife's birthday and I would highly recommend Mica.

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o
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

creative, thoughtful, well presented. wonderful. Room is tasteful. Service was perfect

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Mica, will def be back. Each course had a flair for not only the presentation but food content.

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K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb as always. We had our favorite server Sylvia too. One of my favorite restaurants and I can walk to it.

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NB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was initially reluctant to attend Mica for my 65th Birthday celebration with my wife because the online menu just wasn't doing anything for me. Sometimes you get an idea in your head about an appetizer, entree, portion size, etc., and you can't shake the past loose, i.e., other restaurant experiences, be they bad or good.

But, since we generally go to the same two / three places all the time, we said it's time to check out a place where we haven't been. Well, kudos to Mica, and let me / us both give a round of applause to Wait-Staff person Jackie, if that's her name, because she was on point the entire time. We'll be back.

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J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

At 6:00 on a Saturday the room filled up fast. Much noisier than on previous visits. Tasting menu was very good but seemed light on protein.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire Philadelphia area. The menu is playful, eclectic, and flawlessly executed. The service stands up to the quality of the food with friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. If you are looking for a perfect dining experience from start to finish, look no further than Mica.

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MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner at this neighborhood BYOB gem. Great for a romantic dinner date.

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SD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful........as usual. Never been disappointed

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we have come to expect, both the service and food were excellent.

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