Mica

4.8
1225 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to mica. This was a four-course prix fix menu. The choices were all great. The food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. The service was prompt, complete but discreet. All in all a great experience.

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Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Love the ambiance and the service... food was spectacular! I often question places that charge high amounts to what essentially I think I could make but none of the dishes here I could replicate. The duck liver was so rich and so good. The clams and mussels were well done with sea foam! The lobster was good (but they could’ve given me the whole lobster). And the churro dessert was good.

Would highly recommend. Compliments to the chef.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary and Valentine's day here. It was a 4 course prix fixe that night. The food was delicious, though the portions were extremely small. I'm not one to like huge portions, but this was quite slight. I had salmon that was cooked to perfection with deliciously crispy skin. My wife ordered the lobster thermidor. It was one claw of meat placed in a half lobster body shell. There was actually about an inch of meat on the claw that was edible, though chewy. The rest was tough and stuck to shell. She hated to do it, but she returned it and ordered steak, which was perfectly prepared and tender. All in all a good meal, though the lobster experience makes me wonder if I'd want to go back.

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KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Stumbled upon Mica when looking for local restaurants that offered chef's tasting menus. I visited with my fiance on a Saturday evening for just that, and we were not disappointed! The chef was very accommodating with allergies / dietary restrictions and able to offer something right for everyone at the table. The food was simply incredible, and there was nothing we tried that we did not like. The service to start was a bit slow. We were seated right on time and served water, but another couple who was seated about 10 minutes after us, had orders taken and served their first course before our wine was open or order was taken. Otherwise, once our first course came out, the service was timely and servers were knowledgeable about each course. Would recommend!

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SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was our first time at Mica, we live in the area and we choosed it for a date night, the food was amazing, very delicious, the server could been more inviting and welcoming, we had to ask questions for her to give us some more information about the food, overall it was a great experience and we would definitely be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with Mica. The places was welcoming, warm, and cozy. Each courses flavors were beyond my expectations. Can’t wait to return.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the expensive side but the food is absolutely delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet night out with great food. It’s also BYOB

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Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We received an email notice of a special pre-fixe dinner featuring aa Alsatian menu. Since we have been to the Alsatian region several times snd had amazing meals, we decided to make a reservation. The food and presentation were every bit as good as the meals we enjoyed in our travels! It was a great dining experience, and we actually asked if the chef had an Alsatian background. She told us no, but that Mica regularly offers regional specialties that the chef has researched. We will definitely take advantage of these special dinners in the future... we recently moved to Chestnut Hill and can easily walk to the restaurant!

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BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please do not ask me to write 50 characters. Evening was fine.

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Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not our first time here and certainly won’t be our last. The food is delicious at this little BYOB

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Philadelphia
155 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Butternut Squash Schnitzel Snack. Get the Spiced Beets and Tuna Escabeche for Starters. All of the Entrees look and are delicious. Bring a good wine to go along with your meal. Servers were wonderful.

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1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For several years this has been the destination spot to celebrate a combined birthday,anniversary,Christmas, Arbor Day etc. I can’t say it is consistent because it only gets better. Thanks for a great dining experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food.

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Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mica continues to excel on all fronts. We tried several new menu items as well as a few menu icons (we had a party of 3) and all impressed. Service is outstanding and the value, given the level of creativity and high-quality ingredients, is extraordinary. We always look forward to our next visit, which is one of the best tests for any restaurant.

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m
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was, as usual, interesting, creative and very tasty. Service was impeccable. it's lovely to be at a restaurant where you can have a conversation without having to yell to be heard above the general din!

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P
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thought the food was really good our only complaint is the noise levels too many hard surfaces.

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SI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit for the special set menu. It seemed that several of the selections were overly salty, something I didn't notice on my earlier visits.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica has become our favorite restaurant, appropriate for special occasions and also just because it's Tuesday. The tasting menu is divine, a complete delight to the senses.

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JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an enjoyable night in Chestnut Hill. We had heard about an amazing BYO in this area, but Mica exceeded expectations. Great attentive service from Kaitlyn without being rushed. Was able to enjoy the inventive, creative food in the intimate front room. Enjoyable relaxing evening well worth the price. Looking forward to returning next time we are in the area

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AH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Every item we had was delicious and service was excellent-attentive but not intrusive. Would come here again and again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptionally good. I happened to use a gift card that I received for my wedding. I was very glad that I was introduced to this place. Definitely going again!

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible. Warm and cozy ambiance and great service. We brought friends from out of town and they loved it!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu of lobster and truffles. Perfectly prepared.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience!

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JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - as always. Knowledgeable and attentive staff; food delicious and well presented. Small dining room was filled but noise level not too loud.

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J
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Mica many times. The food is always excellent. The special “taste of —-“ dinners are particularly good.

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SR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Mica was excellent when it changed ownership. Yanni has worked to improve this wonderful restaurant consistently. The servers are excellent, kind and work together really well. The two rooms are cozy and intimate. But the biggest draw is the amazing food. It is beautiful and delicious.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends. Only problem is the noise. WAY too noisy and cannot hear yourselves talk. They definitely need to put in acoustic panels!!! It is shocking they have not thought of doing it themselves. You can install them under the tables etc.. many ways of doing it but it is urgent. Won’t return because of noise level. Too bad!

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BR
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Mica. Started with the broccoli rabe and salt cod fritters. Entries included monkfish, scallops and salmon. Nicely presented with a diverse selection of sauces. Sylvia our waitress was very gracious. BYOB and the emphasis on quality not quantity make this restaurant a winner.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious and great variety on the tasting menu!

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SP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Mica. And the staff is very friendly.

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DS
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting Menu was one of the best meals we have had in years. loved the Venison and Churros items best.

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B
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Mica in all iterations. This time we brought along a french couple who were overwhelmed with the quality of the food. The "best restaurant we have dined in since moving here" proclaimed the wife. "Why didn't you tell us Mica was THIS good?!" proclaimed the husband. I had the "From Sweden" offering and it was incredible. The quality of the ingredients, the service, the plating, wait for the food—all perfection. I seriously couldn't and wouldn't change a single thing. We love Mica so much I actually considered heading back to the kitchen and clapping for the chefs! Seriously.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu. Can hold their own with any of the "celebrity" chefs in the city. Highest recommendation!!

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional. We went as a double date and enjoyed sharing snacks and appetizers. Everyone loved their main course and it was a full meal!

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RA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and Memorable date night! Wonderful service, too. Lucky to have Mica in Chestnut Hill

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j
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mica is always a good choice. BYO makes it reasonable, food makes it a destination, and service ensures return visits. Keep up the good work!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love Mica. Easy access right on Germantown in Chestnut hill.
UBER (or find parking pretty easily if you have DD)-BYOB and relax and enjoy so many great dishes.

The crab beignets are prepared on order but so worth the wait. Other appetizers we've tried also great.
Service is friendly and not pushy at all.
Duck dish with Turnips and Huckleberry sauce is outstanding.
Monkfish dish also excellent.
Many other great options
Haven't done the tasting menu but looks great so would like to try.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Always great.

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Pretentious flavorless food and hostile host. What an awful experience don't waste your time and money here.

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