Mica

4.8
1340 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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TW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the six course tasting menu. Our wait staff were wonderful and very helpful. The food was amazing.

EB
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and as this was restaurant week, especially good value. Melon soup was outstanding as were the desserts. Skirt steak was perfectly prepared and pasta dish had a tasty sauce altho the pasta itself was a little uneven and clumpy. As usual, the wait staff was lovely and attentive, the setting comfortable.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a special anniversary and we ordered the chefs tasting menu and it was amazing!! Our server was fantastic and super accommodating. It was a wonderful dinner celebration!

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Too noisy for a four-way conversation. Food was terrific. Nothing special about the space.

GF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall great food! Only eat here 2x a year as eat overpriced despite quality. Chilled soup and heirloom tomato appetizers excellent; salmon great; hanger steak only fair; ricotta donuts not as good as usual. Hard to get cold water here which is ridiculous. Bread given sparingly. Service usually worst part of meal-ok this time,

L
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food,staff,service GREAT!

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Mica!

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent as was the service. The value was very good as it was part of a “restaurant week” promotion

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fortunate to snag a table outside on a wonderful summer night.

WW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Mica many times and the food and service has always been amazing! But sometimes the deserts don’t quite measure up to the rest. Friday the tiny strawberries and custard were over the top yummy.

MR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend the “let us cook for you” 6 course option. I ordered it twice this week because the first time was so wonderful... and some how the second time was even better! Each course was full of beautiful fresh ingredients. All the fruits and vegetables were cut and presented perfectly to add to the beauty of the course. I wish I had plans to be in the area sooner to see if a third night would be better still!

SN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to eat at Mica for years and were not disappointed! The freshness, inventiveness, presentation, and quality of the food was top-notch. One of our party is a vegetarian, and the cucumber soup and cauliflower were fantastic, as was the other diner's beet salad and salmon. The service throughout was solicitous without being obtrusive. It's a lovely space, as well. Small and rightly popular, which means that if somebody next to you decides to speak loudly the entire meal--ahem--you'll have to deal with it. But this was a minor annoyance.

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeted by the hostess as soon as we entered Mica. Service and food were outstanding throughout our evening. We would highly recommend Mica and plan on returning soon.

SR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The. Best Dinner.
Dinner st Mica is always excellent. This was extraordinary.
The best soft shells ever! Thanks

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great soft shell crab entree with heirloom tomatoes!
Over the top crab beignets! Service from Carolyn exceptionally warm and attentive. Sat outside for the first time - beautiful evening!

m
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll start with the noise level, for a change. It was nicely quiet, but that was only because we were sitting outside on Mica's deck - the weather was perfect (not too hot, not too cold, not rainy) , the place relaxing and serene, with lots of potted plants all around. The inside is much noisier, although we discovered that how noisy it is depends on where one is sitting.

We had the "From Greece with Love" prix fixe meal, which was excellent all around. YiaYia's dolmades were so much better than what one can usually get - I only wish Mica served YiaYia's dolmades as an amuse-bouche more often, as they used to. Superb tomato salad - the tomatoes were gorgeously ripe and full of flavor, the olive oil was excellent, the salad was dressed just the right amount, and the pita that came with the salad was also excellent (it seemed it might have been made in-house). Octopus was also wonderful; the only issue I had was with the potatoes, which were a bit mushy. I would have preferred the small waxy potatoes, cooked a tad less. The moussaka was a wonderful example of the genre, and to finish it off, the baklava was to die for (even the pistachios were better than any I have tasted). Bravo!

HP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait . staff has always been excellent. Desserts are exceptional

BS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service, incredible presentations, amazing meals!

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious! A little on the pricey side for the portions but it was well worth the taste!

LF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had the crispy soft shell crab special. The first course was great, the breaded crab over heirloom tomatoes and dressing. The second course, same crab preparation served with velvety pasta and a sauce that was described as curry accentbed but tasted very similar to dressing on first course. The third course continued the same and by then we were tired of the same treatment and flavors. Dessert was uninspired, 3 very thin strips of peach on a very small piece of pastry. We were told to share the wine cooler with the table next to us, not a very cool move! Some tables got the amuse bouche some did not. Overall very uneven service and disappointing meal

EE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and wonderful. We really enjoyed the experience. We always enjoy gong to Mica for dinner.

KS
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

as usual the foods was outstanding. we especially enjoyed the chicken entree.

J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal with excellent service as always...thank you!

JA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a great quiet intimate place. Awesome food and even better to be BYOB.

m
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, but not spectacular. The main problem was the extreme noise level. We have never experienced this noise level at Mica before. It could be because were were seated in front of the big window, and there was a very noisy table in the corner next to us. The window reflects noise beautifully. It made the evening less than pleasant, when we couldn't hear each other. Not a nice relaxing evening.

k
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely small place - quite noisy. Appetizers were wonderful. Entrees - esp vegetarian option - was not as good as I’d hoped.

CL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are a cut above everything in the area!

R
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food as always was excellent but as the waitress told us the owner is trying a more rustic ambience. So out go the table cloths which now show off the wear and tear of the tables below!
There was a distincltly more casual appearance amongst the diners and an increase in the noise level!
Team MICA, this is not what we have come to expect when we are planning a special meal...

LA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

C
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GL
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
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.

TB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Philadelphia
15 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.

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!

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!

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

Wonderful tasting menu for our anniversary.

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.

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!

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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