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Mica

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8609 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2863 (Evergreen Avenue)
+1 267-335-3912
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17:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time at Mica, the first coming when it was under the same management as Blackfish in Conshohocken. At that time, both were fairly comparable - which means terrific. Now, with a new owner, Mica has slipped. We had the tasting menu, which consisted of small portions, some of which were lukewarm upon arrival. Flavors were bland. Service was great.... More 

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Thank Alan F
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Small, intimate, BYO with amazing food. The chicken livers were a slice a deliciousness, the crab beignet delicate but packed with lots of flavor, the charcoal roasted eggplant was amazing. Filling, delicate but hardy. Even a carnivore would love it and not miss the meat. Friends had risotto which was in a delicate both, short ribs which melted in your... More 

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Thank FoodieTraveler0903
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were disappointed. The portions are small and prices high for brunch. The food was average. We wouldn't go back again.

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Thank CrustyPirateWife
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

First time at this Chestnut Hill gem! Just probably 10-12 tables. We really enjoyed the Tasting menu! Every course was creative and fun. Perfect quantity...We loved it and will be back soon!

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Thank CrazytravelersfromNC
california
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Wonderful selection of small plates to share, loved the fresh oysters and the salads! My friend and I also shared a short rib entree that was fabulous. Cozy atmosphere, loved the "back room" with it's intitmate ambiance. Chef Yanni does an amazing job. I travel to Philly to visit family and I would definately make the trip to the Chestnut... More 

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1 Thank pokyCalifornia
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We found Mica's preparation of dishes that my husband and I thought we knew by heart -- like the baby stuffed grape leaves amuse bouche and the grilled eggplant with bonito appetizer -- so fresh and subtly intriguing that we cannot wait to find an excuse to return to Chestnut Hill. The service was cordial and prompt, and the chef... More 

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Thank Lisa_and_Jerry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We decided to try Mica again, now that it was under new ownership. What a treat!! We went last Wednesday, when it was very quiet. The food was fabulous and we brought some very special red and white French wines, which allowed us to try either fish or red meat. We will definitely be back, especially during the week when... More 

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Thank yupoarist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Yanni has done a marvelous job transforming Mica into a top of the line BYOB. The snacks, apps and entrees were all perfectly prepared and delicious. We went with 3 other couples and everyone loved their food. The atmosphere made for a truly great night out. And the BYOB allowed us to enjoy great wine, great food with great... More 

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Thank Joe G
Bucks County, PA
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Mica has recently been bought by Yianni Arhontoulis, previously the chef de cuisine at Blackfish. It is now a byob which warrants deep exploration of your wine cellars. My friend Ron and I both enjoyed the 6 course price fix ($69) while our wives went ala carte. To start we received an amuse bouche of a stuffed grape leaf. Tasty.... More 

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Thank xsivjosh
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Dined at the new Mica last night. Chef Yanni has a winner on his hands. The tuna carpaccio and crab dumplings were wonderful. For dinner we enjoyed the chicken and lamb. Both were lovely. The new Mica is a little more price friendly and a byob... Highly recommend...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8609 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2863
    (Evergreen Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chestnut Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Chestnut Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 267-335-3912
Description
Mica Restaurant will re-open under new management on Sept. 13th 2016. We will offer the same great service and food, now BYOB. We look forward to serving.

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