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8609 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2863 (Evergreen Avenue)
+1 267-335-3912
17:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

Thank CrazytravelersfromNC
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank pokyCalifornia
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Lisa_and_Jerry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank yupoarist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Joe G
Bucks County, PA
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank xsivjosh
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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Austin, Texas
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400 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice small place, simple decor, right on Germantown Ave. We shared a first course, middle and an entree. Each dish came with new plates and table service. Kale and Brussels sprouts salad and the gnocchi were wonderful. Our flourless chocolate desert was taking a little long and they brought out a lemon panne cotta at no charge... More 

Thank RKAustin
Brooklyn, NY
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Didn't this style of dining go out last century? The size of the portions, especially when contrasted with the size of the plates (not to mention the prices!!) was laughable. The food was okay, but really nothing special, especially, again, for the price. The bread was served cold, which is just not elegant. The gnocci reminded me of frozen tater... More 

Thank RubyT_11211
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We are fortunate to live in this amazing part of Philadelphia. Mica is a weekly stop for us. They offer 5-star quality food for mid-range prices. During the week they offer a 3/4-course meal for $45. Brunch on Sunday is an incredible bargain, running $10-15 pp. I'm an avid fan of the crudo appetizer which changes every few weeks. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?