I would rate Mica 5 stars if it were a better value. Prices are steep, but we know that before showing up there. Food is excellent but portions are small so you could well end up ordering 3 courses. Being BYOB helps a lot, though and much of the cuisine is quite rich/French so you end up feeling reasonably satisfied. We were there on a relatively quiet weeknight but the service was excellent. All in all, a good special occasion choice.
This is the third time we were at MICA. We were wowed the first and the noise was a little bit of an issue. Food was great and wine was great. The second time the noise level was better it switched to a BYOB which is always appreciated by me, but the food was OK. It was really crowded and I wonder if the staff was just a little overwhelmed. This third time was the charm, staff was amazing, food was beautiful. The albacore tuna dish was one of the best we had ever had, eating sushi internationally this is saying a lot. Both entree were also well executed and presented beautifully.
This place is fabulous. I don't know why I haven't been here in 9 months, I should come here once a week. Everything food was to die for, and service too. OMFG.
The eggplant and duck was Most delicious meal ive had in Philadelphia
We really enjoyed the six course tasting menu. Our wait staff were wonderful and very helpful. The food was amazing.
Went for Chestnut Hill restaurant week, Mica has been on the “ to do” list for some time as it has been rated as on of the area’s top restaurants for some time. The food was quite tasty, had the tomato and ricotta appetizer which was fresh and tasty, the salmon was cooked just right , served with a tomato coulis and a polenta side dish. The chocolate torte dessert hit all the right notes without being over sweet. The presentation was on point and wait staff quite accommodating. It’s also a BYOB, which is great to bring your favorite wine in while helping to keep the total,cost down. We sat in the back deck area which we lucked out with a perfect August night not being too humid,Mathew indie seating are looked quite cozy. Everyone enjoyed their meals and agreed a definite place to revisit! Great for a date night or larger group
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.
I love Mica and I’m so lucky to live nearby
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!
A lovely evening. Consistently superior food and service.
Visited here here for the first time for restaurant week. Chose from the limited special menu and was impressed with the food. Cold melon soup was delicious as was the strip steak. Chocolate cherry tart was winner for dessert. Some portions were on the small side, but chef is accomplished and the service was great! Definitely plan to return for another meal.
Too noisy for a four-way conversation. Food was terrific. Nothing special about the space.
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,
Always a great experience at Mica!
The food was excellent as was the service. The value was very good as it was part of a “restaurant week” promotion
Fortunate to snag a table outside on a wonderful summer night.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The. Best Dinner.
Dinner st Mica is always excellent. This was extraordinary.
The best soft shells ever! Thanks
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!
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!
Wait . staff has always been excellent. Desserts are exceptional
Fabulous service, incredible presentations, amazing meals!
Food was absolutely delicious! A little on the pricey side for the portions but it was well worth the taste!
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
Unique and wonderful. We really enjoyed the experience. We always enjoy gong to Mica for dinner.
as usual the foods was outstanding. we especially enjoyed the chicken entree.
We had an outstanding meal with excellent service as always...thank you!
This is such a great quiet intimate place. Awesome food and even better to be BYOB.
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.
Lovely small place - quite noisy. Appetizers were wonderful. Entrees - esp vegetarian option - was not as good as I’d hoped.
The food and service are a cut above everything in the area!
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...
Was good overall . Food is small portions, delicious but pricey.
Menu is unique.
Great all around
Food is great. Service is excellent. 1st time. Will definitely return.
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.