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City Center East
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15 S 3rd St, Between Chestnut & Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2848 (Betwee Market & Chestnut)
+1 215-627-6274
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Server Ian was excellent. Had the eggplant cannelloni. My husband had the duck. Come for happy hour and half price cocktails.

Thank GMC1961
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A clerk at our hotel told us about this restaurant and we were not disappointed! If you are looking for something a little different from your average restaurant, you will love Farmica. One of the best meals we had on our trip to Philly.

Thank austin334
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite no reservation, we were seated quickly in this busy restaurant. Menu provided varied options. My companion had chilaquiles better than we get in Houston. My Maryland crab cake/egg dish was sumptuous. Our third diher cleaned yer plate. Service was excerllent, prices were fair. Definitely a place to return to!

Thank Karen G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here before a play at the Arden. Very fresh ingredients, good variety on the menu and attentive service. We will definitely returtn.

Thank LSAJ2014
Anaheim, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very impressed. The food was a real trip and so refreshing to have cuisine prepared in this fashion. We tried a wide variety of foods between all of us in the group and all of us were pleased with our own and each other's choices. It seems liked you couldn't go wrong in a place like this. We... More 

Thank JustAnotherElvis
Mt Olive NJ
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh blended ingredients well paired with each dish. The kind of flavors that your mouth can't wait for the fork to return with the next bite. My colleagues and friends return here more than once in the same week as it is always a good meal with outstanding service.

Thank RichC250
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 9 going to the Museum and we were looking at restaurants in the area. We found Formica on TripAdvisor and it was less than one block from the Museum in a nice large dining area. We arrived on time and were shown our table right away. It was in the back of the room and... More 

Thank Arnieonthego
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for our early evening last minute Friday night reservation, and were given a delightful table in a window alcove. The grilled octopus we shared as an appetizer was tender and well paired with smoky bacon, potatoes and a garlic aioli. Next up was a crabmeat and Asian pear salad with a super tasty lemon-mint dressing. The crispy skin... More 

Thank CandL_K
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Farmicia for lunch. I ordered scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The eggs were not scrambled, but a grossly overcooked solid mess, which I took half a mouthful and just left. My wife had a chicken salad. The chicken was over cooked and dry as dust. Such a shame as the room is lovely and the waiting staff... More 

Thank Laurence_B_Jacobs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Thursday night we tried to find a Friday evening restaurant reservation within walking range of the hostel in east Center City where our woman friend visiting from Italy though living in Barcelona (therefore bringing high standards) was staying, and we wanted it to be high quality and interesting cuisine. Between Google maps "restaurants nearby" and OpenTable, we found... 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$30 - US$30
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 S 3rd St, Between Chestnut & Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2848
    (Betwee Market & Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6274
FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers.

Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?