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FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause (formerly of the White Dog Cafe), James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food and excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food and beverages crafted from local, organic, and artisanal producers.

About Farmicia

Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner, and brunch on the weekends. The Farm Bar hosts a lively and sophisticated environment for those who seek out new and interesting places to dine and socialize late into the evening.

: tour the space :

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it's byo wine every night!

Bring your own or choose from our extensive wine list. No corkage fee!

BYOW policy is not permissible for parties larger than 8 guests.


c’mon down to the farm bar and sit awhile!

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: Hours :

FARMiCiA is CLOSED on Monday

Tuesday — Thursday 5:30PM—10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:30PM—11:00PM
Sunday 5:00PM — 9:00PM

Tuesday — Friday 11:30AM—3:00PM

Saturday & Sunday 10AM—3:00PM

Saturday & Sunday 8:30AM—10AM

For reservations please call 215 627-6274 or log on to For all reservations over 5 people, please contact the restaurant directly.

Don't strain yourself, we are open everyday of the week...
except mondays.

: Tour the Restaurant :

Grab & go!

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FARMiCiA menu board
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Always drink upstream
from the herd.

Happy hour
every Tuesday through Friday
At the Farm Bar, 5PM—7PM

Half priced drinks including beer, cocktails and wine.
Special bar menu featuring burgers, fries, cheese plate
& more.

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Join the Farmicia

Clean plate club

{Dare ya...}

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— Directions —

From the South
Take 95 north to Columbus Boulevard, exit 20. Turn left at the fork onto Columbus Boulevard south. Take ramp towards Historic Area/Market St./Center City. Left at the top of ramp onto Market. Left at 4th, then left at Chestnut and another left at 3rd. We’re on the right side in the middle of the block, between Market and Chestnut.

From the North
Take 95 South to Central Philadelphia. Take exit 17 for I-676/US-30. Turn right at Callowhill Street, left at 4th Street, eft at Chestnut, then another left at 3rd. We’re in the middle of the block on your right.

From the East
Take 676 East (Vine Street Expressway) to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge exit. Turn right at the bottom of ramp. Proceed four lights, left at Chestnut Street. Left at 3rd Street. We’re in the middle of the block on your right.

From NJ
Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to 5th Street exit. Right onto New Street, right at 4th. Pass three lights, (Bourse Parking Garage will be on your right if you’re looking for parking) and left at Chestnut. Left at 3rd. We’re in the middle of the block on your right.

— Parking —

Park your car in the Park America lot adjacent to the restaurant on 3rd Street, at the Bourse Garage located on 4th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets, or the AutoPark at Old City, located on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. There is a smaller lot on N. 3rd – the other side of Market — between Market and Arch as well. Metered street parking is also available throughout Old City.

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: Our Event Spaces :
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Main Dining Room

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FARMiCiA’s Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 90 guests for standing events and up to 68 guests for seated gatherings.

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Farm Bar

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The FARM Bar area is available for smaller cocktail parties and can accommodate up to 40 guests.

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The LOFT. Just beyond the FARM Bar is the LOFT at FARMiCiA which is graced by the large landscape painting by Conrad Nebeker.

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The LOFT accommodates up to 45 guests for a standing event. It can also be arranged to your specifications for seated events of up to 32 guests.

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Private Parties

FARMiCiA Restaurant is available for all of your special event needs from birthday celebrations and rehearsal dinners, to cocktail parties and business gatherings.

: Private Parties :

The entire restaurant can accommodate 180 guests for standing events such as Cocktail Parties and can be configured to your specifications for seated events for up to 119 guests.

For information on large groups, private parties, and special events please download our private party overview or send us an email. When emailing us, please include your name, e-mail address, phone number, the date and time you are interested in, and the size and name of your group. This is the best way for us to get the information out to you. We will reply with an e-mail in one to two days. *Please note we can not accommodate breakfast parties larger than 6 guests.

— Hors D'Oeuvres —

FARMiCiA’s American Dim Sum menu features thrilling tastes and textures of cookery from around the globe. Freshly imagined and using the finest produce, meats and seafood, along with artisanal ingredients, we create a menu of little tastes that not only reward the palate, but let the eater savor many different dishes. Our offerings are sure to inspire an event that is both satisfying and memorable.

— Bar Packages —

FARMiCiA offers several Bar Packages to suit your event needs.

— Lunch —

Enjoy FARMiCiA’s simply crafted farm-fresh food at your next business luncheon, office celebration, promotion or retirement, as well as pre-wedding events, showers, birthdays and holiday get-togethers. Relax on your lunch break in our bright, spacious dining room and easily converse while savoring delicious dishes from our extensive lunch menu. We offer crisp salads made from organic greens, grilled seafood, vegetarian fare and locally raised grass-fed angus burgers topped with Amish cheddar.

— Dinner —

Hosts and their guests have raved about the irresistibly good food, attentive service and comforting ambience they have experienced at FARMiCiA. We have had the pleasure of planning events ranging from wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions, to corporate functions, to charitable soirees, and milestone celebrations. Whether cocktail parties, sit-down dinners or a combination of the two, our fresh seasonal offerings will be appreciated and memorable.

Sunday through Thursday evenings FARMiCiA can accommodate groups up to 120 guests with your choice of dining and beverage packages. FARMiCiA is closed on Mondays.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, FARMiCiA offers two seatings for large groups up to 32 people.

The choices are 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm or 9:00 pm until closing.

— Saturday & Sunday Brunch —

On Saturday and Sunday, Brunch gatherings are limited to parties of 6 people or less.

— Happy Hour —

Happy Hour is a great time to get together with friends and colleagues. Between the hours of 5 and 7, Tuesday – Friday, Farm Bar hosts a lively and sophisticated environment for those who seek out new and interesting places to dine and socialize. Take advantage of our half-priced tonics, wine, beer and cocktails. Tempting plates are available to share from our FARM Bar Menu.

FARMiCiA also offers Brunch Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 2 pm. All alcoholic beverages are offered at half the price, including draught beer, specialty cocktails, tonics, glasses of wine, etc. Pair a Barn Burner (FARMiCiA’s own Bloody Mary) or a glass of champagne with your meal for half the price. What a great way to start the day!

After a long day in the fields, relax at Farmicia

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We have reviews and commentary about us all over the place. Here's what they've been saying:

“On behalf of CCPA, I wanted to thank you for your generosity in participating in our Old City Stroll on 6/20/06. You went above and beyond what we expected and our guests RAVED about the food you put out. It was wonderful! Everyone really enjoyed themselves. You helped to make our City Stroll a huge success, and we can’t thank you enough. If there is ever anything that CCPA can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!”

Center City Proprietors Association

“Our Holiday Luncheon at FARMiCiA this year was a triumph! The cocktail hour with the delicious array of hors d’oeuvres were amazing and having a choice of entrees made everyone’s meal a delight. Dessert of course took us over the top as the flourless chocolate torte just melted in our mouths…Many, many thanks for a memorable and festive Holiday luncheon party…”

MGA Partners, Kathy Norris

“We held a brunch for about 20 people at Farmicia on Saturday and I just wanted to thank you - the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! Many of our guests went out of their way to let us know how much they enjoyed your restaurant.”

Happy Guest

“On Sunday 25th September I had the good fortune to be taken by two friends to your restaurant for breakfast. The staff, the environment and the food were all excellent. The granola was the best I have ever tasted - stunning! And the breads looked delicious - as good as anything I have seen at home. Keep up the good work and if I ever visit Philadelphia again (and I hope that I will) yours will be the first eatery I shall head for.”

Bob Adkins, Warwickshire, England

“My father and I had such a delicious lunch at your restaurant on Saturday. Everything tasted so fresh-you have inspired me to look for local farm grown food. I was amazed how tasty everything was. Thank you, your restaurant certainly added to a pleasant afternoon together.”

Ricki Biedrzycki

“Best dining experience I’ve had in recent memory - great room, great service, fantastic menu!”

Anonymous Comment Card Respondent

“...the food is impossible to resist. The duck leg sandwich, and pork chop stuffed with chanterelles are just two of the delicious, rustic creations.”

Food and Wine

“FARMiCiA is one of the most interesting newcomers to the city’s culinary scene.”

Philadelphia Business Journal

“FARMiCiA is very reasonably priced, relaxed and features a tempting menu of farm-fresh cuisine. I could easily see it becoming my new favorite Philly Restaurant.”

The News Journal

“Chef Klause judiciously combines generous portions of farm-fresh produce with quality, humanely raised meats for meals that excite the body and soul.”

Philly Style

“The atmosphere at FARMiCiA in Old City is delectable.”

Philadelphia Daily News

“An impromptu, unexpectedly excellent dinner at a new restaurant abruptly breaks her boring streak - and humbles her ungrateful ass. This is what happens at FARMiCiA.”

Lauren McCutcheon, Philadelphia Weekly

“Kevin Klause, James Barrett, and Wendy Born put out organic, pesticide-free food while keeping prices in check and whipping it all up in a fairly sophisticated menu.”

Where Philadelphia, ‘Here and Now’

“Gabriela, and I want to express our great thanks for the wonderful rehearsal dinner at Farmicia last night. Every detail was perfect, right down to the wonderful flowers on the tables that echoed our wedding colors and themes. The service was terrific and food delicious. The entire staff made it all go so smoothly. Please let everyone at Farmicia know that we are really appreciate their getting our wedding weekend off to a great start!”

Evan Fieldston

“To the management and staff at Farmicia - Thank you to all for the magnificent reception. There was nothing you could have done that would have been more perfect. The restaurant looked beautiful, the hors d’oeuvres and dinners were delicious, the service was first rate. My daughter, Jill, and her husband, Scott, definitely made the right decision in choosing Farmicia for their reception. Again - thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Sincerely, Patty VanTassel

“To the staff of Farmicia, the new favorite Philadelphia restaurant of about 70 people: Jill and I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all of you for creating an absolutely perfect atmosphere for our wedding reception. I know getting food out hot, drinks out cold, and everything out quickly is not an easy thing to do, but you guys - all of you - did it with class, grace, and mind-boggling efficiency. We were ecstatic with how everything turned out, and we have all of you to thank.”

With warm regards, Jill Van Tassel and Scott Revell

“To the staff at FARMiCiA, Thank you all for a perfect evening on Saturday. The decorations were festive and classy and charming, the staff was pleasant and helpful and efficient, and the food was excellent (really, all of our guests loved the food!). It was everything that we hoped for and more. Thank you all so much. We will definitely see you soon.”

Happy Holidays, Jamie and Holly

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