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Your guide to the 4 most popular dining spots in Chestnut Hill-West

Your guide to the 4 most popular dining spots in Chestnut Hill-West
Photo: Mica Restaurant/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 10, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that Chestnut Hill–West has to offer? Dive deeper by browsing the most popular local businesses offering food and drink, from Korean-fusion to baked goods and more.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in the area, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of local businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Mica Restaurant

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Topping the list is New American spot Mica Restaurant. Located at 8609 Germantown Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 149 reviews on Yelp. The restaurant features a rotating seasonal menu, served a la carte or as part of a tasting menu. If you go, expect to see dishes like crispy Scottish salmon with root vegetables, grilled Hanger steak with Brussels sprouts and taleggio and pot-roasted cauliflower with burgundy truffles. (You can take a look at its current menu here.)

2. Barry's Buns

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Next up is bakery, breakfast and brunch spot Barry's Buns, serving desserts and more, situated at 8221 Germantown Ave. With five stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. This sweet spot specializes in sticky buns with brown sugar and cinnamon filling, topped with its signature glaze. Look for variations like walnut-raisin, cream cheese icing, apple crumb and more. (Check out the full lineup here.)

3. Tavern On the Hill

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Lounge and New American spot Tavern On the Hill is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 8636 Germantown Ave., four stars out of 129 reviews. At the Tavern, expect to see and array of elevated pub fare, such as jumbo lump crab cakes with with rice pilaf and veggies, a center-cut filet mignon with roasted potatoes or barbecue baby back ribs with house-made apple slaw and sweet potato fries. (Take a peek at the menu here.)

5. Chicko Tako

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Finally, check out Chicko Tako, which has earned four stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Asian fusion and Korean spot, which offers chicken wings and more, at 8221 Germantown Ave. In addition to a selection of Korean staples, like bibimbap and japchae noodles, this local spot features its own take on a variety of fast-casual fare, as well. Expect to see items such as Korean-Mexican tacos with kimchi, cucumbers and a choice of protein; and boneless or traditional fried chicken wings with a selection of signature dipping sauces. (Take a gander at the eatery's full menu here.)


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