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Mar 21, 2012 08:14 AM

Need help in Chestnut Hill

We would like to meet friends for dinner in Chestnut Hill this Sunday. There will be six of us, and we need a place that's not too noisy. We like CinCin, but the noise level is high. Mica would be too pricey for this occasion.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Up Germantown ave to From the Boot, definitely would be cheaper. Or Mount Airy's Earth Bread and Brewery is good if you find a quiet corner, which shouldn't be too difficult, though food is definitely on the light side. I haven't been to Cafette recently, but it is a lovely spot to dine al fresco. I have heard good things about Heirloom, (BYO fresh ingredients.. ) but have never been.

    1. Roller's at Flying Fish is an old standard. It's not cheap, although it's less expensive than Mica. The food is consistently good, but not cutting edge like many CC establishments. Cash only, and can be a bit noisy, but less so than Cin Cin. Heirloom is also good, but I found it to be very noisy. Maybe on a Sunday evening there may be less customers and thus, quieter than when I went on a Friday night.

      7 Replies
      1. re: Kshell

        Osaka is quiet. It is a few doors away from Mica.

        1. re: DaisyM

          Hoka Hoka is quiet as well but doesn't provide the privacy that Osaka does. Note to OP: Hoka Hoka and Osaka are both sushi/Japanese restaurants.

          1. re: Chinon00

            I've never been to Hoka Hoka, but notice it everytime we get take out from Cin Cin. How does it compare to Osaka?

            1. re: DaisyM

              I've only had sushi at either place and prefer Hoka Hoka. Had uni, unagi, white tuna, saba.. for takeout of the weekend. Nice.

                1. re: hungry100

                  As a small neighborhood bistro its great to have (along with Bacio down Mt Pleasant). But they are both small cramped and noisy.

                  1. re: Chinon00

                    We have had a couple of great meals at Heirloom.

      2. Thanks to all for the good suggestions.

        Our friends are very traditional eaters so I made a reservation at Rollers at Flying Fish. The menu should suit them perfectly.

        We love Japanese food and Heirloom sounds great - we will save them and the other ideas for when we are going ourselves or with more adventurous eaters.