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Cafe Continental Restaurant

4.8
54 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Café Continental, in Manhasset, crafts sumptuous Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a nod to classic style in its warm and relaxing restaurant. The stuffed artichoke with breadcrumbs and lemon butter sauce and the Littleneck clams on the half shell make most welcoming starters. Some of Café Continental's specialty entrée dishes include the chicken Continental stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella in a burgundy sauce, the crab stuffed shrimp and scallops with lemon butter and white wine and the filet mignon Rossini. Hand-made pastas like the fiore ragu flower-shaped pasta in a meaty veal sauce, the vegetarian spinach ravioli in tomato basil sauce and the paglia e fieno green and white spaghetti with pancetta and peas in a gravy sauce are some of guests' favorite plates.

Café Continental also offers on and off-site catering, so you can enjoy its delicious dishes at any special function you host.

What 54 people are saying
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JayS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for years & it’s a pleasant experience every time. The service & ambiance is always excellent. The food is excellent. I look forward to dining here.

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good food, terrific service & friendly atmosphere.

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vipRsgli
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restuarant in the neighborhood by far. Food is always delicious amd excellent service . Great vibe amd always accommodating. My favorite dish is the salmon or fish special and the eggplant parmigiana. Chef can make anything you want even if not on the menu . Love there biscottis for desert. Nice wine list by the bottle.

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vipDeniseR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual
Great to be back!

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vipAmyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there, apparently all the locals are well aware of what a great place this is. Food was amazing, the staff and managers were very warm and friendly. So happy we found it.

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vipBluemoon
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for over 30 years, and intend to come for another 30.

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vipCarolH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Cafe Continental. Food always delicious and service top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch

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vipLillyG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was extremely good, except for the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation and we left sooner because of that.

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vipleslied
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I dined at this restaurant, the first being several years ago. The food was outstanding. Had the shrimp cocktail and mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat which was soooooooo good. My boyfriend got the lasagna special which was amazing. I had the shrimp and scallop dish with crabmeat and lobster bisque sauce. OMG! And the wine was delicious. We will definitely be back, that’s for sure!!!

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always the very best. The fools consistently very good & the atmosphere lends itself to friendliness of the staff & people who frequent the restaurant.

Cafe Continental is always an enjoyable time & it is especially appreciated during this health crisis we are all in.

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vipAH422
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff is friendly and always goes the extra mile and the restaurant has a nice cozy feel. Never had a bad meal or bad experience a this local gem

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The place needs a serious update but the staff was cordial and welcoming

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vipgailsutt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST restaurants in this area!!!! Love love love the food and the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! James is the ultimate host and we can’t wait to return!

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vipSusanfromNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good.

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vipLillyG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was extremely good.

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vipAH422
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, drinks ... everything here is great. Always a good time along with great food. Highly recommend for all occasions !

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josephs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good restaurant with great food. social distance is accomplished and comfortable. michael is very personable.

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vipBethV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service delicious food

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vipSusanfromNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious.

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Abbey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to enter a restaurant where we were greeted warmly by the maitra d’ who seated us immediately once he checked our reservation. All Covid protocols were in place and tables were spaced with more than 6 ft. apart so that we felt safe and comfortable. The food was delicious. We both ordered the swordfish special which was excellent as were our appetizers and dessert. The service was impeccable. We had a lovely dining experience and will be back again.

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vipdonnaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and great service. Very welcoming.

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viplapathome
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food and service. We love it here you will too!!!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Cafe Continental and it was very nice. The food was so good and the portion size left me with another meal for taking home. The service was wonderful and everyone was adhering to the strict rules for COVID protection. Can’t wait to go back again!

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipCatB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Continental is a world class restaurant and has been for decades. Our whole family loves all of the people from the chefs and the kitchen staff to the waiters and owners. You will not be disappointed

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vipSteveG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our experience for my daughter's 17th birthday

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vipSusanfromNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent food, especially fine service & atmosphere.

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service is always superb. The atmosphere is always pleasant, comfortable, warm & friendly.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Continental sets the standard for fine dining. We have been going here for 25 years and have had many many exceptional experiences here. It is owned by and managed by the best people and all guests are treated like part of the family.

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vipLongtimecutomer
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food is great. Prices way to high, especially the $30 corkage fee for those of us that like to bring and drink our own bottle of wine. The corkage fee is a big change because the family that owned this restaurant for decades has sold it to the new owner. Former owner did not charge any corkage fee. This change may be penny wise but pound foolish. When asked, owner stated he charges a corkage fee every day of the week. Having one night midweek without charging a corkage fee should be considered. This type of midweek promotion would serve them well. Adopting this suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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vipBenay
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was Valentine’s Day s restaurant was very busy. Our reservation was honored on time. The food was amazing...Caesar salad was delicious and more than enough to share. The bread basket and small plate of apps were a surprise from kitchen. Fresh parm, olives and salami fresh and fabulous. Husband had rigatoni with meat sauce and I had veal Milanese. We both loved our choices. Fresh and delicious. The service was beyond perfect..will be back

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vipJacki
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Warm and cozy! Food was awesome! Would definitely come again...

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is friendly, the service is terrific & the food is always consistent.

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josephL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to the Cafe for years, always great time. Service is outstanding. They make you feel like family. Robert and Gil are great at making every visit a pleasure. They make very generous drinks and the food is delicious. James the owner is very attentive to anything you need. Highly recommend.

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always pleasurable to have dinner at Cafe Continental. The service & food are always exceptional. It would be a place to go for any type of occasion or just a normal dinner.

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MelK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant. The food was really good and the service was great. It seemed everyone there New everyone that worked there.

FAQs

Cafe Continental Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 627-4269.

Cafe Continental Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.