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Continental Midtown

4.7
4.7
1702 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Three full stories of fun await you at the Continental Mid-town. Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge, swinging in a basket chair on the jet-set mezzanine or taking in the night along the airy rooftop patio, it’s a total reprieve from the expected. The mouth-watering menu features bold and eclectic flavors, from signature jumbo lump crab pad thai and Szechuan shoestring fries to playful spins like cheesesteak eggrolls and French onion soup dumplings. Expertly mixed pop and retro cocktails ensure there’s something for everyone to sip on, no matter the occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 148 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 567-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steven Petrecca

  • Private party facilities

    An urban oasis for you and your guests, the Continental Mid-town offers a playful reprieve from the expected. Enjoy inventive cocktails and global tapas in our largest restaurant to date which features a dramatic two-story atrium and lounge that will make even the most stoic smile. Breathtaking views are visible from Philadelphia’s premier rooftop bar, lounge and outdoor patio. We have lots of great options for your next event:Main Dining Room available for up to 36 guestsSemi-private Mezzanine Lounge - 45 ReceptionSemi-private Mezzanine - 100 Seated / 150 ReceptionPrivate Indoor/Outdoor Roof Deck - 46 Seated / 80 Reception (120 including outside)Restaurant Exclusively (first two floors) - 200 Seated / 300 Reception

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    S 18th Street

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking // 36 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Burger and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
  2. FB

    FrankB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in city. Business lunch, date night, with the boys can’t ever go wrong here!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both of us loved it there. Food was amazing and Lindsey our server could not be more friendly. She’s was fantastic.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I always have a good experience there but she made it even better. Great food as always although the noise level made it a little difficult to talk with my client.
  5. AB

    AndrewB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. My first time on the rooftop and it was great. Very warm on a cold night, and not very noisy.
  6. JD

    JillianD

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. Great option for a larger group.
  7. t

    turbot

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food great, service great. Sound level way too high. Impossible to hear person next to you.
  8. MC

    MeganC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The seats upstairs and table were wobbly. Food, drinks, and server were very good
  9. WR

    WadeehaR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great environment for family gatherings food was good service was good.
  10. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better atmosphere. Our server was amazing
  11. d

    deecook25

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was lovely. We enjoyed and shared the Brussel sprouts appetizer. Cheesestesk egg rolls were delish I didn't love the chicken with lettuce wraps. But all in all a very nice meal.
  12. AD

    AlisaD

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were celebrating the birthday of a friend for lunch yesterday. The Continental is usually a go to place. But we were a bit disappointed overall. The service was particularly slow. One of our desserts was sort of a joke. A $10 joke. The ice cream scoop was so small it made the other dessert (carrot cake with sherbert) look like it was for a giant.
  13. R

    Ricman466

    Philadelphia

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good lunch spot in the city. Good mix of salads and sandwiches. Good for a business lunch.
  14. B

    Bsel

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice brunch spot. Could use more gf options (as most S. Starr restaurants could). Just add some GF bread/rolls and many of your items could be GF.
  15. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch options and meal.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Favorite place for brunch!
  17. KB

    KelleeB

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Philly cheese steak egg rolls were 10 out of 10!
  18. EL

    ElaineL

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Continental Midtown never disappoints! The food is always fresh, tasty & served quickly. I’ve been going here since they opened and it is consistently good. Just make sure you get the cheesesteak egg rolls and continental salad. Highly recommend this place!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were great!
  20. G

    Genevieve

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good but expensive for what it is
  21. DW

    DominiqueW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continental never disappoints! I always enjoy myself and the food every time I eat here!
  22. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Continental was a great choice after going to an art show at the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was fun and upbeat. My kids loved it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit - great food, fun atmosphere - easy place for a quality meal. Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was bomb
  25. S

    Stephan

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just simply a fun place with professional but chill staff, great food and a vibrant ambiance. My kids love it here. Thanks for creating such a special place in our city.
  26. L

    Lola

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the twists on classic dishes you know like Pastrami fried rice. Good classics, too, like eggs Benedict. The ambiance is so cool and festive for a get together. And we had excellent service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great. The service was great. Fun atmosphere. A bit noisy.
  28. PG

    PGarcia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good experience.. my first time, I chose it because of the reviews and they were not wrong.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margie is a god send and her service was amazing! Love the vibe in continental and will definitely be back
  30. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time eating there. The food is always consistently amazing and the vibe is always cool. I always feel very important when I walk in there - it's like stepping into Studio 54, but with incredible food. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The only tiny, tiny complaint I have is that the acoustics are not great so talking loudly is kind of mandatory. Other than than, I absolutely love this place and can't wait until my next visit.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to go to eat, good recommendations, from our waitress, excellent service, answered my questions.
  32. DP

    DeirdreP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Great ambience on upstairs patio.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and fun atmosphere. Food was fabulous!
  34. GL

    GeorgeL

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time I went for brunch, nice experience. No wait to be seated, prompt service, delicious food. Try the Smoked Salmon Benedict, it's mouth-watering!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server was not attentive at all. Didn’t bring us limes or come back and accused us of stealing her pen.
  36. LA

    LouiseA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday. The atmosphere, service and food was amazing! Wi definitely be returning! GREAT JOB 👌
  37. HE

    HappyEating

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The outside keeps you walking by. It looks like a typical diner. And then you step inside…wow! Love the low lights, giant chandelier.
  38. RM

    RMfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with very good service and a different kind of ambience & menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Drinks were pretty good. Ambience is phenomenal as well, great music
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Continental Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 567-1800.

Continental Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1702 OpenTable diners.

Continental Midtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 148 times today
Google Map for Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3712

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S 18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking // 36 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven Petrecca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (215) 567-1800

  • Private party facilities

    An urban oasis for you and your guests, the Continental Mid-town offers a playful reprieve from the expected. Enjoy inventive cocktails and global tapas in our largest restaurant to date which features a dramatic two-story atrium and lounge that will make even the most stoic smile. Breathtaking views are visible from Philadelphia’s premier rooftop bar, lounge and outdoor patio. We have lots of great options for your next event:Main Dining Room available for up to 36 guestsSemi-private Mezzanine Lounge - 45 ReceptionSemi-private Mezzanine - 100 Seated / 150 ReceptionPrivate Indoor/Outdoor Roof Deck - 46 Seated / 80 Reception (120 including outside)Restaurant Exclusively (first two floors) - 200 Seated / 300 Reception

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

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