Continental Midtown

4.6
1093 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1093 people are saying
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FEEDME
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant surprise. The atmosphere, the food, the bad apple, it was all good.
We sat in the swing chairs which was "cute" for us, but if you're shorter then 5' then forget about it. You will spend your entire time figuring out how to balance the chair and eat at the same time.
Overall a good time cant wait to go back

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vipKelsey
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, energetic ambiance, attentive service. Each plate was somehow better than the last!

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vipNYCinPhilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was over salted and disappointing. This is the second time I’ve been there since the pandemic. The first time it was equally disappointing but since it was one of my favorite, “ go to” restaurants pre- pandemic, I figured that it was just a fluke. Not so.
The lobster Mac and cheese was too salty to enjoy and the chicken tiki masala equally salty. The saving grace was the rice.
My husband and I won’t be back.

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vipLarryG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been at the Continental many times, but because of Covid have not been back since 2019. Our favorites were still awesome. The Calamari Salad is always our starter and we tried for the first time the Leaf steak which with a penut/plim sauce as well which we equally enjoyed. We are not foodies, but we always have great meal.

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EllieB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food! atmosphere was everything! waitress forgot about us for a bit, but was very attentive when we asked for things.

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere and a great selection of food. We ordered a variety of items and shared everything. It was a wonderful dinner.

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vipdinner
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was polite and efficient. Food was excellent. Price value was very good.

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GingerSmiles
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch before theater

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peterF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

it was OK food ok over all loud.
music hypnotic.
just busy not relaxing

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very loud, but love the the window seating. Food and service were good. Menu was a bit limited. I would still recommend it,

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OpenTable Diner
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rooftop dining. Just what we wanted !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Next time we are in Philly we will be back.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Drinks were average. Some were not good. Ordered salmon for an entree that came over cooked. But the appetizers were decent. The service in the patio was extremely poor until we switched tables. I overall was not impressed, but the staff were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat up on the roof top it was lovely

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Nemo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always so great. The menu changes and they always add something new. The portions are big and you will love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome atmosphere!

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pliers03
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good as always. Our waitress was good, but it appeared she was waiting on evey table on the 1st floor. It took a long time for refills and the bill

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! A variety of options for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork Tacos (starters) French Onion Dumplings were excellent! Strip steak, Killer Shrimp and chicken tika masala were outstanding! Our server, Jenner, was so thoughtful, down to earth and funny.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone’s food was amazing i only wish i reserved indoor seating instead of outdoor like one of my guest asked oh well that was my bad. it was cold out but they have cute cubes to try to make it as warm as possible. and bonus was good came out right away thanks!

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BrianM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, To, timing and service were great. Mark was outstanding as our server. Knowledgeable and attentive. Will be back for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I loved the swinging chairs !

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OnkelMax
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Onion soup dumplings over-cooked, almost burned. Service slow but friendly. A long way from what used to be an interesting restaurant pre-covid. Not much chance we'll be back.

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Good

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NateW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheesesteak egg rolls ever.

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MauriceS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall the menu could use more vegetarian options. And the drinks are super small but overall a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

it’s overpriced but solid food. drinks are crazy expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu and great drinks. This was my second time dining here. The menu is so eclectic but everything was amazing. The French onion soup dumplings...outstanding. a great place for dinner.

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JaneS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Continental was delicious. Our wauteess was very attentive. Definitely a winner to go to brunch!!!

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Eggy
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Do not go to the Continental for Sunday brunch. The Monte Cristina was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food, but the service was soooo slow. I loved the Hollandaise sauce in the eggs Benedict. Good cocktails too!!

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genek54
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Haven’t been to Continental Midtown in a while. It’s not the same anymore: run-down furniture, average food and drinks, not much of an ambience.
The service was one bright spot though. We told the maître d' we were pressed by time and got seated and served promptly.

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MartinaL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It’s was very delicious. The tables and the swings in the upstairs level were very unique. Food was great and wasn’t too crowded. Great for brunch.

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DelG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I had never eaten at this restaurant before. Ease of getting reservations through Open Table was very good. First impression of the space was, "This is very cool." Then, it took forever to get our food. I ordered a glass of Prosecco, 20 minutes later, cancelled it when it never arrived. We were there for Brunch, and it took another 30 minutes for main course to arrive. The server was not attentive during the wait time. So, overall, a disappointment. I know the situation with help is not good at this time for most employers. I would be willing to try again, but wouldn't recommend to anyone else just yet.

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vipJanG
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We ordered drinks, a sandwich and a salad. We did not get silverware or sharing plates until we asked repeatedly My husbands sandwich came. My salad came 20 minutes later. Waiter explained that the kitchen staff simply forgot my order

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Duran1963
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good place with a good vibe. Food is good - nothing inspirational just good food and that's ok. Our servicer was great. The door people can use some personality but whatever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun birthday dinner

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MegF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the continental. Our waiter was extremely friendly and the food was delicious as always. The cocktails were also so so good.

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Milligoat
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places where we've eaten in a long time, and we've eaten at a lot of great places lately. Menu has something for everyone with some classics (burgers, etc.) and newer fusion items for those who want to be more daring or can't decide. Everything we had was 100% delicious and high quality/fresh. Top of the class for burgers, boneless Korean BBQ and starters (crispy Brussels sprouts and one of the most original and tasty bites: French Onion Soup dumplings). To top it all off, amazing Cracker Jax sundae with popcorn flavored ice cream; homemade caramel and caramel covered popcorn! Jenna, our server, was delightful. Very friendly, pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu; courteously recommending her faves, getting bartender to make up her favorite virgin cocktail for under-21 member of our party and even offering my daughter hair styling tips! We will certainly return to try more of what we missed and what we consider "new classics." Thanks, Jenna & Continental Midtown!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was great - the chalets were not heated yet but pretty comfortable - the food was a good value and the service was great.

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Continental Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1093 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.