Continental Midtown

4.6
310 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 spring rolls 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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Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere, excellent service, very good food. Highly recommend!

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Midtown Continental never disappoints from the tasty drinks to the delicious food choices! I think we went a bit overboard in ordering but we couldn’t help ourselves. One can never go wrong with the shoestring fries and lettuce wraps. In addition we ordered the Continental salad and the meatballs. So much food for two but nice to bring home a little extra.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this restaurant, staff super friendly and warm. Basket hanging chairs made dinner so much fun. Food was delicious and came out quick but never felt rushed either.

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MG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Good food and interesting diner concept. Poor service however marred the whole experience. The waiter was disinterested and other servers simply placed our food on the table at random intervals without explanation.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food is good, the service is excellent, but the place is dirty/grungy. Not what you would expect from a Steven Starr restaurant

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EB
Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tapas. Incredibly slow BAR. Very average drinks. Hasn’t been there in years and well, the shoestring fries are still a hit but other than that it really isn’t anything special. Crowded at 6:30. Dead at 9. Seems to have lost a bit of its luster over the years. There are better cocktails elsewhere.

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I asked for a table in the middle (round couch/booths) and was not given one and instead a side booth that was really noisy and we couldn't hear each other from across the table which was challenging.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a fan and regular patron of the Continental since it first opened in Old City in the 1990s. Now 20+ years later, the Continental Old City and Midtown remain go-to destinations for me. The food, service, and ambiance remain excellent, fun, and fresh.

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LARGE portions and very accommodating. One of our party was in a wheelchair and although getting up to the 2nd floor via the elevator was a little bit of a tight squeeze at times, it was manageable with the help of the staff. GREAT food, Good libations, Good times!

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is always reliable. Would be really nice if they accented whatever your meal was with rolls or bread or something. Otherwise, great salad, good service and very nice.

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AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Waiter was nice & got the good out on time.

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I went here for dinner on a Saturday night. We both haven’t been in over a year, the food was delicious as remembered. However, the portions were much bigger than we thought?

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Starr delivers an unparalleled dining experience! Everything was fantastic from start to finish, including our server Ibrahim--very helpful, patient, and attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was AMAZING and made the experience over the top. Food was great also.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Way too loud and it seemed like the service forgot about us, other than that it was very good and we had a very good time. Would definitely return!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great go to place. Best cheesesteak egg rolls anywhere.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Service was good but not overwhelming. Food was very good but not excellent for the price. Liquor part of the bill was surprisingly high.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent! Meet some good people next to us. Definitely going back!

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our team went here for a business lunch. The seating arrangement was perfect for all of us to talk with one another. Our food was brought out all at the same time and in a timely manner. We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable total bill! Would definitely come back for our next lunch outing.

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Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been a customer since they first opened. The menu is varied, fun, good for sharing and tasty. The drinks are chintzy.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

the service was excellent and they helped me make the dinner great...

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere, decor, and food. It was a perfect date night and a great change of scenery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our go to spot for our double dates! food is always great and service is excellent

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HB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a reservation so the service was relatively quick and we didn't have to wait too long for our food either so that was nice. The people who served us were very nice too and attentive, asking us if we were good throughout the night

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family night

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AW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation ensured I got seated right away (yay). There was a line of people. The service was attentive. Quick but not rushed. Helpful, not pushy. Kept the meal flowing without long delays waiting for food. The food ordered was outstanding, including brussel sprouts, hummus, tuna tartare, tuna steak/risotto and spinach ravioli. The brussel sprouts were the best I've eaten. The atmosphere is vibrant and fun

The only negative is the bench seating. It felt like the seat wanted to collapse downward (we were on benches and not the swinging seats which also look not super comfortable)

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only complaint was pungent bathroom smell as you walk downstairs to bath room

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional. Great both times I ate there. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Service was cordial and efficient.

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CS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always come here when in town. Always fun to bring friends. Menu is great! Love the sorbets. I had forgotten how much I love them!

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S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great & friendly service, food came out quickly and was well prepared and delicious!

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal and the ambience of the restaurant. Sat in swinging chairs - that was fun. Very busy, so make reservations for the weekend. Service was good. A little loud. Would definitely return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were outstanding! Food was beautifully presented.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was great!! Very nice setting. They were actually doing able to seat us earlier than our reservation which was awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

The food made us sick.

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by a friendly & helpful hostess. The decor is stunning and kept me entertained just looking around. The menu is large and varied with something for everyone. All the servers were attentive and we never had to wait. I highly recommend this restaurant and would come back anytime we are in Philidelphia.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Nothing special. They hyped up the cheesesteak rolls - a lil too cheesy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the zucchini pancakes, trust.

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P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were great. Our server was very attentive.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food every time I come. I always want everything but then can’t eat it all. Good portion sizes. Unique seating.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Korean pork tacos were beyond amazing!! Loved the look of the restaurant - and even got to sit in the swings. 10/10 recommend

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