Continental Midtown

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, interesting menu. Service was a little lacking and meals came with appetizers still on the table, but overall good experience.

KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

still a hip place in philly. nice that they don't blast the music so you can actually have good sound level for conversations.

DD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good meal and the service was friendly and professional.

TH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful!!

N
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and entertaining, food was delightful.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The manager was amazingly attentive of my food allergies!

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good mix of world flavors and the food was really good

PM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went to Continental Mid-town for brunch with friends. We had a great time and the service was good. We received our food in timely manner and it was hot. We enjoyed ours elves. The only strange thing was the bathrooms. The mirrors were see through. If you were washing your hands, people from the outside could see you without you knowing. Other than that, everything was good!

N
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is the classic fun-retro diner for a fun Sunday brunch... everything is great, drinks are low voltage for the price, they can infuse more booze in them. that's why I won't seat at the bar here, but if you want to eat and have a Bloody Mary , sure!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Two brunch order mistakes - gluten free order showed up with home fries (not gf) and bread on the plate with my omelet. My wife's order totally wrong. Right food came after others had finished. And here's the biggest complaint - no one apologized. Not the floor manager who passed us numerous times and not the gentleman who took the order. Food was good but the staff were awful.

GM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Crispy Calamari salad was my favorite part of the meal. Great service. Not necessarily romantic, but a fun place to dine. Prices were similar to what you'd find in the Rittenhouse area with typical Philly high wine prices.

KM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun vibe , GREAT food, and awesome service. We were running about 15 minutes late due to parking and traffic issues, and they were very responsive when we called and held our table. The shared plates approach was perfect for a girl's night out. Will definitely go back.

DD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

High-priced average food and drinks. This was one of the only open table options and now I know why. Much better options in the city.

A
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great for birthdays. Awesome drinks. Lots of generous and shareable plates. You have to get the cheesesteak eggroll. They will even help you with bringing in an outside cake if you like. Would absolutely go here again.

RD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eclectic designed restaurant. Engaging staff and different and excellent menu choices. Great martinis including my favorite Rye Manhattan. Highly recommend for a date or a special occasion.

HN
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Continental in years! Happy to be back. It was really a perfect evening. Great food ( loved my tuna tartar) and my son loved his steak. The side of Brussels sprouts was sooooo good. The booth was very comfortable and service was attentive without being annoying:)

MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great for brunch. Our server missed some opportunities to ask if we wanted another drink and seemed to be rushing us from the table to finish existing drinks.

D
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our food was good and served hot. Nothing special, but not bad, either. Service was a bit slow, but generally okay.
We will not be returning. The noise level was intolerable. It was impossible to have a normal conversation at our table. Very uncomfortable.

R
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous night at the Continental. Everything from the ambiance, to the delicious food, to the service was top notch. Shout out to Joe and Caitlin for making our evening and first time at the Continental a memorable one. Thanks!

JA
Philadelphia
118 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just decided to try third place for dinner, had been fir brunch in the past. We both had nice mixed cocktails, one a rye, lemon, vermouth mix the other a vodka drink. Then followed by Udon noodle soup for me and chicken noodle for my wife. I liked my Udon more than she liked the chicken soup. The she had tikki masala and loved it. I had the unique cheesesteak egg roll, deliciously seasoned and spicy. No room for dessert, sat in the baskets that surround the upper level, very comfortable and nice views.

D
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good considering I was an out of town person and have not experienced much with other Philly restaurants.

HF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, service and fun sharing food entrees

TK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

good atmosphere, good food, quick service, i would recommend this location

J
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I went there and they said that I never reserved when I did and showed them the screenshot of my confirmation so I just waited.

F
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food options for a large group and lovely ambiance/decor. Our waitress (Insaf) was excellent with the food recommendations/explanation and very accommodating for our large group's billing needs! Thanks!

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Service was very good. Food was outstanding. A bit pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fine dining and diner food meeting and it’s delicious! If you go here, you must try the French onion soup dumplings, they’re amazing!!

KF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves because of the atmosphere and we had a window seat. The menu choices were a bit anemic but the service was good. Table was dirty when we were seated. Yucky.

JI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy!! Food was fantastic! I enjoyed the atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was super nice and flexible. Even brought out sorbet for my birthday! Food was fantastic as always.

AL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, fast service, great food!

j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had my first Cosmopolitan many, many moons ago at the original Continental. Always loved it there, then loved midtown even more (just because it’s more open, spacious).
The food is always great, the service always very warm, attentive, often lots of fun. We’ve always loved the cool vibe.
You either find super people and/or train them really well.
So now we don’t live in the area any more.
We were back, meeting dear friends before heading to the airport, and Continental is where we chose to be.
It will always be a Philly fave 😊.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The service was amazing and very welcoming while the food was delicious. The ambiance was unique and gave it a cool vibe

VS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food incredible. Sommany eclwctic food classics!

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great food and great place! Would go back for sure.

CF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I've been here a bunch of times, and it hasn't changed much at all in the last few years. Would love some new menu items.

g
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out with friends we got 7 items for 4 people, 6 would have been plenty, good drinks great food, we had fun.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average service,
Food was all good

CF
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always delicious and always solid.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun scene but VERY loud! Our main server was very friendly but the people bringing the food over were miserable 😖
One young lady practically threw our egg rolls down on the table.
Drinks were very pricey! Food was good but not amazing.