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Continental Midtown

4.6
4.6
1406 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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Booked 165 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 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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What 1,406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Scarlett

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is absolutely amazing and there is something for everyone. The service was incredible as well. It’s such a cool spot.

  2. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!! Let's start with the review of dessert first. There is a new dessert!! A Carrot Cake. My wife had it and said it was great! I had the chocolate layer cake which is consistently wonderful! A fun bottle of Pinot Grigio, the White Pizza appetizer, two entrees, and of course the desserts. All served by G, the best server in Center City. Great to see Manager Stephen again. We already have reservations for an upcoming Sunday Brunch before we take the Broad Street Line to the Phillies Game. Here's to the future!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    pad thai is always yummy and drinks are good

  4. s

    searchingforyummy

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Salty! Lively…..

  5. P

    Phillyluv

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ambiance was stylish. It was a little loud. Food was good and the service was very good.

  6. N

    Nicciwhite

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived and was offered a table basically in the doorway. After refusing that table we were then seated at a dingy table that had not been cleaned properly. The noise level between the music and other patrons shouting to hear each other was more than we could take. We decided to leave, which was hugely disappointing due to it being my daughter’s graduation lunch

  7. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside in the sidewalk table for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. The cubicle we were in had a fan, which was great on a hot day, & it was fun watching people go by.

  8. BE

    BreeluvstoEat

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was cooked to perfection. My daughters and I sat on the roof top at night and it was so nice. We enjoyed the music and ambiance. Staff was really friendly and accommodating even tho the place was busy.

  9. I

    Ilovefood

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time. Great service.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome atmosphere. Cool seats!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service

  13. N

    Niti

    Philadelphia

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Love the shoestring fries & edamame. Very limited vegetarian as they took the ravioli off the menu

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner on the rooftop. The ambiance, music selections, and patrons were very enjoyable. It was a pleasant evening and my partner and I cannot wait to come back.

  15. BR

    BREEZY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was AMAZING! They comfortably fit my party of fifteen for a graduation/birthday dinner. The staff was super attentive and made sure we had everything we needed and always made sure the table was clear. The food was so good & we tried about 5 appetizers that were all good as well. They also served and cut our cake for us which was nice (at $3 per person). Overall loved the place and would definitely come again! This place would be great for a date night too.

  16. s

    sandi

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Was very impressed with the Continental’s atmosphere. Loved the rooftop patio. Was disappointed with their menu. Too many ethnic dishes. I will return. Great place to meet friends for drinks.

  17. AT

    AmandaT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    The rooftop was very loud, the music was so loud you could hardly talk, this was at 5 pm in the afternoon. The food menu is very limited and very expensive. They did not offer the happy hour menu on the rooftop, which was disappointing.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4

    We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I made the reservation on open table adding that it was her birthday on the occasion selection as well as on the note. I also mentioned the birthday to the server who wasn’t aware. The hostess didn’t pass the information. The server was nice but there were some service issues. Not sure if it was the servers fault I think it was more the kitchen execution and food runner. We ordered appetizers and asked to hold the main food for a bit. Obviously we were not in a rush and wanted to enjoy the special evening. We came early, 5.30pm, knowing the restaurant wouldn’t be too busy and looking to turn our table too quickly. Our appetizer came… along with our main course…. The server came to apologize as she knew we wanted to space out the meal. She offered to take back the main plates to put them under the lamp but we know that then the main course quality would go down quickly under the heat lamp so we just took the food. Then for desert we hesitated to have desert there or at one of the new ice cream place but I insisted to have desert here so my wife could get a candle to blow. When we ordered the desert I figured that everyone would most likely have forgotten that it was a birthday celebration so I reminded the server that one of the desert was for the birthday girl therefore hoping a candle would be placed on the cake. The food runner came with the desert and no candle. At this point I am super annoyed I sent him back asking him to put a candle on the cake as we are trying to celebrate but seems to be difficult or too much to ask. He left the server stopped by saying that the desert were coming shortly and I explained what happened. She had no idea. She apologized and explained that they (kitchen/food runner) should have put a candle on the desert. She went to get the desert back with a sparkling stick on it. I know it’s trendy to do the sparkling stick but there is something traditional about being able to blow an actual candle

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is one of the best in Philly. The vibes are great, service is friendly, and food is DELISH. A fun spin on some Asian dishes, and the drinks are great!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Team dinner

  22. BB

    BrendaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance, great food and service! Will come back again :)

  23. ER

    EdwinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    First brunch in Philly coming from the LA area and this place was all the vibes! Great drinks and nice ambiance with a rooftop lounge.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious brunch but be warned you can not order off the lunch menu. Food was delicious and cocktails were smashing!

  25. MF

    MichaelF

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good brunch. Great Bloody Marys. Decent service. Perhaps less overpriced versus surrounding locations. Would return.

  26. FL

    FrancesL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating a combined college and grad school reunion in Philly with friends from all over the country. Brunch for a party of 12, needed an outdoor space due to COVID. Outdoor space was good (but there was no shade at 12 noon), food was delicious, waitress was wonderful! Would go there again.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch very good. Nice menu, great rable for 6 and outstanding service.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good as always.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service. Amazing food, great value

  31. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to the continental for a graduation celebration and it was fabulous! The food was lovely and the atmosphere was just the right amount for a celebration!

  32. BD

    BucktownDiner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time at Continental Mid-town and it was a wonderful experience. All of the drinks and food were phenomenal and our waitress, Sweet Caroline, went above and beyond throughout. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in town.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It’s been a few years since we’ve dined at the Continental. It was not as good as it used to be. The restaurant was not as we’ll maintained and the food was not as tasty. During the walk to the elevator a waitress was fixing her long hair over the clean plates. We ate outside in one of the cabanas which was a nice alternative.

  34. EL

    EnaL

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Daughters birthday

  35. AC

    AriC

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great

  36. S

    Sniglet123

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Fun and quirky ambiance, tasty drinks and food. We ordered several items to share and frozen drinks. Service by Phoebe was excellent! Enjoyed sitting on the 70’s era Cadillac seats.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    I have come numerous times over 15 years…. Two servers on the ground level on a Wednesday evening…. Obviously shorr short staff…. Server was great, obviously a manager issue… manager should have been helping if short staffed

  38. A

    Aubs

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Mother’s Day was filled with booking and we just so happen to find this place and I’m glad we did! Food was hot and fresh. Our waiter was amazing ! Food came out quick and the music was a vibe ! Nice ambiance and drinks were mighty tasty! Will def be back

  39. HM

    HankMoody

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Mothers Day

  40. MG

    MichaelG

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Jenna was a great server - very personable and attentive.

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 4.6 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 165 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

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 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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