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Continental Midtown

4.7
4.7
1611 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

8:30 PM


Booked 84 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall, food was good. Strip steak was disappointing and closer to med-well instead of med-rare, definitely not worth $36. Would have ordered 2 other sharing plates instead. Service was excellent. The very annoying male voice at the table near us was so obnoxiously loud, whiny, and cringe-worthy that it dampened the experience, but certainly not the restaurant's fault.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The waitress Caitlyn was excellent, but the bar was backed up with a lot of orders and there was only 1 bartender making the drinks so that took a while for us to get drinks. Food was great! They need another bartender, Our drinks took forever. Caitlyn was great!!!
  3. FB

    FrankB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continental is my go to for work lunches. Cheesesteak egg rolls are to die for!!
  4. TS

    TonyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place, great plates for sharing, amazing cocktails and fantastic service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service absolutely fantastic. The waiter especially showed so much love ♥️
  6. DL

    DavidL

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall food and service. Atmosphere was great
  7. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is great. Waitress was wonderful but it took forever to get drinks from the bar.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters 17th Birthday
  9. RB

    RemyBrancato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    girlfriend birthday. was an awesome experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was amazing and the food was even better!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Upcoming wedding
  12. s

    silverphl

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Atmosphere is lively, food is good but portions have become a bit smaller.
  13. JL

    JLBL

    Philadelphia

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! The Onion Soup Dumplings are the best appetizer I've ever eaten. Service, spectacular!
  14. DC

    DonnaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience every time! Excellent food, service and ambience.
  15. JS

    JimmydelSol1

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All wonderful. Food was excellent. Outstanding waiter. Noise level a bit loud but otherwise fine.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun and not a long wait for larger parties
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was well prepared and was tasty!! The noise level is high and I had difficulty conversing with my friend!
  18. TM

    TMM11

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The French onion soup dumplings were dry no broth. A soup dumplings is not supposed to be dry. Maybe the name is deceiving. Drinks were good and atmosphere was nice. The corn fries were awesome
  19. RF

    RickF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch. We sat upstairs outside and it was really nice
  20. KB

    KimB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place! Great service and awesome Sunday brunch! Bloody Mary was a great start !
  21. C

    Chief

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was helpful.
  22. RM

    RobertM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Eclectic menu but most everything was delicious, just didn’t love the Johnnycake starter. Our waitress Margie was tops! Loved the setting too!
  23. MM

    MikeM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some of the food was really good, other stuff was just OK… Drinks are solid, little on the water down side.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Asian fusion menu options. The French onion soup dumplings and Korean Fried Chicken were delicious.
  25. BO

    BourbonOldFashioned

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really nice place with great menu. Everything tasted great. I thought the music was just a bit too loud for nice conversation.
  26. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation for 6:15, 2 people. Arrived at 6:10. We were seated immediately. Server arrived within 2 minutes. Service was efficient and friendly, not rushed. Food was very good.
  27. ON

    OmarN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were good and strong. Service was amazing. I had put in my reservation notes that it was was my fiancée’s birthday. They brought a sparkler out with her dessert and I didn’t have to remind them! The food was really good. A couple vegetarian options on there as well. It was a great time and we can’t wait to go back with a group of friends!
  28. TR

    TabithaR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You definitely have tons of options in Philadelphia but Continental Midtown restaurant is one of the most satisfying places you can go. The food-excellent the ambiance-inviting and the service have always been top notch. Do not pass this one by!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in early on Sunday morning and were seated on the patio. We were greeted by our server, yet I cannot recall her name for the life of me! She had curly, dirty blonde hair and was a ray of pure sunshine. She recommended several items, which caused us to change our original choice; and they were fantastic! A great experience, delicious food, and a cool atmosphere. Would recommend a meal at Continental to anyone.
  30. MM

    MarkieMark

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing server, good food and nice ambiance made for a great evening.
  31. RR

    RachaelR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server Kate was so amazing! The food was delicious but wish there was more gluten and dairy free options.
  32. LD

    LatifahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time will be back soon, food was great & service was great
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Always enjoy my meals here! Love to bring out of town guests here!
  34. MM

    MM123

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I hadn't been to The Continental in a really long time. I was pleased to see that my favorite salad (the restaurant namesake-The Continental) was still on the menu. The addition of chicken was a bit pricey, but we left full and very satisfied with our meals.
  35. LQ

    LinaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place!!!! The food was amazing and the place it’s something unique!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I always have a great time when I go to Continental. They have good drinks and food! I LOVE the Lobster Mac and Cheese and I always order every time I go.
  37. ME

    MarcE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic. She was very attentive and friendly.
  38. NS

    NicoleSH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went there recently to celebrate my birthday. We went for a late lunch early dinner and it was a Sunday. We tried a few new items that we hadn’t tried before. Was disappointed that the calamari salad had changed a bit as far as presentation and quantity and still pay for the same price. My go to drink is the astronaut and even though it was good it just did not taste like it used to. Server was very courteous as I never have a problem with service when I go there. I guess this time was just more of a mess as far as enjoying than my other times but that doesn’t mean I won’t go back.
  39. BC

    BeverlyC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went with the recommendation from many, the French Onion Soup Dumplings were so flavorful and delicious! It was hard to imagine the presentation since it sounded like French onion soup. The little dumplings filled with French Onion Soup and Gruyère cheese were served in an escargot style plate. We also enjoyed sharing the crispy BBQ Chicken Quesadilla app followed by the Chicken Thai Salad. A perfect combo. of intensely flavorful plates which were so satisfying!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always always excellent. Good service and great drinks too

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 1611 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 84 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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