Continental Midtown

4.6
810 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 810 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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timothys
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible experience. We arrived early for our reservation and were told they were backed up we might be sat after our reservation time. People were walking in left and right getting sat before us, a couple even walked in way after us and had the same reservation time as us and they were seated directly upon entry. This is not a bad review because we had to wait slightly for our table, but because the workers were rude in the process. Our food was not up to par with the prices and our drinks took very long. Service is no where near pleasant (especially the front desk workers). We will not be returning to dine here

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vipV189
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The worst dining experience since living in Philadelphia for over 20 years. I dine out frequently. Covid did change that for a while. But now back to enjoying all of Philadelphia dining experiences. I had guests in town. I reserved outdoor dining. The space they put me and my guests was open and freezing. The heating vent was not working. They moved us to a new outdoor table after heating vent was working but still freezing. The space had large windows and the plexiglass had not arrived yet. As we sat there a random person put a bag in our space and ran away. We called manager who called the police. They were going up move us to indoor space. After waiting 1 hour at there entrance we left. I will never go there again. The manager lied. They were over booked and many people were waiting indefinitely for there tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We were seated on the roof and had requested indoor dining. The door was open and we asked for it to be closed and were told they would close it and they did not close the door after multiple requests. It was very cold and windy inside the patio on the roof inside with the doors opened and ruined the meal. The tuna tar tar spring rolls for $14 were the smallest I have ever seen in my life, served without spicy Mayo as listed. Very disappointed. Have been to the Continental many times in the past but the value has gone down a lot and will likely not return. Not worth the price.

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vipGeorgeG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique atmosphere, cool vibe, great service and food!

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AprilC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the fried chicken, crispy brussel sprouts, shrimp pad Thai, and soft serve cones. The cocktails were also great and the service was exceptional. I wished for greater choice in our seating location, but all in all it was a great date night. Thanks!

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

After 20 years of Loyal commitment to Continental Restaurants we were disappointed.
Service was great but my favorite Calamari Salad was half size and not as tasty. Lettuce Wraps with Pork were not as good as Wraps with Chicken.
First Time Disappointed with Food & Menu.
May try in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was just amazing. Love her and Continental’s new menu!

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SEW8
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here . Nice ambience with good food and drinks ! I did notice they changed the continental salad that I always use to get a little bit, but it still was good . We had a very nice waiter who was very attentive. And we decided to get a dessert and that was great as well , Chocolate-Speculoos . The waiter even added sparklers as we were celebrating that night .

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was somewhere between poor and mediocre. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food and drinks were terrible.

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vipChloeT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was present for my reservation but later had to dispute with open table because the restaurant said we did not show. The menu is consolidated now, very few options and very few options for dietary restricted people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team dinner. Awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good. Great menu options. Nice place to take kids or even dine alone. Great value and good establishment. Will be back!

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vipJimmydelSol1
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu disappointedly smaller and several go to items not available.

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viprubyred
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new outdoor space! Food excellent as always. Plenty of choices for adults and kids. My 4-year-old loved the cheesesteak eggrolls and short rib skewers.

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viprasheedal
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The new menu is cool, I strongly suggest targeting the young working professional with the music (the volume was low & it was similar to elevator/super market music) get with the times.

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vipjzp53
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to have The Continental open again - new menu - great food. We sat outside - our waitress was terrific. The only thing I have to say is bring back the shoestring fries!

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Jerry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to be back. Service was great!! So happy to be back here!!

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vipBsel
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice dinner. It was their first night open since Covid-19 shut them down. The menu has changed. Missed a few of the old ones but everything was good.

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vipgr8mood
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the BEST lemon drop martinis

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vipNJSTEPH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to celebrate our daughter's new job and Continental Midtown was the perfect spot. The cool cocktails, creative food and swanky 60's decor were just right. We shared several plates of different items. The french onion soup balls were amazing. The cheesesteak egg rolls were big and meaty. And the beef bulgogi bowl was delicious but not very big. The lettuce wraps were good but could have been spicier.
Our server was wonderful too; attentive but not bothersome.
We sat upstairs where its a little darker and better view of the amazing chandelier!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had drinks and apps for friends who were visiting Philly. I needed to charge my phone and they sat us at a table with an outlet. Perfect experience. The Brussels sprouts, cheesesteak egg rolls, and the Astronaut drink are my favorites.

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Jazz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I didnt like the small tables on rooftop and the breaded french toast

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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viptoniar
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FRENCH ONION DUMPLINGS....NEED I SAY MORE??????????

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LindsayO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a great place if you are looking for somewhere modern and fun. Great food and great atmosphere.

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Kella609
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, especially the ambiance! Food was great! Nice simple but fulfilling dishes, I can’t wait to go back!

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AngelaJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always recommend the Continental Midtown to all my out of town friends. The server was able to guide me between two options. I usually get the Calamari Salad as my entree but was looking at the turkey burger. She explained she was pescatarian but says lots of people order it. Was up to my expectations! Love this place.

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CathyW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean conscious. Great fun vibes. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed their decor and diverse menu, found nice vegetarian options for me

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CaleaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

if you like flavor then hell the quesadilla taste like a hotdog

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TomikoT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The staff at the Continental did a great job amid the COVID 19 rules. The made us feel welcome and safe. Understandably so, their menu was limited which dampened the evening a little but the food we ordered was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time on the roof. Dani was fantastic. Food was as good as I remembered. The roof was lovely and very distant. They had great social distancing practices in place.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved sitting on the upper level outside. They have plenty of heaters so you are very comfortable

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vipThea
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a good job with the COVID restrictions. The food was good as always.

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EddiePhilly
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambiance was great, particular during COVID. But the food was subpar. I would’ve preferred actually going to a cheap diner. I was upset that I brought my out of town guests to this establishment and was just expecting more from a Stephen Starr restaurant which I have always enjoyed and recommended to others.

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TaraH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great night out. First time back in Philly since the quarantine. We felt very comfortable, and it was clear that the restaurant was taking all the necessary precautions. Glad to get back to "normal."

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AishaA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great experience! The service was awesome and entertaining! I will visit again. Social distancing was appropriate and truly enjoyable!

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Continental Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 810 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.