Continental Midtown

4.6
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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 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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MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went to the rooftop and it was a nice set up. Problem was getting service as the waiter had to attend to all the tables on the rooftop. Great happy hour specials, great drinks, delicious dood

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu. Food was well-prepared, and portions were generous. Calamari Salad was huge and well-seasoned, with lots of sesame; calamari itself was ordinary but sufficient. Lobster Mac 'n Cheese would have benefited from more lobster.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We usually eat at the market St. location, second time at this location. I ordered my usual continental salad with dressing on the side. The first two bites tastes "off" as if dressing were on it...My mouth puckered and I swore there was salt all over it- something I am very sensitive to and need to limit. I spoke to the waitress and with no problem took it back to the kitchen. A few minutes later, the manager came over and confirmed that indeed, the chef did put salt all over the salad. Very nice, very apologetic. When the bill came, they took off my salad including the added chicken from the bill. Good food, service, and customer service.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Continental has improved massively since my last visit. Food was good, service was excellent, and staff were kind, courteous and on top of everything. A vast improvement on my last visit. Great atmosphere as well. Will definitely go back!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 17 birthday with 10 of her friends !!!

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud atmosphere in addition to loud music playing via audio system. Asked for a window booth but they balked and said they’re reserved for larger parties. This was just me and the gf out in a date so only
2 in our parry.

Apps were tuna tartare which was fantastic and also hummus with pita triangles. While the hummus was freshly prepared it lacked something, garlic or spices or something? It was good, but a bit bland to be called great. I’m Armenian so I know good hummus when I taste it. She had the salmon poke bowl which was full of fresh ingredients and delicious, I had the stuffed meatballs which were also very good. Jeli (like peanut butter) was our waitress and she did a fantastic job serving us and also her recommendation for a cocktail (Perfect Pear) put a smile on my boo’s face! The maitre d was also attentive to fill my empty espresso martini. Overall, very good food, reasonable prices for the city, and will most likely be back sometime soon.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The experience was overall disappointing. I have been to several Starr restaurants and had been impressed until now. The size of the drinks would have been acceptable if they were better. The food was okay, but mediocre compared to other Starr restaurants such as The Love, Parc, or Alma de Cuba. The ambiance is cool and retro and our server was perfectly nice. In the end the food and drinks just were not worth the cost.

C
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the best dining experiences at the Continental Midtown. To begin with, the food and atmosphere are fantastic. We could have ordered everything on the menu and been happy. From taste to temperature and everything in between...perfect! The atmosphere is hip and energetic which makes the experience that much more memorable. With all that said, the absolute best part of the experience was the service. O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G! Our main server's name is Jelly. She was a total delight and so great at answering our many questions. She was willing to make suggestions that were spot on. We also interacted with part of the management team, AJ. Like Jelly, AJ was absolutely fantastic. He took the time to make sure we were enjoying our meal. It means a great deal to me as a business owner when leadership takes time to genuinely engage with the customers and AJ did just that. Perfect dinner! Go.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so much fun, great food, great service!

KM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Continental Midtown was a nice unique experience. Great restaurant layout and even better cocktails. The gritty is the adult version to ordering an orange crush and I couldn't have been happier with it since being slightly hungover. We ordered the burger which was exceptional and the soup dumplings. The dumplings were a great concept but it was so hot we wouldn't actually eat them for about 20 minutes. The middle needs to be slightly more soupy and not as gelatinous.

these are small things though the entire experience was a great Saturday afternoon. Definitely planning to head back with friends.

ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Made a reservation but showed up a few minutes early and were seated right away.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for brunch with a friend and my one year old. We were one of the first tables and received great service from Joe! Food was great, and everyone we encountered was very accommodating to my one year old. I know children in the restaurant industry can be a hassle sometimes so I appreciated it immensely.

SH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. We enjoyed our team and the staff made us feel like home

LW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service
The lobster Mac & Cheese was delicious .
Good ambiance

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a drink during happy hour at the bar before sitting at the table (basket chairs upstairs). This plays passes the vibe check for sure. Delicious food (crispy brussel sprouts, salmon poke bowl and BBQ chicken quesadilla)

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very reasonable! Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

RW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great from the hostess to the server! Will definitely be back, this was my first visit.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & atmosphere with great service from staff! We had the seared tuna and quesadilla, which were both amazing. Def would recommend.

JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Cobb salad!

M
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for a surprise birthday get together! Our server was awesome, making great sharing plate recommendations and kept everyone’s glass full.

S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall excellent. We did have a hair in our dinner but the staff dealt with it.

m
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go when I am in town for business. Good service and some fun food choices. I love the french onion soup dumplings!

R
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, excellent service, a great night overall!

G
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though we were one of the youngest patrons, my wife and I enjoyed our experience. We sat on the second floor looking down on the crowd below in suspended wicker chairs - very comfortable and cool! The alcohol was a little pricey but the menu was reasonable with many middle sized plates available to share or consume for yourself. We split the edamame and roasted carrots. The edamame was fresh and the carrots were amazing having a mild white sauce that was not overpowering. For our entree, my wife had the tuna rare over a bed of mushroom risotto which she enjoyed. I had the chicken lettuce wraps and ricotta meatballs. I did not realize the Continental gives you 5-meatballs and the lettuce wraps were abundant. Both dishes were fantastic. Thank goodness we walked around Rittenhouse Square a few times as the meal was larger than expected. We had a great time and a worthwhile meal.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service, drinks and atmosphere!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service! 10/10 would recommend.

TE
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The atmosphere of the restaurant was so lovely and the food was delicious. Our waitress was super kind and helpful and it was an overall great experience.Only comment I can make is that we had a reservation and got there in time, yet still waited for around 15-20 minutes for our table.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is consistently good. I wish they still had the Mexican Chopped Salad on their menu but their other salad choices are equally as yummy.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, love both locations. Never disappoints. Amazing food, martinis, and service!

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing drinks and food! took my best friend here for here birthday and it did not disappoint! moderately priced as well! loved the french onion dumplings and the basket seating upstairs was such a vibe. loved it!

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First floor booth was so noisy that It was difficult to enjoy our conversation. Food not warm & not much flavor

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server was great and the ambiance of the interior is cool and retro, but the food (and this is my second time visiting this location) was not worth the second attempt of trying this place.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Waited 15 minutes beyond our reservations time because they did not have our table ready, very very unorganized staff.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Other people we were dining with had much better experiences previously. The food was adequate. But did not live up to the hype. I’d like to try it again - maybe it was an off day.

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, great food

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere and food is excellent. Our server Dani was the best; I’ll be sure to request him every time I visit. If you’re a meat eater try the cheesesteak egg rolls! I also had the salmon sashimi poke bowl and that was really good. I’ll be back to try the desserts.

G
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at continental! Just can’t go wrong!! My forever favorite spot 💯

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Place could use some tlc. The women’s bathroom is falling apart.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!