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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. I had the calamari salad and my daughter and friend had the lobster Mac and cheese. The portions are large. The Mac and cheese could have easily been shared. We also shared the French onion dumplings. They are amazing.

OT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had brunch here and I found the food lacking and over priced. I had the smoked salmon hash. It had hardly any salmon in the hash and was mainly little bits of potatoes. My wife’s quesadilla was mostly black beans and eggs with little cheese. The seating is benches and these are awkward and tipsy. The noise level is loud and difficult to hear a conversation. And yes there is a double mirror looking into the restrooms; very creepy. I spoke to the host about it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food as always

KC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Jenna, our server, was awesome! My birthday dinner was delicious! I love this place!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food was okay! Brussel sprouts were amazing. They were swamped so they forgot to give us plates for our food

MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was rich and delicious. Table on upper level was shaky and unstable. Blue upholstered benches were very unstable to sit upon. I think the look of the furniture was prioritized over functionality. Accident waiting to happen. No qualms with the food at all. Service was great until when we were trying to pay the bill and the staff seemed to disappear for a period of time

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great drinks. Love the chocolate martini!! Can’t go wrong

CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Feels like a hip, updated diner concept. Not the massive menu of some diner’s but a broad range of choices for everyone. The shoestring potatoes were fun. Value was better than expected.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!
Will return soon and will tell
All my friends.

BF
Philadelphia
192 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Loud and a bit hectic, with service a bit stretched, Continental is a happening place. The food is good and plentiful, and of course that is a plus. Just temper expectations about having intimate conversations and attentive service.

G
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be coming back , loved everything I had. I want to try more of the menu

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! It’s a great value as most of the entrees are under $20

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I have always had incredible experiences at all of the Starr Restaurants, but this visit was terrible. This is my second time eating here, last time was amazing. We ordered a turkey burger that came out raw. Before I ordered the chicken skewers I asked if it was entree size and was told yes (it wasn't). Although the peanut sauce was delicious, the chicken was pretty dry and overcooked. Our server was not friendly and attentive. When we sent the raw burger back she did nothing to try and make it right. I talked up Starr Restaurants to my friend who was visiting from out of town that accompanied me, and this visit made a fool of me. Totally subpar for a Starr Restaurant experience.

DJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic. It was a bit noisy but it didn’t spoil the fun!

RH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continental is always a good idea . One of our favs in the city food and service outstanding

FC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we heard this was a great place to share and it was. The four of us ordered around eight items on the menu and each was very good. The waiter was attentive on a pretty busy night. A little noisy but our table was near the bar. Cant wait to go back and try some of the other menu items on this menu with a little oriental flair

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
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
5 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