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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RD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
116 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

J
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I went there and they said that I never reserved when I did and showed them the screenshot of my confirmation so I just waited.

F
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food options for a large group and lovely ambiance/decor. Our waitress (Insaf) was excellent with the food recommendations/explanation and very accommodating for our large group's billing needs! Thanks!

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Service was very good. Food was outstanding. A bit pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fine dining and diner food meeting and it’s delicious! If you go here, you must try the French onion soup dumplings, they’re amazing!!

KF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves because of the atmosphere and we had a window seat. The menu choices were a bit anemic but the service was good. Table was dirty when we were seated. Yucky.

JI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy!! Food was fantastic! I enjoyed the atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was super nice and flexible. Even brought out sorbet for my birthday! Food was fantastic as always.

AL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, fast service, great food!

j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had my first Cosmopolitan many, many moons ago at the original Continental. Always loved it there, then loved midtown even more (just because it’s more open, spacious).
The food is always great, the service always very warm, attentive, often lots of fun. We’ve always loved the cool vibe.
You either find super people and/or train them really well.
So now we don’t live in the area any more.
We were back, meeting dear friends before heading to the airport, and Continental is where we chose to be.
It will always be a Philly fave 😊.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The service was amazing and very welcoming while the food was delicious. The ambiance was unique and gave it a cool vibe

VS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food incredible. Sommany eclwctic food classics!

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great food and great place! Would go back for sure.

CF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I've been here a bunch of times, and it hasn't changed much at all in the last few years. Would love some new menu items.

g
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out with friends we got 7 items for 4 people, 6 would have been plenty, good drinks great food, we had fun.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average service,
Food was all good

CF
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always delicious and always solid.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun scene but VERY loud! Our main server was very friendly but the people bringing the food over were miserable 😖
One young lady practically threw our egg rolls down on the table.
Drinks were very pricey! Food was good but not amazing.

LW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere our server was so nice! Drinks were tasty. Overall great spot for girls night out

BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere here, some unique flavors to match the swinging chairs upstairs!

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different types of food. Eclectic me u

WP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The server was fabulous but the food was mmediocre. Ambience was fun

EH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great girls night out in Philly and ended the night here and it was the perfect place . We even ended up being the last patrons in there because we didn’t want to live . The food , the drinks and the ambiance was all A plus! I will definitely be back , SOON!!

NJ
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reliable spot for a meal. They handle groups and it can be very noisy. Avoid peak times.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner for our groups first visit to Philadelphia

BF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting and varied food and drink options. We had the shoestring fries, french onion soup dumplings and the pizza. The fries are a little difficult to eat because they are so thin but they have a great flavor & came in a huge portion. I am obsessed with the dumplings. They were awesome. We split the pizza and it was the perfect amount. It was really good. The booth seating we had was really comfortable. My husband joked about adding them to our house. The decor isn't my thing, but it's funky and period-appropriate. The service was friendly and attentive. Our food and drinks came very quickly.

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my friends birthday. It was a great dinner..the food was delicious... our server was attentive and quick. They even brought my friend a free dessert for her birthday. Highly recommend.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious food and we all enjoyed every dish. The service was just OK. I expected more attentiveness. We had to ask for basic things like napkins and water refills.

AN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to stop before we headed to a concert. Fabulous service and food. I’m gluten free so there was a gf menu available.

f
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Been a big fan of this restaurant for years. The food is fun and tasty and doesn’t disappoint. We like to sit upstairs as it is a bit quieter. Menu is varied with an Asian influence and dishes are fun to share. The benches/seats in the booths upstairs could use a bit of cleaning though - they looked a little tired.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A mom and her 2 tween daughters ate here and we had a great dinner! Food was fun, lots to choose from and share. Ambiance was whimsical and fun! Would definitely recommend for families and for date night, too.

a
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - food is consistent - always fresh always delicious.