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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It was very nice. Took my mom there for her birthday and she really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughters birthday and had a blast!

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Vanvreedles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly at a corner booth as requested online. Service was outstanding as was the food: Shoestring fries with Asian mustard, Hollywood poke bowl with crab and avocado, Korean barbecue wings and short rib tortillas. The portions were large and the price for three diners was moderate. I heartily recommend.

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Glenn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very pleasant and prompt service. Delicious food. Reasonable price. Comfortable seat and table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy near the bar. One dish never arrived. Otherwise food good.

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CET88
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Continental Midtown was a great experience! We got to sit in chairs that hung from the ceiling and had the best shoestring fries as an appetizer. Our waitress seemed uninterested in waiting on us, but everything else was great!

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TrevorP
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The El Presidente veggie burger is outta site!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Beautiful space, excellent service and a menu for everyone. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster Mac and cheese is to die for!

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DonnaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to meet friends for lunch. There is something for everyone on the menu. It was a little too loud though.

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RoderickP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was fine except when I ordered the “Lobster Mac and cheese” it was not macaroni noodles, the dish is with rice instead. Ruins the meal because it’s not what is expected but everything was fine overall

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KenT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok. Tiny potions compared to previous visits: small cocktails, chicken skewers, seared tuna. Same high prices: disappointing

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vipJason
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great!

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vipDavidR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continental Midtown never disappoints! Excellent food (tuna tartar, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, and Rad Na Chicken were to die for)! Excellent bar menu too! Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Had guests visiting from out of town and they raved that this was their favorite restaurant all weekend.

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bbowie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and it was a great experience. Our server John was really enjoyable and provided great service. We will definitely be back again!!!

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amethyst
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food & chill atmosphere. I always leave satsified. Favorites are the lobster mac & the french onion dumplingss sooo amazing

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MsRae
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was ok it was my girlfriend’s birthday they didn’t acknowledge it that was the reason why I stated it in the reservation but the waiter was great very informative and all around professional but i wasn’t impressed with the food or the dark bathrooms I’m wouldn’t rush back

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JosephB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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MeganC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything

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Jeff
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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vipBetsy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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vipJessica
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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!

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vipjenfein
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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vipChuck
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so much fun, great food, great service!

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KevinM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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MorganL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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)

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LisaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very reasonable! Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

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RemyW
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.

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MattG
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.

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