Continental Midtown

4.6
1117 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1117 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a good dinner. I always wanted to try the Lobster Mac and cheese and it was fantastic.

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AlyssaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere and a menu that spans from pad tai, to burger, to lobster Mac and cheese. The perfect place to go if everyone in your party is in the mood for a different genre of cuisine.

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vipRR18
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was interesting and very good. Service was a little strange but overall decent.

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CharlieM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service started slow. It was busy for a Tuesday night, and they could have been short-handed due to Covid. But we waited for our drink order to be taken, and then longer for drinks to come. During this delay, I spoke to the host and he was really polite, and immediately started to walk to the kitchen.
The reaction was immediate. A manager came over to check on us, and took our order. Our food was out in a timely way. Food was hot and delicious.
A different manager came over at the end of the meal to check again. And they bought us dessert. That wasn't necessary, but appreciated.
Really appreciated that the managers heard our concern, reacted and provided a great rest of the evening. Well done.

Only concern - calamari salad was really salty. Could have just been a heavy hand that evening, but i could some another group sending it back.

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Summer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Very cool place to dine in but the entrees were not that great. I got the pad thai and my boyfriend got the pastrami fried rice. Neither of us really enjoyed our entrees but the brussel sprouts we ordered as an appetizer were great. Seems like more of a place to get drinks and apps at rather then dinner.

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FrankS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at my table ordered vastly different meals and no one was dissapointed. The Brussell Sprouts were amazing. Imagine that vegetables...amazing!

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vipCasieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining space was retro and fun. My gf and I sat upstairs in the hanging basket chairs (which we loved) Energetic vibe. And the food and service was on point. Wonderful experience for my friend who doesn’t come to the city much! I love suggesting fun places for my friend to experience with me!

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ChrisC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Thai Chicken salad and Bananas Foster French Toast. Friendly servers and hosts. Table was ready at reserved time. Will return.

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vipChris
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to add an extra star for service above 5 stars. Really an exceptional dining event with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Caroline as are server who was amazing. Even when she was busy she was very attentive and welcoming. Food service was timely and we had no problems. The ambiance was very relaxed and nice while still feeling clean. Definitely one of my favorite dining experiences.

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vipgr8mood
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I'm a frequent customer and have always been pleased. The food was wonderful, as usual. We loved the cheesesteak eggrolls, edamame, onion soup dumplings, and shoestring fries. The service was quite poor. No utensils, very long wait time for drinks. No check-in. No water refills. We only saw our actual server twice. Once to great and once with the check.

I'll still be back. Everyone can have an off-night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. Had to constantly wave down server cause she kept passing our table and not checking in. Very loud restaurant also, so if noise is an issue I would avoid. Overall the vibe here is really cool, it’s clear they spent a lot of money into designing this place. Would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Left concert early. Tony Lukes closed. Got parking next door for $16 bucks and the booths were super comfy v we got the brookie for dessert Thumbs up!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I celebrated my birthday and it was really good. The cocktails were very good and everybody enjoyed the food. Our waiter was really nice and gentle. The dessert completed the dinner in a very good way.

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luv2dine
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was terrible. Over seasoned. Not as good as it used to be. Service was perfect. Still love the place.

HM
vipHMN123
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

French onion soup dumplings were dry. There used to be soup inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had 4 people. We all ordered at the same time and my friends dish did not come until 25 minutes after the 3 of us were almost done eating. They still charged us for the meal which I thought was not right. The meal was exactly the same meal as someone else’s at our table so not sure why his took 25 minutes longer.

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vipfunforeveryone
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner at the Continental Midtown for a double date night Downtown for Christmas . Service was excellent, from when we came early for our reservation the staff was super accommodating. David our server was friendly and offered great suggestions. Cocktails and starters and dessert were all delicious. Presentation was nicely done especially for the cocktails. We highly recommend the pork tacos (spicy) chicken skewers, seared tuna salad and the fried chicken. Always good time but tonight it was great!

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vipNatalieW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. We had the tuna tostadas and French onion soup dumplings. Our server Isaiah was wonderful and suggested the Brookie for dessert which my son loved. The bar was super busy and was taking awhile to get our drinks so my glass of wine was on the house.

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KLINER
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in every sense. The waiter made us feel comfortable even though two members of my party were late. The vibe was fun, low key, trendy, city-like. Felt very comfortable at our table for six. Will def return. I just love the Starr group.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, have been a patron for 10+ years, and it’s still one of my favorites. Fantastic ambiance, food, and drinks. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipHopeful
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only problem was cold draft whenever a crowd came through door. They have chamber between doors but people often have both doors open at once

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FEEDME
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant surprise. The atmosphere, the food, the bad apple, it was all good.
We sat in the swing chairs which was "cute" for us, but if you're shorter then 5' then forget about it. You will spend your entire time figuring out how to balance the chair and eat at the same time.
Overall a good time cant wait to go back

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vipKelsey
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, energetic ambiance, attentive service. Each plate was somehow better than the last!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special seating request and they accommodated it and made our visit special. Delicious food too!

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vipNYCinPhilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was over salted and disappointing. This is the second time I’ve been there since the pandemic. The first time it was equally disappointing but since it was one of my favorite, “ go to” restaurants pre- pandemic, I figured that it was just a fluke. Not so.
The lobster Mac and cheese was too salty to enjoy and the chicken tiki masala equally salty. The saving grace was the rice.
My husband and I won’t be back.

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vipLarryG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been at the Continental many times, but because of Covid have not been back since 2019. Our favorites were still awesome. The Calamari Salad is always our starter and we tried for the first time the Leaf steak which with a penut/plim sauce as well which we equally enjoyed. We are not foodies, but we always have great meal.

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food! atmosphere was everything! waitress forgot about us for a bit, but was very attentive when we asked for things.

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere and a great selection of food. We ordered a variety of items and shared everything. It was a wonderful dinner.

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vipdinner
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was polite and efficient. Food was excellent. Price value was very good.

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GingerSmiles
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch before theater

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peterF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

it was OK food ok over all loud.
music hypnotic.
just busy not relaxing

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very loud, but love the the window seating. Food and service were good. Menu was a bit limited. I would still recommend it,

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OpenTable Diner
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rooftop dining. Just what we wanted !

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AmyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch with my boyfriend and it was so fun! We requested the chairs upstairs and got seated there, service was nice and the food was excellent. Love the vibe in this place and will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Next time we are in Philly we will be back.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Drinks were average. Some were not good. Ordered salmon for an entree that came over cooked. But the appetizers were decent. The service in the patio was extremely poor until we switched tables. I overall was not impressed, but the staff were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat up on the roof top it was lovely

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Nemo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always so great. The menu changes and they always add something new. The portions are big and you will love it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome atmosphere!

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Continental Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1117 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 bookings at the moment.