Continental Midtown Restaurant

(215) 567-1800 | View Website

1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19103

39.951805 -75.170423

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 03:30 PM Sunday To Wednesday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM

 
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Price: $$

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot, Family Style Dining, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, View Dining

Cuisine: Eclectic & International, Hamburgers, Tapas / Small Plates

Payment Methods: American Express, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City

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Continental Midtown Restaurant
Continental Midtown Restaurant
Menu
Soup, Kofta, Grilled Scallops, Udon Noodle Soup, Miso Soup, Pan Seared Hanger Steak, Soy Glazed Pork Belly, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Kung Pao Baby Back Ribs, Thai Rock Shrimp Tacos... more

Reviews for Continental Midtown Restaurant

Continental Midtown Restaurant
Recommends

Let the massive martini olive hanging above the entrance lead the way: inside awaits an always well prepared menu, great drinks, and, on the weekends, a fantastic brunch.

over a year ago

The continental! Lovely place to come with a group of friends. Very good food and drinks and a really cool atmosphere

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

lovely place and food....

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i love this place!!! – the food here is really good i always have tons of fun with my friends. great place in the summer too, with the rooftop deck. steven star is a true star. The calamari salad is the best evr:)

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Like Steven Starr's other places, this is highly over-rated – A restaurant that bore the "Steven Starr" label used to count for something... nowadays it usually means this; cool decor, pricey albeit interesting drink list, snobby crowds, sub-par food and completely average overall experience.

It's happened to just about all of the Starr places, and Continental Mid-Town is no exception.

When you walk in, the ambiance is promising. But then, you check out the other people there, and interact with the employees, and already your enthusiasm falters.

Looking at the menu, you may get excited again-- the offerings looks appealing. And then they arrive...

Steven Starr is a genius, but he seems to be spread too thin. After yet another abysmal experience in one of his locations, I'm done. If you're hungry and in this area, feel free to skip here, Parc, and Barclay Prime. There are much better places to go in that immediate vicinity.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HORRIBLE!! TERRIBLE!! DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DISABLED PEOPLE – HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am disabled woman and require a service dog and the Continental on Chestnut St. refused me and my friend service b/c of my service dog who was very visibly in his uniform and on duty. I talked with the waiter and staff and told them my rights and that he needs to be with me at all times and why and they demanded that I provide them with paperwork. I told them I was not required by law to carry or show ANYONE his paperwork and the vest and ID badge he was wearing is all they need to see. They cannot legally demand I tell them my disability either. The manager Tracy, yelled at me in front of other patrons. Everyone was staring at us, I was so humiliated I cannot even tell you. My blood sugar was dropping and I knew I needed to eat something quick so we went elsewhere since they refused to give me anything to eat or drink. I wonder if I would have had fainted or had a seizure if we had waited around, then they could have seen that my service dog always does his job. It is now 2010, ADA was passed in 1990. What really needs to happen so that disabled people or those with medical needs requiring service dogs like myself are on equal footing with the rest of the population?? Are people still so ignorant that they will not educate themselves on these issues when managing a restaurant in center city??

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food and Serive – Always have great experiences there!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Nice trendy atmosphere, great food – I went here on a date, and I really had a nice experience. Wait staff was very attentive, the place with busy with a good "buzz", and I enjoyed the creative choices of food to eat. Everything we sampled was excellent. They have an eclectic drink menu as well. Highly recommend it!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

excellent – fun night; highly recommend it

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great dining experience! – A girlfriend and I were going to a local performance and just happened to come across the Continental Mid-Town. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a friendly hostess who gladly seated us in a booth by the window. Our server was also very friendly. Miso soup can be ho-hum so I didn't expect much...but they served a generous portion of the BEST miso soup I've ever tasted. We also got the Tempura Tofu and the Crab & Asparagus Crepes which were also delicious. Topped it off with the Chocolate Truffles (a perfect little dessert) and Carrot Cake. Cool atmosphere, hip decor, fun people watching, great location, friendly service, awesome food that was timed very nicely. Reasonably priced for the overall high quality. Bravo. I will definitely go back and bring friends or family.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of the best- always delivers – Love this place- I go 3-4 times a year and it never disappoints. the menu is fun and there is something for everyone. I enjoy the specialty cocktails- The Hawaii 5-0 is my fave - tastes just like pineapple lifesavers! My friends love the Mexico City, although I suspect it's pure tequila with a splash of something pink.

The food is meant to be shared. A group of 4 of us usually orders 6-8 of the smaller plates. Some of the best include the cheese steak eggrolls, spicy tuna rolls, hummus,chicken skewers with peanut sauce, and the beet salad with goat cheese. The signature dish is their lobster mac & cheese, which isn't worth $18. Personally, I don't feel that any of their "entrees" are worth the price since they are the same size as the apps, and harder to share.

Desserts at this place are PHENOMENAL- everything is made in-house including the ice cream. The key lime lollipops deserve an award- and the graham cracker ice cream that is served with them could be its own dessert, it's SO good.

They don't take reservations- which for me is a plus since you can go there last minute and won't be turned away. You may have to wait a while, but finding a seat at one of the bars usually isn't too difficult- and they'll page you when your table is ready.

Whenever I have out-of town guests, this is my go-to place.

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