The Continental Mid-Town

The Continental Mid-Town

New American Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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    The experts at Visit Philly and Philadelphia Magazine recommend this place
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    Abby M.
    "Order the Astronaut cocktail and sip it on the roof top bar."(9 Tips)
    Stefanie S.
    "Best Cosmos in Philly, and just order the lobster mac & cheese!"(12 Tips)
    Natalie Q.
    "french onion soup dumplings are the best items on the menu."(8 Tips)
    Kenneth Cole Productions
    "Get the cheesesteak egg rolls (for a twist on the Philly classic)."(7 Tips)
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  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdNovember 25, 2014
    Check out the upstairs for a retro-mod lounge area. If you eat here, get the Rad Na.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 27, 2013
    Try the Liquid Chocolate Cake - Warm chocolate cake with salted caramel pretzel ice cream.
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DellOlioOctober 2, 2011
    If you like both lobster and macaroni and cheese then you must get the lobster mac n cheese, it's well worth the money.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. get $5 select wines, discounted specialty cocktails, select plates half off. Read more
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MarieSeptember 27, 2012
    Happy hour has great prices and awesome selection! And a fun and funky atmosphere too
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerOctober 22, 2019
    Bulgogi bowl is amazing. Do not look any further.
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 9, 2011
    Enjoy Continental Midtown's swank rooftop patio, funky mid-century style and delicious global tapas.
  • Mariana C.
    Mariana ColumnaApril 9, 2011
    You will love the hot, made on site chocolate donuts!! They are absolutely delicious! Literally melt in your mouth and are served hot!!!
  • Latifah  ✈👑heart icon on user image
    Latifah ✈👑May 5, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely love the Calamari Salad!
  • Phateeghirl C.heart icon on user image
    Phateeghirl CavesJune 5, 2016
    Everything is great no complaints about their food or hostesses..
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RailApril 22, 2013
    Get in by 11:30 for a good seat for lunch. Stay away from the uber-bland Chicken Curry Naan-wich. Their other stuff was good.
  • Jose V.
    Jose Velez-SilvaSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Eggs Benedict's with salmon is AWESOME!!!
  • Eduardo
    EduardoSeptember 17, 2012
    Try the Shrimp Tacos, Scallops, Ahi Tuna and the Quinoa Salad! Can't go wrong!
  • Antonia M.
    Antonia McBrideOctober 12, 2013
    Loved the atmosphere... Great food and of course great drinks.;-)
  • Nirali P.
    Nirali PatelSeptember 7, 2014
    Has an eclectic decor. Lots of options and creative spin on food
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MAugust 18, 2010
    Try the Perfect Pear. grey goose la poire, thatcher's organic cucumber liqueur, st. germain elderflower liqueur, lemon and soda. Delicious and refreshing drink.
  • Follow F.heart icon on user image
    Follow FoodieAugust 6, 2011
    Still a fan of the classics: Rad na thai chicken and the calamari salad. But add extra calamari to your salad, it's WAY better that way.
  • Kathleen T.heart icon on user image
    Kathleen TowerAugust 6, 2014
    Head to the rooftop for cocktails and a great atmosphere.
  • Marissa K.heart icon on user image
    Marissa KayeMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Martinis martinis martinis. my favorite is the astronaut
  • Lowell D.
    Lowell DavisMay 9, 2013
    Lots of douchebags and the glass looking in to the bathrooms is terrible but good food. Not enough to make up for the hipster douchers perhaps but still good.
  • Fahad
    FahadMay 15, 2016
    Fantastic egg Benedict
  • Brea E.
    Brea EllisMay 4, 2014
    Lobster Mac and Cheese is made with Orzo and very little lobster
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah ReyesJuly 6, 2014
    Chicken Under A Brick was pretty good!
  • Joel D.
    Joel DeGrandsJuly 11, 2013
    The cherry plug is more entertaining than it sounds.
  • Tawn S.
    Tawn ScottonFebruary 4, 2012
    It's a martini bar, so I guess you should try one of them. BUT Lobster Mashed potatoes are a must!
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MichaelsSeptember 29, 2018
    Great drinks. The food selection tho...
  • Alex V.
    Alex VassalloMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Interesting fact: our waiter said they can make almost all of their signature cocktails alcohol free!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 12, 2011
    Shoe string French fries tossed in Chinese mustard? Yeah, that's what we call continental cuisine. And also what we call amazing. Read more
  • Troy R.heart icon on user image
    Troy RoysterMay 5, 2018
    The cheesesteak egg rolls are to die for
  • Ian H.
    Ian HardouinNovember 17, 2013
    Calamari salad, shrimp tacos, lettuce wraps are all great
  • Jeremy S.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy S.August 21, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best cold brew in all of Philadelphia
  • Gianna N.heart icon on user image
    Gianna NebbiaFebruary 18, 2018
    Go for the atmosphere. Food isn’t bad but a little overrated - the onion soup dumplings came out looking great but were just alright. Rad na noodle salad was pretty plain
  • Frankie B.heart icon on user image
    Frankie BuckleAugust 24, 2014
    Fantastic decor, good food but really cold! Was desperate to leave to warm up which was a shame...
  • Erin M.
    Erin McKinneyNovember 18, 2013
    Order the cheesesteak egg rolls. You won't be disappointed.
  • Ali M.
    Ali MMay 11, 2014
    They have a one way mirror in the ladies bathroom so the public can see in. So creepy
  • Tim S.
    Tim StreetDecember 13, 2011
    You might want to visit the rooftop bar for desert where you can order @sloan's S'mores
  • JP S.heart icon on user image
    JP SeaburyAugust 24, 2016
    Asian Chicken Salad is huge and delicious!
  • Cassie G.
    Sit on the rooftop but be weary of the fruity drinks! They include candy.
  • Carey S.
    Carey ShunskisJuly 6, 2011
    (waiter) michael is awesome and cute. Bartenders on the roof rock and make your birthday amazing!!
  • Ken G.heart icon on user image
    Ken GazdaJuly 12, 2019
    You MUST get the cheesesteak eggrolls
  • Yamcha C.heart icon on user image
    Yamcha CheFebruary 29, 2016
    Excellent food and drinks. Service is average.
  • Erinheart icon on user image
    ErinSeptember 28, 2014
    Super trendy--grab a seat in the hanging basket chairs!
  • My N.heart icon on user image
    My NguyenApril 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster Mac and cheese and all the desserts!
  • Meg B.
    Meg BowesJune 19, 2011
    Amazing dessert. The ahi tuna, hanger steak, cheesesteak rolls are all really good.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Continental as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Julie
    JulieJanuary 30, 2011
    For brunch: loved the coffee and the poached eggs with dill hollandaise over smoked salmon hash.
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsSeptember 26, 2010
    Get the twizzle to drink and the French onion soup dumplings to eat. Everything was good, but those were the best!
  • Cold Fronts
    Cold FrontsApril 30, 2011
    Went here for brunch and it was okay. Went here for dinner and it was awesome. Lesson: go there for dinner.
  • Natalie Q.
    Natalie QuinnSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The lobster mac n cheese and french onion soup dumplings are the best items on the menu. You must get them!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 27, 2013
    Try the Cheesesteak Egg Rolls - So awesome.
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