The Continental Mid-Town

The Continental Mid-Town

New American Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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  • Asher
    AsherJune 15, 2016
    The design is great, and the seating is great. The big problem though is that the food choice isn't that big, other then salads and sandwiches. There are some really crazy choices too.
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy MearaMarch 2, 2015
    My family and I love coming here whenever we're in Philly. They have amazing and fun drinks, along with food that's unique and delicious, with inspiration from across the globe. Don't miss out.
  • Kenneth Cole Productions
    Kenneth Cole ProductionsSeptember 5, 2012
    One of our favorite places to eat (and drink) when visiting our Walnut St. store. Get the cheesesteak egg rolls (for a twist on the Philly classic). Save room for cocktails on the roof deck.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FuhrmanFebruary 21, 2012
    Try the mid town mocha. Light, chocolatey, amazing. The melon drop is equally delicious. And don't let the cheesy exterior deter you...you must actually go all the way in the see how uncheesy it is.
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FrankAugust 3, 2015
    Really good tapas-style dishes to have in a great environment that's both family friendly and great for younger people. Fun decor and good service!
  • GrantBwpg
    GrantBwpgMarch 12, 2013
    Octopus cooked to perfection and the tapas size was the perfect amount. Followed with lump crab pad Thai - all of it delicious. Upstairs is a little quieter and the porthole windows are fun!
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornblattMarch 22, 2015
    INCREDIBLE food. Brussel sprouts are orgasmis, Chilean sea bass is to die for and the warm chocolate cake with salted caramel pretzel ice cream.. MELTING. Amazing food, amazing ambiance.
  • Jackie T.
    Jackie ToddJuly 6, 2015
    The decor and seating are super fun. Swinging chairs are available for couples. The crispy brussels sprouts are delicious. The Korean bbq ribs had a little too much five spice for me though.
  • Shana C.
    Shana CarrollJanuary 1, 2013
    Great breakfast and even better service! The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon is delicious, and the mimosas- while $10- are some of the best I've had.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondMarch 5, 2016
    Great places for drinks or a quick dinner, brunch menu is decent but not super creative. For dinner, go with the French onion soup dumplings and the cheesesteak egg roll!
  • Laurie S.
    Laurie SatranSeptember 20, 2011
    After years of checking out Midtown's rooftop deck, I have to say, it's still a place to see and be seen. Nice looking crowd, decent global cuisine (stepped up from years past) and the roof deck!
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    Continental Mid-town offers a 'global tapas' menu. The restaurant's primary draw are the pretty drinks and robust social scene. If the weather is good, try the rooftop bar. Read more
  • Josh V.
    Josh VerlinOctober 29, 2011
    If you're on a date, don't get the shoestring fries--no way to eat them and look impressive to a date. If you're NOT on a date, get the shoestring fries--they're addictive and amazing.
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaMarch 6, 2015
    The swing chairs are really fun. My favorite dishes are the hummus, zucchini pancakes, and spinach ravioli. My boyfriend loves the miso glazed Chilean sea bass
  • Lance M.
    Lance MobleyJune 12, 2014
    dropped in on a hungry stomach. very laid back style.. back in time.. shoestring fries were a little work. cheesesteak egg roll was great! bucket seats were cool
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LancasterOctober 27, 2016
    Adult juice boxes, rooftop bar, swing seating, and lobster mac and cheese are only a few highlights. Great place for dates. Usually a wait, make a reservation!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    The perfect spot to 1) drink martinis; and 2) drink enough martinis that you won’t be bothered by the fact that you’re drinking with the crowd that frequents the Continental.
  • RC
    RCDecember 31, 2014
    It's a very fun atmosphere. See the bathrooms (hilarious). Lobster mac to die for. Try the French onion soup dumplings for something different.
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ClarkJuly 5, 2015
    I love the drinks here. This is a trendy restaurant, but I see people with their kids there all the time. Portions are great, and prices are fair.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    The restaurants cool vibe and interesting menu gives you a different, and still delicious experience. Their French Onion Soup Dumplings and the Lamb Flatbread are definitely among the menu favorites.
  • Chris O.
    Chris ONovember 30, 2015
    Amazing food and great service. Tons of good shareable and delectable mains. Make a reservation.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CApril 28, 2016
    Continental is fantastic, but prepare for prices. Two cocktails and an order of lettuce wraps can be $50. That said, excellent date spot.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 27, 2013
    Try the Sczechuan Shoestring Fries - With Chinese mustard sauce. I usually hate shoestring fries, but these are incredible. I think it's that sauce.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoAugust 31, 2014
    Ask them to go "easy on the ice" for your Bloody Mary or it'll be almost all frozen filler.
  • James R.
    James RussellMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Rooftop lounge is a great weekend hangout. Beers are affordable ($5-6) and there is a nice wine/liquor selection. Bourbon manhattan's come in tiny martini glass.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comMay 29, 2013
    A Moscow Mule cocktail, made from Ketel One, lime and house-made ginger beer, should do you right.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2010
    Skip dinner and go straight to dessert with Mid-Town's affordable small plates sweet menu. Mix and match desserts from $3 (cotton candy), $4 (s'more cones) and $5 (mascarpone cheesecake) categories Read more
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The rooftop lounge is Mid-town’s pièce de résistance. Partially enclosed so that it’s servicable year-round, the deck area is one of the most popular nightspots in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
  • Sherri D.
    Sherri DembowskiJanuary 7, 2014
    Shoestring fries with Szechuan mustard are great - more like haystack thank shoestring - get mustard on side - dip fork and then grab fries
  • Mrfantastic8000
    Mrfantastic8000May 15, 2016
    Get the lobster Mac n cheese and the Cobb salad!! Both very yummy! Also you must sit upstairs in the hammocks!
  • Amber D.
    Amber DAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the elevator on the side under the squiggly light to access the roof deck. Open all year round. Enclosed in winter.
  • Christopher V.
    Be sure to try the Tuna Tartar. It's amazing as is the Nai Ra Thai Chicken. These folks must be getting their ingredients from the farmer's market because everything's so fresh and tasty! :)
  • Caleb M.
    Caleb MarshJanuary 6
    They won't refer to this place as a Tapas place, but order the Cheesesteak Eggrolls and surround them with any of their other tasty creations to complete the meal.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    One of the best spots for brunch in Philadelphia, The Continental features retro décor and even better salads as one of the most distinct spots in Philly.
  • 👑 Leigh
    👑 LeighSeptember 25, 2011
    Great friendly service. Nice place for drinks and ambiance, not too crazy about the food. Oh, and hit the rooftop bar after dark, duh!
  • Kearra N.
    Kearra NicolleSeptember 1, 2010
    Enjoying an awesome bottle.of Kendall Jackson pinot noir, tuna tar tar and a pad Thai dish. It is about 915pm on ausgust 31st...and life couldn't be better in the swinging chair with fabulous food and
  • 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.
  • Follow F.
    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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CAugust 13, 2014
    Oh my goodness don't miss the Cheese Steak egg rolls! Pairs with any cocktail.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa T.February 15, 2012
    This swanky restaurant is great for appetizers and happy hour. Their fun, inventive cocktails are a must.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 27, 2013
    Try the Liquid Chocolate Cake - Warm chocolate cake with salted caramel pretzel ice cream.
  • Tanya
    TanyaMarch 26, 2016
    Excellent food and atmosphere! We absolutely loved this place!
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry McFaulDecember 18, 2014
    Great Martini. Hummus plate Is a great app to share while enjoying a cocktail
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MarieSeptember 27, 2012
    Happy hour has great prices and awesome selection! And a fun and funky atmosphere too
  • Scott S.
    Scott ShibaJuly 21, 2013
    Quinoa 'Tabbouleh' is very good. Super filling. Chicken Tikka Masla is also a big portion!
  • Ingo R.
    Ingo RNovember 15, 2015
    Szechuan Shoestring Fries with Chinese mustard sauce. best fries in Philly
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TylerJune 5, 2016
    The Pomargarita is excellent. I'm more of a vodka/cranberry woman, but this drink was perfect!
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