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Continental Midtown

4.7
4.7
1535 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 567-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steven Petrecca

  • Private party facilities

    An urban oasis for you and your guests, the Continental Mid-town offers a playful reprieve from the expected. Enjoy inventive cocktails and global tapas in our largest restaurant to date which features a dramatic two-story atrium and lounge that will make even the most stoic smile. Breathtaking views are visible from Philadelphia’s premier rooftop bar, lounge and outdoor patio. We have lots of great options for your next event:Main Dining Room available for up to 36 guestsSemi-private Mezzanine Lounge - 45 ReceptionSemi-private Mezzanine - 100 Seated / 150 ReceptionPrivate Indoor/Outdoor Roof Deck - 46 Seated / 80 Reception (120 including outside)Restaurant Exclusively (first two floors) - 200 Seated / 300 Reception

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    S 18th Street

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking // 36 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,535 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    American

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. RH

    RaeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Prices are much higher now and portions smaller
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Really really loud, lobster pop tart made up for it!!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We hated everything we ordered. There was almost nothing for vegetarians. Hope you like broccoli and giant garlic chunks on your pizza, because nothing can be modified. Couldn’t even get fries without a horseradishy sauce all over them. The basket chairs are coming unraveled. Too bad, this place used to be great.
  4. T

    Telisha

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are empty nesters who enjoy dining out regularly. The weather was great Saturday so we chose rooftop seating and couldn’t be happier! Service was great and the food and cocktails were amazing! You have to get the lobster pop tart..it was SPECTACULAR!
  5. CH

    ChristineH

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was spot on. So delicious and cannot wait to go back!
  6. JL

    JoseL

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Saysay our server was wonderful. The Big Bang was delicious, and good value (we switched the turkey bacon to pork).
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Was fine. The short rib skewers were amazing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Party of 9 on a Friday night. They ran out of glasses for water, so we waited 30 minutes from the time we sat down. Our waitress didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. No problem with the food, and it’s a great atmosphere. You’d think a Friday night with a party of 9, generating a roughly 1k tab would reflect professional service. Support staff was better than our main server by far.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time me and my wife so we were great we were celebrating our one year anniversary she even brought us cookies brownie as a dessert we loved her $15 at but we’re not sure she actually realized we left her because we left her arm seven in cash and we left the eight on the credit card our bill was like $92 so we left an eight dollar tip to make it 100 and then we left her seven dollars in cash so hopefully she gets it but overall the atmosphere was amazing we love that and I was loving her pink hair our server had a beautiful bright smile she was friendly she checked on us constantly like customer service was amazing we are definitely coming back for brunch and we’re probably going to do dinner again
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our service from Gavin was so nice ! He was attentive and genuine. Loved it !
  11. R

    Rain

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and the atmosphere is inviting.
  12. G

    Gabby

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Had a brunch reservation for 11 people for high school reunion. They sat us on the rooftop which was unexpected and completely empty, so the ambience was very quiet which we didn’t love compared to the inside levels that were energetic and fun. The food and service were good, but the ambience ruined the experience a bit. If I knew that’s where we were going to be seated, I probably would’ve reserved a table elsewhere.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but good
  14. BB

    BeeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good and the value was excellent! Would definitely recommend and go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service Holden was amazing and Our waiter Derrick was phenomenal. My husband and I were impressed that we didn't had to wait long for our food and it was Excellent!! The lobster Mac and cheese is gooooood!! Great experience. I will be going back there soon.
  16. JO

    JosephO

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This visit to the Continental Midtown was a business dinner. The hostess was very accommodating when we changed our seating request from an outside seating to inside. The service was excellent, just the right amount of attention to our table of 4. The food was excellent. All in our party enjoyed the meal very much and the price of the entrees seemed very reasonable. Nice atmosphere with a good energy overall which made conversation a bit difficult at times but not an issue.
  17. RA

    RobertA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service! I was just visiting Philadelphia for a few days and thought the outside of the restaurant looked cool. When we went inside, it looked even cooler! We were seated quickly, served quickly, and thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was amazing, the rooftop was very relaxing for brunch date.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Portions very small
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was so so. I asked about a dish, didn’t order it but they brought it out. I kept it to be easy going but that’s not cool. I continued to order other dishes but they were still not contrite or attentive. This is my 4th time there, probably won’t return for a while.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails. We will definitely be back. The shoestring fries are impeccable.
  22. LB

    LBJ7

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    second time back to Philly and we HAD to come back to this fun place! Great service and food. Not so crazy about the club music at 10 in the am LOL My only disappointment was that our booth had definitely not been cleaned if at all. Crumbs on both seats, sticky looking beverage spill of some sort by the window was gross and table needed another wiping.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My friend wanted to have a birthday celebration and mentioned she hadn’t been to Continental Midtown. We decided to make the reservation for 5 people and I’m so glad we did! The smoking session and Tuna Tostados were so yummy. We ordered the Brookie to share and I mentioned to our server that it was my friend’s birthday. They ended up putting a sparkler in our dessert and making it so memorable! If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a birthday with a mid-sized group, definitely give this place a chance!
  24. ED

    EDM11

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A number of unique snacks and small plates to share, and/or make a meal with, in a kitschy retro atmosphere.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here!
  26. ST

    ShebbraT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance and decor. Menu doesn't have enough options for brunch. The bacon wasnt good so that was disappointing. Drinks made up for it. Enjoyed the blackberry Bellini and personality disorder.
  27. P

    Patricia

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff, food and ambience
  28. SM

    SamanthaM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a cute restaurant! The food was SO delicious and our waitress was very friendly. Would definitely recommend checking out this restaurant!
  29. PC

    PattiC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t t been here in a while, but glad I went back. Food was excellent, service very good, wine oustanding!
  30. e

    ely13

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The food was okay, Korean chicken was cold. Burger meat tasted like Wendy's
  31. E

    Ehhh

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was brutal. Not sure if they are understaffed or what, but we left bc of it.
  32. AS

    AnneS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just a little too air conditioned but otherwise a great experience!
  33. B

    Barbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were at the Continental around 5 PM so it was early for dinner. The place was quiet when we arrived but much busier when we left around 7:15. The food was good, the cocktails were great! The frozen version of the Astronaut was perfect on a summer day near 100°. Our server was friendly and never rushed us.
  34. MC

    MaureenC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The price for two shrimp was $14. My meal (lettuce wraps) came out 15 minutes after my companions hamburger. The food tasted ok but was overpriced.
  35. S

    Stef

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great! Great place to celebrate a birthday!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always makes the best date night!
  37. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular again!! Our favorite server G delivered! She recommended a newly available Italian Pinot Grigio. Well worth getting the bottle. Also new for this visit was the blueberry cake with a touch of lemon sauce and a scoop of vanilla gelato. Very nice!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here before and always come back for brunch when we spend a night in Philly. There are so many good brunch options on the menu and the food is always yummy. Love the atmosphere and the service is top notch.
  39. JC

    JenniferC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The vibe was fun but the food was not great, service was slow, table was dirty and bathroom was a mess.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great brunch! Variety of options from savory to sweet.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Continental Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 567-1800.

Continental Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1535 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today
Google Map for Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3712

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S 18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking // 36 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven Petrecca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (215) 567-1800

  • Private party facilities

    An urban oasis for you and your guests, the Continental Mid-town offers a playful reprieve from the expected. Enjoy inventive cocktails and global tapas in our largest restaurant to date which features a dramatic two-story atrium and lounge that will make even the most stoic smile. Breathtaking views are visible from Philadelphia’s premier rooftop bar, lounge and outdoor patio. We have lots of great options for your next event:Main Dining Room available for up to 36 guestsSemi-private Mezzanine Lounge - 45 ReceptionSemi-private Mezzanine - 100 Seated / 150 ReceptionPrivate Indoor/Outdoor Roof Deck - 46 Seated / 80 Reception (120 including outside)Restaurant Exclusively (first two floors) - 200 Seated / 300 Reception

  • Private party contact

    Kerri Sitrin - kerri@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3651

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