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The Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3712
+1 215-567-1800
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Peruvian, Mediterranean, Thai, Central Asian, American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at this restaurant. The server was good and knew the menu. Sorry, I forgot his name. His food suggestions were very good, which one was the roasted Brussel spouts. Awesome!!! I do recommend for any one.

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at the Continental Midtown 18th and Chestnut. Outside it looks like a 60s diner. We were pleasantly surprised by a cool interior, outstanding service, and delicious, creative food. Light spinach ravioli for me, udon soup with chicken dumplings and a crispy calamari salad for...More

Thank viageira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice vibe and interesting decor. Great place for Fusion tapas. Four of us shared several dishes. Must try the French onion soup dumplings We also liked the tuna tartare and the fish tacos.

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on the way back to the hotel from work. Lived the menu! Most of my favorite “Asian” type dishes were on it. I couldn’t decide. I chose Chicken Tikka Masala. A bit on the mild side but still good. I ordered the udon...More

Thank NJH-MB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping into the door you know that you are going to be experiencing a unique dining experience. The two floor open restaurant feels retro 70’s but in a cool way. The server was very attentive and explaining the small plates and some of the best...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I get it; it's a cool trendy place. The hanging seats upstairs were very cool for me, a 20-something on a business trip. My mother accompanying me would disagree. The double mirror in the restrooms was very offputting. Food okay, but I believe there are...More

Thank Alicia V
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Don't let the outside fool you. Go in. Decor is AMAZING! The chandelier is gorgeous, service is fast & friendly and the food is delicious.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Met older relatives at this upscale Steven Starr place conveniently located at 18th and Chestnut. Thrilled to get on line reservation which was honored on time..Parking is a bit of a pain...recommend the Boyd's lot just up Chestnut St. Drinks were a bit expensive for...More

Thank Bowlerx_424
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Sonesta Hotel, around the corner, suggested Continental. It is a cool place with sky high ceilings and fantastic lighting. Besides great atmosphere, the food was fast and delicious. I left you photos of the food plus they had really interesting cocktails.

Thank daveandmarilee
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wandered in at random for a last minute dinner after other plans fell thru-- and we made a good choice! The service was exceptionally friendly and prompt. The lobster mac & cheese and fish tacos were EXCELLENT. The soup was a bit greasy and the...More

Thank Snarth
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Marissa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-567-1800
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