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The Continental

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City Center East
American, Tapas, International
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138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-6069
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and unpretentious!

Very tasty food and cocktails with great atmosphere and young staff. Enjoyed everything about our visit and will make sure to stop in next time we are in Philadelphia. Order the Tuna Tartare, Rock Shrimp Tacos, 3 flight dessert and any cocktail--can't go wrong!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Marco6970
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Very tasty food and cocktails with great atmosphere and young staff. Enjoyed everything about our visit and will make sure to stop in next time we are in Philadelphia. Order the Tuna Tartare, Rock Shrimp Tacos, 3 flight dessert and any cocktail--can't go wrong!

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Reston, VA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We like sharing, so the Continental's menu of sharing-sized dishes was perfect for us. The only problem was that there were too many enticing choices for one visit. So, we came back the next night. The service was outstanding, our orders were taken promptly and arrived hot. One note, they come out of the kitchen as they are prepared, so... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The steak egg roll it's amazing, my wife ordered some noodles with salad and they where also really good. Also get the lobster macaroni and cheese its delicious.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So we stopped here on a very cold weekday night. It was my first trip. The place is neat inside. We were seated very quickly. The front of the restaurant is like an old time Jersey Diner except way cooler and with a bar. It's very cozy. Even a little cramped for my taste, but it was cold out so... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Continental has a beautiful atmosphere with fun elements that feel like they came from a dream - if your dreams are about chic playgrounds for adults. Downstairs feels like a luxe VIP lounge while upstairs provides for great people watching from these fantastic birdcage swings. The food is a refined twist on comfort classics. They define them as tapas... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Continental is a nice little trendy spot by Penns Landing with good food and a decent drink menu. I would recommend the cheesesteak egg rolls, the kofta was excellent and the Korean pork tacos were delicious. The special dessert of the night was a guinness ice cream, I was very impressed. Overall a good experience.

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Gladstone
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The title is really the only thing you can say to describe this place. Downstairs looks like a VIP area at a club with a sunken in couch. Upstairs has wicker chairs suspended from the ceiling. I was part of a corporate function in what is essentially a small party room behind the upstairs bar. There is carpeting on the... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was a fantastic experience, food way great. There was 6 of us for dinner everyone thought there food was excellent. Service started out poor but a new waiter took over ( we did not ask for a new waiter) and he was excellent. I will be going back again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love so many dishes in The Continental, but I am so missing the lobster mashed potatoes ! ( And many of my friends )They were my all time favorite thing that I have ever eaten in my life. I also loved the Teriyaki Filet Mignon. They were my favorites and were taken off the menu. I was just there... More 

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Atco, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped in for a few drinks at the end of the night. Had a pleasant time and the bartender was very good. Drinks were good and we did enjoy ourselves. We will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 923-6069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?