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Continental Mid-Town

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City Center West
American, Fusion
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1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-1800
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 142
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun food

I have never been to place with such a variety of fun finger foods! The atmosphere is cozy, staff personable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Gloria A
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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342 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dine in an old chevy bench car seat from an eclectic menu. Everything about the Continental is interesting - I've dined here and at the second location in Philly. The service is consistently slow - be prepared to wait 45+ minutes for your food after you order, so I would not recommend for a quick lunch - unless you arrive... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have never been to place with such a variety of fun finger foods! The atmosphere is cozy, staff personable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

my partner wanted a burger...but not to be had here on a saturday night...only on lunch menu we were told...so he settled for a huge salad and a "side" order of crabcakes....i ordered some pad thai and asked that it be served hot, which it was...a small variety of foods on the menu, and we even ordered dessert....liquid chocolate which... More 

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

i was walking by this place and decided to give it a shot for lunch. Modern and trendy looking but also with a dash of classic. even though it was lunchtime i was seated promptly. I ordered the special mixture burger. (all beef but different cuts) ordered it medium. it came out perfect. great flavor. good fries and great service.... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Above average lunch spot. It has two floors of dining. Big lunch menu and fairly reasonable. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Even though they were busy it was not a long wait for our order. No problem with separate checks.

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Tahlequah, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The staff was friendly and helpful, without exception. My wife loved the sea bass and I had a filet which, while good, was just not what I expected. More of a gourmet type experience I guess. Not knocking it, it was a pleasant visit, but probably should have opted for a different entree

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good food. Atmosphere is very modern but very loud. Hard to have a conversation. Service was good. Felt a bit rushed as the place was packed.

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We go every time we are in Philly and it never dissapoints. Great atmosphere, terrific food, friendly staff. Always a hit!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Restaurant is cool. Great date spot with good drinks. That's it good is trying so hard it doesn't change flavor. Octopus was horribly overcooked, Asian bbq ribs were same sauce as tacos. Steak frites was cooked very well then smothered with way to much butter. Saw multiple people in the area send dishes back. Prices were good just good didn't... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The great location was the only thing outstanding. The food was mediocre, so was service. Prices were moderate but really there was nothing to recommend. Nearby, a far better moderate priced restaurant (gastro pub) is The Dandelion.

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Additional Information about Continental Mid-Town

Address: 1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-567-1800
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-567-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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