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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
The Rooftop Deck is Amazing

The restaurant has great food. Continental is known for the tapas, but they do make some very good entrees. The rooftop deck is amazing, it is the temperature of being inside, but you feel like you are outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jhon S
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has great food. Continental is known for the tapas, but they do make some very good entrees. The rooftop deck is amazing, it is the temperature of being inside, but you feel like you are outside.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Service and food were awful. Waited forever for a waiter to come and even poor glass of water, forever for him to take order, he preferred to stand around and talk with other waiters. Food was greasy and not fresh

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The concierge at the Sonesta Hotel recommended this restaurant, which is about a block from the hotel. It is very modern decor, eclectic menu with small plates (we got brisket-stuffed steamed bao dumplings, fried brussels sprouts, and beef kofta) and large plates (we got veal and ricotta meatballs and chili short ribs). We shared a marscapone cheesecake for dessert. Each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went and celebrated my wife's birthday. Different then I expected and much more appealing on the inside. The food was outstanding and our servers were superb. Lobster and Mac is to die for! I can't wait until we go again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went for dinner here and were pleasantly surprised. It is a very nice restaurant with good service. I ordered the squid and my husband ordered the ribs. They were the best ribs ever so much so he ordered another serving, worth a visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you like international cuisine and enjoy small plates I recommend checking out Continental Mid-Town in Philly. It's a unique dining experience with a trendy, cosmic, retro feel and a mix of Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, and American style entrees. It's international tapas plates! Yummy! The small plates were delicious and most could comfortably serve two people. We ordered the veal... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Get the calamari salad or Thai chicken skewers and soak in the great modern atmosphere with a martini.

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Barnesville, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When in town for an annual conference we always visit the Continental Mid-Town. Never a bad meal. Truly wonderful atmosphere. A nice bar setting as well. Always a pleasant and good staff.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have gone back to this place over and over again! It's consistent, the service is great the food is great for a vegetarian the staff is accommodating. Priced well A great place

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Collingswood, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I know I'm late to the party, but my husband and I just discovered this restaurant a month ago. Tonight was our second visit, and this time we brought three guests. We were fortunate to have the same server as last time, and she was fantastic- excellent recommendations that did not disappoint. We ordered the Thai chicken lettuce wraps, crispy... More 

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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
  • 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

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?