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Continental Mid-Town

1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-567-1800
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Ranked #272 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Fusion
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have to admit that I've been to this restaurant several times over the years and have always had a good experience. But my visits have usually been for lunch. This time, we had a dinner experience. The funkiness of the place really comes out at night. It's fun and cheerful. We were a party of 8 -- 5 adults... More 

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Philadelphia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place always has an eclectic menu with excellent service. No reservations are taken. Food excellent but lack of reservations can cause a bit of a wait.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We live locally, but we stayed in town last weekend to do all the things Philly has to offer at Christmas. The location of the restaurant is within walking distance of a lot of places - Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, and lots of shopping areas. They serve tapas, although a lot of the tapas are big enough to be entrees.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had dinner here a couple of weeks ago, recommended by our hotel front desk. Loved the theme, and replica car seats, and swing seats, lovely setting and great atmosphere. The food was equally as good, great tasting food and good service. Well worth a visit, highly recommend. We will be back on our next visit to Philly.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great service, food tastes homemade and also presentation is good. Team was very kids friendly and attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend when in Philly!

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I hosted a dinner party for 20 end October - I apprehensively decided to do a pr-ordered family style menu to facilitate the service and wait time. Each course was better than the previous - quality superb - portion sizes over the top - staff obliging and professional. A wonderful experience. You can see why the place was packed -... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'd like to give this restaurant one more star because I think they mean well. It's an interesting place -- huge room with two levels that looks like it can easily support 300 diners simultaneously. Bar areas both upstairs and down. We ate there late on a Sunday night after having trouble finding another place to eat. We hadn't read... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went for the atmosphere. Fun swing chairs for brunch and frog chairs by the bar. The food was really good and a great amount for the price.

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Palm Beach, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stopped by for breakfast on a Sunday, and it was a good find for travelers like us! We had the fried chicken biscuit with gravy, at the waiter's suggestion, and we were not disappointed. The other breakfast/brunch options looked very good, especially the French toast and the duck confit hash. Place is very cute, I'd like to try back... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want good value and interesting food this restaurant has both...it is very central at 18th and Chestnut. The food is a little bit retro, a little bit Asian and totally now. On the second floor, at the smaller tables, you can sit in a birdcage swing which is totally unique. I ordered something boring...a tuna melt...to see how... More 

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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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