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“Unique restaurant ... unique menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Continental

The Continental
1 Atlantic Ocean, The Pier Shops Caesars, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 674-8300
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Ranked #17 of 326 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Unique restaurant ... unique menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went here with friends and we had a great time. The food was very good. We liked the buffalo chicken meatballs and french onion dumplings as a an appetizer. Two of us ordered "chicken and waffles" as our main course and were surprised by the spicy sauce that came with it (we were expecting a traditional maple syrup topping :)).

A few cons:
- The bathrooms are VERY unique. The doors to the bathrooms are clear plastic curtains. Plus, we didn't feel that the bathrooms were clearly marked "women" and "men". Although, after a while - we realized that the king and queen near the doors are supposed to denote the bathroom types.
- The outside seating is wonderful EXCEPT the seating is not so great. You sit in plastic yard chairs that are extremely uncomfortable. Although the view of the ocean makes up for it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mamaroneck
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Pricey, but good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is one unique restaurant. The ambiance and atmosphere is awesome and unique. The menu is not extensive--one half of the two-page menu was all tapas (their specialty) but had a lot of unique selections. The tapas were big enough to act as an entree and while they do not have a child's menu, they were were more than happy to jury-rig something for my daughter. The waiter was attentive and answered all our many questions without making it seem like an imposition. Will go to again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
“Great Dinner in AC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stay at the Tropicana but always walk down to the Pier Shops to shop around and have dinner. Continental is one of our favorite places to visit. The service is always so pleasant and the manager is always around checking on the guests. My Grandmother & I like to try different things, so we ordered a few plates to share. The Tuna potato skins are wonderful, the Onion soup dumplings are so clever and rich, and the flank steak is superb! The drinks are wonderful--Champagne cocktails and Bloody Mary's are a must try. We highly recommend this restaurant, thank you for a lovely evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherry Hill, NJ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great service and good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were at the Pier Shops at lunch time and decided to stop in at The Continental. We started with the potato topped with tuna as an appetizer. These were little potatoes with the top cut off with a little tuna on the top. The taste was mostly potato and lemon juice which was put on top of the tuna. I had a chicken sandwich which while tasty would have been better warm (the bread was warm but the chicken breast cold). The other three in my party had breakfast dishes which they felt was nothing special.

Service was excellent! Our waitress was able to answer questions about the menu and how the dishes were prepared. She made sure the glasses were refilled and was very pleasant. The rest of the staff seemed to be the same, as I looked around.

I would try The Continental again, but have different items to see if this restaurant warrants a better rating -

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Far Rockaway, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Kobe beef sliders!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My most recent visit to The Continental was this weekend for Sunday brunch. We asked for a table in the back so that our toddlers wouldn't annoy any of the other diners. They were very accommodating and found us a suitable booth. Service was great! Food was great! Our table had a caesar salad, lobster mac and cheese, house made fries and kobe beef sliders! Everything was delicious! Will definitely be going back whenever I visit AC.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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