We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Waterfront, Playgrounds
Reviews (534)
Filter reviews
522 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch huevos rancheros lobster mac cheese fire pit happy hour caesars philadelphia buddakan
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

The announcement came on October 6, 2020 that both of Starr's Atlantic City restaurants The Continental and Buddakan have closed their doors permanently.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed January 16, 2020

My spouse and I visited The Continental for brunch on a Sunday in August 2019. The Continental is open daily for weekday lunch/weekend brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Diners can book a spot using the online Open Table reservation system. The Continental is...located on the top floor of the Playground at Caesars. Part of the restaurant is located “outside” in the mall itself, featuring a brightly-colored futuristic Jetsons sunken fire-pit lounge, bar, and water feature, with the other half located “inside” and offering another bar, seating at booths and tables, and overflow/large party seating in a separate room. Restauranteur Stephen Starr conceived this restaurant concept, which has another location in Philadelphia. He also operates restaurants in NYC (Buddakan, El Vez, Le Coucou, Morimoto, The Clock Tower, Upland, La Mercie, Pastis, Electric Lemon), AC (The Continental and Buddakan), DC (Le Diplomate, St. Anselm), South Florida (LeZoo, Makoto, Steak954, Upland, and El Vez), Philadelphia (The Continental, Buddakan, Pod, Alma de Cuba, Morimoto, Jones, El Vez, Barclay Prime, Parc, Butcher and Singer, Pizzeria Stella, El Rey, The Dandelion, Talula’s Garden, Frankford Hall, Fette Sau, Serpico, The Love), and Paris (Chez La Vieille). The Continental features international cuisine. For a starter, we shared the cheesesteak eggroll (we’ve had better elsewhere) with bell pepper, mushroom, onion, and sriracha sauce. As our main dishes, we ordered the chicken and waffles (a great savory rather than sweet take on this popular dish with boneless buttermilk fried chicken slices, white cheddar cheese waffles, and Applewood smoked bacon gravy) and the huevos rancheros (a better-than-usual version with black beans/lentils, chorizo, avocado crema, and heirloom salsa). We enjoyed our brunch at The Continental Atlantic City; the food and service were good, and we liked the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 13, 2020

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Food (veggie burger and lobster Mac & cheese) and drinks were outstanding. Awesome views of the beach. Looking forward to coming back at night the next time.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Amazing spot great few servers were sweet and friendly food is pretty good we had the pulled pork sandwich and the huavos rancheros ! On point

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 28, 2019

Great spot on the pier pretty views great selection of foods good flavor and presentation an open venue but comfortable and relaxed

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

Just average food, the restaurant was empty on Friday evening at 7pm. Food was nothing to write home about. Not a great value for you $ once you add in a few cocktails. Many other good choices in the area.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

When you see a menu that offers a wide variety of menu choices (thai, american, etc) you get nervous. Continental delivered! We started with a few salads to share and they were great! The tuna, pad thai and lobster mac n'cheese were tremendous. I went...in skeptical and left a believer.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

The restaurant is eclectic and fun. It is located on the pier connected to Caesars, which is located along the boardwalk. A very comfortable atmosphere. The menu included tapas-like entrees. Great for sharing and a fun evening out. We were a party of 6 and...everyone enjoyed the food. The reason we choose this restaurant was for the price compared to many other restaurants in Atlantic City. If you are looking for good food at a reasonable price, this restaurant is a must.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

I work in AC, however had people coming in from out of town who had not been to AC in 20 years. I really wanted to show them a nice time and not break the bank with a "celebrity chef" name and average food. This...was it - I had been for lunch and enjoyed sandwiches and salads however tonight we ordered 1/2 the menu and WOW everything was amazing - the flow of the food was great - didn't realize how awkward the hole "wait" everything is done concept is until this dinning experience. Anthony was a real treat and so patient with us. Everything was great and truly things you don't find prepared that way - hats off to the chef. Not just a meal a dinning experience.The meatballs, Thai wrap, lobster mac/cheese, shrimp, cheese steak egg roll, brussel sprouts, fries, - it was great! Thanks.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

Located in the pier connected to Caesars palace. The pier has seen better days. The Continental is a bright spot in the otherwise dreary location. Beautiful decor and very friendly service. I ordered the steak and eggs. The steak came out beautifully cooked and the...eggs were buttery and delicious. The price is right and it’s just steps off of the boardwalk.More

Date of visit: September 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Caesars Atlantic City
18,536 reviews
.13 miles away
Bally's Atlantic City
15,801 reviews
.19 miles away
The Claridge - A Radisson Hotel
3,451 reviews
.27 miles away
Madison Hotel Boardwalk
680 reviews
.38 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Morton's The Steakhouse
574 reviews
.16 miles away
Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood
1,955 reviews
.15 miles away
Guy Fieri's Chophouse
772 reviews
.24 miles away
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill - Atlantic City
1,400 reviews
.14 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
New Jersey Korean War Memorial
182 reviews
.23 miles away
Caesars Atlantic City Casino
2,432 reviews
.13 miles away
Atlantic City Boardwalk
5,564 reviews
.23 miles away
Boardwalk Information Center
103 reviews
.19 miles away
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Continental

Yes, The Continental offers takeout services.

The Continental is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5