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Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
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138 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3015
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome! We went on a Friday. The food was very good. I really liked the egg rolls and highly recommend them. My friend had the octopus and said it was the best he's ever had. Always a must stop when I'm in PHL.

Thank Cruel-Sebastian
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was seated immediately but never saw the waitress for almost 10 minutes. I asked for my meal without onions. Came out with onions. And they didn't bother to bring ketchup for fries till half way through meal. I was alone so it should have been an easy table instead they all but ignored me.

Thank Joseph C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son lives in the city and I love to visit and enjoy dining out with him. He took me to the Continental and boy was I surprised! On the outside it looks like a retro diner that was saved from the wrecking ball. Inside is super millennial and cool! We enjoyed their salmon cooked to perfection, chicken Tiki Masala,... More 

Thank pennstat1
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were welcomed by such friendly lovely staff & served our food promptly Food was excellent including a seared tuna salad that was so delicious & top rate French fries Prices good

Thank Robyn2712
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited solo way back when their Center City location opened. Has the best Chilean Sea Bass with a caramelized onion drizzle...delicious!

Thank youknownow2016
Dover, Delaware
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570 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in rite house square this restaurant is a good place, centrally located,mto meet friends for a drink. The onion soup dumplings were outstanding, sandwiches just ok.

Thank Lisa B
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here because concierge recommended it. At first I was skeptical of the whole diner atmosphere but this place is far from a diner. The menu is quite eclectic and unique although prices are a little high for portion size. We came with a child and although they don't have an official kids menu, they were happy to make... More 

Thank CM13031
new jersey
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Retro ambiance and lots of small, intimate rooms and outside dining makes this a great place for a quick bite or a leisurely feast. The quality of the food is good, the variety very different than "diner" food and the small, medium and large plate offerings appreciated. It's a great family venue but also a nice date night for two.... More 

Thank Girlfromsouthmain
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the food we ate here was amazing. We went up to the roof and unfortunately it was just a little too hot for us outside. Thankfully they have a little air conditioned area near the bar up there so we sat inside on the roof and were really comfortable. We had asian buns, lettuce wraps, and meatballs. They also... More 

Thank Erin M
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Hubby wanted brunch and picked Continental. It was a first time visit for both of us. We split the calamari salad (HUGE), and soooo delish! I opted for the salmon hash on my main. Equally tasty. Washed it all down with a solid bellini. Definitely will go to Continental again!

Thank lhamilt77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, International, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3015
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12159236069

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