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“Very unique experience at The Continental”

Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar
Ranked #102 of 4,631 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center East
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have paid a few visits to The Continental while in Philly for business. Both were very good experiences. First was with a colleague for a business dinner. Shared hummus platter and a mushroom flatbread. Good wine selection but too pricey. Their wines by the glass are $2-3 more than like offerings elsewhere.

Second visit was with a larger group of peers. We did a lot of sharing. Excellent vegetarian options. The haystack is addictive. The premise of their menu is for sharing. When I was there with this group, everyone loved what they ordered and shared.

Big place. Lots of space. Check out the swings on the second floor. Same with the second floor back bar area. Pretty cool seating.

Service was ok. A bit off-putting at times. Casual indifference. Almost as if some requests were an inconvenience.

Good place for groups, couples, many gathering options. Can get really busy, especially Thursday through Saturday night.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Continental has great atmosphere from the excellent and unique design choices throughout. The servers are helpful, friendly and authentic to the space. Everything we tried was pretty good, though one oddity: they explain menu items are tapas style (not very large and made to share), yet have enormous salads. Cocktail drinks were good, but not spectacular.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Cute place, lots of character. The menu was not what we expected, but we were more than pleasantly surprised with the food and drinks had. Wait staff was great with recommendations and so quick with service that we all commented on it during dinner. It was our first time and first night in Philly - made for a great start!

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is really cute and great for people watching... While it is usually packed due to the world cup it was rather dead. Good for us. The food was good. A very limited menu so check it out before your go so you see what you are in store for. Our server was not exactly quick but that was ok, we had plenty of time... A good option when in Philly. FYI they do not take reservations but you can call a head to see if they are crowded...

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had Sunday brunch here and found the wait staff great and the food really good. Bloody Marys came with huge olives ( as seen on the outside of the building) and were mixed perfectly. Eggs Benedict were great and the other orders reportedly fine. Interesting atmosphere with hanging rattan basket-chairs, 50's hanging lights and circular booths on the first floor. We ate on the second floor, which is open in the center so you can view the people downstairs. My only complaint is that 2 dishes arrived, but we had to wait just about 5 minutes for the other 2 dishes. They should have all arrived at the same time, which we saw happening at other tables. Would go again,

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