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Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19103, United States
TEL: (215) 567-1800

A cross-city sister to the Old City Continental martini bar, restauranteur Stephen Starr launched this Rittenhouse Square restaurant/lounge in 2004. Known for its international tapas, dishes are meant for sharing, including calamari salad, lobster mashed potatoes, and hanger steak with blue cheese. A futuristic light fixture with dangling globe lights is the centerpiece of the three-story, open space. The first floor has diner-style seating, while the second floor's sunken dining room has hanging wicker basket chairs. The rooftop deck is a popular nightlife spot during the summer months and is partially enclosed so that it’s serviceable year-round.

Insider Tip:

The Continental is only a five-minute walk from the Roxy Theatre on Sansom Street, making it a convenient spot for a dinner-and-a-movie date. 


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Food Served
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Space
  • Smoke-Free



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