Allie H.3/14/11Packed on the weekends but it's easier to grab a seat at one of the two bars for drinks and food. Side Car (Hennessy, Cointreau, lemon juice & sugar rim) was the best drink for the money.
134 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Lounge,Martini Bar,Restaurant / Bar,Upscale
Stephen Starr has done it again with the opening of Philadelphia’s hottest new spot, Continental. Serving up the best martinis for miles around, this urban diner is the premier destination for the whose who of Philadelphia. Continental’s distinct decor and energy defines upscale subterranean chic. Winner of numerous awards such as Food and Wine’s Best Chef’s Hangout and one of Playboy’s Best Bars in America, Continental is the trendiest and hippest spot around. You definitely won't be alone at Continental, while you mix and mingle amongst hip and beautiful revelers ensconced in an intoxicatingly seductive ambiance.
Eats & Drinks
Known for its sensational cocktails, Continental's bar offers a variety of libations including cosmopolitans, margaritas and 15 varieties of martinis served in a personal shaker. Continental's menu of global tapas includes such popular items as Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Seared Tuna with Mushroom Risotto and Szechuan Fried Potatoes with Chinese Mustard. Come see what all the buzz is about at the winner of Best Cocktail, Best Martini Bar, Best Happy Hour, Best Sunday Brunch, and Best Place to Be Seen.
Continental’s vibe will captivate you from the moment you step inside. A restored stainless-steel 60's diner, Continental's trend-setting decor features oversized olive-shaped halogen lamps pierced with huge toothpicks and olive-green banquettes with pimiento-red accents. The chic interior has been featured in such publications as Harper's Bazaar and Interior Design. Sit back in one of the booths and converse with Philadelphia’s elite or hit the bar and gulp down one of their world-renowned martinis. No matter where your night takes you, it is sure to be one worth remembering.
STARR Restaurants 6/17/11The Continental is equal parts elegant martini bar and stainless steel diner. Enjoy one of our many innovative cocktails in Philadelphia's Old City.
Milo J T.11/18/11Do yourself a favor: get yourself the shoestring fries and a cocktail while deciding what you want. Because what you want is shoestring fries and a cocktail.
Jamie C.11/4/11lobster mac & cheese. Violet Beaugards.
Jeff G.3/24/11I don't care what anyone says...the Rad na thai chicken is the best thing on the menu.