Recently I went to the Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar in Philadelphia.
While it’s always 5 pm somewhere, it was a little early for a martini. I’ve heard the restaurant and diner is delicious and in fact, it was ranked as having the biggest and best salads in Philadelphia. So why not?
The Continental is a lot bigger than anticipated. When looking inward, it looks like a 10 table restaurant. However, when you get into the restaurant, you realize there are 3-4 rooms and two full bars. It was surprising! I love the inside, and it’s very classic diner.
The waitress was nice and made helpful recommendations. She refilled our drinks when we asked. It was strange because 3/4 of the meals came out at the same time, but my husband’s food came out 10 minutes later. It would have been better if they had waited for all four meals.
Sadly, this was some of the worst coffee I’ve had at a restaurant or diner. The coffee was luke warm at best. Honestly, I didn’t want a refill because it wasn’t great.
The menu at the Continental is small, but they focus on fancier food dishes. As I mentioned, they are well known for their salads, so I decided to order the Continental salad which contained chicken. The salad was one of the biggest portioned salads I’ve had, and all of the ingredients were fresh.
I also ordered the octopus since I like octopus. The octopus was cooked in olive oil and came with pita bread. Octopus and pita bread…I couldn’t ask for a better combination.
For my salad, octopus and coffee the cost was $33. It’s pricer, but the food was fresh and worth it.
Overall summary/would I come back?
I really enjoyed the Continental, and I’ll be back. Next time I’ll skip the coffee but other than that, it’s a great diner/restaurant.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been to a martini bar?
Do you like octopus?