by Bill M. on
*Another review that's bought to you by the people that McThrill considers worthy enough to go out of his way to catch up with* My thoughts on Steven Starr places are no secret. Generally I'd do all that I can to avoid setting foot in one of his places. I guess it's just that to me they generally represent the overpriced scum of smug douche whistles that believe in flash over taste (not all of them, just the majority). But my friend was here for drinks on her birthday, and she's someone that's cool enough to the point that I'd generally go anywhere for. So to The Continental I went! It was my second time going here (another moment that would have been bought to you by people that McThrill considers worthy of going out of his way to catch up with, if I had decided to write about it instead of blacking it out.) and I was loathing my entry to the point that I did a couple unneeded walks around Rittenhouse Square before hand. And as I was riding the elevator up to the roof the main thought going on in my head as I was looking at the other people riding it was "One of these dudes is not like the others, one of these dudes doesn't belong.....". But as I first set foot on the roof bar my instant thought was "Holy hell is this roof freaking posh!". It would have been a hell of a lot better if it overlooked more than Rittenhouse high rises, but when it came to roof bar experiences it wasn't too shabby, and it upped my review that would otherwise be a 2 stars. The majority of the crowd sucked ass, but the 4 people that I was with made up for that setback. The beer list was pretty much the basics and predictable imports, but the prices were decent considering the place that it was. The cocktail list was vast, but from what I tried they were a little on the weak side and therefore somewhat overpriced (tasty at least). The only food that we picked up was edamame, which was good. Of course if you screw up edamame then there's something seriously wrong with you. The major thing that really sucked arse was the extra gratuity added on to the bill. So end result, Continental indeed merits 2 stars, and if your on the 2 main floors than I can easily see that being the result. But the roof does add a extra something that can make it tolerable, and somewhat enjoyable. and that earns the extra star.
by Bri C. on
I really love the seating, the ambiance, and the nice windows in the place. Lots of power plugs available so no scrambling to find an outlet. The food is good too, and the desserts in the case look awesome, but are expensive. but it's just a fun place to chill, use the internet, and relax.
by Sherryl Disney on
OK - this place was empty last night. and I have no idea why. I was told it was pretty happening! But seriously, what the heck happened? I love the interiors - very circa Kill Bill fight scene. Altho I'm not sure why there is a Chinese lion head in a Japanese place - that was the only thing that seemed off. Well that, and along with like less than 10 people on the dance floor. Also, the DJ was dj-ing from a Mac laptop - what is up with that? This is the 2nd place I've gone to - where this has happened. Odd. Perhaps I'm spoilt or something... DJ equipment can be expensive. Also, we got kicked out @ 2:30am. WTF. And as we were leaving, I was exclaiming how early this placed closed - the bouncer mentioned that it's only today and its usually NEVER like this. He promised to hook us up if we came back on Saturday... That smelt like desperation to me.