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The Continental - Route 1

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The Continental - Route 1

Kitty | Oct 23, 2001 09:30 AM

Someone on this board - I think it was Adam - recommended this place several months ago and I finally went last night. WOW! Can't get more traditional than The Continental! I felt like I had stepped back thirty years in time. Very 1960s, deep leather banquettes, low lighting, red carpet. It was a Monday, but the place was packed. I had thought the place was mostly Italian, but there was nary a pasta dish in sight on the menu. Lots of chops, steak and seafood. I had the filet of sole, which was light and perfectly cooked, but it was served dry without any sauce. My H had veal parm, which was good, but seemed lonely without its expected pasta side. Sides of Delmonico potato were creamy and warm. We hardly went hungry as free nibbles were served throughout the meal (spinach pie, meatballs, corn fritters in a curiously sweet red sauce) and a variety of breads (popovers, brown bread, rolls). Bean dip which accompanied crackers at the start of the meal was garlicky and absolutely delicious: I could have made a meal from it alone.

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