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The Continental serves all-American cuisine. Its niche is two-fold: name-ranch steaks and craft cocktails. The steak takes center stage, however. It dominates the dinner food menu, divided among the... Read More
The Continental serves all-American cuisine. Its niche is two-fold: name-ranch steaks and craft cocktails. The steak takes center stage, however. It dominates the dinner food menu, divided among the restaurant's four beef providers. Each touts its own connoisseur-level characteristics, including the top-of-the-line Japanese Wagyu A5 and Italian Piedmontese. Yet The Continental is clearly no ordinary steakhouse. Owners break the mold with their menus, but also with the restaurant's design. The dining room, which shows the telltale opulence of a typical steakhouse, opens onto the courtyard, where a convivial bar, bougainvillea-framed setting, cabanas and live dinner entertainment make this something wholly other.
- Best Restaurants: "The Piedmontese cuts have the tenderness of wagyu but without all the fat marbling - a good choice for a healthier diet."
- Steakhouses, Best Restaurants for Spring, Lunch, Late Night, Old Naples' Best Restaurants: "If key lime blackberry pie is on the day's pie menu, don't pass it up."
- Fine Dining: "If key lime blackberry pie is on the day's pie menu, don't pass it up. It adds lush blackberries to the traditional silky key lime recipe."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: It bends all the rules about steakhouses to do something entirely its own, entirely marvelous.
- Best for Steakhouses Because: The Continental breaks out of the steakhouse setting mold but excels in bringing connoisseurs exclusive, signature steaks.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Live music fills the outdoor bar and seating area. Watch for new seasonal craft cocktails and desserts.
- Best for Fine Dining Because: Its top-of-the-line steaks, craft cocktails and other fine food and drink make for special-occasion dining.
- Best for Lunch Because: Its courtyard seating, congenial bar and incredible burger make this a lunchtime favorite.
- Best for Late Night Because: The Continental serves a late night menu from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
- Best for Old Naples' Best Restaurants Because: It has been making a splash with its fine steaks, craft cocktails, and late-night scene.