A great dinner in Philadelphia was followed the next morning by a great brunch. My sister had offered a recommendation for brunch as well (Morning Glory) but, in our haste to get on the road and back to Providence, we opted for something only a block or so from our hotel- The Continental.
Approaching the restaurant, all we could see was a giant olive perched atop the sign, but as we got closer we could stare inside at the masses of people crowded inside a trendy, brightly colored restaurant. The restaurant is two levels, both with bars situated at the back. Upstairs, where we sat, there were booths and two tops with swinging chairs! But, not only the decor was great- so was my pumpkin waffle:
The waffle was served with vanilla bean butter and real maple syrup, and it was one of the best waffles I've had in a long time. It was crispy on the outside, and soft and airy on the inside. We all agreed that it was unbelievably light and the pumpkin flavor was perfect. It would have been fun to stay in Philadelphia for another night and see The Continental Martini Bar in its true light...but it was definitely worth a stop for brunch.