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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

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$$$
German, Austrian, Polish, Seafood, European
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10560 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6A 4T2, Canada (whyte avenue)
+1 780-433-7432
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Continental Treat Restaurant is a family affair. Two generations of...
The Continental Treat Restaurant is a family affair. Two generations of the Borowka Family work together to bring their romantic turn of the century dining vision to life. Owners Ryszard and Helena Borowka and their son Sylvester Borowka oversee the entire operation. Ela Palmowski is the Executive Chef together with sous chefs Maria Palkowska, Bartosz Beresinski, Alexandr Oleineac, and Dusten Dixon. This international team of sous chefs are constantly innovating our menu. Other talented sous chefs joining us this year; Attilla Szabo from Hungary, Zdenek Holub from Czech Republic, Helmut Schumacher from Switzerland and Alexader Davidoff from Russia. Christopher Czapiga and Cindy Oland are the hosts who will welcome you gracefully on any occasion. The ambiance is one of pure charm, combined with an air of luxury and elegance. During the day classical music selection waft overhead, reminding you to take your time and enjoy the journey.*Adults only after 5pm
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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Probably the best German/Eastern European Restaurant I have tried in Edmonton

At one time parts of White Ave were a German section but that has pretty well passed (albeit K&K Foodliner is still there) but the Continental Treat remains. More fine dining than hearty country food and priced accordingly. Best, biggest, beer list I have ever seen, over 30 Belgium beers, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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St. John's NL
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Prince George, Canada
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There are numerous bizarre issues plaguing the Continental Treat Fine Bistro, the least of which is the lengthy name, one begging for a comma or a dash. I mean is it “Continental—Treat Fine Bistro, “Continental Treat—Fine Bistro”, or “Continental Treat Fine—Bistro”? Despite being in the top twenty restaurants in Edmonton according to certain websites, and the highest rated within ten... More 

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St. John's NL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

At one time parts of White Ave were a German section but that has pretty well passed (albeit K&K Foodliner is still there) but the Continental Treat remains. More fine dining than hearty country food and priced accordingly. Best, biggest, beer list I have ever seen, over 30 Belgium beers, a Norwegian beer even.

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

We appreciate your patronage and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Sylvester B. More 

Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love to bring out of town guests to this restaurant. We have dined at continental treat at least 3 times before and the service and food was always amazing. Upon our last visit with family from out of town, the food remained wonderful as usual, but the service was significantly different. Our server may have been having a bad... More 

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit. We strive to provide all of our guests with friendly, and attentive service, and it's clear that we missed the mark here. I am assuming that it was one of our new employees. I will conduct a special staff meeting in regards to this... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a great experience at Continental Treat. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. The special that night was a stroganoff. It was a little different from what I expected, but a very pleasant surprise. It came with soup -- we chose the borsht, which was also excellent. Someone at the neighboring table chose the pickle soup and... More 

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us, Ken. We hope this means we will be seeing you again soon. -Sylvester B. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After wandering the city all week chancing random restaurants that mostly disappointed, we decided to try a restaurant with positive ratings on TripAdvisor. This restaurant was ranked highly and has certainly earned its ranking. When we first walked into the restaurant I wasn't too sure but the food was excellent and I will definitely eat here again.

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear! We are so very pleased that you decided to give us a try and we lived up to your expectations. We hope this means we will be seeing you again soon? -Sylvester B. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been here many times and have always been pleased with the food and service. The schnitzel is so delicious, and the pickle soup is amazing. Would definitely recommend!

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation - our customers feedback is extremely important to us! We also appreciate your continued patronage. Be sure to tell a friend about Continental Treat Fine Bistro and come back and see us soon. -Sylvester B. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Made a reservation for 2 with a potential of 4 Made reservation in person I advised that I would call back to confirm 15 to 20 minutes which I did by calling back in. Came in 4.5 hours (on time ) later to be given a table of 4 right at the front cornered between front entrance and the hostess... More 

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Johannes. We’re very sorry about the recent experience and frustration you've had at Continental Treat Fine Bistro. Over the past 33 years our family certainly strive to make sure all of our guests’ are accommodated to their liking and that they keep coming back. Johannes, we did inform you when you made the reservation that... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is probably the best restaurant I have been to in Edmonton so far. If you are looking for an intimate romantic place, this is it. I was also shocked at how low my bill was for sucha mazing food. Keep up the good work!!

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the note "This is probably the best restaurant I have been to in Edmonton so far." It's comments like these that make us love what we do and work even harder! We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Sylvester B. More 

edmonton, alberta
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have walked past this restaurant probably hundreds of times, always curious about it, so finally we booked a family group to have dinner there. Inside it is indeed charming and very old world kind of decor--it's not shiny and new but cozy with little fireplaces and lots of trinkets here and there. The food was well received all around... More 

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest and candid feedback. We noticed that you gave us 4-stars above. What can we do in the future to earn that fifth star from you? All of your feedback is greatly appreciated. Best, Sylvester B. More 

edmonton, Alberta
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were a bit surprised when we returned to enjoy our lunch time favourites -- the lamb chops are ALWAYS fabulous, we love the borscht soup, and the shredded, pickled carrots and beets that come with entrees are such a treat - and saw the new policy of 15% gratuity automatically added to all bills. I'm not aware of this... More 

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Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage and taking the time to give us your honest feedback. We implemented our 15% gratuity policy more than 5 years ago, and have also included it on the bottom of each receipt for both lunch and dinner. The reason for implementing is, we receive many guests from all over the world who may not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10560 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6A 4T2, Canada
    (whyte avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-7432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 31
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, Polish, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

The Continental Treat Restaurant is a family affair. Two generations of the Borowka Family work together to bring their romantic turn of the century dining vision to life. Owners Ryszard and Helena Borowka and their son Sylvester Borowka oversee the entire operation. Ela Palmowski is the Executive Chef together with sous chefs Maria Palkowska, Bartosz Beresinski, Alexandr Oleineac, and Dusten Dixon. This international team of sous chefs are constantly innovating our menu. Other talented sous chefs joining us this year; Attilla Szabo from Hungary, Zdenek Holub from Czech Republic, Helmut Schumacher from Switzerland and Alexader Davidoff from Russia. Christopher Czapiga and Cindy Oland are the hosts who will welcome you gracefully on any occasion. The ambiance is one of pure charm, combined with an air of luxury and elegance. During the day classical music selection waft overhead, reminding you to take your time and enjoy the journey.*Adults only after 5pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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