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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

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German, Austrian, Polish, Seafood
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10560 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6A 4T2, Canada (whyte avenue)
+1 780-433-7432
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Truly a Treat!

We never go to Whyte Avenue without enjoying at least lunch at the Continental Treat Fine Bistro! Dill Pickle soup is a musty try; the mushroom and spinach crepes are my standard 'favorite'. If you have a chance to go to one of their special evenings (wine/beer tasting, 5 course meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Carolyn N
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We never go to Whyte Avenue without enjoying at least lunch at the Continental Treat Fine Bistro! Dill Pickle soup is a musty try; the mushroom and spinach crepes are my standard 'favorite'. If you have a chance to go to one of their special evenings (wine/beer tasting, 5 course meal, entertainment), DO it!! Best experience ever; best lamb dinner... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

WOW I have strolled by this restaurant for over 20 years! On Whyte Ave, this is a little brick bldg with an understated facade. Inside is, under stated elegance and charm. With a wall of Dom Perignon to greet you at the door, I wondered to myself if this was a sign? It was. This restaurant has the largest selection... More 

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

Hi Jacky, Thank you for the detailed feedback and kind words! It's feedback like yours that make us work even harder. We look forward to seeing you again soon for many more experiences! -Sylvester B. More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

First time visit, very much enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Don't let the name Dill Pickle Soup fool you, it is very tasty. Chinook salmon melted in my wife's mouth and the Beef Stroganoff reminded me of days gone by. We very much enjoyed our visit and will be returning.

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

Thank you for giving us a try. You made a great choice with our Dill Pickle Soup - it's one of our top sellers! Hope to see you again soon. -Sylvester B. More 

Edmonton, AB, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Dinner at Continental Treat was a real treat! The dill pickle soup was as fabulous as ever; the entrées were excellent and the desserts beautifully presented and the yummiest (I had a new dessert on their menu, the red current, passion fruit and mango cake; so delicious with a beautiful balance of sweetness with the acidity of the... More 

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

Thank you very much for the positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Sylvester B. More 

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We were out for the day when my husband decide we need a treat so he took me to our favorited resturant pickle soup steak tartar and smoke salmon to start along with the special of the day it was a great brunch as it is always love the food and the staff service is always excellent so if it's... 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 feedback, Margaret! Our customers feedback is very important to us and we are always open to hearing how we can improve. We look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon. -Sylvester Borowka More 

Los Angeles, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had the special of the night called the Hunter's Plate. Beef cubes and polish sausage piled high and cooked to perfection. Paired that with a delicious malbec and topped it all off with some apple strudel. The meal was fantastic and the service was great. I had a fabulous time and I look forward to going back. Highly recommended!!!

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

This is what we like to hear, Jessica! Thank you for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again if you're ever in the area. -Sylvester B. More 

Peace River, AB
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The first time I ate here was at the invitation of friends who live in Edmonton. I had the beet soup and Hungarian goulash -- both were as good as anything I had had in eastern Europe. My second visit to Continental Treat was equally satisfying. I had the sauerkraut and potato soup but the waitress was kind enough to... More 

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

Thank you so much for the recommendation, Joan! We love that you were happy with the environment and hope that will entice you to try us again a third time! Be sure to tell a friend about us. -Sylvester B. More 

Alberta,Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant must be reserved beforehand. You'll realize why when you taste the fantastic food. We were there last night and both of us had Pickle soup, so delicious, and veal schnitzel with mushroom sauce and choice of potato, with a small pickled salad. I could eat this homemade meal everyday! My husband had a stein of on tapGerman beer.... More 

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

You can never go wrong with the pickle soup, Deb! Thank you very much for the positive comments above. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Sylvester Borowka More 

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Heard a lot of great reviews. The food was ok but I definetly have had much better. Overpriced..The white tablecloths are a nice touch. Service was good.

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

We appreciate your honest feedback. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service here at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. -Sylvester Borowka More 

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very relaxing restaurant. Not hurried along. Food is excellent and unique. Eastern European so there aren't many places you can get a lot of the dishes. One being the pickle soup and it is so good. I don't like pickles! I have a hard time deciding what to order. You will need a reservation for a Friday or Saturday. A... 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 feedback. Our staff works hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and I’m so glad your visit was enjoyable. I will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! -Sylvester Borowka 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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