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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    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
Amazing Everything

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Thepretty
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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

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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edmonton, alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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edmonton, Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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 

Sherwood Park, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of our favourite restaurant. The dill pickle soup is great but be adventuresome and try the tripe soup. It is wonderful. Service is great with an European atmosphere.

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

Thank you for the review! You made a great choice with the dill pickle soup - it's is one of our top sellers! Be sure to spread the word and we look forward to seeing you again soon. -Sylvester B. More 

edmonton
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The meal was nothing special, the waitress had a quite an attitude(really), the place is kind of worn down, and the biggest surprise was a service charge of 15%, added to our bill . Shouldn't we as a customers decide if, and how much tip we will give to the server?In 21 century at any other restaurant ( even crappy... More 

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

Thanks for alerting us to this. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. We are always open to hearing how we can improve. If you’d like to contact me directly and further discuss your experience, please email me at sylvesterct@shaw.ca. Thank you, Sylvester B. More 

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

This is what we like to hear! We love that you were happy with the environment and look forward to seeing you again real soon. Best, Sylvester B. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
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
Reviewer
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 

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Additional Information about Continental Treat Fine Bistro

Address: 10560 82 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6A 4T2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-433-7432
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 31
Cuisine: German, Austrian, Polish, Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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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