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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 6
    Poor
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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
Really delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 8 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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 14 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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, European

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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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