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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Polish Food

Although we booked this at the last minute and were lucky to find a table for four, I'm glad we did. There was an excellent choice on the a la carte and reasonably priced set menu. There was a good wine selection and the staff and ambience were great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Frank S
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St andrews
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St andrews
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Although we booked this at the last minute and were lucky to find a table for four, I'm glad we did. There was an excellent choice on the a la carte and reasonably priced set menu. There was a good wine selection and the staff and ambience were great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love continental treat, the food is so tasty and the service is always great. They have a huge selection of Beer from all around Europe and a large wine and champagne list as well. The ambiance is a little dry, not really a "hip" place. Reservations are a good idea as they get very very busy. I love the... More 

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

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, Tiffany! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Sly More 

Leduc, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I searched best restaurants on Trip Advisor looking for a new place to dine. I noticed that some of the other restaurants that I liked were highly rated, so I went with a new highly rated choice to try out. This restaurant is not cheap, but I wasn't looking for cheap, I was looking to enjoy my evening with my... More 

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

Hi Sharon, Thank you for the feedback. We couldn't agree with you more in terms of your feedback and appreciate your patronage and kind words! We hope your experience with Continental Treat Fine Bistro entices you to come back and try us again soon. Best, Sly More 

Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not the cheapest but good value for the menu item and great service. If your looking for something a little different but special I can whole heartily recommend this establishment

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

Hi Carolynn, Thank you for the honest feedback. We noticed that you gave us a rating of 4 out of 5. How can we improve in the future to earn 5 stars from you? All of your feedback is greatly appreciated! Best, Sylvester Borowka More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Terrific European style meals, quiet music in the back ground, great service and interesting views of Whyte avenue. Not to forget over 100 beers and delicious wine!

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

Hi Rick, Thank you 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. Best, Sly More 

Oliver, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is the third time we have visited this restaurant when visiting family in Edmonton and we have never been disappointed. This time we arrived at noon without reservations and there were seven of us but the maitre de hesitated only a moment and went to work to find us a table. The restaurant was full in minutes after our... More 

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

Hi Lou, Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work 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. Best, Sly More 

Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyed a Saturday afternoon late lunch with family here in December. A great corner booth with a view to Whyte Avenue but also cozy enough for a nice conversation. Great service staff, very knowledgable and efficient but attentive, in a good way. The Red Barszcz was delicious with beets and cream. I ordered the Euro bowl and it was 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 on TripAdvisor. All of our customers feedback is very important to us. We noticed that you gave us a rating of 4 above. What can we do in the future to earn a rating of 5 from you? Best, Sly More 

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have been to this place a couple of times. I loved their food and service! They have a very good collection of beers. The pickle soup is just fantastic! If you can handle raw beef, you should not miss their beef tartare. The price is a little high, but it is worth it!

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

Arghya_Calcutta thanks again for your comments! Glad to know that you are a repeat customer who enjoys both the food and service! When making our Beef Tartare we only use the freshest quality of steak hence our prices matching the quality... Join us again soon and try a few more items on our menu. I would encourage you to give... More 

Cold Lake
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We've been coming to this great restaurant for years. Our favourite is still their unbeatable well tenderized schnitzel with potato salad and pickle soup. It's busy in the evening,especially during weekend so booking a table may be a wise idea.

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

Dana C. thank you so much for your patronage! To this day it still makes me so happy when I get reviews from repeat customers who have been dining at The Continental Treat for years because clearly you are satisfied with the consistently good food and the service. You clearly know how busy we can get on the weekends so... More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'm not sure if I spelled flatchke correctly. It's the soup they make with honey dew tripe. If you like honey dew tripe this is the place to come and eat it. No one else in the city can get the tripe this tender. Ever since the Gasthaus zur Muehle closed down we've been looking for a good German /... More 

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

Thank you Nancy T, It does not matter that you spelled FLACZKI wrong so long as you enjoyed it which clearly you did! :) Thank you so much for your kind review as tripe soup tends to be one of those menu items that scares people however shocks them when they end up trying it and loving it. We make... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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