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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

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German, European, Soups, Central European, Austrian, Polish, Eastern European
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10560 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A4, Canada (whyte avenue)
+1 780-433-7432
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and family and I have been going to this European experience restaurant since it opened in the 1980's. The quality of the food and the service remains superb! There has never been a time when my experience has been less than perfect. I even have business acquaintances coming from Calgary and Vancouver that always want to include another... More 

Thank 426arlenel
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here twice now, once for dinner back in June and once for lunch a few weeks ago. Both times the food was amazing! The soup is simply to die for. I've had both the Dill Pickle soup and the sauerkraut and potato soups. I have also tried the Barszcz soup which was also very good. I know its... More 

Thank Jeffersed
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know the lady I was to meet likes fine dining. Continental Bistro was excellent for the occasion. Accessible location, excellent menu, very classy interior, light music and great service. Will work well for couples, dates, client meetings and family outings. Prices may not be very comfortable for students or boisterous groups. Expect to spend between $50-60 on an average... More 

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Wainwright, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay at the Varscona across the street just so we can walk over here to eat! Smallish restaurant with absolutely excellent food and service. Not necessarily inexpensive, but every dish is wonderful, and well worth it. The borscht is excellent, and this, plus a sharing plate, and dessert of course, is enough for a meal for those on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times but went again recently for lunch. They have an expansive beer menu, it's very hard to choose and they serve it all with the appropriate glassware which earns points from me. We both have a sandwich special which comes with potato salad and soup. I chose the dill pickle even though I previously had it... More 

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

Thanks Nikki B, Yes the Reuben sandwich is one of the favorites at lunch time for sure and I'm glad you gave the Dill Pickle soup a second go and it suited your palate this time.. We choose nothing but the freshest, highest quality ingredients at The Continental Treat so thank you for your comments. All the best, Cheers... Sly More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just came back from the Yalumba wine makers dinner, the service was first rate and the dinner was excellent. A great night out.

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

Hey brad b. Yes it was a pretty fine night wasn't it? We received a lot of great feedback from that evening and are most grateful to not only Yalumba winery, but everyone involved, including our fantastic back of the house team who are responsible for creating such wonderful courses, our front of the house for delivering such great service... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Over the years we have been to the Continental Treat restaurant a few times. A few things have changed. The not so good: First the food menu has downsized dramatically. The sign on the window by the door says, "Adults only after 4:00 PM", yet we arrived on a Monday at 6:45 PM to two tables that had children under... More 

Thank Tobe133
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Tobe133, I'm truly sorry to hear that your last experience with us what not what you expected. I hope you won't give up on us completely and that you will come again another time. In regards to the "Only Adults" after 4pm, we do stand by that, however sometimes we take a reservation online or over the phone where... More 

Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Have been in this restaurant few times in the last 15 years, food is always exelent , service great , you do need a reservation for dinners , place is very popular, prices are good and reasonable.

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

Hey tonyvane! Best Polish food hey? I like it!!! Thanks for your awesome review and thanks for joining us over the last 15 years! It's reviews like this and customers such as yourself that make us strive to deliver excellent food, service and ambiance. See you soon! Cheers... Sly. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A trip back in time to when going out to a restaurant was something of an occasion. This elegantly unpretentious spot is a throwback to a time when waiters didn't tell you their first names, cloth napkins were a given and menus offered traditional cuisine prepared with pride. Places like this are increasingly hard to find these days. The menu... More 

Thank mnicol9
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hey mnicol9, What an awesome review! What you said is exactly how we feel when running our little restaurant and probably a part of the reason we have so many return clientele coming to see us time and time again over the many years we have been open. The Continental Treat Fine Bistros aim is to serve excellent quality food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised when a friend took me to this restaurant. First of all, it was very quiet, even though there were others in the restaurant, it was not overly noisy. We had a nice little table overlooking Whyte Ave. and enjoyed watching the people go by. The waiter really knew how to be a waiter! I loved that!... More 

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

Good Day Yvonne K. Excellent choice with the perogies as they are freshly homemade right in our kitchen. Which ones did you try? The Cheddar and Potato or the Wild Mushroom and Sauerkraut? As for the waiter comments, thank you so much for mentioning that. Great service is a priority at The Continental Treat as it is essential in any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $31
German, European, Soups, Central European, Austrian, Polish, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10560 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A4, Canada
    (whyte avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-7432
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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