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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 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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Edmonton, Canada
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every visit is always good. A outstanding menue selection. One never gets to go often enough to try all the selections. The pickle soup must be tried. Good dessert selection if one is able after the fuelling meal. Great spot for a later lunch and visit in the afternoon without being rushed. Limited parking out back; however, always seams full.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was across from my hotel and I went in to have dinner. Waitress was incredibly friendly (Polish born, grew up in Edmonton from age 7) and the food was absolutely to die for. I started off with the Wild Mushroom, Sauerkraut Stuffed Pierogis and they were just as good as my friend Elisabeth in Katowice used to make... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food is of a typically heavier variety, it is always very good. Part of the allure of this location is its ambiance, and Old World hospitality. While it is certainly a bit higher priced, it is a great place to try something different.

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Edmonton
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

For a lovely, romantic dinner or special occasion this place has the ambiance. From our booking with Sylvester to our attentive waiter Christopher, you feel welcome and cared for. The food is delicious and has good portions. I highly recommend this quaint little restaurant!

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

Livsuzba Thank You!! We certainly do feel that the Continental Treat Bistro sets the right tone for a romantic dinner and many of our return clients have had their first dates with us, some have even gotten married at our establishment, which we love to see ! As for myself and Kristof, we appreciate your kind words. It's important to... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I love polish soups! All the dishes are very tasty and worth to try. I regret that they don't have traditional polish cheesecake:)

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

Micheal T hello and thanks for your review :) We definitely pride ourselves on our homemade traditional soups, particularly our Dill Pickle. People get seriously hooked on it !! I hope you tried one of our desserts while dining with us, as the Puckler Torte is certainly one not to be missed. Once in a while we like to switch... More 

Edmonton
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Six of us for Mothers day dinner. Great experience. Dill pickle soup was devine, periogi was amazing, both flavors were the best I have ever had. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, we all had different types of schnitzel. Every my extremely picky 8 yr old ate everything. We will return again soon. Service was very good as well but the food... More 

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

Hello Smartfox and thanks for taking your time to review the Continental Treat Fine Bistro. Everything you mention is much appreciated in regards to the great food and service, however the fact say that an extremely picky 8 year old ate EVERYTHING is the highest compliment you can give !!! :) Looking forward to seeing you back to try other... More 

St. Albert, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Excellent East European food, big selection of vines, beers and other alcoholic beverages. Rather expensive and reservation is a must.

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

Hello Angie and thanks for reviewing our establishment. We're glad that you noted our excellent food and wine/beer variety as we work hard to keep things interesting and intriguing for our valued customers and our prices are listed according to the ever changing market value. Please come back and join us again soon and don't forget to make that reservation.... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great atmosphere and very good attention to detail. Nice beer and wine list. Varied menu with many choices. Tried a sample of the Pickle Soup. Ordered the Chicken Schnitzel which came with cucumber salad, oven potatoes and pickled beets, which was nicely prepared and beautifully served. As we were celebrating a birthday, the restaurant brought out a piece... More 

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Thank Raphaels53
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Raphaels53. Thanks for the kind words about the Continental Treat Fine Bistro. Our team, both in the kitchen and in the front of the house, do their very best at all times to pay attention to all details surrounding our establishment, so thank you for noting that. Glad that you came to celebrate a birthday with us as everybody... More 

Calgary, Canada
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We arrived without reservations on a Friday night and they were busy, but they accommodated us - with a time limit. I'm glad they did that because it was the best dining experience we've had in a long time. When in Edmonton - so we shared the perogies as a starter Not a fan in general, but these were very... More 

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

Hello Prairieschooner2! Thank you for your wonderful review!!! Words like yours give us energy to work harder and harder every day! You are right - Krzysztof has been with us for over 25 years! He would also like to thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon, so you can try even more delicious items... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Excellent food, yummy! I have been there a few times and not once been disappointed. The restaurant itself is a tad shabby looking, it is whilte tablecloth setting, however you can dress casual and still feel quite comfortable. Try the pickle soup, there is Nothing like it! Absolutely fabulous!

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Thank Gal20152015
Sylvester_Borowka, Manager at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback Gal!! We hope to see you again so we can earn the fifth star with you!! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $31
Cuisine
German, European, Soups, Central European, Austrian, Polish, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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
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

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