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10560 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4
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Continental Treat is a south Edmonton Best European Restaurant. A family affair, as two generations of the Borówka Family work together to bring their romantic turn of the century dining vision to life. Proud to serve since 1982, owners Ryszard and Helena Borówka and their son Sylvester oversee the entire operation. CT Bistro has become a premier choice for; anniversaries, birthdays, romantic dinners, small weddings and business dinners. Our Executive Chef Elizabeth Palmowski and her team are constantly working to innovate the menu, while keeping the distinctive, traditional flavouring of our most popular European dishes. We carry wide selection of fine wines, rare spirits (Van Winkle) and impossible to find beers (Westvleteren, Utopias). The ambiance is warm European bistro charm with classical music in the back ground during the day and light jazz during night.

The menu reflect a central and eastern European influence with the tastes of Poland, Germany, Hungary and Austria. You may enjoy such favourites as ; Escargots a la Bourgogne, Double Smoked Wild Salmon, Famous Dill Pickle Soup, Beef Tatar, slowly roasted duck leg, Hungarian Goulash , and as well the Best Schnitzel in Edmonton. Vegetarian or gluten-free celiac options available , as well we will gladly accommodate any other food restrictions. Our graceful staff and family awaits your arrival.
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Opening Hours

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Restaurant type

  • German, Modern European, Gluten Free Restaurant,

Cuisine type

  • German, Modern European, Gluten Free Restaurant,

Dishes

  • Dill Pickle Soup, Hungarian Goulash, Best Schnitzel In Edmonton,

Features

  • Winemakers Dinner With Live Jazz,

Atmosphere

  • Light Jazz,

Products and Services

  • Westvleteren,
  • Van Winkle Bourbon,
  • Samuel Adams Utopias Beer,

Specialties

  • Stake Tatar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Edmonton,

Meet the owner

Traditional old-world charm fills the air at Continental Treat Fine Bistro on Whyte Avenue. Family-run since 1982 by the Borówka family, this welcoming spot consistently provides Edmonton’s diners with high quality traditional European fare and great service. “We really try to give great service,” says Sylvester Borówka, who co-owns Continental Treat Fine Bistro with his parents Ryszard and Helena Borówka. “Through the years we have created what I call loyalists. These are customers who prefer to come to our restaurant over anywhere else and now their children and even their grandchildren are coming in.”

Sylvester says the family has worked hard to build their reputation. They started with a humble seven-table restaurant, but in just five years were able to expand. “I’m proud of our restaurant,” says Sylvester. “We always want our guests to feel welcome and to enjoy their meals.”

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    I walked in on a Wednesday night around 9pm...and was the only person wearing jeans. Oops. The place looked high end from the inside and it's located in the heart of Edmonton, The beer list is expansive, The selection was great and included a number of beers I had not come across before.It can undoubtedly compared to sherbook liquor store.

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    Completely fresh, innovative menu items and fantastic service. This is a must for anyone who appreciated fresh, innovative and flavorful food. Try the the escagorts they are very fresh.

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    Best Food In Edmonton That I ever had

    For the appetizer I tried the Chicken Stroganoff stuffed with cheese, it was tasty, but nothing special to it. On the other hand, the Chicken, Shrimp and Rice was amazing.Cooked perfectly so that it does not feel like you are chewing a rubber band. All in all, the food is simply prepared but delicious, the waitstaff is amazing.

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    November 20, 2017

    E were close to the band so it was a bit difficult to talk while they were playing, but we had a wonderful time nonetheless.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 19, 2017

    A lovely relaxing place. The window seat looking out over Whyte provides an entertaining view that goes well with the good service and awesome food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 18, 2017

    Always good.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 18, 2017

    Kristoff (?sp) was superb as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 15, 2017

    Delightful young lady looked after us as was very attentive Thank You Frank J Smith

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 12, 2017

    I celebrated my Mother's 🎂. Everything was superb! Our waiter was the best! He knew exactly when to ask questions, fill cups and wine glasses, etc. Signs of a great waiter. Thank you for this wonderful food experience! We'll be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2017

    Always a wonderful dining experience! Great food, great service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2017

    We have always had great service at Continental Treat. We have never had a bad meal here. Their menu is interesting and varied with something for everyone. Highly recommend this restaurant.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 9, 2017

    a favorite restaurant all the way around

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 5, 2017

    Wonderful dining experience

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 6, 2017

    Always First Class Service and Food

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 2, 2017

    Due to very inclement weather, it appeared the Bistro was perhaps a bit understaffed in terms of servers but it was only a minor issue and does not affect our opinion of this great place to dine with friends. Marvellous food and some of the friendliest staff on the planet.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 30, 2017

    We’ll b back!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 29, 2017

    It has become a family tradition that we all look forward to. Thanks

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 28, 2017

    Can't beat the schnitzel!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 25, 2017

    Very good! High quality food, authentic european style meals and atmosphere!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 24, 2017

    Food is always good. Service is consistently great there. Every time I go, I have to order their signature soup which is the dill pickle soup. It's one of the best soups I have ever tried. Their fried breaded cheese and the schnitzel are both good quality and large portions. One of the guests ordered escargot and commented how tasty and tender it was. The rest ordered schnitzels with mushroom sauce. The sides of potato salad, red cabbage, cucumber salad and carrots are ample and delicious. The only problem I have with the food is the dessert. The portions are small and over priced. They are by far not the only restaurant to overcharge for desserts. I just skip it as I am always stuffed from the meal. I hear that the apple strudel is vety tasty. As usual, I took my leftovers home for lunch the following day as there is just too much food for the average woman. I have been going to Continental Treat since the eighties. I hope to continue to go in the decades to come. Their hours are accommodating and open all day long.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2017

    One of the best restaurants in Edmonton for food quality and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 23, 2017

    It had been a while since I dined at the restaurant. Service was good and you were not rushed out the door after your meal.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 22, 2017

    As always a great experience. Book ahead of time they have become very busy which is a testament to the good food, ambiance and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2017

    food ans service was excellent

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 21, 2017

    It was great. Quite enough that you can talk but still ambience and character.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 17, 2017

    Love the meal, great service and such a lovely quite and perfect night for a romantic dinner. Thanks.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 16, 2017

    Always enjoy an evening at Continental Treat.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    Very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to our next date night there!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 9, 2017

    Great experience! Very good food and service! Thank you! Frank and Family.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 1, 2017

    Excellent outstanding experience, special night out

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 30, 2017

    I like your new look; very relaxing. :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 29, 2017

    We have never had a bad experience here! Thank you so much for caring about your work.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 24, 2017

    Only thing that was a detriment to our lovely meal was the construction outside of the window. Our server was fantastic and we all really enjoyed the food. We'll be back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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