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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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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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    January 16, 2018

    Lovely. Traditional. An Edmonton institution.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 15, 2018

    Food and service excellent as always!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 5, 2018

    Everything was nice on a winter day. Enjoyed the atmoshere as we were not rushed to leave.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2018

    Sylvester and his staff are first class. The Food is ALWAYS top notch. My favourite restaurant in Edmonton! Frank

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2018

    Taylor was our server and she did amazing. Everything was great and already have reservations to go back!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2018

    First experience here and will definitely be back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 31, 2017

    Wonderful place for a great meal

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 30, 2017

    Always Great

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 29, 2017

    Always nice for a special treat evening.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 30, 2017

    As always excellent all around, amazing food that is always served hot which I love, great wine menu and the service is great. My family and I have been going to Continental Treat for many many years and have never been disappointed.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 25, 2017

    Our family has always enjoyed our meals completely. Every time. Over 30 years. All the best for 2018!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2017

    We enjoyed dinner for our family of five who were visiting for the holidays. Efficient easy reservation process. Our server was friendly and helpful. She kept a very smooth pace that allowed time to visit. The food was excellent. Continental Treat is one of our favourite restaurants. Thank you.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2017

    We go there for the pickle soup and the boeuf tartare... Always good and consistent over the years.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 18, 2017

    The service is always fantastic. This time around I asked for a gluten Free menu and the girl said that all the items are made that way now. I was so happy. Everyone had the special which was the chicken schnitzel. I was in heaven. Everyone at the table loved their dinner. They all loved the pickle soup and I tried the beet soup...OMG it was good. We' re so gong back there. This restaurant is part of Skip the dishes so that would come in handle for alot of people. love love love this place

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 19, 2017

    A truly wonderful experience for our office holiday party; we had a great time. The food was delicious, the staff were hospitable and the atmosphere was very warming and felt like home. Thank you for having us! We hope to return again in the future.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 16, 2017

    excellant food and service

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    December 14, 2017

    Continental Treat is our favourite restaurant. We have been many of times over the last 12 years and have never had a complaint. Very reliable in every way. A restaurant you can recommend to friends with confidence. We will be back again and again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2017

    Everything was fantastic as usual. The wait staff and the food were stupendous!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 11, 2017

    Excellent service as always. Food was outstanding.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2017

    Great Chicken schnitzel with delicious mushroom sauce. Potatoes were good, not sure that they were pan fried as they were quite thick. Veggies were pretty good but would have liked to have hot veggies with it. But the Chicken schnitzel and mushroom sauce was extremely tasty

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 11, 2017

    Your staff is very friendly and helpful - it makes a difference! The food is always good, but for some reason I wasn't as thrilled, the pickle soup has tasted better, and although the mushroom sauce was recommended by the waiter, it just wasn't what I needed for the schnitzel.....also the portions are huge and for people who lead sedentary lives like most of us, we could mostly eat smaller amounts....I forgot to see if one of my friends would share the same meal....which is what I will do next time! Then we will have room to share one of your desserts!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 9, 2017

    Love this restaurant and we are always pleased with the service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 9, 2017

    As usual everything was top notch. Great food and service- well timed

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 6, 2017

    It could not have been better. The goulash ranked with the best I've had in the Czech Republic (had recently returned from there). The dill pickle soup and herring appetizer were wonderful as well. Though I only had one beer the selection was one that will draw me back as much as the food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 6, 2017

    My food could of been hotter. Other than that very good.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 4, 2017

    The food was pretty good - only the bread was disappointing - it was cold and the gluten free bread was toasted. It would have been nicer if the bread was warm and more of a bun style.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 2, 2017

    The avocado/tomato salad was scrumptious as was my pork schnitzel and spaetzle! Then we splurged on dessert - Strawberries Romanoff and Creme Caramel - needless to say they were divine! Thank you! Our waiter was excellent!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 1, 2017

    Always delicious and a most welcoming atmosphetr

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 28, 2017

    There's a reason I take my highest level accounts to Continental Treat. The foods amazing. The atmosphere is perfect for a business lunch setting and the service is always impeccable. I make everyone get the pickle soup and nobody has been disappointed yet.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 27, 2017

    Amazing service and delicious food. We have been coming to here for many years and have never been disappointed.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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