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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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    June 23, 2017

    Its a nice to have a european restaurant with Europe cousine and meals close to our place of living that are reminding us to our homeland. The service was excellent. Thank you very much and see you soon.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 22, 2017

    As we had dined here several times prior, we had the confidence we would be looked after. Food is highly recommended, service was prompt and courteous while being reserved so we could conduct our affairs. Highly recommended.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 19, 2017

    Food was fantastic, the gluten free options were wonderful. Floors were a little dirty with food scraps, bread, etc. loved the small intimate atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 17, 2017

    We often have a couples dinner here. The ambiance is cozy and in a great spot on Whyte Ave. The servers are always excellent and knowledgable and the food has always been fantastic! Dill pickle soup and Schnitzel are my favorites.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 12, 2017

    The food was amazing and the service was excellent! We had a wonderful romantic experience.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 12, 2017

    We love eating at continental treats 😊😊❤❤

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 10, 2017

    Been one of my fav's over the last 20 years!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 5, 2017

    Have been coming for years, always bring our out of town guests We have never had a bad experience or a bad meal here, One of Edmonton's finest treasures!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 5, 2017

    Very good service & food 😊😊

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 31, 2017

    I love this little restaurant. The food was great, service was very attentive. My only complaint would be the lunch menu is a bit pricey--mains start at $19.95 and many are $24.95.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 29, 2017

    Table for three was more like room for two . To small of a table to seat three

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 29, 2017

    Love this restaurant Food/service is consistently excellent. Quiet enough that it is easy to talk without hearing adjacent tables. If you want home cooked Polish food this is the best place to go

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 28, 2017

    Love this restaurant and food. Except this time, the service was a little slow as it was quite busy. It took longer than usual, but this won't deter us from coming back again.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    May 28, 2017

    Great place. Great food. Great service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 29, 2017

    We enjoyed a beautiful dinner. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 29, 2017

    Continental Treat is consistently great! It is one of the best restaurants in Edmonton!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 23, 2017

    Excellent as usual.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 22, 2017

    We love the Continental Treat and go there to celebrate birthdays. We are never disappointed in the service or food - it is always excellent!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 20, 2017

    We always love Continental treat! Consistently great food and great service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 19, 2017

    Excellent restaurant to meet with colleagues. Great food and a quiet atmosphere that allowed for conversation without competing with a lot of distracting background noise. Service was very good and food was amazing. Will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 18, 2017

    Great food and service! A bit of an older crowd though.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 17, 2017

    We had a wonderful time at the restaurant....this was our first visit.. Everything was so good from start to finish....we were celebrating a friends 60th birthday....thanks for making it memorable!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2017

    Wonderful food and excellent service. It fully met expectations!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 14, 2017

    Food is always great. Keep up the great serve & great food selection

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 13, 2017

    Everything was wonderful! Very impressed. If I could rate the food higher than 5 stars I would!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 10, 2017

    Everything was wonderful. A great ding experience.Thank you.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 8, 2017

    Wonderful food, amazing service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 5, 2017

    My first visit and it was outstanding! Thanks so much!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 3, 2017

    A birthday dinner for my wife, this was almost perfect. The chef who specializes in Filet Mignon was not there that night, so our "fav" entre was not available. We will try again, but phone first to confirm it's "on the menu."

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 3, 2017

    Great food as always. Warm atmosphere and excellent wait staff!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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