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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

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,
  • Fine Dining,
  • European,
  • Celiac Friendly,

Cuisine type

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,
  • European,
  • Celiac Friendly,

Dishes

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,

Features

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,

Products and Services

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,
  • Entree,
  • Celiac Friendly,
  • European,

Specialties

  • Gluten Free Restaurant,

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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    Restaurantica12
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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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    July 23, 2017

    Excellent food quality and presentation as always! The consistency of the food here and the high level of service is always top notch. The flavors and seasoning is perfectly balanced. The interior redecoration was a surprise. I look forward to the completion of the interior! Thanks, John

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 20, 2017

    Very friendly, great service and fabulous European inspired food. Background music is quite jazz style we love. Very enjoyable restaurant. We will be back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 18, 2017

    Excellent food and service. As usual.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 13, 2017

    The best place we have been to for a very long time. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. A perfect date night!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 12, 2017

    The hostesses were very professional, friendly and helpful. the soups were excellent as well as the meal. w[ll definitely return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 9, 2017

    It was our 50th Wedding Anniversary and my husband made the restaurant aware of it and also my daughters phoned to tell them and they paid our tab but we were not even acknowledged about it and we were not even offered a free dessert. When having dinner on special occasions at other restaurants and they know of special occasions they always add that special touch.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 10, 2017

    Great service and wonderful food! One of my favourite restaurants in Edmonton!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2017

    Excellent in every way, a classic in Edmonton.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 3, 2017

    Nice location, food was great, waitress was very pleasant and parking was convenient.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 3, 2017

    Enjoyed personal service from a server that obviously enjoyed looking after us. Thank you again Continental Treat. Owen and Linda

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 29, 2017

    Wonderful service, food was great, wine was great and the company , awesome!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 26, 2017

    We love this place, their food and service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 25, 2017

    Amazing restaurant with fantastic staff and even better food.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    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 24, 2017

    Try the pickle soup, its is to die for

    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

    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 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

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

    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 29, 2017

    We enjoyed a beautiful dinner. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 28, 2017

    Great place. Great food. Great service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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