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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

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10560 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A4, Canada (whyte avenue)
+1 780-433-7432
11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us had the special of the day - Pork Schnitzel with mashed potates and the other had the Chicken William with Shrimp. All three meals tasty, ample and beautifully plated. Try the Cosmopolitans - the expert at the table said they were the best in the city. But forgo the Ceasars. French Onion soup to start was cheesey... More 

Thank dianej817
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Good Day Dianej817, Thanks for dining with us and for the lovely comments :) Curious as to why you would forgo the Ceasars? Too spicy maybe? I too would encourage our guests to take a walk down Whyte Ave after a meal at The Continental Treat to help with digestion! Good call! Looking forward to having you back again! Cheers...Sly More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this meal was terrible! i want with my family and i felt like i was going to throw up. the staff were fantastic but as soon as we got our food i knew coming here was a mistake. Worst restaurant in Edmonton, maybe even in Canada.

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

Hello there ihitconnects.. I have to admit your review came as a bit of a shock as it was quite abrupt. I am not sure as to what you ate the evening you dined with us or what the actual problem with the meal was, as nothing was outright mentioned, however I am completely open to talking with you and... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice lunch. Made reservations- thought for an anniversary lunch it would have been a better table instead of right next to the kitchen. Service was good, meal was yummy! They allow substitutions- had spatzel as the side. Snitzel was one of the best I have had! The bread basket is ok but butter was FROZEN.

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

Ooppps about the butter Corimarnell. :( Nothing worse than getting fresh bread and cold butter.. Apologies. I appreciate your kind words and thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! Good idea about making reservations though and substitutions (within reason) are never an issue with us! Thank you again and hope to see you again before your next anniversary! Cheers...... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Edmonton. The atmosphere is charming; the staff are friendly and professional, and the European cuisine is some of the best I have ever tasted. From the dill pickle soup to the wild mushroom and sauerkraut perogies and the pork schnitzel complete with spaetzle...it is a culinary treat to dine there.

Thank 44Debbie
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

44Debbie YOU are a real treat!!!! Thank you sooo much for your comments about our Bistro. All the items you have mentioned are fresh and homemade so it's wonderful that you have noted them! Can't wait to have you back dining with us :) See you soon! Cheers...Sly More 

Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent Continental Treat every chance we get while in Edmonton. We look forward to the experience each time and are never disappointed!! Love this restaurant and the service is always great!

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

You are Ah-Mazing Chfischer, Thanks so much for taking time out of your life schedules to dine with us when you visit! I love reviews as such as it makes us feel good about the work we do and makes us strive to be better! See you next time at The Treat! Cheers...Sly More 

Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Four of us went here for dinner in December 2016 and we quite enjoyed it. The schnitzel was very good (but not as good as Bistro Praha), and it was nice to have beer served in a proper beer glass. The service was fairly good, although we found we were waiting at times - this might be by design (perhaps... More 

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

Hi Rennurmk, Thanks for reviewing us. You would be correct in noting that we like to give our diners time to enjoy their meals as good food and company should not be rushed when possible. I'm hoping you come back at some point to enjoy the many other European based items we serve besides our schnitzel.. I'm sure you will... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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285 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This Polish-German restaurant is a well-known and favourite meeting place located on Whyte Avenue, Edmonton's main shopping area on the city's south side. I've been here many times, and have always been pleased and contented with both food and service. Continental Treat is known far-and-wide for its Polish pickle soup, and when I and friends went there recently, the soup... More 

1 Thank Kirk M
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kirk M. Thank you so much for your review of The Continental Treat and I truly appreciate all you have said. You certainly seem to know our menu well so I am thankful for your response of your own personal experience this time around. I certainly don't want our standards to drop at all so everything you have mentioned... More 

Edmonton, AB
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, dining or lunching at Continental treat is always a wonderful experience! The service is exceptional, the food is fantastic! The menu offers food from various European cuisines: French, German, Polish, Italian ... and all is superb! Try the pickle soup, borscht or Flatcky for an appetizer! But leave room for entree and desert. Prices are adequate for service and... More 

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

Your review is a treat Airmeki! Thanks for all the kind words and the mentioning of all the various dishes from European countries we serve. Looking forward to seeing you back at the Bistro! Have a fab weekend. Cheers...Sly More 

Edmonton, Canada
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715 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us went to the restaurant on a Thursday night. The place was almost full by the time we left. The chicken stroganoff was excellent as was the liver sausage and onions. However my meal of veal goulash was the best. The pickle soup was also great. This was my first encounter with this highly recommended dish. The service... More 

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

Awww, cheers woodmister! Appreciate the feedback from you and the mention of our dishes which were tried. I know to many people, liver, sausage and onions may be scary, but I too believe it to be a classic dish. Our staff thank you for the feedback as well. We do our best to stay on point at all times. We... More 

Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This family-owned restaurant offers central European food which is well-prepared and delicious. The service is excellent and professional. We've eaten here multiple times and have booked it for a family birthday celebration in the new year.

Thank Heidi014
Sylvester_Borowka, Owner at Continental Treat Fine Bistro, responded to this review

Hey Heidi014, I'm late in responding (sorry) but am curious as to how that family birthday celebration went? :) Yes we definitely offer a European based menu with a bit of a twist. You should check out one of our monthly Beer or Wine Dinner events. I'm sure you and the family would enjoy that as well. Our staff appreciate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 31
German, European, Soups, Central European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10560 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A4, Canada
    (whyte avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-433-7432
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?