About Continental Treat Fine Bistro
The Continental Treat Restaurant is a family affair. Two generations of the Borówka Family work together to bring their romantic turn of the century dining vision to life. Owners Ryszard and Helena Borówka and their son Sylvester Borówka oversee the entire operation. Ela Palmowski is the Executive Chef together with sous chefs Maria Pałkowska, Bartosz Beresiński, 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.
Modern European, Eastern European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Adults Only
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz every Wine/Beer/Scotch Dinner
Limited Parking at the Back
Private Party Facilities:
Weddings, Business Lunches and Dinners, Christmas Parties
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine/Beer/Scotch Dinners with Live Jazz
Please visit our website for more details www.ctfinebistro.com
or call 780-433-7432 and as for Sylvester
Continental Treat Fine Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We booked for a birthday. That was not e ...
We booked for a birthday. That was not even mentioned. Food was very good. Did not even get our servers name. Never had the pepper on her as the dishes were served. Online, it mentions parking for restaurant reservations. Not true. 6-7 spots available for the 500 reservations.
My supervisor is an avid diner with deve ...
My supervisor is an avid diner with developed senses for fine dining. Catching up with her after 2 years had to be special. CTFB is close to U of A right on the happening Whyte Ave. for convenience of location. The interiors are very classy, the servers very polite and in proper uniform (Tip: A lot can be said from how thrashy the servers look).
Everything our group ordered pleased the eyes and taste buds alike only desiring for more. Ask for tea/coffee if yu aint into drinking, they dont have it on the menu. Light music adds to the charm of the ambiance.
Pricey is a relative term but look between $50-60/per person for a 3 course meal+drink
This is one of our favourite restaurants ...
This is one of our favourite restaurants and we took friends visiting from Australia for supper. They were suitably impressed with all aspects of the restaurant. From appetizers to the main course the food was excellent. We ordered a bottle of wine which was good but overpriced for a California red wine. Our server was pleasant and professional and contributed to a very enjoyable evening for our group.
I found the restaurant on open table, af ...
I found the restaurant on open table, after reading the reviews it sounded like the place to go. People raved about the dill pickle soup, and I have to concur. My husband is a dill pickle, so after reading the soup choice, I knew I found the next spot to dine. We even ordered soup to go. I loved the unique quaint setting, very intimate. We alway look for different places to dine, and this was a great find. We will definitely go back.
A physically challenged friend and I cel ...
A physically challenged friend and I celebrated her birthday by having lunch at Continental Treat recently. We are both seniors. The food was excellent and the service exceeded our expectations.
We were treated with utmost respect and politeness by our charming Irish server. She took time to explain the menu and waited patiently for us to make our choices. When our lunch arrived my friend asked our server to cut up her food, which she did most willingly and efficiently.
We declined the dessert offerings from the menu but to our surprise our server presented us with a complimentary dessert to share, in honour of my friend's birthday.
All in all, it was a memorable experience for both of us.
My wife and I recently attended Continen ...
My wife and I recently attended Continental Treat to celebrate a special occasion. We had a wonderful evening . The cocktails and wine were great. The escargots in mushroom sauce was a topnotch appetizer while the steak tartar and pork schnitzel were outstanding. We will definitely be back.
I love the European style decor, the old ...
I love the European style decor, the old world atmosphere and the unique menu options at Continental Treat Fine Bistro. At 150 choices, the beer selection is unparalleled. On each of my last two visits, we were grateful to have the lovely young Irish girl as our server. She is knowledgeable and knows just when to approach and when to stay away. I find the price point to be a bit high ($20 for salmon on a bagel and c$10 for a glass of wine).
Having orginally immigrated from Germany ...
Having orginally immigrated from Germany and grown up eating European cuisine this restaurant is my first choice for dining when staying in Edmonton. My wife and I usually enjoy a meal there each time we visit and have for years.
This is one of our favourite places to g ...
This is one of our favourite places to go in Edmonton. The food is delicious. We especially enjoy the various soups that they offer (dill pickle, borscht etc.). The menu is diverse and includes some German classics which are delicious.
The location on Whyte Avenue is easy to access. They have complimentary parking behind the restaurant.
My $50 filet was ordered m/r was deliver ...
My $50 filet was ordered m/r was delivered medium to medium well. The service was very good but you can for sure find better value for your dollar. Not sure why all the 5 star ratings but I give it 3 and if the service wasn't excellent which it was I would give this establishment a 2 star
Over the years we have been to the Conti ...
Over the years we have been to the Continental Treat restaurant a few times. A few things have changed.
The not so good:
First the food menu has downsized dramatically. The sign on the window by the door says, "Adults only after 4:00 PM", yet we arrived on a Monday at 6:45 PM to two tables that had children under 3 years of age (still in high chairs) that were still there at least 45 - 1 hour after we arrived. We wanted a nice quiet 35th anniversary supper, yet, we could barely hear each other over the noise of the other tables and squealing child. We had a party of 6 that went a few weeks ago that told us the food is not as tasty as it was a couple of years ago, my husband and I now agree with them. Disappointed to see one of the servers wearing jeans, female customer wearing flip flops (like beach flip flops). There are so few place to go out to for an evening that requires at least business attire... Disappointing this is being lost.
The good portion:
The Pickle soup is STILL delicious.
Our server was great.
Has some different meals.
Likely will not return and will try new restaurants.
That dill pickle soup was great, not ove ...
That dill pickle soup was great, not overpowering dill. Escargot was different than the usual garlic butter variety, worth a try. None of us could finish our entrees as we found each dish to be quite rich with lots of it too.
The restaurant was very busy and very no ...
The restaurant was very busy and very noisy. Felt crowded. The wine list was very good. The pickle soup was tasty albeit luke-warm. The main course was adequate although i thought that other dishes might have been better selections.
Service was very good.
Introduced friends from out of town to C ...
Introduced friends from out of town to Continental Treat, everyone enjoyed the meal and ambience. Mushroom and sauerkraut pyrogies were excellent as appetizers. Rainbow trout and wienerschnitzle were excellent entres, the duck leg a bit overcooked and dry. Everyone had the apple strudel for dessert, very nice finish
The Continental Treat is my "go-to" rest ...
The Continental Treat is my "go-to" restaurant for special occasions. I try to avoid weekends because the restaurant is usually full and therefore noisy. On this occasion it was Wednesday and noise was not an issue. The food is always exceptional and the service prompt and friendly. Parking can be difficult but free street parking a couple of blocks away is usually possible.
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