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/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Was a wonderful evening! They new it was ...
Was a wonderful evening! They new it was a special occasion and did everything they could to make it just that, special!
From the moment we walked in too the time we walked out, we were served with a smile. The server who helped us was vary friendly but seamed to had just work a 8hour shift and seemed a little run down but we could tell she still tried to make our experience a moment to remember.
Food was very good but could use a touch more seasoning to truly make an immaculate meal. Plating was rustic and the garnishes seamed to love being all over the rimes of the plate. Above all else it had a certain je ne sais que about it that really made it feel like worm home cooking, especially if you have a very European grandmother.
Very much enjoyed my experience and would be very happy to go again
Always enjoy this restaurant. It is our ...
Always enjoy this restaurant. It is our to go to restaurant when don't want to cook at home. For those craving Eastern European dishes this is the real deal as authentic as you can get. Difficult to get a table on weekends so book early. The prices are reasonable, the servings are large. even if i can't get a table i phone and get the meal to go. Also the soups are really authentic and I will do frozen or takeout. This restaurant is addictive.
Mom and I have come a coupel of times a ...
Mom and I have come a coupel of times a month for years. Staff is always cheery and friendly and extrememly accomadating. The food is delicious, a variety and of decent proportions. Price is not cheap but average for a fine restaurant, not over priced. We enjoy the ambiance of a european restaurant and the people watching as it is situated overlooking whyte ave. I would reccommend this restaurant and I have to everyone.
As usual, Continental Treat was outstand ...
As usual, Continental Treat was outstanding. The food is second to none (dill pickle soup is to die for), and the schnitzel is always great. The service was prompt and friendly and the ambience is classy yet casual. One of the few restaurants left in town that still has an ambiance that suggests a special evening out. Always a favorite of mine!
Consistently excellent food and service. ...
Consistently excellent food and service. We have been going to Continental Treat for years and have never had a bad experience. Good variety of food and wine. Weekends you usually need a reservation to get a table.
Tasty European food. The pickle soup is ...
Tasty European food. The pickle soup is a top pick for both my boyfriend and I to start with. The stroganoff was also amazing! Portions are quite large, therefore giving us lunch the next day as well. The selection of European beer was a delight to my boyfriend. The wine list for single glasses is somewhat small but they did have variety and I was able to find a new and very tasty white wine to celebrate our occasion with.
We are regular patrons at this restauran ...
We are regular patrons at this restaurant. We had been away for six months and were looking forward to our meal here.
It was disappointing to find that the veal schnitzel was no longer on the menu, replaced by pork schnitzel. The pork was good but we much prefer the veal. Hopefully the restaurant will bring back the veal in the near future.
We go to Continental Treat specifically because we like the veal and this restaurant was one of the few to offer veal.
We have been regular customers for many, many years and have introduced numerous friends to Continetnal Treat over that time.
BRING BACK THE VEAL SCHNITZEK!!!
Our server ruined the experience for us very rude
The food was good but the server we had was one of the rudest I have dealt with. I don't even think she introduced herself. We could see the bar from our table and she hung out there most of the night watching the dining room.
A Whyte Treat
Our group (5) thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food was exceptional and service was above average. Great for individuals or groups who enjoy European dishes and flavours. Close access from Varscona hotel. Great selection of beers. Soups were amazing. Pickle soup was a big hit. We enjoyed the chocolate cake dessert. Will definitely return.
We dine here every time we are in Edmonton.
The menu is quite different from that in most all other restaurants. Eating that food is most definitely a "Treat". We enjoy the quiet ambiance & the soft background music - in the timeless decor. The servers are always efficient, but not imposing.
Nothing is rushed, so there is ample time to enjoy the various stages of the meal.
The Continental Treat is our favorite... ...
The Continental Treat is our favorite...has a quiet ambiance (usually lite jazz or lite classical background music,,) and allows conversation at normal levels! The place is unique and special. Has a distinct European "flavor"
The food was outstanding, was enough to ...
The food was outstanding, was enough to fill me up (which takes a lot) the dessert was excellent, nice selection of different beer and wine, the only pain was the parking on a Saturday night on white ave. found a pay parking lot about a block away which was good to stroll off some of the meal.
Mom's Day dinner
My daughter picked Continental Treat for Mother's Day. I had been once before and explained that to me, it feels a little European. We have spent a Mother's day in Europe so this was definitely a treat for us. We totally enjoyed the dinner and the atmosphere. We will be back. The dill pickle soup is wonderful, as is everything else. I think the prices are reasonable and they have the BEST liver and onions.
Taste of central Europe
Very good central European offering (Hungarian/Polish/Czech/Austrian). Uncomplicated food. Goulash, Duck and Filet Mignon were tasty and the portions were just right. Extensive beer list (though some beers were not available). Family style unpretentious restaurant - do not expect fine dining table service etiquette.
It's always a pleasure to have lunch at Continental Treat. On this occasion I was there with two friends. We happened to be talking about the fact, within our server's hearing, that one of us was celebrating a birthday the week of our luncheon together.
To our surprise and pleasure, a lovely complimentary strawberry fantasia (?) dessert arrived at the end of our meal, complete with single candle. Although we had declined dessert earlier I must say that we all enjoyed it thoroughly, thanks to the attentiveness of our server. I don't know her name but she's definitely from Ireland!
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