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Continental Treat Fine Bistro

4.4
701 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Modern European
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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About

With a stunningly warm and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of a family-run restaurant in Tuscany or Bordeaux, Continental Treat Fine Bistro in Edmonton serves charming continental cuisine. The traditional cheese and potato stuffed pierogis with sour cream and the vegetable-laden red barszcz soup make excellent starter dishes. Some of Continental Treat Fine Bistro's specialty entrée dishes include the marinated pork chop Munich style with smoked sausage and mushrooms in a rich pearl onion sauce, the chicken stroganoff in a creamy tomato sauce with spaetzle, sour cream and diced pickles, the famous Hungarian goulash with tender beef cubes stewed in a rich and fragrant paprika sauce and the rainbow trout with seasoned with lemon, dill and capers, pan fried until crisp and golden.

Continental Treat Fine Bistro also serves an excellent array of beers and wines from across the globe; the perfect accompaniment to the hearty and rustic fare.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, Eastern European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Adults Only
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elizabeth Palmowski
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Private party facilities
Weddings, Business Lunches and Dinners, Christmas Parties
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Private party contact
Sylvesterct@shaw.ca: (780) 433-7432
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
whyte avenue
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Parking details
Limited Parking at the Back
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Entertainment
Live Jazz every Wine/Beer/Scotch Dinner
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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



Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Everything was so so delicious. A wee bit noisy with the music. Caring pleasant quick server

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2016

I go here regularly with my Aunt and it is always very good.

Everything I have ordered here has always been great. Portions are quite large and you leave stuffed because its so good you want to eat it all

It is nice and quiet and very cozy

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Food are always consistent in quality !
lovely environment, very cozy feel. Waitress always smile,and very attentive !
But this time the home made bread seems not as good as before.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Excellent food and superb service! will definitely dine there again

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2016

WE always have an amazing experience and have been to this restaurant for over 10 years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Well there was no candle lit, and no one asked if it was a special occasion. Yes it was my birthday. Oh well

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

The food is always excellent. Server was also very good.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2016

First time customer but will be back for sure, we both had a great meal and have told many friends about this great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2016

I love Continental Treat and the service is always wonderful. Food is always consistently great. Keep up the good work and don't change a thing.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Best food and atmosphere in Edmonton. Hands down my favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Excellent food, atmosphere and service! When we want an excellent, intimate dinner, we always choose Continental Treat. Always superb food! Try the Dill Pickle Soup!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Always consistently delicious..service is professional yet warm and friendly. Our favourite spot for comfort food.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2016

One of our favourite places for Friday 'date-night' . I'm vegetarian and always have borscht and perogy. I never tire of it. My husband has tried many menu items but really loves the snitzel with gravy. He'd say, "don't miss the pickle soup". They're across from the Princess, so it's a great place for a pre or post-movie dinner. The bar side is quieter. It's nice to sit at the window and watch the going-on on Whyte.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2016

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).

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2016

Another amazing meal. Chef made us a beef stroganoff for my wife's birthday which is not on the menu. So delicious. Wonderful place, the best kitchen ,staff and manager in the city! Cheers!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Really enjoyed our lunch and will come again soon,probably try out dinner menu. Thank you

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Romantic date night with rich European food. Pickle soup is a must.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on September 5, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Consistently excellent quality service and food. Always a local favorite.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2016

Excellent European cuisine, as always. Our server was new but very enthusiastic and will be a welcome addition to the scene.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Yummy food and pleasant ambience. Would have been perfect if they hadn't told Open Table that we did not keep our reservation (need a little training at the front).

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2016

This restaurant is a gem. It's a great choice for all occasions. The food is consistently excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2016

They are 5 star all the time, I highly recommend this place to many friends

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

All good. No complaints. Can get a little noisy but not bad.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Pickle soup!!! Spaetzle!

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Great place for those special occasions. One of our top picks. :))

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Nice place with excellent food and service. We'll definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

We love the Continental Treat! We often pick the restaurant for special occasions.

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