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2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
320-253-9300
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful experience and food.

Took my husband here for his birthday, it was also our first time. I had made reservations before hand so we were seated right away which on a Saturday night is very nice! Our server was amazing, Lary P, he had wonderful suggestions and was helpful but also gave us space to enjoy the meal. Our food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Lydia K
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Paynesville, Minnesota
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Paynesville, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Took my husband here for his birthday, it was also our first time. I had made reservations before hand so we were seated right away which on a Saturday night is very nice! Our server was amazing, Lary P, he had wonderful suggestions and was helpful but also gave us space to enjoy the meal. Our food was so so... More 

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to to eat. My Fiancee and I went here for dinner on New Year's Eve, and it was amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful and comfortable. The decor is beautiful, very elegant and tasteful. Service was attentive, friendly and very helpful. I always enjoy the Greek items on the menu, but this time I... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Forget gross buffets and chain restaurants! This place has some cultural elegance St. Cloud so desperately needs and the food is always extremely fresh and fantastic. The prices are very reasonable for this kind of atmosphere and quality food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I took our friends to Cafe Renaissance the end of November for an early Christmas celebration (they're snowbirds and go south early). What can I say - everything about the place is AMAZING! The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere. I had my first ever Chateaubriand - I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! This... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very good mix of cultures in their menu. The Greek items are very good. The seafood was excellent. The service was very friendly and helped us with the very large menu. The atmosphere was nice as they had a piano player playing the entire time. A nice place for a date with your sweetheart.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There's almost always a piano playing. Flaming desserts at the table. Wood fire baking visible. The decor is elegant. The prices are average for a nicer St. Cloud restaurant. It's a good place to go out in a date or with adults. The kids would find this place stuffy. The wine list is longer than at other St. Cloud restaurants.... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The location was a little odd, but I guess I'm just surprised when small towns have good restaurants! The food here was flavorful and delish. We went here for a graduation celebration so we were willing to spend more, which we did. The decor is a tad outdated but good food makes up for it!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have driven by this place a hundred times but never stopped. Thanks to the reviews on TA I convinced my wife this was where we were going. Everything from the bartender to the piano to our server was very good. Our server seemed very knowledgable of the very extensive (and a little overwhelming) menu. I had the spicy lamb... More 

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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My spouse and I L-O-V-E dining at the Café Renaissance! Why? The ambience is very relaxing. The staff is very cordial and engaging. The owner who also Host and insures all are enjoying the experience and the outstanding food. We try a different entrée each time we go or select a chef special and have never had a bad meal.... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food here is the best I have ever had. I get tired of the usual steak, chicken, fish, burger stuff. The place is wonderful with the most delicious Mediteranean dishes I have ever eaten. They do still have some of the every day regular stuff. I travel close to an hour to eat here. The waiters are very professional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waite Park
  • Phone Number: 320-253-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?