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

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Good food. Good ambiance.

Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Their mediterranean food is more Greek and Lebanese, where I'm more used to the Spanish and French dishes. Anyway, food is great, but the service is excellent. The ambiance is first rate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Their mediterranean food is more Greek and Lebanese, where I'm more used to the Spanish and French dishes. Anyway, food is great, but the service is excellent. The ambiance is first rate.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

To me Cafe Renaissance has the best food in central Minnesota. Every menu item is seriously top notch! However, would it kill you Cafe Renaissance to buy and serve some quality coffee? Every time I go here I just can't believe how awesome the ambience and food is and then you get coffee for dessert and it is crappy coffee??... More 

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I took my friend to dinner for her birthday, and she requested Cafe Renaissance. It's been there for years, and is conveniently located, not hard to get to, but it was my first time there. It certainly won't be my last! It was fabulous!!! We had reservations, and were seated right away. We had a booth by the wall, and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've enjoyed many great meals at the Cafe. The place is technically "upscale casual" but full of class, service and a cuisine unlike any you will find in central Minnesota. Try the Prime Rib or Osso Bucco on the weekends. The pastas are delicious and my favorite is the seafood! Usually we bring family and friends, or go ourselves on... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Welcome reception, great table, even better food, and a winning server--Larry! We had a festive meal and enjoyed our visit. Wish we lived closer in order to visit more often.

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

we were here for a business dinner. It was excellent. the food was superb and the service was great. would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the years and find the food and service excellent on each visit. We are usually greeted by the owner or his brother which may account for the consistenly great experience.

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Clear Lake, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I visited the evening of March 18, 2015 to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. Great atmosphere, decor nicely reflects the Mediterranean focus of the menu. The pianist was great-such a nice touch on a Wednesday night. What a pleasant, enjoyable dining experience. Fire baked focaccia with herb seasoned olive oil is served. The menu is terrific with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A group of 7 of us had dinner together after business meetings. We made reservations and were promptly seated. The restaurant seemed to be 25% full? it has a formal, white table cloth setting, with a live pianist. Our waitress was personable and knowledgable. She shared popular items and knew details of preparation methods. They had a very comprehensive wine... More 

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Paynesville, Minnesota
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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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Additional Information about Cafe Renaissance

Address: 2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
Phone Number: 320-253-9300
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waite Park
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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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?