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2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
320-253-9300
Today
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Great experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waite Park, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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?