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Cafe Renaissance

2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
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Ranked #15 of 38 restaurants in Waite Park
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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31 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had the Cajun pasta this time, for St Cloud area it has a reasonable amount of spice!!! Usually always have been able to find something I like on the menu.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had dinner here with a business partner and it was terrible. For appetizer we shared the calamari and it was tasteless and over cooked, a theme at this meal. For dinner I had lamb and he had salmon, two dishes you don't want "well done," yet that is exactly what we received. I think the waitress was bored as... More

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Sartell, Minnesota
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant offers a variety of foods, including gluten-free, and the service is super too! World-class food & they give you sorbet to cleanse your palate before the entree. They usually have a pianist playing live which is so delightful. Amazing place to go on a date or dine with your family!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We aren't going back here some of the worst food I've had in a long time and the service wasn't very good. I should have been tipped off by the small amount of people at prime time.

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Tempe, AZ
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My son attends a local college and recommended this place. It's the best restaurant either of us has been to in the St. Cloud area. Someone here cares about quality and has done some work to create a menu that pleases the adventurous to the most picky eaters. The wine menu was a pleasant surprise as well. It may seem... More

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Edison, New Jersey, USA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This has become a regular spot for me when I am St cloud. Staff is very hospitable and introduces the specials and best very well. Most of the days the live piano play adds to the treatment. Food - authentic medit.. food. The quantity, favor etc from masala's is quite apt (it's tough to get the balance). my fav are... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Overpriced for what you get. Reading past reviews from a year ago this seemed like a great restaurant, but the last review explained it well about the food. My salad wasn't fresh and the balsamic and oil dressing would mix - a sign of being old. We too had 1 of the 4 meals that were satisfactory which was the... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have only eaten here once but it was soooooo bad!! My pizza looked worse than one I would put into the oven and my husband overspent on dried, burnt beef..

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Duluth, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

First time visit as recommended by long time patrons, was greeted by a piano player on a beautiful baby grand. Restaurant is open, yet private with decor that seems to separate spaces into private locations. Food was exceptional, Salmon for one, fettuccine for another. Wine selection is modest, however, very well priced. Flaming cheese app was very well done as... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

When I lived in St Cloud, Cafe Renaissance was my favorite restaurant. It's a restaurant I could count on for fabulous food, service, and atmosphere. The last time I was there was about 4 years ago. So when I was in St Cloud recently visiting wih friends, I was excited to go. The decor is still beautiful, the piano player... More

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