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Cafe Renaissance

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2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
320-253-9300
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    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 but above average prices.

We ate here for lunch; the menu choices are all about $14.00, which is more than I usually spend for a weekday noon lunch. There were no other diners there, which tells me that others may feel the same way. The service was prompt and courteous. The food was good; my crab cakes came with fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
RLandDL
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West of Mpls., MN
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West of Mpls., MN
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here for lunch; the menu choices are all about $14.00, which is more than I usually spend for a weekday noon lunch. There were no other diners there, which tells me that others may feel the same way. The service was prompt and courteous. The food was good; my crab cakes came with fries which were excellent. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Also got free dessert from owner. Would recommend to enjoy dinner here. Also furnishings were beautiful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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 9 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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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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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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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?