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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 - 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: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A culinary experience

Celebrated a special event with my husband at Cafe Renaissance on a random Tuesday, the luxurious restaurant was pretty quite - it felt like a private function, and in the beautiful decor and ambiance of the venue, it was very special. Our server was friendly, and we were shocked at how many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
BrettaAnn
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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181 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated a special event with my husband at Cafe Renaissance on a random Tuesday, the luxurious restaurant was pretty quite - it felt like a private function, and in the beautiful decor and ambiance of the venue, it was very special. Our server was friendly, and we were shocked at how many dishes there were to choose from!! We enjoyed... More 

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Thank BrettaAnn
Saint Joseph, United States
Level Contributor
81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Situated, as it is, in a strip mall, you might not expect much. You'd be wrong. From the decor, to the live piano, to the eclectic mediterranean-inspired menu, this place is a class act. If you live here, or are just passing through, this is worth a visit. It's a great place for a quiet evening out, a date, or... More 

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Thank Tim A. D
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Care Renaissance has a piano player that adds to the magic of this restaurant! Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere! The cuisine is always a treat!

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Thank Mark S
North Mankato, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There were 10 of us needing a last minute reservation and they could get us in. We were just in town for the weekend and had nothing to base our decision on, other than availability. All 10 of us were pleasantly surprised. There was an 8 year old girl playing the piano beautifully, who also came around with her mother... More 

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Thank unclerandytia
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Dinner with friends. Food was excellent, wine was fine, and service was outstanding. More people need to discover this place. One of the nicest venues in the area with very very good food.

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Thank mike m
Waite Park, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and i enjoy the wonderful variety of flavorful entrees offered here. The atmosphere "takes us away" from the daily hustle and bustle by making us feel like we are on a mini vacation each time. My husband enjoys taking our daughters here for a daddy date night to make them feel like little princesses of the Mediterranean. My... More 

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Thank Wendy K
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I spend each summer in St. Cloud and Cafe Renaissance is one of our favorites. It is upscale but the food quality is excellent, the wine list extensive and the service is first rate. It is difficult to find a white table cloth restaurant in the St. Cloud area. Cafe Renaissance has held on to its style... More 

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Thank cheeder
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our party of 6 had a wonderful dinner on a Saturday night. Great ambiance with a piano, friendly staff and patrons spread out in different areas so you didn't feel like you were in each other's space. Each of us had great food-appetizers to dessert. Most with a Mediterranean flavor but with many options that our kids enjoyed as well.... More 

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Thank MNmom535
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Cafe Renaissance is St. Cloud's only really good, high-end fine-dining restaurant. We are regulars, and especially appreciate the consistently excellent fresh walleye. Service is top notch. The cocktails are just okay, and the decor is a little over the top, but nothing is perfect. The prices are good for the quality, but probably considered pricey by St. Cloud standards.

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Thank MarkSCM
West of Mpls., MN
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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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?