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“Terribly Not Worth the Drive”
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Renaissance Cafe
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Assaria
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd St.
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Terribly Not Worth the Drive”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Established help/server/hostess was not helpful. The server in training was great! I wish she was our server- we were celebrating our recent out of state wedding with back home local family but if I want Vodka i will order it in a glass w/ ice from the bar, not from the kitchen on a plate with pasta swimming in it...the pasta in vodka sauce was very off putting. We had the waitress ask the chef "way too much vodka?" and of course he disagreed. We had her take it away. They did remove it from our bill but we did not request that in any way, we were not looking for afree entree. The herb cheese appetizer was okay to good (cream cheese & spices/herbs similar to what i make at home) with crostini( yep, toast...also similar to what i make at home) Sliced sort of fancy but still toast. Requested more toast crusts from the training server (since i could not eat the vodka noodles) and she said "be right back" Instead the not helpful established server returned and said "You have to order a whole other order" That would have been no problem; the prices are okay (as they should be for what they offer) but the way she said it to us was just Terrible! no pesonality/no rapport whatsoever just deadpan and then to make it worse she said "But i can bring you as much bread as you want" umm. no thanks. and even more worse the server in training whispers to us "I am so sorry" as she walked by to another table so i am guessing she was informed of the no extra toast rule. I felt bad for her and for us--it was supposed to be a Fun meal, her tip certainly reflected that. (we are usually over tippers all of us having been servers in our past employments, but not for this gal...not this night.) The place was dead quiet~no atmosphere at all. We have eaten there twice now, will never go again after one of the most important events of our lives was one of the worst meals we have ever had! Keep driving, don't stop..Salina is very close by and they have amazing steak houses! The steak at Renaissance was the best thing served that nite but we can get that nearer to our house for a better price and much better service. Definitely not worth the drive!

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a Great Find”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

A wonderful combination of atmosphere ( an old school house with the basketball court still intact), super service (Kelly is a real pro), an interesting menu with many preperations out of the ordinary, and excellent tasting food. Oh yes, the portions are large and the presentation excellent. Its worth driving for. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2011
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