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“Ecclectic quality menu and friendly service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Renaissance

Cafe Renaissance
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Waite Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tempe, AZ
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ecclectic quality menu and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 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 pricy to locals but, compared to what we would pay in Arizona for this food, it was a good value

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank gl0balmama
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English first
Edison, New Jersey, USA
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good ambience, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

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 the veg curry and veg stock

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lalit K
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Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

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 burger, 1 was just ok and 2 meals were poor. Greasy and not fresh. The food didn't match the decor. I will not return. They must have had a change in chefs. I would suggest they offer less - menu is huge - and focus on quality of ingredients.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank IngmarJohnson
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“only once”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank schlommel
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Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 well as delicious. Great service . It's a place one would wish to come to often if one lived in the neighborhood.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Steve H
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