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Cafe Renaissance

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2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
+1 320-253-9300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Remember the Fine Dining Supper Clubs from yesteryear? Well this is it! This is a place you go to for the Special Date, Special Friends, Special Birthday etc... The ambience is beautiful and relaxing. The wait staff is over the top. They bring you a tablespoon of sorbet to cleanse your palate from the soup/salad to your main course. Who... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to this place before going to the ballet. We normally dress up for the ballet and did not feel overdressed for the restaurant. They had a nice atmosphere that was classy and relaxing. The night we went they had a young lady, maybe 12 or so, who played the piano amazingly well. The food was... More 

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Sartell, Minnesota
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have never been to the Cafe Renaissance before and decided to try it. We called and made a reservation. My wife asked about the dress code and if jeans were OK and the person on the phone said they would be fine. When we got there we were impressed. The place was very nice. They had piano music playing... More 

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North Port, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good choice for italian food, but a bit pricey. I liked the restaurant better when it as downtown st cloud, but the food is consistently good.

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Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been coming to Cafe Renaissance since it opened, but haven't been there for seven or eight months. It was a delight to stop spontaneously last night, and remember why this is our favorite restaurant. Music greeted us as we entered, and delighted us for our entire stay. The food was excellent as always (they really care about getting... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It was our Wedding Anniversary and we chose this place because it is a cut above, not noisy and has a luxurious and romantic atmosphere. Piano music added to the ambiance. Food was delicious, I had a wonderful paella and my husband had a seafood pasta dish he also loved. The bread was a wonderful, rosemary herbed focaccia we dipped... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I have been twice for dinner. The room is very nice. I've partaken of the Greek specialties, and they're pretty good. Other than that, we've had the grilled meats, I guess. Too heavy on the sauces, which renders a certain sameness among many of the plates. The service was good, the hosts are friendly, but they need... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were surprised when we entered The Cafe Renaissance, it was not a cafe at all but a lovely upscale restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Our server, Rita was exceptional as were all the staff. The food was very good and they have a nice wine list. We would certainly suggest this to anyone looking for a nice refined... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Totally enjoyed a lovely lunch here. Pasta sauce was so tasty and delicious. The atmosphere is a bit dark with lots of red but that can be relaxing at times. Service is very good! Great experience overall!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you thought there wasn't a good place to eat in Waite Park, you would be absolutely wrong. The meal here was fantastic. We went after our wedding and the treatment by the staff was also top notch. Plenty of items for us to sample at no charge and great attention. We all ordered different items and every single one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2140 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1873
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Waite Park
  • Phone Number: +1 320-253-9300

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?