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About Renaissance Cafe
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine. Including in house made breads, pastas and desserts. Exciting menu of steaks, chops, seafood and other surprises.
Assaria, KS 67416
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
$30 and under
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
Renaissance Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We picked this restaurant as an alternative to eating in Salina. To say we were pleasantly surprised is way understated. The entire experience was so much more than expected. This was truly a wonderful experience. First of all, the idea that a beautiful restaurant could be put together from a former high school gym was very surprising. I had the freshly prepared soup of the day which was a mushroom bisque. It was perfectly seasoned and hot. The entrée was medallions of pork tenderloin and vegetables. I thought the pork was a bit overdone, but the taste was marvelous. My spouse had the Ahi tuna, a potato puree, and veggies. Tuna can be challenging to keep from being too done, but this tuna was perfect. We also shared a chocolate dessert that was one of the best I've ever had along with very wonderfully brewed coffee. I've already asked my brother and his wife to join us next time we make the drive from Wichita.
The Renissance Café is on my list as a favorite place to dine. The food is always excellent; perfectly prepared and presented. It is a true "dining" experience in that you can spend the evening enjoying your meal, companions and surroundings. The staff is cordial, professional and quite well informed about the food and beverage options. It's a place that we sometimes hesitate to tell others about for fear they will be so busy that we won't be able to get in!
A big disappointment. Highly touted restaurant which I've wanted to visit for 4 years. Required an overnight. Not very Italian. Cook is Heavy-handed. No finesse. Rib-eye steak blanketed in cracked pepper. Couldn't taste the meat. Service was good. Won't recommend.
I was not happy with this experience because the waitress seemed very rushed. Also, when asked how I wanted my steak I said not gray but not bloody. When the steak arrived it was gray...I did not send it back because it had taken so long to get our food. The couple next to us sat down after us and left long before we did. It was not a very satisfying experience.
Who would have guessed that such a wonderful culinary experience was to be had in a wisp of a town in Central Kansas-- Assaria, Kansas (population 400)? Prior to September 23,2017, I was to be counted among the unaware and uninitiated; those who had not an inkling of an idea of the epicurean delights that are to be found at the Renaissance Café . The food I and my party were served on this initial visit has convinced me that I need to be a regular visitor to this marvelous eatery!
This is our favorite restaurant within 50 miles of where we live. We really enjoy a relaxed fresh cooked meal with friends here. The chef and staff are professional and make it a great experience. This is our go-to spot for most of our special occasions. I usually go with a salad, but decided to try the soup last weekend. It was creamy, and I'll have hard time going back to the salad next time.
The evening started out very well. The ambiance (music, lighting, seating) was excellent and set the mood for an enjoyable dining experience. The service also was "just right". The complimentary nibbles were gourmet-ish, the drinks were good quality and the salads were excellent. It was the main courses that were very disappointing. In retrospect, I'm not at all sure my rib eye steak was even a rib eye (very thin, tough and no taste) and my partners pasta was overly oily. I really regret not saying something to the waiter, but I didn't! I do think I might have been offered another option, as the wait staff was so good.
So, I'm not crossing them off of my list, but I will either stick with salads and appetizers, of be more on guard with an entree the next time.
I hope this review is helpful to them, because I would like for them to be successful, as they offer a valuable service to the Salina area.
Had a wonderful experience at this gem of a restaurant a short drive from Salina. My friend, who is GF, had several options to choose from and ended up with a custom Chicken Madeira that she loved. I ordered the Beef Tenderloin Duo and was not disappointed. Perfectly cooked with two different sauces, both of which were delicious. Salads and veggie dishes were good as was the focaccia bread. Everything was seasoned well and our server was so helpful!
This might be the best dining experience in the state of Kansas. Ate their on a Thursday evening on the way to a concert in Salina. We have nothing in Wichita that compares to it. To find a truly exceptional meal in a town of about 400 people is unbelievable. Only about 3 miles off of I-135 about 10 minutes south of Salina. Whether you are passing thru or looking for a destination meal, don't pass this one up on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (with a reservation!)
First of all, our server Adrian was outstanding. The effort and care she took to make a classic martini and old fashioned was beyond belief. The setting of this restaurant inside a historic k-12 school is inspirational and nostalgic. And who would believe that you could have fresh halibut in a town of a little over 400 in the center of Kansas, and outstanding to boot. We'll be back.
Wonderful evening. We wanted to take my husband's sister and her husband from Chicago area out and were hoping they would enjoy the Renaissance Cafe. It was a hit. The food was wonderful with a great selection to choose from. The waitress was very helpful and gave us great service. Over all we are so glad we went there. Everyone had a great night and we enjoyed ourselves. They said it was even better then the place they choose for us in Wichita.
Appreciate the effort and the fact that they bring in fresh seafood to land locked Kansas but it was lack luster..sauce was cold, fish was dry...if you're going to serve spaetzel then coach the wait staff how to pronounce it properly when presenting the special. Acoustics are terrible...upside the sorbet was delightful...perhaps we caught them on an off day. But probably won't give it a second chance.
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