About Renaissance Cafe
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine. Including in house made breads, pastas and desserts. Exciting menu of steaks, chops, seafood and other surprises.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
$30 and under
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
Renaissance Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We drove more than 75 miles to get there ...
We drove more than 75 miles to get there and it was worth it. We had a very pleasant evening. Pleasant ambiance, good pacing to the courses and great food. It appeared that the staff who prepared the food paid attention to detail as every aspect of the meal - appetizers, salads, main courses and side dishes were all very well presented and prepared.
The food was jsut ok, not great. The ser ...
The food was jsut ok, not great. The service staff were off, people left waiting to be seated even with reservations, they all were rushing around and gave the impression they were unsure of what they should be doing. My wife still enjoyed our night out, but the restaurant and food did not contribute to that.
We've been to the Renaissance café multi ...
We've been to the Renaissance café multiple times before this chef, and loved it. And this was our first time with the new chef, and the food was better than ever! We had a wonderful server as well, and she knew and liked the food very intimately for such a large and seasonal menu.
I was in charge of picking the restauran ...
I was in charge of picking the restaurant so I chose the Renaissance cafe to give my group a great experience from beginning to end and they did not disappoint. It was fantastic with fantastic friends. Thank you.
We had the best dining experience of our ...
We had the best dining experience of our lives. We were treated so wonderfully by our waitress. My daughters Birthday was made very special by the whole experience. The food was amazingly delicious. It was served beautifully. The one thing we were especially pleased about was the portion sizes,the amount of food was great. We were all so full!
It is a remarkable restaurant in an unex ...
It is a remarkable restaurant in an unexpected place. Very inviting entry garden and foyer. Innovative menu, wide variety and excellently prepared and served. Local sourcing. Moderate pricing. Save room for awesome desserts.
The appetizer, salad and soup were excel ...
The appetizer, salad and soup were excellent. I did not feel the main course meals were all that good. I had the herb crusted tuna and about all you could taste was oregano. I also tasted the duck ravioli, it was very sweet, not my taste. Also sampled the chicken ravioli and it was very good but was very rich, not sure I could of eatten half the serving. The steak was excellent.
A jewel truly in the middle of nowhere. ...
A jewel truly in the middle of nowhere. We went for our second time, and were concerned about the loss of Chef Kevin. While I was disappointed to not have the delicious sausage/mushroom polenta from our first visit, the chicken carbonara was very good. Each of the four of us had a different entry and no one was disappointed. Very unique experience, we'll be back again.
Service was exceptional my glass was nev ...
Service was exceptional my glass was never empty. Great recommendation on wine pairing with meal. Loved the seasonal salad made with heirloom tomatoes. The ambience was exceptional. The food selection had fare for all taste buds. We had the steak each piece was tender melting in you mouth like butter. We were on a low sodium diet so the crab bisque was a little salty for our liking. Very smooth texture. The cucumber sorbet cleansed the palette between our salad and entree. The cheesecake was not overly sweet and a great conclusion to a great night. Thank you nice to have a place of this caliber in centtal ks.
We made our reservation and when we got ...
We made our reservation and when we got to there before our scheduled time, we were told the chef left for the day. We had to drive over 30 min to get there. Very disappointed. Why have reservations if you don't honor them?
The Renaissance Cafe is a real jewel. T ...
The Renaissance Cafe is a real jewel. The food is top notch and the setting is like no other restaurant I've ever been to. We started with the antipasto platter; I had the chicken carbonara; and then dessert was the most unique: upside down rhubarb with a pistachio brittle. It was all excellent.
It's a great place for a special occasion.
My partner and I were pleased to finally ...
My partner and I were pleased to finally find in our home county food that could be called outstanding. It is expensive , with most of the pasta dishes costing near $20, about three times what an equal amount of food would run at the mediocre (but very popular) Italian restaurant in the the county's largest city, Salina. (The Renaissance is in a small town about 10 miles away.) But we will come at least on special occasions, and maybe more often. We greatly enjoyed everything that we were served: the appetizer, the main dishes, and the dessert.
I have two minor and constructive criticisms. We could hear, coming from the side and not "piped in" and ambient, music at a volume that was loud enough to be annoying, but not loud enough to enjoy hearing. I think that contrary to what most restaurants seem to believe, people don't eat out for the music. Look at them: do any appear to be listening? Why don't you turn it off, and let them fully enjoy the two things that they obviously come for, good food and good conversation.
The other problem I had was with our waitress behaving much like the wait staff at that mediocre restaurant: returning to the table far too often, aiming to give good service, but, for people wanting to relax and take time enjoying an evening, making herself a nuisance. I barely had the first fork of the main dish in my mouth when she approached and asked, "How was it?" -- yes, in the past tense. This was so bad that we laughed. She also pressed us to order, asked about dessert before we finished the main dishes, and tried to take my plate while it was still half full and I still had fork in hand. This was all while around us stood empty tables. A waiter or waitress should be a good observer, come to the table when the diners appear to be ready for or need something, or at least give them time, and once the food is served, leave them alone.
But for those things, I would rate the Renaissance Cafe at 4-5 stars across the board.
The Renaissance Cafe. Worth the drive. ...
The Renaissance Cafe. Worth the drive.
I am realizing with each positive review i(darn) it might be that much harder to get a table. Yeah.
It's THAT good.
The seafood bisque (soup of the day) was outrageously good- I wanted to take a quart home! The Yellow fin was done perfectly. Should mention- the place is charming! Can't wait to go back!
This is a nice little out of the way pla ...
This is a nice little out of the way place for some elegant dining, although no need to dress up.
We ordered the Yellowfin Tuna and Pork Chop. The chop was somewhat dry but the Tuna was perfect.
The prices are a little high but they do serve some surprises with the meal that are included.
We are planning on going back and getting the home made pasta
Have dined there several times before,th ...
Have dined there several times before,this time was very disappointing both the food was not of good quality and dishes were ill prepared and the service was terribly slow. We had reservations for 7 and our food arrived at 9. The food quality and selections have certainly declined with loss of their past chef.
We had a wonderful evening/experience. ...
We had a wonderful evening/experience.
The food, service and ambiance were to perfection. Our server, Adrian had a complete knowledge of every food and drink on the menu.
We often dine at outstanding restaurants NYC. I would place The Renaissance Cafe on the same level.
We will return.
First visit with new chef
We've gone to cafe many times, it's our go to for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I have to say this time was the first we left a little deflated. We all loved the cranberry salad that they've taken off menu. The strawberry salad was not good, very little dressing, bland. We all ordered something different pasta, steak, salmon and everyone was pleased with meal but not overjoyed as in the past. I hope menus continue to be tweaked.
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