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Renaissance Cafe

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757 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine. Including in house made breads, pastas and desserts. Exciting menu of steaks, chops, seafood and other surprises.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (785) 822-6750

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rachel Lorelei

Menu

Antipasto

  • Butternut Squash Crostini$7.00

    With Pancetta, Ricotta, Fresh Sage & Balsamic Reduction

    • Crab Cakes$11.00

      With Broccoli Slaw & Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

      • Antipasto Platter$12.00

        Salami, Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Artichoke Pesto, Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Crostini

        • Seasonal Salad$6.00

          • Hearts of Romaine Salad$5.00

            With Polenta Croutons, Shaved Parmesan & Creamy Lemon-Caper Dressing

            • Soup of the Day$5.00

              Ask your Server for Today's Selection

              Pastas

              All Pastas are Served With Choice of Soup or Salad ($1 extra for seasonal salad)

              • Angel Hair with Tomato Sauce$11.00

                • Baked Penne$14.00

                  House-Made Italian Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella & Spinach in Tomato Sauce; Topped with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

                  • Cappellini Di Mare$16.00

                    Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp, Crab, Cherry Tomato, Garlic, Basil in a White Wine Sauce

                    • Spinach-Basil Pappardelle$18.00

                      Handmade Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Mushrooms & Artichokes in Lemon Cream Sauce

                      • Duck Ravioli$21.00

                        Handmade Pasta Stuffed with Braised Duck & Ricotta in Rhubarb Sauce & Topped with Toasted Pistachios

                        Entrees

                        Entrees served with seasonal vegetables & choice of cup of soup or salad ($1 extra for seasonal salad)

                        • Chicken Carbonara$24.00

                          With Peas, Slow-Roasted Tomatoes & Pancetta in Garlic Cream Sauce; With Creamy Polenta

                          • Grilled Salmon$25.00

                            With Creamy Garden Herb Orzo-Almond Pilaf and Cucumber Salad

                            • Seared Yellowfin Tuna*$27.00

                              Herb-Crusted Filet with a Horseradish Risotto Cake & Artichoke Pesto & Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

                              • Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop$23.00

                                With Whole Grain Mustard-Marsala Sauce, Braised Greens with Pancetta & Creamy Polenta

                                • Black Pepper-Crusted Ribeye*$28.00

                                  10 oz. USDA Choice Steak with Pearl Onion Agrodolce, Goat Cheese Aioli & Mascarpone Whipped Potatoes

                                  • Beef Tenderloin Duo*$30.00

                                    Two Pan-Seared USDA Choice 3oz.Medallions, One with Crispy Shallots & Gorgonzola Sauce and One with Porcini-Red Wine Reduction; Served with Rosemary-Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

                                    • Grilled Steak Fiorentina for Two*$56.00

                                      22 oz. Porterhouse Steak with Grilled Lemon, Rosemary Butter & Mascarpone Whipped Potatoes

                                      Last updated: August 7, 2021

                                      What 757 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                      5.0
                                      5 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.9Food
                                      • 5Service
                                      • 5Ambience
                                      • 4.8Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Kansas City

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The service was great, but when dessert was served to my husband, he needed other than a spoon to eat his port poached pear. Other than that, it was nice.

                                      2. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The atmosphere is very warm and inviting with an old classic

                                      3. BH

                                        BrettH

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        What a wonderful find! We read great reviews and decided to go and it was well worth the trip. The salmon was outstanding fresh delicious, the atmosphere so cool like something you would find in a magazine. Take the trip and go here you will be wowed by this amazing find.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        37 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        37 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We went with a group of people and the attention to detail was fantastic. It was everyone in our groups first time to dine here. Everything was explained in detail and was delicious. We all tried different things and no one wanted to share. This is a gem hidden in the rough. We will be back

                                      5. S

                                        Superb

                                        San Francisco

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding service, food and wine. Never disappoints.

                                      6. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The atmosphere has an old and very warm classic feel to it. The staff is

                                      7. RS

                                        RaySMichaels

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Everything was top notch! From the salad, bread, to the main course, everything was fresh and obviously made with attention to detail and care. I will be back.

                                      8. j

                                        johns

                                        Kansas City

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on January 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First time we have dined at the Renaissance Cafe. Heard about them being a top 10 restaurant in Kansas. They did not disappoint!! Fantastic ambience! It’s a truly unique place that you need to see to appreciate. Service was absolutely superb. Never ever tried to rush us and we both appreciated that! Took the time to explain everything from the cocktails thru main course in great detail. We were both blown away by the cuisine. Will definitely be back!!

                                      9. TG

                                        TinaG

                                        Kansas City

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on January 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We celebrated a special occasion with our family. It was a splurge but well worth it!

                                      10. SD

                                        SDFoodie

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Highly recommended this little rural gem! Plan to make an evening of it as they pace the meal very slowly. Everything we ate was delightful.

                                      11. j

                                        jimw

                                        Indiana

                                        19 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on December 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The phrase “diamond in the rough” is used readily in our culture. The word platinum should be substituted for diamond when describing our experience at the Renaissance Cafe. For the last year a group of of old friends has gathered here on a regular basis and it’s always a great experience. Food, service and the warmth shown by staff make this a perfect plaice to dine and fill your soul with warmth and joy.

                                      12. F

                                        Frankie

                                        Denver

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 4, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food reminded me of what I used to get in Paris when I was a young girl where I grew up you couldn’t find any better food that I know of in Kansas

                                      13. G

                                        Glen

                                        Kansas City

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on December 4, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The Renaissance is the perfect place for a romantic quiet evening, with great food.

                                      14. DW

                                        DianeW

                                        Kansas City

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on December 2, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food- special orders.

                                      15. SG

                                        ShawnaG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 19, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous! Waiter gave amazing suggestions that totally hit the spot.

                                      16. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on November 14, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I have been dining at the Renaissance Cafe for years. The menu changes seasonally and is original, creative and well constructed. The pace is relaxed and is a perfect place for date night or to bring friends. Big fabulous cocktail list, long wine list with wines from all over the world. Service is top notch. Great atmosphere in a unique beautiful old schoolhouse. It is a must if you are looking for a memorable experience. There is nothing like the Renaissance in Kansas. 10/10 would recommend.

                                      17. JL

                                        JoeL

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 14, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is my favorite place to go for a great dinner. You will not be disappointed. I recommend this to anyone especially for a dinner date. Superb!!!

                                      18. DH

                                        DanielH

                                        Dallas

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on November 11, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First time there and will not be our last. Nice wine list and bar. Food inventive , well prepared and served with great care. And had wonderful visit with the proprietors. If you went to small school, like I did, refresh your memories by checking out the basketball court! Was a great experience.

                                      19. C

                                        Coop

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 5, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It is always an excellent dining experience! The wait staff does a fine job.

                                      20. KH

                                        KathleenH

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 28, 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        We had a wonderful time. Good food great service. Don't skip dessert.

                                      21. JG

                                        JasonG

                                        Atlanta

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fanstastic place to eat. I highly recommend the ribeye with Gorgonzola sauce

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Kansas City

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We were celebrating my son’s and husband’s birthdays with the whole family. It was very nice!

                                      23. P

                                        Peanuts

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Doug was welcoming, attentive, superb service and extremely professional

                                      24. HV

                                        HaroldV

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and service. The room has a bit of an echo problem if there is a group in the lower level. Not too bad though.

                                      25. DF

                                        DevinF

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 7, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My girlfriend and I had a great time enjoying dishes that you simply cannot get anywhere else. The wait staff was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

                                      26. JM

                                        JimM

                                        Kansas City

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on September 23, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The best experience in the State. The sorbet is over the top!

                                      27. DW

                                        DianeW

                                        Kansas City

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on September 18, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Law school reunion with friends

                                      28. SP

                                        SaraP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 18, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Doug (I think that was his name) was AMAZING! I highly recommend this place to someone who wants a experience to remember. Not like any other restaurant we have ever been to. Very unique and special!!

                                      29. DD

                                        DaleD

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 17, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Highly recommend this restaurant. Best Bourbon Old Fashioned and Cosmopolitan have ever had. Steak and salmon delicious. Service outstanding! A real jewel in the middle of Kansas. Would also stand out in any big city setting.

                                      30. IC

                                        ICTDoc

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 11, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is definitely a place we will return to share a unique evening with friends. It was the small but significant extra features that make this a special dining experience. This includes a small palate teaser on arrival and a sorbet given before the main course. The atmosphere is relaxed and the pace is slow, so don’t expect a rushed meal.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 11, 2021

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Worth the hour drive. Great service. Delicious food.

                                      32. JO

                                        JulieO

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 28, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Unique. delishous food and unusual atmosphere. Slow and relaxing pace. A great place to have a very upscale meal with a quiet atmosphere to enjoy your friends and family. Be prepared as it is more upscale than most restaurants around the area.

                                      33. MC

                                        MikeC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 21, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous A high end experience.

                                      34. c

                                        craigb

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 14, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding five star dining in the most delightful out-of-the-way location. Absolutely fabulous!

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Kansas City

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on August 7, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was an awesome experience! The waiters we’re doing double duty at times because the bartender could not get there due to vehicle trouble. I was impressed with how they made the beverages. Also the food was filling and amazing as well! We will be back! This has become one of our favorite places to eat! Have

                                      36. RD

                                        RevDrBNGC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 7, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely wonderful, and it exceeded our already high expectations. We'll definitely be back!

                                      37. RK

                                        RobertK

                                        Denver

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on July 30, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Very good restaurant with unique food. The service was good and they do a nice job crafting their cocktails and deserts.

                                      38. KE

                                        KEVINJ

                                        New Orleans

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on July 30, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Friend birthday

                                      39. D

                                        Debby

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on July 17, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was our first visit. We had excellent service and the food was great! There is no rush we were able to spend a very relaxing evening. Great atmosphere!

                                      40. JM

                                        JeffM

                                        Fayetteville

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on July 16, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wow. Just wow. Amazing gem in mid Kansas. Don’t be in a hurry but it’s worth it.

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                                      Renaissance Cafe is rated 5 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                      Google Map for Renaissance Cafe

                                      210 North Center Street Assaria, KS 67416

                                      • Cross street

                                        2nd St.

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Salina

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Italian

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking details

                                        Private Lot

                                      • Payment options

                                        MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Rachel Lorelei

                                      • Additional

                                        Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine

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