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Renaissance Cafe

4.9
4.9
742 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • 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: February 3, 2022

                                      What 742 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.9
                                      4.9 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.9Food
                                      • 4.9Service
                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                      • 4.6Value

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                                      1. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food is always Delicious. The staff is always Professional and Friendly. The Atmosphere is always warm and comfortable inviting.

                                      2. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food is always Delicious. The staff is always Professional and Friendly. The Atmosphere is warm and inviting.

                                      3. f

                                        faru

                                        Kansas City

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Service excellent. Scallop entree was tasty but rather stingy. Could have doubled the scallops. Everything else delicious and artfully presented.

                                      4. JF

                                        JonathanF

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing service and great atmosphere! Our first time there for our anniversary! The food is top notch flavor!

                                      5. D

                                        Debbie

                                        Lake of the Ozarks

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding food. I love to enjoy a great meal without being rushed. My husband and I enjoy every bite of the meal in a relaxed atmosphere. There is always a great wine recommendation to pair with the meal. Dessert: the perfect size. The chocolate cheesecake is sinfully delicious. Will be back soon!

                                      6. b

                                        bigd

                                        Las Vegas

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was a fantastic evening great food and service

                                      7. KR

                                        KathrynR

                                        Grand Rapids

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Great food and drinks! Like the variety on the menu!

                                      8. BC

                                        BarthC

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        We eat here frequently when we want a dining experience and we are never disappointed! Doug, our normal waiter, is fantastic with help on libations, food and humor to keep us laughing! When we don’t have Doug, it is still great because all the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. We have recommended the Renaissance to many of our friends!

                                      9. JD

                                        JohnD

                                        San Francisco

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous, unique, tasty, personalized, cordial, delicious, one-of-a-kind

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A true dining experience. Cocktails are pricey but outstanding. Very quiet and romantic dinner.

                                      11. j

                                        johns

                                        Kansas City

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic experience. Except for the grouchy ladies in the table across from us…. JK. They were a little upset we were occupying Doug’s time a little too much!! If you haven’t gone, GO!!

                                      12. JB

                                        JoBa

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                        We have eaten at Renaissance before, this night the food was not quite as good. Also, the waiter was polite, but I would have been more comfortable if he had looked me in the eye when speaking to me, rather than at the table.

                                      13. D

                                        Debbie

                                        Lake of the Ozarks

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding food and service!

                                      14. j

                                        jimw

                                        Indiana

                                        24 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        24 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall3food4service2ambience4

                                        Usually an outstanding experience. We caught them on an off night.

                                      15. r

                                        retiredarmywife

                                        Kansas City

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We always have the most enjoyable time dining at The Renaissance Cafe! All of the staff are so welcoming and make us feel special! Yes, we would ( and have) recommended The Renaissance Cafe to all!

                                      16. RW

                                        RWCONSP

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic meal, fantastic service. Can’t wait to go back.

                                      17. KB

                                        KathyB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Our group last went just before Covid closed everything. I don't know how, but we had forgotten how good the food was! I chose the venue because it was my birthday on the 25th. We were all so glad we came! Our server was excellent. Thank you all so much

                                      18. RD

                                        RevDrBNGC

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of our favorite places! We will definitely be back again (and again, and again).

                                      19. JC

                                        JerryC

                                        New England

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Our evening was wonderful. The staff was energetic , knowledgeable and the service was great. The food was amazing. My only comment would be that my spaghetti carbonara was a little dry and could have used a splash of pasta water, but the flavor was great. We will come back.

                                      20. BC

                                        BarthC

                                        Kansas City

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The whole experience is a welcoming by the staff, followed by excellent food that isn’t too much but just enough to leave you wanting to return. For a special occasion or just because you want to be pampered and have a great meal, it is a good choice!

                                      21. D

                                        Debbie

                                        Lake of the Ozarks

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Valentine’s Day dinner- great food and great service. Everyone is so nice and accommodating. Chef Rachel is an awesome chef.

                                      22. B

                                        Beebee

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was simple but so very elegant! We enjoyed it very much. Our waitor Shane was very good, & pleasant & helpful. He was easy to talk to, as well.

                                      23. EI

                                        EddieI

                                        Kansas City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always good. Not cheap, but if you want quality And variety.

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Kansas City

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        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.

                                      25. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The atmosphere is very warm and inviting with an old classic

                                      26. BH

                                        BrettH

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on January 22, 2022

                                        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.

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlanta

                                        42 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        42 reviews

                                        Dined on January 22, 2022

                                        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

                                      28. S

                                        Superb

                                        San Francisco

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding service, food and wine. Never disappoints.

                                      29. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on January 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      30. 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.

                                      31. j

                                        johns

                                        Kansas City

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 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!!

                                      32. 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!

                                      33. 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.

                                      34. j

                                        jimw

                                        Indiana

                                        24 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        24 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.

                                      35. 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

                                      36. 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.

                                      37. DW

                                        DianeW

                                        Kansas City

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on December 2, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food- special orders.

                                      38. SG

                                        ShawnaG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 19, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      39. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        Kansas City

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 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.

                                      40. 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!!!

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                                      Renaissance Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

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                                      Booked 2 times today
                                      Google Map for Renaissance Cafe

                                      210 North Center Street Assaria, KS 67416

                                      Additional information

                                      • 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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