Our waitress was Michelle & our waiter was Nick. They were great. Mr. Schnell was very nice and remember us from our prior visit. Over all everything was wonderful.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must visit
Food was awesome and the ambience was perfect. Wait staff was above average And most friendly.
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, average service
The food was great, and the server was ok until she couldn't remember what wine we ordered then charged us for the one she thought we ordered plus the one we wanted.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic fine dining.....great menu, preparation, and service ! Better call ahead !
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an amazing dinner with my wife! Welcome to Lafayette!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS RESTAURANT IS FABULOUS. NOTHING WRONG AT ALL.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect. From the bread with garlic and olive oil to the best bread pudding I've had, everything was fantastic! We were seated as soon as we got there thanks to Open Table. We had a table over looking the river. We had the crab cheesecake for an appetizer and them the 8 oz. filet and fresh fish with crab meat for our entres. Everything was delicious! I highly recommend Ruffino's to anyone!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely decor, polished service, but
food could've been better for the $$. My birthday so treated to ribeye. Lots of fat, very salty so if you're not into salty, order without the added flavor I suspect was largely butter & soy sauce. Was encouraged to have asparagus over the green beans and then upcharged $6 for 4 spears cut in half, with more buttery, salty sauce - same as on ribeye? Great pannini bread, but we never got our requested 2nd serving for 3 people. Nice birthday flourless tiny tart cake - 1 bite each for us 3 and no cotton candy offered. Felt we were being rushed out for the trendier later dining crowd - 1 hr start to finish. Friends enjoyed eggplant and fettucine alfredo - they aren't as fussy as I am ! Fab servers - tres personable & polished !
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in Lafayette
Excellent food, service, and bar. Great for entertaining clients, and for dining out with friends. I've had dinner here several times, both during the week and on weekends, and have enjoyed it every time.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was great!
Food and service was great! The restaurant was noisy which is ok, but we had a large table next to us and they were very loud! Other than that you will not be disappointed!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meal of the year
High end dining with a friendly atmosphere. The braised pork cheeks were incredible!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The place has great energetic Italian atmosphere and music. Service is not lacking, place is very clean comfortable and seems to be very well run. Love the new décor of the building, was previously a modern Cajun style that didn't have such a comfortable feel. Ruffin himself has been present at both times I've dined here and interacting. The sensation house salad that I had with crushed pistachios was wonderful.My husband's chicken parm was only very good. My panfried flounder with asparagus special was beautifully prepared, with delicious beurre blanc. Hot plates, lots of dessert options we didn't have. . Not the best food value in Lafayette, it will be an expensive night out, it will be memorable, a great place for a celebration..
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful dinning experience
I brought my wife here for her birthday, having reservations we were greeted by a wonderfully polite hostess. Our pair of waiters actually knew my name when were seated and throughout the night the drink waiter and meal waiter provided hands down the most friendly, grade a service I have ever seen from a wait staff.
The food was wonderful and the wines were also of great quality. After dinner the waiters brought my wife a lovely little desert dish with two mini cakes and a happy birthday 'Her name' spelled out in drizzled strawberry sauce. It was a small but perfect gesture which they topped off by offering us a tour of the restaurant as well. Ruffino's on the River is a true winner in Lafayette that shines where so many restaurants fail.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our evening was absolutely wonderful. The waitresses were very helpful with helping us with our food choices. The environment was great for me wanting my girlfriend to have a special birthday dinner. They also helped me surprise her with a happy birthday dessert. It was just lovely and the food was amazing!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Ruffino's for our anniversary. Excellent service and food. Also most of the staff recognized us by wishing us a happy anniversary. We had a great table with some decent privacy. Lots of attention to detail. Loved the filet with lump crab meat on top. Great wine and desserts. It's reputation lived up to itself!!!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ruffinos does a great job of making you feel special each time we eat there. My wife and I both at the triple tail fish special over risotto which was great. Would highly recommend. Ruffin always makes all feel welcomed
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've heard wonderful things and could not wait to celebrate our wedding anniversary there. It was better than I expected. Wonderful service, great food-best steak I've ever had, crabmeat cheesecake was phenomenal, Chef sent out some surprises that we loved. We had to bring our 2 yr old daughter last minute and was very pleased with how kid friendly everyone was. Thank you Ruffino's.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite place. Food and service are always great!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank God for this gem!
We love the restaurant.
The food and service was amazing.
It was a delight!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were welcomed by very friendly staff and the service throughout the night was matched by none. Kudos to the management team for putting together such a fine service staff. We started out with freshly baked bread from one of my favorite local french bakeries...loved it. We then moved on to the Braised Pork Cheeks that melted in your mouth. The Corn and Crabmeat Bisque was one of the best I've ever had...and I've had many. My Barbeque Shrimp Fettuccine was nicely presented with wonderful large fresh shrimp and pasta served perfectly al dente. My wife ordered the crabmeat ravioli which could have been served in a creamier sauce. The ingredients were clearly fresh but the ravioli was a little on the watery side rather than the creamy side.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slightly over priced!
I don't mind paying for good service and atmosphere, I just find that some of the entrees and appetizers are way over priced! I rather see that extra money go towards the wait staff. It actually affected how much I tipped. %18 instead of %20-25
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambience, outstanding food and the best service we have ever received!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience!
We celebrated our birthdays and anniversary at Ruffino's on the River; it was a great experience! Both the food and the service was exceptional! A bit pricey, but for special occasions well worth it! They even gave us a complimentary desert with each a glass of champagne in honor of our birthdays and anniversary.
The appetizers we shared were wonderful - the braised pork cheeks and shrimp and butternut squash were very good.
Our entrees were also very good - the swordfish which I got was excellent and my husband's mahi mahi was very good as well.
We had a view of the river at a corner table - very nice evening and a very good restaurant!
Oh, and the cotton candy they give you at the end of the meal is cool!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were concerned that a newly opened restaurant would have work-out the kinks........no problem here.......the placed was packed....but reservations were on time......service and timing were perfect.......great menu........excellent food.......did I mention the warm white chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream....wow !
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM