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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Lafayette

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Lafayette? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Charley G's Seafood Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1192)
$30 and under
American
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Charley G's is a Lafayette favorite known for grilling aged beef & fresh Louisiana seafood over southern hardwoods. The food at Charley G's is driven by Southern inspiration and the menu changes seasonally with local seafood & produce. The casual yet upscale atmosphere has a bar area with live piano music 7 days a week. Charley G's also offers a wide assortment of specialty liquors, liqueurs & wines. Once a month Charley G's hosts a wine dinner that features wines from various regions and uniquely paired cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Calming atmosphere with low-light and live piano. Excellent service. Welcoming and kind staff. Thoughtful recommendations. Beautifully plated, excellent dishes! Loved it all.
A photo of Cafe Sydnie Mae restaurant
4.9
4.9 (751)
$30 and under
Steak
Breaux Bridge
About the restaurant
Cafe Sydnie Mae is your destination for great food, drinks and entertainment. Follow us on Facebook for events as well as food and drink specials. Cafe Sydnie Mae, proudly supporting our beautiful community.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We absolutely loved this place, from the ambiance and vibe straight through to the service, food and drinks. Don’t miss the Breaux Bread or the Teche Wellington.
A photo of Marcello's of Lafayette restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1066)
$30 and under
Italian
Lafayette
About the restaurant
At Marcello's Wine Market Cafe we specialize in true Italian cooking. We use the freshest ingredients that reflect authentic Sicilian cuisine with a touch of Northern Italy. Shop our retail section to pair the perfect wine with your meal. You are certain to have the most unique dining experience in Lafayette.
Top review
Bigal
Dined 3 days ago
We love Marcello’s. Always great food and service .
A photo of Social Southern Table and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (808)
$30 and under
Southern
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Be real. Eat good. It is all about being true to who you are: sharing with friends and family and enjoying each other's company over a good meal. The ingredients are always fresh and that is the cornerstone of our farm-to-table approach. It's talking about dinner when you're having lunch. Have you got some positive energy to share? Or maybe your grandmother's recipe for cobbler?
Leave here and create some more good in your world. We're all a part of it.
Top review
LisaB
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Excellent food and great service! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Absolutely loved the sweet potato biscuits with whipped butter and spicy honey. Yummy!
A photo of Vestal Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (640)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Vestal, a live fire restaurant concept in the heart of downtown Lafayette. We provide a dining experience with a focus in providing excellent customer service, while creating a welcoming upbeat environment for people to gather and enjoy thoughtful, delicious food and beverage. At Vestal, we honor both tradition and innovation. We believe that food taste better when sourced from local vendors and artisans, is prepared by hand in house, and cooked over hot hard wood coals. We better serve our community by sourcing responsibly and implementing sustainable practices. Our bar program is built around flavor with little regard paid to name and branding of the spirit used. Please visit our website at www.vestalrestaurant.com for more details and to further explore our offerings and policies.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
First class - redfish amazing - meatballs amazing
A photo of Ruffino’s on the River restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1905)
$31 to $50
Steak
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Ruffino's on the River is a -Steak-Seafood-Italian restaurant and an experience in Food and Atmosphere like no others. Located in Lafayette, La. From the time you walk in and see the wood burning stove aflame, to the beautiful smiles on every Ruffino's team member's faces, you will have goose bumps on the back of your neck for the dining journey that awaits you. The scenes of the gorgeous Vermilion River where our outdoor patio looks over is breath taking. From our wonderful signature Crabmeat Cheesecake appetizer to our mind blowing Cedar Plank baked Redfish or our mouth watering Prime cut Steaks, the menu is diversive for everyone. The relaxed but swinging music along with perfect lighting and energy make this this ultimate restaurant in Louisiana. I where Louisiana Comes to Celebrate!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
Prompt service, knowledgeable staff, Specialty of the Day are almost perfectly balanced and seasoned and should not be overlooked as they offer outstanding value and variety
A photo of Don's Seafood - Lafayette restaurant
4.8
4.8 (330)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lafayette
About the restaurant
The truth is, you don't become a Louisiana favorite just by putting the word "authentic" on your sign. When you've served Cajun meals as long as we have, you learn the difference between real food and a bland imitation, and our guests know it too. Grilled, fried or on ice-there's time cooked into every dish and time spent on every home cooked recipe, so that every aroma, every bite, every sip and every gathering is memorable. We've spent more than 80 years creating a recipe for something much greater than a place for a lunch break or night out. It's a place to share (or keep the whole plate to yourself), a place where you always have a seat ready at the table and a place where you're always part of the family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
First time we have been to Don’s in years. The food is excellent and so was the service. The Old Fashioned are the best in town. I had the shrimp half and half. The prices are reasonable. We will be back.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lafayette restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1353)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Lafayette, LA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was a great experience , we celebrated our 47th anniversary
A photo of Park Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (195)
$30 and under
American
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Park Bistro is in the Saint Streets area of Lafayette Louisiana and was founded by Chef Peter Cooke. Coming from New York City, Peter is excited to bring his elevated cuisine to the area. Park Bistro has indoor, outdoor and bar seating with a full beer, wine and cocktail program for you and your friends to enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I brought two friends that have never been to Park Bistro and they loved it! We had a variety of food and everything was exceptional! I was disappointed that the peppers are no longer available. I will be back!
A photo of Cafe Josephine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (555)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Chef Troy Bijeaux wants to welcome everyone to Cafe Josephine. We have many spectacular dishes, but our signature dishes are both our steaks and oysters. They can be seen getting prepared and cooked at our oyster bar. Its a great time to speak with Chef and others around you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and excellent service. The staff was very polite and knew the menu. They were able to answer all of our questions.
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