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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Lafayette

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 Cafe Sydnie Mae restaurant
4.9
4.9 (780)
$30 and under
Steak
Breaux Bridge
About the restaurant
Cafe Sydnie Mae is your destination for great food, drinks and entertainment with LIVE. local music. Follow us on Facebook for events as well as food and drink specials. Cafe Sydnie Mae, proudly supporting our beautiful community in the heart of Acadiana. Just a few minutes from Interstate 10!

Top review
DerekS
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful! An absolutely amazing restaurant to visit if you’re one of those people who enjoys great food and excellent drinks. Me, my wife and some of our close friends stopped by for brunch and they did not disappoint! If you’re looking for “that place”, Cafe Sydnie Mae is that place!
A photo of Marcello's of Lafayette restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1078)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food was wonderful. Our server was awesome as well.
A photo of Park Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (205)
$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
ErinHvip
Dined 2 days ago
Small, intimate dining experience. Food is always amazing as are the drinks. You cannot go wrong coming to Park Bistro!
A photo of Charley G's Seafood Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1203)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great service as always, swordfish special was fabulous as was the daily pasta special-the filet and Tina were also cooked perfectly!
A photo of Social Southern Table and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (814)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Always great food and service. Never disappointed and always finishing with the sweet potato biscuits.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lafayette restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1363)
$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 on Jun 26, 2024
Michelle our table server was awesome. Very friendly and accommodating.
A photo of Vestal Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (660)
$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
AlejandraL
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Excellent food! We were a party of 6. We, our teens and friends ordered half chicken, baba ganoush, rib eye, crab spaguetti, crawfish bisque. Everything was delicious!!! I give it a 10 out of 10!
A photo of Ruffino’s on the River restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1919)
$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 Jul 10, 2024
Lannah and Charles were THE BEST. Both very attentive and had a bit of comedic charm, keeping the mood light and bright.
A photo of Don's Seafood - Lafayette restaurant
4.7
4.7 (332)
$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
TomSvip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Nice restaurant and excellent service from our waiter, Jack. Good choice of brunch food and bottomless mimosas.
A photo of Prejean's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (212)
$30 and under
Cajun
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Prejean's Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Conveniently located on I49 North, just 2 miles north of I-10 in Lafayette, LA awaits Big Al, our 14-foot stuffed gator to welcome you to our warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere. Mouth watering Char-Grilled Oysters served up with a bowl of one of our Signature Gumbos or maybe a perfectly cooked juicy Steak are just some of our menu offerings that are sure to delight.

After 40 years of ownership under the Guilbeau Family, Prejean’s started a new chapter in November 2020! New owners Tim Metcalf, Greg Metcalf, & Ken Boudreaux bring a combined 75+ years of restaurant experience & a new attitude to the iconic Prejean’s Restaurant.

Our Mission is simple …
Buy the best food we can & cook it as Cajuns do.
Simply Cajun!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
The server was amazing. He attended to all our needs. The food came out in a timely fashion and was fresh! My family and I were happy. We will definitely be back soon! Those oysters were amazing!!!!
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