Ruffino's

4.7
1509 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Ruffinos -Steak-Seafood-Italian restaurant is an experience in Food and Atmosphere like no others. 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. 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!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1509 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynnT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We are new to the Baton Rouge area and wanted to find a Sunday brunch spot. A friend recommended Ruffino's. The restaurant ambiance is inviting, table cloths on all tables staff dressed in all black. We were greeted warmly and promptly shown to our table. One staff member served beverages, then another for bread/parmesan olive oil and we were told another staff person would attend to our food order. The restaurant wasn't overly busy at the time however it did take a while (10-12 minutes) for the server to come to our table. All the staff was quite friendly and genuine. One of the two entrees we ordered was prepared incorrectly and had to be sent back. At brunch Ruffino's offers endless mimosas for $11.95 which was a nice way to enjoy brunch. The shrimp and grits were delish as well and the omelet.

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LisaR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little too dark. Servers excellent. Food was very tasty but would have liked a little more on plate with crabmeat omelet/ bacon. Looked too empty. Minor complaint. Otherwise highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not much “breakfast” on the brunch menu, although the crab cakes are some of the best in Baton Rouge. Was disappointed that the bottomless Mimosas were “one size fits all.” Recommend charging a bit more and letting the clients adjust the orange juice level to their taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience! I ordered a Stella as my drink and was really looking forward to the Stella glass but did not receive one.

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BradH
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at Ruffino's are outstanding. This is a great choice for a special occasion.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Paid $40 for a scotch meat that came with ice. Was told it could not be replaced.

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MacyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. Service was amazing. Everyone was very helpful. Food was amazing! We love celebrating life here.

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Jumbo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! I highly recommend Ruffino's.

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DawnL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Lovely restaurant & exceptional staff/service!

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Krisbday
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff and ambiance of this restaurant maintain a high standard. Very visit seems appreciated and is enjoyed. Last night I asked for flowers to be brought to our table (as I handed them over, I was met with a smile and no problem attitude). They were placed on our table with happiness and joy that we were celebrating a birthday with them. I ordered the lasagna and it was not quite as good as my last visit, just needed more sauce. The redfish enjoyed by my guest was excellent.

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JoshuaS
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dinning, I will definitely make another visit in the future

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Alis
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I felt uncomfortable with the waiters' service. they put and took things off the table quickly without asking. I didn’t like my cocktail drink

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ChristopherV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing was the pleasant surprise of the Peach Bellini
The server should have given a choice of one with or without alcohol
An example is the one offered at Olive Garden

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Alyssa
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was my favorite restaurant when I lived in Baton Rouge. Took my mom here for Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Made a reservation for BRUNCH only to find out when we sat down that they were only serving their dinner menu because they were “too busy” for the brunch menu. Service was almost nonexistent and rushed when we did receive it. Our servers definitely didn’t want to be there. I got my usual Veal Michael, my favorite Italian dish for years, but it was incredibly bland and unseasoned. Super disappointed as this was always my go-to recommendation for a nice meal in BR. Next time I’ll just have her make the trip to New Orleans. Ruffinos is too expensive to be so subpar. I like to give the benefit of the doubt, given we are still in a pandemic, but I’ve eaten out many times since things have reopened and haven’t had experiences even close to this.

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50db
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We managed to get a last minute reservation on graduation night, and we all totally enjoyed our evening!! The food was delicious, and the drinks and wine were excellent!

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RickyD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Will go back often.

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DwayneM
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great experience, and extra special for our kids 10th birthday!!

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DavidH
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting daughters boy friend

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BrWo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waitress was horrible. My water glass was never full and sat empty for half an hour. She forgot the extra bread we ordered and ended up taking it to go. My salad was warm and not cold. My guest's plate was scorching hot, yet the pizza was very cold which means it sat under the lamp too long. Also, the corn and crab bisque tasted way too sweet. my guest and I were both overall not satisfied. This was the first time I took my guest there, and she didn't want to even tip the waitress because of her service. It's one thing that the food wasn't as good as it used to be, but to have a lowsy waitress with it, isn't good. I highly advise you guys get your waitresses/servers in check or you will lose a lot of business.

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vipGarrettD
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience food and sever was equally amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food wasn’t hot, it was warm and the taste wasn’t what I was expecting. I ordered the shrimp Alfredo and the sauce tasted like it came out of a box lol. The only upside of it was the shrimp in it cause they were really good and were fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruffino’s was amazing! We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday and they did not disappoint! Service was top notch and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming again soon!

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DennisL
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great steaks with terrific service. Great ambiance.

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ValerieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was our first time going for brunch. I will say, I was really disappointed. I had hoped this would have be amazing.

IT was me, my husband, two of our friends there celebrating my birthday. There's nothing special about the food, equivalent of a small cafe. Not to mention the poached eggs were over cooked and my food was very cold. I had eggs benedict but wanted to add jumbo lump crab, which came in a dipping sauce cup and was cold. I'm pretty sure the english muffin wasn't toasted. Our friend ordered the burger which said was amazing! We all agreed, we ordered the wrong thing that day.

The service was good, we were late for our reservation and they still sat us immediately. Our waiter did try to make it up to us with free dessert.

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BelindaM
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner! I highly recommend the crab pie appetizer!!!

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LValentine
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service! We had the Veal Michael and Chicken Fettucine, and I'd highly recommend both dishes. I got the strawberry basil lemonade; it was okay but tasted premade...not a handcrafted cocktail.

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DeborahP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration location!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed when dining at Ruffino’s From the food to service to great friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their team did an excellent job!

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fullstomach
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for family or a romantic dinner. Priced for all

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RuffinosApr10
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was exceptional, fun and offered a lot of information about food choices. Food was wonderful, ambience was very fun, we had a great time! I had the cedar plank redfish and it was absolutely melt-in-mouth delicious, the salad was crisp and very flavorful. Finished with the special baked Alaska dessert which we enjoyed as a table, it was very unique, loved the blueberries! Wonderful night.

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RonnieD
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered a couple drinks which took a while to get, and by the time we got them, my old fashion was watered down from all the cubed ice they used melting. The other drink was a lemon drop martini which was heavy on the simple syrup and not so heavy on the vodka. In other words, my whiskey was watered down and the martini was the weakest martini I’ve ever tasted. So for round 2, we went with a bottle of cab which we figured the bartender couldn’t mess up. Crab cheesecake app was good as usual. We both ordered the ribeye. Hers was a bit bland and mine was a bit tough. Definitely average steaks, nothing special. White chocolate brownie was incredible. Overall average experience. This has always been our favorite BR restaurant for a long long times, but really was not impressed this go round. It might be a while for us to return.

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BruceM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Haven’t eaten at Ruffino’s for a couple of years..... surely been missing it. Food and service was wonderful... will be back again!

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DarrinS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steaks were excellent.
Service over the top.
Dining room freshly painted

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KristanL
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Waiters were awesome and Amazing food!

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BrettL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the people their was very nice

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JEFFB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Preferred what was once the best dish offered, Fish Katie. The fish was extremely fishy. I asked manager and was told it was red fish. Reason for fishy taste was “the ponds froze in Texas”. Red fish do not come from ponds. Bad experience

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SueT
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the perfect place for sister night with great drinks and good food!

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vipLovegoodfood
Birmingham
114 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good every day restaurant, we would go back. The service was also very good.

FAQs

Ruffino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 753-3458.

Ruffino's is rated 4.7 stars by 1509 OpenTable diners.

Ruffino's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shopruffinos.com/.

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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