Ruffino's

4.7
1327 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 1327 people are saying
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LizG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a nice, quiet Italian meal. Service and food are great! I especially like the veal parmigiana. Highly recommend for a date with spouse or for a celebration.

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KeithG
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always enjoy going to Rufino's for our anniversary and other celebrations. The food was not up to their usual standard. The soup, appetizers and burgers were over-salted and burger while otherwise tasty were falling apart. Hopefully this is an exception.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Several changes to the menu left me a bit disappointed. But what we did finally order was very good.

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vipEmilyA
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were at Ruffino's for our 4th year marriage anniversary and I cant think of a place I would have rather been than here. We were provided with incredible food and wine while being able to enjoy it in an environment that was romantic. Had a great time and I recommend everyone to Ruffino's.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No cotton candy and no special dessert for anniversary like
Usual

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LouisF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service was excellent, the food was subpar for this establishment. It was cold and looked like it had been sitting in the back since the day before. I visit this place a few times a year for special occasions and I never have an issue.

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vipEatoutalot
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent night out to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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ParkerRabel
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Ruffinos for years. They never fail. The food is always good, with a large selection of drinks that are all tasty. Their service is something you would expect from such a nice restaurant and the ambience is on point. Low lighting with delightful smells in the air. I will continue to come here and I highly recommend it. This restaurant is obviously on the expensive side but if your thinking about coming here you don't want to be worried about your wallet, but instead enjoying yourself and exploring what they have to offer. That being said. I attended with only two and I got away with a 140$ check, 40$ of that being the tip. We ordered two drinks, an appetizer and two entrees. The pear martini is delicious and goes down easy.

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LauraD
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband ordered a Manhattan it came on the rocks with no cherry. He was very disappointed.

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TimK
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a date night out for celebrating with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was the best Sazerac I’ve ever had! The cedar plank catch of the day was so good I ate the whole thing!

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vipClaireR
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

New chef, signature items removed from menu and items that remained were not the same
Probably not going back

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SarahJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on a Wednesday evening for an anniversary dinner. I just moved to the area from Chicago a couple months ago so when I looked online for a special place to go, this seemed to be it! It didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was great. They had one server for drinks and another for food which was interesting- Ive never seen that before, but it was great! Thank you Steve and team for a nice evening! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Love the atmosphere. Service was exceptional. The only downfall was the bathroom situation for females. They are currently doing construction and they have temp. portal potty’s which is just uncomfortable to go in. Other than that, it was amazing.

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William
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The bread and blend of parmesan, olive oil and vinaigrette served before the meal was addictive and was all gone before anything else arrived. The Caesar salad was also very good. The veal parmesan was excellent! Delicately fried and covered with a near perfect blend of delicious sauces and cheese. However the sauce on the accompanying pasta was rather bland by comparison. My wife had the chicken parmesan which was also very good but again, the side pasta was meh. A glass of wine cost an arm and a leg but that's the norm these days. The portions are generous and, unless you are a strong trencherman, you will have no room for desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, exceptional food, 6/5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always hit it out the park. High recommend this place. Been going for 6 years for every anniversary.

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vipLuvtravel
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish.... top notch
Food, service & ambiance

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my wife and I's first trip there and we will definitely be going back
Was amazing food and atmosphere

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KennyK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going there for over 20 years and every time we've gone its been excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. Long live the KING!

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Steve is a great waiter taking care of everything you need and being a good guy as well!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was our anniversary which the staff was very polite and friendly and congratulated us constantly on the special occasion. However, we were sat in a back corner by an emergency exit door where we could hear outdoor drainage and everything happening in the parking lot. The appetizer, bread, and drinks were all good. But both of our entrees were extremely undercooked (after we waited 20+ minutes to even place our order, and then waited another half hour for the order to come out). Overall it was an ok experience, but when you spend $150 for raw fish and a bloody steak it’s hard to fully enjoy the experience. Much better alternative options around Baton Rouge, most likely will not visit this restaurant again.

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KennethC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening!!

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LarryR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were their to celebrate our 51st Wedding Anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food, as expected was great. A caveat, was being visited by the manager with anniversary wishes and a few minutes just to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Highly recommend the crab toast

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful date night on Friday evening. Our reservation was for 8 and we were about 15 minutes early. We waited less than 5 minutes before we were seated. Overall, the experience was really lovely and the food was amazing. All of the waitstaff wore masks and there was hand sanitizer at the door. Our waiter seemed very swamped and his presentation wasn’t the best. He was incredibly casual with us, which felt very strange. We had the crabmeat cheesecake and we split a sensation salad. The cheesecake is incredible, definitely a must. I had the grilled tuna which came with broccolini. My boyfriend had the ribeye with asparagus. Honestly, everything was amazing. We skipped dessert because we were stuffed, but I cannot wait to go back.

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DaveV
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 10th Anniversary and we were happy that the staff acknowledged that. The service was beyond excellent. My wife is very particular about her steak and it came out perfect. Great place to celebrate something.

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vipTerry
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Redfish Katy was awesome!!

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Georgey
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit since July to Ruffino’s and it was very enjoyable! I can’t wait to return!

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ScottM
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was good except the resfish had allot of fat on it with a strong fishy flavor

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RobR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Limited menu right now due to Covid. Having only one fresh fish available, it did not pair well with sauce offered. Chicken Parm was great. Wine selection is always great.

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great place for dinner. All the staff were prompt yet not overbearing, the food was superb and the price was exactly what I would have expected. Pretty sure it was my first time there, it won’t be the last!!

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vipAnnie
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service and great food. What more do you want? If you’ve never been to this wonderful restaurant plan to spend a little time looking at Ruffin’s pictures on the wall. Let’s just say he’s an LSU fan. I’d be hard-pressed to think of an another LSU Ex-player who has this much. This is me and my neighbors about halfway into the wine

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vipKarenC
Baton Rouge
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening!! Our waiter (Steve) was great, along all that helped him.
Our night was complete with the cotton candy.

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SROFBR
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service as always !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal with kids.

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vipGarrettD
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We Frequent to this place a lot which is always great but we got put in the back room; drinks went empty multiple times throughout the meal. We had to ask for bread twice. We ordered soup as appetizer it came after the entree did. Also ordered coffee with desert we waited on coffee our ice cream on desert was melted very disappointed in our attendant over food.

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Favoriteplacetoeat
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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 1327 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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