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What do you get when you combine the talents of a former LSU lineman and a New Orleans-born Italian chef? The energy, passion & creativity that has produced the area’s only Italian-Creole fusion restaurant, raising the bar for Baton Rouge dining.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Italian, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday : 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Between I-10 and Airline Hwy
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ruffino's offers three fabulous rooms for your party or event: The Vino Room; The Ruffino Room; The Chianti Room.
Our rooms can accommodate 20-125 guests. Contact Howard Walker at 225-916-6400 or email email@example.com
We specialize in company meetings, rehearsal dinners, business presentations, award ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries or retirement celebrations, and we can accommodate almost every event.
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Ruffino's offers three fabulous rooms for your party or event: The Vino Room; The Ruffino Room; The Chianti Room. We specialize in company meetings, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical presentations, award ceremonies, birthday, anniversary or retirement celebrations & we can accommodate al
Ruffino's Ratings and Reviews
Had same waiter as previous outing, he was just as good as our service in July/August. However, his help was not as attentive as before. Also, even though we were there to celebrate our anniversary, we requested a dessert menu twice and it was not provided that, just the "free" Happy Anniversary plate. No coffee, no after dinner drink(s), nothing. Very disappointed.
Well I was disappointed to say the VERY least! I proceeded to make reservations,l and plans were made. We drove up to the restaurant to find out that It was CLOSED! why in the world would online take reservations if the restaurant is closed?? It seems as though the restaurant, billboard and online reservation should be in sync! Very very very disappointing!! It was our 20th wedding anniversary that we were going to spend with our children!
The service was great, the food was not. The baked redfish with crabmeat was completely boring with no discernible flavor. Also no notable sides were available. The entire menu itself was very conservative as far as choices. We only ate here because we had gift cards. It was also like this the one other time we ate here years ago. We will probably never eat here again.....
Went with my mother and my boyfriend on Christmas Eve. It was quite busy and servers were almost over attentive due to this! Had long waits on drinks but one of our servers made up for it with a complimentary dessert. Apps: Creole Cheesecake and the beef cheeks. Cheesecake was AMAZING.. cheeks so-so. Entrees: Mother and I split a 12 oz filet. It was quite tasty but actually cold to the touch in the center. We asked for Medium Rare, but this seemed MUCH more on the rare side! Didn't complain as we wanted to enjoy the holiday and not send food back. Boyfriend had the Shrimp pasta special and it was tasty. Desserts were the hit of the night! The White Chocolate Brownie was to DIE for!
We were there for our Christmas Eve dinner and were blown away by the excellent service. The food was very good also. We had some in our party that had the butter steak and mushroom bread pudding and others had chicken Parmesan. Both dishes were delicious. We also had a child’s pizza and they brought her blue cotton candy, for dessert. Fun!!
My wife and I wanted a nice evening out and Ruffinos was that and more. We like to eat early so our reservation was for 5:30 pm and we were greeted promply by the friendly hostess and seated at a table in the large fireplace room which was decorated just enough for the Christmas Season and was told by the manager that "Martha" Ruffin decorated himself and we all laughed as my wife and I thought how much he must care to take an interest right down to the decorations. We placed our drink order while we looked at the menu. Cosmo for my wife and Pinot Noir for me. My wife said her drink was how she likes it(not too sweet). I just asked for their house Pinot Noir and it was excellent as were all three of our servers. My wife ordered the Sensation salad which she said was sensational and I got the Seared Tuna which is the best that's why I always order it when I come here. For our main entrees, I had Fish Katie which came with roasted potatoes which was excellent and I highly recommend. My wife ordered the fish of the day cooked in lemon butter which was topped with a generous portion of lump crabmeat and came with Broccolini which my wife said was absolutely delicious. Of course, we always have to have dessert even though we were too full to eat it so we had it to go cheesecake and chocolate cake which we enjoyed much later. My wife loves the surprise cotton candy they bring at the end of your meal which even though we are so full, we manage to make room for this wonderous treat.
This was my husband and I 2nd visit, 1st visit for our Kids, the food didn't have much to offer for kids. We had no idea we were doing brunch that day and time. We made reservations online and chose dinner. Wish someone would've informed us we were doing brunch around that time and to pick another TIME. None of the food was GOOD at ALL. Needless to say my husband didn't enjoy his 31st B-day dining experience.
The quality of food was above average. The service was personable and above average. The only downfall of the restaurant is the cleanliness of flatware and glasses. I would guess that the kitchen ensures that the dishes are clean when they are plating the food. Hire an extra busser and have them polish flatware and glasses. It is much more pleasant to enjoy a higher price point bottle of wine in a clean polished glass.
The food is over priced. The wine is awesome...the desserts have changed significantly for the better but the steaks aren't good and a lot of the meat is too salty. We love the ambiance and service and of course the kids love making the pizza but as for the quality of food...its not the best.
The service was ok , but short staffed! We made the reservation for a 50th anniversary ! We were seated in the middle of a football game watching crowd. Very noisy and distracting. We were eligible for a complimentary appetizer but we received a bill with the cost of the appetizer charged to us.
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