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About Ruffino's

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.

18811 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between I-10 and Airline Hwy

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(225) 753-3458

Website:
http://ruffinosbatonrouge.com/

Executive Chef:
Peter Sclafani

Additional:
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 banquets@ruffinosrestaurant.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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (35)
Special Occasion (31)
Romantic (28)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (12)
Casual (12)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Hadn't been to Ruffino's in a while and definitely glad we went to celebrate a birthday. Every dish was cooked perfectly from the redfish special to veal Michael. The attentive wait staff helped us celebrate, and we really enjoyed the night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our drink server, Gabby was AWESOME! Very informative, great suggestions and took great photos of our group!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food and service were excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for a special occasion celebration. The service was a little bit slow, they had a lot of people for early dinner at 6:00 PM. Food was excellent. We find out that the back ground music was a little bit to loud.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic food and outstanding service! Definitely a great option for a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant. Never had a bad meal or experience here in 20 plus visits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.....

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere and personal and helpful staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent dinner. I enjoy a dry aged ribeye and this one was excellent! Fantastic cap, perfect medium rare.... my son made his own pizza at the pizza bar, wife loves Fish Katie... great meal. Love you guys!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Romantic getaway for our anniversary. Everything was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas ambiance perfect. Excellent meal. Perfect light. Outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this place!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Friendly efficient wait staff food was great

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.
Bruce E.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The staff is wonderful. Very attentive . Made you fell comfortable.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Service Great Food. Prime rib was perfect! It was my wife’s birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ruffinos always delivers. It is one of our "go to" spots. We live the ambiance, service and quality of entrees. It's always a treat.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great food, fabulous service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always, the food and the service was excellent. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I love Ruffino’s.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Ruffino's has always been a great spot for my Wife and I to Celebrate Birthdays, anniversaries...etc. Fantastic...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic evening

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

atmosphere was good, service and food exceptional, very enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Favorite in BR! Couldn’t love it any more. Definitely a must when we’re in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a great experience and my customers loved the restaurant!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service is always exceptional. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We celebrated two birthdays! Beautiful and delicious food! Thank you.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Veal Michael and Redfish Katie are always excellent.

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We always enjoy dinner and drinks at Ruffino. Th staff is very friendly, and attentive. We had a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Just so ya know brought an Ohio cattleman and wife for filets and they were impressed saying they never had better...we all so enjoyed the whole Ruffinos experience!! As always!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went to celebrate my son's honor roll and he had the crabmeat cheesecake for the first time and said he was a little hesitant to try it; but later told the waiter and I that he can't believe he ever doubted us! Haha. We always go to Ruffinos for celebrations and it never disappoints..staff and food. Always a delight.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ruffin's team always does an outstanding job of making us feel like we're VIP guests, each and every time we dine there. The food is predictably good every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a good dining experience for any occasion, casual meal with friends and family or those special celebrat.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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