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Ruffino’s on the River, Lafayette, LA

Ruffino’s on the River

4.8
4.8
1919 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Good for business meals
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (337) 706-7333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Cliff Wright.....Food Czar
  • Catering
    You don't have to host your party at Ruffino's to get the great food and service you are accustomed to at the restaurant. We will cater casual, formal, corporate or private celebrations and events. Our priority is making sure your special occasion is one you will never forget, and it is our promise to accommodate any special requests or needs you may have.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Ruffino's on the River your choice for birthday's, anniversaries, speaker programs, rehearsal dinners or business meetings. We can accommodate private parties up to 100 guests in a variety of settings.
  • Private party contact
    Leah Mellem: (337) 706-7333
  • Neighborhood
    Lafayette
  • Cross street
    Between Kaliste Saloom and Johnston St. right by bridge
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Solarium

    Multiple dates available
    *The Solarium CANNOT be guaranteed due to the potential booking of a Private Party.* Covered and enclosed patio that is temperature controlled and has several floor to ceiling windows, skylights and a view of the river. Same fabulous food and service.

What 1,919 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Great for scenic views

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Steak

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Most Booked

  • Lafayette

    Best Overall

  • Lafayette

    Best Food

  • Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Lafayette

    Good for business meals

  • Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Lafayette

    Hot spot

  • Lafayette

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lafayette

    Great for fine wines

  • Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Lafayette

    Good for special occasions

  • Lafayette

    Lively

  • Lafayette

    Most Booked

1,913 Reviews
  1. GeraldF

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Veal not tender and replace with another entree'. Had specifically asked if was tender before ordering. Waiter was very accomodating.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Gerald! Thanks for dining at Ruffino’s, we’re so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again soon.

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  2. MarkG

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice time for our anniversary. We had a special request which they fulfilled. Our service was excellent. The food was excellent until we walked out the door. We forgot our take home food. We went outside. Took a couple of pictures and I believe 15 minutes later we realize we didn’t have our food. We never even went to our car. So I went back inside talk to the hostess, who then talk to our waitress and the hostess said they threw it away. We had two pizzas for our meal within intention of bringing one home. I’m trying to decide what is the most frustrating part. Was it the money wasted or not being able to eat a pizza that you planned to eat the next day? I think it’s a little of both, but I think they should hold the food for a predetermined time. I believe, it was around 15 minutes.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Mark! Thank you for your review and for choosing Ruffino's to celebrate your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again soon for the next one!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tori and Gino did a great job serving and the food is always great and cooked to perfection.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lannah and Charles were THE BEST. Both very attentive and had a bit of comedic charm, keeping the mood light and bright.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for dining at Ruffino’s, we’re so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again soon.

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  5. JasonB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and everything was perfect.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Jason! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked 4:30 pm on Saturday so it was easy to get into the Solarium, which has great views of the pond/river. Our servers Kennedy and Rylan were very friendly and down to earth, we felt no pressure. The fried duck appetizer was nice and tender, and my main course of the drum fish was excellent. The bread pudding was a little unusual but that’s what makes life interesting! Drinks were good, especially the “liquid lust”. All in all a very nice dinner in a super setting.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food ambience and service. The ribeye was amazing and the bubble bath drink was an awesome experience.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 4 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are happy to hear it was a positive one! Thanks again for choosing Ruffino’s and we hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostess to the drink server to the waiter, everything was wonderful. Food was amazing. We Went for my mom's bday and they treated her like a queen
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 3, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for your review and for choosing Ruffino's to celebrate your special occasion. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all great. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really nice. Our drink server was awesome.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 1, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, waiters were very attentive and dining next to river window was beautiful
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on June 24, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

Ruffino’s on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 706-7333.

Ruffino’s on the River is rated 4.8 stars by 1919 OpenTable diners.

Ruffino’s on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ruffino’s on the River

921 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Kaliste Saloom and Johnston St. right by bridge
  • Neighborhood
    Lafayette
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cliff Wright.....Food Czar
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (337) 706-7333
  • Catering
    You don't have to host your party at Ruffino's to get the great food and service you are accustomed to at the restaurant. We will cater casual, formal, corporate or private celebrations and events. Our priority is making sure your special occasion is one you will never forget, and it is our promise to accommodate any special requests or needs you may have.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Ruffino's on the River your choice for birthday's, anniversaries, speaker programs, rehearsal dinners or business meetings. We can accommodate private parties up to 100 guests in a variety of settings.
  • Private party contact
    Leah Mellem: (337) 706-7333
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