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Ruffino’s on the River
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
We went for Sunday Brunch. There are very limited menu options. I ordered the benedict. My recommendation to the chef - use 1 english muffin for the entire dish. Split in 1/2 butter and toast. The muffin was cold and doughy and a full muffin for each was too much bread. We often eat here for dinner and it is always good. The breakfast/brunch needs work. My benedict came with a side of what i though was roasted potatoes (similar to hash browns) what i got were mashed potatoes. Again, not considered a breakfast item (to me).
Took my husband and son on a date and it was amazing as always.
Had a wonderful, romantic dinner at Ruffino's in Lafayette. The food and service were excellent. Will be back.
Ruffino's is a very nice restaurant. It is spacious so you are not sitting on top of each other. This was my wife and I first time eating there. The service was excellent and so was the food. It's a little pricey but this was our anniversary, so it was worth it. We will definitely go back.
It was my wife, Pam's, birthday and Ruffino"s made it special.
Wonderful food and beverage service. Excellent staff in a clean environment. Taste 4 menu was incredible and A LOT of food!
We have come to Ruffino's on the River for the last 8 years. We celebrated our first date, first year together, Our Wedding Reception and 6 Anniversaries now. We love the food, the feel of the restaurant, the staff and just the way it helps us celebrate. Thank you to Steve, James and Hannah for making our 6th Anniversary special! :-)
We had a fabulous dinner! Great service, clean relaxing atmosphere on the patio, fantastic menu!
One of the nicest meals I’ve had in a LONG time. Great atmosphere and ambiance.
Great food and service!
It made me remember why we stopped going there. The food is okay and overpriced for what it is. I would rather spend my money elsewhere. The care and attention to their patrons is lack luster as well. Thank goodness I had a gift card... I would have regretted spending that money otherwise.
Food was very delicious. Service was quick. Meals very pricey for a decent serving.
Our dining experience was great! With Covid being in play, Ruffinos did an excellent job of social distancing tables and the staff was masked as well! It was exceptional!! I missed normal eating out!
The restaurant followed all the COVID protocols. We will return.
Great food, excellent service!
It was a wonderful brunch with friends. Which was really nice since we had just been through a hurricane. I had the arancini and then split the crab omelet with a friend. All were delicious. The service was more timely than our last visit. All in all, a great time.
Delicious food and amazing service. The 4 course menu was great, and the choices were wonderful. Arancini were perfect, redfish so tasty, salad very fresh, and bread pudding decadent. The blue cotton candy made everyone’s evening. And the wine pour is generous.
Excellent service and an amazing meal
The service and food is always fantastic! One of my favs!
We had an excellent experience, it was perfect for celebrating my daughter's 20th birthday.
This was our 2nd time to eat here. The first time was fabulous. This time was disappointing. The service should of been much better, I had to ask for everything. The waiter walked by us 3 times without greeting us after we were sat in his section. After the 4th walk by, I asked him if he was taking our order and that’s how we got served and it never got much better than that. We were celebrating my husbands birthday, but nothing was done to celebrate that. Not sure if we’ll go back.
The food was good, but a little pricey and needs more spice and seasoning! The alcohol is awesome, but needs to be more fruity (a little too strong). The staff was very attentive and prompt, as well as the food.
Very awesome great place for date night 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
We got table in bar section on high top. People waiting on tables crowded us out. They even pushed our chair. Was not happy that they did not keep the 6 feet and they did not wear a face mask. It should be limited how many people can go to the bar without bothering the people who are dining. Other wise food and service was fantastic. I know the restaurant can’t control rude people but they need to limit inside waiting on tables.
As always, Ruffino’s was wonderful. I had the cauliflower crust pizza and was surprised how traditional it tasted, and felt. The seared tuna for an appetizer was the perfect size and spicy, yum! The only thing negative was after telling our waiter that we were in no hurry, he almost forgot about us. There were a couple of times we were ready for him and he was not around. But, all in all, a great brunch with friends.
Arrived early for patio reservation and was seated promptly. Food was excellent. Had a few apps and had two specials for entrees. Great welcoming service. Two minor complaints. Food was brought out very quickly. And from where we were seated we could plainly see some staff taking breaks and smoking. Kind of distracting for fine dining.
We had a nice anniversary dinner and enjoyed the evening. We did notice that where we were seated there were a few flies buzzing around our table and the one next to us (just outside of the kitchen doorway). We would dine here again, but we'd definitely ask to be seated elsewhere.
It was the start of my birthday month.
Anniversary dinner with friends. Food was excellent
Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ruffino’s.
We frequent this place, but haven’t been out much because of COVID-19.
The service was great but I found the food wasn’t up to par as it has been in the past. Salad had wilted lettuce and even though I ordered the nightly special lamb chops they were a little under seasoned and under cooked for a medium temperature.
I know Ruffino’s is better than this, so I may return once this pandemic has passed.
COVID has everyone off their “A” game.
We seated early to avoid crowds. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive. The appetizers and main course were excellent. Mixed drinks were excellent. We did not have desert. The 4 of us agree, we wound absolutely go there again.
We were looking for a great date night spot! Ruffino's did not disappoint. We were able to get a table outside on the patio over looking the water! Great food, drinks, and service.
This was a fantastic place and the staff is the bomb!
Just awesome from beginning to end.
Amazing experience and beautiful scenery
Ask for a table outside, it's air-conditioned and the view is great!
Sunday lunch on a beautiful day. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and welcome. There was no rush to order, they let us enjoy our drinks. Food was exceptional.
quite a dining experience!
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 4.6 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.
Ruffino’s on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shopruffinos.com/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.