Ruffino’s on the River

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939 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the start of my birthday month.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner with friends. Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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CaitlynW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic place and the staff is the bomb!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and beautiful scenery

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EricM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for a table outside, it's air-conditioned and the view is great!

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PatM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great times!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These reservation were made to surprise my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. They loved the food & both of their servers. They could not thank us enough for the gift. In return, I cannot thank Ruffino’s on the River for making this milestone anniversary one to remember for them. We plan on celebrating all of our special occasion dinners at Ruffino’s. It was that special.

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PhillipW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Wonderful dining experience and awesome for date night. The turtle cheesecake is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I wish the service and food were consistent. It seems like your experience and the service you get is based on being a regular. For an occasional diner at Ruffino’s this is disappointing and disheartening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food and the ultimate blonde brownie were delicious 😋 !!!!

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MonaD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, beautiful view overlooking the river. No complaints at all

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Everything was great except for:
Only thing it was our anniversary dinner as we specified on reservation plus my daughter called to confirm it would be acknowledged but it was not. Just a missed photo op and dessert. A little disappointing.

GT
vipGregoryT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very delicious offering of appetizers, seafood and Italian dishes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Will be back to celebrate my birthday!

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leslie
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

This place is usually a favorite of ours but it was off. Specifically requested dining room seating....received bar height tiny table in bar. Could barely speak to one another due to the music being extremely WAY TOO loud. No cotton candy.

JB
JinB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had an envie’ for their veal Parmesan. Had it before and thought it was exceptional. Tonight though seasoning was a bit off and veal was tough. Pasta and red sauce were spot on though. Wife had shrimp Sorrento. Shrimp seemed a bit aged but sauce and pasta were good. Had a very good creme brûlée For dessert . And braised pork cheeks as an appetizer was just right.

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AlejandroS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food quality was just a little above Olive Garden for a way higher price. Not very appealing.

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PaulaF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had the appetizer sampler and it was superb. Our server staff was very attentive and super nice. Cannot wait to go back.

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BretF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & atmosphere proved wonderful with impeccable service. We look forward to choosing Ruffino’s again to celebrate our special occasions.

KM
KMBM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening!

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DeltriaM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, food & atmosphere
Server made our dining experience special as we were celebrating our 40th anniversary

CP
CajunParamedic
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Our waitstaff was AMAZING! We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so enjoyable. I love how quick everyone is at making sure you are taken care of. Separate drink servers and food servers is genius.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, we had a waitress for our drinks and a waiter for our food and they both stayed on top of it all! The food was great and the drinks were even greater!

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SabrinaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially it was a Father's Day dinner for my sweetheart, Chad, which he turned into a marriage proposal.... definitely an amazing experience at Ruffino's the food was amazing along with the atmosphere and to top it off I get to spend life with a wonderful man... I think this will be our anniversary spot! Thank you again for making this special day amazing! Jake our waiter was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for Sunday brunch on Father’s Day but they were not serving the Sunday brunch menu. Instead they were serving the regular dinner menu at 11:am. It would have been nice to know that when I made the reservation. No mention of the change online or on Facebook. They even posted on Saturday (the day before fathers’s day) to “come check out the brunch menu”. I asked the servers about it and they were dismissive and just shrugged their shoulders. Very disappointing response.

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KeonaL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were excellent and cooked to our specifications. The cotton candy at the end almost makes you forget you're in a high-end establishment and revert you back to your childhood...the perfect treat!

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aem276
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Girlfriends’ Birthday... Wait Staff is EXCELLENT to include the young Man in training...
I ordered the seared tuna dish w/broccolini;
The seared tuna dish was ordered rare & arrived btwn medium well-well done... I declined to have it returned as it still tasted good, but my statement is for general information. Night MOD came by & offered to replace, so no complaint there either.

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JenniferF
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First wedding anniversary. GREAT service, even better cocktails and wine selection. We both ordered steak, perfectly cooked. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had Sunday brunch on the patio. We made our server aware of dietary restrictions, but the menu didn’t clearly specify all items nor did our server assist in guiding us through the menu. Our food was delivered and two of the meals were returned because they contained items that were disclosed as dietary restrictions. Although the food was fixed, half our party had to eat without the other half.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people. Great food.

AJ
AJMJ
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. Good wine and liquor menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience.

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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 939 OpenTable diners.

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