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Ruffino’s on the River, Lafayette, LA

Ruffino’s on the River

4.7
4.7
1391 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

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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Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (855) 587-0949

  • 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.

Popular dishes

Menu

Apps / Soup / Salads

Dressings – Sensation | Caesar | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Italian Buttermilk. Add Ons– Grilled chicken - $7 | Sautéed jumbo Gulf shrimp - $9 | Jumbo lump crab meat - $11

  • Crabmeat Cheesecake$14.95

    Blue crabmeat, Italian cheeses, Creole meunière sauce, hollandaise

    • BBQ Shrimp$14.95

      Jumbo Gulf shrimp, garlic, black pepper, rosemary, creamy butter sauce, mascarpone polenta

      • Seared Tuna$14.95

        Yellowfin tuna, soy caviar, micro cilantro, Himalayan salt block

        • Seafood Arancini$11.95

          Jumbo Gulf shrimp and blue crabmeat, fontina cheese, risotto, Alfredo, vodka tomato cream

          • Braised Pork Cheeks$12.95

            48-hr. braised pork cheeks, Benton's bacon jam, pork jus, butternut squash purée

            • Charbroiled Oysters$13.95

              Fresh Gulf oysters, tasso garlic butter, Romano cheese

              • Crab & Corn Bisque$9.95

                Jumbo lump crabmeat, sweet white corn, cream

                • Caesar$7.95

                  Romaine, Caesar dressing, homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese

                  • Wedge$9.95

                    Blue cheese, baby iceberg, Benton's bacon, cherry tomatoes & Italian Buttermilk Dressing

                    • Sensation$7.95

                      Tangy Gorgonzola vinaigrette, romaine, pistachios, crispy prosciutto, roasted tomatoes

                      • Spinach Celebration$7.95

                        Balsamic vinaigrette, baby greens, candied pecans, red onions, cherry tomatoes & feta

                        Pizza

                        Crispy 10" thin crust New York-style pizza from our wood-burning oven (Cauliflower pizza crust available upon request)

                        • Daily Feature Pizza$13.95

                          Our culinary team's nightly creation

                          • Four Cheese Pizza$10.95

                            Parmesan, fontina, provolone, Mozzarella & tomato sauce

                            • Meat Pizza$13.95

                              Pepperoni, Italian sausage, prosciutto, provolone & Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce

                              • Suprema Pizza$14.95

                                Pepperoni, Ital. sausage, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black olives, prov. & Mozzarella, tom. sauce

                                Steaks

                                Steak Toppings – New Orleans-style bbq shrimp - $10 | Crabmeat Imperial - $12 | Béarnaise - $4 | Jumbo lump crabmeat - $11

                                • Filet

                                  Cut in-house, herb butter, mashed potatoes

                                  • 8 oz$38.95
                                  • 12 oz$49.95
                                • 16 oz Rib-Eye$38.95

                                  Cut in-house, herb butter, mashed potatoes

                                  • Steak Oscar$49.95

                                    Grilled 8 oz filet, asparagus, bernaise, jumbo lump crabmeat

                                    • Pork Tchoupitoulas$29.95

                                      11-oz. center cut chop, New Orleans-style bbq shrimp, mashed potatoes

                                      • Steakhouse Hamburger$13.95

                                        Fresh ground tenderloin and ribeye, Benton's bacon jam, sauteed onions, truffle French fries, on an onion roll

                                        Seafood

                                        Add Toppings – Jumbo lump crabmeat - $11 | Shrimp - $10

                                        • Grilled Tuna$34.95

                                          Blue crabmeat, lemon butter, Broccolini

                                          • Shrimp Alfredo$23.95

                                            Jumbo Gulf shrimp, Romano cream, fettuccine

                                            • BBQ Shrimp Pasta$23.95

                                              Jumbo Gulf shrimp, New Orleans-style bbq butter, fettuccine

                                              • Shrimp Sorrento$23.95

                                                Jumbo Gulf shrimp, vodka tomato cream, capellini

                                                • Fish Katie$35.95

                                                  Fresh Gulf fish, jumbo lump crabmeat, Creole meunière, hollandaise, mashed potatoes

                                                  • Cedar Plank Catch$28.95

                                                    Fresh Gulf fish, cedar plank, pesto, tomatoes, balsamic syrup, mashed potatoes

                                                    Italian

                                                    • Veal Parmesan$25.95

                                                      Veal medallions, Italian bread crumbs, marinara, provolone cheese, side of capellini with marinara

                                                      • Veal Michael$31.95

                                                        Veal medallions, jumbo lump crabmeat, Imperial sauce, cappellini with vodka tomato cream

                                                        • Eggplant Parmesan$17.95

                                                          Eggplant medallions, Italian bread crumbs, marinara, provolone cheese, side of capellini

                                                          • Spaghetti & Meatballs$13.95

                                                            Homemade meatballs, Ruffino's Red Sauce

                                                            • Chicken Parmesan$19.95

                                                              Boneless chicken breast, Italian bread crumbs, marinara, provolone cheese, side of capellini with marinara

                                                              • Chicken Alfredo$20.95

                                                                Boneless chicken breast, Romano cream, fettuccine

                                                                • Lasagna$17.95

                                                                  Fresh pasta, meat sauce, provolone, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, Ruffino's Red Sauce

                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                  What 1,391 people are saying

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                                                                  4.7
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                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                                  • 4.5Value

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    From start to finish it was absolutely incredible. We actually were notified earlier than our reservation time that we could get our table so we decided to accept and begin our dining experience. The hostesses were very friendly and inviting. Our front and back server were both very warm and knowledgeable. Very easy going vibes. We didn’t feel rushed. Our cocktails were delicious. I had the pear martini and my husband had a buffalo trace old fashion. Both were made to perfection. The food was mouth watering superb!!! I had the lasagna. The sauce is to die for and my husband had the special Pork chop which was also excellent. We finished our dinner with the Cheesecake and OMG it almost made me cry it was so good. It was our anniversary so they also brought out a complimentary brownie for us to celebrate. But, then we were surprised with Cotton Candy for a pallet cleanser at the very end of our meal. We will be back. We plan to make this our quarterly out of town date night spot!! Thank y’all so much!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 3 days ago

                                                                    Hi there! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's to celebrate your anniversary! We also greatly appreciate you leaving us this fabulous five-star review. We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  2. TM

                                                                    TimothyM

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Had Sunday brunch at Ruffino’s in Lafayette. The place was pretty busy, but the service was friendly and quite attentive. Both the food and drinks were excellent. We’re both pescatarians, and they have plenty of options. Overall, a fantastic meal!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 6 days ago

                                                                    Hi Timothy! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us this awesome review! We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  3. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Baton Rouge

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great experience! Lovely staff

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded today

                                                                    Thanks for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a five-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  4. JG

                                                                    JackG

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                    Everything was great. Just a noisy party of about 10 next to us. Not the restaurant’s fault, but disappointing. Also glare from outside made visiting with those across my table difficult. Sun screens would be helpful. Great food and service. Look forward to a return visit.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 17, 2022

                                                                    Hi Jack! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and for this valuable feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  5. BO

                                                                    BeckyO

                                                                    Baton Rouge

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    This was the best dining experience I’ve ever had. The service was great, the food was excellent and they really went above and beyond to make it a special day once we mentioned it was my husbands grad school graduation dinner. I had the ribeye with masked potatoes and a Cesar salad and it was scrumptious. The complimentary bread was hot and fresh with Italian herbs. Everything we all ordered was exceptionally delicious. They brought us a complimentary dessert with the word congratulations on the plate. It www amazing. And the cotton candy! So good!! The manager packed up some extras for my kids when I mentioned them. The server Jake was very personable and I forgot the name of the nice server who did our drinks but he was great as well. So so good!!! Worthy every penny. Plus it’s such a beautiful location

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 16, 2022

                                                                    Hi Becky! We are pleased to hear you chose Ruffino's to celebrate your husband's graduation and that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for leaving us this awesome review. Congrats to him and we hope to see you both again soon!

                                                                  6. NG

                                                                    NikkiG

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fantastic experience, and they brought out a special dessert for my graduation! Would recommend it to everyone and definitely will make the trip back to eat here.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 16, 2022

                                                                    Hi Nikki! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's to celebrate your graduation and for leaving us this great review! We can't wait to share a meal with you again soon!

                                                                  7. S

                                                                    Swampmud

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Best restaurant in Lafayette. Everything was wonderf.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 16, 2022

                                                                    Hi! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us this excellent review! We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  8. CC

                                                                    CharlesC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The restaurant was nice. The staff food. The food little pricey.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                    Hi Charles! Thank you for visiting Ruffino's and leaving us five stars! We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  9. AM

                                                                    AdamM

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great location, atmosphere and food. Service was flawless as well.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                    Hi Adam! Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Ruffino's and for leaving us this fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  10. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Service and food was good… loved the cotton candy was delicious.. came for Mother’s Day

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                    Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your Mother's Day celebration and leaving us a five-star review! We hope you will visit us again soon!

                                                                  11. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Very good experience. Food was awesome and service was spot on. Highly recommend.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                    Thank you so much for leaving us a five-star review! Please visit us again soon!

                                                                  12. SS

                                                                    StephenS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Every bite was delicious! We will definitely be back.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                    Hi Stephen! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We hope to see you again soon.

                                                                  13. CB

                                                                    CindyB

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    What a great Mothers Day brunch! Everything was perfect! We will go back!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                    Hi Cindy! Thank you for visiting us for Mother's Day and for leaving us a great review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

                                                                  14. JL

                                                                    JoeL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great good atmosphere and service! Will definitely go back!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                    Hi Joe! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining at Ruffino's and can't wait to see you again!

                                                                  15. NF

                                                                    NolaFoodie

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Amazing staff! Awesome food!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 3 days ago

                                                                    Hi there! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  16. JL

                                                                    JoeyL

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Lack of communication. I took my wife here for Mother’s Day to enjoy the brunch. The Food was fine, but what did not get communicated to me at the time of reservations was there was no brunch for Mother’s Day. Since the intent of this visit was brunch, I was extremely disappointed to find out this was not an option AFTER arriving at the restaurant. Had I known this I would have made reservations elsewhere. As I mentioned above, the food was fine, I just didn’t want to have lunch at 11:00 am.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                    Hi Joey! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your Mother's Day celebration. We apologize for the lack of communication, but we are happy to hear you enjoyed your food! We hope to see you again soon.

                                                                  17. LR

                                                                    LizzyR

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                                    Honestly me and my family has been to ruffinos so many times and they were always great but last night they dropped the ball tremendously food was unseasoned drinks were all wrong the drink guy only came once to ask for refills and as I told them we were celebrating an engagement they didn’t do there usual cake at the end.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                    Hi Lizzy! We appreciate you leaving us this valuable feedback. We are sorry that our service was not up to our usual standards; this will be addressed. Thank you, again, for your feedback.

                                                                  18. RL

                                                                    RiaLynn

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Great brunch experience. The food was exceptional! Great value with the bottomless mimosas. Taylor was a great server. She provided great recommendations and was very attentive to our party.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                    Hi RiaLynn! Thank you for choosing to brunch at Ruffino's. We appreciate your valuable feedback and can't wait to you again soon!

                                                                  19. DF

                                                                    DianeF

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                    We were sat on newly enclosed patio. It was extremely loud and difficult to talk. The sensation salad is always my fave and it was good. However the fish Katie was very mediocre as was the crab omelet. It just hasn’t been that good in a long time. Love the setting on the River and the drinks and service. Wish the food matched everything else.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                    Hi Diane! We appreciate you leaving us this valuable feedback. We are sorry that our food was not up to our usual standards; this will be addressed. Thank you, again, for your feedback. We invite you to dine again with us soon.

                                                                  20. ES

                                                                    ErinS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Amazing service, meal and overall experience. Will be coming back again.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                    Hi Erin! We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  21. CG

                                                                    CtGoodman

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Celebrating the close of a project.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                    Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your celebration and for leaving us 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  22. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Baton Rouge

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    1.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                    This place has taken a serious nosedive. It was never great but now it’s just downright bad. The restaurant was nearly empty on a Tuesday night yet the hostess managed to seat us next to another party, so we had no privacy on our date. All 12 oysters had huge pieces of shell in them and my mid-rare ribeye came out medium-well.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                    We are sorry to hear that your experience at Ruffino's was not up to our normal standards. We take great pride in the food that we serve, and on the rare occasion we fall short, we ensure that it does not happen again. We invite you to dine with us again to have a true Ruffino's experience.

                                                                  23. H

                                                                    Honeymooners

                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was absolutely perfect! Service and food couldn’t have been any better! My husband and I flew in from Atlanta to have dinner here. We will definitely be back! Steve and Lisa Atlanta, GA

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                    Hi Steve and Lisa! We are tickled pink (like our cotton candy) that you loved your Ruffino's experience and chose to dine with us while in town! We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  24. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Jake was our server and service was great as always!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                    Hi! We are happy to hear Jake was able to provide you with great service! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review. We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  25. MS

                                                                    MartyS

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Only thing you need to do is get someone at the desk who is nice

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                    Hi Marty! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and for your valuable feedback. We strive to make our guests' overall experiences exceed expectations and invite you to dine with us again soon!

                                                                  26. CG

                                                                    CarmenG

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall3food1service4ambience3

                                                                    I went eat here for my birthday dinner, service was good. I ordered the chicken Alfredo, to my disappointment after trying the chicken a few bites in, my boyfriend tried a piece and it was not cooked, rubbery chicken. I was upset bc of the popularity of this restaurant that this simple dish was not cooked correctly. The manager did not charge us for the dish in hopes of ,”making things right”. Not sure if this restaurant is a great as it is stamped to be. I hope this issues was brought to the cooks attention so that he doesn’t get anyone sick.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                    Carmen, we are sorry to hear that your experience at Ruffino's was not up to our normal standards. We take great pride in the food that we serve, and on the rare occasion we fall short, we ensure that it does not happen again. We invite you to dine with us again to have a true Ruffino's experience.

                                                                  27. LS

                                                                    LondaS

                                                                    Orlando

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Highly recommend Ruffino’s! They were accommodating to a last minute addition of 2 people, attentive, friendly and had great food and drinks.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                    Hi Londa! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Ruffino's. Thank you so much for leaving us a great review and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                  28. P

                                                                    Pablo

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                    While the service was very good, the noise level was very loud and the food good but not memorable.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                    We are sorry to hear that your experience at Ruffino's was not up to our normal standards. We take great pride in the food that we serve, and on the rare occasion we fall short, we ensure that it does not happen again. We invite you to dine with us again to have a true Ruffino's experience.

                                                                  29. J

                                                                    Jenna4j

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent service and food! Great place for a wonderful meal.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                    Hi Jenna! Thank you for dining with us and leaving us a five-star review! We look forward to visiting with you again soon!

                                                                  30. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    An incredible experience celebrating our mom‘s birthday! Outstanding service, atmosphere, and food!!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 14, 2022

                                                                    Hi! We greatly appreciate you choosing Ruffino's to celebrate your mom's birthday and for leaving us this great review! We hope to see you guys again soon!

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                                                                    Jeff

                                                                    Dallas

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    I highly recommend Ruffino’s!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 21, 2022

                                                                    Hi Jeff! Thanks for visiting and for leaving us a great review! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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                                                                    Connerz

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    service was outstanding we will definitely be returning!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                    Hi Conner! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us at Ruffino's! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    It was my dads birthday and everyone was so sweet and accommodating!!Arianna was so nice and helpful!!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your dad's birthday celebration and for leaving us a great review! We will be sure to let Arianna know that she helped to make the occasion a memorable one. We hope to see you guys again soon!

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                                                                    elisabethm

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Very yummy; Jake and Brayden were wonderful servers!!!

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi Elisabeth! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us this great review! We will be sure to let Jake and Brayden know you had a wonderful visit. We can't wait to see you again soon!

                                                                  35. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything what’s prefect the food the staff and vibe in the restaurant alone

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi! Thank you for leaving us a five-star review! We hope you choose Ruffino's again soon!

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                                                                    DavidS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    We do not eat at high end dining restaurants very often. That being said I would ahve expected to be overwhelmed by the food quality, service and atmosphere. The atmosphere definitely lived up to expectations. While our server was very good l, it seemed she had too many tables to work with. We enjoy some solitude, but felt we didn't get as much attention as we needed. The food was good, properly cooked and made to order. It wasn't something that couldn't have been replicated at another restaurant for less than what we paid. Overall, a great experience, but not 5 stars.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    We appreciate you leaving us this valuable feedback. We are sorry that our service was not up to our usual standards; this will be addressed. Your menu request (in your private note) will be discussed and considered. Thank you, again, for your feedback.

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                                                                    NikkiP

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Dinner was fantastic….waiter was so knowledgeable of menu

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi Nikki! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    It was nothing short of amazing ! Staff, food, atmosphere everything was excellent .

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi! Thank you for leaving us this excellent review! We hope you dine with us again soon!

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    St. Louis

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Waiters were prompt with checking in on us.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 12, 2022

                                                                    Hi there! Thank you for leaving us this great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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                                                                    KimD

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Staff were very friendly and assisted with any questions regarding foods. Very good experience.

                                                                    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on April 5, 2022

                                                                    Hi Kim! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a five-star review! We hope you will join us again soon!

                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                  • Screening

                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                  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 4.7 stars by 1391 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                  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

                                                                  • 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: (855) 587-0949

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