Ruffino’s on the River

4.8
1264 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

  • 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1264 people are saying
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vipTimothyM
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful.
Service, drinks, food, and ambiance were perfect!

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Timothy. Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CatinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was awesome and service was as well it was a little loud in there , they had us right by the bar it was our anniversary they should have put us else where

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi, Catina! Thank you for coming in and leaving us a great review! We are sorry to hear that your experience at Ruffino's was not up to our normal standards and will pass your feedback along to our team. We invite you to dine with us again to have a true Ruffino's experience.

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Tsj90
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks are worth the price
Bbq shrimp are great

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the cotton candy for dessert.

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Responded 7 days ago

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Ruffino's during a visit to Lafayette. We found the decor well done and the food tasted very good. The service was outstanding. Brooklyn was our food waitress and was very patient answering our questions. Thumbs up for Ruffino"s.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Joe, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family get together and an awesome experience. Ruffino’s was able to accommodate a table of 9 at the last minute and the food and service was amazing, as always!!!!

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Responded 7 days ago

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KennyP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not to much food that isn’t seafood, lots of people have allergies to seafood. Steak was good, cooked the way I requested.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Kenny, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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Al1surf
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always ! Service was great and so was the food !

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Responded 7 days ago

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always attentive & helpful when questions arise or suggestions are needed. We always feel welcomed & have a great time at Ruffino’s on the River.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Katie, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DonovanC
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

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Responded 7 days ago

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leslie
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had everything from the appetizers to dessert and everything was great. The Tuna special this week was PHENOMENAL!!!! Staff was very attentive and friendly!! Highly recommend!

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for dining at Ruffino's and leaving us a rave review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Waiter was very attentive and spot on with the recommendations. The sampler appetizer was excellent!

A very good selection of food. The two-person wait staff concept is a very good idea.

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Responded 7 days ago

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice unbelievable service Waite staff was great.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Tony, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a Birthday. We made reservations ahead of time and our table was waiting when we arrived. The staff was attentive while giving us plenty of time to decide undeserved.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ScottandRhondaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! Sunday Brunch was absolutely delicious. The staff was so friendly, knew the menu well and provided excellent service. We will definitely be returning.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Scott and Rhonda, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th wedding anniversary

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PorscheJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience!!!! Had a blast!!! Will be back soon!!

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Porsche, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal and service and my chef special dinner

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Responded 7 days ago

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ChadB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and wonderful ambience. Highly recommended, looking forward to our next visit.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Chad, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience, thanks to the entire staff. We will definitely visit again, and we will recommend to others.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KeithJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous & Tori, our server was outstanding 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Keith, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very beautiful place and the ambiance was great! Customer service is great. Can’t wait to go again.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for taking such good care of us! The service was too notch and we never had to wait for anything.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honored request for booth in bar area. Everyone was very friendly and food was great!!!

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Responded on November 15, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very polite and attentive wait staff.

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Responded on November 15, 2021

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff, great experience for my husbands birthday!

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChrisS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant ! Food and service were excellent !

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Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Chris, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JoshuaP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Went for anniversary. We will be back!!

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Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Joshua, Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Engrid
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pretty location and our food was good. I had my heart set on gulf fish which I was told, sadly, would be trout that evening!

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Engrid, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We are sorry to hear that you were not able to order the gulf fish, but hope you enjoyed your meal, nonetheless. We hope to see you again soon!

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TashaC
Baton Rouge
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was really good. We miss the shrimp corn dogs. The only complaint is we were there for a birthday and they usually do a little plate with a small cake and write happy birthday. They did not do it this time 😕. Other than that, everything was cooked well and service was great!

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi, Tasha. Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback! We are sorry to hear that you did not get our signature birthday plate during your recent visit so we’d like to offer you a free dessert the next time you dine with us. Please show this message to your server and we’ll take care of the rest. Have a Remarkable day!

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ZaunbrecherN
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated 2 birthdays this past Sunday night and i must say that the service and the food was superb! could not have asked for more!

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Richard
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had date night. Definitely will go again. The food was great. Service was excellent.

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Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi Richard, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Stubbs
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and I's first time, we celebrated our 36 year wedding anniversary, we were very impressed with the quietness overlooking the beautiful river. The service was remarkable, we ordered the special for the day, blackened speckled trout with crawfish over it with corn macque. It was delicious!!!!!!! We will be returning next year to celebrate our wedding annivesary!

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Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CheriG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere- sat in bar area where we could see the river. Exceptional service. Food was great - we had appetizers & drinks followed by pizza.
Portions were large.

Hope someone takes care of the sweet kitty outside - I fed him when I left.

Ruffinos is a top shelf place.

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Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a Sunday brunch. Food , drinks and atmosphere were good! Waiter was good as well. Like that you can make reservations ahead of time. Will be back

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Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were celebrating our one year anniversary and gender reveal. Ruffinos staff made the night special by personalizing a dessert to bring to the table with our baby gender. My only complaint was the service leading up to it. It took nearly 15 minutes for our food server to come see us. We were visited immediately by beverage attendant.

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's! We are sorry to hear that your experience at Ruffino's was not up to our normal standards. We invite you to dine with us again to have a true Ruffino's experience.

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LoriNSteven
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food hot, fresh, and very tasty. Service was drawn out, but wait staff friendly and helpful.

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Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMark
London
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for family birthday. Food was exceptional

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on October 22, 2021

Hi Mark, Thanks for choosing to celebrate at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice environment. Service was friendly and efficient, but the food lacked a seasoning and a little pizzazz.

Ruffino’s on the River
Responded on October 22, 2021

Hi Nikki, Thank you for leaving your review! We will pass your valuable feedback on to the kitchen. We hope to see you again soon!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was delicious and melted in the mouth! Crab cake cheesecake was different but delicious!

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Responded on October 22, 2021

Hi Michelle, Thanks for dining at Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We 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 1264 OpenTable diners.

Ruffino’s on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shopruffinos.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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