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Ruffino’s on the River, Lafayette, LA

Ruffino’s on the River

4.8
4.8
1453 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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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.

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What 1,453 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Scenic View

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Steak

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Most Booked

  • Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Lafayette

    Good for Groups

  • Lafayette

    Great for Lunch

  • Lafayette

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great as usual 😁

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 1 day agoThank you for your patronage and for leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  2. KS

    KittyS

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Everything was perfect. Good & drinks

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 2 days agoHi Kitty! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us this awesome review! We hope to see you again soon.

  3. BM

    BayouManiac

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had shrimp app special, cheeseburger, ribeye, shrimp Alfredo, margarita pizza, asparagus, cream spinach and sautéed spinach. Everything was really good except pizza. Tomatoes were still room temp

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for dining with us and leaving us a review. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for visiting Ruffino's and leaving us a great review! We hope to see you again soon.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your anniversary celebration and for leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

  6. c

    cortezchris

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    This restaurant gives an awesome dining experience. Similar to a 5 Star Restaurant. I ordered shrimp pasta and it wasn’t good at it didn’t even look $25 worth. The steak my date ordered wasn’t good at all either. All the appetizers were Amazing! They give free bread with a garlic mix. Steak and pasta definitely needs work. I will try this restaurant again and order something different in the future.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 8, 2022We appreciate you leaving us this valuable feedback. We are sorry that our food was not up to our usual standards; this will be addressed. We invite you to dine with us again and have a true Ruffino's experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Everything was delicious and service excellent!!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 8, 2022We are happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration! Thank you for leaving us a great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. L

    Lady48

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat! Service was outstanding and friendly. The food was amazing. They make you feel special.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you so much for leaving us a five-star review! We can't wait to celebrate life with you again soon!

  9. S

    Susan56

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were very happy with our dinner at Ruffino’s. The wait staff were amazing and the food was delicious! We highly recommend!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 3, 2022Hi Susan! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and leaving us this fabulous review! We hope to see you again soon.

  10. BO

    BlytheO

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was well cooked. It was a bit noisy due to a few kids running around but thats on the parents.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 2, 2022HI Blythe! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us a great review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

  11. JS

    JimmieS

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining at Ruffino's and it will not be the last time. The service from beginning to end was outstanding. The food and drinks were on point and I would highly recommend this as a place to dine.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 2, 2022Hi Jimmie! We are pleased to hear you had a great experience dining with us, and we appreciate you leaving us an excellent review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

  12. NP

    NitaP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent served by friendly and professional waitstaff.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 1, 2022Hi Nita! Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming here. Great atmosphere service and food!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you so much for your patronage and for taking the time to leave us a fabulous review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

  14. D

    Donovan

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service, was a great atmosphere and the noise level was minimal

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on August 1, 2022Hi Donovan! Thank you so much for visiting and also leaving us this great review! We hope to see you again soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 29, 2022Thank you for leaving us a five-star review! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

  16. DD

    DianeD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter (Dominick)and staff were fantastic Food amazing Would come again

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Diane! Thank you for this great review and for choosing Ruffino's! We hope to see you again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely professional, nice , polite staff!! Best ribeye in lafayette!!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for leaving us this awesome review! We hope to see you again soon!

  18. M

    Mike

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fine dining
  19. JJ

    JessieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 40th anniversary dinner was outstanding in every way. Very very good.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Jessie! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's for your special celebration! We appreciate your feedback and we can't wait to see you again soon.

  20. KW

    KeylondaW

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was worth the drive from Baton Rouge. My third time coming for a meal in the solarium.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Keylonda! Thanks for your continued patronage and for leaving us this excellent review! We hope to see you again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruffino’s on the River is a guarantee on superb service & high quality food & drinks. We love the bar booth seating for its ambiance and comfort. We have yet to be disappointed!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you so much for leaving us this awesome review! We can't wait to see you again soon!

  22. K

    Karl

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a bit surprised that more people don't dress appropriately. I don't believe you should let people be aloud to where casual t-shirts & baseball caps in the dining area. Otherwise, food & service were great as usual.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Karl! Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Ruffino's and for leaving us five stars! Your suggestion has been passed along to management. We hope to see you again soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall Great!!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 25, 2022Thanks for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a great review! Please join us again soon!

  24. m

    mgd0069

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruffino’s ‘s is always consistent and tasty. I’ve never had a bad meal in the years that we have gone. I highly recommend Ruffino’s ‘s for special occasions or every day dining.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a five-star review! We can't wait to dine with you again soon!

  25. KE

    KeriE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck fingers were delicious! Fish Katie was the most requested dish at our table (3/4) and every plate was a “happy plate”. Tried to save room for dessert but that didn’t happen. Next time! 😉

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 20, 2022Hi Keri! Thank you so much for dining at Ruffino's and leaving us a great review! We hope to see you again soon.

  26. H

    Hollie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the service was excellent. We ordered the Seafood Arancini and Duck Fingers for the appetizer. For our entrees, we ordered the Fish Katie and Lasagna. Everything was amazing! My favorite is the Mantini drink—-my favorite take on an old fashioned that I’ve had.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 20, 2022Hi Hollie! Thank you so much for visiting Ruffino's and for leaving us this awesome review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Ruffinos… We shared the combo appetizer, I had fish and my husband had the pork chops. Both were well prepared and delicious.. Started with a pear martini and we ended with the lemon icebox pie!!! Yum

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your anniversary dinner and for leaving us an awesome review! We hope to see you again soon!

  28. SV

    SchantelV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic from the cocktails to the dessert! One our favorites!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you for visiting Ruffino's and leaving us great feedback! We can't wait to see you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice evening for our Anniversary. Food was delicious and wait staff was excellent.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your anniversary celebration! We hope to see you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Y’all. Everything was good. Tori was amazing!!! But the braised pork cheek. Like will be back just for that. We even ordered an extra to go because we loved it so much!!!! And I’ll mention again Tori our amazing server she was spot on everything!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and for leaving us a fabulous review! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

  31. JJ

    JamieJ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Braydon and Jake were amazing! We never waiting on anything all evening. We had the appetizer sampler, lamb and pork specials. We sat in the solarium and the view was beautiful. An overall lovely evening. I wish I had taken more pictures.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Jamie! Thank you for dining with us and leaving us an amazing review! We hope to see you again soon.

  32. M

    Mark

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! My favorite location to dine in Lafayette now. Food and service is consistent.this is an exception in todays market.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Mark! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's and leaving us a five-star review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

  33. RV

    RoyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this establishment for a special occasions. The service is excellent. The food is flavorful and well portioned. It was our anniversary and the staff’s unsolicited attention to details made it even more special.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Roy! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your special occasion and for leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  34. JL

    JesseL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were fantastic - great 35th anniversary

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Happy anniversary Jesse! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's for your special celebration and for leaving us a great review! We hope to see you again soon.

  35. RD

    RolandD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb. The wait staff were attentive, friendly, and professional. All in all, our decision to eat at Ruffino’s for our 33rd anniversary celebration was a very wise choice! We will definitely be back!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Roland! Happy 33rd anniversary! We are delighted you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us and leave us this awesome review! We can't wait to celebrate with you again soon!

  36. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we ate at Ruffino's for our anniversary. It never disappoints in regards to wine selection and food options. The service is extraordinary and provides customers with a comfortable relaxing environment. Highly recommended for special occasions and date nights.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Mary! Thank you so much for choosing Ruffino's for your anniversary celebration and leaving us a five-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  37. A

    Anthony

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Ruffino's was made special by the following people. Seth. Seth blew my mind. He was extremely professional, courteous and impressively socially intelligent. I didn't even have to ask him to bus the new table. And his attention to detail was exquisite. If I owned a restaurant he would be in a management position. Olivia. Olivia is the reason I will be taking all my friends to Rufino's. I have a lot of friends. She saw me admiring some cotton candy, that the table next to me didn't want. She brought it out to me in a little Ziplock and told me the table next to me didn't want it. It blew my mind. Raffiel. What can I say about Raffiel? Well, I had three of my girlfriends with me and he treated them as if they were queens in my presence. And outside of my presence he treated them exactly the same. He is a true gentleman, as labeled by women. And then when I left I spent a few minutes in the lobby, reading about the owner who passed away. And after that, I understood why this restaurant is so special. If he were alive I would tell him in person. This is an amazing little jewel with which he has gifted Lafayette. Anthony

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on June 28, 2022Anthony, we are overwhelmed by your sincere and fabulous review! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your Ruffino's experience with others. Thank you for your visit, and we hope to see you again soon!

  38. PB

    PaulaB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and atmosphere was top notch from beginning to end. Our waitress Olivia and Raphael did an excellent job serving my party of 14.

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on June 28, 2022Hi Paula! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience at Ruffino's! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review, and we hope to see you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food!!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you so much for visiting Ruffino's and leaving us the fabulous review! We hope to see you again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting family and it was exceptional! The food,the staff,everything, just wonderful ! Can’t wait for our next visit & our return trip to Ruffino’s !!!

    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on June 28, 2022Hi there! Thank you for choosing Ruffino's during your visit to Lafayette and for leaving us this excellent review! We can't wait to see you again the next time you are in town.

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 4.8 stars by 1453 OpenTable diners.

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

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
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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