Ruffino’s on the River

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894 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
Ruffino's on the River is a -Steak-Seafood-Italian restaurant and an experience in Food and Atmosphere like no others. Located in Lafayette, La. From the time you walk in and see the wood burning stove aflame, to the beautiful smiles on every Ruffino's team member's faces, you will have goose bumps on the back of your neck for the dining journey that awaits you. The scenes of the gorgeous Vermilion River where our outdoor patio looks over is breath taking. From our wonderful signature Crabmeat Cheesecake appetizer to our mind blowing Cedar Plank baked Redfish or our mouth watering Prime cut Steaks, the menu is diversive for everyone. The relaxed but swinging music along with perfect lighting and energy make this this ultimate restaurant in Louisiana. I where Louisiana Comes to Celebrate!
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MeShell
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in the bar

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LindseyJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks but food service and waiter were extremely slow. Only checked on us one or 2 times and had to wait 20+ minutes to get check. Overall a fine and good experience just much slower service than usual.

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AMYcp
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 5⭐️!!! Phenomenal Food, Ambiance & Service!!

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Virgo
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table outside overlooking the river, which is our favorite place to sit at this restaurant. There was a nice breeze so it was really enjoyable. We only get a few weekends to dine outside in May before summer heat kicks in so we relished it. Food matched our expectations as well so it was a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just excited to have dinner at our restaurant since this quarantine!! It was just wonderful!! The food and Service were excellent!!

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Lovefood01
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only issues we had was the limited menu and not having a throw away wine list. The web site was difficult and never able to get the wine list. The ambiance was great, the complimentary dessert was excellent. Our entrees were delicious.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere; one of our favorite restaurants and always a memorable experience.

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Weezy
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipWilliamH
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to come back inside to eat! We had a great meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went to dinner, our wait staff was wonderful. Caleb, Cadence, and Vivek were on top of things!! The girls in front are always nice and helpful!!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Very pricey and I dont think it should have cost so much.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine.

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Lbeze
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

To celebrate a birthday. The steaks 2 of us ordered were really bad. The fish dish and crab cheese cake were very good. Service staff was nice.

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CarltonJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual. Always enjoy an evening at Ruffino’s.

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TobyL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful restaurant for those special events. 👍👍👍👍👍

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DanielC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place. Nice ambiance. Went for my birthday. Had a good meal.

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DouglasS
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Surpringly poor food, especially for a town that prides itself on good food. Some food was extremely salty - and the soup was very bland. Desert was OK - but certainly not special.

Talking to friends later they supposed our negative experience.

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AdrienneH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and very fair priced. Service was outstanding and very quick! Great atmosphere will definitely be back!

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

Good service, excellent food.

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nimedic
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Celebrated an anniversary and having frequented Ruffino's in Baton Rouge, we thought we'd give this one a try. We arrived earlier than our reservation time, but were seated immediately. The water was the first thing delivered, followed by their wonderful bread. Our waiter, Brad soon followed and took our order. The 8 oz. filet was cooked to perfection and the service was fantastic! Having asked if we were celebrating anything when we arrived, at the end of the meal, Brad brought us a complimentary slice of chocolate fudge with raspberry drizzle with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. I had read some reviews previously that were less than flattering. However, I am happy to report that our experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good dependable

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tarheeljd
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have had multiple meals at Ruffino's. Food quality is always great and service is as well. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience!

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DylanL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to eat at Ruffinos and always great good!

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food probably 20 or so people. Because of that, much too noisy. When I have date night with my hubby, I want to be able to talk to one another.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gres food great service all around great place to eat a little pricey bit well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!!!

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vipTerryW
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice location...eat out all over the country..,was wanting a bayou culinary experience. It was ok...for the price.

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Leanne
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we’ll definitely be back for a special occasion. The food was delicious and the wine selection was great. The bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar before dinner was perfect and the cotton candy after dinner was icing on the cake! Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruffinos food was delicious. The waitstaff was very attentive and helpful. They were also accommodating enough to change my reservation the morning of without any fuss! Highly recommend.

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mgd0069
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistent. One of best restaurants in Lafayette!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great! Servers were fantastic and attentive. The rice was undercooked but it happened to several tables and they replaced it without issue.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to go on special occasions. Too pricey for frequent dining.

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JennaS
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Drinks, food, & service! We will surely be back! The choc covered strawberries and mystery envelope were a nice touch.

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jaimef
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Good service and food drinks are overpriced
Crab tower is good

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vipMark
London
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Lafayette restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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Erin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We visit Ruffino’s Often because it’s a favorite, however, Saturday nights service was way off the norm. It took 20 minutes to get acknowledged once we sat down to our table (which our reservation was at 7:45 and we didn’t sit until 8:10)

Service was slow, never saw our main server and skipped dessert and wanted out of there.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I said I would recommend your restaurant but only based on our first experience, this was our second visit. This Sunday January 20th was not so good. The bread with egg benedick my wife had was hard, seemed it wasn't so fresh, my niece had the grits and shrimp and it was more soup with grits. The service was okay and we may try it again, but with some hesitation. Sorry I couldn't give you a five star.

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Ruffino’s on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 706-7333.

Ruffino’s on the River is rated 4.5 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.

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