Ruffino’s on the River

4.6
751 reviews
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Creole
Ruffino's on the River is located on the Vermillion River in River Ranch in Lafayette, LA.
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Daily 4:30PM - 5:45PM

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UH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere for dining, good service, attentive and polite. The osso bucco was a little dry, and not as delicious as expected - probably because our reservation was for 8:00 and it was getting old. Swordfish was a little too salty and overcooked. The food was somewhat dissappointing, since my expectations were primed for excellence. Sorry, we have had better meals at Ruffino's in the past.

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MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I both ordered 2 appetizers that were excellent. For our main course she had the Filet, while I chose the Ribeye.
Both steaks were cooked to perfection and I was floored by their homemade Worcestershire sauce.
Two very satisfied customers.

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First-class establishment with great food and service.

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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b
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was the third time and I won’t be going back. It was even worst this time
Main waiter never came back after he took order. You would think with so many waiters per table , they could get something right
This model does not work for me or them
My daughters steak was overcooked and I don’t know what happened to my veal
It is a beautiful place but needs management and oversight

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CH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but a little hit or miss in the seasonings. Pork cheeks were phenomenal. Brussels sprouts were missing something, and although roasted came out a little soggy and lukewarm. Wine glass smelled like dirty dishwater. I asked for another and same issue. Lamb chop special was good but didn’t wow me. And the cappuccino was not cappuccino at all: no froth and cold. It was so bad we actually laughed. Ambiance was nice and the music level/lighting was spot on. Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was not even average we couldn’t identify what we ordered. Chicken Parm was like rubber.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Ruffino's for our Wedding Anniversary and they did not let us down. The entire experience was really great and we would definitely recommend Ruffino's to anyone.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Superior service. Perfect for a celebration

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D
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for date night. Friendly staff with excellent service. A little quick to pick up items we were working on from the table but we had multiple servers in training and they were all great. It was an anniversary to remember

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R
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Location, ambience, service was great. Skip is a 🌟 star.
Food was good. Overall great experience.

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s
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service great some of the food was not as good as it had been previously. Overlooked. Maybe a bad night. Watch this please used to be excellent.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Our waters were not kept full, steak was over cooked, they forgot one of our sides, and never brought out one of the desserts. Worse experience I have had at Ruffino’s and makes me question if I will try again.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and responsive. Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys are consistent. Good food good service.
Didnt mind spending when team knew menu, gave reccomendations and were extra courteous.
Ill be back.
Reese awesome

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service of Javon, Austin and Logan (I think) was amazing. It was my boyfriend first time being there and he loved it. The food was amazing and they went out of their way for our celebration. I cannot wait to bring him back for a Sunday Brunch.

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CD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. Unfortunately the food delivered to our table was not what we had ordered. We did get what we ordered a few minutes later and was excellent. A little mixup but still enjoyed the restaurant very much. I will definitely go back.

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TC
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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BT
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service team throughout dinner. Tasty offerings. The dessert, a brownie with a ginger ice cream was simply stunning. They could have and should have cut it into two portions....but we managed to ensure there was none left ;)

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m
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed the food and the ambiance of the restaurant.

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P
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I'd recommend and return to Ruffino's. Sitting out on the porch is my favorite way to enjoy my dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was really kind and really nice

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Will recommend to friends and family. Will be back!

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TE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so divine and the service was outstanding! I would totally go back soon. And it’s also so cool to have cotton candy after the meal. Love this restaurant!

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TC
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service, and food. We enjoyed the experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the team of waiters. They were very attentive and fun.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went for a nice lunch after church and we all enjoyed our time. Our servers were Amazing and the food was excellent!! This was our second time and will for sure be back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants EVER!(The crabmeat cheesecake is my The quality of food is outstanding and the attentive service is top-notch! Ruffino's is a 5-star restaurant with elegant dining that still feels like comfort. Never once have I felt out of place and the staff always seems knowledgeable and sincere. I'm a regular hard working mother and from time-to-time it feels great to spoil myself with luxury dining, this is the place!!

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TB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I made a reservation online for 7 people. It asked if it was a certain occasion. It was a Birthday and I added that to the reservation.

Food was excellent; however I was very disappointed for 2 things:

They did not include my request for a birthday occasion.
We did not get cotton candy. Do we have to ask for that?

I live in Lake Charles and traveled to Lafayette/Ruffino's as that is my favorite restaurant. I was very disappointed in the overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience professional staff.

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OO
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The evening flowed very well between drinks, appetizers, and entrees. The server was social but not overbearing. Food was incredible as were the drinks! Will definitely return!

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J
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible. It took almost 30 minutes to get a glass of wine. During that time, no one checked on us or took an appetizer order. The ambiance is wonderful and the food is pretty good but for the price I expect much better service.

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EH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server was awesome! she has been our server twice now and is always kind, patient and funny!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All good. Friendly service. Great tasting food

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ME
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time as usual! And the food was amazing as usual!!! And we absolutely enjoyed the entertainment! Couldn't have asked for a better evening!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Service & food was awesome as usual. Always enjoy dining at Ruffinos.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was outstanding and the service was superb. We had the ribeye and the pork Tchoupitoulas. Both were cooked perfectly, and my buddy’s crab meat sauce was heavenly. Not for every night, but never disappointing.

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Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our 27th anniversary and it was great! From the waiter to the desert was absolutely amazing! Love going there!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Ruffino's on the River each time we go! The food is great, the service efficient and friendly and the feel is comfortable!

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SU
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RUFFINO'S WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. CELEBRATED OUR ANNIVERSARY. TABLE SEATING WAS AWESOME,SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. ALL AROUND GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND EXPERIENCE. WOULD DINE THERE AGAIN AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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