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Ruffino’s on the River, Lafayette, LA

Ruffino’s on the River

4.8
4.8
1905 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (337) 706-7333
  • Neighbourhood
    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.

What 1,905 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Great for scenic views

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Good for special occasions

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Steak

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Most Booked

  • Lafayette

    Best Overall

  • Lafayette

    Best Food

  • Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Lafayette

    Best Ambience

  • Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Lafayette

    Good for business meals

  • Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Lafayette

    Hot spot

  • Lafayette

    Great for fine wines

  • Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Lafayette

    Good for special occasions

  • Lafayette

    Lively

  • Lafayette

    Most Booked

1,905 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt service, knowledgeable staff, Specialty of the Day are almost perfectly balanced and seasoned and should not be overlooked as they offer outstanding value and variety
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 29, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and our servers were wonderful! It can be a bit noisy, especially with a wedding reception on the veranda. I highly recommend treating yourself.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 28, 2024
    Hi! Thanks for dining at Ruffino’s, we’re so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again soon.

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  3. scg29205

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. The menu is small and concise, the servers were knowledgeable and very friendly. I highly recommend Rufino's.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 28, 2024
    Hi! Thanks for dining at Ruffino’s, we’re so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again soon.

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  4. ResM

    Coastal Georgia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far, one of the favorite dining experiences I’ve had. Happened to be in town for a wedding and saw Ruffino’s near our hotel. Reserved a party for 3 and were seated immediately. Hostess and servers were so energetic and sweet. We started with soup and salads. The corn and crab bisque was to die for. We tried the shrimp pasta, Pork Tchoupitoulas, and the filet. Again, all amazing as was the bread. Finally settled on desserts and the cotton candy. Easily one of the best meals I’ve had in some time. Will definitely be returning when in town!
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 28, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are happy to hear it was a positive one! Thanks again for choosing Ruffino’s and we hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon!

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  5. GregG

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Was wonderful for a special dinner.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 21, 2024
    Hi Greg! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  6. Louodiana

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit here. Impeccable service. Seafood arancini, hanger steak with frittata were very good. They make a great old fashioned too. We will be back.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 20, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  7. ChrisR

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere! Will definitely be back!
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 28, 2024
    Hi Chris! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  8. YoliF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks and the wait staff could not have been better
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 20, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for dining at Ruffino's and taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, the food delicious and the drinks just strong enough. We will definitely be returning.
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 20, 2024
    Hi! Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are happy to hear it was a positive one! Thanks again for choosing Ruffino’s and we hope you'll come back to dine with us again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The people and quality of everything was outstanding
    Ruffino’s on the RiverResponded on May 20, 2024
    Hi! Thanks for dining at Ruffino’s, we’re so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope to see 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 1905 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (337) 706-7333
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