About Ruffino’s on the River
Ruffino's on the River is located in Lafayette, LA.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:40pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11 am - 9:00pm
Between Caliste Saloom and Johnston St.
$31 to $50
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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.
Peter Sclafani III
Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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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.
Ruffino’s on the River Ratings and Reviews
Mac and Courtney were an outstanding tea ...
Mac and Courtney were an outstanding team. The food was exceptional, we tried two of the brunch specials and were very pleased - Blueberry crepes and the French Toast. Service was outstanding and they were very knowledgeable. Made us feel valued and the price was perfect considering the great food.
The host stand seemed hectic, and unders ...
The host stand seemed hectic, and understandably so as the restaurant seemed to be packed. However, we arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated 10 minutes after our reserved time. They offered us a bar top table (not ideal for a special occasion) but failed to mention available seating outside. It wasn't until a couple with a time after us came in and were immediately seated that we realized we could (had to) ask to sit outside.
I had to give the food 3 stars because what I initially ordered as an entree was awful! This was the first time I've ever sent back a dish. However, we weren't charged for meal sent back and what I ordered in its place was so delicious!
The soup and desserts we ordered were so good, and the wait staff was incredibly kind. Steve, Courtney, and Alex were a great team!
Overall, I would eat here again, but the things that did go wrong went wrong enough that a damper was left on our dining experience.
The only complaint we have was that we h ...
The only complaint we have was that we had reservations then were seated in the bar instead of the restaurant. We were then moved to a table right near the waiter stand, which was very noisy because the waiters were carrying on private conversations directly adjacent to us.
We chose Ruffino's because of great past ...
We chose Ruffino's because of great past experiences. In the month of August, lobster specials were advertised, and we were anxious to give them a try as we have missed the readily available lobster while we lived in Massachusetts. We tried the Lobster Egg Rolls and the Lobster Mushrooms; both were disappointing. The egg rolls had a sliver of lobster of lobster, which was overpowered by the seasonings and sauce. The same could be said for the stuffed mushrooms, which were dominated by thyme, and the lobster was miniscule. Much like crab meat, lobster is best experienced with a minimum of seasoning. Also, there were no whole lobster offerings. We ordered of the regular menu for the rest of the meal, which we enjoyed. Perhaps the highlight of the meal was the server, McKenzie. She is an absolute delight, and we will be certain to ask for her when next we go.
I attended the restaurant for the first ...
I attended the restaurant for the first time to celebrate my 27th birthday. I was beyond amazed at how knowledgable and attentive the wait staff was. Hostess were helpful and friendly. I will most definitely be back in the very near future.
Great lobster festival. Food was wonderf ...
Great lobster festival. Food was wonderfully done. Service was lacking. I know our waitress had two big tables, but we ran out of drinks twice and had to finally ask for some water. With all the bus people that should never happen. The service in baton rouge is much better. Thx kent
Food item on fork food items in wine men ...
Food item on fork food items in wine menue human hair on table this is the what the table was like when we were seated three course lobster meal was mediocre at best we ate at Ruffino's in the past this was the worst experience
For a number of years my wife and I had ...
For a number of years my wife and I had been going to another restaurant in another town to celebrate our anniversary. We recently decided to try Ruffino's on the River this year. We were not disappointed. We absolutely loved the evening. The staff, the wine, the food, the view and the whole feel of Ruffino's makes it our new anniversary and special occasion dining choice.
I made reservations for Friday night 7:0 ...
I made reservations for Friday night 7:00p.m. We were seated quickly and the service was instant. As the meal progress service sort of slacked. We had to ask for more drinks water etc. But, nothing to stop us from returning. The meal was really good. One of us had a whole fried fish. It was the best thing at the table. Everyone tried it and loved it. Steaks were good and cooked to order. So, everything went great. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 8. I will be back.
We went to Ruffino's to celebrate my hus ...
We went to Ruffino's to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a very pleasant dining experience. The service was the best. No way it could have been any better. The food and wine were very good also. Probably the nicest surprise was the Happy Birthday dessert at the end of our meal. That was actually the best dessert I have ever tasted at a restaurant. The word "sin" is in the title for a reason...lol
Business acquaintance in from out of tow ...
Business acquaintance in from out of town & requested the best overall dining experience in Lafayette. Pressure was on, but I knew just the place - Ruffino's on the River! She was difficult but quite impressed. So was I, as usual. Thanks!!
WAIT STAFF WAS FABULOUS AND HELPFUL. HA ...
WAIT STAFF WAS FABULOUS AND HELPFUL. HAVE BEEN TO RUFFINOS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED WITH THE STAFF NOR THE FOOD.
IT WAS A BIT NOISY AND THE MUSIC WAS ON THE LOUD SIDE WE FOUND.
STILL AN OUTSTANDING NIGHT.
We had a reservation , but still had to ...
We had a reservation , but still had to wait just a few minutes. They told us we could grab a drink at the bar if we would like and they could text us when the table was ready. That was fantastic! We didn't have to carry around one of those clunky squares waiting for it to light up and vibrate. Our wait staff was super friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back!
The service was great and flawless. The ...
The service was great and flawless. The food was awesome, great flavor and quality. We met some nice and positive people who were sitting at a table next to us and had a great conversation with them the whole entire time. The waiters were really helpful with drinks and food choice and answered all our questions with a good and understandable explanation.
I made this reservation the morning of o ...
I made this reservation the morning of our anniversary. I called at 2:00 to make sure the restaurant had our reservation, along with my request for a table out of traffic areas and with a view. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room. I pointed out the two open tables along the window and was told those were reserved. Apparently they lost my request between 2:00 and 7:00. The irritation I felt spoiled the rest of the evening.
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