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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
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.
My favorite restaurant that never disappoints.
I can always count on having a good time, with great food and wine, in a very nice atmosphere when I eat at Ruffinos. It never disappoints. The quality of the food and service and ambience of the surroundings is fabulous.
Everything was amazing. However I called ...
Everything was amazing. However I called twice the next day and spoke with Brittany about receiving a duplicate receipt for my credit card transaction because it was lost and she told me twice she would email it to me plus she would call me back with verification and it never has happened. I then called again two days later She told me it was not a problem to get me a copy of my receipt. She never called me back. This took place on June 7
It is always nice to return to an establishment where you have had great experiences in "dining" to find that it has not changed. Such is the case for Ruffino's. The service, food, and ambiance makes for a great change from the places where the server comes to the table and says, "Ya know whatcha want?" Three separate servers watch from your every want from water, extra bread, and make certain that your Mimosa glass never runs dry.
Table location was not good...very high ...
Table location was not good...very high traffic area with due to waiter staff serving location & customers going from bar area to restrooms & other locations....had people standing next to table carrying on casual conversations which was very annoying. Noise level was extremely high & the very loud "big band" music got to be a little too much as the evening went on. Food was good & waiter service was good. Need to think about removing the table from that location. Would definitely not allow myself to be seated there again.
I don't know, two trips to Ruffinos in two week and both times the food and service was well below par !! We had pizza and the chicken pasta, both were dry, overcooked and lacked real taste or depth. It used to be really good when they first opened but now its way off the mark, we will not be back !!
Went to Ruffino's with colleagues for a business meal while in Lafayette for a trade show. Very inviting setting with moderate noise level so that you can conduct business. Wait staff was exceptional and brought food out to everyone at the same time with multiple wait staff. Very impressive.
Great food and service. FINALLY A STEAK ...
Great food and service. FINALLY A STEAK COOKED EXACTLY HOW YOU ORDER IT... Great job! Reservation was at 8:15, we were seated immediately upon arrival. Wait staff (3 in total) were very prompt and educated on food. My steak was very good and my wife order the Redfish which I have eaten more than my share of Redfish but the fish tasted incredible. It's a five star restaurant, and you get five star service and food. Highly recommend to anyone.
Ordered a steak from the Ruffino's Prime menu and was really disappointed, it was fatty, grizzly and certainly not a patch on Ruth Chris. Potatoes au Gratin came and were burnt on the top and half cooked underneath. My daughter had the salmon which was grossly overcooked, again not good !! Service and wine was great but overall, really disappointing. Restaurant was not overly busy so there should be no excuses for under cooked food or fatty, grizzly steaks. Maybe this was an off night but I wont be dining there for a while !!
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