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urinetrouble
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette

The cedar plank redfish and 45 day ribeye are two excellent dishes.

My main gripe with Ruffino's: the beer selection is terrible.


notiger1997
Member since May 2009
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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Just trying to stay insulting and moronic by not ordering Italian food.




I like your style.



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yellowfin
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
I'm gonna go check it out tonight if it's not crowded, gonna bring my kid since I've been out of town for a while


TigerHam85
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
Ill meet you after and we'll put that new yacht in the river.


yellowfin
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
It won't be here til next week some time


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skygod123
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Lafayette
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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It's going to be interesting to observe how this place does. I don't think they will succeed, and not because of the food (I have never eaten at Ruffinos). I think that location/space is going to be challenging for any restaurant. It's big, very big, and I have to think the overhead on that place puts the occupant in a deep hole that any concept/chef/restauranteur would be challenged to overcome.
when i saw that cochon was closing, i thought that it was because of overhead due to the price of the property and facility, etc.


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skygod123
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Lafayette
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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(Because people that know how to cook won't spend alot of money at a restaurant just because it's a place to see and be seen.)
there is a crowd in lafayette that likes to be seen. you can see them at lafondas, zeas, and bonefish.


CourseyCorridor
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Baton Rouge, La.
Member since May 2012
1994 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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Just trying to stay insulting and moronic by not ordering Italian food.




Just be careful not to speed trying to keep up with Afro's 15 minute observation.


LSUAfro
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2005
11601 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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Just be careful not to speed trying to keep up with Afro's 15 minute observation.
he's laughing at you...


yellowfin
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
went last night, it was a good meal

The crab cheesecake was probably my favorite and I was pretty disappointed they didn't have the aged steak. I had a ribeye and my little boy had spaghetti. I was amazed at the number of employees working there, every table was sat and they probably still outnumbered the customers 2:1


notiger1997
Member since May 2009
26049 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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there is a crowd in lafayette that likes to be seen. you can see them at lafondas, zeas, and bonefish.


Are you serious? Zeas and Bonefish aren't the kind of places I would expect to hear this about.


yellowfin
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
Zeas is next to Red's so it's a popular lunch spot for tennis moms and Bonefish is in RR. It's just about location for some


CP3LSU25
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2009
36830 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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yellowfin


Reminded me when I went to Texas de brazil the first time. More workers than customers.

How was the look different than Cochon? How's the menu?


yellowfin
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
A few cosmetic changes but not much, they weren't seating people outside yet and our waitress told me the menu would grow as they got their feet underneath them. They were out of the first two wines I picked but it is their 3rd day open so not a big deal.

ETA: the meal was much better than any I had a cochon fwiw
This post was edited on 5/24 at 8:43 am


skygod123
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Lafayette
Member since Nov 2007
27859 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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The crab cheesecake
that is a wonderful app.


yellowfin
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Coastal Bar
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
sky we're eating at lafondas today if you want to come


LSUAfro
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2005
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re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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They were out of the first two wines I picked but it is their 3rd day open so not a big deal.
You should Treble Hook them and write them a letter expressing your discontent in their availability and that you couldn't enjoy the rest of your meal.


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A Mite Ee One
LSU Fan
Vermilionville
Member since Mar 2008
2194 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
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The cedar plank redfish and 45 day ribeye are two excellent dishes.


Those are the two dishes we had last night. The redfish was amazing, i topped it with sauteed shrimp. The steak was medium rare, perfectly cooked.

We also had the crabmeat cheesecake as an appetizer, which i highly recommend everyone to try. It's incredible.

They do need to step their beer game up though.


SinatraBaby
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
136 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
Sorry about the wine Yellowfin. Some of our Purveyors are from NOLA and have a hard time getting product into Lafayette. Served over 1100 people the last 4 nights and everybody drinks, a lot. Hope to see you soon.


cbtullis
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2004
3050 posts

re: Ruffino's on the River Grand opening tomorrow in Lafayette
Congrats on the new spot. You are making some family members of mine in Lafayette very happy. Ever since our rehearsal dinner they talk about ruffinos all the time


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