memorable eveningThe atmoshpere and the food was exquisite and we left with a memorable evening of our daughter's 21st Birthday celebration.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably wonderfulThis is a great place to go when you know you have to get it right. I often go for a business dinner but my family and I love it too. It's an upscale steak and seafood restaurant with wonderful dishes and fantastic a la carte sides like creamed corn au gratin and asparagus with hollandaise. The selection of steaks is wonderful and they are cooked to perfection with many accompaniments available. The seafood choices (including live lobsters you walk by on the way in) are also plentiful and the chef has fantastic preparations for all of them, but also the option of having them prepared simply, which is always a great option. The appetizers can make for a meal in themselves if you are grabbing a drink at the bar. The staff is outstanding.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLate LunchThe food was excellent, especially the crab cakes. The service was slow. However, the owner came around and checked in on each table. The personal touch made up for the long wait for our meal. The guest of honor was pleased, so, I'm happy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was outstanding that theIt was outstanding that the owner of the restaurant with his daughter came to all the Tables to wish the mothers Happy Mothers Day5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceAs usual, Bookbinders did not fail to meet my expectations. The food was prepared just the way we ordered it and came to the table at the perfect temperature. The only reason I rated the service as only good was that it took a while for our server to come take our drink orders. After she did, she was very attentive for the remainder of our visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWell done!My husband and son treated me to dinner for Mother's Day. We had eaten there last summer for my birthday, and I wanted to return. I've eaten the same thing each time - steak and crab cake, with asparagus and lobster/cheese macaroni. While they are known for their crab cakes, which have no breading, it's the steak that has me wanting to return. I like my steaks well done, which at most restaurants leaves them pretty dried out. Not here! It was very tender and was the last bite I ate so I could leave with that taste in my mouth. Service was excellent, and the waiter took photos for us. We'll be back! It's the best place we've eaten in Richmond.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day delightBookbinder is not normally open on Sunday, only special occasions such as Mothers Day. Fresh lobster, seared tuna, kona rubbed filet mignon ordered by group and done in excellent way. Hostesses and wait staff were on the mark at all times. Never missed a step during our two hour stay.
Parking is very tight in the district, valet parking for $5 well worth it and handled by two gentlemen in good form.
Bookbinder has long history of great meals and it showed well through everything.
Perfect choice for impressing the Mother of the day5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgraduation nightTook my family after graduation, great food and ambiance for the special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming and quaintFood was exceptional and so was the service. The atmosphere and decor was comfortable but classy and a little rustic with historic charm.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a memorable meal!Bookbinders serves up fine dining, impeccable service and imaginative yet traditional dishes to a discerning clientele. Truly a Richmond gem!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ServiceGreat service and fantastic environment. Steaks are prepared to perfection, crab cakes are fantastic, salads are fashionable, and the crème brûlée is outstanding.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid steak and seafood. WellSolid steak and seafood. Well seasoned - but not eclectic.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and just terrificGreat meal and just terrific service but $ 160 for dinner for two with just three drinks seems a bit on the high side for Richmond , Virginia.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMApril 25 Anniversary DinnerThe food is consistently great. I prefer the Cowboy Ribeye and it is the same every time and wonderful. Every dish is great. The parking is a little weird in my opinion. It would be best if one could park righ across from Bookbinders without having to go through a valet. It would be good to have some seating a little quieter and possibly more private for special occassions.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM"I am in heaven"By far the best experience in Richmond.
Notably, ask for Johnny's cheese plate extravaganza........the best hedonistic Roman style cheese plate anywhere beyond Richmond and Virginia!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA diamond hidden way downtown !We have never been disappointed at Bookbinders. The food and service are consistently excellent. We dine there often and have had 2 holiday parties in the middle private room and a lovely birthday dinner in the enclosed dining room. It's our choice as well for an intimate dinner for 2.
Thank you!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved meeting the owner andLoved meeting the owner and his darling daughter the would b rock star...our dinner was very good and we will be back next time we are in Richmond!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my boyfriend firstIt was my boyfriend first time here and he was really impressed and satisfied for our dinner .4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a business dinner hereHad a business dinner here and everything was fantastic from the fresh oysters for starter. Everyone ordered fish for dinner and you have to save room for their chocolate cake...yum!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe surf and turf was definitelyThe surf and turf was definitely a show-stopper, and they don't skimp on the lobster when ordering the lobster mac & cheese. Overall, great food!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the service was acceptable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Find!In a beautiful part of Richmond. We went for a very special occasion and were not disappointed in the least! The food was most excellent and the service was beyond reproach. The only down-side was the table near us was very loud, but this was not typical of anywhere else in the restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night started out wonderful.The night started out wonderful. We had never been to this place and our server, Morgan, did a great job explaining the menu and specials. We started out with an appetizer that was to die for. Followed by a Caesar salad that lacked taste. We then opted for a recommendation from the server and got the Filet and Crab Cakes - Cooked perfectly and was delicious. The lobster fettuccine had a little too much garlic for our taste. By the end of the meal, a large group came in and the noise level was a little too much. Overall, the food was good and we will definitely eat here again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerThe food and service are always 'very good to excellent'. We go once or twice a year and experience nice changes in the menu, frequently finding good surprises. The atmosphere is quiet, pleasant, and elegant.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we ever vistedFirst time we ever visted Bookbinder's we are from out of state visting our son and his friends for Easter as the are all students at UR. Great Food, Great Day, Great Experience. Will be sure to revisit when in the Richmond area. Also, compliments to the owner and his daughter who stopped at all the tables to introduce themselves and wish us all a Happy Easter.......nice touch !!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrateFood was great, service was quick, atmosphere was wonderful.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Bookbinders whileWent to Bookbinders while in Richmond for Easter weekend. My husband, myself and two young adult daughters had wonderful meals, great service and we loved the location.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good but not exceptional.Food was good but not exceptional. Rather pricey for what you get. I am a good cook and could have made the same meal at home for a lot less money than what it cost us.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food & good service.Always great food & good service. We love spending our special occasions with the folks at Bookbinders.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experience,A wonderful dining experience, although very pricy .3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM60th Wedding CelebrationWe celebrated my parent's 60th wedding anniversary at Bookbinders. I made my reservation on Open Table and made several special requests. I asked for an easily accessable, quiet table and pre-ordered a bottle of champagne to have waiting for us at the table. All of this was done plus more. They printed special menus that congratulated my parents on their 60th wedding anniversary. They have a handicap entrance where you ring the doorbell and enter the dining room. It was super easy for my parents to walk to our table. We love the crab cakes and they were delicious as usual. The owner of Bookbinders and his daughter visited with each table, introduced themselves and inquired about our visit and the food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a great dining experience.The seafood is as notable as the meat cuts. Had the wasabi crusted salmon and it was expertly cooked with great flavor and texture. The chef did a sweet curried carrot soup the night of our visit and it was something special. Closed it out with a superb candy crucnhy-gooey sweet creme brule and coffee. Will be back soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent, high-quality,Consistent, high-quality, interesting fare with great service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined their many timesWe have dined their many times and we always have a great experience. Food was great - even the Brussel Sprouts!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBookbinders is the best restaurantBookbinders is the best restaurant in Richmond, hands down! Mortons, Ruth Chris...don't even compare!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI take my wife to this locationI take my wife to this location each year at Christmas time. Once again, it was an outstanding evening. Our waitress, Morgan, did a fabulous job taking care of us throughout the night. Each of our entree's and appetizers were cooked to perfection. It was simply another great experience at a wonderful location.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMSpectacular.Steaks were cooked just right and were really good quality. Seafood and sides were also cooked and seasoned perfectly. Truly a spectacular experience, we will be back!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Waitress wasFood was great. Waitress was wonderful. A wonderful experience. Thank you.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary night out. PerfectAnniversary night out. Perfect choice, peronalized menu fabulous, food and service perfect for our special night!recommend highly1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM