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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse
Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bookbindersrichmond.com
  • Phone: (804) 643-6900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM-8:45PM*
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00PM-9:15PM*
    * Please make a reservation if you would like to dine after 8:30PM

    CLOSED SUNDAYS with the exception of December Sundays and Private Parties for groups of 30-150 guests throughout the year.

    OPEN HOLIDAY LUNCHEONS! December 11th-December 23rd, Monday through Friday from 11:30AM until 1:30PM.

    Closed: Friday, July 4th, Labor Day Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Sundays with the exception of private parties.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Booth
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Rooms are available for up to 70 guests. Please contact our General Manager, Lynne Cohen at 804-908-9544, Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until Noon or vist our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th and East Cary Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******
    Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the "Parking and Directions" tab at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
A word from Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse
Locally family owned and unique to Richmond, Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented for a fine dining experience that will leave nothing to be desired.
Creating an enjoyable and memorable dining experience for all of our guests is our specialty. Whether dining al fresco on our beautiful patio, in one of our intimate alcoves that surround the dining room or in one of our many private banquet rooms, Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse is the perfect location for your special occasion.
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Diner Reviews
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond. Crab cakes are excellent and the steaks always taste sumptuous."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went rather late on Saturday, got a great window seat. Opted for the steak and Crabcake which was great, with a side of lobster mac and cheese, creamed corn and asparagus. Ended with key lime pie, chocolate cake and cheesecake. Everything was awesome. Our server Joe did a great job, was attentive but never intrusive. The owner and his daughter also came around to say hello, which was a nice touch. Will definitely go back, looks like a really festive place during the Christmas season."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had a stupendous time at Bookbinders. This was a very special occasion for my fiancé and I because I proposed to her. I called ahead to their staff to make this a momentous night for us. Andrew (our waiter) was wonderful and very attentive to my every need before popping the question. This was a very romantic restaurant and the ambiance was perfect. I would definitely recommend dining there on special occasions."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have been coming to Bookbinder's for special occasions. They do a great job and the food is spectacular. It is pricey but it is worth it."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The interior dining room and patio in the courtyard are both very cozy. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food was very good. We split the filet and crab cake entree. The filet was cooked exactly to the temperature we requested. The cut was tender and tasty. The crab cake contained lump crab meat, only, and tasted great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Bookbinders remains our favorite restaurant in Richmond. My husband and I love the food and ambience; we can even hear ourselves talk!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had our 7th anniversary dinner here and they made it a wonderful experience. Food was great, service was attentive but unintrusive. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service. Our party had both Steak and seafood. All the entrees were perfectly prepared and of curse the snapper soup is famous. It is a great spot and we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The atmosphere and quality of food surpasses many "fine" seafood and steakhouses that i have been to. The wait staff is knowledgable and polite. My wife had the Sea Bass, which was excellently prepared. I had the cowboy ribye which was perhaps one of teh best steaks that i have ever eaten. The appetizer and side dish prices were very reasonable (this restaurant is an A-La-Carte establishment much like a Mortons) however the entre's were a bit pricey, but worth it. A definate go to for a romantic eveneing dinner or special occassion!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We loved the romantic atmosphere of Bookbinders. Our waiter was top-notch! The filet mignon was delicious and we would rate it a 10+. Will certainly recommend this "hidden treasure" to our friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had the opportunity to celebrate a special occasion with family and Bookbinder's made it even more special. They welcomed our special guest at the door and had special menu's printed out to highlight the occasion. The service was (as always) excellent and our waiter freely offered his favorites and highlights of the menu. Timing was spot-on and every dish was delicious. We all tried something different, and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our choice. Don't miss the desserts as well. I have been to Bookbinder's many times, and they have never let me down."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, lovely environment, excellent quality of service & the owner even came over to make sure we were satisfied!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful meal at Bookbinders! Our party enjoyed oysters, clams, shrimp bisque for appetizers before steak filet with either lobster tail or crab cake. Delicious! Jeannette (if I remember correctly) gave us outstanding service! And - a classy touch - the owner came around to each table to greet his guests. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion - its not inexpensive."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food is always good. Love the comfortable and peaceful setting. Thats why we always come back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. The staff was friendly and the food was served timely. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a great place for fine dining. Special occasions of business, this is great place to go. Food was great, and the service great as well."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The dinner was outstanding, the staff was professional and the food was great. It was a great birthday celebration."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Bookbinder's is always good and service was great. Excellent lobster and corn au gratin. Shrimp and fries a little too greasy."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good drinks and tasty appetizer in the bar before dinner. I had the pepper crusted Ahi Tuna & my wife had the Salmon and both were very good. The service was great both in the bar & restaurant. The old mill style architecture of this and surrounding buildings provide great atmosphere. Visit the great ship lock up the street for a historical perspective of the area."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As you would expect the food is terrific, the service was sufficient, the price was hefty. If you go in with these expectations, you will be pleased."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "What a great find. Was coming from out of town and needed a great place to celebrate 2 Anniversaries. Staff was great, food was outstanding, they really hit the details. The top of the menu even said Happy Anniversary!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I made a reservation on Thursday, for a Saturday night dinner for my mom and I to celebrate a late Mother's Day. She had actually been to the Bookbinder's in Philadelphia - and loved it! Our server was exceptional and really helped make it a perfect dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "WE WERE SEATED BY A WINDOW WHICH I HAD REQUESTED. THE SERVICE WAS PERFECT AND THE FOOD ALL DONE TO PERFECTION! WE WILL BE RETURNING THE NEXT TIME WE ARE IN RICHMOND!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Excellent special occasion restaurant. Pricey for everyday; meal w/ two glasses of wine/tip for two was $220.00 Great service and ambiance."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food was well prepared, delicious, and presented well"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had not been to Bookbinders in a few years and we not as happy with the food quality and preparation, especially the crab cake. It was smaller and no lumps as before. The service was not as attentive. Dirty dishes remained on the table for a long time. WAitress was friendly but used bare hands on straws with refills. She could have brought drinks with new staw. Not the same service and food quality but still a huge bill."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Was ok. Nothing spectacular. Appears to have declined since I last ate there. Menu was lacking. Not much to select from. Not sure I would attend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Old Original Bookbinder's is our (my wife's and mine) favorite Richmond restaurant. The food is always superb and exactly as described. The service is among the best in Richmond -- friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, attentive waitstaff who respect your privacy. I especially like that we can have a conversation at normal speaking levels. Just a delightful dining experience. The filet mignon is exemplary and the crab cakes without equal in Richmond."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As always, this trip to Bookbinder's for a special dinner was fantastic. We had a group of 7 and the staff cared for us with attention to detail, organization, and concern. Very highly recommended for those occasions that have to go right!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good seafood imaginatively and expertly prepared. Extensive wine list. A little pricy but worth every penny."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great steak but lobster tail was dry and tough. When you send over $200 for 2 everything should be perfect."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Prior to a night out with wifey, we asked friends on Facebook for suggestions. Bookbinders came up from multiple sources. We were not disappointed. We made reservations, and loved it. Great atmosphere, tasty appetizer, with a great wine list. Easy parking, near Shockhoe bottom, would recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. I had assumed it was a little more on the water-- but I don't know Richmond very well. It's not really on the water. Nonetheless, the restaurant is beautiful. The server was very knowledgeable and the food was very good (although expensive). My only complaint was that we were seated in the middle of the restaurant, nowhere near a window. I kind of felt like we were "lesser guests" since there were much better available seating and they put us in the least special part of the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Bookbinders after getting married and cannot say enough about how great it was! From the moment we walked in, we felt like royalty! We were greeted very warmly and then presented with a gift card from my wife's workmates. We got to our table and had a wonderfully unique experience as we found a page had been added to the menu with a congratulatory message and our names! It was a wonderful thing for the the restaurant to do and we got to keep the pages! Our food was prepared just as we asked and came to the table at just the right temperature. And the rolls we had were SO good! OUr evening ended with an invitation to view the outdoor area behind the restaurant. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place fir dinner ....extra touches always. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Service just right. Not rushed, not slow. Presentation of food inviting and tasteful. Entree arrived hot. Sauce delicate. Gourmet dining at its best."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We were there on a Saturday night, the outdoor area was great, service was very good, the wine list was also great and the food was perfect! It's so nice when you go out to a nice place, pay up for the food and leave feeling like you got your money's worth, and we did!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had four in our party and everyone ordered something different. The steaks melted in your mouth and the seafood was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was top notch and attentive!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We appreciated the kind mention of our anniversary, the minute we arrived. The Server was outstanding also in her kindness and observation skills. Her bringing in the surprise appetizer from our daughters was well executed. All of our questions and discussions were kindly listened to and we enjoyed every minute of our anniversary evening at Bookbinders. Thanks, Doug Ray 804-330-1228"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was very good and the restaurant was very nice. The "oysters on a half shell" were excellent. The steaks were good, but not what I expected (compared to other high end steakhouses). Overall we had a good experience."
    Dined on 4/24/2014