Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse
Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.byrdbaldwin.com/
  • Phone: 7572229191x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch Every Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Carlton Spurlock
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse can accommodate private parties and events. Depending on your specific event & number of people, we can reserve the entire building, first or second floor, or the private dinning room for your guests. Our private dinning room can seat 10 - 30 guests, from wedding receptions to rehearsal dinners to birthday parties to corporate parties, we can provide an elegant venue and superb food and beverages for the most discerning palate.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Rice 7572229191x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granby Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our professional Valet team will be happy to take care of your parking needs while you experience a meal-to-remember!
A word from Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse
A Traditional Steak and Chophouse restaurant had long been absent in Norfolk. With its opening in 2006, the Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse filled that void. Housed in the Circa 1906 building of the same name, the Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse was conceived and executed with a no-compromise philosophy, rewarding guests with a memorable dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (26)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Anniversary
    restaurantlover
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed eating here for our third anniversary. The customer service and food was phenomenal. We will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deleesh!
    DebG
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a great meal here... most notable the chop house steaks. Cooked to perfection and outstanding. Server very attentive, very helpful and added to the experience here. I would note that that side dishes (which are billed as meant for sharing) are a little overpriced for what you get. We ordered a bake potato and it was a potato of average size, nothing special. Not sure how that was meant to be shared by 2 people? But overall, a great meal and would go back again. We also sat near a noisy large party -- glad that they were having fun.. but at times a a little too noisy for my taste. Would definitely choose my seating area next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place overall
    Fred
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is the 3rd time I have eaten there and it has always been excellent. I love the atmosphere, the food is always great and the service is very good. I like going there because the interior is very nice, great for a romantic dinner. One thing I don't like about a lot of restaurants is that they don't seem to enforce a dress code. I see men show up in jeans and hats to nice places and it kind of makes those of us who actually dress up to go to a nice dinner feel like we're just eating at some chain restaurant. I have seen men eat here in jeans but they have at least been nice jeans and also wearing a button up shirt as opposed to a t-shirt. Long story short, this is a very nice place overall and have always enjoyed it there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Evening Group Dinner
    GoodFoodLover
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Brought a group of 6 from out of town for a Sunday evening dinner. Food was excellent. Service, very attentive while also being unobtrusive. Great dining experieice for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food experience.
    Sparky
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great meal celebrating our anniversary...a quiet dinner on a Sunday evening that included very tasty steaks and mashed potatoes along with fine service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    ScottinDC
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Very nice place with great food. The filet was cooked perfectly and the spinach salad was delicious (although it wouldn't hurt to add a few more of the roasted garlic cloves). I'm considering bringing my wife on my next trip to Norfolk just to take her to dinner here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our waiter kept referring to me as "Buddy". He never offered the hot towels like the other tables were receiving. The specials he told us about were different for our table than it was for other table. Overall, the service was underwhelming.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Moby
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Delicious. We went on a Sunday, and were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant week menu being offered. The steaks were excellent, as we expected them to be. Perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beverly
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A meal at Byrd and Baldwin Bros. is the restaurant equivalent of going to a fine spa; luxurious without being pretentious. The staff takes perfect care of you, service is outstanding but not intrusive. Food preparation is top-notch; fresh ingredients cooked to order. The extensive wine list begs help from the sommelier, whose recommendations did not disappoint. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 43rd anniversary and this was the perfect place for a dinner for such. The food, the wine and the service......just couldn't gave been any better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    quereview
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Me and my wife enjoyed the food but the service was not good. Our waiter did not satisfy us. He disappeared for minutes at a time but he managed to serve other tales.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    B&B is a great steakhouse arguably the best in Norfolk. Delicious steaks and an outstanding wine menu Great sides and well paced service. Be prepared to be wined and dined slowly as all courses are metered and well paced. It is a lovely evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for special occasions
    Jake
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my girlfriend on a date, and my goodness the food is incredible. I had the ribeye with steak fries, and let me tell you it was cooked to perfection. Escargot was wonderful. It has a very fancy and comfortable ambience which is nice for a romantic dinner. It's a steakhouse so expect to pay more than $50 a person, but for special occasions this place is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    25thanniversary
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I visited the restaurant for the first time. The steak was excellent! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and it was a memorable evening. The Cobb salad was shared by all five of us and it was wonderful. From the filet to the 24 oz Porterhouse the presentation was lovely and the steaks were done to perfection. The crepe brûlée and key lime pie finished off the meal and were great. Wide selection of wines and the service was outstanding. Definitely will go back to try more of the wide selection of menu items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Curkei
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I went there to celebrate my husband. They gave us a special dessert,which made us happier. I like the elegant interior, the good price, the well-trained staffs, and their dishes of course. Now they have a restaurant week special every Sun. You can choose $30 or $40 preset dinner. They are really good deals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    CKinVAB
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We went here for my husband's birthday a couple weeks ago and liked it so much we went back and took 2 special friends. They are from France and were very impressed with the wine list! Plus the food and service was great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening!
    CKinVAB
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and finally had a special occasion to give it a try. The food was absolutely outstanding. Every course was great and Emmanuel provided superb service! At our request he gave us a min lesson in wines and was extremely attentive, pleasant and professional. Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Best steaks in Norfolk. The crab mac & brie cheese is phenomenal. Our server was excellent and made good suggestions for wine and after dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Wonderful meals
    Mugs
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    An outstanding meal - got the last special of the night - wonderful
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steakhouse in Tidewater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Outstanding as always. We have been dining here for the last 8 years and are never disappointed. Great wine list, perfect steaks, sides. No one compares in terms of value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was bland and the waiter did not seem interested in serving us. We started with salads and an appetizer, which were not impressive. I had the special they were running that evening, which was Soft Shell Crab. I had never had Soft Shell Crab before and after my experience with it at this restaurant, I will probably never try it again. It was awful. My co-worker, who has had Soft Shell Crab from other establishments, gave his meal a "C".
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner was excellent
    Hickorydiners
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    First time dinner visit - we had heard about Byrd and Baldwin's reputation for excellence so we chose it for our anniversary dinner. Everything was excellent: steaks delicious, wine outstanding, service on the mark, and ambience just right. We weren't aware of the valet service at the time, but we found parking and access to be easy, even though we rarely drive into downtown Norfolk.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Byrd & Baldwin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our early dinner was fabulous. We felt pampered by an excellent server and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our new favorite restaurant, BY FAR! Food was excellent and Emmanuel took great care of us. This is true fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    foodwinelover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is perfect for a intimate evening and wonderful food and the staff was knowledgeable and very accommodating. I must say that I have been there before but I need to go more often!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to top steakhouse standards
    FQGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    When you walk into what you expect to be a "fine" dining restaurant and the hostess is reading a paperback, then that should be your first clue. The second clue should be when a menu description lists an ingredient that you are excited about in a dish, and that ingredient turns out to only be a garnish. Being able to see into the mens room every time the door opened was a bit distracting and I'm still scratching my head over the large bottle of Scope on the countertop next to the sink. The steak was okay but not as thick as it should have been and not the same quality of beef that you get at a Morton's, Ruth's Chris or other such high end steakhouses. On a positive note, they have a really nice wine list and the service was very nice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak!
    new2norfolk
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Stick to the steak. Had read other review recommending the same thing. My husband still got the fish. It was fresh & tasted fine, it was served w/ risotto that had an odd flavor & it was expensive. If I'm splurging on a meal, it should be fabulous and my steak was. I gave the food 5 stars because it is a "steak place" and, as I told my husband, don't order fish at a steakhouse. Sides & appetizers were great. The decor was nice. The service was adequate, but I have higher expectations at this price point (he was v. friendly, but bread took forever which my children were not happy, hard to find wait-staff, salads were slow, etc). As a side note...I highly recommend their dirty martini (one of the best I've had in a long time)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was great the waiter was excellent valet parking for only 5 dollars quite large selection of wine
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disapointed
    mislead
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Tthe food was terrible for the price. After seeing the steak , I knew that point I made a mistake of coming here. We usually go to Ruth Kris and I know now that this place does not compare. My steak was small amd it looked like it came out of one of tthose plastic wrapped streaks that was frozen foe years. I was so imbarris foe bringing my wife there on her special day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak fair
    SeatravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Instead of eating a grilled typical steak restaurants steak it tasted like fried steak, beige in color, no taste, nothing special. Steak at the Sheraton hotel was twice as good. I would pass this restaurant by.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Bill
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The best restaurant in all of Hampton Roads. Worth the trip no matter where you live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special occaision
    JohnK
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Byrd & Baldwin was fantastic! Great way to celebrate a quiet, personal event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best Bison steak I have ever had. The restaurant has a somewhat formal feel which I found pleasing. There aren't may places to compare it to. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My review of B&B
    Justmyopinion
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I was not particularly impressed, especially when value for the money spent is considered. I could have gotten an equitable or perhaps even superior meal (steaks and vegetables) at Outback or some other such steakhouse for a fraction (likely a third) of the cost of B&B. The steaks were fair and suitable. However, the accompanying vegetable dishes left a lot to be desired. The broccoli was bland. The lobster and corn dish was most ordinary. Neither were very inspiring to the palate.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable steaks but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Unbelievable steaks but pricey. Best steakhouse in Tidewater. Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Second Time Dining
    68cc
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food and service was excellent and it was our second experience at the restaurant. I would recommend it to friends and associates.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class act
    Datenitedale
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    From $5 valet parking to coat hanging a total classy act. Top of line steaks and wine. Dark wood internal finish. This is where you go for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Kelly
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had the 30 oz bone in rib eye and it was the best steak I have ever eaten and I'm from cattle country! Expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great filet!
    DLdugan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    One of the best filet's I have had. Quality of beef is outstanding. It is aged on premises. The asparagus and lobster Mac and cheese were also great! We definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.