Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
2983 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Bookbinder’s is a locally family owned Seafood & Steakhouse and is unique to Richmond. Bookbinder’s 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. We look forward to seeing you soon!! We are honored to have been selected as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018, as Voted by Open Table Diners, (based on an analysis of twelve-million reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants across the country)!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:15PM

What 2983 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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keke
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our services was outstanding. The food was a bit pricy but delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was great, the manger and staff made us feel very welcome and they showed they appreciated us being there. This was our first time dining here and we look forward to going back.

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Patrick17
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Service and food were perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

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ErikaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and welcoming. The GM took the time to chat with us and al about our weekend. Glad we made the stop!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food to the ambiance we will be coming back soon!

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Smoky
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our meal was prepared to perfection. Likewise, the service was outstanding. We definitely recommend Bookbinder’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Great service and great food

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OzieB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Delicious Food, very nice Ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place. Food is phenomenal and service is above and beyond. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience and the food is definitely 5 star. The customer service is exceptional and the owner stopped by to ensure the experience was grand.

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MrsH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, as always! Bookbinder’s is one of our favorite restaurants in RVA. The food is always great quality and service top notch! It was our friends’ first visit to the restaurant and they have said they loved it!

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Hunedip
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Bookbindr restaurant because it had great reviews and it did not disappoint. We enjoyed the great food and great service , we will definitely return.

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corettas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My and my guests experience was wonderful. We had a great timr

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JayH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The restaurant is doing a fine job of creating a safe, in-dining environment during the pandemic.

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Shon
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Bookbinders for making my daughter’s celebration special. Everything was perfect! Our waiter Tim was amazing!

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JOJO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The sauce on the pork chops was sweeter than I'd like.

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SeafoodFan
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic steakhouse-feel but for seafood - great service and quality you'd expect from the price tag.

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JustinW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always amazing here.

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Thumb
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese, a steak and salmon. The salmon and steak were good, but the lobster macaroni and cheese was minus the lobster.

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AlexisH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Valentines day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Bookbinder’s many times now taking my daughter and her college friends for a nice dinner. The food and service have been consistently top notch, with great atmosphere and a friendly owner who will usually stop by your table. Compares favorably to the Manhattan steakhouse I usually frequent, only friendlier! A must meal if you are visiting Richmond!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was absolutely amazing! Best steak I’ve had. We love this location and are happy to continue to support them through the pandemic.

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Craig
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food albeit a bit overpriced. Friendly waitstaff and the owner was present and approachable.

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vipFattyJJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great place... service was great. Food was just not my style.

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VictoriaM
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency! I have never been disappointed in a meal or experience at Bookbinders. It is our go to place for important celebrations or when we just want to treat ourselves to a nice evening out. Highly recommend this establishment!

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PatrickL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, and the staff was amazing! We will be returning again.

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Lance
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service

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TerrenceB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful atmosphere with great service & food. Worth every penny!!

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MadisonM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and lobster I've ever had, and super nice service! Worth every penny

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JaquelineD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We definitely recommend this place.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good - I would have not charged 25 for the linguini noodles :)

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ValentineDiner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately. Meat and fish were cooked perfectly and the staff was very attentive.

MR
vipMadeitRainontheRappa
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great accept for seating...wish I had known we had to sit on one side of booth together...

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LeKeisha
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wish there was an option to order more things off of the menu. Otherwise great experience and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the seafood tower, but discovered the menu was limited for Valentine’s Day. Meal was great, service was attentive, so we’ll be back another time for the tower.

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JamesB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer services. The staff was very pleasant and made us feel right at home.

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Ondrake
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If was our first experience at Bookbinder’s. We were not disappointed. We will be back.

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