Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3702 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)!

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day!

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Surprise your loved one with dinner at Bookbinder's! Our chef has created a delicious 3 course dinner this Valentine's weekend with options to add on lobster tails and our famous crab cakes. You can view our menu on our website under "events". If you want to add a special touch to you dinner, you can preorder a bottle of champagne to have at the table. Please look over our champagne list on our website, type the champagne name into your guest notes and we will have it waiting table side when you arrive. Can't wait to see you!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Sat 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3702 people are saying
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vipnewsboy
Montreal
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

menu is great , prices good quality good but that is where it ends. The swordfish had a tomato sauce that killed the delicate flavour of the fish. The wedge good but a small portion and the crab cakes flavourless

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Gardenrs
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Bookbinder’s for my birthday dinner because I had a hankering for their exquisite filet minion. I also had raw oysters, asparagus, a chocolate ganache dessert with berries, a sparkling wine and a gorgeous Cabernet. Dinner was perfection, and my server, Amy, made the evening all the more special. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. I’m still dreaming of dinner this morning. That steak!!!

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TimB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect and our server was delightful. She even took some pictures for us. Great dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing and very fresh.

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RashadC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time, got sat right away for our reservation. Things came out fairly quickly but not rushed. Took my wife to celebrate her birthday and the overall experience was great

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vipSchroederS
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 19th anniversary. The steaks were outstanding, very flavorful. We tried escargot for the first time and were very surprised at how good it was the way they prepared it. The mixed-berry bread pudding is a must try. We definitely will go again.

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vipJanice
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a real treat to go to Bookbinders! Makes you feel special!

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Vash
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the go-to place in Richmond if you want to impress your party. Offering amazing seafood and experienced hospitable staff, Bookbinder's location in Tobacco Row speaks to its connection to the city and creates a feel of rustic authenticity. Wine pairings are a must when enjoying the culinary delights here from Chardonnay to sweet reds the large collection is seen just around the bend after stepping inside. Will definitely be coming back.

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Nala
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, our server Alex was wonderful in every aspect of our visit!
Will be making a return visit.

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Crawley
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Outandabout
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The complimentary bread was less than average for a restaurant of this price point. Be aware that any side is extra, you only get the entrée. We were celebrating a birthday. We paid for the shared desert and they added a small candle. The food was delicious, just expect a very expensive night out (and a city tax in addition to the state tax).

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vipMikeJ
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered NU strip steak and my colleague had the cowboy ribeye. Both steaks were prepared perfectly. Sides were Mac and cheese and creamed spinach. Bookbinders is always consistent i every aspect and a favorite for special occasions.

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StuartW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a great steak dinner!!! Great atmosphere and really fantastic food!!! One of the best steakhouses we’ve been too!! Large selection of appetizers, seafood,steaks,etc. Beautiful setting as well.

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daniellep
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was very good did not like the baked potato I had to send it back and ask for something else it looked very off and dry and wasn’t price worthy or huge like it was stated in the menu to share with my family. Then the service of our server was very poorly, waited over five minutes for a shot, had to ask and remind the waiter multiple times for the same thing. Service could of been better, also the table space and area could of been less clustered but I will return & try again. Overall the owner came around and spoke to me and my family and he was very nice also gave my nephew a lobster toy which was very generous..

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Agentblayne
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice anniversary dinner. The service was terrific, and the food was delicious. Complimentary champagne was a nice touch. And to cap it off, the owner took some great pics for us to remember the night. Five stars all the way!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was calm and quiet. The food was amazing!! I have never had anything like it!

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Deuce
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Wonderful staff. Great food. Looking forward to coming back

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HeirsTogether
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks! Wonderful desserts! Our server, Kevin G., was sensitive to our needs and quite the professional.

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Skycouple
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bookbinder’s! This place has a great ambiance, especially outdoors in the warmer weather!! Service is excellent. The food is obviously expensive, but the quality and serving size makes up for it to me.
Both steak and seafood are excellent here. If you have a celebration, they put you in these great half circle booths that are very cozy! Had a birthday there last night, very happy!

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ToniW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a family celebration super memorable for all the right reasons.

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Ernesto
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal i have had with my wife in years; service was excellent and food was wonderful

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ChrisB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I ordered the Ribeye with the Ancho chili rub and chimichurri and while the chili and chimichurri both were flavorful the actual steak had very little flavor which is generally uncommon with most ribeye steaks. The music coming from the bar area was loud to the point that me and my guest had to elevate our voices to hear each other which was a mild inconvenience. The service and desserts were both solid but our initial motivation for trying the restaurant was the steak options and for us it was definitely a disappointment.

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MyrtleB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes was very good!! My friend ordered the lobster mac and cheese it was nice and hot. We really enjoyed our meal🙂

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BridgetB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Bookbinders and they had a special menu printed for us and brought us complimentary champagne with our dessert. Their attention to detail was noticeable and appreciated.

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davidb
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great upscale restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion

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AndrewF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, as always. We will be back for sure.

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Geneats
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but excellent all around. Great food and atmosphere! Upscale.

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ElijahR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited for our anniversary, and had a great experience! Food was great. Our server, Jaz, was wonderful. She was knowledgeable of the menu, and very attentive. The owner came over and visited with us as well. Awesome experience, and will certainly be back more frequently!

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PhilP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and meal! The entire staff was very attentive and noted our special anniversary celebration. All 4 courses of food were delicious! This was an excellent fine dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review