Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3459 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be only be offering a delectable 4-course pre-fix dinner ($85 per person) and would love for you to bring in the New Year with us at Bookbinder's. We will be having an early countdown, at 9:30 due to restaurant COVID regulations. You can find our menu at www.bookbindersrichmond.com

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server was a bit forgetful and busy, but outdoor dining experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had A wonderful dinning experience the food was amazing we were celebrating being married. We were made to feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town and birthday.

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GregoryB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was awesome service. My wife really enjoyed her Birthday. Yhis was the best steak we had.

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KristyC
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and delicious food! Price makes this place more of a special occasion spot, but always have a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MatthewM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our anniversary celebration special.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipKristen
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! Food was great.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to celebrate a special night with my wife. Stellar all around!

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Zobe
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully relaxing. Food outstanding and our waiter Zach treated us like royalty. Will suggest to other out of towners when in Richmond and will definitely be back in November.

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ArthurL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to enjoy a birthday dinner or a date night. We loved our first trip to BSaS and will return with others.

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DymonB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It went for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. The food, service, and overall experience was spectacular! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipSusanA
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although short staffed the team did a great job and were very attentive. The meal was delicious and the steaks prepared exactly as ordered. I hadn’t been in a few years and will do so again and more often.

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Stuffed
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and abundant, service was fabulous, and the atmosphere was great. A great date night with my wife.

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Oleg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The lobster macaroni with cheese, was forgotten, until reminded, and contained as much lobster as people wearing business casual, other than myself, which was basically zero, unless t-shirt, sneakers and shorts count. Was first customer, had the menu down, waitress stared at me for over 5 minutes, before fellow bald man, who I had to wave down, I assume was the manager, who didn't speak to me but to the waitress, when I asked for service. The side that came with the halibut, contained 2 teaspoons of fish and multiple varieties of onion. Chocolate pate was size of 1.5 tic-tac boxes. The halibut slightly overcooked. Majority of patrons 60+, who primarily sat at bar, seemed to use alcohol to make their insufferably pointless lives interesting; and loud enough to make sure everyone in the main area knew how interesting/important they were, and most seemed under impression they are usually hated for being too wonderful, instead of their obnoxious personality. Bartender should have had the decency to cut them off. Plenty of parking if you come early.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

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Jack
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent . I will note on minor thing. We asked for indoor seating and noted this in our reservation in advance so that it could be seen by the host/hostess upon entering the restaurant . However without asking , we were placed in outside seating . We didn't mind since the ambiance was wonderful.

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RobertL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. The place is in our opinion about as good as it gets. The food and service was very good.

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RachelW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was phenomenal. Super kind and accommodating. The food was fantastic. The calamari was cooked perfectly so it wasn't the least bit rubbery. The steaks were a bit over done, but still very flavorful (we did not ask for them to be redone, so can't fault the restaurant). The lobster mac and cheese was absolutely the star of the show! Each of us had a different dessert, and they were all phenomenal. The patio is charming and the water features help to dull the noise from other tables. Gorgeous location, great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and amazing food. Would definitely recommend.

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Reverend
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOOKBINDERS is a place to go for special occasions. The dining experience is above reproach. It is a bit pricey, but the food is outstanding.

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Stephen
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Enjoyed the food and waitress was very nice. Made a great suggestion on the lobster mac and cheese. She was also a hottie :)

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MichaelH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Our server, Chris, was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We h as d a great time with our granddaughters and their parents ! We celebrated our daughter-in-laws birthday ! Food , drinks and service was excellent !

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing food and the service was great too! We advised them it was our anniversary upon booking our reservation and they had personalized dinner menus with our names and a happy anniversary message. The server was great. He had great knowledge of the menu items and made very great suggestions. I would definitely return to this restaurant

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Catmar0513
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Richmond! Outdoor seating was magical!

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midlandtxvisitor
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was top notch! Owner introduced himself to us, and we enjoyed his company. We are visiting from Texas, and will highly recommend this place to those traveling to Richmond. Can’t say enough about how much we loved this place!

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Susans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was our server and was perfection. He was attentive polite and respectful

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CarrieJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome! Scallops were so delicious, and the Snapper was the best we had ever tasted.

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BarbaraF
Richmond
2 reviews