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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
5275 Reviews
$50 and over
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)!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 643-6900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • Catering
    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.
  • Private party facilities
    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.
  • Private party contact
    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Cross street
    24th and East Cary Street
  • Parking details
    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

5,235 Reviews
  1. Skip

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bookbinder's is one of the best, if not The Best Restaurant, in Richmond! We celebrated my wife's birthday. We requested a table by a window in a quiet section, and we got exactly what we wanted. My wife had the surf and turf, and I ordered the special meal, which was rockfish with crabmeat morsels on top. Both were delicious. The dessert - New York Cheese Cake - wonderful! All in all a great evening! Fred Thistle

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  2. Rosa

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Will attend again and recommend.

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  3. EugeneW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the experience and was very well taken care of by our waiter... excellent..

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  4. Johnny

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and food and always a treat to dine here. A plus

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  5. RookR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mt third visit and again a wonderful time. Should create a points program for repeat customers.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great and attentive service and fantastic ambiance. Our go to location for a celebration meal!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Everything is cooked to perfection, and the service is exceptional.

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  8. IsaA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. The owner took a great picture of us 🙌🩷

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  9. Chief800

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Went for our anniversary celebration and were greeted by the host and seated for a reservation. Our names and happy anniversary were printed on the menus! Our waiter Frank was outstanding! Food was excellent and the drinks were strong. Highly recommend the oyster Rockefeller. Steaks were cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!

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  10. ChrisB

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, super friendly staff, and fantastic food- especially the Crab Cake. Will definitely come back.

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  11. Denita

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for a show, a friend recommended this restaurant. Food was exquisite! Definitely will be back.

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  12. Necie

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at Bookbinders in February to celebrate my 2 adult kids birthdays and it was very nice. Their names being printed on the menus were a special unexpected touch, and they were able to take the menus home. The atmosphere was very nice. We arrived right on time and they were waiting for us when we opened the door. The parking was great. I will definitely be back for my birthday in August so I can try out the patio. Thanks for a great experience.

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  13. FaithF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Drove and hour and a half just to experience Bookbinders a second time!! Memorable dinner. Had my son and his fiancé drive from Virginia Beach to meet us. Sage was a wonderful and attentive server. Scallops were the only ones I have ever had that were as good as when I make them at home. We will be back again next time we are passing through.

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  14. AdamV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bookbinders to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and it was spectacular. Zach, our server was exceptional from the time we were seated until we departed. We will definitely be back!

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  15. LovedIt

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it had been entered in their system correctly, the server’s helper brought the wrong appetizer for my wife. The correct one was brought and they offered us the mistaken appetizer at no charge. Owner was there and spoke to each table in the room. Nice added touch.

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  16. DaeseanJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, customers service and environment was Phenomenal.

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  17. Dante

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. The owner stopped by our table twice to wish our daughter a Happy Birthday! The service was also really good and our daughter got a personalized menu. Would definitely recommend!

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  18. ShaunS

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Vibes with Great Staff and an Awesome Owner leading the charge.

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  19. JeanetteSC

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the music selection really boosted the ambiance. The owner asked my husband and I for a picture and was very nice, asking us about our meal and aervice.

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  20. BMH74

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a terrific experience and meal. Cameron was a terrific waiter and everything was spot on. Thank you...

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good but our waiter made the meal even better.

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  22. JosephK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here to celebrate our Anniversary. What a wonderful experience! Fantastic service, atmosphere and the food was exceptional!! Price is not low, but it is definitely worth it!!!

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  23. DaleY

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first trip to Bookbinder’s and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. However, the next time we go we’re going to request a table in a different part of the restaurant. For our first visit we were seated in the room with the walls full of portraits of all the U.S. presidents. We joked and nicknamed this the “corruption room”, but it didn’t spoil our meal. The other parts of the restaurant look very interesting because of all the old, historical architecture. We look forward to seeing more of that and enjoying the fantastic food.

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  24. LisaR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was impeccable! My husband had the steak and crab cake, he said it is just as good as a Maryland carb cake and the steak was perfectly charred on the outside and tender inside. I had the seafood salad, it was fantastic. Lots of crab and shrimp. We also had the escargot and it was amazing.

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  25. WandaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great..Atmosphere and a good waiter!!

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  26. NikkiaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really liked this restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice. My boyfriend is still bragging, he's even considering going back this weekend as a double date night. Only downfall, but not the restaurant fault. Was the parking. I had to park 4 blocks up and walked in heels. But we still loved it here. A special thank you to the owner. He made us feel very welcomed and even took photos with us. Thanks to his staff as well. We will definitely be doing date night here again.

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  27. D123

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and food was great! Nice touch to take a picture with the owner at the end.

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  28. JamesC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic in every way, food and atmosphere were top notch

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  29. Witecutter

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, great food.

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  30. ClydeM

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome! Loved our evening. They even had the menu with a Happy 70th Birthday and my wife’s name.

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  31. AshtonA

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There are a lot of upscale steakhouses in Richmond, but you should definitely give this restaurant a try! It is across from the canal walk, my best friend and I took pictures and went for a walk. There is free parking too. Some of these other steakhouses feel a bit stiffy and like mostly wealthy ppl go there, but honestly all of the staff is incredibly down to earth and friendly. The appetizers, dinner, and sides were wonderful.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the chance to eat at Bookbinder’s. Last night we thoroughly enjoyed the tomato+ginger soup, Cajun tuna, jumbo crab cake, scallops, and key lime pie!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful Valentines dinner. We really enjoyed our server Timothy!!

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  34. Musclehead

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves, as usual. The service was great, the dining is comfortable and the food is delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Valentine’s dinner with my Queen at our favorite place that is always perfect !!!

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  36. Excellent

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great here. The oysters on the half shell were to die for. really good. Service with the big crowd was great.

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  37. Marty

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok. Our server gave us vibes as if she was high. We barely saw her. She kept kicking me and stepping on my husband foot every time she came to the table. Another thing that I didn’t like was she kept reaching over our food to grab a napkin, glass, utensils, whatever she wanted to take. I became very annoyed with her doing that. Other than that it was very calm quiet and relaxing for the most part. We waited 20 minutes for our check in which she kept walking past us. Finally we got up and asked her for the check or if it’s already charged since we had to pay to reserve a table. I was at the point of never coming back. The owner is what changed my thoughts about the restaurant. Him taking pics of us and a picture with him made us smile. We may consider another day however we do not want the same waitress.

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  38. MikeB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our visit. The food was great and the staff was very attentive.

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  39. JosephP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, physical plant and service. I’ve never had a meal or drink at Bookbinders that failed to please !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our waiter was great. Will come back

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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

FAQs

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 643-6900.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 5275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

2306 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Additional information

  • Cross street
    24th and East Cary Street
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 643-6900
  • Catering
    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.
  • Private party facilities
    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.
  • Private party contact
    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900
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