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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Celebrate your Thanksgiving dinner at Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse! The menu for the evening will be a pre-fix 3 course dinner ($70/adult & $17/children under 13). Come create some amazing memories with us and we look forward to serving you!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Happy Christmas Eve! Come celebrate with us at Bookbinder's for a pre-fix 3 course dinner ($75/adult & $17/children under 13). The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has become a tradition for many Richmond locals. We would love to host you and your guests!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! Please join us for a pre-fix 3 course dinner ($75/adult & 17/child under 13). The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the perfect place to begin new traditions. We would love to host you and your guests!

Offers

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

What 2761 people are saying
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RBrown803
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The Kona Coffee crusted Filet may easily be one of the best steaks I have had.

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NathanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, staff, wonderful food!! Always a pleasure

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PennyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a double date with another couple. Just a couple of adults out for the night, without kids. It’s was a wonderful experience and felt nice to dress up and feel fancy for a few hours!

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TeresaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was excellent. The President's Room was a little bright for a romantic dinner.

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MatthewJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Dennis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Made the Birthday celebration very special.

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DenaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I have had all year; the service was excellent and the food was perfect!!! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Richmond, Virginia. The creamed corn, gigantic baked potato and filet are definitely worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and they did an excellent job. Loves the Happy Birthday menu.

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TravisG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for our anniversary, staff was very polite and helpful. Would recommend highly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. I made reservations for my friend’s birthday and we were blown away by the amazing greeting by the owner himself, who helped us take photos. The outdoor seating arrangement was amazing; more than 6 feet apart- very spacious and we felt safe. The place anticipating our every need. A must for a fine dining experience.

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HalS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant is pleasant. The staff is agreeable. However, the food was below average for a topnotch steak and seafood restaurant. My snapper soup was lukewarm. My entree, the veal chop, was tough and likely microwaved before grilling. My baked potato was very good. My wife's seafood salad was mediocre. The shrimp tasted chewy. The drinks and desserts were fine. It was a lot money given the food was below average. Our friends, from New Jersey, had eaten in the original restaurant in Philly and were not impressed.

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ReneeC
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening. Dining al fresco!

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CraigP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Great place for an anniversary!

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere for a nice quiet romantic dinner. Food was incredible. Will definitely be returning!

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SarahG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back for a delicious intimate dinner after having our wedding dinner their a few nights earlier.

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time and our waiter Mark was the best. When we go back we’re definitely going to request him again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bookbinders was delicious! My group absolutely loved it!

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vipJeannie
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio is gorgeous. Our waiter was perfect. Food was delicious. Very pricey but it was anniversary and we enjoyed every moment of it

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tzb1
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, celebrating my birthday. The food was exceptional, as was dessert. Our server was attentive and helped with our questions. We highly recommend the filet and scallops. Bonus: a downtown restaurant with their own parking lot.

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Amazing
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bookbinder's never disappoints. So glad they have survived this pandemic. Our waiter is usually the bartender and he was great. You can't go wrong with the porkchop or filet and don't forget the desserts.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and so was the food. The family was out in public for the first time since the pandemic and we got a little sense of normalcy. The staff was all masked and careful with their social distancing. Our waiter had great timing and we never had to look around for him, he always knew when we needed anything. Review the menu on line as part of their preventive measures no paper menus. A lovely evening and Bookbinders made it memorable.

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vipPamR
Richmond
227 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always love going to Bookbinders. The food and service is great. We had the raw clams, the seafood salad and the halibut special. All delicious. My only complaint is that the wine is so expensive. A glass of pinot grigio is $14 for just a regular italian pinot grigio. I keep hoping they will come up with a house white that would be $8-10. Much more reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor venue!

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HowardL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food, excellent, as always; time between salad and dinner a bit long.

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AndrewA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and incredible food.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices are WHEW, but the service, food, and atmosphere are definitely worth the price. Coctails were rather more expensive than I thought they were worth, but I'd buy the food and enjoy another dinner there again in a heartbeat.

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peteone
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were done exactly as we ordered them.. our waiter was excellent and extremely pleasant and brought us a small glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was great.

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Irishminstrel
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a birthday with family. This was during COVID season, so booking this in demand restaurant through Open Table was a must. Our waiter was superb, and the food was above expectations. Always pleased to have a special occasion to come here!

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vipOPUS1313
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had an excellent evening. Our server Chris was great. The food was fantastic. We will definitely go back

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LarryJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was exceptional. The food was good, the service was great, and the ambience was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary Dinner!

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EllenM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! The food is wonderful, I highly recommend the crab cocktail and the oysters. The steaks are amazing and the side dishes are large enough to be shared for 3-4.

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Vrod
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is beautiful inside and out. The service was phenomenal and the food was excellent. We even had the opportunity to meet the owner who was very friendly and welcoming. I ordered the crusted seared tuna dish (I think was the name) and it was the best tuna I ever had and I'm a pescatarian. Highly recommend this place for date night, celebrations, with groups of family and friends. Will definitely be returning.

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FlorenceA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was nothing short of amazing!!! The ambiance was perfect. We sat outside and it was a perfect night. Our server was Mark, he was extremely pleasant and delightful. The owner was very welcoming and very helpful to take great pictures of us. Definitely would make it a priority to come back to eat next time we’re in Richmond.

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd been to Bookbinders a couple of times, but they never disappoint! Such delicious food and Patrice was an excellent server. She was attentive but not overbearing, allowing us to enjoy our meal but also checking in frequently enough to make sure we didn't need anything.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary dinner! Wonderful food and wine. Perfect service.

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vipTerry
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Entertaining out of town guests and wanted to be assured of an outdoor table reservation. Bookbinder's provided that. The outdoor courtyard was wonderful. Mostly the food was very good. Snapper soup and veal chop special were excellent. Crabcake was very good. Scallops were good. Stuffed mushrooms were disappointing. Bread pudding was excellent. Chocolate cake was dry. Giving 5 stars for the venue. Overall the food was inconsistent.

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining options in Richmond. Excellent food and spectacular service. You will not be disappointed.

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vipSandraS
San Francisco
1 review