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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4471 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)!

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 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

    Christopher Booth

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us at Bookbinder's with your loved one for Valentine's Day! We will be serving a 3 course set menu of our most popular dishes at the restaurant. You can view this menu online at www.Bookbindersva.com . We look forward to hosting you and that special person(s) in your life.

Popular dishes

What 4,471 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Virginia

    Most Booked

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

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  1. CF

    ChrisF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service. A great place to take your special someone!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall great experience but very pricey
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was worth the price tag. They sat us right on time based on our reservation, the food was phenomenal and the service was perfect. We received great recommendations and didn't feel rushed even though this place was packed. The bus boys were so quiet you didn't even know they were around when they were clearing the tables. Save your pennies and give this place a go!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time was last night and it was wonderful. Service was fantastic, food was amazing. The Rockfish special with crab meat was impeccable and as fresh as if I caught the fish myself.
  5. SA

    SharelleA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my new favorite places to dine in Richmond. Mr. Taxin is an amazing owner and very easy going. He even took some bday pictures for me.
  6. KI

    KIMBERLYC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've always had a great experience at Bookbinder's, and last night was no exception. Our server, Israel, was so kind, professional and took great care of us! My petite filet was so tender I could cut it with a fork and absolutely delicious 😋 the Cesar salad and cream spinach was excellent, too! We got the added treat of photos with the owner, which was lots of fun! Dining at Bookbinder's is definitely a treat!! ❤️
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience dining here, very friendly staff and the owner came by to say hello. Really impressed with the presentation and overall flavor. Great ambiance too, didn’t feel rushed or like I had to yell in order to conversation. They put a whole lobster in that Mac and cheese, I swear it
  8. LH

    LeahH

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary here. Food & service was amazing. We had a quiet table. They printed our names with Happy 40th Anniversary on the menus.
  9. JK

    JK1029

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was amazing! We will definitely be back.
  10. s

    staceyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at.
  11. KB

    KBTD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can be difficult to find a restaurant that can help with food allergies and still provide amazing food! Bookbinder’s had some great options and our waitress was incredibly helpful in confirming choices that would meet these dietary restrictions and ensuring the chef knew of these needs. Food was simply outstanding, service was outstanding, and we are planning our next trip to Bookbinders!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to celebrate my 29th birthday at bookbinders with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed our first experience there. We'll definitely be back.
  13. NT

    NoahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish it was fantastic! The server Amanda O was great! Got the large Filet cooked perfectly, Mac n cheese was the bomb. Definitely recommend
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive from making sure our glasses were full and our food was delivered to our table.
  15. KC

    KimC

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband with friends. We had a wonderful waiter. I do not take pictures because we were just enjoying ourselves.
  16. JG

    JoelG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We loved being there and it was our first time. We will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impromptu dinner date with my wife and 5 yo. It has been years but the food was amazing along with the service! Escargot to start the evening with my entree being the Kona crusted filet. Everything was cooked perfectly and our waiter was very attentive. Best suprise was the 30 yo tawny port to end the evening.
  18. KG

    KathyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely delicious steak and spinach! We ordered a bottle of Duckhorn Cab and it was perfection! Highly recommend!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server Elijah was outstanding. The food was superb.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Birthday celebration. It was nice but very slow getting food.
  21. B

    Boaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the stuffed lobster 🦞 with crab cake, cider vinegar double cut pork chops, creamed spinach, creamed corn and oyster Rockefeller. Everything was great. I rank this restaurant in the top 2 restaurants, I have eaten at in Virginia.
  22. m

    michellej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious and the ambience was just what we wanted to celebrate our parent’s birthdays. They enjoyed their dining experience.
  23. TP

    TamaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ryan was amazing ! The food was amazing! Will definitely come back 😊
  24. CR

    ConnyR

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, nice atmosphere, great, personable waiter (Duncan), enjoyed every bit of it.
  25. RR

    RitchR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders Alex and Frank were outstanding, food was delicious, and we enjoyed the whole experience
  26. HK

    HannahK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. Amazing food and great ambiance. Pricey but worth it for special occasions
  27. WC

    WandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday and it was an awesome experience.
  28. AB

    ArleneB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely anniversary dinner. Chris and as a fabulous waiter
  29. MD

    MatthewD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Gluten free options were clearly marked. It is an expensive meal, but the experience was very good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  31. j

    jwpilgreen

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent but a bit pricey. 3 1/2 lb stuffed lobster $175.00. Total bill for 6 adults (only 3 drinkers) was $850.00. You know it's extravagant before you go, so that's okay!! Our server was Tim and he was fantastic!! Totally recommend just know before you go!!
  32. RF

    RicFoodie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Bookbinder's for our anniversary!! They customized our menu's with our names which was such a lovely gesture!! Loved the food, drinks, cocktails, ambience & service. This counts as one of the best steaks I've had!! Thank you!!
  33. PK

    PeytonK

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous meal. We all started out with a delicious Wedge Salad which was one of the best ever. Our entrees included a 2lb lobster with crab cake, the petite filet, fried shrimp, and the rock fish special. Each was beautifully prepared and excellent. Our waiter, Burhan, was knowledgeable, warm, and a pleasure. He made us feel very special.
  34. DG

    DarylG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience food was great! Our server Zach was awesome! Even had the nice touch of seeing the owner come to each table and greet everyone!
  35. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for date night. We ordered the cowboy ribeye and the special which was rockfish. Delicious. Server was attentive and had a great attitude and personality. Highly recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome! The food was good for some people as two people had to send back their under cooked steaks and it came back charred. This is not ok for the price tag of $62. Otherwise everything was great. And I loved the checkin by the owner. I also had such a hard time finding parking but I would highly recommend.
  37. RJ

    RalphJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal! We were there with friends for both of our 45th anniversaries. The service was superb. The food delicious. The wine spectacular. There was no rushing, and we comfortably spent almost 3 hours enjoying our dinner and friendship. We all would eat there again!
  38. KL

    KenL

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment as usual. We have been there a few times in the past, and never sat in the presidents room - was very cool. Joe was our server and was very attentive and made great suggestions.
  39. f

    foodie

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was sub par. We had to ask the water guy to get our waiter twice. The waiter did not tell us that the vegetables were not included. It was my birthday, which I told them when I made the reservations. They were supposed to put my name on the menu and at least acknowledge the birthday NOTHING! I have been here numerous times and I am SO unhappy with this visit. It was my birthday and it was horrible!
  40. E

    Ellen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for special occasions! Great food, large portions, and great service. Pricey, but again, great for special occasions.

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 4.7 stars by 4471 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

2306 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Dining areas

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–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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

    Christopher Booth

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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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