Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3364 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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Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:15PM

What 3364 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrentA
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was outstanding. Great atmosphere, top level service, fantastic food. Best dining experience we’ve enjoyed in quite some time.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice romantic eatery. Nice bar and out door space. Great lighting

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BretM
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful.

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RyanC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the lower patio and truly enjoyed the ambience. Our server was tremendous and very helpful when I didn't love my steak. I greatly enjoyed my cocktails and appetizers (raw oysters and clams casino) I'll definitely go back

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KyleK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, venue, service and timing.....couldn't have been better!

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KeithB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ate on patio...it was spectacular despite slight rain shower. the wait staff were excellent and the food great

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BrianP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always food was excellent. Service was good. One of our favorite restaurants.

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JasonF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent. I would definitely go there many more times in the future.

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EDWINJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant it was an excellent experience. The waitress was very personable. The owner and a manager of the restaurant visited our table. We were impressed by that. The food was outstanding with very generous portions. We will definitely visit the restaurant again. I had fried shrimp and my wife had pan seared chicken breast over spinach.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The service and food was excellent. Everyone was so accommodating.

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trina
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a fantastic time. Delicious food with wonderful and attentive service.

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TRACYB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my bday for the first time
Everything was GREAT!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The power went out, it started to pour rain outside right as our entrees came to the table, and it was still the best service/food we’ve had in Richmond so far. The ambiance is spectacular. The food is perfection. The service was amazing. It was our first time there, and we will be coming back

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GregC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with fine food. A good choice for a romantic night.

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Villager
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately we did not get to order our entrees as the power went out. They made sure they had our credit card info before we left so they could charge the excessive corkage fee of $45. The management didn’t handle the situation very well.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate and hope to learn from each one. We apologize that you feel that you were slighted during the summer storm that unfortunately knocked out power and downed trees in our area. We did our best to accommodate all of our guests during this time. We did not comp your corkage fee but we did however take care of the glasses of wine that were served at your table. Thank you again and have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family regularly goes to the other big name steak house - but it was booked and we’ve always wanted to try Bookbinders. Now, Bookbinders will always be our first choice. We were enchanted by the patio seating and could not be more effusive about the service. From meeting Alex, our wonderful waitress who pampered us all night long, to the first taste of our food, to ending the night with dessert and cordials - it was an exceptional evening in every way.

Highly recommend for almost any occasion!

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CrystalH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was beautiful, wait staff friendly, food was good, just way overpriced.

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TracyeW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening!

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RandyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal and ambiance. Steak over cooked but that seems to be the standard now.

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DavidW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bookbinders in Philadelphia several times so have a sentimental attachment to the restaurant. Still I am pleased with the quality of the food and service.

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Phyleiscia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Great. Definitely would return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service to the food was fantastic! Pricey, but worth every dollar

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vipdisappointing
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! While extremely expensive it is a splurge that is worth it! The decor is very cool - modern and chic combined with historic vibe. The food was SO good from the warm, crusty bread that we couldn't stop eating, to the massive and delicious shrimp in the shrimp cocktail, everyone at our table raved about how heavenly all of the food was. Dessert was SO good too! I didn't even regret the indulgence because it was so delicious. My first cocktail was flat (it was a champagne drink) and I should have mentioned it at that time, but I mentioned it when I ordered my second and it was perfect. Our waitress was also really nice.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both outdoor and indoor areas had nice ambiance. Staff was warm and accommodating. Food was AMAZING! Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice dinner in Richmond.

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Virginia
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Excellent food and service. Convenient, free parking is a plus.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food atmosphere the whole entire scenery was great perfect for a night out with your special one

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Mike
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Had the surf and turf and it was cooked perfectly.

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DebbieS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent birthday dinner for my husband who had been craving a great steak. They had "Happy Birthday" printed on the menu, and all service interactions were excellent - everyone smiled and greeted us as we arrived and were seated. Hubby got the fillet and it hit the spot! I was surprised my ribeye wasn't aged, but it was cooked well and tasted good. The lobster mac & cheese was perfectly creamy, and the wedge salad dressing was excellent. And the New York Chocolate Pudding Layer Cake - well, what could possibly go wrong with that?!? Cocktails were also well crafted (old fashioned and negroni). We sat outside on an 88 degree evening and were comfortable. My only productive criticism is the fans kept blowing my hair in my face, so maybe they could be repositioned a little better.

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MissRob
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food, to my free birthday drink, Bookbinder’s consistently delivers an amazing experience!

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CharlesM
Richmond
1 review