Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3229 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

What 3229 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JLC616
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Benjamin was great. The food and atmosphere was amazing. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander Rodriguez was an excellent waiter. The service and food was top tier.

JB
JonathanB88
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was tied up with a 6 top next to us and they recieved a majority of our servers attention. We ordered our wine promptly however wine service did not happen until entrees. Overall i expected better service and precision cooking for our 230$ tab for two. The asparagus was overcooked and the grits were undercooked on the scallop dish. Its hard for me to forgive crunchy grits in the South. I thought the ridiculously large crab cake with no side to be comically LARGE. I had hoped for an awesome evening but overall it was a mediocre meal at best.

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nancyp
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Beautiful building, fantastic staff, waiter was really knowledgeable, friendly, and delivered great service. Meal was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chicken dish was super salty but the rest of the food was really good. Lobster Mac was the star! Service was pretty good but sat waiting several times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time is a great time! We love it here!

JC
JuliaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back! It was our first night out in over a year and we were impressed! I loved being able to reserve a patio table. The patio was GORGEOUS! Our server, Tim, was superb. Very understanding and helpful regarding food allergies. The steak was cooked perfectly and the crab was delicious! The flourless chocolate cake was a perfect ending to a lovely dinner.

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vipAnna
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food! This was the first time I sat outside and it was absolutely lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I brought our 14 and 11 year old sons to treat them to a really nice meal. The food and the service were excellent!

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DigitalMacDaddy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & service - wonderful Bourbon, Whiskey and Scotch list - Dessert was delicious!

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vipjimlovessteak
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Memorial Day weekend

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and recommended a great wine. Calamari appetizer was tasty and lightly fried. We all enjoyed our meals. Steaks were prepared perfectly and my scallop dinner was delicious. Mashed potatoes were consumed quickly! We even liked the butter and bread that was provided. We were able to walk around outside and enjoyed the beautiful courtyard. Parking was easy too. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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vipMarine782
Austin
215 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood and steak selections were well cooked and delicious. Excellent wine list, we opted for a great Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino from Spain and a Duckhorn Cabenet. Sides of lobster macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach and mashed potatoes were large portions and well prepared. Bread pudding was superb as were other desserts. A great place for a family meal.

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KenL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

KT
KeepTheStandardsStandard
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very good restaurant to dine with good service and exceptional entree selection. Several changes to guest etiquettes that we were uninformed prior to our arrival: change to my relaxed dress code, requirement for all reserved patrons to be present prior to table seating, gratuity automatically added without notification, etc. Will return again, however, without the energetic anticipation as in times past.

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MandM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods and services are very good overall just a little pricey.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeanine and team provided an amazingly well planned event for my wife’s intimate birthday dinner with friends.

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vipBruceR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tim is an excellent waiter. All of the staff were great.

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vipStweis
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience was outstanding. Kayla provide excellent dinner recommendations, our food was prepared perfectly and tasted great. Kayla provided professional service which resulted in a wonderful dining experience.

DB
DeniseB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (us and in-laws) visit Bookbinder's every year for our Anniversaries (which are the same day). This year was extra special (33 years and 50 years celebrated), so additional family was included. The food was as expected delicious and the owner took extra time and care including taking pictures of us. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Very fresh food, prompt and courteous and the staff put extra care into celebrating our evening. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced compared to other fine dining establishments in Richmond and the surrounding areas. We will surely be back in the near future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was absolutely fantastic. I don’t remember our server’s name, but she was very attentive and friendly. We went for my birthday and received special menus that said happy birthday on them. It is extremely expensive given the quantity that you receive, but that was already expected when we went.

The seafood was prepared perfectly. Lobster tail was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were delicious. The steaks were cooked a perfect medium rare as well.

Overall an excellent place for a special occasion.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was breath taking.

JC
JamesC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating our 55 wedding anniversary, everything was perfect, great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience with great tasting food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 40th birthday

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TomK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Place in Richmond - do not miss eating here when you are in the city.

TC
vipTonyC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved outdoor seating. Great everything. Frank was an exceptional waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were outstanding. I would recommend for a date night or special occasion. My husband and I will for sure go back.

SC
StevenC
Richmond
1 review