Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3588 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)!

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve and Day!

    $80.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Whether it's been a tradition to dine at Bookbinder's for Christmas or it's a new one, we would love to serve you and your family. We will be serving a prefix 3 course dinner priced at $80 per person. There is also a children's menu offered for 12 and younger at $18 per child. You can find our menu at BookbindersRichmond.com under "events". We look forward to hosting your family dinner! Don't forget to take a picture by our Christmas Tree in the lobby.
  • New Year's Eve

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Bring in the New Year at Bookbinder's! Our chef has created a 4-course dinner priced at $85 per person for you and your guests. You can find our set menu on our website at BookbindersRichmond.com under "events". We look forward to toasting an exciting New Year with you!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Sat 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 3588 people are saying
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KayW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The steak and crabcakes were devine from what I tasted from my husbands plate. I ordered the chicken. It was presented beautifully, but the chicken was a tad over cooked and I didn't favor the sauce it was smothered in. I finished my sides, but was a little disappointed. Overall it was an excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It my was my wife’s and I 1st year wedding anniversary. The food was great! Definitely a must try!

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EmmettS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazlyn was very attentive, knowledgeable of the menu, and over all a phenomenal server! The food exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend.

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LNel
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best food I've had in a long time. We had a table next to us that got a little loud, but everything else was great. You must eat here!!

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Hunters
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Great date night restaurant. Ambiance was great!

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WesC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Normally a great experience to dine there. Last night was not good. Took my wife there for our anniversary. Seated quickly and waitress came by for drink order. Drinks arrived 15 minutes later. Ordered 2 entrees and a side and had an issue with all 3.. Had a lobster that was served on a plate that was so hot it burned you if you touched it. Had Tuna with a great topping which was cool, but Tuna was also cold. Asparagus arrived to the table cold as well. Not delivered by our waitress, and she was nowhere in sight.. When she did come to table, she said that's the way the Lobster is served, and the Tuna is supposed to be cold.. She took the Asparagus back to kitchen where it was microwaved...
Not the service I am accustomed to at Bookbinder's, and not what you expect for a $200.00 meal..

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MyRy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for the first time for my Birthday! Everything was amazing! The lobster mac is my new favorite dish! Staff was wonderful and friendly as well.

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RussellJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bookbinder's is hands down the #1 restaurant to go to for any occasion when in Richmond! Great food, service and the very best employees.

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GeorgeJr
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had steak mostly, but I had the shrimp and we had an appetizer sampler. The steaks, shrimp and veggies were cooked perfectly. Additionally, the dessert selections were also outstanding.

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Aandc
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner at Bookbinders. The food, service and ambiance were above grade. It is pricey but for a special occasion well worth the high price tag.
Will come back again for nights like this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food..loved the ambience and the service was perfection!!!

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vip1GlamDesigner
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic architecture and setting with outstanding service and menu. We enjoyed the Snapping Turtle Bisque and the Arugula salad to start. The Surf and Turf entree with beef filet and a grilled Lobster tail was outstanding. The dark chocolate pate was rich and decadent. Perfect spot for a special occasion!

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UrbanButcher1stTime
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrice provided extraordinary service and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the meal. Excellent food, superb service, great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious I love lobster

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service the steak was probably one of the best I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and service. A true gem left standing in the competitive world of fine dining. It is no wonder that this restaurant has so many repeat customers. They go out of their way to meet diner's needs to make it a truly special experience. Food was outstanding and cooked to perfection with flavorful sauces, prime cuts of meat, and decadent desserts. Each course was as great as the last.

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BridgetW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience! Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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alexm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bookbinders is always great, this was a nice way to enjoy Thanksgiving

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ButchM
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bookbinder's for Thanksgiving dinner. The ambiance, food, and service were all top-notch. It isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent atmosphere charming waitstaff attentive

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Marg
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for special occasions and any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal. The food was scrumptious, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sausage dressing left a lot to be desired sprite was flat

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Hoosierlee
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, as usual, was excellent. However, I have a garlic allergy and was disappointed to be told there was garlic in the she-crab soup, the green bean casserole, and the mashed potatoes. There was even garlic, apparently, on the turkey. I switched to the salad, had fries substituted for the potatoes, and went ahead with the turkey (which did not bother me). Dessert was very good. Service was excellent

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Highly recommended

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Fred
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific, the service friendly and attentive, and the ambience very pleasant.

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FlorenceL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our diners at Bookbinders & Thanksgiving Dinner was no exception — perfect!

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vipMarthaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!

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JeremyW
1 review