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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4457 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)!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 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 4,457 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

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

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  1. KC

    KimC

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. JG

    JoelG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. KG

    KathyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Birthday celebration. It was nice but very slow getting food.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 😊
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. WC

    WandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

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

    ArleneB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely anniversary dinner. Chris and as a fabulous waiter
  15. 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  17. 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!!
  18. 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!!
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. KL

    KenL

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. CO

    ClintO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place to dine. The service was great and the food was amazing.
  28. l

    lisas

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for husbands 62nd birthday dinner. Server was incredible! Dinner was absolutely AHMAZING! We had reservations at 5:00. My husband chose the Filet Mignon and Crab cake. I had the Stuffed Salmon with Crab 🦀. He had a wedge salad and I chose a ceasar. We shared the red mashed potatoes. For desert he chose the chocolate cake. It was an absolutely perfect dining experience. We will definitely be going back. The atmosphere, the food and the service was just perfect. Would definitely recommend!!
  29. EV

    EVELYND

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menue provided good food for all taste buds. All dinners were excellent and emjoyed by all of our party. Service was excellent sand we had a grand time celebrating Diane's birthday.
  30. ML

    MannyL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience, it is exactly what I have come to expect, from the reservation to closing my tab. Thank you John for all you do. Manny Lawrence President, Caliber Equipment Inc.
  31. PR

    PrestonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding experience, I will return for another great time
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful. Celebrated my sister’s 50th birthday and she had a great time. Good and service were both excellent.
  33. DG

    DebbieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, service was amazing couldn't have ask for better waiter.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 1st time and it was fo my bday ! Really enjoyed it
  35. BC

    BarbaraC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The owner always stops by and checks in. the service is just amazing! A total grand experience.
  36. BF

    BaFoodieRVA

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Pros: The restaurant is beautiful and was decorated nicely for the holiday. Our waiter was the highlight as he was very attentive, charismatic, offered his suggestions and made sure to fix problems with the meal. The owner came over to the table to greet everyone in my party. The steaks were well cooked and the crab cakes were tasty with little filler. Cons: The bartender was not as friendly and didn't offer any solid insight with questions about the drink menu. The drinks , while spirit forward were unbalanced (mojito, specialty mule). The halibut was not fresh, tasted very fishy, we ended up sending one of the orders back for the steak. I ended up eating mine because the crab was good and I hate sending food back but I did inform the waiter of the issue. The pear salad was also unbalanced by the amount of blue cheese in it. The recommendation of the caramel creme dessert was a miss personally for me, even though the coffee and caramel flavors paired well. I just don't believe I'm a fan of flan type desserts. Overall, I understand going with the pre fixe menu for the holiday and some options turned out better than others. This was my first experience at this restaurant and while I appreciated the overall ambiance and the majority of the service, I was left a bit deflated by the overall culinary experience which is what I was hoping would be the highlight of my New Year's Eve experience.
  37. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bookbinder's for New Year Eve for dinner. Absolutely wonderful. The owner Mr.Taxin came by our table twice during the evening. Gracious....
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was phenomenal. Each course was expertly and carefully prepared and presented beautifully. The staff was professional, courteous, and attentive. A server accidentally spilled butter on my blazer that was on the back of another chair at our table, and the manager gave me his card and said that the restaurant will cover the dry cleaning bill. Overall, immaculate service and amazing food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delightful New Years celebration. Excellent menu selection/pairings - just perfect & the deserts were outstanding which was an unexpected delight. Cannot wait to return.
  40. AE

    AubreyE

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner experience for New Years Eve! Bookbinders never disappoints!

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 4457 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 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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