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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4329 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 58 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

  • New Year's Eve!

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Bring in the new year at Bookbinder's with family & friends! Our chef has created a special 4 course dinner at $85 per person and can be viewed on our website at www.BookbindersRichmond.com under "events". Cheers to 2023!
  • Christmas Eve & Day!

    $90.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    Join us for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day family traditions at Bookbinder's. We will be serving a 3-course dinner at $90 per person that includes appetizer, entree, sides and dessert! You can view our entire menu on our website at www.BookbindersRichmond.com We look forward to hosting you and your family this year.

Popular dishes

What 4,329 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. RF

    RequiredField

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The space is extremely loud even when not full due to bare brick walls and a flat ceiling. While the service was excellent our server had difficulty hearing us. The food was ok but far from excellent; firmly mediocre with rubbery scallops and tough asparagus, not bad enough to send back but lackadaisical enough to not return.
  2. c

    claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my partners birthday, it was an extremely last minute reservation but it was wonderful. Our food and wine was amazing, we got an awesome picture taken with a ring light and everything by one of the staff members as we were leaving, and the overall experience was 10/10. I love coming here for special occasions.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and location. Attentive staff. Made you feel like a family member.
  5. K

    Kellogg

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Predictably great experience; food, service and ambiance. Bookbinders never disappoints us!
  6. h

    hawkeye

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with the service and the meal. The waiter did not rush us in ordering and was very attentive to our needs. This restaurant is our favorite place in Richmond. The only negative is the lack of sufficient parking across the street.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Israel was an amazing server! We had a fabulous experience thanks to him :)
  8. LA

    LutherA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible and flavorful dishes, great service, and selection of drinks. We enjoyed every moment and will come back again next time we need to celebrate a special occasion.
  9. RD

    RenD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Zach, was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and super attentive!
  10. BT

    BeanTiggy

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes were excellent. Lobster was perfect as well as steak. I wish they had more green options as sides, but that’s the only suggestion I have. Service was very good. Not pretentious at all like I’ve seen at other high end restaurants.
  11. MF

    MarceyF

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for Jerry Seinfeld. Everything we had was delicious! Filets, a Cowboy Ribeye plus sides and salads. I would absolutely recommend Bookbinders and I will definitely be back! Beautiful restaurant too😍 Oh, and the service was spectacular!
  12. KK

    KristenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jazz was wonderful! I have food allergies and she helped me navigate the menu flawlessly. What a great experience!
  13. m

    mmeachm

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent, but the noise level was extremely high. It ruined what I hoped would be a quiet intimate evening.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate anniversary and had a great experience!
  16. MD

    MarkD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service. Our waiter was fantastic.
  17. KC

    KeithnCole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was amazing like always. Never bad service or ppl, owner is the best
  18. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good place for dinner. If the prices were a little more reasonable it would an outstanding place to eat.
  19. t

    travisk

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect start to finish. Love the Christmas tree and music. 10/10 easily
  20. SS

    ShellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We were given a complementary champagne toast upon being seated, which was unexpected but greatly appreciated! They printed our menus with our names! The steak and lobster were prepared perfectly! It is a little pricey, but on occasion, worth the splurge.
  21. CR

    CathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time at Bookbinders, and we all loved it. The food and service was excellent. Great place to take the adult kids to celebrate. We will definitely be back.
  22. MD

    wifemomMD

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall great. Only complaint I have is that the asparagus was very over cooked. Enjoyed the cowboy ribeye and swordfish Oscar style. The server was right on with his suggestions and appreciated his honesty regarding the dishes. Would appreciate nonalcoholic drink options on drink menu.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for a quality meal, we got a quality meal. Our server, Chris, was attentive without hovering as he met our every need.
  24. CP

    ComProf

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Patrice, was excellent. I also highly recommend the turtle soup. A lovely place for a fine meal - our other food was solid.
  25. n

    newbeinrichmond

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was able to make last minute reservations for the price fixe thanksgiving dinner. Overall excellent. the filet was cooked perfectly but somewhat lacking in flavor. the remainder of the food was excellent. Overall service was excellent. Seated near the kitchen area so it was a bit noisier than likey other parts of the restaurant. Overall very happy with the experience and will return again for a nice evening out sometime.
  26. MA

    MichaelA

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Well worth the visit.
  27. D

    Dianne

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I had our Thanksgiving Dinner at Bookbinder's yesterday. It was our first time there and we are really happy with our choice. It was a bit pricey, but it was expected and it was all worth it! The food was great, the selection and choices for the Thanksgiving Menu was perfect. We also love the ambiance, especially that we were assigned at a table in the Presidential Room. It was really awesome, like a museum. We were actually wondering where George Washington's portrait is? We are sad we didn't find him on the walls. We also appreciate the owner looking after the guests personally. He was so sweet, he even took a picture of us at the Christmas Tree. We appreciate it so much since that was the only Thanksgiving celebration we have this year. We sure look forward to coming back, hopefully, with other family and friends and we would specifically request to be seated at the Presidential Room. Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving! :)
  28. R

    Rich

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely delightful Thanksgiving dinner at Bookbinder's. Our first time eating there and we will definitely be back. The Thanksgiving menu was fixed price for three courses and the choices were varied. We had the steak and the rockfish as main courses. Both were well prepared and superb. Our server Ryan was superb and appropriately attentive, and everything flowed smoothly. We are very anxious to go back and try out the standard menu.
  29. KL

    KnutL

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful Thanksgiving experience for our family. Very customer focused and the food was excellent!
  30. JJ

    JudyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed in the food. It's always been excellent before but on Thanksgiving the turkey was dry. Everything else was good.
  31. t

    trappedintheburbs

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time when I come to Bookbinders…they are like family!
  32. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, loved the round table-food good- not sure turkey can be great flavor-Thank you for the emails also kept in touch. Thanks!
  33. LW

    LisaW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bookbinder's was perfect for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and our waiter was very nice and helpful. We were seated in a small room that was intimate and quiet. If I'm visiting Richmond next year, I'll definitely go back.
  34. LB

    LisaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal at Bookbinder's. Our server was exceptional; very efficient, warm and inviting. The food was spectacular - we started with the Butternut Squash soup followed by the Turkey dinner. The portion was excellent and the side dishes hot and full of flavor. The warm bread was to die for. We finished with coffee and Key Lime and Pumpkin pie. We did not feel rushed at all and were aware of our allotted table time. Such a great holiday for us! I was a fine dining server years ago up in the Boston area and so appreciate 5 star dining and all that accompanies it. We will be back again soon.
  35. FL

    FlorenceL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner was excellent in every way — we are thankful for many things & we are thankful to be able to visit this very fine establishment — we always enjoy!
  36. PR

    PamR

    Richmond

    289 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    289 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing dinner. I had the burger and fries (very good especially the fries!). Both of my dining partners had 2# lobsters that they stated were incredible. We also had the creamed spinach side dish to share. Along with a few glasses of chardonnay and a few cocktails made for a very lovely evening.
  37. JG

    JeffG

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While the ambiance and service is what you would expect of a "higher end" restaurant, the food was not on par with the associated prices, making the value much less than expected. The food was very good, but expectations are higher when the pricing of a brand is in play.
  38. AS

    AndraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a nice atmosphere to match great food. Never disappointed everytime I visit. Food was prepared in a timely manner and was fresh and hot!
  39. KL

    KenL

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Steak was cooked perfect, server was very attentive. Overall a great experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. All meals were tasty and prepared to request.

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 4329 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 58 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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