Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
3574 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 3574 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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alexm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BridgetW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ButchM
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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Marg
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for special occasions and any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hoosierlee
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Highly recommended

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Fred
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FlorenceL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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MarthaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!

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JeremyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food were fantastic and our server was amazing! I will frequent this location when in Richmond!

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ChristieB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal as always!!!!!

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ChrisC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for an intimate date night. Good wine, good food, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my fiancé’s 30th birthday and it was amazing. From the personalized menu to the staff, everything was perfect!

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KathleenE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! Worth every penny, we couldn’t have been more pleased. Amazing staff, food, just everything! Thank you so very much for making our anniversary wonderful. Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bookbinder’s went above and beyond to help us celebrate a birthday! They typed out “Happy Birthday Evan!” across the top of our menu and it made the experience that much better. Highly recommend!

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Tec2
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food but rather expensive especially considering all sides are a la carte

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drd2
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice fine-dining restaurant with excellent service and delicious food;
I wish vegetables (extras-cost side dishes) were in individual portions or served with entrees.

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vipRebeccaW
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had a party of 7 and the service was steady and enjoyable pace. Me all had different meals. And everyone enjoyed what they ate.

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our engagement dinner at Bookbinders! Food and service were outstanding. Marc the manager was a wonderful host and checked on us during our meal. Fantastic dining experience!

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vipMarkG
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to this outstanding restaurant within the past six months. We arrived early, as we had tickets for the opera later that evening. The wait staff were most attentive, courteous, and spot-on with their service. The wine and food could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and attentive and fully aware we were celebrating a birthday. She remembered our orders and had everything coursed at perfect timing, her suggestions were great as well. She offered to take photos and even when I left my card at the restaurant she called so I could retrieve it. Overall great experience would like to try this restaurant again.

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JanetO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service !!!

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ScottH
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing…highly recommended!

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vipCoach58
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica at the bar is engaging, friendly and knows the history of bookbinders backward and foreword. Frank is also friendly and engaging. The entire experience was A+. We will definitely return on our next visit to Richmond.

P. S. This is "THE" original Bookbinders from Philadelphia that I used to frequent in the 1980's. They haven't lost a step!

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vipPamR
Richmond
254 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the ahi tuna appetizer for the first time and it was fantastic. We also had the seafood salad that is something we almost always order and it was as delicious as always. Look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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KimK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wish the speed of service was better. Disappointed at how much we spent on dinner for birthday celebration which was not matched by overall experience. Had to ask for several things and everything seemed to take awhile. Sever was friendly enough but being in the service industry, I expected much better for such an establishment.

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vipDaveK
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as excellent as the food. We had a great time!

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Erica
1 review