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About Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse
Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse, is Richmond's most popular spot to celebrate a special occasion or hold a business meeting! Locally family owned and 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. You will also receive excellent service from the best staff in Richmond!
Richmond, VA 23223
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
2017 Dinner Hours:
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS in 2017, except for:
All Sunday’s in December 2017 with seating from 5:00-8:00PM
Closed: on Sunday's except those listed above. Closed on Labor Day Monday.
24th and East Cary Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Rooms are available for up to 70 guests. Please contact our General Manager, Lynne Cohen at 804-908-9544, Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until Noon or vist our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.
******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******
Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the yellow link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Private Party Facilities:
Bookbinder's is 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 8-17 years and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards, eight years running.
Private Party Contact:
Lynne Cohen: (804) 908-9544
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
A group of us were visiting Richmond due to running the half marathon/marathon. We booked a reservation through open table. We were pleasantly surprised that our group of 12 were seated in a private room. The food, service, and setting was excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant, and we will definitely be back!
Our first time in Richmond. We picked this restaurant for the seafood reviews. Food was delicious (ordered the crabcake and sea scallops for dinner and turtle soup for appetizer). The wine suggestion was excellent. Our server was knowledgable, and helpful with choices. The outside entry was pleasantly decorated with potted plants, and the inside environment was cozy. We will definitely return when back in Richmond.
Our go to place before a show in Richmond. We have yet to find another restaurant in RIC that offers the same quality of food, service and atmosphere as Bookbinders. One may prefer different types of cuisine; however, for steak and seafood this is the place. They have an excellent wine selection and they mix some of the best cocktails in RIC.
Oysters on the half shell: tasted clean, fresh, slightly briny and slightly sweet;
Petit filet mignon: perfectly cooked medium rare with incredible flame broiled flavor
Service was attentive but not intrusive; owner came over to make sure everything was A-OK; hostesses friendly upon arrival and eager to welcome me to the 'perfect' table
Ambience was warm and inviting. Located in a gentrified former warehouse district - very interesting for an out-of-towner
Ladies room was very clean and well maintained
Good choice for many reasons. The reclaimed building is most interesting. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Provides a wide variety of food choices very creative and nicely presented. My favorites are the shrimp cocktail and the halibut olympia but there are many other wonderful choices to fit many tastes.
Our family visited Bookbinder's for my daughter's 40th birthday. She had never been to the restaurant and loved it. Having her name on the Menu was a special touch. She was "afraid" that someone would sing Happy Birthday to her and was pleasantly surprised it did not happen. Thank you for a wonderful evening of great food and thoughtful service. Since we live a distance away, it is our favorite place for special occasions...well worth the 40 minute drive...and we wanted the best for her on her special occasion.
My husband and I were unimpressed with the quality of food and wait staff. The lobster mac had way more mac than lobster, frozen spinach was used for the casserole and it was served room temp, we took the crabcake home but had to throw it away before we got there because we couldnt bear the smell of it, my mixed green salad was the most enjoyable item of my entire dinner. Wouldnt recommend, especially for special occasions!
The food was delicious! I took my boyfriend there for his birthday on 9/30/17! The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. My waiter was good but had another larger party that he attended to and could have came back around a little more often to check on us. The owner came around and introduced himself so that was really nice of him and engaged in small conversation. I give this restaurant 5 stars! A bit pricey but is worth it! Plenty of parking across the street in the parking lot.
It had been several years since our last visit, and the reservation was to celebrate my husband's birthday. Parking was a breeze, so nice to have a lot across the street. I had the haddock special, and the seared tuna as an appetiser. I probably could have just had the tuna, it came highly recommended by the waiter, not that I didn't enjoy the haddock as well. My questions about the source of the seafood was answered, and as I do try and stay away from farm raised salmon, I chose the haddock instead. Veggies were enough to share.
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