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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
1782 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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We are honored to have been selected as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018, as Voted by OpenTable Diners, (based on an analysis of twelve-million reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants across the country)!

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!!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
2018 Dinner Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM-8:30PM
Friday-Saturday: 5:00PM-9:00PM

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS in 2018, except for:
Sunday, May 13th, 2018, (Mother's Day)- with seating from 1:00PM-8:00PM
Sunday, June 17th, 2018, (Father's Day)- with seating from 5:00PM-7:30PM
and the first three Sundays in December-with seating from 5:00PM-7:30PM
Closed: on Sunday's except those listed above.

Closed: Memorial Day, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th and Labor Day 2018
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Phone number
(804) 643-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Booth
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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 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards, nine years running.
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Private party contact
Lynne Cohen: (804) 908-9544
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
24th and East Cary Street
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Parking details
******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******
Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the blue 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. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1782 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best Seafood in Richmond! The crab cakes were absolutely AWESOME!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was impeccable, food was excellent. I had the stuffed salmon w/ crab, wonderful, wife had petite filet, perfectly done and tender. Sides are family style and we chose the mashed potatoes and the cheesy corn, they were both fantastic, loved the corn. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always get great food and great service! Can't go wrong!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant if you want a good steak!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent! The food and service is always good. It's well worth the visit. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had three suppliers in from São Paulo Brazil which we treated to a fantastic dinner. Wine selection is outstanding and food was prepared exceptionally well.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The entire evening was top notch. Only two small items for feedback sake only. My date requested a Bellini and was told that an ingredient (puréed white peaches) was not available. Finally, I had the petite filet and crab cake and the crab cake was served on a swirl of ketchup. The ketchup invaded not only the crab, but also the filet. I understand the ketchup was for presentation, yet it was unneeded.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Top-notch! Great service, great food and worth the time and money!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nothing short of amazing! A wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great overall, this trip service was below par and cold bernaise 😂

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a special evening occasion and we enjoyed wonderful dinners of filet and pork chop, perfectly done and presented. The seafood options look fantastic, had a crab cake appetizer but preferred meat for entree that occasion and will be back for that experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best crabcakes in va, filet mingon was tender and moist thru and thru.i will definitely do again

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent service as always, and food was very good. Upscale restaurant without the "snooty" atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great night out. We had great service and food.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding! As it always has been for us. We make our way from Short Pump to Bookbinder's when we want a special meal, and we have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I took my girlfriend to dinner and left with a fiancee'. Our engagement dinner experience at Bookbinders could not have been more perfect. We were given an out if the way, quiet table. Our server was exceptionally attentive. Our appetizers and meal were excellent. Everything about our special night was made even better by the staff of Bookbinders. Thank you, cheers!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very good food, my stake was cooked right the first time witch is good for me. Service was great an friendly. A little pricey but not to bad. Would recommend it to all

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Fun place with great seafood and sweet environment ..pretty wood accents and fun people!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best overall dining experience between Williamsburg and Richmond! Great for special occasions or just a night out. Petite Filet and Kona Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon were our entrees during our most recent visit. Both were amazing as well as our waiter Chris!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had an amazing meal at Bookbinders! The service was impeccable. We chose filet and it was one of the best I’ve ever eaten! Definitely enjoyed our evening! They even had printed Happy Anniversary on our menus!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nice place for a special occasion. A tad on the pricey side

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Visited for the first time to celebrate my husbands birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

When I mentioned to a friend that my wife and I were coming to Richmond to see Tony Bennett and we’re looking for dinner recommendations, he didn’t miss a beat, “You’ve got to go to Bookbinders!”

Truer words were never spoken. My wife and I have been married 31 years; this was a top-5 dinner.

Keep up the great work!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I tried to book this restaurant for New Year's eve but we couldn't get in so we decided to try it on a weekend night in March. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the ambience it was very classy not very loud but still well populated. The sea food was delicious we had the swordfish special and the horse radish encrusted Rockfish. And my husband particularly enjoyed the bread and I thought the berries and chocolate pate dessert was heavenly. The only downside was that they do not serve espresso coffee's and we really enjoy a good espresso after dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The atmosphere was really nice, very nice touch to have the wife's birthday greeting printed on our menus, although the jazz was just a bit too much and a bit too loud for our non jazz taste. Salads were superb, as was the bread, and crab cakes. I had a Tequila Sunrise, it was one of the best I have ever had. We each had steaks, I chose the petite because I wanted to try the fried shrimp with mine. The petite steak was overcooked (wife wanted me to send it back, but I did not want to cause delays on her birthday) and it was very noticeably tougher than the wife's steak. Cream style corn was a disappointment, but the mashed potatoes were very good. Service was good, but not overly impressive for the price of the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

While the food was very tasty and the decor is relaxing, the music could use improvement. They were playing not-so-smooth jazz at too loud a level for an early evening timeframe when the restaurant was not yet in the least busy or filled with patrons.

Our server Zachary was wonderful, attentive but never intrusive. Next time we dine with you we will ask for him!

My wine choice, a Sauvignon blanch was perfect, but my husband was not as impressed with his steel Chardonnay.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food, great service, great choices. The only downer was a loud table next to us, just rude classless folks, our waitress tried to help but still was too much. Once they stumbled out it was much better...

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was my wife and i first time eating at Bookdinders Seafood and Steakhouse. The experience was top rate and a most return. We will be return customers.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was our first visit to Richmond. We just picked this restaurant off the internet and must have found the best restaurant in Richmond. The food was excellent - the stuffed salmon was just off the charts delicious. Will definitely eat here again. Not cheap, but you do get what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome food
Awesome service
Awesome atmosphere
The manager actually came over and spoke ... making the experience more personal
Overall... just an awesome place

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We are never disappointed when dining here. The food is always outstanding as well as the service. We actually will be returning in a week to take his out of town parents

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Bookbinders has quickly become my favorite restaurant in Richmond. Amazing food and amazing service!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First visit...and we will be back. Had a quiet table, an outstanding waiter and great food...doesn’t get any better.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bookbinders is #1!! Amazing food and service! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Just can'tsay enough great things about Bookbinders. Food, service, wine all were excellent. Even had anice brief chat with the owner who made it a point to visit every table at least once. Keep up the great work.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food above average, but over priced. Wine prices are outrageous.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The waiter we had was horrible!!!!! The food was great and the atmosphere was also great... my friends and I had a wonderful time! However the waiter we had was very rude and unprofessional!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was the best experience I had dining out in a while. The customer service and atmosphere was top of the line and I can not wait to come back again. This was an outing for me and my mother who do not get to see each other much and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First visit...met owner who was very courtesy and welcoming...love service and look forward to next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything was absolutely fantastic. The food and service were amazing. My children had never been here before and now love it!

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