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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
1741 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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!
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, February 11th, 2018- with seating from 4:00PM-7:30PM
Sunday, April 1st, 2018 (Easter)- with seating from Noon-3:00PM
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, 4th of July 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 1741 People Are Saying
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4.6
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michaelm (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Bookbinders is a first class seafood and steakhouse restaurant. It is easily the equal of better-known establishments such as Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, and Morton's. The menu selections are excellent and some are creative. The wine list is guaranteed to please anyone, and is reasonably priced. I had the Petite Filet Mignon, which, at 8 oz, is the same size as other establishments' larger portion. The Diane Sauce that I ordered with the filet consisted of a very tasty cream sauce with mushrooms. Excellent! My wife ordered the Lobster Mac. She said it was the best such dish she has ever had. Finally, our server, Avery, was a key ingredient in the memorable meal we had at Bookbinder's.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

By far the best Steak and Seafood restaurant in the greater Richmond area.
Great quality food, always perfectly cooked.

Service is attentive and impeccably professional. Asia, our server, is the best.

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StevenF 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my wife therefore her birthday. The ambience
was good, food was even better and the service was at its best. We will definitely be back soon. Great restaurant

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Necie2018 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I enjoyed the atmosphere. We were there for a birthday celebration and the menu book actually had a happy birthday wish from the staff, that was surprisingly nice. The waiter was very nice and helpful. We also enjoyed being able to see the train from the window, very nice touch. The food was very good and the pricing was average for this upscale restaurant.

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ChrisM 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food. If you are a tuna fan the Cajun tuna bite appetizer is a must!!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Richmond! I have dined with book binders over ten times!

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WilliamM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our 4th visit to Bookbinder's and we felt each visit was better than the last one! We rank Bookbinder's as good as any 5 Star Restaurant in Richmond!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Recently diagnosed gluten intolerant
So I was very upset to be going to dinner and not sure what if anything I could eat

Much to my delight
Bookbinder’s has a totally gluten free menu!

Delicious dinner
Service was excellent

One of my favorite restaurants from now on!!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The ambiance is wonderful. However, the food was quite ordinary in taste and presentation, but overpriced. It seems to be more of a status type of venue. It’s great to experience the atmosphere and surrounding area. You could get a better product and value at many chain restaurants. I would not patronize again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food, friendly staff, kind owner. Get the ancho ribeye, skip the lobster Mac.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One word.....AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food but our Filet Mignon was a little overdone and tough. Pricing is high. Best Clam chowder though! Pretty Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food here was amazing and cooked to perfection and exactly how we ordered it. The service was a little slow, but that may have been because it was the weekend before Valentine's Day and maybe they were very busy. The owner came around to every table personally to ask how everyone enjoyed their meal, which was nice and felt personal, but he slightly overstayed his welcome at each table. Overall, a great date restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and food. Adding our names and anniversary message to the menu was a lovely surprise touch!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a very nice dinner with great service

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Bill (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding dining experience! Wonderful cocktails and wine list. Food was prepared perfectly and served professionally. Perhaps a bit pricey, but all in all a delightful evening.

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vipKrissyten (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, perfectly cooked and didn’t feel rushed. Steak was cooked to order, great wine list and oyster Rockefeller is a must for appetizer. The flavors compliment the oysters well.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, everything I had was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place to eat . Especially if you are trying to wine and dine your significant other . Very classy and the food was great and my waiter was very nice . Thank you to the owner who actually stopped at my table and talked to me and my date . God Bless him. Go Eagles!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

My husband and I went there on our date night! With so many empty tables , the hostess put us st a table next to groups of people! They were celebrating so it was noisy! Our waiter was great and very attentive but for the food was mediocre and nothing really that especial! I don’t think will be back there again !!

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