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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!

2306 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
2017 Dinner Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM-8:30PM
Friday-Saturday: 5:00PM-9:00PM

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.

Cross Street:
24th and East Cary Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 643-6900

Website:
http://www.bookbindersrichmond.com/

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.

Parking Details:
******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!

Executive Chef:
Christopher Booth

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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Bookbinder's will serve their regular dinner menu on Christmas Eve Sunday, with seating from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will have seating from Noon-4:00PM on Christmas Day. Our regular dinner menu will not be available. We will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu for $69.00 per guest.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Romantic (37)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Groups (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Waterfront (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
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Live Sports (2)
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Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Top ten steaks I’ve ever had. Manager was very accommodating for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

We were there celebrating our 25th Anniversary. The waitress was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Our entrees were delicios. The manager made a point to go to every table and talk about their experience. The prices were high but we knew that from the start.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our dinner at Bookbinders. All the staff knew it was our anniversary and acknowledged it. They also had a nice surprise that I will not spoil for others. The food was cooked perfectly. The restaurant is beautiful. It has become my favorite spot in Richmond!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The tuna appetizer and the steak & crab cake were worth the cost. I'd skip the Escargot though as they were a bit tough.
No where as good as my mom used to make.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our staff was delighted with the food and service. We are in the process of hiring a few Ophthalmologists, and will be using your establishment for dinner. Thank you~

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The menu is very simple and the food is simply delicious.
We had ahi tuna appetizer, a tobacco row salad and the petit filet mignons, one standard and one with the kona coffee rub. The wine list was good and the everything was just about perfect.
We'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We celebrate our Anniversary at Bookbinders yearly. It is our "very special go to place" for a romantic and excellent dinner. We have a difficult time deviating from the excellent steak and crab cake entree. The steak is always cooked to perfection and the crabcake is lump crabmeat with little filler. Perfect on all accounts. A special touch is our name was printed on the top of the menu wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Thank you Bookbinders.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love the steak and seafood. Great food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was very good but it was too dark to read the menu.
The Manhattan cocktail was too heavy on the vermouth even after specific
mixing requests and an actual re-do.
Our table was too close to a large group table.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It had been a few years since our last visit here. Nothing has changed: exceptional food (they still serve the best crab cakes in Richmond), superior service, and special requests were honored.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at Bookbinders. The food is well prepared and they make a special effort to work with food allergies. The service is top notch, especially Patrice. We always ask for her if she is there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Most everything is tasty and prepared well, but very few thing are inspired or unique. Given the many new and creative restaurants in Richmond, Bookbinder's competes poorly. Oysters in November were from Massachusetts and were fresh, but absolutely bland. The cold half lobster appetizer was perfect, but it is simply cooked lobster. The blackened Mahi Mahi with crab-slaw was excellent. The crab-slaw topping was a creative compliment to the spicy fish. This is a wonderful location with several different rooms, including tables and booths that make for a more quiet and pleasant atmosphere than most restaurants. There are some private rooms too, which would be a great spot for business events. There is also ample free parking across the street. So, given the constraints of a large, well-established restaurant, you really can't go wrong with Bookbinder's. And, the service is professional.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Perfectly average. Painfully average. Your child brings home straight C’s.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is the best there is. You can't get a better steak anywhere. Its quiet and a very nice to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always enjoy coming here for the great food, old-world ambiance, and exceptional service. The steak and seafood entries are always top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Mentioned it was our client’s birthday in the notes field of the online reservation made same day and they had a PRINTED menu with a personalized Happy Birthday for her. Really wowed the client and all of us. Impressive!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Authentic, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Enjoyed the red snapper soup. Shared a salad and dessert - all was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The only bad part was it was a lot louder than normal due to a rehearsal dinner where they were very loud. It definitely took away from the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Everything was great. Our dinners were delicious. My wife had the lobster and I had the Bookbinder fillet and crabcake. Our server was great too.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The meal was fantastic! Service was excellent, and we had a great experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is always excellent here. However, the service on this particular occasion was not what I have come to expect from BB. I assume the server was new to the team, but at this price point, I expect outstanding, consistent service every time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome dinner and experience from every aspect. The service was great and the food was delicious! I had the surf and turf and my girlfriend had the stuffed salmon. We shared the asparagus and a dessert, Key Lime pie. We will be back as soon as possible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Turtle soup with Sherry keeps me coming back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful! The food is always amazing, highly recommend!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and a great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there. When we opened our menu's we saw Happy 29th Anniversary on it. What a surprise! The food was excellent and the wine was superb! We will go back again the next time we are in town!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First class dinning with great food choices and a more formal atmosphere. The service was professional and attentive with courtesy and respect shown with each interaction.
Would recommend for any occassion and for a great time out

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. My husband and I used to frequent the one that was in Philly when we were stationed there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Try this place! Shrimp bisque is to die for! Every dish I’ve had has been excellent. Ordered the mahi mahi special this trip. It was well seasoned and presently nicely. The full service bar also is excellent. Lemon drop martini was made to pure perfection!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food but (for Richmond) 5 star expensive- for me, special occasions only

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was fantastic! They even printed special menus for our anniversary. It was a very special touch.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful old building. Excellent service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was uniformly delicious, the service was excellent , and the setting was beautiful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were seated and ignored. I went to find staff to pour water and take drink order. Fir the price of the dinner food was subpar....

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Bookbinders has been a favorite of mine for several years, wonderful ambience and spectacular food. The service is top notch and the atmosphere is really cool. I had an awesome 16-ounce NY strip with a baked potato the size of a football. Great place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went for our 25th wedding anniversary. It was simply outstanding from beginning to the end. I would reccomend and say it's one of the top places in all ofRichmond. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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