Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

4.7
1153 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
A Traditional Steak and Chophouse restaurant had long been absent in Norfolk. With its opening in 2006, the Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse filled that void. Housed in the Circa 1906 building of the same name, the Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse was conceived and executed with a no-compromise philosophy, rewarding guests with a memorable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1153 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaRendaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The server, the food, and the ambiance was all impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and amazing food!

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CliffT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration

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bajasylvia
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could have not asked for a better night! Everything was surberb.

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vip143Food
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time! Everything about the evening was absolutely perfect!

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MakaylaNichols
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion. Romantic atmosphere and outstanding food.

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KristinaL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated early for our reservation in a more private and quiet back room. Our server, Aaron, was wonderful. The food was exceptional, as it always is. Everything was excactly right throughout the entire dining experience. I am especially critical of creme brulee at most fine dining restaurants but am always satisfied with the quality of the dessert at Byrd & Baldwin. Everyone was carefully wearing masks and keeping a safe distance, making dining out feel much more comfortable in these troubling times.

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RussellH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale. My wife was very pleased with the total experience.

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ShanelE
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my experience was great! Customer service, food, wait time! Everything! I wanted Ranch Dressing for my salad which is not carried at Byrd & Baldwin.. My server went out of his way to ensure I had Ranch! As well as everything else I needed!

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SharondaG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was good I just wish our server took more time to explain the menu, it was our first time there

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Dave
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High prices but worth it! Quality of food is outstanding. Service was top-notch (thanks, Tyler!). A definite return trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best we have ever tasted. The service was beyond exceptional. Very romantic atmosphere. I didn’t get a picture of our meal I took a video! Wish I could post it.

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DoraLeeT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, this IS the right choice! For everyday, quality dining, this IS the right choice! For just about anytime, this IS the right choice!

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keving
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. I got the ribeye and it was delicious. Next time, I will order the porterhouse or tbone.

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CamyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience from beginning to end!! We enjoyed delicious cocktails, the beef tartare was fantastic, the warm spinach salad was the best salad I’ve ever had, my filet was perfectly cooked, the garlic mashed potatoes were AMAZING, and to finish it off the creme brûlée hit the spot. My husband also enjoyed an Irish coffee which was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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MalkiaL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Even though we had to walk through a serving station & we were seated all the way in the back the overall experience was delightful. I will return

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was to be expected nothing out of the norm for this restaurant outstanding.

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Nnekaw
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. Service was excellent. Definitely would come again!!

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ChristyS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very lovely evening. Service was phenomenal and the food was absolutely delicious.

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vipTC19
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we are in food, service and drinks are fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience! Everyone was friendly, helpful and the food was to die for! The ambiance was just right. We will definitely be back.

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maryj
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and it was our first time here. The food was excellent and we will definitely be going again.

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TrySomethingDifferent
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Byrd and Baldwin was at the top of my list when it comes to fine dining in our area. The service, food, and ambiance was always spectacular all of my previous visits. While celebrating my anniversary weekend Friday and Saturday we chose for the big night dinner to be at Byrd and Baldwin. We went to Orion’s Roof on Friday and was blown away by the exceptional service (which is very important) and food. Although enjoying Friday’s dinner I knew Bryd and Baldwin would come through with the home run. Once seated our original waiter took our wine order and it took 15-20 minutes for it to arrive. The first bottle of wine he bought to the table was incorrect, then I was told the cellar was large ( it is large, I’ve been down) but I feel in this caliber of restaurant you have to know where things are. We had caviar and no beverages at this point . By this time the server has switched, we ordered the wagyu tomahawk with lobster. The tomahawk comes but no lobster. When asked about the lobster the response was “oh you ordered lobster I didn’t know”. I’m thinking if you just took over a table wouldn’t it help to look at what they ordered. Then was told it would take 10 min. I already had my entree and it would have been anticlimactic. While I’m not trying to make anyone look bad, I feel the money that I earned in my business providing great customer service to my clients and when I choose to eat at fine dining establishments I would like to be treated with the level of customer service that I am accustomed to at fine dining establishments. This is feedback so someone’s experience with Bryd and Baldwin will be a forever moment. Other than this 1 experience (Had to get it of my chest) Bryd and Baldwin is a phenomenal place to eat, and experience a good time.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a very special occasion . I am very happy I choose this restaurant . My friend was fascinated with elaborate wine list . Our waiter was charming and spoke clearly and knew all about the menu and specials . The evening was wonderful with a warm atmosphere . It was shame the bar was closed.

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Melodie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, tender steaks, excellent customer service. Our favorite restaurant for date night, or any special night!

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TorieC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday our server Mike was outstanding, he was attentive and very professional answered all my questions and had great recommendations i enjoyed my dine in there and will be back !

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Rodney
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byrd and Baldwin Steakhouse is definitely a great dining experience. Everything was prepared to perfection... The crab cakes and she crab soup are the best in the area; and the steaks, the black diamond dry aged and the bison, (not a regular on the menu) were phenomenal. I most definitely recommend Byrd and Baldwin. Four thumbs up, from my girlfriend and I.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Covid safety guards were in place- felt safe.

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ToyaR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Been dining here for years. Something was off on last visit. Some of the food pairings were off and not very flavorful. Only one in my party of four ordered steak and it was amazing. The salmon and chicken dishes were not very good. Stick with the steak and you'll enjoy your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service with an attentive waiter and staff. The food is always delicious.

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IvyC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Our server Mel did a great job. I they were out of crab cakes which I LOVE so i tried the salmon which ended up being pretty good.

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MiguelB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome for special occasions. Will definitely be back. Wonderful service and excellent food

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Bernie
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak in town by far!! Perfect for any celebratory occasion. Wonderful ambiance and service!

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Lanah
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! When I’m Town again, we will definitely return here.

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AllisonR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Wonderful service and the food is delicious from the apps to the desserts. Nothing will disappoint. Waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and very courteous and personable.

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AlexS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinning experience my wife and I have ever had.

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was a great waiter. The valet was wonderful. The manager came to our table a couple of times and engaged us. Well done! We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and I am so glad we chose Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse.

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Norma
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday during COVID 19 the food was delicious and the service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean.

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PETERA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A last minute decision - mid week and even with COVID limitations proved to be "what the doctor ordered. Relaxing, good food and an excellent wine List - even by the glass.
Service as attentive and helpful when ordering. I have been many times before nd will again - soon..

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vipKelleyl
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was amazing. Definitely on my top ten places I’ve eaten. The bone marrow was outstanding as was the steak, crab cake, lobster Mac & cheese and spinach. We will be back with our next visit! The noise was a little loud but we were sitting next to the kitchen and the guys were just getting going. They were having fun and our reservation was early so I know they were just getting ready for a busy night.

FAQs

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 222-9191.

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.