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Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

4.7
1136 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1136 people are saying
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4.8
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nnekaw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTC19
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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CrystalF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was delicious. I will definitely return

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience was great, everyone is super friendly and helpful. Food was great, one draw back was steak was a little under done for us. (Rare rather than medium rare)

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary with wonderful food & pleasant staff. Enjoyed ahi tuna, colossal shrimp cocktail, the wagyu steak, with the crab macaroni, garlic mash, and paired with Banshee Sauvignon . The steak was cooked to perfection. It was more than enough for my spouse & I. The sinful chocolate cake with the Port wine absolutely magnifique! The cake was so delicious we had to take one home! Compliments to the chef & Steven! Thank you for a memorable evening! Look forward to visiting again.

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JulianW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Really enjoyed the evening in which I took my fiancé to celebrate her birthday. She enjoyed it and so did I!!!

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QueenB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Steve made my birthday one to remember! I will visit there again!

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tiffany
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything, with the exception of the squeaky floor above us. Server was excellent. thank you!

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was outstanding. The staff was energetic and accommodating, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently visited for the visit time to celebrate landing a job after a long two month search! I’m so happy we choose a local famous spot in downtown Norfolk! Well worth the visit! I got there wanting steak but when the waiter told me about a special they were having (Mahi) my eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. Mahi is my favorite and the way they delivered it was phenomenal! The sangria was perfection! The waitstaff were attentive wonderful and friendly!

Can’t wait to go back and will definetly add it to my top faves !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch time! The staff are the true gems which is why I continue to come back over and over! :)

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AnthonyM
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday and our anniversary. Food, service and ambience were great. Overall 5/5. Would recommend to anyone!

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CandyB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service ( thank you Liana!) and lovely ambiance.

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EileenP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byrd and Baldwin is as always the best place to get a fantastic steak, the most incredible service and wonderful atmosphere. It is pretty much a guarantee you are going to get what you pay for at this restaurant.

The service is exceptional. From the host/hostess to each of the food runners, the wait staff. They absolutely make having dinner there a terrific experience.

The food....OMG. It is just amazing. We both had a NY strip that was cooked to perfection, mine medium rare, his medium. The garlic mashed potatoes and the cauliflower au gratin were so good.

Not only did my boyfriend get a signed card from everyone on the staff for his birthday but they brought us a complimentary sorbet sampler for dessert. Yum

I will always recommend Byrd and Baldwin, but the check is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to pay for this amazing food and service.

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SarahT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend was in town and we wanted to go to a nice dinner. We had such a great experience. Our server was amazing as well as the whole staff. Our food was cooked perfectly and our wine choices were perfect. Will definitely return!

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vipDianeC
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Great waiter. Food was excellent

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TimM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We plan on going back and have already told family and friends about it.

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Caddy
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Byrd & Baldwin Brothers for our Anniversary. Outstanding service and amazing food. This place has become our annual Anniversary tradition and we've never felt disappointed. The "Happy Anniversary" card signed by the staff at our table is a really nice touch. We look forward to going back!

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 1136 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.