Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

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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.
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4.6
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1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire dining experience was fantastic. We will definitely return.

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

If you want a good steak this is NOT the place to go. The crab cakes and oyster Rockefeller were good, but everything else was bland at best. The quality of the steak was poor and the presentation was worst. The sides/vegetables were not much better. No appeal. The wait staff seemed to be only going through the motions and the place is noisy. Not what I would expect from a high end. restaurant.

AG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant NEVER disappoints. The food and service are always great and the Key Lime Pie is to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was our server. He was awesome. Explained everything well. Food he recommended was actually good. We will return.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a awesome time me and my fiancé. They food and service were both amazing. Very nice and elegant restaurant to enjoy😊

DL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can afford to go here you will not be disappointed. Had a beautiful filet and my colleague had a ribeye that looked just as great. Crab cake appetizer was delicious also.

JL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and good service. Claim to have a dress code but it was obviously not being enforced

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal, unmatched service, unparalleled attention to detail.

s
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. love to come here for special occasion

JR
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aaron was a great server. Noise was actually unpleasant. Not experienced in pass.

TC
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason our waiter and the entire staff provided excellent service, steak and seafood was awesome! New York Sour for a cocktail to start was extremely tasty.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. The steaks were fantastic. The staff even wrote a happy birthday note for my husband which I thought was so sweet. We definitely will be back!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always

CG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. I would recommend B&B to anyone.

ST
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dry aged ribeye was a wonder! And by all means order the Irish Coffee — not only is it really good but the presentation is exceptional! Lovely place for very special occasions!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience was great. My wife loved her special birthday chocolate tort (on the house) that was made for the occasion.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

About an hour after eating here my wife and I had extremely upset stomachs (both ends). The service was great but the food was not worth the check or the sickness!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was romantic and the food was absolutely delicious!! It was date night and we loved it.

TW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Great prices
Great atmosphere
I absolutely loved it
My birthday dinner was a hit
Definitely coming back

M
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was meh. Nothing special- very traditional and mediocre. The flavor profiles just weren’t anything to write home about. Don’t get me wrong- it was good- but for the price and hype I was left underwhelmed.... the atmosphere was also meh. I think they got the chairs from my grandmas house....It wasn’t a terrible experience by any means, the service was fantastic and very professional! But the food was boring and not worth the price tag.

CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service. We had reservations and we were seated right away. Wait staff was professional. A little noisy but we enjoyed ourselves none the less.

DL
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service and the delicious food we have come to expect from Byrd and Baldwin Brothers!

My sister's fish needed a little sauce and the server brought some to her, which made her happy!

D
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My husband and I have eaten here a few times with no complaints. This last visit was horrible. We had 9:30pm reservations, and were not even acknowledged after we were seated for 15 minutes. We weren't given water until 10 minutes after that. The appetizers didn't arrive until almost an hour later and did not come together. Our actual meals didn't arrive until after 11pm! We were the last ones there and the steaks were not done to our requests. My husband sent his back twice, but I did not because I just wanted to leave. We could hear the staff cleaning up in the kitchen, which wouldn't have bothered us if we were waited on in a timely manner. For the amount of money we spent, on a cocktail, caviar, appetizers, meals and sides, I can't say that I would be willing to come back. We were told in a whisper how much the butchers choice steak was as if we were unable to afford it. We are quite aware how much a night there would cost, especially since this wasn't our first or second time. Overall, very disappointing experience.

OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All good, service, wine, but lobster was not fresh.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Unfortunately, we showed up during a shift change I suppose. We sat downstairs and I was drawn to the safe. I’m a history nerd so I simply to check out this restaurant from its historical standpoint. The people at the front greeted us properly and took our jackets. The service stopped there. The young lady who was our waitress and took our appetizers never showed up again. The bartender I guess had no idea she was covering the table so we went a good forty five minutes without water/beverages. The seafood Mac and cheese was great. I asked the steak be prepared medium and it was red throughout. Again, not a big deal if someone came back and addressed the table. I would have simply asked for someone to put it on the grill for five more minutes and call it a day. Kinda disappointing considering every steak restaurant you go to of this caliber usually delivers the steak and asks you up front. I don’t know, maybe we caught them on an off night. :(

TB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good beast, well prepared. Nice bar in the basement. Table staff a little precious but fine. Good steak albeit at NY prices

v
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. Our waiter, Jason, was excellent and made great recommendations for my wife's meal He was spot on. I would definitely return with Jason as our waiter.

SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byrd and Baldwin is in a beautifully designed building. It was nice to have the valet right at the door so there was no need to search for parking or walk in the bad weather. The staff was friendly and the service was super. The food was delicious. There was an adequate amount of choices available to pick from on the menu. The waiter also reviewed some daily specials. The portions were ample. I was too full to have dessert but my husband did have a dessert special a lavender/honey cheesecake. I had a small taste and it was scrumptious. We will go back again some time.

l
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and service Ambiance was the best I experienced at a restaurant. We will go back.

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byrd and Baldwin is hands down the finest restaurant in Hampton Roads, no need to add anything to that.

PM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have grown accustomed to exceptional service at Byrd & Baldwin. Unfortunately, we did not experience that this evening. There were abnormally long delays between courses and a sense that we were being ignored. The food was also not up to the high standards of previous visits. The soup was lukewarm and (at least) one of the entrees was overcooked. As we departed, there was no one available to retrieve our checked coats.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food and the atmosphere was perfect!! It’s a whole experience

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet, service, and meal were absolutely amazing! This was truly a 5-star experience. We shared a shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, which was perfectly paired to our wine. For dinner, my date ordered the Duck Two Ways and I had the Veal Chop.

Fantastic ambiance and wait staff service. Would recommend again!

R
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice elegant restaurant and has a wonderful atmosphere! Delicious food and drinks! Would recommend highly for anniversaries or special occasions!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was great! Unfortunately the veal was just a big chunk of fat and the cauliflower gratin was watery. Everything else was delish! First place: cheesecake (plain with whipped cream). Second place: crab bisque. Third place: oysters Rockefeller

JT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From where we were seated to adding a take home dessert to our ticket our experience was excellent!

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior dining experience

j
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing!!!

LD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on a recent trip to Norfolk and was joined by friends as we celebrated the holidays and each other’s company.

We had a wonderful time. The food was among the best I’ve ever had, the service was attentive and also allowed us to breathe.

The mood was warm and inviting throughout the night and you feel like you’re coming home to a cozy environment.

TN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Steak was unbelievably salty to the point of not being able to eat. Asked to box up rather than complain with guests present. Vegetables were cold and no where close to representing such.