Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

4.8
1395 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 1395 people are saying
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SecretFatKid13
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was fantastic. I enjoyed the ambiance and the service was perfect. Great overall.

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CHRIS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was perfect !!! We will certainly visit again and invite friends. VALET PARKING WAS ONE OF THE BIG REASONS WE CHOSE YOUR RESTURANT !!! We hate parking downtown.

The only down side was we were ask in one of your earlier emails if we were celebrating anything. I indicated that it was our engagement celebration. I just proposed!!! Because you asked the question in an earlier email I assumed you were planning to prepare a special desert or something. Why else would you ask that.?

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JoelH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Norfolk. Without exception, time after time, they deliver a perfect meal and unparalleled service.

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Hoeflerbt
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience in every respect! Service was attentive and prompt but not rushed. Food was expertly prepared and presented. Fine dining at it's best!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very attentive and understood we had a time commitment food come out perfect and meal was the best I’ve ever had there

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JamesW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 of the best steak houses I've been to. The steak was remarkable you could cut it with a fork, and extremely flavorful.

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ShaunD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite restaurant, beautiful atmosphere. I highly recommend going.

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vipDale
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Service was very friendly and efficient. Would have been a 10 except that our steaks were served cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Michael was wonderful. Attentive, engaging, polite, informative. He surprised us by giving a tour of the restaurant (which is beautiful and historic). We especially enjoyed seeing the private wine cellar rooms.

My filet was excellent, well prepared and flavorful. Spinach salad was delicious but a bit overdressed. Rosemary potatoes were so so. Would have preferred more flavor and a bit crisp. Wine was perfect.

What beautiful ambiance and I love the multiple dining areas and cozy bar. Special place that reminds me of NYC fine steak houses.

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Franklin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy our dinner! I will continue to return here. Highly recommend.

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MauriceN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be coming back. Awesome experience

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JoyceP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just wonderful, and thanks so much for the tour of the wine cellar!

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Ronne
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak is fanominal. We did not need to add any steak sauce or toppings with it although we had ordered it. The portion side was good. Desert was delicious. Our waiter was so nice. He kept a smile on his face & was very informed on the menu items. We are going back

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful culinary experience from the atmosphere and service to the amazing food! Ask for Clayton for wonderful service and recommendations!

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MelissaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. The bartender was fantastic and very friendly. Our meal was delicious and it made for a great night out to celebrate my husband's birthday. We'll be back.

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Tidewater
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. The service was superb. Unfortunately my seating was near the kitchen (prep) area, so the noise was understandable, but a quite annoying.

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HowardN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a great meal in a great atmosphere Byrd & Baldwin is the place to dine!

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KelsieW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was WONDERFUL! Steak was melt in your mouth and the she crab soup was hearty with huge pieces of crab meat. My husband is picky about she crab soup and he said it was the best he ever had.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, slow dining. This place is a bit pricey, but you are paying for quality food, drinks and service. My husband was celebrating his birthday and he received a card with everyone's signatures. It was a memorable experience and we look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food was great and our waiter was AWESOME! Will definitely go back here for any other special occasion!

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AaronE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aaron provided great service. The filet was outstanding, the 4 cheese mac n cheese was fantastic. The asparagus was pretty bland and could have used some seasoning. Other than that, it was a wonderful meal.

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Suthuncat
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal, top to bottom. The restaurant decor is gorgeous - low-light, but not dark - cozy, beautifully-decorated, excellent seating (very comfortable). Staff was attentive but not smothering. Food was O U T S T A N D I N G and worth every single penny. Is this a cheap place to eat? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely!!!!!! Go - you will not regret it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great & attentive. The food was delicious, especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was having dinner with Family and thought they might enjoy the restaurant as me and my wife did. They loved it…

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While pricey the food was delicious and the service made for an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared a crab mac and cheese as an appetizer, was very tasty. My wife had the crab cake and enjoyed that it had barely any filler and was very meaty. I had the ribeye which was excellent. The mashed garlic potatoes complimented the steak well. We both were full and pleased with our waiter

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Trini
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upmarket, excellent service, not if you are on a budget. Great experience!

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vipDavidS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2nd time visiting restaurant. Very slow service- 2 hrs 45 min for just 2 of us. Wedge salad was very good, as was the warm baby spinach salad. Had Black Diamond Ribeye and it was just average— had much better steaks at Aldos for half the price. Waiter would disappear for long periods of time. Overall food way over priced for the quality.

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ProfessionalEater
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was cooked perfectly. Very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great for special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our 11 year anniversary. The setting was perfect, food was great and our waiter’s were the best. This place was a very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, cocktails and location/ambiance are impeccable. The food was good, but overcooked (the duck was way overdone and we asked for the chef’s recommendation, as was the asparagus) and not what I would expect from what I assume is considered to be getting pitched as a higher end steakhouse for our region. I’d be willing to go back and give it another go, but I’d be hesitant to pick it over other options if I’m going for an exceptional meal, not the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton was an a awesome server in the Norfolk VA location. The foods were all super high quality and flavors were all on point. The waiters were really nice and attentive. Being from NY and an experienced steak eater at the most famous steakhouses NY offers, this was definitely one of my top choices. Will definitely come again and highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with my cousin and a friend. The restaurant is clean and has friendly staff. The food is amazing.

The only negative take away for us was that considering we were celebrating a special occasion, we thought a complimentary dessert would have been nice.

Otherwise, when I’m in the area, I’ll definitely be back!

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ArnellP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Definitely will return….

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good first time experience there
Very dark and was a lil stuffy until AC came on
It was my birthday so overall it was appropriate for occasion and the steak was delicious

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TroiA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Tables not too close. Excellent service

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BrianS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience … some of the best service I’ve ever experienced. Food was all incredible

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too cold inside, and very noisy. I ordered duck, which was not prepared as the menu had described. Menu says Duck Two Ways - crispy breast, confit leg. It came out prepared as a crispy leg with confit breast. The leg was good , but the breast was literally inedible - chewed forever, even after removing the skin. Could not eat it; chef must not have tasted the item prepared this way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.. what a treat. Best Manhattens ever! Great service! Great food!

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 4.8 stars by 1395 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.