Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

4.7
1330 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 1330 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidP
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Absolutely the best meal we had while. Highly recommend!

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Foodie
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A business dinner with wives in a room separated from the main dining area. Two tables populated by younger persons exceeded the soft-talk required in a fine dining establishment, particularly the couple behind us. The food, as usual, was excellently prepared, served hot, and exceptionally tasty. My only disappointment was the lack of blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini. When I confronted our server, he replied, "I didn't know you wanted them." I wanted to reply, "you gave me no choice." Management should require each server to offer the option. And if at an extra expense, the patron at least has the opportunity to accept or decline. No restaurant should keep blue cheese stuffed olives a secret. Regardless, BBB is our preferred restaurant and we will continue our patronage.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The waiter was very stiff and rude. Did not get drink orders for everyone at the table after multiple visits to the table. Tried to take away plates before we were done eating. There were two couples and he put everything on one check without asking.

Steaks were good, but everything else was just ok. Do not order the oysters Rockefeller as the piled salt on them to the point that you could not taste the oysters.

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vipBillTaylor
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liana was outstanding as always. Chef went out of his way to prepare the Salmon the way I like.

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BillB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dinner. Food and service were very good.

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VickieJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st Time there and it was absolutely amazing!!! I am recommending it and will definitely be back again. Our waiter Carlton was phenomenal!!!!

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vipWBranham
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal. Walter S. Is the last of the old school steakhouse waiters. The food was cooked to perfection.

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vipesoccer85
Stuttgart Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. Good service, food and ambiance.

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, wonderful service, great atmosphere.

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MichaelW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great ambience, and our waiter (Clayton) was very personable and had great recommendations!

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GregS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing steakhouse. The steaks were great. The atmosphere and service were top notch.

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JosephK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. Michael and his staff provided impeccable service. The best Chop House in Hampton Roads.

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KristenV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service great. It would have been nice if there was a bar open ahead of the restaurant opening to have a drink at while we waited for our reservation.

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johnc
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak seasoning was nothing special. Sides were smaller than anticipated. Asparagus bland
Service and ambience- perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, will definitely be back

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Patty
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience good food and exquisite service!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food, very enjoyable.

JH
JoelH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this is the best restaurant in Norfolk with service that stands up to the nicest restaurants in any city. In particular, if he’s working, Clayton is the best waiter you could possibly have.

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vipdeannaa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The bartender was very sweet and lovely. The food of course was priced high and Ala cart. However it had a very bland taste to the creamed spinach, rosemary potatoes and steak. A little disappointed due to the price point of everything. We did get creme brûlée that was amazing. Over all it was an experience but not one we would return too because the food was not anything special

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Great for any occasion. Food was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quiet, very formal. Great service and excellent food.

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vipfoodie
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a fine dining experience in Norfolk. Great food and wonderful service with high quality staff and valet parking!!! A good wine list and excellent food. Hooray

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ClintonB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, Clayton made our special occasion truly memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Will not return. Service was slack, she carb was awesome. Ribye was average at best. Not worth the money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my wife’s birthday dinner. The service was excellent. The ambiance was fitting. The food was delightful. If and when we visit Norfolk again, I may visit.

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Howiethomas
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very impressive establishment. Great food, outstanding service, comfortable furnishings. Only one disappointment: their web page says dress code is business casual. Somehow shorts and a t-shirt does not compute to be business casual to this diner's brain.

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PrissiC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance & staff at Byrd & Baldwin was excellent! For real fine dining, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Nothing else to be said…

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Brody
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was somehow even better. I would recommend to anyone who's looking for a high class restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with excellent food and service!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was truly fantastic, but the ambiance unwhelmed and the food was relatively mediocre. The presentation was great, but the overall taste and texture were not there, especially for the price. I had the lobster, and I believe it was over cooked. It was tough to cut and tasted gummy.

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roselyn
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here and we had such an amazing experience! Clayton is the best server I've ever had - he had amazing charisma, was super attentive, gave great advice about food selection/preparation (like recommending my dad order something else because he knew that a particular dish wasn't as great), and immediately went out of his way to amend things if it wasn't to our highest satisfaction. Clayton said they have over $180 million dollars worth of wines so if you're a wine lover, this is the place for you. Also they have the best she-crab soup in Norfolk (beats Freemason Abbey) so I highly recommend you order it! The rest of the restaurant staff also made sure we were well taken care of. If you're looking to try a fancy, upscale place, you'll get your money's worth here!

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RODRICKA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and service. Food was great. My only issue was, my husband and I were set directly under the vents last night and it gave my husband and I headaches.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Byrd and Baldwin. We were celebrating our anniversary and Clayton made sure to make it incredible. 10/10 would recommend and we will be returning( especially for that steak tartare and the wagyu cowboy steak!)

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous…wine, food, service, atmosphere…worth every penny!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great Clayton the waiter was excellent and all the food and drinks were great

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SarahK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! One of the best places around for a proper date night meal.

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ProjectGuy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladi was our server and was exceptional in every aspect! Great food and service made for a great evening.

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is definitely the best place steakhouse in the Hampton Roads area. Hands down a no brainer!

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 1330 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.