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About Byrd and Baldwin Bros. 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.

116 Brooke Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-8:30p (Dinner)
Monday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-9:30p (Dinner)
Tuesday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-9:30p (Dinner)
Wednesday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-9:30p (Dinner)
Thursday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-9:30p (Dinner)
Friday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-10:30p (Dinner)
Saturday: 4p (Lounge), 5p-10:30p (Dinner)

Cross Street:
Granby Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 222-9191

Website:
http://www.byrdbaldwin.com/

Parking Details:
Our professional Valet team will be happy to take care of your parking needs while you experience a meal-to-remember!

Executive Chef:
Carlton Spurlock

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for a Date (27)
Notable Wine List (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Quality, selection and food taste was exceptional. Our waiter/server (John) was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

I want to like this restaurant because I know that there must be something outstanding about it, based on other reviews, but my our experience was not so good.

Nobody came to out table for over 10 minutes after we were seated. The waiter, Alex, was awesome by the way. We don't fault him for not coming by sooner. But I did have to ask for service.

Beef tartar was outstanding, but that was the only notable dish. We ordered 3 courses and were not impressed.

It was our wedding anniversary night and neither the food nor the restaurant made it special or worth the almost $200 that I spent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several times for birthdays and anniversaries. Always top notch from the food to the service and the ambience. One of my favorite steak houses. It was my best friends birthday and her first time there. She loved it. Thank you Byrd and Baldwin for a wonderful evening

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a pleasure. I can’t think there is another establishment in Norfolk that provides this level of quality service. We usually dine here three or four times a year, whenever we make the ninety minute drive to Chrysler Hall for a performance. Definitely one of the very best Hampton Roads has to offer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went for my husband's birthday this week. Delicious appetizers, strong but delicious Moscow Mule, both of our steaks were cooked to perfection, and the Brie mac & cheese was AMAZING!! creme brûlée to finish out the meal was delicious!! I highly recommend for a special occasion (although everyone else was there for either a regular weeknight meal or dinner with colleagues) so it works any day of the week!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Byrd and Baldwin is one of my favorite restaurants. It's definitely the best in Norfolk.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Attended with another couple for a get together. Great food and even better service. This is on the upper end of the cost, but well worth it for any special occasion or when looking for a first class restaurant. Do not be put off by the title of "Steakhouse." While there are many excellent beef dishes, there are also plenty of other offerings including vegetarian. Clearly one of the top five restaurants in Norfolk!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding service! Food was phenomenal. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Likely the best steak we have ever had. Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Hope to return if we are ever in Norfolk again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was even better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointed. Byrd and Baldwin Brothers has been my go-to place in Norfolk for excellent steak. Saturday evening, I had the 8-ounce filet. It was surprisingly tough. All else was fine, but the steak let me down big time.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Elegant old style service - so often missing in high end restaurants. The decor is classic and dark. The wait staff are well trained, from the hot towels through to the crumb cleaner, it’s a pleasant relief in dining experiences to be treated well while dining.
The steaks are fantastic!
Drinks could be colder and were a little lackluster. Wine service was exceptional. Service was a bit rushed - could delay between courses a bit for digestion and conversation.
The sides were very salty. We had garlic spinach and steamed broccoli. Lemon hollandaise was exquisite- creamy, bright, warm. Mmmm
A definite repeat for us. Valet parking makes it easy. But the six dollar fee seems pedantic to park when you’re dropping $500+ on a dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The best steakhouse in Hampton Roads period.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

You walk into this beautiful building and immediately greeted warmly by the hostess. She took us to our table and was very friendly. Ladi our server was menu knowledgeable and on the spot every step of the way. The food was amazing, the steaks were prepared to perfection. The presentation of the food was outstanding. The sides were definitely large enough for 2 or more. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was extraordinary, one of the best waiters I've ever had. Food and pricing left a lot to be desired...

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for a date. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly to order. Service was outstanding and staff very accommodating to my special requests. One of the most amazing dining experiences my wife and I have ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This place is amazing!!! If your looking for an Amazing amazing steak, seafood, and 5 star service this is the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service is unparalleled!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was very disappointed. Bar downstairs was far better in service than the restaurant. Our waiter was not attentive, service slow, and food not anything notable. My filet mignon was ordered rare since pittsburgh blue was not recommended since chef could "over-cook with the char". Well, my rare steak was not rare so apparently the chef cannot cook a steak . Will NOT be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good food and helpful, cheerful service. My one dislike was the dim lighting, which could be bumped up a few notches without in the least ruining the vibe.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was quite the dining experience. Everything from the food to the service to the atmosphere was outstanding. Our waitor was patient with us and answered all of our questions about the dishes. The dining area was dimly lit to set a peaceful and romantic mood and the music playing in the background was just the right style to match. This is the perfect place for a very special night out. The bill was expensive, but for a one-time thing, the experience was more than worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Byrd and Baldwin never disappoints. As usual, the steak selection is phenomenal - had the on-the-bone filet special which was phenomenal and cooked perfectly. The corn was as wonderful as ever! Thanks for the great wine paring!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We felt that our dinners were the best we have ever had. The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was perfect, and we cannot wait to eat there again! Everyone on the staff was very helpful and friendly. The servings were generous, and the cocktails were excellent. The desert they gave us because we were celebrating a birthday was very tasty, but we ordered another desert as well (we both have sweet teeth). We had two spectacular desserts!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Mac and cheese is fabulous.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

And exquisite dining experience to celebrate a special occasion or just to look it up once in a while!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing!! Everything came out perfect and cooked to order with no issues!! Our server Alex was phenomenal!! His knowledge of the menu his recommendation of which wine to chose and our desert was spot on!! My wife and I often eat at fine dining restaurants around the Hampton Roads area and this is definitely a top choice for the food service and ambiance!! This was our first trip but definitely will not be our last!! Thank you for making our 4th Anniversary great for us!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The restaurant and staff were outstanding as always. It has quickly become our favorite restaurant in Hampton Roads.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best thing about this restaurant is the outstanding service. And then of course the food is beyond compare. This place will never disappoint you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great steaks and seafood. Perfect dinner and excellent service. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Enjoyed our meal at B&B. Food was a bit below their average quality. Steaks did not have as much flavor as they normally do. Lobster corns salad was delish as always. Overall a pleasant evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fairly disappointing for a 33rd anniversary dinner and the overall cost. We were seated at the top of the entrance stairs where I got to meet everyone's stare as they walked up the stairs. The table also provided a disappointing view out of their front window where I could look directly into the alley across the street and watch the kitchen staff of another restaurant come into the alley to smoke, spit and hang out with their friends. Service started off fairly good although the waiter was a bit too quiet and difficult to hear. Once he was assigned a larger party the service tanked. From the time we finished our dinners until we were asked about dessert was about 10-12 minutes. It was another 20-25 minutes before we received the dessert. We didn't see our waiter again until we had paid our bill and he had sensed our displeasure and tried to compensate for the poor service. All in all...a fairly poor experience for what equated to a $230 dinner. Won't be back...

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This place is great. The interior is very fancy, as are the waiters in their suits. The food came out in a timely manner and was cooked just as we asked.
We ordered the tomahawk ribeye, corn, and mashed potatoes. The steak was perfectly medium-rare, the corn was just buttery enough and the potatoes were smooth with the right amount of garlic in them.
This place is by no means cheap, but they do have a 2 course dinner for $40. You could both get a dinner and split the 1st course and dessert for a 3 course meal. Or you could just share the $40 dinner since you get a whole 12oz steak anyway. We got the 30 oz tomahawk since we were feeling rich. Having said that, we did end up taking half of it home for breakfast, which between the two of us was 4 servings total.
I will definitely return for another special night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday and when we arrived there was a signed Happy Birthday paper on the table (signed by all the staff). They also gave us a free desert. The wine list was extensive and fantastic. At one point, the chefs had made a bacon onion jam on a cracker. It was incredible and given to all the people in the restaurant. Many people were there on dates and a few on business. It is a very romantic place with exquisite dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had an excellent waiter and the food was superb. Will be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

My husband made a reservation for my birthday. It was great. I really enjoyed everything. We will certainly dine here in the future. My favorite was the Spinach Salad and the Airline Chicken Breast. It was delicious and my husband's steak was phenomenal. 5 stars!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Classy and upscale, delicious food and wonderful wait staff.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was amazing. The crab cake was delicious and I have spent quite some time in Maryland. Food came out as ordered and in a timely manner. Had a great time!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The drinks started us off in a good mood, and our waiter was actually quite personable. The appetizer shrimp cocktail was divine. I had a ribeye and my wife had filet mignon with crab/asparagus/bernaise. Both steaks were cooked perfectly and seasoned quite well. I wish I'd left room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It was a very quiet and relaxing atomosphere , which is difficult to find in most restaurants.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Never disappoints. We are regulars and find B&B to be the right place for a special dinner. This evening the four of us went with the specials, three were outstanding while one, the veal chop, was to fatty but still tasty. Really nothing to complain about just not up to the usual standards. Other steaks were cooked to perfection and cut with a fork. Lobster was perfectly cooked and taken off the shell at the table. Jason our server was excellent, attentive but not overpowering. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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