Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

4.6
713 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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)
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(757) 222-9191
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Carlton Spurlock
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Granby Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Our professional Valet team will be happy to take care of your parking needs while you experience a meal-to-remember!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 713 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 6 days ago

By far hands down EXCELLENT!!! Staff was more then friendly and accommodating/ knowledgeable and the Chef.....Outstanding

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 7 days ago

It was pretty decent. The food definitely could’ve been a little better, but overall loved the atmosphere

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went for our anniversary and we had the best dinner. Everything was delicious and it was absolutely wonderful service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service, food, cocktails, and wine recommendations. Worth every penny spent. Only thing to note was that more than one person arrived to the dining room wearing flip flips- one gentleman even in shorts and flip flops- when the website states "Business casual dress is recommended and required for events in the dining room." That said, it certainly did not affect my experience there and will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was a wonderful experience.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The Service was amazing, I would recommend using the valet service because parking in Downtown Norfolk is horrible....Once our food arrived it was amazing , couldn't even finish it all. A little on the expensive side but overall everything was Amazing...

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

A truly exceptional experience from drinks down at the bar through dessert. Staff was very friendly and created a welcome atmosphere that made us feel right at home. We celebrated our Anniversary there and they even included a card signed by the staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I have wanted to dine at Byrd and Baldwin for some time, so my expectations were very high. The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing. Byrd and Baldwin far exceeded my before diner expectations.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Extremely happy with everything from the perfectly cooked stack to the amazing service and atmosphere. Defiantly worth the money, even though it was a bit pricey. All together extremely satisfied and would go back again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The waiter was exceptional, made me feel like he really cared about our experience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Reservation was for 9:30pm
We were sat at downstairs.
Upstairs was preferred.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Place was amazing. Totally worth the prices. Everything was cooked to perfection and everyone was super nice and attentive to our needs. They called a few days before our reservation to see if it was a special occasion (it was) and did some really special things for us and our first anniversary. I couldn't ask for a better place to take my wife for our anniversary.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The steaks are really good. Two other dishes the tuna and the lamb rack are not as good as expected, because the presentations are not too professional. The huge potato pile undermines the focus that is supposedly put on the lamb, same things happened to the grilled tuna is little plain and dry, and the sides came with it dominated the plate. The steaks are nice still.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I'd long heard about Byrd & Baldwin, but never taken the time to make a reservation. It was a wonderful experience. Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere. A true gem in downtown Norfolk.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Modeled after the old time steak houses. A truly great restaurant, superb food, perfect service and a nice atmosphere. It's not a quick or inexpensive restaurant, but IDEAL for special occasions, particularly if you like meat! You get what you pay for. We have visited as a couple and also as a group. We've never been disappointed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

On vacation with my wife

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Impeccable service, excellent food. Save yourself from driving to similar establishments in VB and enjoy this gem of Norfolk. Look forward to going back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

One of the best Fine dining places in Hampton Roads Area. Well worth the money. Make sure you get the tour tour of the Wine Cellar!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food spectacular. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Amazing restaurant.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Mixed review. The service was excellent. Ambience was nice. The food varied. We had the she crab soup which was very good, and the French onion soup which was terrible. It was watered down and tasteless. We then had a ribeye special which was ok. The meat was good quality but the flavor was bland. The potatoes/carrots it came with were good. Overall though not worth the price. We also had the tuna and that was delicious. For dessert we had the chocolate sin cake and the sorbets, both were very good. The coffee was soso.
We had a good time overall.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great time, food and service were really great! I only had one big complaint but it’s important. In the menu they listed an add on 6 or 8 oz Lobster tail. Sounds good, but listed as market price.

Issue for me was $48 bill for an 8oz tail????? That’s ridiculous!

My review would be much better if I didn’t get taken by the Lobster tail price.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Not up to its usual wonderful service and every course being outstanding. While both my dry aged rib eye and my wife’s buffalo steak were cooked to perfection and were delicious, my escargot were over cooked and the onion soup was average. Service was slower than usual and may have been the result of several large parties our server had in addition to us. I would recommend Byrd and Baldwin and will return but on this visit I’d give it a “B” rather than its usual “A+”.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

They truly made my special occasion, special. From the time we walked in, until we walked out, everyone was attentive and congratulated me!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed Mother's Day dinner! Spectacular food, the baked potato soup was the BEST I have ever had. My husband enjoyed the big T-bone and our son loved the lamp chops. Service was just enough without being overbearing. Would definitely go back again - it's a true special treat!!
Thanks for making my Mother's Day wonderful!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The ambience and staff were absolutely perfect. The steaks were done perfectly to temperature on the inside but were not char-broiled, they were gray on the outside.
Dessert was delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was very good and the service was exceptional, very friendly yet professional. The valet service is a very nice touch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Byrd and Baldwin is a great venue for a special occasion such as an anniversary. The service was impeccable at all times but never intrusive. Our drinks and appetizers arrived quickly. The presentation was beautiful, with each plate being almost a work of art. All selections were delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The steaks were cooked to perfection. We went on the recommendation of a friend. This restaurant was on point with everything. This is a fine dining experience, and prepare to pay ala carte prices, but I promise you won't be disappointed.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

food was good but not better than ruth chris. lacked the seasoning. everything was perfect!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We live a couple hours away but when we are with in 30 min drive we make sure to have dinner here. The lump crab appetizer NEVER fails to please. The portions are substantial though the tomahawk steak was smaller than I have had at other restaurants The food is delicious and we will return

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Outstanding. Our waiter, Emmanuel was awesome. Great food and great atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Outstanding fare, wonderful service....beautiful dining room! Well done!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great experience!!! Will definitely be on the list for next occasion.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Just about everything was great except my brother had the salmon & the waiter said it was sushi grade so he had it basically raw. It tasted great however made him very sick. I don't think it was sushi grade! The steaks, mashed potatoes & appetizers we're delicious. We would return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Filet was excellent as well as the crab cake Appetizer.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Lobster Mac and Blue Cheese was incredible!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This place was amazing. My husband and I went to Byrd and Baldwin Bros Steakhouse for our wedding anniversary and everything was perfect. From the kindness and knowledge of our waiter, to appetizers, entrees, all the way to dessert.. This was a 10/10! It is a little pricey.. but the food quality makes up for it definitely! I reccomend this place for special occasions!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our second time at Byrd and Baldwin excellent place and excellent food. Noise level was no fault of the restaurant.

Parents: do not bring an infant to a restaurant where people are having a meal like this! Or at the very least take them out of the dining area until they are calm.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent customer service, as well as service while dining. Knowledgeable waiter, and very accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will return.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Visited the restaurant to celebrate 6 months of marriage. Everything was wonderful. The only reason why I give 4 stars is because the steak could have been better seasoned. It was a bit bland. Everything else was delicious. Including the elderflower cocktail. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special event.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
18