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Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers, Richmond, VA

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

4.7
4.7
910 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Speakeasy with Contemporary American Cuisine - Richmond, Virginia.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Speakeasy
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (804) 918-2627
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Full service catering available. Please email our events coordinator for details events@rivercityrestaurants.com. Or visit us on the web https://grandstaffandstein.com/events/request/
  • Private party facilities
    https://grandstaffandstein.com/events/request/
  • Private party contact
    Alex Marr: (804) 918-2627
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Cross street
    S. 21st St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Lively

910 Reviews
  1. Sonny

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table of 9. Service was great. Food was delicious. Meatball appetizers, filet, and chicken Picatta all great! And definitely try the Brussels sprouts. Best in Richmond!

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  2. ElleinRVA

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Smoked salmon appetizer is delicious! Nice variety of menu items and beverages. Fun atmosphere with friendly, attentive service - great place!

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  3. Audrey

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience; great atmosphere, food, and drinks.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Great service!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the idea of a Prohibition speakeasy and needing a password to get in! The food and drinks were top notch. A little disappointed that the staff was not dressed for the era the restaurant portrays

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  6. Ruben

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent speakeasy…great food and drinks. A must!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool speakeasy restaurant! Great food and service!

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  8. BrianW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool place. Prices were little high, but overall a great experience.

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  9. cemamh88

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was outstanding! Food was delicious and well worth the money. Kutos to the mixologist behind the bar and our server!! Our experience was phenomenal!

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  10. Matthew

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for third year in a row to celebrate Valentine's Day. The food and drinks are always great. The ambience is perfect. The service is on point.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience and the idea of the speakeasy. Really neat place. Our server, Beth, was absolutely wonderful! I had the crab cakes and were good. My husband’s ribeye was unfortunately overcooked. The drinks were amazing! I had great Dirty martini at the bar and my husband loved the old fashioned. We will return!

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  12. ErnestoB

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been there like 4 times. We keep coming back. It’s a Nice place, with a friendly staff, very good and tasty food, low lights atmosphere, good service and good prices. We will back again!

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  13. MoBe

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ribeye was deliciously flavorful and cooked to perfection. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance was perfect for our date night. This place has become a favorite and we look forward to dining here again soon.

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  14. EdS1510

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun experience. Make sure get the password. Good food for price. Great bar. Quiet enough to talk even when busy. Did not feel rushed at all. Will go again

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was great food was delicious best place

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They food was acceptable but we will be back for the cocktails. Great server and great experimental cocktails are the key to this establishment. The food was not bad, but it just wasn’t the focus of the evening. Loved the speakeasy vibe. Will hit up the bar again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There ambiance was pretty cool. The food was okay. Definitely not worth the price. The service was awful. Our beverages were mostly ice. We went with a party of 8 and 3 of us were celebrating birthdays. They didn’t make any feel special. We will not be going back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I will first start with, me and my wife love this spot, we have been coming for years. We made a reservation with a close friend and were very excited to show him this gem. We were sat in a booth that had very uncomfortable booth seating, springs were broken and seat was sunken in. I am shocked no one has sat here and felt this. Unreal honestly. (the first booth when you enter the restaurant ). We immediately asked to be moved due to being very uncomfortable and were told there was no where else to move to. (Two booths were not used the entire time we were there) The food was great but knowing that there was an empty table next to us whole time we ate dinner was upsetting. My wife and I would have loved sit in a comfortable chair for our dinner date.

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  19. AnthonyR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, with good food and drinks. Need more music from that era

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  20. CandayceM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience was phenomenal! The theme, food, atmosphere and service were impeccable! Will definitely return and recommend to others as well!

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  21. Shar

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe the food needed more seasoning. Overall, it was a great experience and a great spot for date.

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  22. AmberN

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for the first time on my 21st birthday and it was amazing. The cocktails were exceptional and my filet mignon was to die for. Our server Conner made it a special night and was very knowledgeable about the many liquor choices (he had very good recommendations). 10/10 would come back and recommend for any special occasion or date night

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, but it was almost impossible to get our waitresses attention. And every time she came up to ask us if we needed something, my fiancé would say what she needed, and our server would run away before I could say what I needed. This went on the entire night. 

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  24. JadeS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Got apps and soup and it was delicious with a few drinks. Xavier made the experience even better with his funny and helpful service.

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  25. RVA04

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun concept and atmosphere! Everything was delicious - appetizers, entrees, dessert and the creative drinks. Service was great and I loved that they dress in 20’s attire to keep with the theme. We’ll definitely be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was fantastic and the food and drinks were great. I really loved the ambiance and speakeasy feel. Definitely would go back

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and vibes were amazing!!! Got the crabcakes and they were burnt - food was decent. Drinks were also amazing!

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  28. ScottJ

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, food and drinks were very good and service was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Great food. Great service. Definitely will make a trip back!

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  30. jeffreyHess

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok ..nice people.. limited menu. Uncomfortable chairs. Food ok

    1 person found this helpful

  31. SameerA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First impression as we entered can be described as an Irish pub. The server later explained that it’s based on prohibition era setting to serve Alcohol. The cocktails were fantastic, specially the Shiv!! Appetizers and food were consistently great tasting and we loved the desert as well. We will continue going back there

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  32. ElizabethW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with fabulous Mixologists! It's becoming a favorite of mine. I love that it has a bit of a British Pub feel to it.

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  33. BrittanyS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an awesome experience. It’s perfect for date nights

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  34. WalterA

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers perfectly captures the essence of a Prohibition-era Speakeasy. The ambiance immerses you in the 1920s, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The food is not only delicious but also complements the theme seamlessly. The extensive drink menu adds authenticity, offering a variety of well-crafted concoctions. It's a delightful experience for those seeking a taste of the past with great cuisine and a plentiful drink selection.

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  35. HansH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails are amazing. Ambiance is great. Staff and even the occasional customer are dressed up. The filet mignon was amazing. Scallops not as much, small serving. Staff was great. Great experience.

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  36. JacobS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredibly slow. The second round of drinks took about 30 minutes to arrive to the table and it took over 30 minutes to close out once finished. Still a great vibe, great drinks and good food. The server claimed they weren't prepared for the busy night but most tables in there had reservations so they should have known especially during a holiday week. Maybe just a bad night but I'd prepare for a long dinner if I go back to eat.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is an RVA hidden gem! From the moment we walked in, it had the old school speakeasy feel. The service, atmosphere, food and drinks were AMAZING! I can’t wait to come back.

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  38. NatalieH

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I go to Richmond, I'll go here! We loved the ambiance, the drink selection, and the menu. Our waitress was pleasant and helpful. We came in just ahead of a rush, and I think the kitchen and staff were trying really hard to keep up. The food we got wasn't quite hot, but it was still nicely flavored, which is the only reason I'm not giving a perfect score. Really enjoyed the scallops and smoked old fashion.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun dining experience and even better drinks.

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  40. SheridaK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is awesome! The services was impeccable! I ended up getting a bunch of appetizers and they were delicious. The ambiance is wonderful for a date night. I will definitely go back. I see it becoming one of my favorites!

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FAQs

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers is rated 4.7 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

2113 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. 21st St.
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Speakeasy
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 918-2627
  • Catering
    Full service catering available. Please email our events coordinator for details events@rivercityrestaurants.com. Or visit us on the web https://grandstaffandstein.com/events/request/
  • Private party facilities
    https://grandstaffandstein.com/events/request/
  • Private party contact
    Alex Marr: (804) 918-2627
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