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Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers, Richmond, VA

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 & Private Lot (behind Whisk)

  • 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

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What 745 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Lively

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Hi We went for burlesque brunch- which was actually a lot of fun. We laughed and danced with the music and cheered the ladies on! The only thing that was not good was the food. The sausage gravy had so much pepper and there was no sausage in it. The meatball sub was cooked on the outside but more raw in the middle - one of the girls actually was sick afterwards. I have always liked Grandstaff and Stein. Cool dark atmosphere and great cocktails. I think I will leave it at a dinner/ Happy Hour place.
  2. Q

    Qiana

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I truly like the fast reliable services. Xavier was amazing
  3. G

    Gr8organza

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was a fun and exciting experience. Staff was very friendly. The food came hot which was great and the food is full of flavor. The ambience is very chic and mellow. The group sitting next to us were extremely loud and the waiter never asked us nor offered us a drink but other than that, I’d say this is definitely an experience worth having.
  4. JP

    JouleP

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails
  5. SP

    ShawntayP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were phenomenal 😋.... the entire experience was quite a treat!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The vibe was cool. The food and drinks were great. The server seemed annoyed at being there and was in a rush. We aren’t slow by all means and every time the server came to the table and asked if we needed anything and we took a second to breath it was too long for her. Other than it was a good time for all of us. Apps were delicious, my tuna entree was on point, drinks were strong and well made.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was outstanding. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious drinks. We will definitely be back
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was okay but service was awful. We could never find our waitress and had empty water and drink glasses all night. We were there for 3 hours and were only able to order one drink the entire time. We won’t be back.
  9. NM

    NikiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! From the ambiance to the drinks, food and service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a party of 8 and it was our first visit. Sone food was really good, and others just okay. We loved the vibe and everyone was nice. We will visit again.
  11. RS

    RavenS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was so fun! The food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff was also in theme of the roaring 20's. Definitely brought a lively night life of a booming restaurant but not overbearingly so where you cannot converse with your dinner mates. I do recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place every time I go. Great food. Great service and great atmosphere
  13. TW

    TraceyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always above expectations! Enjoy the Shrimp Pesto and the Blue Note Mule.
  14. H

    Henay

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This place is always fun for a night out! Great atmosphere and food/drink.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Promptly seated and water brought to the table. However no menus brought for about 15 minutes. Menu accessed through Open Table and on the restaurant‘s Facebook page were both different and not the same as the one given to us at the restaurant. While the food was good, it was cold so not sure if that was a cook or waiter issue.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great and they asked for the secret code. They had a mishap with the fire system and the alarm lights were strobing. I didn’t want a migraine so we moved to a different seat and finally they were reset and turned off. Yeah! The staff was very accommodating and checked on us frequently. The Friday Night whiskey flight was a nice mixture of smooth and mellow brown liquors. The meatball appetizer was excellent. Our entrees, the perfectly cooked ribeye and the shrimp and sausage pasta came out popping hot. I loved having the grits with my steak, it was delicious. The pasta was loaded with ingredients and sauce, my husband said it was excellent. We will visit this restaurant again.
  17. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    There was a fire alarm going off the entire time we were having dinner, with the flashing strobe light and everything. It was very distracting and gave my fiancé a headache. The food was good if not a little over priced, and the service was sort of slow.
  18. D

    Dujourforsure

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Truly enjoyable evening! The food was perfectly prepared and the cocktails to die for. Great value, great ambiance, all around a wonderful place. We will be back.
  19. F

    Flee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Perfect, exceptional, my date loved it Definitely will be going again
  20. RV

    RVASL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried it out and actually booked our next reservation there before we finished our meal.
  21. EA

    EricaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Food was delicious and the service was exemplary!
  22. SF

    SarahF

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has THE COOLEST vibe - if you’re seeking a dining experience that actually stands out from the rest, do not hesitate! Book a reservation and go!! The food was great, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting, I just cannot say enough about how cool the experience was, I’m definitely visiting again soon!
  23. E

    Emily

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Great cocktails. Highly recommend
  24. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak dinner was cooked perfect. First time there, Everything was excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We walked inside and gave the password. Then the entrance opened to reveal a beautiful bar area. We had great food and drinks. The Korean BBQ duck drumettes are delicious with crispy bite through skin! Very surprising! They must have a championship barbecuer working in the kitchen! Definitely worth the time to walk several blocks away!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere service was amazing and the food was great.
  27. JB

    JeffB

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for cocktails and snacks
  28. AR

    AmandaR

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance, spectacular drinks. It was a perfect end of the week date night spot!
  29. BG

    BeeGee

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great drinks… discount at Happy Hours The appetizers too
  30. IR

    IvetteR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the evening. They did run out of meatballs but the tuna was delicious! Very nice and dark place for date night
  31. KJ

    KrysandraJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Hosted my friends 40th birthday here! Amazing experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun idea for a restaurant. Not sure it played out quite as much once inside, but the wait staff was in costume which was fun. Food was a tad slow but oh, so delicious!
  33. AS

    AngelinaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Grandstaff and stein a few times with friends and we always have a great time. I took my family yesterday to celebrate my daughters birthday and they enjoyed every minute we were there. The waitress was awesome, love her pink hair, she was very attentive and accommodating. The food was soooo good! We all look forward to going back soon.
  34. JS

    JonathanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, extensive drink menu, friendly staff, amazing ambiance. Highly recommended.
  35. L

    Leigh

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never dined at Grandstaff & Stein. We were so happy to have had such a wonderful experience! Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We ordered a variety of specialty drinks, appetizers, soups, and entrees between the three of us and all of us thoroughly enjoyed everything. My husband commented that it was the best ribeye he has ever had. The crab cakes with risotto was delicious and you have to try the popcorn with salted tequila lime butter! We would highly recommend this establishment and will be dining there again soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies weekend away.
  37. D

    Devon

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful evening. This gave the full speakeasy feeling from the minute you walked through the bookcase...I mean door. The staff are attentive and accomodating and the drinks are amazing. We had the Ribeye and Pork Belly for main and highly recommend! Drinks we had the Brown Derby and American 45 ( a little too l emony for my taste). Can't wait to come back.
  38. CL

    CherylL

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. So cool! Food was delicious. Great pic for a different restaurant vibe.
  39. TD

    TomD

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was really fun and a flash back in time. Well done. Our waitress was outstanding and so cheerful and fun. Love it that they dress up to the period of history. Really amazing craft cocktails and the food was very good. Prices were good as well. Plan to go back again!
  40. T

    Taylor

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second visit and I was just as pleased with the choice. This Speakeasy is now my go-to choice for special occasions. It impresses in ambiance, the food is remarkable, the drinks are strong, and it's just a really cool place to go. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the silverware -- I know, no biggie; but silverware should not be overlooked as a part of the defining characteristics of a really nice restaurant experience. Excellent evening!

FAQs

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers is rated 4.7 stars by 745 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 21 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Private Lot (behind Whisk)

  • 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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