Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

4.7
382 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Speakeasy with Contemporary American Cuisine - Richmond, Virginia.
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4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere and food. Would definitely return.

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TimothyH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Best steak ever! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Valentine’s Day as a family. Great food and drinks. Fun 1920s speakeasy ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! From making reservation to closing out our ticket! Drinks and food amazing! Staff amazing! Everything was brought out to us quickly. No waiting. The place is so beautiful and romantic! Loved the music too!

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DarrellL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Grandstaff & Stein does a wonderful job creating the feeling of an old speakeasy. Their cocktail menu is very impressive and all of the options we ordered were very good. The food is good and the chef does a masterful job of cooking without over use of salt. That said, while everything was well cooked, my guest and I both felt that the seasoning was a bit lacking. The lack of salt and pepper on the table made seasoning the food to our liking impossible. Overall, good dinner, great drinks, and a cool and unusual atmosphere.

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MarcosH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife here for Valentine's day. Food, drinks, and atmosphere were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and exceptional food. From the ambiance to the menu variety, the experience was great. The chef is a magician! I dislike grits, but I figured I would give the Osso Bucco a try because I like veal. I got done eating my meal so quickly that I am still not sure what happened. Yes, the grits were delicious. The cocktails are delicious as well. This place is legit!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. My second visit and his first. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks nice vibe definitely will revisit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was simple and easily done on opentable. Drinks were good. Food was delicious. Ambiance was quiet, cute and they played 1920s music. Overall great experience.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and the service were amazing. The booths had high backs so you didn’t feel like you were listening tot her able in back of you. Looking forward to our next meal there.

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KirstenW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for drinks and appetizers after reading a review online. The venue was super cute was awesome theming! Definitely check online because they have different specials every day of the week. Thirsty thursday was a good choice!

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vipBailey
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. We were a party of four. We all had different dishes. It was a great dinner for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiersten was fabulous- made great drink suggestions and made me look like a hero with my gf. Awesome experience and will be back!!

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ppford
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I was so excited about spending New Years Eve at Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers! I had been wanting to eat there for quite some time and I was finally going. I can't express the disappointment I felt when we were taken to our table! It was the first barrel table with teeny little bar stools located as you entered the bar area. I asked for another table, but was told they were all reserved. Well we had reservations too! My husband can't sit without back support so they brought him a chair. The chair made him sit below the table and no way could he have eaten, sitting this low. We were all very discusted they way our issue was handled. Never saw a manager and the hostess never came back to see if this was acceptable. That being said, we had an excellent waitress and the food was ok. Not sure if we will return. It really is a shame because the concept is so much fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, drinks and atmosphere were AMAZING! GREAT way to end 2020!

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MannaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, witnessed them taking employees’ temperatures when they arrived for work & following many other COVID safety measures.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - GREAT food , awesome staff, super cool ambiance and decor. One of a kind experience all around. Highly recommend

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SamH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect. Drinks were great as was the food. Perfect place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, didn’t realize it was a speakeasy until we got there and they asked for the password, a funny, or interesting story! Nevertheless, we made the cut and had a wonderful night. I had the Gnocchi and the wife had the Pot Pie both were phenomenal. Bartenders were fantastic, I tried a couple of the old fashion’s and another drink was made for my wife whom enjoys the sweeter tasting liberations. Everything was wonderful, would definitely come back!

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vipPatriciaD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my second time at this restaurant and was not disappointed. The food was delicious, the drinks were inventive and our server, Ethan was was wonderful. It was sad to see how few people came to eat on a warm Saturday evening. I'm hoping Grandstaff makes it through the pandemic!

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HeatherL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool experience will definitely revisit!!!

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Taih
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy bar, with warm lighting. Very cool entrance. Will definitely be returning!

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BaileyJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious! I couldn’t have and alcoholic drinks so I asked for a mocktail and it was soooo good! One of my favorite restaurants!

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G&S is a must visit, its a stepping back to the 1920s, - a vibe they've nailed for sure. The staff is friendly and attentive. The cocktails are unique and epitomize a speakeasy. Can't wait to go back!

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vipPatriciaD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in a hole in the wall. I first heard of Grandstaff on open table and decided to give the restaurant a try. I LOVE this place. The food was excellent, our server, Ethan was attentive and professional and the atmosphere (although dark) was comfortable. So happy we found a true Richmond standout!

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Gigi1575
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great old timey drinks and atmosphere. Our server was awesome. She was super cool and made great recommendations. We really enjoyed the experience.

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RobertaG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had out of town guests along with local friends that had never been to the Bookstore. They loved everything about it from drinks to service to food and knowledgeable staff. They loved it as we do

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VyvieN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere, cozy vibes and the drink options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wow. We were super disappointed in our recent dining opportunity at this restaurant. It is definitely a cool place but...the service was not at all good. We ordered a dink, no issue and then waited for another 40 mins to finally flag down a person who would take our order. The drinks were really just ok. The food was not even close to ok. The steak my husband ordered was TOUGH! Really TOUGH and lacked FLAVOR. The crabcakes I ordered were SMALL and not terribly tasty. The salad was missing ingredients and the stuffed mushrooms were BLAND and not at all worth the price. Needless to say...we won’t be returning.

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AlishaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dining experience. Can’t wait to tell lots of people about this gem.

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TedMcGuire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The possibilities with this venue are endless, but instead of a great experience, we were met with just another restaurant. The food was great and the staff was friendly, but it did not feel like a speakeasy experience. We dressed up for what we thought was going to be a 1920s evening but the staff didn't even dress or act like the 20s. 2 of the staff approached our table and said we should be working there. We anticipated this evening and were sincerely disappointed. If you are looking for a true speakeasy experience, go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was nice and knowledgeable of menu. Crab cakes were too spicy and veal didn’t have a ton of flavor to it. Overall though it was a pleasant experience and would go back. Drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I’ve been here a few times and had good experiences, but this weekend our visit was not so great. We had to flag down our server multiple times to order food and drinks and had to ask for more water 3 times before it was brought to us. Food and drinks were ok. Had a reservation but was a little disappointed to be seated on the stools as I hoped we could have been seated at a booth. Overall not the best experience.

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RodRVA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and really like the place itself. The food was not very good, but would go back as we enjoyed being there and had a fun night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

You need a password to enter through the bookcase to the speakeasy. The ambience is amazing. Music was a little off from the vibe but overall fun experience and great drinks

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes this place was awesome, very chill environment. Food was great, and service was nice. Definitely going back!

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Jimbo
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool entrance. Waiter had exceptional knowledge. Bartender had great selection of specialty drinks, perhaps the best in Richmond

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Terrible
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time in this unique little spot! Food was outstanding, it was easy to eat gluten free. The libations list made us excited to try new things! Staff was engaging and accommodating. We will certainly dine again.

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Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers is rated 4.7 stars by 382 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.