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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
3995 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Bookbinder’s is a locally family owned Seafood & Steakhouse and is unique to Richmond. Bookbinder’s offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented. We look forward to seeing you soon!! We are honored to have been selected as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018, as Voted by Open Table Diners, (based on an analysis of twelve-million reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants across the country)!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 643-6900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Booth

  • Catering

    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.

  • Private party facilities

    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    24th and East Cary Street

  • Parking details

    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,995 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Special Occasion

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  1. JA

    JoAnn

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday and we had an absolutely delightful time at Bookbinders. We had a drink at the bar which was fantastic and then proceeded to our table. We ordered salad, crab cakes, and filet and all were delectable. My husband ordered dessert and he liked his bread pudding too! A delicious dinner!
  2. CP

    CPAdude

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delightful. Our waiter gave us the perfect amount of attention. The steaks were cooked to order and very tasty. Parking across the street in a busy part of Richmond was convenient.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 12th year wedding anniversary at Bookbinder’s. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! Will definitely return if we’re ever in the area again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance great food
  5. HB

    HeathB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and awesome food. A la carte style with large portions and large prices.
  6. MO

    MORGANB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining at Bookbinders and it was fantastic! Ben was excellent as well.
  7. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience. The food was great and our service was exceptional. Definitely a place to dine again.
  8. SM

    SueM

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband's 65th birthday, and from start to finish, Bookbinders helped create a special occasion to remember. The service was wonderful, as always. Our waiter, Duncan, was quick to ask who was the birthday celebrant and treated my husband with extra attention. There was even a special menu printed with birthday greetings for my husband. The food was excellent and with enough variety to please all the guests. I highly recommend Bookbinders.
  9. LT

    LaneishaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely enjoyed every moment of my date. The staff was friendly and helpful with decision making. Will do again!
  10. PC

    PCeleste

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best food I've had in Richmond since arriving six months ago. The service was impeccable and the food, let's just say I'd go back every day.
  11. U

    Unimpressed

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went for 35th anniversary dinner. Food was delicious, but entree was served literally 15 seconds after the salads. Very odd. Waiter had to be asked for silverware before entree. Jawboning by owner who came by to chat was not what we were expecting or really wanted. Overall experience was a disappointment for what we had anticipated based on this restaurant's undeserved reputation and high prices.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. RT

    RobertT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meal. Reasonable wine list for a steak house- wine list is Cab heavy, but there are decent bottles under $100. Service was excellent- prompt but not in your face. Great ambience in a nice location. Highly recommended.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice service and the food is excellent!
  15. KH

    KathleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Bookbinder’s for our 9 year anniversary. For this special occasion, they tailored our menu to include a personal shout out for us and provided a complimentary toast of champagne at the end of our meal. The owner came by to check on our meal and engage in light conversation. We were able to get the rare picture of just the two of us in front of the wine case with perfect lighting as a little “extra” before we left. Service was great, food was delicious, and the ambience was beautiful. It really felt like a special experience. Highly recommend!
  16. a

    antonioc

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was great, food was great, everything was great! While dining we were greeted by the owner as well. Awesome experience as always!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my 27th birthday here! Everything was OUTSTANDING from the food, our waiter (Tim), and the fun group photos at the end! They provided a custom menu that said Happy Birthday! The owner of the restaurant came out to personally greet us. He even gave my young nephews and older brother (40+) some hot wheels cars to keep them entertained during dinner! Let's just say, I think my oldest brother was the most excited. Everyone was so nice! I'm really glad I chose Bookbinders to celebrate my special occasion. Get the lobster Mac and crab cakes :)
  18. S

    Shelly

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waiter over charged credit card after the meal. He then recharged the correct amount. Funds of $111 are tired up on a hold until the credit comes back to the card. That could take days to credit money back and I really can not afford $111 pending- an error that was not my fault !!!
  19. PM

    PaulM

    Portland

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a charming and romantic restaurant tucked away in downtown Richmond in a converted tabacco factory! The cuisine was superb and service impeccable! I opted for the bone-in cowboy ribeye with fromage paired with a glass of Daou Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon...absolutely heavenly! I finished with the dark chocolate pate with berries and a cup of coffee. From start to finish, the service was fantastic; thank you Ryan! I look forward to returning to Richmond in order to explore more of the menu at this restaurant!
  20. G

    Gengood

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great atmosphere. A little pricey but so delicious. Would definitely recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dinner was amazing! Customer service was spectacular! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants!
  22. KT

    KarlaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was absolutely amazing. My Fiancé & I had a wonderful experience our waiter went above and beyond. We will be back. Thank you for making a memorable day. We spoke about again this morning on how we had such a romantic time enjoying each other’s company.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father Day
  24. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh! The outdoor atmosphere was gorgeous! The food amazing! Never had a steak cooked so perfect and taste so so very good!
  25. EJ

    EudoraJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding and the ambiance was very nice. I will definitely go back on my next visit to Richmond. It was a nice time spent for Father's Day!
  26. SS

    ShellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I didn’t enjoy the steak. The flavor wasn’t great and the corn brûlée was too thick and tasted like flour
  27. CH

    ChandlerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always pleased with atmosphere, service, and food. Never ever disappointed.
  28. KS

    KatharineS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!! We love to eat here it’s our favorite restaurant.
  29. P

    Pamela

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Reservations were at 4:00. We were there a few minutes before and told by owner that they would open soon. Another couple arrive shortly after and he (the owner) told one of the workers that was cleaning the door to let us in because it was hot outside. To our surprise, another family was already allowed to go in the lobby WITHOUT having to wait outside at all! When they opened the doors to receive guest, I was the the first give my name. I actually opened the lobby door and advised the other guest to come in. The hostess received them, took their name and number of guest. She then proceeded to call and have seated 4 other families before I had to bring to her attention my name was first on the list! Our waiter was not very attentive and or friendly. Took too long to bring our bill! Food was excellent, but when we got home, we both suffered stomach craps and discomfort. We also witnessed another older couple has their waitress dropped a dish of raw oysters on their table. They had to be moved to another table. Not once did anyone from management come to offer an apology. We dine at Bookbinders often as it is one of our favorite restaurants. We plan to return hoping that these problems will not occur again. We have referred others to Bookbinder's, but will not again until we return and experience better service.
  30. SM

    ShawnM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We’ll definitely be back!
  31. TP

    TikoryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, I enjoyed my night. I will return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant for special occasions. So many great things: The food, the service, customized menu for your special day, warm bread/soft butter, the owner coming by to meet and greet, etc etc.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kona filet, crab cakes and lobster Mac and cheese are the dishes to order
  34. DM

    DejaMoneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. The service was great. Food was expensive but sooooo worth it
  35. TH

    ThomasH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always get the prime ny strip. Never disappoints
  36. KL

    KyleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go to this restaurant out does itself and is a very nice atmosphere!!!
  37. SL

    ShannonL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The host was very rude! It was my birthday and I did it appreciate the rudeness the staff gave. I didn’t even want to stay there. Had it not been so late I would’ve went somewhere else
  38. DM

    DennisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent choice for a quiet dining experience. Food was prepared well and our server was on top of everything. Would highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Dunkin, was great and attentive. Food was amazing. A little expensive but you surely get what you pay for and it’s worth it!
  40. DR

    DannyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service for that special occasion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 643-6900.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 3995 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

2306 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223

Additional information

  • Cross street

    24th and East Cary Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Booth

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 643-6900

  • Catering

    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.

  • Private party facilities

    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900

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