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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4198 Reviews
$50 and over
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

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 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

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving

    $75.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate Thanksgiving at Bookbinder's! Join the many families that has made our family owned restaurant a tradition year after year. We will only be serving a 3 course pre-fix menu and will begin reservations at noon and will be taking our last seating at 6pm. If you would like to review the menu, please refer to our website at www.BookbindersRichmond.com If you are a family of 9 or more, please head to our website and click on "about" until you find our "private parties and events" tab. Please fill out the inquiry form and we will get back to you within 48 hours. Please make all reservations through OpenTable. We look forward to hosting you and your family!

Popular dishes

What 4,198 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Special Occasion

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

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  1. t

    tzb1

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. They went above and beyond helping us celebrate our anniversary.
  2. CJ

    ColinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and Food! Would highly recommend for a special event or a fine dinning experience.
  3. CC

    CarolynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for a Birthday, always great food and service.
  4. JA

    JackieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burhan was an excellent, attentive waiter. Very kind and attentive to our needs for refills, extras, menu recommendations and overall great personality. The food was perfect, temperature, steak was great and the portions were perfect. Just amazed at how well everything tasted. We were there celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel very special.
  5. AJ

    ArnicaJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Bookbinders and we had an amazing time for our 25th wedding anniversary!
  6. F

    Fridz414

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor patio was so unexpected. We knew the menu looked amazing, but was not expecting such a beautiful place. What a magical, romantic spot! Not sure I’ve ever seen such perfect ambiance. Service was top notch. The owner stopped by to say hello. We will be back!
  7. BP

    BrandonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an amazing experience, would definitely go back to!
  8. JL

    JoeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated great when we arrived, seated on time, server explained all specials and what he liked on the menu, and he just made it a fun time
  9. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We hadn’t been downtown for a while and we’re pleasantly surprised at how clean everything was. Free Parking was especially appreciated right across the narrow street. Service could not have been better. Best meal I’ve had all year. Of course it’s not inexpensive. Consider splitting sides etc.
  10. S

    Sdorman

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my husband's birthday and it was a great experience! The owner came and spoke with every table, which is something I always appreciate.
  11. SS

    StephenS

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, ambience, history... really pleased.
  12. SW

    StevenW

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Delicious food as we expect from this iconic restaurant. The dining room was full and that was also great to see. Our server was a bit inattentive, not alerting us on specials (we overheard another server’s detailed explanations and recommendations), leaving us to flag others to receive refills on drinks, etc., along with other tables in our section. but that did not hinder us from enjoying every course. We will be back but trust that this server will be trained on attention to whole dining experience.
  13. JE

    JoseEric

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!!! We had a fantastic and amazing anniversary! Thank you all so much for an awesome memory!
  14. PR

    PamR

    Richmond

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another fantastic dinner! this time we ate at the bar! I had the mushrooms stuffe with goat cheese and ham and the oysters rockefeller. Both yummy! My dining partner had a dozen raw oysters and a 2# lobster. They were both terrific. No room for dessert. Maybe next time!
  15. ST

    SamiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a little loud but excellent food and service . drinks are good
  16. l

    luv2eatout

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a great night at this restaurant celebrating our Anniversary. The service was impeccable, atmosphere was outstanding, & the food was amazing. We highly recommend Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse.
  17. DJ

    DarylJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good meal. Waiter was good but we felt rushed initially. We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and needed time to look at menu. We also overheard the table next to ours offered complimentary glasses of champagne for their anniversary. We were not offered the same. Overall, the food and service was good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was absolutely amazing! I was skeptical about Creamed Corn au Gratin but it was so much better than I could have imagined. Can’t wait til we have occasion to go again!!
  19. BH

    BethH

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bookbinders for our 30th anniversary, the food was outstanding. Our waiter Israel was on point. The atmosphere was relaxing and special. Definitely was the perfect place for a celebration
  20. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve ever eaten in Richmond. This place is absolutely amazing from the building to the food.
  21. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful fine dining experience — the food was amazing, and so was the atmosphere! I am looking forward to going back!
  22. S

    Shentaria

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was outstanding, and good service. Recommended more parking and was a little cold at times.
  23. GH

    GeorginaH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for dinner with friends food excellent
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was how I imagined with food to match. I selected this location originally for a project. It has the look , lighting and atmosphere of a true steakhouse.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful as usual.
  26. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our 10th anniversary, which I noted in Open Table. I got a call from one of the managers, asking for our names so she could print custom menus for us that said Happy Anniversary! The host also greeted us this way. We got to our table and our waiter brought bread and water. He answered our questions and was very knowledgeable, and gave suggestions when asked. We ended up getting crabcakes as an appetizer (they were divine), the kona steak with scallops, and the surf and turf. It goes without saying that the food was the best steak and seafood we had ever put in our mouths. We also got some cocktails and dessert, which were also amazing. Thank you Bookbinder's for helping make our 10th anniversary special. See you in ten years!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. L

    Logan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff, and atmosphere. Will absolutely return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Everything was great Thank you
  30. FM

    FloydM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Front desk staff welcomed us, it was great, but went downhill from there. The water guy was charming. The waiter, not so much. I don't know if he had too many tables or not but the place didn't seem that crowded. Ordered olives in my cocktail, it came with a twist?? Blackened tuna was served cool! After my drink complaint I wouldn't brave returning anything to the kitchen. Ate a few bites of tuna, great flavor but cool blackened tuna isn't on my bucket list. Others in my party seemed happy. I was expecting a 5 star experience and that didn't happen.
  31. BS

    BrendaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks could have been bigger for the price..but delicious. Thank you
  32. u

    unclebill

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Our server, Ian, had impeccable timing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never been to this restaurant so we did not know what to expect. We were so happy that we went. Everything about our experience was excellent. Drinks, appetizers, entrees and service were all exceptional. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
  34. h

    hungry

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy Bookbinder’s, for 18 years we have celebrated our anniversary there!!! It is a little pricey but it’s a special place and we look forward each year to our dinner!
  35. TM

    TinaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was amazing with the exception of the NY pudding cake. It was very dry & not flavorful at all.
  36. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food. Excellent service. Great staff. Top notch place. Will return again. Made for a spectacular date night.
  37. MB

    MasterBlaster

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    This was a birthday celebration that started out well. Our server was fairly attentive and sociable, drink orders were taken and we ordered an appetizer. The order arrived and was delivered by the manager. We then placed our entree order. A female runner had our entree, a male runner had our side dish. The female runner wasn't sure and said something to the male runner. I was about to say that looks like my order when she turned around and walked away, the male runner followed her. I told my wife that I was sure that was our order. The clock ticked away and I told my wife I hope that wasn't our order because it's sitting in the back getting cold. Next thing is the manager approaching our table but he passes by. He gets our server and they head back to the kitchen. After about 1 minute the manager and server come to our table with the exact plates the 2 runners had. I explained to the manager what took place and said I was bothered by the incident, my main frustration was with the runners not communicating with us, turning around and walking away with our order. I also told him if this food was cold it's going back. I tested my food and it was okay, not hot but okay. The manager offered to take the food back but my wife said no. You would think after a debacle like this the service would have gotten better - it did not - it got worse. Our server displayed a negative attitude, he didn't check on us until long after being done. He asked if we were done, we said yes, he asked me again because there was 1 piece of (rare) meat left. He did so with a snooty tone and attitude. He asked about desert, we said no, and he brought the check. I looked at it, placed my card inside, and placed at the table end. When he finally came back he asked if we were waiting on him or was this for him, again with the attitude. I'm a big tipper, minimum 25%, not tonight. My wife's perfect birthday night was ruined because of lack of caring and unprofessional behavior.
  38. VA

    VACat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for special occasions. From the greeting we received when we arrived to the last moment, our special occasion was treated wonderfully. The patio was absolutely beautiful and a special message on our menus was a lovely touch.
  39. KK

    KathleenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, ambience, delicious food and the best service!.
  40. LO

    LorieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little pricey but that was expected for this type of restaurant. Our experience was wonderful from arrival to completion. We had an excellent waiter Duncan that provided good guidance on menu and we had a wide variety at the table. All good was delicious and atmosphere was perfect, we sat outside. Loved it and will go back!

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 4.7 stars by 4198 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 43 times today
Experiences are available.
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 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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