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Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers, Richmond, VA

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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

  • 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 807 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Lively

  • Richmond

    Lively

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

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  1. SethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Awesome drinks and great atmosphere. They were 86 a few dishes we wanted but the food we ended up getting was delicious.
  2. Mary

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun place food was delicious ! Drink menu was extensive . A place we will go to again !!!!!
  3. KatayuneK

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my boyfriend here as a surprise and everything was great.
  4. LauraR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Our entrees were delicious! We had the gnocchi and filet mignon. The drink variety was amazing and so much fun! We enjoyed our cocktails as well.
  5. luv2dineout

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Overall the food was pretty good. One dish was very salty though. The service was not what we expected and the place was fairly empty. Staff was not experienced in fine dining service. Probably won't go back there.
  6. BrianD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time here. Our reservations were for 6 pm on Monday 5/22 we were celebrating our anniversary. The Host greeted us quickly and we had to give the password. I thought that was very cool. Our servers were super friendly we had one server who was in training. Food came out quickly and drinks were very delicious. Over all a very great experience
  7. ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Best ribeye I’ve ever had. Thank you so much!
  8. CarlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! And they had the best bread pudding!
  9. GaryL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We’ve been going here for 3 years. Quality of food has gone down and headed to the salty side of the Food Truck. Service staff is overworked and not able to be attentive. Out server forgot items we ordered, and there were long gaps in his response time due to (I think) newness and too many tables assigned. Kitchen and bar didn’t help FoH Friday night. Gonna pause visits and hope in a few months they’ve got things sorted out. This is a great restaurant normally and we will be back.
  10. Casualdiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Absolutely would recommend and already have done so multiple times.
  11. JamesJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The only thing that was amiss was the lighting was turned down too low.
  12. JeremyP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My gf knew nothing about this place, and I was excited to use the password to get in, but the hostess just asked us for the reservation name and let us in. There was no surprise of the hidden restaurant behind the bookshelf. Everything else was amazing though.
  13. ZellM

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great experience. We came in late with a group of 8. Our server was fantastic. My partner doesn't drink and worked with the server to craft a mocktail which she took to the bartender to create. We had a young boy in our party as well and the server wanted to make sure that he also had a good dining experience. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. Overall, this was a great dining experience in a unique and "cool" atmosphere and we would definitely dine there again.
  14. TomB

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out! Conner, our waiter was great!!! Food was excellent... service was spectacular!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, always a treat to go!
  16. KayW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Love the theme and ambiance. It was a very different experience. The food was good. I will return.
  17. JayW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Just went for my BDay and the food was amazing but our server Mariah was not to say the least.. She kept insisting we combine our checks to make it easier for her and still mixed them up even though the restaurant asked in advance if tickets would be separate. Had an attitude since the greeting, arguing with someone because they asked for a recommendation and overall was everyone’s least favorite part of the dining experience. Another server was running food that was very charming and charismatic, they really lifted the mood but this does not seem like a place that can accommodate parties over 4 people.
  18. MeganW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Great service at the bar & maybe the best cocktails I’ve had in richmond. But the service at the table was terrible and so was the food. All of our different dishes were incredibly salty. We ordered the $16 cheese plate which had mediocre, tasteless cheeses that are rarely on a cheese plate, a small port cheese ball & mediocre mozzarella.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Everything we had was top notch. From our cocktails and duck wings to the pot pie. Phenomenal!
  20. BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is super cool! And their drink menu is intense. Had a great time.
  21. SusanM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very cool concept. Food was Ok not great. Onion soup was not traditional French onion. Very heavily seasoned with thyme. Stuffed mushrooms were small and quite bland. Needed more seasoning. Our waiter was good when he was table side but the staff in general do too much socializing. I had to get up from the table to interrupt socializing to ask for salt and pepper. Staff gathers with each other and friends at an outside table for Socializing and smoking while they are on service. Kind of a turn off.
  22. 1WahooFoodie

    Richmond

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Fun, speak easy vibe. Excellent variety of bourbons and other liquors. The roasted duck drummets were a tasty appetizer. Several entrees on the menu were unavailable, but the server was attentive and friendly in assisting with selecting other entree offerings. Overall good experience. We look forward to the next visit.
  23. KayMar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved everything , great date night , food was great !
  24. JulietS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    I was trying Grandstaff and Stein for the first time to celebrate my birthday. Super excited to try something new! I had a reservation for 10:30. The hostess was super friendly and helpful but the hidden door within the book case was already open so I was a little disappointed I didn’t get the full experience. Once we were seated, our server was extremely polite and asked for our drink order. We ordered an appetizer shortly after and our server did not mention the kitchen was closing soon after 11p. That meant we would not be able to order entrees. I was very frustrated that weren’t able to order meals. By the time our server came by the table to ask if we’d like anything else it was close to 11:30p and with a quick Google search there were very limited restaurants near us serving dinner anymore. Although I realize that is not Grandstaff and Stein’s fault, it made it very inconvenient to salvage the night. I do like the theme and aesthetic of the restaurant. I was just disappointed that our server didn’t from the start let us know the kitchen was closing soon. We would have had time to readjust.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    god tier restaurant chicken piccata was too die for coming from a line cook
  26. RussellC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very welcoming and very beautiful ambience. Great specials during the week as well. Very good customer service. Nitpicking a little but wish there were more food for the buck but the food was delicious.
  27. SharonR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, servers, and hosts. The night we went there was a great pianist. A fun place. Try it
  28. MissTish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at G&S and it was incredible. The food was perfect and delicious. The drink menu was extensive with all the classics (get an aviation!) and the servers and bartenders were very knowledgeable and helpful in that regard. Atmosphere was perfect for our date night. Didn't love having to use our phones for the menu (totally get it but I don't like it) but that's such a tiny thing compared to how amazing this place was. And the music was perfect for the theme so I wish there was a small dance floor area. I can't wait to go back next time I'm in town. I highly recommend for any time you want amazing food in a unique atmosphere!
  29. Nidal

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is great. The cocktails are imaginative and the food is excellent. Service is great as well. Perfect for date nights or just a nice dinner with friends.
  30. JeanneH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience. Took a friend from out of town she raved about the food and bar selection.
  31. CliffD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed. Great service and food. The place was amazing. The edition lights and the wood. Felt like I was in the 20’s. You
  32. Valerie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place. Loved the atmosphere. Signature cocktails are wonderful. Get there for happy hour specials! I had the Halibut and my husband had the filet. Both outstanding. Grits with goat cheese so yummy!
  33. KBHappy

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waitress, great service and food! We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Richmond!
  34. DanaR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the drinks were strong . There was a large group near us that was a little loud. However, I loved the place. I felt like I was sneaking around during prohibition. At times I could hear music which I could picture the singers being in a place like this. Will go again.
  35. SharonR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place for dinner,or just drinks and appetizers. The food is excellent with great portions. The red pepper soup, bruschetta, and rib eye were perfect. The staff are all fun, friendly, and professional. Great atmosphere. Our waiter, Xavier, was great. We will be back.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food, great drink, and the atmosphere was very nice. I would go back!!
  37. Chattygal

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s drinks and foods were well crafted and tasty. Service and atmosphere hit the right notes. Will definitely go back.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the staff to the food! And the happy hour was great, which we weren’t expecting since we were going for dinner. Would be back in a heartbeat
  39. KevinD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Quite a nice place. Cute concept, great cocktails, good service, good value, hardly anything on the menu that I would not order. The Osso Buco was great.
  40. Jdeat

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Highly recommended! Crab cakes and arancini were amazing. Checkered past drink was delicious.

FAQs

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers is rated 4.7 stars by 807 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 18 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

  • 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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