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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
5048 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 p.m.


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 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
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas at Bookbinder's!

    US$95.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2023
    Create memories and traditions at Bookbinder's for Christmas Eve or Day! We will be serving a 3 course dinner at $95 per person and $22 for children under 12. You are welcome to view our menu online through www.BookbindersRichmond.com. Don't forget to take a picture by our 20 foot Christmas tree before you leave. We look forward to hosting you and your family!
  • New Year's Eve 2023

    US$100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Bring in the New Year at Bookbinder's with friends & family! Our chef has created a 4 course dinner that you can view online at www.BookbindersVA.com. The restaurant will be festively decorated and the Christmas tree ready for a memorable photo. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

What 5,048 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

5,048 Reviews
  1. VANRKSY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful night of great service and delicious food.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is phenomenal but pricey. Everything else is perfect

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  3. Foxey82

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Bookbinder’s. My mom and I truly enjoyed it as I took her here to celebrate her 70th birthday!!!! It was a real treat. Our waitress was awesome and our food and drinks were definitely up to par. Highly recommend for special occasions!!!

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  4. DevinJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a great first experience. The food and drinks was very good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bookbinders is always fabulous.. excellent food and service .. a perfect dinner

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  6. AmyB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Disappointing. Haven’t eaten here in years and was really looking forward to it. We were sat in a small room off the bar despite having a reservation and the main restaurant not full. I had the stuffed salmon which was over cooked and had no flavor except it was somewhat “fishy” (I asked them to leave the butter sauce off, but I would have thought they would have salted the fish at a minimum). My husband had tuna steak medium rare and it arrived so rare (only one side had been seared) that it was still cold. The service was very good with the exception of when I mentioned the tuna was under cooked the server suggested they could cook it more. The tuna is covered in a sauce and the thought of them placing it back on the stove after being on our table for 10 minutes and covered in sauce was just not an appealing option. After tip (20%) the meal was just over $200.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! I had the bone in 18 oz steak with the horseradish and Johnnie potatoes with asparagus and hollandaise. So amazing!!

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  8. Joebar

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine at Bookbinders. Top notch staff, premier food, and wonderful ambience. We are already looking forward to going again. My wife is gluten free, and they always have the tastiest treats for her.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the better Thanksgiving dinners I have had in a restaurant. Delicious from appetizers to dessert. Great espresso martini as well.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time going to dinner on Thanksgiving and we were very impressed with the food and service we received. We plan to make it a new tradition!

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  11. BrendaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Bookbinders. The food was excellent the service excellent the staff outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beware they will bolt on a 20% mandatory tip. Other than the food was top shelf and no corners were cut.

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  13. KarenH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my 92 yr old father with my nephew and his wife. The meal was excellent, the service is always high standards and my father loved being in a place that has great food.

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  14. RanjithaK

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food overall was fine but no one should include green bean casserole as the vegetable option at this price point. It looks horrible and I assume would taste worse.

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  15. KathrynS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and 2 family members had the Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. Everything was delicious! Thank you!

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  16. angieddie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The restaurant is beautiful, but our server was very rude! He just put menu's down without going over anything! His energy was off to the point my husband was going to ask for a different server! When I asked if he could go over the menu with my mother & legally blind siblings, he spoke so loudly you would've thought we were deaf (veryembarrassing)! It was to the point my husband had to speak with him to change the mood! I'm so tired of paying to be mistreated, celebrations/ milestones saddened & on top of that, having to pay an a mandatory 20% gratuity for poor service on Thanksgiving Day (party of 5, bill $560)! We were visiting from Charlotte NC (researched this restaurant thoroughly) therefore I'm taken aback!! I promise you, last you on Thanksgiving Day, we were visiting this area, couldn't get any reservations to a establishment of Bookbinder's caliber & had to eat at the Waffle House near Oyster Point! Night & day, if I compared the two establishments! Also, the Waffle House staff (all) notably served us with genuine thanksgiving!!!

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  17. KDonn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent venue to have an intimate Thanksgiving dinner. The menu choices were sufficiently varied. The food portions were adequate and ample. Service was wonderful and attentive. I'm really glad I stumbled on Bookbinders when searching for a dine-out Thanksgiving venue. I really hope we'll get to do this again in 2024.

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  18. DAVIDS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and overall experience were excellent. Thanks to Bookbinders for giving us a great Thanksgiving

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  19. FlorenceL

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bookbinders -- have dined there many times and always find excellent service, wonderful food & Bookbinder's staff are the very best!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very, very good. Service staff was excellent. They printed a surprise birthday message on my sister-in-law’s menu, which was a nice touch. The cocktails, wine, bread, appetizers, main course, sides and desserts were all extremely well made and no one at the table touched the salt and pepper. I would highly recommend to anyone. Richmond is a foodie town. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from here, but this one is just a notch above.

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  21. PamR

    Richmond

    317 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    317 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at the bar at Bookbinders. The bartenders are so personable and get everything right. We had the raw oysters, the burger and the wedge salad with crab. All very fresh and tasty. Will be back again on Friday!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was underwhelming for the price. I had the scallops which were overly salty. My boyfriend had the filet mignon and it was okay - the cook throughout the filet was not consistent. We paired with lobster Mac and cheese as our addition and that was fine. It was overall a disappointing meal for $330.

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  23. Joey

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful gathering for my son's birthday, the entire experience was amazing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a family member visiting from Maine who is on a very restricted, ultra paleo diet. Only Meat & vegetables…no alcohol or sugars…Bookbinders was perfect for him!! I enjoyed a glass of wine & we had a fabulous meal with great service!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our sixth anniversary tonight and spending it at Bookbinders was a new, special and memorable experience. The owners printed a special message on our menus and sent some champaign on our way out, it was a touching gesture that made us feel pretty dang special!The place was beautifully decorated for the winter holidays and the staff were a joy to interact with. It was busy but our server was very attentive and so kind! Thank you all so much for a nice evening. Happy holidays and love be with you.

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  26. byrdie

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Timothy was n excellent server! He assisted with a fabulous wine choice! He was personable and friendly, as well as knowledgeable of the menu and specials!! The owner greeted us on the he sidewalk as we arrived, his arms were full of dry cleaning! He acknowledged our driver from The Jefferson Hotel and introduced us to his wife. He later came by our table to check in! Fabulous food, service and atmosphere!! My favorite go to!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of eight plus newborn in stroller had a wonderful dinner. Our server Chris and the owner made sure we had a great experience- thank you!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, server was a bit slow and forgot things. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and got a great photo. Definitely will still be back as a Richmond classic.

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  29. MichaelA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome experience, food , service and overall experience was wonderful, would definitely reserve for special occasions

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  30. RuthM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with business associates. Room was perfect, as was the service and food!

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  31. PattyM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Circular table was too close to wall. Lighting was poor. We had to use cell phone lights to read our menus.

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  32. TS12

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and ambience. Would recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Zach was EXTREMELY helpful as well as all of the staff. The night is was perfect for our special occasion and we are so excited to come back!

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  34. QFEZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The foods are very good. The service is good but not as good as I expected.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal as always was excellent, my steak was prepared perfectly, my wife's lobster was also excellent, our server did an exceptional job, and Bookbinder's is just an extraordinary dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. We can’t wait to go back.

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  37. DWH3

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and delightful meal and service. We enjoyed our evening and would recommend to anyone for a special occasion date. The food was well worth the price.

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  38. DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all I love the quaint location, the atmosphere,the clientele,our waitress was phenomenal. Bookbinders overall has superb cuisines.

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  39. TomN

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, the food, the staff and owner were wonderful !!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 5048 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 p.m.


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

2306 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    24th and East Cary Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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