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Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
+1 804-643-6900
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (26 reviews)
“crab cakes” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Myself and three of my co-workers ate at Bookbinder's and all agreed it was one of the better steak and seafood restaurants we have eaten at. Three of us had steak and one lobster, there wasn't a single complaint. Morgan our bartender could not have...More

Thank kwcurry4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had an excellent dinner last night at Bookbinders. We started with their fried oyster appetizer, splitting it 3 ways so we all had a taste. They oysters were perfectly fried, crisp, plump and full of flavor. For our entrees, I...More

Thank LSNS2652
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and service with a fantastic range of food - both seafood and steaks. Service was friendly and efficient and welcoming. I had calamari to start and the the shrimp which was good but I wish i had chosen the clams as they looked...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the atmosphere is very quiet with low lighting the staff is attentive and friendly and the food to say it was delicious is an understatement!! its so good we are foregoing other restaurants so we can go here more often!

Thank tacomaboy57
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I finally had a date night without the two kids. We were pampered by the excellent staff for our food was excellent! The cozy booth in the back was very romantic. We will be back!

Thank Ellisy1985
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Terribly disappointing. Incredibly overpriced. Not Word Class or even Neighborhood Class. Pretentious service. No allowance for bringing in your own bottle of wine as they say they already have a large selection. My $16 glass of Duckhorn Cab tasted rancid. My six other friends were...More

Thank Latonya H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Bookbinders! It was our first trip, and it was nothing short of wonderful! Because I had booked a reservation online and informed them it was our anniversary, they surprised us with a 'personalized' menu which wished...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had friends visiting and took them here, as we heard the restaurant was excellent but had not tried it before. It is a gem. Crabcakes entre was terrific, perfect blend of seasoning, loaded with crabmeat, large, moist, perfectly prepared. Loved the corn au gratin side...More

Thank phu14
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband has been there several times on business but this was my first time. The oysters and lobster bisque were fabulous. We had a lovely quiet meal. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. She also suggested a local wine that was perfect with...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice for business dinners, and each time, the quality, taste, and service did not differ. Crab cakes the first time, and broiled stuffed salmon the next. The Caesar salad had classic dressing, and the lobster Mac N Cheese was incredible.

Thank Jeffrey L
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Dee L
10 July 2017|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
I only dined there
Tony F
22 July 2015|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
Not only do they have private rooms to accommodate as few as 8 or 10 but also rooms to handle much larger groups as well. I have used their services for private events numerous times and prefer their staff and their... More
21 January 2015|
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Response from Robintravels25 | Reviewed this property |
Parking was in an open lot across the (narrow) street from the restaurant. I don't recall if there also was a garage nearby. But I tend to think not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
    (24th and East Cary Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-643-6900
Richmond's favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or hold a business meeting! Locally family owned and unique to Richmond, Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse 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.
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