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Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
+1 804-643-6900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and the food, ambiance and service were all excellent. The place is a little pricey but worth it, especially if you'g going there for a special occasion. Service was very attentive and friendly. Try it sometime, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was top notch but the majority of the food was just horrible this go round. Feels like they are cutting corners and keeping the prices the same....the calamari is smaller, thinner, and tougher. the Fried shrimp dinner - go 4 tough butterflied shrimp and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants! We have been to Bookbinders a number of times over the years. The food is always fabulous and the service great!! Recommend filet and crab cake combination. It is just amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Fun_Fan1729
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For $70 each we were expecting a meal twice as good as Ruth's Chris where we usually go who only charges $45. The best part of the meal was the service and the bread. Our waitress was charming and accommodating but she wasn't enough to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank drjds71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In sum, an overrated, overpriced meal with some redeeming qualities. The good: friendly staff, excellent steak, extensive wine list. The bad: this was not a well balanced holiday menu and the service was painfully slow. From being seated, to receiving our drinks and meal -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Ontheriver2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, excellent selection of appetizers and entrees and very inviting atmosphere. Drinks a little lacking (light on the alcohol) but otherwise everything was superb! Large portion on the Lobster appetizer, enough to have a salad and appetizer and be done. Can't wait to try...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank GAMBEE4
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Ate dinner with reservations on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly and our server took our drink and oyster appetizer order right away. The oysters were brought out quickly and were delicious but the bottle of champagne took another 15 minutes. We had finished...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank tableforfeight
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Bookbinder’s offers a nice atmosphere, with comfortable seating and lighting. Food was pretty good too. My party’s issue as well as mine is that we expected better wait staff. We couldn’t tell if our waiter was lazy or just inexperienced. When you go to a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Troy W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Everything was wonderful at Bookbinder's. The entrees, wine, meal, and Patrice, our waitress. Not to miss.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank carrollrm
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary on a Monday evening. Not too crowded. Ample parking in the lot across from the entrance. The menu acknowledged our anniversary. Excellent steak and seafood. Wonderful service. We shall return!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Steve S
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Sally A | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is fine
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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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
  • E-mail
Fine dining in historic Richmond, Virginia Locally family owned and 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 for a fine dining experience that will leave nothing to be desired.
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