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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 good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“filet” (22 reviews)
“crab cakes” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 20 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
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The seafood and steaks are excellent. The ahi tuna appetizer is more than excellent. Nice beer and wine selection. Very nice service. I will definitely go there again when I am back in Richmond.

Thank vjoyce
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I am slow in posting this review since it is for the fixed price menu dinner on Christmas day. This past Christmas week we had a problem at my home and I realized a few days before Christmas that I could not host the 18...More

Thank EmmaPeele
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Bookbinders is a very nice, upscale restaurant located along the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Their specialty besides very good steaks and seafood is taking care of their customers. The inside of the restaurant, which is in an old warehouse type building has a very...More

Thank jagnew5398
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Dee L
9 July 2017|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
I only dined there
Tony F
21 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
Drinks, Dinner
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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