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Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

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2306 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23223-7822 (24th and East Cary Street)
+1 804-643-6900
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

be fooled into thinking that this is the Old ORIGINAL Bookbinders! That one was super famous and went out of business in Philly after 130 something years. Here, the salad was good, the snapper soup weak and almost tasteless, my petite filet was merely plunked on a too large plate with no garnishing at all. Our daughter, however, had a... More 

Thank annette037
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just had Valentines Day dinner at Bookbinders and were incredibly disappointed. One of the reasons I chose this place was not only due to the reviews of the food but the reviews of the ambiance because it was Valentine's Day. I will start with the ambiance. When you walk in you will see that the restaurant... More 

Thank heavin98
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here for an early Valentines/birthday dinner for my wife. Parking was not too hard. We parked in the 2400 block. When we were seated, our server Tom wished my wife happy birthday and handed us menus which had birthday heading for Janice embroidered in them. I thought this was a very nice touch. For appetizers, she had... More 

Thank Rod6760
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for a lovely meal prior to the theater. Everything was scrumptious! Crabcake was excellent As Well as calamari wedge salad and salmon. Server very. attentive. Would highly recommend for any special or business occasion!

Thank Jill H
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We held my husbands Company Christmas party here this year and everyone loved it! From the food to the drinks to the wine and wait staff, nothing was less than perfect! We WILL go back again!

Thank micheleboys
Richmond, Virginia
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We came here for New Years Eve with another couple. They had a set menu that you could pick from four or five in each course. We all tried different foods and it was all fantastic. The oyster appetizer was to die for. The duck was awesome as was the crab stuffed rockfish. Oreo crust key lime pie is awesome.

Thank Lisa T
Richmond, VA
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136 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The steak was one of the best we have had in Richmond! I would not get the salads as everything is priced separately and the caesar salad had less than a 1/2 cup of lettuce and a few croutons on it. Just wondering how much a little more lettuce would have cost?? Especially to charge that much for a salad?!... More 

Thank diamondgroup
Petersburg, Virginia
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169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My fiance surprised me with a beautiful dinner at Bookbinder's. We were instantly greeted by friendly faces and I was told Happy Birthday. Our server Ellen was top notch. She was very attentive and took great care of us. The atmosphere is sophisticated. The ambiance is elegant. I assume most people come for special occasions because it's a pricey restaurant,... More 

Thank greenehalltam
Ashland, Virginia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

First let me say that I am not a fan of where this place is located in the city. Parking is a pain even though their lot is across the street which was full when we got there. If it hadn't been for the fact that I at the time have have a handicapped permit we wouldn't have found a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We were in town only for 2 nights. A friend took us to this restaurant. So glad she did. I have the Filet Mignon, which was very tender. Delicious. The beat salad with goat cheese was a nice start. The only item which wasn't what I hope for was the bread pudding. It was ok, but I have had much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?