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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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York, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A colleague and I had planned to dine here. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar. During this time our plans changed and we had to leave and eat elsewhere. The receptionist was very helpful as we had to cancel our reservation. I look forward to dining here in the future!

Thank rwr358
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a fan of Bookbinders or Old Original Bookbinders since they opened. I was a regular user of their private dining services for events I held there. I had a few very nice dinners there as well with my family and a colleague. What I had never done was go there with my Jeni! You know just the... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im a fan of a good filet, I travel for work and usually search Yelp for the highest rated steakhouse in town. Waited 5 minutes for a hostess to show up, no one came to acknowledge me in the meantime. Ordered the filet, came out full of fat and rough.. Longhorn type quality. Sent it back. Waited 15mins with my... More 

Thank Flaco_R7
Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 15 February 2017

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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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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148 reviews
137 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 

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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
US$25 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, 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?