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Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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RAW BAR‎
half-dozen top neck clams on the half shell
served w/ bookbinder's cocktail sauce
8
half-dozen oysters on the half shell
served w/ bookbinder's cocktail & mignonette sauces
13
jumbo shrimp cocktail
served w/ bookbinder's cocktail sauce
15
jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail
served w/ bookbinder's cocktail sauce
17
half of a two pound chilled maine lobster
served w/ bookbinder's cocktail sauce & hot drawn butter
23
cold seafood sampler
no‎ substitutions please four jumbo shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat & nine oysters
41
colossal cold seafood sampler
no substitutions please half of a chilled 2 pound maine lobster, six jumbo shrimp, nine oysters & jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail
71
APPETIZERS‎
titanic appetizer platter
no substitutions please four chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail, four small jumbo lump crab cakes, four prosciutto wrapped mozzarella & fried calamari served w/ crab cake sauces, cocktail sauce & roasted red pepper mayonnaise
63
bookbinder's silver dollar mushrooms
Stuffed‎ w/ Virginia country ham, goat cheese & fine herbs
10
fried calamari
served w/ roasted red pepper mayonnaise
10
burgundy escargot
sautéed w/ mushrooms, red wine & garlic butter
11
prosciutto wrapped mozzarella
garnished w/ fresh grape tomatoes, baby arugula, & balsamic drizzle
9
crispy fried oysters
served over pepperhash & finished w/ bookbinder's russian sauce
12
seared cajun tuna
seared‎ rare served w/ a ginger soy dressing & wasabi
14
clams casino
half-dozen top neck clams topped w/ peppers, onions & smoked bacon
12
crab cakes
two small jumbo lump crab cakes w/ rémoulade & chinese pepper sauces
16
SOUPS‎
bookbinder's world famous snapper soup
7
shrimp bisque
7
new england clam chowder
7
soup of the day
7
SALADS‎
caesar salad
fresh romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, garlic croutons w/ caesar dressing
7
simple arugula salad
baby arugula, tomato, lemon, extra virgin olive oil & shaved parmesan
8
tobacco row salad
greens, bleu cheese, tomatoes, onions & black olives, w/ balsamic dressing
8
wedge salad
wedge of iceberg lettuce topped w/ diced tomatoes, bleu cheese & bacon finished w/ a gorgonzola dressing
8
live lobsters
from our tank. sizes ranging from 2 to 5 pounds from our tank. please ask your server for available sizes
25.95 per pound
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES‎
fried jumbo shrimp
five jumbo shrimp butterflied, breaded & fried to a golden brown w/ shoestring fried potatoes
25
broiled stuffed salmon
salmon stuffed w/ our signature crab cake; white wine, shallot, butter sauce
28
herb grilled yellowfin tuna
seared rare, served over a zucchini linguini w/ a puttanesca sauce
28
seafood salad
chilled jumbo lump crabmeat & jumbo shrimp tossed w/ mixed greens, fresh garden vegetables & crumbled bleu cheese, served w/ a balsamic vinaigrette
28
grilled royal bass
topped w/ a jumbo lump crab, orange & fennel salad
29
bookbinder's jumbo lump crabcake
served w/ remolade & chinese red pepper sauces
32
pan seared diver scallops
served over a lemon asparagus risotto
33
halibut olympia
Baked in a creamy Olympia sauce w/ herbed panko bread crumbs, served over butter lettuce
34
SIMPLY SEAFOOD‎
simply seafood
all of our fresh seasonal fish selections may be prepared "simply" if you prefer.
grilled
broiled
these fillets are enhanced w/ fine herbs, virgin olive oil, white wine, lemon juice, & sea salt
ENTRÉE ENHANCEMENTS‎
add any of the following, to any entrée
fromage
smothered w/ bleu cheese & broiled
4
shrimp scampi
three sautéed jumbo shrimp in a garlic butter
14
scallop scampi
four ounces of sautéed diver scallops in a garlic butter
16
oscar style
steamed asparagus layered w/ lump crabmeat & hollandaise sauce & broiled
19
MEATS‎
pepper crusted ny sirloin salad
sliced over a wedge of lettuce topped w/ tomatoes, bleu cheese & bacon
22
oven roasted chicken breast
over sautéed baby spinach, finished w/ a shiitake & shallot fricassee
22
cider glazed double cut pork chop
fourteen-ounce, w/ caramelized apples
23
petite filet mignon
eight-ounce,‎ grilled
35
kona crusted filet mignon
kona coffee rubbed filet, topped w/ a caramelized fennel-garlic butter
37
grilled eighteen-ounce cowboy ribeye
bone-in, served w/ a side of horseradish cream sauce
43
spicy ancho-rubbed cowboy cut ribeye
eighteen-ounce, bone-in, topped w/ chimichurri
44
new york strip steak
sixteen-ounce, grilled
46
large filet mignon
twelve-ounce
49
bookbinder's steak & crab- (a bookbinder's specialty)
grilled eight-ounce petite filet mignon accompanied by a five-ounce jumbo lump crabcake
51
EXTRAS‎
lobster macaroni & cheese
baked w/ lobster, white cheddar, gruyère & goat cheeses
15
asparagus
steamed & topped w/ hollandaise sauce
9
oven roasted brussel sprouts
with‎ thyme & butter
9
johnnie's potatoes
idaho potato bites, deep fried to a golden brown
8
creamed spinach
with béchamel, pernod & applewood smoked bacon
8
creamed corn au gratin
baked & smothered w/ white cheddar cheese
8
red bliss mashed potatoes
whipped w/ cream, butter, roasted garlic & chives
8
jumbo baked potato
loaded w/ butter, sour cream, chives, bacon & white cheddar cheese
8
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews snapper soup filet seafood oreo crust crab cakes oysters rockefeller diver scallops key lime pie oyster appetizer bread pudding mashed potatoes free parking across the street special occasion excellent steak mixed berry expensive restaurant extensive wine list
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice dinner and Great service with Patrice. Visiting Richmond for the weekend and enjoyed our dinner at Bookbinders. Food was great.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank bobbiD16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an event venue, look no further!!! As a wedding planner, this restaurant deserves 100 stars if this is possible. They went above and beyond in their superior customer service. Jeanette, the banquet manager was so accommodating and easy to work...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank fongypoo79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From what I learned, this Bookbinders is a offshoot of the Philadelphia Bookbinders Seafood Restaurant. The snapper soup is Outstanding, just like the original Bookbinders in Philadelphia. Don't forget to add the Sherry wine. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed October 1, 2019

Who would have guessed that seafood restaurant so far from the ocean would have such delicious seafood ? The clams on the half shell were some of the tastiest and freshest that I have had. The jumbo fried shrimp really were jumbo, I could only...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Bilpo51
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

We decided to try this place after reading reviews on trip advisor looking for seafood. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t great. Food was just ok, service was great. We feel overpriced for what you get. Our party had the oyster Rockefeller and escargot which were...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Great old world Richmond atmosphere. Beautiful view of the city skyline and a peak at the James River flood gate. We ate dinner there and the setting sun over the city skyline was gorgeous. Everything we had to eat was delicious. My sea diver scallops...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BaciMo
Reviewed August 19, 2019

My husband and I and our friends decided to try this restaurant and I can't begin to tell you how delicious everything was..from the waiter to drinks to the fantastic appetizers to the meal and desserts. I had the Filet Mignonette and it was as...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank rialou116
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Dinner with friends . First time here. Greeted warmly by name, hostess was on the ball. Server was very good helped with menu selections. Friendly and knowledgeable. Talked to owner who came to table and chatted. we discussed the Bookbinders we have visited over the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Bear H
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Had filet mignonette with fried shrimp that was outstanding. Hubby had blackened swordfish also great! Service was excellent from Tim. Only con is the vodka & cranberry was weak. Would recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank pafalco1
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We enjoyed a delicious anniversary dinner at Bookbinder's. The dining room is lovely and comfortable. Our server was attentive, and shared his recommendations with us. The wine list was extensive, and we found a delicious wine to enjoy with dinner. Our food was excellent, and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Business casual is fine
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