7 Best Steakhouses in Virginia

Craving a fancy steak dinner complete with swoon-worthy wine lists, delectable sides and desserts and world-class hospitality? You’re in luck. Virginia is home to some of the best steakhouses on the East Coast whether you’re looking for a date night option or just treating yourself (you deserve it). That’s why we took the guesswork out for you and compiled a list of the best steakhouses in Virginia. 

7 of the Best Steakhouses in Virginia


1. Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse – Richmond

This tobacco warehouse turned swanky steakhouse is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Bookbinder’s is famous not only for their incredible steak and seafood picks but also their award-winning service and romantic atmosphere. Get started with an order of their delightfully tangy pan-seared scallops; and then move on to their signature Bookbinder’s Steak and Crab. And don’t forget a bottle pick from their swoon-worthy wine list. 

2. Schlesinger’s Steakhouse – Newport News

White tablecloths, traditional chophouse fares and an award-winning wine list accentuate this Newport News gem, Schlesinger’s Steakhouse. Famous for their warm hospitality and sophisticated atmosphere, you can’t ever go wrong with a steak feast here. Start your evening with an order of their classic martini shrimp cocktail; then head on to the porterhouse steak. 

3. Piedmont Steakhouse – Culpeper

Nestled in a late 19th-century historic building in the heart of downtown Culpeper, Piedmont Steakhouse has all the charm you’d expect. It’s the perfect atmosphere for date night or marking a special occasion and the service is what really brings it full circle. Not only that, but the steaks are some of the best in the state. We recommend loading up on their bone-in ribeye with a loaded mashed potato and a wine pairing. 

4. Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse – Roanoke

This cosy, clubby and charming steakhouse in Roanoke is just the spot to get your carnivorous fix. Here you’ll find some of the best steaks Virginia can offer served with the warmest hospitality on the East Coast. And don’t just take our word for it, the reviews speak for themselves. Get started with their jumbo lump crab stuffed mushrooms before moving on to a hefty helping of their 26 oz cowboy ribeye. Don’t forget a pick from their list of more than 120 wines and 130 liquors.

5. Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse – Norfolk

Set in an uber-elegant and unbelievably charming historic building in the heart of Norfolk, you’ll find Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse. This sophisticated chophouse is one of the best in the biz when it comes to winning hospitality and spectacular sizzling steaks. Whether you’re dining for a date or just treating yourself, be sure to opt for one of their prime-aged beef picks which are aged on site and don’t miss their caviar.  

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6. Aberdeen Barn Steakhouse – Virginia Beach

Since 1966 Aberdeen Barn Steakhouse has been whipping up the best steak dinners in Virginia. Best part? This clubby, old school steakhouse comes complete with a wow-worthy wine list and delectable raw bar sure to bring your steak dinner full circle. Be sure to opt for their signature grilled tomahawk ribeye that’s been aged to perfection for 45 days. 

7. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – McLean

Fleming’s is a household name that conjures up images of sophisticated steak dinners complete with white tablecloths, fine wines and world-class service. Treat yourself to a zesty shrimp cocktail followed by a classic filet mignon and be sure to ask for a wine or whiskey pairing. 

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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