A traditional Steak & Chophouse Restaurant has long been absent in Norfolk.
When Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse opened in 2006 we set out to fill this void.
Housed in the circa 1906 building of the same name, Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse was conceived and executed with a no compromise attitude rewarding guests with a memorable dining experience.
We serve only grain fed Midwestern all natural beef aged on site to ensure only the finest product quality. An extensive wine selection is provided from our temperature and humidity controlled cellar insuring optimal storage conditions.
Our commitment is to provide not only the finest in food and beverage, but also outstanding service that will create a most memorable dining experience.
THE BYRD & BALDWIN BROS. BUILDING
The Byrd & Baldwin Bros. building was built in 1906 as home to a real estate investment firm of the same name. The property was purchased in 2001 following roughly thirty years of vacancy and total neglect. Essentially, the only structural element that survived was the Beau Arts Italianate façade. The condition inside had deteriorated to the extent that sky could be seen from all floors.
Following guidelines established by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the National Park Service and Norfolk’s Design Review Committee, restoration was started and finished in early 2006. With the exception of the façade, the entire structure was removed, the façade was stabilized, and rebuilding was begun. All floor and roof systems were replaced, as were the electrical and mechanical components.
The architectural integrity was preserved to the extent of precise reproduction of mahogany trim, restoration of leaded glass and skylights, as well as preservation of the sliding paired entry doors. Additional features of note are the original safe, flagstaff support and the building name chiseled in stone on the façade. Though not required, the Byrd and Baldwin Bros. building was made fully ADA compliant and now has ramp access extending to Tazewell Street.
We invite you to enjoy Byrd & Baldwin Bros. second century!