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The Top Steakhouse

2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
(614) 231-8238
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Ranked #75 of 1,967 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: James
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English first
Delaware, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A true classic. I doubt that much has changed since The Top opened over fifty years ago, and trust me, that's a good thing. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent, the food is excellent, the drinks are excellent. No doubt one of my favorite places to eat in Central Ohio. Steak, seafood, sides, appetizers, and deserts are all... More

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North Central Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food excellent; service excellent; price reasonable. I really don't think the interior or exterior of the Top has been changed since it opened in 1953 or thereabouts. My first trip there was in 1963 and it hasn't changed since then. The Top never fails to deliver the best. Since we live 50 miles away we only get to the Top... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I have already reviewed this restaurant previously. However, I love it so much I have to review it again because I dined there for a third time and I'll say it again, I love it! I had one of the nightly specials: 45 day dry aged 18oz. bone-in ribeye served with a red wine demi glacé and broiled blue cheese... More

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Columbus
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I ate here again!! Made reservation for 7:30pm on a Friday night and were seated immediately. We shared the seared scallops with spicy ground Italian sausage served on a bed of sautéed baby spinach. Fabulous! Our steaks were cooked to perfection, as always. There isn't a bad meal in the house! My wife ordered a side of... More

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Columbus
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Always great food when we go. Ate at the bar this time. Huge shrimp cocktail and crab app. And othersBoth delicious Wonderful salmon salad Service just attentive enough. We all had cocktails. Martini Cosmo margarita all very good. Surprised anyone has bad food. We always have good food

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had the back room. The food is always good. However, tonight the food was mediocre. The prime rib was extremely fatty despite asking for a less fatty piece. I had to ask the manager to get my steak to reheat it to the correct temperature because our server failed to come back to our table to check to see... More

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Dark, old school atmosphere..feels kinda like a mob hangout....steaks are great, ...the mushrooms are awesome....always great All in all, my favorite Steakhouse in Columbus...by far.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I really love The Top. I love the retro interior, I love the piano, I love the patio and the servers. We did have a very unfortunate meal here that was so bad I won't even go into detail other than to say we arrived at 5pm and walked out at 9:45pm and I barely had any food to eat.... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very friendly with interesting throw back atmosphere. So much for the Pro's. With an 8:45 res. I never thought we would have to wait until 9:45. First mistake. Waitress was cordial but mostly absent. Mrs., son, and I all had ribeyes. Son and I ordered med. rare, Mrs. Med. Sons was OK, mine was med. well, Mrs. Was medium with... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband has wanted to try this restaurant for several years and finally he got his wish. We stopped here for dinner one night on the way home from the Columbus Symphony. It was so very disappointing. The food was just average and way overpriced. We both had steaks and have had better ones at the Hickory House in Reynoldsburg.... More

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