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The Top Steakhouse

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2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614 (James)
(614) 231-8238
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Loved it!!! And Theresa was an awesome waitress!!! She made sure we had a great time, she knew the menu and recommended some great dishes!!!!! 5 stars for Theresa!!!!!!!!! :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it!!! And Theresa was an awesome waitress!!! She made sure we had a great time, she knew the menu and recommended some great dishes!!!!! 5 stars for Theresa!!!!!!!!! :)

Thank Jackielouise09
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Top steakhouse for the wife's birthday. Very nice place,a little on the small side. An very dark, piano was going fire was going an the food was fantastic, steaks were aged, an cooked just right,medium. Shrimp was perfect. Baked potato was great, double bacon an granny slaw for starters, just melted in your mouth.my only thing... More 

Thank Dave F
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294 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I felt like I went back to the 1950s or 1960s when I walked in here. Super dark, old steakhouse feel. Lounge singer at the piano. It was a wonderful experience. Our entire party had steaks and they were all delicious, cooked to perfection. The service was first rate. I will go back here on a future visit to Columbus,... More 

Thank SLKspingirl
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Went with a group of 12 for leisurely dinner. My husband got bone in ribeye and I ordered the surf and turf. Our steaks were perfectly cooked. The lobster was not greasy. I think it was the best lobster I have ever eaten.

Thank settinpret
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband and I and another couple recently had a birthday dinner celebration at The Top. We made reservation (highly recommend) We arrived early and went to the bar for a drink. The Top is exactly as I remembered from back in the early 80's. I ordered a Cosmopolitan and it was crafted to perfection. Two people ordered Dirty Martini's... More 

2 Thank LadyAutum
Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A Columbus classic. It's about the food not the ambiance. Consistently good food. You can't go wrong no matter what your menu choice. Personally I like the ribs and filet. I've never been disappointed.

1 Thank Barry E
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was in town for a memorial service and my cousin ( a local) suggested we hit The Top. He said it was kind of a "throw back" place- and indeed it was. It's like a 50s dinner dance place -- very dark. There's a piano bar and a bar- but we sat in the back at a table where... More 

1 Thank paducah1983
Newark, Ohio
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Three ordered the petite filet, that I would judge to be at least 6 ounces, and all were cooked exactly as ordered. Our fourth diner chose the special of the day which was some type of fish and she said it was delicious, so much so, the only thing left on her... More 

2 Thank Coya7
Coshocton, Ohio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Excellent food in a mid 20th century setting. Live piano music on certain days of the week really compliments the great food and service. Highly recommend for special occasion dining.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Steak was mostly gristle. Was over priced for the quality of the food. Wine was over priced $40.00 for an $12.00 bottle of wine..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 231-8238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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