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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
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Hours:
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

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Columbus classic.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
jmcclu
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Coshocton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Coshocton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Go for the prime rib. Order a large and split it with your favorite person. Then you'll have room for dessert! The Top is a throwback to another era - piano bar, muted lighting, cozy quarters. Waiter was disinterested throughout the entire evening to the point where we almost left the table to track him down. It was a wonderful... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having heard what a gem Top Steakhouse is, I took my daughter there last week. Firstly, the steak I had was perfectly cooked and very good but at $38 for a petite filet mignon it does not really compare in value to a Mitchell's Steakhouse or Morton's. From there everything was downhill. While apparently a Columbus institution, the sides were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Because my husband is from Columbus, every few years we return to The Top Steakhouse in Bexley, Ohio, and we are never disappointed. In fact, this last visit was totally impressive. The food, particularly the steaks and all the accompaniments were unbelievable and this day and age, it's so rare for a main course to come with two delicious sides.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They are celebrating their 60th anniversary and have not declined. I left Columbus more than 30 years ago. It was one of my favorites then & didn't disappoint on a recent return visit. The menu is varied & the prices fairly reasonable compared to where I now live, At least you still get a COMPLETE meal, rather than a piece... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We sat at the piano bar and enjoyed our steak and shrimp dinners which were great! Our server was friendly and efficient!

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a business dinner last night at The Top Steakhouse and had a great evening! This is a classic, local place with a piano player between the bar and the main dining room playing jazz classics. Intimate tables in a darkened room - don't see that very often any more. Excellent steak and appetizers, friendly staff - worth another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I just love this place! From the staff to the atmosphere to the music to the steak!!!! If I didn't live 30 min away we'd come a lot more often! This is my go to place for special occasions, even my kids request it now. We sat outside for Fathers Day dinner and it was delightful! We are thrilled to... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was my second visit to The Top and it has great service and absolutely fantastic food. I had the petite filet. I was in heaven. They cooked it exactly as I ordered it and it melted in my mouth. I'm hungry thinking about it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
    (James)
  • 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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