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The Top Steakhouse

2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
(614) 231-8238
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Ranked #59 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Hilliard, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Top Steakhouse is wonderful! The food and service are outstanding! The restaurant takes one back to "the good old days" with fine dining and great live music. The prices are not inexpensive, but worth every penny. Excellent all away around!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While visiting our son in Columbus, we had dinner there. The lighting is dim for atmosphere and they have the cutest little lady who plays the piano and plays whatever you want to hear. My husband had sneaked out for a smoke but on his way back stopped and stood next to her singing and she handed him a microphone.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Without a doubt this is the best steak in Columbus. When you walk in the door you are walking into the 1950's, complete with piano bar. Certainly not cheap fast food but a fine meal with all the trimmings. Highly recommended for a business or a romantic dinner. I have eaten at the Top countless times and have never had... More

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Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Yes I first went to the Top In 1958 or so ..great then..great now Steaks...as good as day 1 If you enjoy a Real steak house...and music as a plus Stop by....imagine a bogart Movie setting

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Lancaster, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My date and I visited The Top after a movie date night during the week. We had made reservations through Open Table and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived late and the Host was able to seat us within 10 minutes! We enjoyed the dark ,candlelit, white table cloth atmosphere. The nostalgic sounds of the piano man and the whispering... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've seen some reviews claim the place is outdated and dark. Well, yes- its just like it has been since The Top opened! Only now, its considered retro. Don't go if you've got a fast food mentality. We celebrated our anniversary there last night and it was wonderful. The surf and turf, the onion rings and the prime rib were... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about The Top Steakhouse

Address: 2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
Phone Number: (614) 231-8238
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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