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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
60 years of Excellence!!

Never a bad meal! I grew up going here for special occasions. Now its where my wife and I go! The staff and service are excellent. The steaks, seafood, appetizers are all delicious! There is a reason The Top has been in business for 60 years!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
BuckeyeDeputy
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Columbus
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Never a bad meal! I grew up going here for special occasions. Now its where my wife and I go! The staff and service are excellent. The steaks, seafood, appetizers are all delicious! There is a reason The Top has been in business for 60 years!!

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Top is remarkable. It soldiers on. With all the changes in the restaurant landscape you can still count on the Top. The prices may have gone up but the quality is still there. Make a reservation, you will need it!

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Lima, Ohio
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Atmosphere - Atmosphere - Atmosphere - from the bar to the dessert. Old school bar with interesting drinks - the great american songbook played on a piano, not the jukebox - and a pretty darn good steak...

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Columbus
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed this resturant, food was great, servers were great and they had live entertainment. The only two down sides were the lighting if you did not have a table with a lamp or a light above you table it was hard to see your menu and the room temperture was cool depending were you were... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have heard great things about The Top. I am not exactly sure why? It was just ok. For the price, I have had way better quality of steak. I ordered the filet and it was really tough. By tough I mean it took me about five swipes every time with my knife. My husband was not really impressed with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I celebrated my birthday on a busy Friday night. Our table was not ready when we arrived and were asked to sit at the bar. After a drink, we were promptly seated. This place is truly a throwback to past. Very few places like this still exist. There was a piano and a singer providing entertainment. Many... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I remember going there back in the sixties and through the present. Back then people didn't go to restaurants all the time.We would go on special occasions and and still do. The steak is better than anyone else's that charge double even triple. The atmosphere is very relaxing and takes you back to a better time. piano bar, fireplace, white... More 

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Kingston, OHio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Finally had an opportunity to dine here, an old-school 60-year old established steak house...was greeted immediately by a very helpful and friendly waiter and seated promptly despite being early for our reservation. Miraculously, we scored a table by the fireplace...my wife loved the seating! Service was prompt and expertly presented; great wait staff! First up was the shrimp cocktail...large, delicious,... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I thought when I walked in Dean Martin & Sammy Davis might be singing at the bar. Bartender was great as were the KY bourbon drinks. Service was average as we were in group of 8. Food tasty and hot. I was disappointed in my $36 ribeye steak as felt I could of done a better job on my grill.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was so overly inpressed with the food here that I cannot find another Steakhouse just as good! I have been to Hyde Park, and many other top Steakhouses! The Top blows them out of the park! A little pricey but very worth it! I cannot wait until our next trip to The Top Steakhouse!

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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