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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 1,975 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $13 - $40
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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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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We've seen some reviews claim the place is outdated and dark.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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Senior Contributor
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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