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The Top Steakhouse

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2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614 (James)
(614) 231-8238
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
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Jacksonville, Florida
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I met my sister and her husband for dinner here on a Thursday night. I have to say that comments by others about how dark it is in this restaurant is spot on. Very hard to read anything at the tables. Also, for a party of four, the tables are a little on the small side and... More 

Thank billnjax
Lancaster, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food, service, and atmosphere are exceptional and consistent. We've been coming to Columbus and to the Top from out of town for many years and have never been disappointed. The current owners are wonderful and have always been very professional and attentive. We've been to many good Columbus restaurants as well as several upscale restaurants throughout several major cities in... More 

Thank dtodd15
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything I've had is of exceptional quality. The meats and seafood is always terrific and I love the sides. Old fashioned place with a classic menu and service that is always just right.

Thank Gary S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steak was good after I took it home and heated it up because they didn't cook it well done. I don't like to see any red or blood. Other than that it was good except was kind of disappointed in there sides not a big variety so I got double fries....

Thank Miracle C
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had heard many great things about the Top before visiting...from the food, to the service, and the atmosphere. This was mine and my husband's first visit and we were celebrating his birthday child-free, which was noted in our reservation. The atmosphere was not our cup of tea...very dated and gimmicky but I guess I can see the attraction for... More 

Thank TheDWs
Northwest Ohio
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I went to The Top steakhouse for an anniversary dinner. We wanted something different from the chain steakhouses. The Top was given a local award as the best steakhouse in Columbus. I don't know if I would agree with that but there are certainly pluses and minuses. First the decor is as billed. Dark inside with vintage... More 

Thank jdwobser
Canal Winchester, OH
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went here for a special occasion on a weeknight recently. First thing you feel is that you stepped back in time -- like the 1950's -- not in a bad, dirty or old way - everything is up to date. But you get the feeling that Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. are at a table in... More 

Thank JAYBB1
Columbus, Ohio
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This place reminds me of Yogi Berra’s famous quip, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” We have been going to the Top for more than 20 years, about once a year for extra special occasions. In the past, we thought their steaks, while very expensive, were very good. So, we had a very special occasion and we made a... More 

4 Thank NoneColumbus
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is an old style steakhouse, with very good character. They really do a steak right and the value here is excellent. They don't rip you for sides, comes all inclusive and everything is good. Don't be fooled by all the other over priced steak houses, as if that tells you they must be good. Good piano bar, great people... More 

Thank Terry O
Crooksville, Ohio
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Top is an anachronistic type restaurant where people still dress properly, the staff is well groomed and attentive, as well as very concerned about each and every patron. Every visit to the Top takes us back to the 60's atmosphere that we grew up with and the food remains excellent as well. The cocktails are delicious and prodigious and... More 

Thank JOHN R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 231-8238

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?