Ben's Chophouse
Ben's Chophouse

Ben's Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benschophouse.net/
  • Phone: (706) 256-0466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday thru Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Dinner Friday thru Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Bar stays open later.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please call 706-256-0466 for details.
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday thru Saturday
  • Special Events: Birthday, Business Events, Meetings and Special Occasions

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Airport Thruway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ben's Chophouse
Welcome to Ben’s Chophouse, Columbus’ favorite for the best hand-cut steaks and freshest seafood around. We hope you enjoy your visit with us whether for a great time with friends and family or an upscale business dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ben's Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (5)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Expensive but pretty good
    KermitsmomVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Went there In part because it was one of only two places in Columbus on Open Table. The steaks were delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was fine. They weren't busy that night, so I don't know how it might be on, say, a weekend. Our large party (7 plus a baby) were promptly and well served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a quiet dinner
    GabeVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We were in Columbus, GA, visiting, decided to try this place out. We were seated immediately. The service was very good. Our waitress always checked on us to see if we needed anything. I had a sirloin with roasted potatoes. The steak was very tender and the sides were really good. It was a quiet night so I don't know how this place would be with a large crowd. A bit pricey for the location and environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Magnificat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We enjoyed the food and live music in the bar area. The service was exceptional! Some people may think this restaurant is a little pricey but you get a lot of food. I could hardly finish my delicious Gumbo dish. I would recommend Ben's Chophouse to friends and my husband and I our looking forward to another evening at Ben's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    ompeat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service, food, preparation, dessert, wine ALL Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Food - Great Service
    Dewey
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As always, Ben's Chophouse does not disappoint. A must for entertaining out-of-town guests, or as a date-night standard! Membership in their "Frequent Diner" club membership is an added plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • horrible
    q8k8
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Way over priced and poor quality, for the food served to my wife and I, my wife order mignon medallions with "lump" crab and Bernaise sauce the lump crab was flakes of crab in metal container of mostly mushrooms, the Bernaise was a thick as tub butter and tasteless , it was accompanied by wilted lettuce that appeared to have been boiled and lacked any seasoning and was tasteless. My Rib - eye was medium I ordered med - rare, the loaded baked potatoes was dry overcooked. I had expected a fine dining evening did not happen.
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  • Great Dinning Experience
    foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent special occasion restaurant! Excellent food, you cannot go wrong with whatever you decide to have...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Steaks
    Lindaf
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food at Ben's Chophouse is cooked to perfection, and the steaks are top grade. You get your money's worth with the proportions as well. We love to go for lunch and at night for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth food ever!!!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food took more about 97 minutes to get ready, and yet when the server brought it to the table the steaks were not cook properly. The lobster was burned. Bottom line is that the quality of the food is awful and distasteful for the prices this restaurant charge. The only good thing was the server, Cristal; she worked extremely hard to make everything right. Food was so bad that the manager took care of the bill without questions. I will not recommend to anybody to eat there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed
    dande
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ben's is a great neighborhood restaurant and bar that is always a pleasure to visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Ben's Chophouse reviews archive.
  • NICE DINNER
    BOZE
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Only complaint tables are very small. If you have 4 it will be tight fit. Steaks were good but not great. Bit expensive. Friday evening there was no crowd. Looked like most were having burgers. Compares favorably to Buckheads, which was a real disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    enjoygoodmeals
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ordered the $50 steak. A bit pricey but I was in the mood for a steak and a lot of it. Asked for it medium rare. Came out medium well. I pointed this out and was told that they would take the steak off the hot plate so it would not continue to cook. Huh??? It was so dry and chewy and need I say small. All the juice being cooked out of it there were only few bites left in it. Couldn't eat it. Manager also mentioned that this was the last steak of this cut. This was at 7 pm. One of my side dishes never came out until I asked about it at the end of our meal. The manager who seeing I didn't or couldn't eat the steak offered me a 50% discount on my entrée. I just paid $25 for a steak that I couldn't eat. First and last time trying this place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great place for good wine and music. CEM Is 3 is an excellent jazz trio and look forward to listening to them again. Ambiance very good. Only downfall was food was mediocre. Will come back again though for entertainment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service
    EieshaVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Would indeed come again! Great service and really great food. I especially enjoyed the steak! The menu was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Experience
    16paws
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Although we've only dined at Ben's once each year for my Mother's birthday, we have not been disappointed. Food great! Service Excellence! ask for Kevin's section in the dining area. We recently moved back to Columbus. We look forward to experiencing Ben's other events like wine tastings in the bar .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    Key2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I graduated from college and decided to try Ben's Chophouse, what an excellent choice! The waitress, Lindsey was amazing! We arrived right before closing time because of graduation crowds/traffic; however, the staff opened us with open arms! EVERYONE in my party bragged about how great the dishes were and excellent prices on drinks as well! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    Gidgette53
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had heard such great things about Ben's Chophouse but could not seem to find the time to go. I finally had the time and available friend to go with and the food was terrible. I don't miind spending a lot if the food is especially tasty: both our steaks were filled with grizzle and way more fat than one normally find at high end restaurants. The diet soda was flat, my friend's asparagus was limp and tasteless. My potatoes was great and the green beans were just ok. We were both very disappointed and will not go back.
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  • Overrated
    broker
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Thought that for the price paid everything could have been better. It took over 10 minutes for a server to come to our table. The hostess who seated us offered to take our drink orders but then informed us that she could not take wine orders. We had to ask for bread from our server who when asked if bread came with our meal informed us that it was by request. We informed her that she never mentioned that to us when she took our orders. Food was okay but the mashed potatoes that I ordered were not originally brought out with my meal and once i found our server to inform her of this she bought out some potatoes that were lukewarm. Paid over $80 for two persons so expected so much more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "The Salads"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our experience was okay. I had the gumbo and my husband had the bourbon steak both of which came with a salad and a side. I ordered a "salad" w dressing on side and my husband ordered a "Caesar". Unbelievably when we got our bill we Haida $2.00 up charge EACH for our salads. Our waitress attempted to explain it was based on the "salad" we ordered. Huh?? What?? Not complaining over $4.00 but because we told her it was our 1st time, would have thought she would have explained or offered to remove it. Would I come back again?? Umm not so sure now.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    visited Ben's Chophouse to celebrate my son's commisioning as 2LT. Serever, Kevin was awesome. checked on Gluten free for my wife and I, answered all our questions, checked on us the right amount and even graced us with a free dessert. They had a bunch of specials, the fillet with crab meat was incredible...cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and feel free toask them to prepare it 'your way'. Seemed very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, service not up to par
    DeeDee
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our food was good but not as good as it has been in the past. My Mahi Mahi was dry whereas the last time I had it it was very moist. The waitress started out good but as the night went on, she got slower and slower with requests. It took us a long time to get our check and to have it picked back up. We eventually had to ask another server to take it. It did not appear she had too many other tables. The restaurant was not that crowded. The Brussel Sprouts CANNOT be beat. They are the best menu item!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO DISAPPOINTING!
    FoodLovah
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our foursome had steak, porkchops, beef tips and a chicken dish. The beef tips were very good; the chicken and pork chops were good but not remarkable. The ribeye steak was mediocre. As a chophouse, we expected more. It was prepared and served as requested (medium). Unfortunately, the flavor was average and the texture chewy. The sautéed spinach was very good and the grilled asparagus was exceptional. The uniquely-flavored cakes and desserts were tasty, so that's a high point, and they have a good selection of wines. Their bar specials are priced well, but only available in the bar area. We would NOT return for dinner, but might for a glass of wine and the lamb chop appetizers. They're expensive ($14) but very, very good.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Night
    Annivcouple
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We went here for the steak that was referred to us by others. My husband and I both enjoyed our steaks which were cooked to our specifications. They had lots of options for the kids too which was nice because my son is a picky eater. Overall, I would say that it was a good steak but not the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    Christine
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The food was amazing and well priced. It was between this place or Epic for our anniversary dinner and I picked Bens because it had a delicious looking menu and was still affordable. It was definitely worth every penny! The service was fantastic! And the wine on special was delicious! It's a fancy but well priced restaurant. One of Columbus' best restaurants hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find in Columbus, GA
    Dave
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I visited this Ben's earl in the evening...6pm...and there was very little bat action but the bar appeared to have a nice ambience and would probably get busy a little later in the evening. The dining room be "dressed up" a bit to make it a little more enticing. However, the food was very good and the service was truly outstanding. I travel and eat out a lot, so I fairly critical when rating restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Female
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a great time. Great atmosphere, service, food and drink. Employees were cordial and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks with good service.
    BigChet
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great Steaks with good service. We have been here many times and highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My mom recently celebrated a milestone birthday and we had 12 for dinner. The menu, staff and service were all perfect for this celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find with presentation
    MaxatAU
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    After taking in a recent show at the Rivercenter, we had to plan ahead for a late dinner. Following online recommendations, we decided to try Ben's Chophouse. Quite happy we did. The bone-n ribeye was served exactly as ordered, and still cooking on a cast-iron platter. My wife's dinner salad (I don't know which one she ordered) was reported to be fresh, nicely seasoned and flavorful. The boy's order of tenderloin medallions was perfect. Our server was quick, friendly and attentive. Serving time was prompt, considering the items ordered, no undue delays.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a Birthday Dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    It was a Birthday Dinner, made a note of this on reservation and told server, nothing was acknowleged.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Steak Lover
    Anight2remember
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The steak that we recieved was burned. Well done steak should be eatable. We had to return the steak two times before giving up. We were told that they have no control on how well done is served. Minus the small portion the steak was returned.
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  • My overall experience at the
    vikman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My overall experience at the Ben's Chop House was very good. A couple recommendations I would suggest would be bigger portions of food, and maybe put tinting on the resturant's glass to cut down on vehicle headlight glaring. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Service
    RLotson2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great and the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    pappyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Despite mixed reviews we decided to give the restaurant a try. My wife's steak had to be re-cooked two times. They apparently thinks medium is raw. The manager was very helpful and explained to us, that what everyone else in Georgia thinks is medium is actually well done. Our waitress was friendly but couldn't tell us is the steak was dry aged. I did like that the entrees came with one side and a salad. It was ok but not at the level of other top steak houses. The manager was very nice and worked hard to get the food right. The waitress was friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Ribeye Steak was amazing
    Rbryan0604
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The Ribeye Steak was amazing and wonderful Hamburger's. Glad we stopped on the way thru.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in Columbus
    BigChet
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We have lived in East Alabama for less than 2 months and have tried a number of local steakhouses. We have been to Ben's a few times and have always been satisfied. Our steaks were great cuts of meat and cooked just right. There is as extensive list of wines by the glass. It was just a very satisfying night out and was much better than a much more expensive meal at Meritage. We plan to be regular's at Ben's
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was great, as always! The restaurant was busy and very noisy. We were unable to have a conversation due to the very loud group next to us. I've found that booth seating is a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were overnight in Columbus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We were overnight in Columbus and Open Table directed us to Ben's Chop House. From the time we walked in until we departed, it was an outstanding evening. Michael, our host provided a very warm welcome and handled our seating request exactly as we wished. Travis, our server was warm, friendly and extremely knowledgable regarding the menu items. Everyone displayed a genuine sense of appreciation that we were there as their guests. My wife described her steak as one of the best she had ever enjoyed. I chose the chefs seafood special selection that evening and it was simply outstanding. Bens had a great wine and spirit selection which enhanced our meal as well. Overall, a great experience and I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Meeting
    kevin324
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Excellent service. I arrived and was greeted pleasantly. The service was great. My group was in the dining area but you could still hear the live music in the background from the bar area which was nice. The food was excellent. I didn't hear a single complaint from any of my group. The bar service was exceptional as well. The restaurant has a large selections of wine to choose from as well as daily drink specials. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    PbramdogVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    After a long dayof traveling, Ben's was a perfect place to have a great rib eye and a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.