Ben's Chophouse
Ben's Chophouse

Ben's Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benschophouse.net/
  • Phone: 7062560466
  • 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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Ben's Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Ft Benning Graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    The surprise piece of gourmet cake topped with cream consumated a wondeerful dining experience. Our son did not have a well prepared steak for 14 weeks; when he finally did, Ben's prepared a great meal!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch spot!
    Dixiedoodle
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Service, food, and atmosphere was great. We decided on the restaurant because we had coupons. We were delighted with the staff and the food. I had the burger with sweet potato fries. It was perfectly cooked and the sweet potato fries were awesome. Great location and excellent service. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    robinj88
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    The chef's daily specials are usually the way to go (not that anything else isn't great always, because it is).....It's the only place in town that has a bone in filet that is very outstanding. And the pecan crusted chicken drizzled with honey is amazing too. These were both chef specials though but can't go wrong with anything that you palate enjoys. They also have great acoustic live music that's not too loud to talk to each other (and trust me, I'm hard of hearing). It's in my top 3 in Columbus for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was prepared well and
    Good2go
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Food was prepared well and served promptly. Haley was very helpful with suggestions and was a very good waitress
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Salad
    ProTravelLLC
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The Salad with Seafood was a hit at our table! It comes with large grilled shrimp, large grilled scallops and lump crab meat on top! It is a meal into itself but the chef has no problem splitting it between two if you want to Oder a nice steak to go along with it! We did and we were very pleased not to mention very satisfied. We also would be remiss if we didn't mention the attention and politeness of the wait staff. They were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Waiter was good to excellent! That's we're the good stops. Way over priced for the quality. Bread served was way beneath what expected in restaurant that sells $45 steaks in Columbus,GA. None of the dishes we had were notable!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good chow
    Arforgen
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Good chaw at an ok price point. Service was good. The curry chicken was surprisingly good, didn't expect that at a chophouse. Steaks were cooked correctly and all the food arrived hot and at the same time. Service was good and the manager checked on us twice. All in all a pleasant worry free dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wondrrful
    Justdining
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    My friends and i truly enjoyed our time a Bens Chophouse. We were a party of three on a Wedneday nite. We participated in the wine tasting and there was musical entertainment that we truly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment!!
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    My husband and I were very excited to use our dealsaver coupon for our anniversary dinner, sans kids. Needless to say, we were both very disappointed in the overall experience, especially with the main dishes. Our appetizer of raw tuna rolls were delicious however, the rest of the food was not. The food portions were small, the prices steep, and the taste lacking. The ambience was not what is expected for a chophouse. The music which was classic rock was playing too loud and seemed inappropriate for a chophouse restaurant. We purchased a second dealsaver coupon, and I do not know if we will be using it. We left the restaurant and went to another one because we were still hungry. The service was good, no complaints but not phenomenal.
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  • Too expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Really not sure the price matched the experience. A little too expensive. Maybe the band was not what I expected. I like more piano or jazz.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find for Columbus! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Good find for Columbus! Food was very good, nice ambience and the jazz combo was a nice surprise
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    The food was very good. We both enjoyed our meals. The ambiance was quite nice. It reminded us of places that we had been to in Savannah. The truly outstanding characteristic of the experience was the service. Kevin was our waitperson. He struck a perfect balance between being on hand for any need while remaining apart to permit our uninterrupted enjoyment of the evening. He was very informative and employed top-notch communication skills with a fine touch of humor. This was a first visit to The Chop House. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the atmosphere at Bens
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Great place for a gathering of friends or romantic night for two. Live music is always pleasant and not too much. Perfect atmosphere for making you feel good. Prices are kinda high so I would appreciate a few smaller potion option for a smaller price :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good; and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    The food was very good; and everyone was cordial and accommodating. The waitresses came across a tad inexperienced; however, they were nice, eager, attentive. This place will only get better. I'll be sure to dine with them again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, had the delicious
    AnnieBananieVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Excellent food, had the delicious lamb chops. Sabrina was pleasant server! Will definately come back, if I visit this area again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Really enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Out of the 8 people in my group I was the only one who had ever been and they all said they would definately be back. Thanks for the great hospitality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere & service are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The atmosphere & service are always good. I decided to try something different on the menu instead of the usual filet that I enjoy so much. Unfortuantly, the seafood salad was very disappointing. It came on a bed of generic iceberg lettuce with 2 scallops and 2 shrimp for $20. The seafood tasted delicious, but 4 bites of seafood is not near enough for the price when it's served on cheaper lettuce.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but servers need more training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The food and environment was great. The reason I'm wasn't completely satisfied was the server. She was new and what not but she barley checked on us and left the empty beer bottle on the table. She was good in the beginning, until it got busy and then there was another couple beside us that starting getting unhappy so she only focus on them. We waited 45mins to pay our bill and in that time she was right by us about five times but only focus on the other couple. I understand they were a little shirt handed but all she had to do was turn around once she finish with that couple. The dinner was really good until then. So truly I don't know if I will come back or not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was bad and it took a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was bad and it took a long time to get the food plus it was hard to get the waitresses attention
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Everything was absolutely perfect. the food was delicious. our waiter was very courteous. our service was fast. our trip to ben's chophouse was the perfect ending to our first night as newlyweds. we will definitely be returning to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had reservations on a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We had reservations on a Saturday night. Our table was ready at the reserved time. The service was very slow that night. The food was tasty - I always enjoy the freshly prepared dishes at Ben's. We did not sit in the bar area, however, the live entertainment was loud enough to be somewhat bothersome during our meal. None of the negatives are enough to chase me away from Ben's. Though pricey for our family, Ben's is always on the list of favorites.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Streaks were excellent quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Streaks were excellent quality and deserts seemed fresh. Outstanding quality. Service and knowledge of the product, something as simple as a beefeaters martini, was lacking. He was so clueless it became funny. Then my perfect manhattan ... he came back and said the bar had not vermoth. LOL. Then at the table he came back to announce this and as talking he stopped and said "hey wait, my manager is wanting to tell me something" ... he was right around the wall from where we sat. House salad he said was "mixed greens and not iceburg" and with that info, my Micheal changed from spinach to house. It came as a white bowl of iceburg. The server said, ha, the kichen is making me look like a liar. Then added " we are out of mixed greens."
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ben's was awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We've been going to Ben's Chophouse since it was opened. Excellent food including a proprieter's menu! Ben often comes to your table to get feedback! We recommend the wine tastings, and Ben will use those to update his wine list with those hidden gems. Save room for dessert because they are decadent and delicious! There's live music in the bar on weekends, and during the wine tastings. Whether it's an after work drink, or a special occasion dinner, Ben has you covered!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress training saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    The waitress training saturday evening was great. Everything was outstanding. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We celebrated a boot camp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    We celebrated a boot camp graduation and got this restaurant off of a website referral.the food was not good.my shrimp was overcooked to mush and the beef tips were shredded beef.would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience was an awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    The experience was an awesome one! Thumbs up for the service too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dinner vibe was a cross
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    The dinner vibe was a cross between a bar style with TV and a romantic setting. Too much noise for a steakhouse with only three tables full there was no need to ruin the experience with tv dinner show. Otherwise, shrimp was slighty overcooked and fish special waz ok. Has potential to be a much better restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    During a business dinner with valued military customers they enjoyed the atmosphere, setting but most importantly the meal at Ben's Chop house.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have lived in Columbus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    We have lived in Columbus 2 years and finally decided to try Ben's. We should have saved our money. Food was just not good. Place smelled like the kitchen and atmosphere was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EdK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Friends took me to Ben's at my request, for my birthday. Everything was PERFECT!!..Food, Ambience, Everything!! The server (Robert) did everything Perfectly. We stayed a long time...it couldn't have been better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet was overcooked, sent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Filet was overcooked, sent back, and replacement meet MUCH better. Outstanding, in fact.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great; food was
    TeamCasonVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    Service was great; food was even better. Shrimp appetizer is to die for. Fried lobster tail is a must try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent steaks. They went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Excellent steaks. They went out of their way to make the drinks the way we asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for Columbus.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Great restaurant for Columbus. The live band was a little to loud as those sitting in the dinning area had to talk loud to hear each other due to the noise of the band. Service was awesome and great to know the desert menue was hand made. The bone-in rib eye was great but a little to much fat on the steak. I ask the waiter not to cook my steak in the butter sauce but mention when he brought our food to the table the chef put the butter on the top of the steak anyway. I was about to send it back as it wasn't what I ordered. That's the only thing I didn't like. Carrot Cake and bread pudding was the bomb! Overall, great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced, food had no flavor,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Over priced, food had no flavor, also found it odd that our dish came out before we had even started are salad app. All I am saying is a steak takes longer than 3 minutes to cook. I'm guessing they might have par cooked some of the dishes to get ahead of the rush. The staff was top notch but ran out of high chairs even though we made reservations for 2 and a baby. They borrowed high chairs from the Japanese place next door. I salute our waiter for going out of his way for us though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food had a good taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    The food had a good taste but my husband and I ordered our steak medium well and it was well done. The waiter acted like it was his first day on the job. Reading off of the menu reaching over our heads for our plates. It was a good dinner but for the price I expected what I am use to ....much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak was 50% fat. Over priced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Steak was 50% fat. Over priced. Slow service . Will not return, very disappointed
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We took my parents to dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    We took my parents to dinner to celebrate their 59th anniversary. Top ratings all around=)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well it was vdays, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Well it was vdays, but the way our night played out was un-excusable. After attempting to switch reservations from 715 to around 8, the only available time was 915. Understandable because of the holiday. What was not ok was the fact that we stood until 950 to get our table. After seated, our server suggested that she would understand if we just left, using tone and attitude as if that was her preference anyway. Her attitude was rude and short, but that was only thing short. Our wait time for our food was almost as long as our wait time to be seated.after finally receiving our food, the crab meat on our lobster tails was so burnt we couldnt eat it. At this point we were so frustrated there was not going to be anything enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made for a great valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Made for a great valentines date. We greatly enjoyed the jazz band. One bad mark was that they were backed up and even though we had a reservation we still waited 25 min.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic