The Top Steak House
The Top Steak House

The Top Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thetopsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6142318238
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Denver Adkins
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Night. Dave Powers: Monday, Pete Skradey: Tuesday, Sonia Modes: Wednesday, LG
    Jerry Wolfe: Friday, Sonia Modes: Saturday, Pete Skradey: Sunday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: James
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Top Steak House
For over 50 years, our guests have come to enjoy and expect the hospitality at The Top. Still locally and independently owned, The Top is able to focus on service and quality as opposed to the “bottom line” focus of many modern steak houses.
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The Top Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)neighborhood gem (76)romantic (72)notable wine list (34)fit for foodies (33)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always excellent
    Jiggs
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As has always been the case over the past forty years or so, the Top outdid itself in terms of food, service and atmosphere. Our server, Theresa, made it even more special with her timely visits to our table without being obtrusive. Drinks were delicious, food was excellent and our overall evening which marked our 48th anniversary was quite special for both of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ambiance was wonderful. Food (bread, steaks, potatoes) all too salty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 60s style dinner club
    Slooper1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Feels like a place Don Draper would take his daughter for her 16th birthday. Great steaks, simple menu, good wine list. There's a piano bar and half of the place is so dark you can barely read the menu. Loyal local crowd at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    RCSC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our first visit to the Top Steak House and we will be back. Food was great and the service was outstanding in every way!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was good .the wine was over priced but nice. Their could be more lighting when you walk in the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing with a capital A!
    Dragracingdiva
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I cannot say enough about this fabulous find. We were referred here by a friend to celebrate out 15th Wedding Anniversary. It was awesome, the food was amazing and worth every penny! Steak was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hatsofftoyou
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I brought a guest who was having a birthday and had never been to The Top. She as well as myself enjoyed the experience very much. Best Tom Collins ever and we both had the peite filet and shrimp, which was cooked to perfection. Also, the asparagus was the best I had ever eaten in a restaurant anywhere. Our waiter was so attentive and helpful with our questions. He was well versed in the product he serves and is an exceptional asset to The Top, in my opinion. Hope to get him the next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    the couple I was dining with had not been there for many years. They said it was a good as they rembered. They want to come back the next time they are back in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find
    carrel08
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was incredible .. People friendly.. Piano bar singer was too notch.. Just a wonderful place to go..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is a great old school dining experance. The service was great and food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • back in time....and loved it.
    wlfmn5360
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Its be ed n years since I was very here..so many restaurants have come and gone but The Top remains. Its like swalking into the early sixties. Piano playing, siner sing old " Crooner" tunes... Dark, but it fits this place well. Service is very good... Menu is from the sixties ...Steaks, chops, etc.. nothing too eclectic.. just great for the carnivore in all of us. we started with a real wedge..no ranch, or god forbid, thousand island dressing....bleu cheese My Ribeye was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. (A couple large onion rings sat on top of my steak, which I loved...) The baker was perfectly cooked And our server put as many dollops of butter or sour cream as I wanted. Garlic roasted green beans as a side...wonderful.. Eat here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I went to celebrate my Birthday. It was our first time and we really enjoyed the dinner experience, food, and music. We were seated right away. I had one of the best ribeye steaks ever. It was cooked to my specifications and so good and tender, I didn't need 'toppings' or steak sauce! We will return again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A very enjoyable dinner for the both of us! We did not have any cocktails this evening, but truely a great dining experience. Romantic, intimate, great sevice, paced nicely and above all prime rib fantastic. Certainly one of my favorite Columbus, family owned restaurants from many years ago to today. They know how to provide a great dining experience, which so many have forgotten or the patron has forgot what dining means. Thank you VTop for another wonderful meal out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak i ever ate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I recently went to the Top Steak House for our 41st wedding anniversary. I thought the experience was very good, but by far the best part was the food. The porterhouse was the best steak I've ever had, hands down!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was not the experience we were expecting. Our food was good, but not outstanding and my medium streak was over-cooked. When the bill arrived, the total was different than the sum of the itemized selections. When asked about this, a manager told me they do not put incidental charges ( in this case, 3 upgraded drink charges for a total of $3). Manager was not interested that I thought this was not proper accounting and said she tok care of it and walked away. We will not go back as there are better steak places in Columbus.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Absolutely outstanding food and service! I brought my boyfriend to the restaurant for his birthday dinner and he was apprehensive because he had never been there! After having dinner he stated it was the best restaurant he had ever been to!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    XwordzVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went to the Top on the first Wednesday of September specifically because of its Wednesday Original (as advertised on Dine Originals) of Twin Lobster Tails for $24.95. The waitress never mentioned the special, and when we asked about it she looked at us as if we had 2 heads. Two of the 4 of us wanted the lobster and had to settle for something else. Major bait and switch issue. To be fair, the entrees that we ordered were, as always, very good and we like the Top; but to advertise a special and then act as if they never heard of it is reprehensible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top
    Moler
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The bread was very salty. Same as our last visit. Our waiter got us bread without salt. My wife and I had baked chicken which was not on menu.the chicken was very good. We hope the Top puts it on the menu. Our waiter was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Melo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was delicious, but not a good value. For an appetizer, we ordered the deviled eggs with caviar and got only 5 halves (2 1/2 eggs) and less than 1 T. caviar for $14. We spent over $150 for two people. If we had gotten value for our money, that would have been OK, but we felt ripped off. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    texasmom
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This may have been the best steak ever -- perfectly prepared and tender beyond tender. Our server was personable and efficient -- very knowledgeable about the menu. Hadn't been there for a few years, but it was just as I remembered, maybe a little more polished. Well worth every dollar we spent. Won't wait so long for the next visit!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food always great
    Willie1409
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had to wait almost an hour for our table, but the bar staff and matre de made it worth it. Took care of us during our wait and that's all you can ask for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Top is still #1!
    pg123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This steakhouse has stood the test of time! I have been dining there for over 25 years and the experience is always first rate! Only Hyde Park comes close.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a great restaurant
    Kerbear534
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here on a Wednesday evening to celebrate his birthday. Prior to our visit, I read a handful of negative reviews on how the restaurant has gone down hill from where it used to be. The complaints focused on poor/slow service and mediocre tasting food. I have been to The Top several times and have always had a pleasant experience. Our food was delicious as usual. My only complaint would be that, while we were having a pre-dinner drink at the bar, one of the bartenders and servers got into heated argument directly in front of us. It was extremely awkward and unprofessional. They should have taken it elsewhere. Other than that, The Top still lives up to its name in my mind.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Connie, our server, was excellent. very attentive but not overly so. water glasses were kept full, enjoyed the evening. Food was excellent, arrived warm and very pleasing presentation
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uncharacteristically disappointing
    rb60611VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our experience at The Top on Aug 16 was disappointing. Both steaks ordered medium well, both served undercooked (medium to medium rare.) Sent them back and when the plates were returned the sides were cold. No apology at any point whatsoever from the server or manager. I even emailed the restaurant after the fact, and no reply. At $200 for dinner for two, we should have been blown away by both the food quality and the service, and we were not - by either.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Newark64
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food. Confusion when we arrived. We had a reservation. Apparently the person who greeted us was not the actual greeter and was somewhat confued as to what to do. They did get us seated. When they brought our bread we had to ask for butter. A lady who was not our server took my wifes salad before she was finished with it. She didn't ask, she just took it. Our waiter apologized for this. We love the Top. We were there for our Anniversary, I guess we just expected better service. A restaurant in your price range one expects top level service as well as food. I must say other than forgetting the butter, our waiter did fine. Were not being picky and we'll be back we just expect service a cut above in an establishment such as yours.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Uula
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a fabulous meal for my boyfriend's birthday. The food was absolutely perfect. I had salmon and my boyfriend had a strip steak...both were cooked to perfection. We both a a dinner salad which was just the right size. Our side dishes of baked potato and broccoli were both wonderful. My boyfriend had the crab cakes for an appetizer and said they were very good. We also tried the mac and cheese side dish and it was melt in you mouth. Our server was very attentive, but not intrusive...it was a great balance and it made us feel very special. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it and a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, as always
    Jiggs
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I feel so repetitive in saying everything was perfect but it was. Food was excellent, drinks were prodigious and tasty, and service was impeccable. What else is there to say? This has been our Columbus favorite for over forty years and through change of ownership as well as a variety of occurrences, the Top remains just as it says: the Top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable & consistent
    GoEnjoy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It is among Columbus' oldest restaurants & has that old-school feel with dimmed lighting, low ceilings & closely placed tables. Even its terrific patio gets second billing to the interior spaces. The staff are convivial, knowledgable, & add so much to the experience. Finally, anyone who doesn't prefer steak, will be compelled by the sights and sounds to eat steak - I am sure of it. Go & Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magicmike
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    the food was great as indicated and service as well. really enjoyed the music and impromptu singing by who ever sat there Tuesday nite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great place
    Vince
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always great service; quality of food is consistently good; patio is very nice. One of Columbus' finest.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freet
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Top has been a neighborhood fixture for at least 50 years. The dining experience remains consistently good. Little has changed in ose 50 years. You still have to adjust your eyes to the darkness when you walk in. The menu is virtually identical to the original (except for the prices unfortunately). The Top continues to have steak which is as good as anywhere else in town. The specials are usually good as well and for us carnivores, the boned in rib eye that is usually one of the specials is fantastic. I cannot evaluate the desserts because I never have enough room left. The service is always excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    meat was way under cooked. i will return but never order the prime rib again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I would definitely go again, the green beans were the best ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All in all the meal was great.
    luvredwine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food. Great wine selection. The lamb was awesome. The prime rib was a bit of a let down. There seemed to be an exceptional amount of fat on mine, which I realize that prime rib generally does have some on it. Also had some gristle which made it difficult to cut. The taste was very good though. Maybe just a bit of bad luck with that piece.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime rib
    dinesalot
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    4 of us had reservations for Restaurant Week and decided to order from that menu. We all had the prime rib and am sorry to say it was a little below average. Hearing so much about this restaurant and having it been around since 1955, we were all disappoined. The server was very good and even gave us a dessert that was not on the Restaurant Week menu. Wine, good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Old School Vibe
    Cait
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere of this restaurant. Very dim lit, live piano and singing, and "vintage" decor. You really feel like you aren't in Columbus anymore in this place. We went for Restaurant Week and the food and service were great. Party of three each enjoyed a difference dish-prime rib, beef medallions, and BBQ lamb. We each enjoyed our meals thoroughly. Great Friday evening dinner with in a place with a ton of charm. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Friday Group
    Fred
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The third friday group visited the Top on the fourth Friday due to conflicts. Neighborhood gem - great and I mean great steak! Dining area a little dark. Patio looked inviting, but was close for private party. Service super - Marisa was her name I believe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • top destination
    gr8eastTOPspot
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    the top has long been a favorite dining destination. love the food, the decor and the service. how they do it in such a small space has long been a mystery. the addition of the patio is a real plus. we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant.
    Rkroegs
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service, the food, and the atmosphere were all simply amazing. I highly recommend giving The Top a try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.