THE TOP STEAKHOUSE MARKS 62ND ANNIVERSARY WITH PRIX-FIXE SPECIALS

Columbus, OH (Friday, March 10, 2017)—The Top Steakhouse turns 62 years old in 2017. To celebrate, the venerated Bexley steakhouse is offering monthly prix-fixe dinners for two priced at $62.

The Top opened its doors in 1955 on Main Street in Bexley, and has since established itself as a Columbus institution. The supper club-style fine dining restaurant was originally owned and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who would later open The Kahiki.

During 62 years in business, the steakhouse has been through only three ownerships. The current incarnation is run by Regina Adkins and her husband Denver Adkins, who also serves as chef. The Top is co-owned by Regina’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Craig Hoover, and her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Matt Schoedinger. The Bexley family purchased The Top in 2006.

The space’s mid-century style aesthetic has been maintained over the decades, and The Top remains a beloved spot for timeless classics like charbroiled steaks, jumbo lobster tails and olive-studded gin martinis.

The March Prix Fixe Menu features three courses: French Onion Soup or Caesar Salad to start, an entree of 10-oz Prime Rib served with baked potato and vegetable of the day, and choice of a seasonal dessert. The prix-fixe dinner is priced at $62 for two people, or $35 for one (tax, gratuity and beverage not included). The prix-fixe menu specials are available Sundays through Wednesdays. In March, the special menu will not be available during Dine Originals Week restaurant week, running March 20-26.

Prix Fixe Menu details will be released each month on the restaurant’s website and social media pages.

The Top Steakhouse is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.

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THE TOP’S POPULAR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SALE STARTS NOV. 20, 2016
Buy $100 in The Top Steakhouse gift cards and get $20 to $25 bonus cards free

Columbus, OH (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)—The Top Steakhouse brings back the best deal of the holiday season starting this month! Customers seeking gifts for the food lovers on their list can take advantage of The Top’s annual holiday gift card sale, launching Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2016.

Purchase $100 in The Top Steakhouse gift cards from Nov. 20 through Nov. 28, and receive a free bonus $25 gift card. Buy $100 in Top gift cards from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, and receive a bonus $20 gift card.

Gift cards can be purchased on The Top Steakhouse website at thetopsteakhouse.com, via phone at 614-231-8238, or in person. Gift certificates purchased online can be printed immediately. Bonus cards have no restrictions on date or time of use.

The Top opened its doors in 1955 on Main Street in Bexley, and has since established itself as a Columbus institution. The supper club-style fine dining restaurant was originally owned and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who would later open The Kahiki.

The space’s mid-century “Mad Men-” style aesthetic has been maintained over the decades, and The Top remains a beloved spot for timeless classics like charbroiled steaks, jumbo lobster tails and olive-studded gin martinis.

During 60 years in business, the steakhouse has been through only three ownerships. The current incarnation is run by Regina Adkins and her husband Denver Adkins, who also serves as chef. The Top is co-owned by Regina’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Craig Hoover, and her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Matt Schoedinger. The Bexley family purchased The Top in 2006.

The Top Steakhouse is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.

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THE TOP’S POPULAR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SALE STARTS THIS WEEK
Buy $100 in The Top Steak House gift cards and get $20 to $25 bonus cards free

Columbus, OH (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015)—The Top Steak House brings back the best deal of the holiday season starting this week! Customers seeking gifts for the food lovers on their list can take advantage of The Top’s annual holiday gift card sale, launching Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

Purchase $100 in Top Steak House gift cards from Nov. 18 through Nov. 30, and receive a free bonus $25 gift card. Buy $100 in Top gift cards from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, and receive a bonus $20 gift card.

Gift cards can be purchased on The Top Steak House website at thetopsteakhouse.com, via phone at 614-231-8238, or in person. Bonus cards have no restrictions on date or time of use.

Also this month, The Top wraps up its year of 60th anniversary Prix Fixe Dinner for Two specials. For November, the $60 special menu features Steak Tartare to share, house salads, Flat Iron Steak topped with shrimp and garlic butter and served with shoestring potatoes, and Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. Monthly specials are available on Sunday through Wednesday each week.

The Top opened its doors in 1955 on Main Street in Bexley, and has since established itself as a Columbus institution. The supper club-style fine dining restaurant was originally owned and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who would later open The Kahiki.

The space’s mid-century “Mad Men-” style aesthetic has been maintained over the decades, and The Top remains a beloved spot for timeless classics like charbroiled steaks, jumbo lobster tails and olive-studded gin martinis.

During 60 years in business, the steakhouse has been through only three ownerships. The current incarnation is run by Regina Adkins and her husband Denver Adkins, who also serves as chef. The Top is co-owned by Regina’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Craig Hoover, and her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Matt Schoedinger. The Bexley family purchased The Top in 2006.

The Top Steak House is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.

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TOP STEAK HOUSE BRINGS BACK ROASTED PIG’S HEAD FOR FALL
Each whole pig’s head serves two, available by special order only

Columbus, OH (Friday, Oct. 2, 2015)—Chef Denver Adkins is bringing back a popular off-the-menu special for this fall—a roasted whole pig’s head.

The Top offered roasted pig’s heads once before, in 2013, as a restaurant week offering in celebration of Dine Originals Columbus’ 10th anniversary. Ever since, adventurous patrons who tried it—as well as many who missed out—have been asking when it will return.

This seasonal special is certainly not for the squeamish, but the tail-to-snout specialty attracts a devoted following among those who dare to order. For the uninitiated, highlights include crispy pig skin (pork crackling!), fall-apart tender pork cheek meat and crunchy pig’s ears. Chef Adkins is serving the heads with tortillas, avocado, rice, beans, and salsa fresco for making little pork tacos. Suggested drink pairing? Tequila. Roasted Pig’s Head orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Each pig’s head is priced at $60 and serves two.

The Top is running a few other seasonal specials, as well. Three-course prix-fixe menus celebrating the restaurant’s 60th anniversary, priced at $60 for two people and available Sunday through Wednesday, continue through November. October’s prix-fixe menu features a Bone Marrow appetizer with red pepper bacon relish, Caesar Salads, Cornbread-Stuffed Cornish Game Hen with foie gras butter and sauteed vegetables, and Autumn Berry Crisp with vanilla ice cream.

Also, in an attempt to cater to foodies who aren’t football fans, the steakhouse is making its popular $60-for-two Prime Rib prix-fixe special available during all Ohio State night games, starting with the Saturday, Oct. 17, matchup against Penn State. The full three-course menu includes French Onion Soup, Prime Rib Dinner Au Jus with Roasted Asparagus and Au Gratin Potatoes, and Crème Brulee.

The Top Steak House is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.

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THE TOP STEAK HOUSE AND THE DREXEL THEATRE TO HOST ‘MAD MEN’ FINALE EVENTS SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

Columbus, OH (Tuesday, May 12, 2015)—Get ready to party like it’s 1969 with “Mad Men” finale events at The Top Steak House and The Drexel Theatre in Bexley.

To celebrate the final episode of AMC’s critically acclaimed 1960s-based advertising drama, two iconic Bexley businesses will host events on the evening of Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Step back in time and dine like Don Draper at The Top Steak House, which opened in 1955 and celebrates 60 years in business this year. Chef Denver Adkins has prepared a few special dishes featured on the show, including a Chicken Liver Pate appetizer and an entree of Chicken Kiev, a dish memorably ordered by Don Draper’s date in a Season Four episode. Drink specials include two 1960s tiki drinks—Blue Hawaiians and Mai Tais.

Over the decades, neither the menu nor the decor has changed a bit at The Top—guests in the “Mad Men” era would’ve enjoyed the same filets, shrimp cocktails and jumbo lobster tails you’ll find today.

Guests who make “Mad Men” dinner reservations for before 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, will receive a special admission ticket to guarantee a seat at The Drexel’s screening of the finale episode.

The Drexel Theatre will open its lobby starting at 8 p.m. for a “Mad Men” finale screening party. The theater will offer a themed cocktail bar and giveaways through the evening. The final episode airs at 10 p.m. Admission is free, but seating may be limited.

The Top Steak House is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5-9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 614-231-8238 or visit thetopsteakhouse.com. The Drexel Theatre is located at 2254 E. Main St. in Bexley. For more information, call 614-231-9512 or visit drexel.net.

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THE TOP TOASTS 60 YEARS WITH COCKTAILS THROUGH THE DECADES
Special menus feature drinks popular during each of the last six decades

Columbus, OH (Thursday, March 5, 2015)—Not much has changed inside The Top Steak House since the iconic Bexley restaurant opened its doors in 1955. A lot has changed outside the doors of The Top, however—just look at how cocktail trends have evolved over the decades. As part of its yearlong 60th-anniversary celebration, The Top is featuring specialty drink menus themed after the decades.

Cocktails from each decade of The Top’s existence will be rolled out bi-monthly, starting with 1950s cocktails in January-February then continuing with ’60s cocktails in March-April, ’70s cocktails in May-June, ’80s cocktails in July-August, ’90s cocktails in September-October, and drinks of the 2000s in November-December.

For the first quarter of 2015, bartender Donnie Sears created a list of the most iconic drinks of the 1950s and ’60s and gave them a Top twist.

January and February’s cocktails featured included the Vesper, a drink invented and named by James Bond; the Gimlet, an unsung gin concoction with fresh lime and simple syrup; the J.P. Collins, a take on the classic Tom Collins incorporating J.P. Wiser’s Rye; and the Bexley Sling, a Hendrick’s gin-based variation on the sweet Gin Sling.

In March and April, the focus turns to the 1960s. Here’s what to expect:

The Pink Squirrel: While hugely popular until the 1960s, the Pink Squirrel was invented in 1941 by a bartender in Milwaukee. The recipe for this cocktail is one of the most disputed on record, with many bartenders clinging to their own recipes. The Top sticks with the original recipe of Crème de Noyaux (an almond-flavored brandy liqueur), White Crème de Cacao and cream.

The Greyhound: The only drink on record that was made popular at a bus station! The drink dates back to 1930, but became popular in the 1960s when it was served at a chain of restaurants located inside Greyhound bus stations. The recipe is gin and fresh grapefruit juice served over ice.

San Martin: This cocktail originated in South America in the mid-1950s and was named after the infamous liberator Jose de San Martin. By the time the recipe reached the United States, it had been slightly refined and renamed the Gentleman’s Cocktail. The San Martin is a bold, complex cocktail mixing Beefeater Gin with Giuseppe Carpano Sweet Vermouth and Yellow Chartreuse.

The Bloody Mary: The origins of the Bloody Mary are unclear, and many have staked claim to the original invention. But one thing is clear—the Bloody Mary is one of the most widely ordered cocktails in the last 60 years.

“Whether you credit the origin to the Queen of England, a Hollywood starlet, or a simple waitress from Chicago, you can’t deny the fact that the Bloody Mary is one of the most complex and delicious cocktails ever invented,” Sears says. His version is made with Smirnoff Vodka and a secret, house-made Bloody Mary mix.

The Top opened its doors in 1955 on Main Street in Bexley, and has since established itself as a Columbus institution. The supper club-style fine dining restaurant was originally owned and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who would later open The Kahiki.

During 60 years in business, the steakhouse has been through only three ownerships. The current incarnation is run by Regina Adkins and her husband Denver Adkins, who also serves as chef. The Top is co-owned by Regina’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Craig Hoover, and her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Matt Schoedinger. The Bexley family purchased The Top in 2006.

The Top Steak House is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.

The Top’s 1950s Cocktail Menu

The Vesper
Tanqueray, Absolut and Lillet. Served up with a lemon twist.

The Gimlet
Tanqueray 10, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and egg whites

J.P. Collins
J.P. Wiser’s Rye, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, soda and orange bitters.

The Bexley Sling
Hendrick’s Gin, Luxardo, Benedictine, fresh lemon juice and house-made grenadine syrup.

The Top’s 1960s Cocktail Menu

The Pink Squirrel
Crème de Noyaux, White Crème de Cacao and cream.

The Greyhound
Bombay Sapphire Gin and fresh grapefruit juice, served over ice.

San Martin
Beefeater Gin, Giuseppe Carpano Sweet Vermouth and Yellow Chartreuse. Served up with an orange twist.

Bloody Mary
Smirnoff Vodka and house-made Bloody Mary mix.

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THE TOP STEAK HOUSE MARKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH YEARLONG CELEBRATION

Columbus, OH (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)—The Top Steak House turns 60 years old in 2015. To celebrate, the venerated Bexley steakhouse has a full year of special offerings planned, from monthly prix-fixe dinners to decades-themed cocktails to surprise throwback menus.

The Top opened its doors in 1955 on Main Street in Bexley, and has since established itself as a Columbus institution. The supper club-style fine dining restaurant was originally owned and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who would later open The Kahiki.

During 60 years in business, the steakhouse has been through only three ownerships. The current incarnation is run by the Hoover clan—Craig Hoover and his wife Joyce, along with two of Hoover’s stepdaughters, Regina Adkins and her husband, Denver Adkins (who also serves as chef) and Emily Schoedinger and her husband Matt Schoedinger. The Bexley family purchased The Top in 2006.

The space’s mid-century “Mad Men-” style aesthetic has been maintained over the decades, and The Top remains a beloved spot for timeless classics like charbroiled steaks, jumbo lobster tails and olive-studded gin martinis.

For 2015, Chef Adkins has created a 12-month lineup of anniversary prix-fixe menus, priced at $60 for two people and available Sunday through Wednesday all month. The menus include shared appetizer and dessert plus two salads and two entrees. January’s prix-fixe menu features Escargot, House Salads, Beef Wellington over sautéed spinach with a red wine reduction, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Triple-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream. In February, guests will be treated to Caesar Salads, Prime Top Sirloin with Whipped Potatoes and Sauteed Sweet Peas, and Delicious Grasshoppers. March’s menu includes French Onion Soup, Prime Rib Dinner with Au Gratin Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus, and Crème Brulee.

Drinks-wise, The Top will toast to evolving cocktail trends over the decades throughout 2015. Cocktails from each decade of The Top’s existence will be rolled out bi-monthly, starting with ’50s cocktails in January-February then continuing with ’60s cocktails in March-April, ’70s cocktails in May-June, ’80s cocktails in July-August, ’90s cocktails in September-October, and drinks of the 2000s in November-December.

April marks The Top’s official anniversary, and a few lucky guests will get an extra special treat that month—a chance to order from the original menu, 1955 prices and all.

The Top Steak House is located at 2891 E. Main St. in Bexley. The hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.thetopsteakhouse.com or call 614-231-8238.