The Top Steakhouse is a supper club-style fine dining restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. The iconic steakhouse has been a Columbus institution since its doors opened in 1955. The restaurant serves a classic steakhouse menu with seasonal specials incorporating local ingredients and Ohio-proud flavors.
Located on Main Street in the charming neighborhood of Bexley, The Top has long been a destination restaurant in Columbus. The restaurant is conveniently located just a short drive from Downtown Columbus as well as the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
The Top was created and operated by Lee Henry and Bill Sapp, who also owned Columbus’ Polynesian landmark The Kahiki. The Top’s mid-century aesthetic has been maintained over the decades. Inside, you’ll still find all the hallmarks of a true 1950s supper club—dimly lit, wood-paneled dining room with leather booths, shiny copper bar lined with longtime regulars, an original piano bar hosting nightly live music. House pianist Sonia Modes has played almost nightly since 1965.
The family-owned and –operated restaurant remains a beloved spot for timeless classics like charbroiled steaks (like the customer favorite 20-ounce dry aged USDA Kansas City strip steak), jumbo lobster tails and olive-studded gin martinis.
A 24-ounce USDA Prime bone-in rib eye dry-aged for 35 days is a perennial top seller, even though it’s not actually on the menu, says chef and co-owner Denver Adkins. The bone-in rib eye is a constant daily feature with preparation varying from day to day.
“You may find it topped with garlic butter and shrimp one day, blue cheese and red wine demi glace the next,” Adkins says.
The Top is consistently voted Best Steakhouse in Columbus by Columbus Alive and (614) Magazine readers.
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, call 614-231-8238.
THE TOP FACT SHEET
CONCEPT: The Top Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, offering a classic steakhouse menu.
PRESS CONTACT: Shelley Mann, Umami Consulting, 614-556-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOURS: 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for Dining Room and Patio Seating. The bar opens at 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
OWNERS: Regina and Denver Adkins; Joyce and Craig Hoover; Emily and Matt Schoedinger
EXECUTIVE CHEF: Denver Adkins
GENERAL MANAGER: Regina Adkins
YEAR OPENED: 1955
SEATING: Restaurant seats 110 in the dining room, 30 at the bar, and 30 on the patio.