Top 5 Steak Houses in Columbus, Ohio

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A classic steak house has long been a cornerstone of American fine-dining.

Dark interiors, oversized steaks, hearty sides, and a high-end atmosphere are just a few of the staples that every steak-lover knows to look for in a great steak house. Those who love a good steak house also love getting gift cards to steak houses, and especially new ones that they've yet to have a chance to try.

When you're looking for a special gift for a new bride and groom, want to thank a business associate, or need the right gift for that treasured friend with high tastes, you can't go wrong with a gift card to a great steak house.

If you need a last-minute gift or one for a friend or loved one that lives far away, a virtual GiftYa card makes it easy. You can pick just the right gift card that your recipient will love, and add a personalized note for a special touch. It takes just minutes to order, making it easy to remind your friend or loved one that you care, and that you're thinking about them even if you can't be together in person.

Ready to find a steak house that special someone is certain to love? Keep reading to learn some of the top steak houses in Columbus, Ohio.

1. The Hyde Park Prime Steak House

High-end chain steak house with a prime location in downtown Columbus.

Dine on the highest-quality meats and decadent sides in this classic downtown steak house. Image courtesy of Yelp.

569 N. High St. | Columbus | hydeparkrestaurants.com

Located in the trendy downtown neighborhood called Short North, The Hyde Park Prime Steak House is a high-end chain with locations in several major midwestern and southern cities. Their menu goes beyond the steak house basics, with other options like seafood, burgers, and chicken dishes. For a special treat, splurge on their famous Japanese Wagyu steak, one of the finest cuts of meat you can get. Lobster mac and cheese and creamed corn pancetta are a few unique sides you can add to your steak.

"We had such a great time at Hyde Park! Our server, Paul, was truly the best. We had a fairly large party and Paul was attentive to all of us. I had the Chilean sea bass which was very flavorful and flaky. Majority of the table had filets. Half of those who ordered the a filet were pleased while the others felt it was too salty. There was a person in our group who was vegetarian and Paul actually had the chef prepare an off-menu vegetarian pasta meal just for her.  Overall we were pleased with our visit and will return next time we're in town." -Yelp Review

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2. The Top Steak House

A Columbus staple in a classic supper club-style setting.

The Top serves up juicy steaks in a classic atmosphere. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2891 East Main Street | Columbus | thetopsteakhouse.com

Perfectly grilled steaks, high-end service, and an all-around luxurious experience take time to master. With more than 60 years under their belts, The Top steak house knows a few tricks. From the day that they opened their doors in April 1955 to today, little has changed. The same house pianist that has been playing since 1965 still serenades diners almost nightly. Dimly lit leather booths surrounded by dark paneling are perfect for an intimate meal or special celebration. A long, shiny copper bar welcomes both regulars and tourists to tip back a glass of their favorite scotch, whiskey, or other beverage. While it's gone through three owners since opening, The Top has never lost its classic supper club-style steak house feel.

The Top specializes in char-broiled steaks, as well as pork chops and lamb loin chops. Alongside standard steak house sides like mashed potatoes, you can also enjoy truffle mac and cheese, roasted asparagus topped with hollandaise, and twice baked potatoes.

"The Top is an excellent restaurant. The vibe gives off a nice, swanky, mafioso vibe - as though you might turn the corner and bump into Frank Sinatra!They had a pianist playing live music and it made for a great atmosphere. My friend and I were seated at a nice private booth.The food was amazing! We had the oysters and I went with the prime rib. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I might have considered a dessert but I couldn't eat anymore because I was so full with the generous portions.They had an excellent wine and cocktail selection as well.The service is impeccable. Our server was timely and efficient. Overall, it was a perfect experience and I will definitely be back!!" -Yelp Review

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3. Jeff Ruby's Steak House

Top-rated steak house chain delivering an over-the-top dining experience.

Enjoy a U.S.D.A. Prime Steak while seeing what "The Jeff Ruby's experience" is all about. Image courtesy of Yelp.

89 E Nationwide Blvd | Columbus | jeffruby.com

Since being named the "Best New Restaurant in Columbus" in 2018, Jeff Ruby's Steak House has gone on to become a city staple in fine dining. Termed "The Jeff Ruby" experience, dining in this classic steak house is an all-around high-end experience. From the top-grade meats to the impeccable service, this is the ultimate in fine dining. Jeff Ruby's serves up U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks, premium handcrafted filet mignon, as well as a variety of raw seafood dishes like oysters, sushi, and Alaskan King Crab. Don't forget to save room for one of their decadent desserts.

"Had the absolutely BEST experience here in Columbus at Jeff Ruby's. The decor and atmosphere are incredibly romantic but with an upbeat, intimate vibe. I am coming from NYC and I easily had the BEST filet I have ever had. Hands down. Get the filet. Get the Mac and cheese. I NEVER order Mac and cheese at a nice restaurant as a side dish but it was recommended so we went for it. And wow. Went back in a few days to get a pick up order just of the Mac and cheese. Ha!   While the food left us  speechless the real shining Star was our incredible waiter. He was attentive without being over bearing, made incredible recommendations without being pushy, and was a just SO knowledgeable about the food and menu.  I truly felt that he was thee to ensure we had the best dining experience we could. You have customers for life! Can't wait to go back!!!" -Yelp Review

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4. Mitchell's Steak House

An elegant modern steak house with two locations in Columbus.

Dine on modern steak house favorites in a warm, welcoming setting. Image courtesy of Yelp.

45 N 3rd St | Columbus | mitchellssteakhouse.com

Friendly hostesses welcome you, starting your fine dining experience from the moment that you get through the door. From there, the knowledgeable waiters and waitresses of Mitchell's Steak House will help you select the perfect prime steak, or a seafood or chicken dish if you prefer. Trendy dishes like Wild Mushroom Toast and Seared Sea Bass round out the modern steak house experience.

"Came here mostly out of convenience. It was right across from my hotel. Glad I did.Great service. Our waiter, Rodney, was very attentive.Lobster Bisque. Yum.My prime rib. BEST I'VE EVER HAD. Oh my. Was absolutely delicious. The loaded baked potato was also good.Tough trip to Columbus as my team got demolished on the field but this place was a great way to end our trip. Highly recommend." -Yelp Review

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5. Ruth's Chris Steak House

A popular high-end steak house chain serving up steaks on a signature heated dish.

Dig into a signature steak while enjoying the comfortable, trendy atmosphere. Image courtesy of Yelp.

511 N High St | Columbus | ruthschris.com

Known for their sizzling prime steaks served on a super-heated plate to keep them hot from kitchen to table, Ruth's Chris Steak House is a popular high-end chain serving up diners in locations across the country. The Columbus restaurant is located in the Short North neighborhood, making it the perfect destination for a date night or a celebration. The decor pays homage to the city's favorite team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, although it blends well into their beautiful, over-the-top dining room.

"Pleasantly surprised with the quality. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we were not able to do a traditional anniversary date night. We ordered takeout and was blown away by how good it was. The portions are larger than expected as well. We had plenty of leftovers and didn't even make it to desert. We had Caesar salad, the lobster Mac and Cheese (abundance of lobster!), stuffed chicken breast, and steak sandwich (made with filet). The desert we have not made it to was cheesecake. Too full." -Yelp Review

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Whether you want a special spot for a date night or are celebrating a big occasion, a classic, high-end steak house can turn a dinner out into a memory that you won't forget! And these top steak houses in Columbus, Ohio are a great choice for your next memory in the making.

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