Including throwback cocktails, 1955 pricing and menu classics


A steak from The Top, circa 2003. Photo by The Dispatch.

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, The Top Steak House is hosting special events and menus throughout 2015.

The Top opened in April 1955 at 2891 E. Main St., and despite changes in ownership over the years, it has served as a mainstay of Columbus dining. The menu classics and design haven't changed much, either, as The Top continues serving steak, lobster and cocktails after decades in the business.

Each month, Chef Denver Adkins is creating a prix-fixe menu of $60 for two, offered Sunday through Wednesday all month (Editor's note: A previous version of this post incorrectly said Wednesday through Sunday). The menu includes a shared appetizer, two salads, two entrees and a shared dessert. The January prix-fixe menu features escargot, house salads, Beef Wellington and pineapple upside down cake.

Every other month, The Top will feature a cocktail for each decade they've been open. January and February will see 1950s-style cocktails, while March and April features the 1960s, and so on.

As a special bonus in April, some guests will get a chance to order from the original 1955 menu, complete with 1955 pricing.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus." He's a regular contributor to Columbus Crave, and leads breakfast tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.