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The Top

Certificate of Excellence
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French, Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan
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30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great service!

Had a terrific meal, recommend the salads. and the corn nuggets were awesome! Overall, a great meal. Recommend this highly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Traveltina99
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La Selva Beach, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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La Selva Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a terrific meal, recommend the salads. and the corn nuggets were awesome! Overall, a great meal. Recommend this highly!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant! Everything about it is beautiful--the atmosphere, the food, the people. This place is very artistic in design of all the elements, right down to the most important part, the food. We had the black-bean burger and creme brulee french toast and thought we had died and gone to heaven. The food was spectacular. Every time... More 

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ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

While visiting Gainesville, our daughter and son-in-law took us to The Top,which is their favorite restaurant. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. Great atmosphere, quirky decor, good wine, beer and cocktail selections and a very extensive menu that had something for everyone from the beef eater to the vegetarian. They even have paperback books on the tables. Ours... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I really like all of their dishes, but especially their pasta and desserts. The art is eclectic and the wait staff is very friendly.

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Pembroke Pines, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We arrived at or before 6 PM on a Saturday night and were delighted to be seated right away. We liked our server and the food. Mediterranean pasta, Southwestern pasta, San Diego chicken, and a halibut special. Salads, chocolate torte. Note the red onions in the house salad are thinly sliced and mixed in, so are difficult to extract if... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This is by far one of the best menus and venues.... The food servers are absolutely outstanding. The ambiance is awesome. I've been here countless times because of this. However, over the last several years this establishment has presented the worst bar staff I've ever seen. Sour dispositions are universal. It's odd how the food wait staff is such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Frequent visitor of The Top. Food is outstanding and ambience is great. Taken many friends and family members here to enjoy a gourmet style meal at a bargain price. They also serve many local beers and have a great drink list. I have honestly tried something new every time I have gone here and enjoyed everything. Pesto gnocchi, black bean... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

As my daughter spent the last four years in Gainesville, we have always made it a point to visit The Top when in town. We have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and delicious. The menu varied and the prices for both food and drinks reasonable.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Even with School not in session you have to wait in line on a Sunday night at 8:30PM. The Benefit of Sunday dining is they have happy hour all day with $2 off mixed drinks. The specials looked good, but we ended up ordering off the regular menu. We went with an Angus Burger, 10oz Chimichurri Sirloin, and a Pepper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Eclectic menu, great service, downtown eatery. The Resturant has changed venue several times over the past 10 years. Today, the decorum is modern. We were a part of 5; 4 adults and a 8 year old. After a quick beverage, the brunch menu offered multiple chives of breakfast and lunch food. Breakfast was ordered by everyone; and everyone was very... More 

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Address: 30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: 352-337-1188
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: French, Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-337-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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