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30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Ranked #11 of 475 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro, Fusion
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A Gainesville fixture, very popular with students and professors alike. Pleasingly different food combinations sure to pleases even picky foodie. And the interior design...out of this world, a throw back to the 70's.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wow! What a fantastic find! This little gem is outstanding on every level. The service is fantastic and the food is absolutely incredible. I ordered the filet with peppercorn sauce. It was excellent. If you're in Gainesville and want a nice dinner, this restaurant is perfect.

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Before going to the top for dinner, we tried 2 different joints dowtown. First one was only 2/3 rd empty and we left after 15 'because no one even noticed us . The second one was 3/4 empty, we got a drink, but staff made us feel so unwelcomed that we ended up staying outside on the curb. Then, when... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love the food here and frequent the place. great customer service and food every time I go there!!

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Top is a quirky restaurant with cozy tables, a big bar, and a patio dining area. I've been dining here for the past 10 (or so) years. They are known for hiring quirky, hipster employees and retaining them for years on end as well as offering quality veggie and vegan options. My problem in the past is that there... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We live in Gainesville and this is our go-to restaurant for good, creative, and varied food. We are never disappointed. Make sure to peruse their beer and cocktail menu, since the bartenders are well trained in both and they serve some of the best drinks I have had. If you want something really refreshing and different - try their 'Prairie... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Don't misunderstand, it's not a bad place. However, the hype that surrounds this place is exaggerated. The food is adequate, though over-priced. However the drinks are priced "normal" for a college town. The service we received (just before the dinner rush began) was lacking. The bottom line: Would I come back here again? There are so many other choices for... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere is very dark, but artsy and great staff. The drink selection was creative, including local homemade beers and a nice array of wines. We chose the corn fritters and nachos for our appetizers which were very good, but small portions. All the meals chosen at our party was fabulous! Only complaint was... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a great dinner here on the last night of my trip. Me and my sister both had the pecan crusted tofu, which was not what we had expected, but still good. A nice break from all the meat I had been eating. There were plenty excellent vegetarian choices, which is nice seeing as how most restaurants lack that creativity.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

after a couple of missed opportunities I finally dined at the Top! I read all the reviews and it sounded like my kind of place. I require a fresh from scratch kinda diet so felt comfortable that I would see only fresh and premium ingredients on my plate. Totally satisfying experience, cocktails, appetizer, entree and dessert all exceeded my high... 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: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro, Fusion

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