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The Top

Certificate of Excellence
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro, Fusion
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30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 142
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really great food but LOUD

Went on a Friday night at 7:30pm and the place was packed. Once we were seated the table next to us was college-age kids who were very loud and swore a lot. The food was great. Had one of the daily specials: tile fish and another member of the group had another special of coconut tofu. I loved... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dizney_Girl
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SW Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
SW Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a Friday night at 7:30pm and the place was packed. Once we were seated the table next to us was college-age kids who were very loud and swore a lot. The food was great. Had one of the daily specials: tile fish and another member of the group had another special of coconut tofu. I loved my fish... More 

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Gainesville
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Top is one of those restaurants that gives Gainesville atmosphere. It's the kind of place you want to take out-of-towners to show them something special, with consistently good food and service. The menu features locally sourced foods (and they name the farms) a full bar, exciting desserts, interesting decor, and friendly, helpful staff. Expect a wait on busy nights... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, great drink discounts! The burger I ate was amazing despite seeing that vegetarians love this place.

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to The Top many times and found the food to be consistently excellent, with plenty of affordable palate pleasing options to choose from. The restaurant is committed to using local seasonal veggies and other ingredients to support the local economy and provide fresh organic veggies, meat, chicken and baked goods to the clientele. The atmosphere is funky... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to The Top, with my husband a couple of times and every time we enjoyed it very much! The food if delicious!!! Is not quiet, but is cozy and the service excellent! Try the Plantains with guacamole, beans, and mango sauce, is to die for... The steaks are also a delight!

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Grayson, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service and atmosphere here are excellent!! Two dollar off all of liquor drinks from 5 to 7 and one dollar off bottle beet from 5 to 7! excellent outside patio Best servers!!

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Top doesn't take reservations or call ahead, but we were determined to eat there before the UF Kentucky basketball game. We had an hour and 15 minute wait but wouldn't have made the game. We went to the back bar area and got so lucky when a gentleman offered to move his seat so that we could get three... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited this restaurant with 7 family members. Everyone enjoyed their meal that varied from hamburgers, to Santa Fe chicken (excellent) to Eggplant Rollatini over Spaghetti Squash. Excellent value. Relaxed atmosphere. Good service.

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Gainesville, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
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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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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
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?