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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 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
Fun Place with Great Menu!

This place looked a little rough from the outside, but it was eclectic and fun on the inside! The wait staff were great, and had good suggestions. The menu is HUGE, with everything from unique sandwiches to full entrees and pasta dishes. We had chicken parmesan entree and a build your own grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jenny S
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Palm Coast, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place looked a little rough from the outside, but it was eclectic and fun on the inside! The wait staff were great, and had good suggestions. The menu is HUGE, with everything from unique sandwiches to full entrees and pasta dishes. We had chicken parmesan entree and a build your own grilled cheese (gourmet) sandwich. Both were great -... More 

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Frederiksted, St. Croix
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love The Top! The menu was very extensive; they have something for everybody! The service was very good.

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DeLand, Florida
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was in town for business and had brought along my teenage daughter, we got in touch with some friends who lived in Gainesville and met them for dinner. Andrew suggested we try out The Top and I am very glad he did. The food is delicious and the service was great. We had a short wait to be seated,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My friends and I found The Top when looking for a place to celebrate a birthday. The eclectic decor and especially the bar outside drew us in and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed drinks at the bar while waiting for our table. We arrived on a Friday night at 7 and had to wait about 30 minutes for our... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love to take out of town visitors here. It's unique to Gainesville, and everyone from my teenage sister to my grandmother enjoyed the atmosphere. My mom especially liked asking me if every single member of the staff was "a hipster" or not. The food is delicious and the menu is diverse; there's something for everyone. I like the black... More 

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Bolivar, Missouri
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food was great. We had the Rubenesque burger, Greek Salad, grilled cheese, and eggplant pasta. All very tasty and nice presentation. The clams and famous corn nugget appetizers were both good. Parking was a bit of an issue but welcome to downtown Gainesville.

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Gainesville, FL
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've been here several times and always have a great meal. I have ordered their Greek Salad a couple of times and always enjoyed it. Last time I ordered a burger (I think it was the Widow Maker) with corn nuggets and it was absolutely delicious. My friends and I shared a piece of Peanut Butter Pie and a month... More 

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Miami, FL
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Heard good things about The Top so decided to go with my daughter and friends who attend UF for dinner. We got there around 6pm and were seated immediately. The decor is artistic and unique, a little retro like most restaurants in Gainesville. As an appetizer, we had the plantain chips with guacamole,salsa & black beans, very tasty. Each of... More 

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La Selva Beach, California
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8 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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic

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