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The Top

30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Ranked #13 of 461 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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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
portcharlotte
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Service spotty. Appetizers and entrees came out at same time. Waiter had to take our meals back. There was no room on our table for everything. Waiters all look grungy. But..food is very good. Lots of vegetarian and organic items.Good variety. Will return.

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place never disappoints. The menu has great diversity, especially for Gainesville, and I have never had anything I didn't like. One time, out of dozens, we had an issue with a dish and it was pleasantly and immediately replaced. They did everything in their power to ensure we felt taken care of. This is definitely a Gainesville treasure and... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I are moving away from Gainesville next month, and The Top is one of the places we will miss the most. The atmosphere is great, really "Gainesville." There's a lot of weird artwork, and a lot of even better food. I have never had anything bad, ever. My staples are the Mastadon burger, vegetarian style (legit black... More

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Dannville, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They expended the bar and it's awesome and I haven't been disappointed with the food either! I guess I could agree with the other comments on service but I really didn't notice as the table conversation occupied my time. The menu is quite diverse and I had gnocchi one time and pork belly the next. Others had the ahi entree... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of the most popular dining spots in Gainesville because of the unique atmosphere but mostly because of the fabulous food. A tremendous variety of dishes that are all excellent and many that you won't find in most restaurants. Throw a dart at the menu, you can't go wrong.

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gainesville, fl.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of our more favorite eclectic dining places around town. Often very busy, always many interesting people to watch (including the staff!), fun decor....and never a disappointing meal!

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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Top is very popular even late at night you can expect to wait on the weekends but it is worth the wait. Last week we showed up hungry at 11pm and had to wait 30 minutes. The open face tempeh and pesto sandwich hit the spot. Eclectic setting with surprisingly good service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every dish I've ordered, from a burger to the duck, has been amazing. Their fries are the best! Wonderful service as well.

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Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was the first time that I dined at your establishment. Upon being seated, our table waited 5 minutes for our server. He came over only to tell us that he would be right over. About 8 more minutes passed by the time he came back so we were ready to order both our drinks and food. I was happy... More

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family and I have dined here many times (for the reason, see below). The Top can be best characterized as a decent gastro-pub. The food is OK, although inconsistent. Unfortunately, in Gainesville this is enough to earn 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor - there are simply very few good restaurants in town (which is frankly the only reason we go... More

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