We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Top

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
Add hours for The Top and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 285 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Something for everyone

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
mauitravelerOhio
,
ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pembroke Pines, FL
Level Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
253 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is a Gainesville local hangout. It has a real kitchy atmosphere with lost of local memorabilia and all the food I've had there is very, very good. The bar is also a standout often with a mixed crowd of tatooed, bikers, students and professionals alike all drinking amenably. They have a great wine list, beer selection and make... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived around 5:30 on Sunday for dinner and had a short wait to get a table. A small waiting line persisted until around 6:30, I noticed. There was a surprising mix of younger, college age students and older couples from the community. The atmosphere was eclectic, but the place was a bit on the dark side - hubby had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Top also viewed

 

Been to The Top? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Top

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: Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Vegetarian, Fusion, Bistro, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Top staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?