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The Top

30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Ranked #16 of 462 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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85% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place, the atmosphere, food and service were just great! I only wish I had found The Top sooner!! I was in Gainesville, to move my daughter back home after her having recently graduated from UF. She and her friends suggested we go eat at The Top for her farewell dinner. I'd never been before. What a gem this place... More

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was visiting the area and this restaurant was suggested. We went on a Thursday night. The wait was about 40 minutes for a table. It took maybe another 40 minutes or so to get our food. Corn nugget appetizer was pretty good. The beer recommended by the waiter given my preferences, was great. I had the pork belly, but... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Following a 40-minute wait on Friday evening (not unexpected so no negative marks), we were seated in a "first-available" table in the back corner of the patio where smoking is allowed and I am not at all down with eating in a smoking area. So we immediately expressed this dissatisfaction to our server who was not very sympathetic and who... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time visit last night. My son and I drove up to Gainesville to pick up our Airstream trailer. My son is a UF student and said," Let's see if we can get in The Top." The super-nice front desk guy said the wait was one hour. I asked if there was food service at the bar. He said yes,... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am so glad we decided on coming here for dinner! Starting off there was a 45 minute wait to get in and just by walking in we could tell this place is obviously popular. They took our phone number so we would notified of when our table was ready through text. We walked around the area for a little... More

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was visiting Gainsville for the first time and this place was recommended to me. Apparently, it is super popular and the wait was super long, so I decided to order something to go. Dissapointing. When I come to the South, I expect and enjoy warmth, hospitality and naiveness. The dudes"here had a kind of "I am too cool for... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had dinner at the Top on 7/11/14. I've been dining at the Top since it first opened. The food has always been excellent. However, the attitude of some of the employees has deteriorated to the point I don't care to dine there very often anymore. The young woman working the host stand on the evening of 7/11/14 was extremely... More

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portcharlotte
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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