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The Top

Certificate of Excellence
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French, American, Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan
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30 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-337-1188
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty decent place!

I eat here on occasion with friends, it is really good organic local grown veggies and meats, and they have a great drink selection, however it is extremely loud. Definitely more of a bar scene atmosphere, So I wouldn't recommend going here to study or to relax, but very good food and fun if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
gingerchick5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I eat here on occasion with friends, it is really good organic local grown veggies and meats, and they have a great drink selection, however it is extremely loud. Definitely more of a bar scene atmosphere, So I wouldn't recommend going here to study or to relax, but very good food and fun if you are in the party mood.... More 

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Thank gingerchick5
Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found this on trip advisor with a great rating, it lived up to its billing. Great local place with friendly staff. Sat at the bar they have something for everyone. A must if you're in Gainesville.

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Thank Spider1030
Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure how fancy of a place it was going to be - its casual, don't worry about dressing up. Its a bit eclectic with various items around - however religious items mixed in around a bar always make me uncomfortable. It was very crowded and loud - good mix of ages. Service was good as was the food,... More 

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Thank Anon8815
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Top for my daughter's 14th birthday dinner. It was a Sunday evening, and it was busy. Our wait time was predicted at 30-35 minutes, and ended up being about 20. The waitress was friendly, and helpful with ordering for our 8 yr old. I ordered a draft beer and it took a LONG time to be served.... More 

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Thank jmunnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Token Tuesday (buy 1 get 1) weekly special. I've lived in Italy and their pesto gnocchi is as close to the real thing as it gets!! Must visit if you're from out of town. Veggie and vegan options available

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Thank Karla A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 20 friends a family. The staff was friendly and managed to serve everyone at the same time A varied menu satisfied everyone's taste. I liked the homey decor.

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Thank Ellen C
Allston, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a HUGE menu with something for everyone, even vegan friends. The vibe is cozy and quirky and while they said the wait was going to be an hour, it was only 30 minutes. We spend that time at the bar drinking some great local beer on tap. Our waiter was great too. All around a great pic for... More 

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1 Thank Shannon G
Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Top for the first time (on the advice of local friends) with another friend, and we both enjoyed it. Decent pricing, delicious food, and a fun atmosphere/environment. And lobster pagers! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went the top and were served by the most phenomenal server. Chris you are amazing and i received the best service I have ever received.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great! I had the pork belly and house made kimchee that was off the charts delicious. My wife had a bean cake and seared tofu and they were delicious as well. The only thing missing was me not having a trendy beard, oh wait a minute I do have one. Go Gainesville!!

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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: French, American, Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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