San Diego chicken, stuffed with rosemary, crab, corn and smoke Gouda and covered with a spicy tomato tequila sauce

The Top ★★★★

30 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 | 352-337-1188 | Facebook

Cuisine: American | Price: $$

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Must try: Pesto gnocchi ($10.95) and San Diego chicken ($14.95)

About: The Top opened in 2000 as an eclectic American and vegetarian restaurant and has been popular from the start.

Review: The Top is everything hipster, from the staff to the decor. With dim lighting and eclectic decor, the ambiance is romantic and fun. The food is consistently good, including the widow maker burger (angus $10.95/black bean $9.95), corn nuggets ($4.95) and sweet potato fries ($4.95).

It has a full bar and the kitchen stays open until the wee hours of the night. The service isn't always top notch, but the food makes up for it.

The Top's carrot cake.
The Top's carrot cake. Photo credit: Anna Edwards.
The Top's pesto chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries.
The Top's pesto chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries.
Photo credit: Anna Edwards.

The Top's Ratings

Food

★★★★

Service

★★★

Atmosphere

★★★★

Bang For Your Buck

★★★★

*Ratings disclaimer

The Top's Features

Best for: Dinner

Brunch: Yes

Lunch: Yes

Dinner: Yes

Waiter service: Yes

Reservations: No

Accepts credit cards: Yes

Parking: Street, Parking lot

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full bar

Kid friendly: No

Vegetarian friendly: Yes

Good for big group: Yes

Romantic: Yes

Delivery: No

Take-out: Yes

TVs: Yes

Live music: No

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/party space: No

Wi-Fi: No

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