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Feast on Delicious Cuisine at the Top in Gainesville

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burger and fries at restaurant text reads access our vacation guideThere’s a certain tune that sings from the heart of local hot spots. It’s as though all of the facades that mask the true soul of a region come down and you’re able to catch a glimpse of authenticity. The Top in Gainesville, FL, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It’s not just the culinary excellence that attracts patrons, but the artistic atmosphere as well. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty pasta dish, creative vegan meal, or a classic signature burger, your taste buds will thank you after you dine at this unique restaurant. Wash your food down with a creative cocktail crafted with the utmost attention-to-detail. You’re in for a real treat!

What to Order at the Top in Gainesville, FL

Lunch or Brunch

The Top’s menu features an appetizing selection of tasty lunch and brunch options. Maybe you’re craving something light and refreshing like the Greek salad with roasted beets, pepperoncini, and a white wine vinaigrette. Perhaps you’re hoping to sink your teeth into a juicy, black bean burger or a smoked gouda grilled cheese. Whatever it is that gets your mouth watering, you’re guaranteed to satisfy your appetite after dining at this famed eatery!


For dinner, start with the fried kimchi cauliflower or sesame tuna cooked in a sweet soy-reduction. Their entrees vary from a Belgian-style trout, encrusted with macadamia nuts to a black pepper-crusted steak cooked in a rosemary and shiitake brandy cream sauce. You can even twirl your fork into a plate of delicious, creamy pasta. The Southwestern pasta dish comes with spinach fettuccine, sun-dried tomatoes, and a chipotle cream sauce while the Bella Rosa includes pappardelle pasta tossed in a lemon, tomato, butter sauce.


One of the best things about The Top is the inclusive menu that boasts options for everyone! If you have a vegetarian or vegan in your party, they’re guaranteed to be happy with the wide range of choices! Snack on buffalo tempeh, sweet potato fries, and tofu triangles served with a spicy peanut sauce. Then, opt for a delicious salad served with vegan Caesar dressing and topped with pecan tofu. Additionally, their veggie sandwich options range from a tempeh Reuben to falafel patty burgers. They even offer an array of entrees that come with tofu instead of meat!

The Atmosphere

Golden hues and warm, regal colors set the scene at this popular local establishment. The Top exudes a fun and eclectic air with striking works of art adorning the walls. Metal wall sculptures of birds in flight, sad snowmen, and unique light fixtures set this establishment apart from the rest of the restaurants in Gainesville. Lush green plants and hardwood furnishings give off an organic feel. Mild lighting illuminates the premises and alludes to an inviting setting where guests can enjoy an incredible meal. There’s no better place to chow down on delicious food!

Where to Stay in Gainesville, FL

Camelot Bedroom with beautiful wood sleigh bed and regal burgundy beddingIn the same way that The Top captures Gainesville’s charm, so does Sweetwater Branch Inn. We allow guests to relax and unwind surrounded by lush green gardens, beautifully decorated accommodations, and unparalleled service. The Camelot Room in the Cushman House boasts a gorgeous, wooden sleigh bed and Victorian-inspired decor. Wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning prepared fresh with your dietary needs in mind. What are you waiting for?

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