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About TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
TOPPER`S is able to offer an elegant dining experience in our cozy dining room. Restaurant guests who prefer a more casual experience are invited to enjoy dining on our awning-covered, heated deck. The lower patio is perfect for relaxing with a cocktail overlookiing TOPPER`S garden and the Head of the Harbor. The sunsets are stunning. These outdoor areas are ideal to fully appreciate the tranquility and the magnificent setting of the inn.
TOPPER’S is located at The Wauwinet, the only Relais & Châteaux property on Nantucket. Winner of the Wine Spectator Grand Award for many years, TOPPER’S is known for it`s culinay standards and service standards, on-site herb garden, and innovative use of the freshest local ingredients guarantee an unforgettable dining experience. Visitors without vehicles can take The Wauwinet Jitney from Federal Street in downtown Nantucket, or enjoy a complimentary boat ride on The Wauwinet Lady which launches from The White Elephant Hotel
Nantucket, MA 02554
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:8.00-10.30(We suggest for breakfast) Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: 11.30am - 2:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of Space.
Nantucket Town is nine miles from The Wauwinet. The inn provides complimentary jitney service 12 times daily from 9 AM to 11 PM. We pick up from the Information Bureau on Federal Street, we also pick up from the White Elephant Hotel from 6.00pm-8.00pm on the hour.
Private Party Facilities:
Two semi-private dining rooms are available, The Sunroom and TOPPER'S. Please call for availability.
Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (508) 228-8768 ext. 6501
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wauwinet Lady will start running daily from the White Elephant for lunch and dinner beginning June 27th.
TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet Ratings and Reviews
Toppers at the Wauwinet is one of a kind! Superb sunsets can be enjoyed from the lawn with a cocktail. The bartender, Danny, is friendly and accommodating. Alex our server was terrific. The food never disappoints with lots of local favorites. There's an extensive wine list too. Outdoor dining on the deck made comfortable by overhead heaters. It is a trip from town but it's worth it!
Family dinner with visiting siblings during restaurant week in Nantucket. The sunset view is great and was particularly spectacular the night we went. We arrived about 1/2 hr before sunset and sat on lounge chairs on large lawn on the inner Nantucket harbor. The 3 course prix fixe ($45) menu was a great bargain (probably less than 50% of usual individual price for the items). The food was outstanding - fresh, well prepared, generous portions and delicious. Service was outstanding and pace or serving excellent. Never waiting but not rushed to finish your food quickly. Comfortable (heated), beautiful outside patio with view and classic old time inn restaurant and bar inside. Look for restaurant week (June and September) in Nantucket and go to Topper's for the sunset and food. It was great for the soul!
Topper's is one of our favorite places in the world - bar none. A special place, and worth the trip to Wauwinet. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is gorgeous. We have the tasting menu, which takes the guesswork out of ordering from so many wonderful dishes. The wine list is amazing.
This is one of the most overrated restaurants on Nantucket. The wine list is the only thing that is amazing, if you are willing to way overpay. We have been coming here for years and some things don't change! The food is mediocre at best. The service is abysmal. The servers are lazy and take forever to bring your drink order. Sitting under the awning is the equivalent to sitting in a sauna / greenhouse on a hot day. The lower level is hot because the umbrellas do not protect you and there is absolutely zero
View of the water. This is a classic example of people being blown away impressed by beautifully planted flower boxes.
Very arrogant staff, rude managers and poor quality food and service. The horrible dining experience and $1800 for six people was not something our family will experience again. Would not recommend Toppers.. make sure you are aware of 2 different dining menus one for outdoor and one for inside. They really push their tasting menus and caviar!!! Food was bland and the squid ink risotto was inedible! Overpriced but they don't care because tourists will support. The entire experience was all NO's and there were no Yes's unless it was an up charge.
Don't book late reservation 8pm+ because despite we booked more than 2 month in advance you will end up outside. And we confirmed 2 days before to be inside. They optimize and clearly didn't care. We will not care if warm but of course it was cold outside.
Food is good but nothing special for this level.
Wine list is exceptional
I have been a few times now and while I always enjoy my total experience I continue to be somewhat underwhelmed by the food. Its good just not spectacular. The hostess, wait staff and wine staff all were and have been very accommodating and genuinely aiming to please. We have always been outside during the day and it really is a very special spot and I do think it is worth a trip up island to check out. Finally, the wine list is amazing. It is hands down my favorite one on the island (n.b., very heavily stocked with French ); there are pages of pages of wines that I love or have always wanted to try with a very wide variety. Also, the most extensive collection of half bottles I have seen anywhere in the world which was a huge bonus for our group.
We started our experience with a scenic boat ride to the Wawinet . Upon entering Toppers we were warmly greeted and shown to a lovely table in the garden. Our wonderful server could not have been more charming and accommodating. We ordered from the ala carte menu so we could try many different dishes, everything was perfect and delicious. We loved watching the glorious sunset . After dinner we strolled around the grounds and through the Inn and were enchanted. Next time we come to Nantucket, we'd like to stay here.
Although there was some debate within the family whether it was the absolute best, this restaurant definitely is at the very top of the list of the best restaurants on Nantucket. Everything on the island is outrageously expensive so 'value' has to get suspended somewhat. But, taking that into account, this restaurant was definitely worth it! Plus, personally, we loved that it was out of the downtown hustle. Memorable, as is the view!
We are residents who live nearby and went for a 130 PM lunch on a Friday because our son was visiting and wanted to go somewhere special. We had read about the high ratings the restaurant had received and we looked forward to this visit. The setting in a room off the patio and garden (it was raining) was lovely, the wine manager suggested a delightful wine, and the food was quite good. Unfortunately, the experience was ruined by absolutely awful service. Our server paid us little attention. There was no one watching the room and the secondary staff were poor, so the result was that empty cocktail glasses and first course dishes sat and sat. After the main course was finished no one appeared to remove the plates and inquire about further needs for 25 minutes. A complete turnoff when we expected a special experience.
We stayed in town in Nantucket and took the shuttle to Toppers. It would have been helpful if Toppers let us know about the shuttle, we found out from others. The night we were there, the mosquitoes were a menace. Glad to have eaten inside in the beautiful dining room. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food; he was delightful.
Toppers used to be a very high end, quality restaurant and one of the best on Nantucket. Sadly that is no longer the case. We were disappointed and felt they had really fallen off in many ways including food, service and prices were very high for what you get. Not good value at all. Sorry we can't recommend it at all. Hopefully they'll find a way to come back up since the setting is really beautiful.
We just checked into the hotel from a late ferry arrival and were exhausted from traveling all day. The food, view and waiter service were wonderful. My only issue was with the hostesses and seating. I booked on Open Table weeks before our arrival and requested outside seating. They said they reserved us inside despite the mostly open deck tables and when I asked for outside seating they said they were for reservations? Not only did I book about a month prior we were also hotel guests! They made a big deal about it with checking their list etc. Just left me with a bad feeling and ruined the experience. Maybe it was because I booked on OpenTable and not direct? But the food and waiter were excellent.
Beautiful view from lawn. The food was not so great. Lobster pasta was mediocre and at $60 rather pricey. The lawn is a nice place for a drink, but with so many nice places in Nantucket Toppers is hardly worth the drive. Hostess was snippy, but Marina the waiter was wonderful. The lamb was OK, but my wife said it was about 3 bites worth. Our son liked the flake . Too many other great restaurants in Nantucket to waste your time or your effort. Our favorite was Dune with Cru a close second.
Great presentation of food and it was very good. We felt rushed - the food came out quickly and one plate after the next. We had a 6pm reservation and the place was hardly full - at that price point - it should have been a more relaxed pace.
Lastly, they did not make us aware there is a free boat from the town and an hourly shuttle from the visitors center - instead, we found out from locals. Toppers told us the boat was full and that we should take a cab. They then called us at 5pm (while on the shuttle ) and asked if we were showing up for the boat! However, they did make an exception and let us ride back.
With all that said - it was an excellent meal. P
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