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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
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
One of the worst dining experiences of my time in Nantucket, only after Black-Eyed Susan's. Service was slow, unresponsive, and overall terrible. Possibly some of the worst fries I have ever had. The overpriced lobster roll was over salted in an attempt to mask its blandness. When we complained about the fries, the hostess responded by saying, "that's life" and encouraged to be thankful for the restaurant's A/C. Overall, an absurd experience that I will never repeat.
Toppers' Waite staff and cuisine were excellent! I need gluten free dining, and they accommodated me superbly! We ordered via their ala carte menu since the 3 and 6 courses wound be too much. It is expensive, but you are treated like royalty. We had a wonderful time.
Elegant and romantic setting, excellent waitstaff service combined with a truly outstanding gourmet menu perfectly prepared and served all combined to make for an unforgettable twentieth anniversary celebration...another repeat of our honeymoon experience at this same restaurant. Thank you Toppers!
This is the best restaurant for sunsets on the island. They have an amazing outdoor seating area and a wonderful place to sit on lawn chairs and watch the sunset. The food matches the amazing view with outstanding selections of seafood, steaks and pork. This is a cannot miss on the island and during prime summer season you can take a boat from the White Elephant to the restaurant.
Beneath the elaboration it has to be said that the food we were served was rather bland. Verbally interesting, yes, well presented yes, but bland bland bland. And my duck breast had the consistency of rubber.
It's a shame. Everything was fine with our evening apart from the food! Service/decor/ambience were terrific, but the food just did not match its surroundings.
My husband and I live on the island year round and we look forward to going to Topper's every year for our anniversary. The food is delicious and beautifully plated, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the view is spectacular. Our server, Marina, was very friendly and she was able to answer all of our questions about the menu. My husband and I both got the chef's choice (a 6 course prefix) along with a half dozen local oysters. This is, by far, the best meal on Nantucket. Eating here is always such an amazing dining experience.
The food at Toppers is outstanding. I just wish they would have let me know when I made my reservation that the Dining Room was closed for a private event. As a result, we sat on the rather chilly patio at a wooden table with no linens except a napkins, no flowers, etc. It wasn't the ambience I was counting on for a $400 meal. The restaurant had just opened for the season and it was quite evident the staff was still getting up to speed. Back to the food - except for dessert (what WAS that green rubber on the Lime and the Coconut dessert?!?!) - the food was sublime. Highly recommend Toppers (when the dining room is open).
Received a very good wine recommendation. Every part of the meal was extra special with excitingly different tastes and textures. Chef pesented 2 surprise treats which is appreciated as well as yummy. Atmosphere was intimate but somehow open at the same time as we enjoyed having light conversation with other guests. Service was perfect.
The food was good, but for the price, nothing special. My dissatisfaction stems from the fact that the day we went they only had a limited menu, not their normal menu. It was towards the end of the season, and they were closing is a week or so, so they had gone to a limited menu. All that is fine and understandable. However, I only found out about it when I was given the menu at the restaurant and asked. No advance communication.
I fine this really unacceptable, particularly because after I made our reservation on Open Table, I received two e-mails from the restaurant telling me that I had to cancel by a certain point in time or I faced a cancellation fee! In neither of these direct communications from the restaurant did they care to inform me that it was the end of the season and there would be a limited menu.
I have been to this restaurant in the past and liked it. So we decided to go there for our anniversary. Had I known there would be a limited menu, I would have made other plans for our special occasion. When I found out while sitting at our table I had no other options.
Very disappointing from such an establishment.
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