Topo's 403
Topo's 403

Topo's 403

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.topos403.com/
  • Phone: 8126768676
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Topo's 403
Topo's 403 serves a fresh greek and mediterranean inspired menu of mezedes, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts. Housed in a beautifully restored 1870s townhouse, the atmosphere lends a lively yet intimate vibe throughout the dining rooms, full bar service, and large outdoor patio. Private dining and special event spaces available as well.
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Topo's 403 reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Utter Satisfaction
    CherylBlossom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Set in an old house, this Bloomington restaurant quietly neighbors bars and apartments away from the main square. The interior is soothing blue gray and white with gorgeous dark wood accents. The bar and eating areas are well combined and the whole ambience is romantic and urban, with the comfort of a living room feel. They have ample space for small groups and large groups depending on your needs. The food is incredible. The portion sizes are just right. The food is hot and fresh. The flavors are rich but delicately wielded. The bar is extensive. The selection is changing with the seasons... It's everything you want in a contemporary restaurant with just enough Greek flair. Please try it the next time you are in Bloomington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home run for Topo's
    BtownMom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The party to welcome the new IU baseball coach was perfect. Creative menu in his honor. Attentive service. Great atmosphere on the patio. Delicious food. The Greek coach should know he has come to the right place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Delight in an Old House
    LynnJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Topos has been around awhile, but I had missed it. We were seated outside on a beautiful evening, which did put us near the middle of Walnut Avenue but that was our choice. We were frankly delighted with all our food. My wife and daughter and two friends had a leisurely meal with wine and lots of tasting each other's plates. So we enjoyed a fair sampling of the varied menu and all of us were pleased. We had one vegetarian with us and there were plenty of options which were interesting and savory. If you liked Rail before its passing you may enjoy trying Topos. Our service was very pleasant and attentive and our meal was well paced, not swift, well paced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates a Delight
    npguy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    At Topos, we decided to eschew the entrees and explore the rest of the menu. The starters/small plates were outstanding, especially the Devils on Horseback and the beets. The Greek specialties were also the best in town. The cold soup was to die for and the deserts was very good. Very well made cocktails as well. Wine list was quite unique with a nice selection of Greek and Lebanese wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Sk92
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The portions for the food and cocktails were a little small, but the atmosphere and service were excellent. They did not skimp on the wine however! I had a fantastic Malbec and plenty of it. I should also say that the quality of the food was wonderful. The portions just left me a little empty. Get the rib eye if you're very hungry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful does not describe.
    jessiebr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We sat there for 2 hours, received 1 round of drinks, 1 of 4 appetizers that we ordered and none of our entrees. At the end, as we'd thrown in the towel and just decided to settle up for what we'd received and take off, our waiter dared to explain that we'd never ordered entrees. This is after an entire conversation with him about how much he enjoyed the entree I was, in fact, ordering. And he'd taken our menus. And we'd waited an additional hour. The manager didn't even apologize. I'm still stunned. And regret handing over any money at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Evening!
    PC2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Topo's. The service was great, the building is set up very well and the atmosphere and setting was so very enjoyable. The food was excellent, There was great music in the background, and we really didn't want the evening to end. There was a nice twist to the traditional Greek cuisine by adding just the right amount of elegance. We are already looking forward to the next visit to Topo's 403!!! Well done!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's the building!
    theprofessorVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a fine use for such a beautiful old building. Close enough to the center of town but far enough away you can actually park on a (side)street. Greek style, after the doc. Excellent service, good bar, variety of dining spaces. Unrushed. The appetizers are the best. Main courses not as exciting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallops!
    BtownMom
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Another fine dinner. And great soup, too. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful
    PlymouthScott
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The meal was memorable for the food and the company. All of the recommendations from the staff and the owner were spot on. We can't wait to come back and enjoy Topo's 403 again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and improved service
    laggVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our food was very good, and the service was greatly improved over previous visits. Luckily we finished before the live music started, which is too loud for the space and prevents conversation. A continuing problem: it was VERY COLD in the dining areas, especially with large vents directly under the tables!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Topo's 403 reviews archive.
  • SWALLOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Good food, a tad pricey, nice surroundings although the live music was a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-rated
    kaelis
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My wife and I went to Topos to celebrate her birthday on a Thursday evening. We'd been looking forward to going for some time – ever since we'd heard about the restaurant opening a year or so ago. We were incredibly disappointed. She had an eggplant dish that the server highly recommended. It was bland and overcooked. I had the lamb burger. To Topos' credit, they prepared it just ask I asked (rare), but the quality of meat was poor and the entire thing was quite poorly prepared, flavorless, and under-seasoned. We lucked out with half-off drinks, but even they were not terribly original (still good, though). We won't go again and won't recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious food
    Jfood2
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wonderful food. Always fresh and full of flavor. High class atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, elegant dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our first visit to Topo's 403 was excellent. My wife's spanakopita was perfectly prepared with a tasty sauce. And my lentil soup was hearty and smooth with a splash of sour cream and drizzled clarified butter. The seared tuna loin with spice rub and fingerling potatoes was outstanding. The flavourful juice added to the taste of the tuna without overwhelming it. The ambience of the old house was terrific. A small Brazilian jazz group was the piece de resistance that completed our experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate dining and savory tastes
    missmarie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was my first time at Topos. The interior was decadent and intimate with lovely Spanish guitar playing in background. We sat at in a small narrow like hallway to the side of the main dining space. Our server was personable, friendly, and knowledgeable of the items on the menu that we had questions about. We shared an appetizer of the dates stuffed with soft cheese and wrapped in thinly sliced meat, which was delicious. Entrees came out quickly: moussaka and the smoked lamb special. I had both, which were savory and delicious, with appropriate portion sizes. The dessert of the doughnut like cakes with dipping sauces were warm, crunchy, soft, delectable, and fit to satisfy any sweet tooth!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place, good food
    copernicus2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This restaurant is located in the historic Topologos Building, which explains its name. Dining areas are spread over various rooms. We had a table in the main dining room, where the noise level was moderate. The menu has several Greek specialties. We selected the avgolomono soup for starters, strip steak for entrees, all with a bottle of wine from Southwest France, and baklava and Turkish coffee for desert. The food was well prepared and tastefully presented. The staff was friendly and accommodating. It made for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    ipeguyVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We had salads and moussaka and loukoumades for dessert. Everything was good as usual.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My fiance and I recently ate at Topos 403 and were not particularly impressed. The pros: The atmosphere; it is beautifully decorated, and on Saturday nights they have lovely Spanish guitar. The cons: The price, the portions, and the food quality. First, it's pretty expensive. Because the entrees are about $25, you end up spending a lot. The portions are also pretty pitiful. My fiance ordered moussaka, and what came was about the size of (and just as filling as) a bowl of cereal. Third, there is the food quality. Both entrees (moussaka and tuna) were mediocre and flavorless. The two things that were actually recommended (the fries and the donuts) were alright, but nothing to write home about. All in all, we spent $65 for an average meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed
    Greekling
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The house is lovely, the food was wonderful, and our server was very cheerful, but I have a few complaints. (1) The alcohol was slow in coming. I had to ask twice for our wine orders. (2) the tables for two are quite small, especially when one orders several small plates. (3) the front room has too many tables. As a result, I was less than two feet away from the musician. He is an excellent guitarist and a very nice man, but I felt cramped and was sometimes unable to hear my companion over the music. (4) Finally, why are there so few Greek wines on the wine list. And no retsina?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    When I made the reservation I did not know there would be a jazz quintet. To be honest, the music was wonderful and I would have enjoyed it if I had been in the next room or the room down the hall. Being 10 feet from the musicians, the music was more oppressive than pleasant. We were dining with friends. We met before dinner for drinks. This is good, because we certainly could not converse at the table. Had this been my first visit to Topo's it would have been my last visit. In fairness to the restaurant, we did not ask to be moved. My friends didn't seem as bothered as I was, and I think no one wanted to suggest moving. Of course, after the music started no one could suggest anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    Mandy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have dined there several times over the past few months and it was an excellent choice for Valentines Dinner. My boyfriend and I were joined last minute by another couple and Topos Staff had no problem making room for them. We had a fantastic time. The food was incredible as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good...but, wow, expensive
    Rustyd100
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    -Attended Topos for Valentines Day. -Given limited menu with meal total price elevated 20% more than regular menu. Not publicized on website beforehand. -Very little Greek cuisine offered. -No bread or other "immediate gratification" food offered (except for 6 olives). -No side dish with meal. I had a 3oz red snapper on a shallow bed of mashed potatoes. -Desserts were cheaply made and nothing special. -No mints or other special touch at end of meal. -Had two drinks from bar. They were good, and added $15 to bill. -Total bill with 20% tip: $165 for two. -We went home mildly hungry. We could eat wonderful food at the Farm or the Uptown twice...Little Tibet or Gratzies three times..and Bloomingfoods buffet 20 times for that much money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Topo is Tops!
    Mousie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Recently dined their for Valentine's Day--bitter cold and snowy outside, warm and inviting inside. The service is perfect: professional and gracious. The food was divine: I had oysters and grilled trout, my husband had salad and steak. All prepared perfectly. My new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Valentine night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Confusion on the reservation. We had changed from 2 to 4 was corrected . Sitting near the music would have left talking completely out. Fortunately, we were seated in the rear where both music and conversation happened. Service was immediate and very good, even if a bit hovering. Very knowledgeable bartender was our server and knew the wines very well as well as custom drinks. One ordered the pork chop which was unremarkable, our other guest got tuna, which was ordered much more done than delivered. Nevertheless it was top drawer. Our two others ordered scallops which were fantastic, but the potatoes were cold and, while delicious, probably were less than a tablespoon, as were the peppers. The bill for the four of us was $228+.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Treat
    duendein
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Very good food. Not cheap. In a gorgeous old brick house. Dining room a little cold on a winter night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a mixed bag
    laggVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was good as usual, though the potatoes in the moussaka were not cooked long enough and were still hard. Luckily we were in a back room, because once the live jazz music started it was very hard to talk. The service was still very inattentive and uneven, despite the fact that we told them we were headed to a performance and were the only people there when we arrived. It is very frustrating because this restaurant is convenient and has a good menu and is in an interesting setting. If only they could get their act together and train the wait staff to provide better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night jazz
    btowndiner
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The new jazz place for Bloomington. Fun time. Good food and drink. Great staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really like Topo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    At the time of this writing (12/30/2013), I consider Topo's to be my favorite middle-to-high-end Bloomington restaurant. (OK, there aren't really any high-end places in Blooomington, but there are some good ones.) The service is better than, say, Scholar's Inn Bakehouse. The noise level and ambience are better than Scholar's Inn, The Farm, and Finch's. The food is as good as that at Truffle's or Scholar's Inn, and better than at Finch's and The Farm. The service is better than all those places, too, except for Finch's, which also has good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place was very beautiful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The place was very beautiful. We were seated in a very private area, which was perfect. The service was very good. The wine we chose was very good and the coffee was excellent. The food was pretty bad. Sorry to have to say, but not very good food. Sad, but true.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pricy but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We certainly enjoyed the food but the prices were extremely high for such small portions. My husband was snacking immediately upon arriving home because he was still hungry. Yes, we knew this wasn't a "Golden Corral" type restaurant but just a bit more on the plate would look more appealing. My chicken salavaki (sp) was anaemic.... 3-4 bites ....just a bit more food would help appease the high cost.....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    SandynTheoVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had dined previously at the restaurant and loved it "twists" on tradition Greek dishes. This time we used their private dining room for a double birthday celebration for three families. Even though we had a very large group of approximately 20, our service was tremendous and everyone loved the food. Thanks to everyone at the restaurant for making this a memorable birthday. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was delicious with a pleasant atmosphere. Our waiters were great and the presentation was excellent. Nice going to a more upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for four on Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We brought two friends from Chicago and all left very happy, having had a great meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two vegetarian options!
    Sally
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We noted that Topos had a new menu with two vegetarian options, and because we love to share, we made a reservation right away. We really enjoyed our meals (veggie moussaka and briama), and also appetizers and drinks. They have a top notch bar and bartender. We hope that the inclusiveness will continue, and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt forgotten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Don't get me wrong we will go back and maybe it's because I was tired and was ready to get going but I felt at times we didn't see a waiter when we needed refills or to ask about dessert. It seemed like we had been forgotten about at one point . However even with that happening we would return for the food and ambience just probably not with our kiddos. The bar area seemed quaint and relaxing for a future night out .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined with my wife and two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Dined with my wife and two other couples on a Friday night. We split 3 apps which were all quite good. In particular I really enjoyed the dates. I ordered the lamb burger and it was really good. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals too. Presentation was nice. Decent beer list but I'm a bit of a snob in that regard. There were some musicians playing in the front of the house which were quite loud, but luckily we were seated in the back and the volume was fine back there. Prices were a bit steep for me, but reasonable when compared to the competition. My wife and I had 3 drinks each and our bill came to $80+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Menu at Topo's 403
    IndyRuth
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Had another great time at Topo's 403 on Saturday. Terrific new menu includes tuna, braised spare ribs, grilled pork, several new appetizers and salads, as well as some older favorites and their four wonderful desserts! Appreciated all the hard work from the entire staff who ensured that our visit was memorable! Will definitely be back - even if it does mean another road trip! It's worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgettable pricey food.
    johnnoel
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Nice old house. The atmosphere was good and our waiter was attentive. The food was very expensive and completely forgettable. It all tasted a bit over cooked and bland. There are twenty better restaurants within five blocks that will cost less and taste better.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Menu but pushy
    diner42
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Topo's had a great ambiance. The drink selection was excellent and the menu had creative and unique plate options. My major complaint was the waitress was very pushy to order every option possible and doubled our dessert (and charge) without us even asking. Great place for a special occasion or drinks before a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate