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TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet

TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toppersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (508) 228-8768
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Zachary
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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 x6501
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wauwinet Lady will start running daily from the White Elephant for lunch and dinner beginning June 27th.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Space.
A word from 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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "While on Nantucket, lunch at Toppers is an absolute must!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My Husband and I took the launch to Toppers for lunch. Our son and girlfriend rented mopeds and met us at the restaurant. We were served outside. We all had lobster and salads. The Frits were very good. Bloody Mary's very refreshing. My husband and took the shuttle back because we wanted to have a leisure lunch. The lunch dropped us at toppers at noon and was leaving at 1:30 that did not leave a lot of time for a leisure lunch."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Impressed with presentation of food. The ride on the water taxi was outstanding and a highlight for us."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant in an idyllic setting. However, although the food was good, we had to remind ourselves we were in classy Nantucket instead of Coney Island. Wished the dress code and no-cell phone rules were enforced."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Very elegant with wonderful service. The only reason for a 4 Star with regard to food is that the menu is very limited. The food had many flavors and was quite nice. My Halibut was soft but the flavors were from the veggies, not the fish and thus the fish was bland. The Beef tenderloin was excellent. Limited appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A remote setting provided a quiet outdoor dining experience with views of the harbor. The food was excellent (although the omelette was on the small side) with the granola being a highlight as well as the island-roasted coffee. While the price was not insignificant it was no more than the restaurants in Nantucket Town were charging without the quiet and the view. (We had a cottage in Sconset so did not stay at the Wauwinet but it looked lovely.)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Having spent the last 20 years of my life coming to Nantucket over the summer Topper's was a place I visited occasionally. This time the food was outstanding but the service was just chaotic and playing the "Benny Hill theme music" could sum it all up. From watching waiters and management walk by our table with empty plates, making us pour our wine, listening to plates being dropped every five minutes, and seeing other tables looking at each other tables shrugging and wondering where the service staff was just not what I expected. The food deserves better staff and the customers should get better service considering the price we're paying and that it's a Relaix & Chateau. Inexcusable."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "There are so many fabulous restaurants on the island, each with their claim to fame, but Topper's is the only restaurant where you can enjoy amazing food ...and watch the sunset over the water while sipping your martini....and just when you think you are in heaven, the sun begins to sink lower and an unspoken custom encourages that you leave your table and walk through their gates to get as close as to the water without getting wet... and this is where we all wait. Wind blowing, quietly chatting, peacefully watching for the end of our Nantucket day. It is so spiritual and magical."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The menu for lunch is a little limited, but the available selections are prepared wonderfully. Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is great. The service as always was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Appetizers and dessert were so delicious! Entrees were so bland and strange. Really put a damper on the whole meal. Would recommend American Seasons or even Sea Grille for delicious food! This place is only good for the outdoor scenery."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "House made brown bread, butter poached lobster, and fantastic wines are just a few of the reasons to eat at Topper's. The superior service is provided by professionally trained people who have worked at this seasonally open restaurant for years and years. It's expensive, but if you're going to splurge, I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had dinner during restaurant week and we were overwhelmed by the food and wine options but most of all the service. We could not remember a more memorable dining experience on Nantucket or any where else, Everything was perfect from the pace of the meal to the ambiance of the room. We would highly recommend Topper's to anyone interested in a special experience. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My husband and I took a trip down the coast. First Maine>>Nantucket and ended on Martha's Vineyard. Topper's was wonderful. We saw the most beautiful sunset and followed it with the most delicious dinner in the beautifully decorated dining room. Memory made to last a lifetime!!! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "substantially overpriced in all respects. nice atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Normally, we love this restaurant, but I don't think their kitchen is ready yet for the new Summer season. We hope the food preparation is better the next time we visit."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "You hear a lot about Topper's sunset views, which were indeed spectacular even on a cool October night. However, the food was even more amazing. Every bite was layered with different flavors in the creatively combined dishes, making you wish it would linger longer. The kind of restaurant where you want the chef bring you anything- it will all be delicious. The service was impeccable and gracious. We will return!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Four of us went to Toppers' for restaurant week. We could not have been more pleased. The smiling waitstaff was courteous and attentive. The sommeliers' suggestion was spot on. The food abundant and delicious. Dessert divine. At $45. a head this is the best deal I've had and highly recommend the experience."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Toppers is located in one of Nantucket's most beautiful hotel / resort. Fabulous grounds and spectacular views. Service is very polished and attentive. It might even be considered over the top but, enjoyable none-the-less. Food was terrific but the menu was a bit limited--could use a broader selection of fish entrees--seeing its on an island. I had short ribs which were outstanding. They were prepared sous-vide and were absolutely the most tender and succulent ribs I've ever had. Very attentive staff. Impressive wine list. As expected, prices were very high."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Toppers is one of the best restaurants on Nantucket. The food, ambience, and service are all five stars. The dining room, while full, never feels "crowded", and the wait staff makes sure that each table feels like it is the most important. If you can, splurge on the caviar, a special treat that is beautifully presented, and tastes wonderful. Dinner here is always a special occasion! We never tire of dining at Toppers at the Wauwinet . . . a gorgeous and delicious ending to a 15 year anniversary stay."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Fantastic service and food! Only downside is that it's fairly quiet this time of year (September) because it's the off-season, so for a pair of New Yorkers the atmosphere seemed too quiet. But very impressive otherwise!!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Excellent food and service make Topper's the place to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Loved the bost ride to/from the restaurant. Enjoyed our meal!!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Excellent food. Got lucky with the weather and view, service was impeccable . We had the same waiter as last year and he also remembered us"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Food was very good but if one has food allergies (GF/DF) this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Try the lobster rolls. Can't get any better than these!"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Having dined at The White Elephant for 10+ years I can honestly say this restaurant NEVER disappoints. The service and food is the best one can expect. The menu changes from year to year and the chef manages to exceed my expectations again and again. Ambiance galore, great place for a birthday, engagement family celebration or just for a special dinner. Don't make a mistake, go to the White Elephant you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Topper's never disappoints. The staff remember everything about you from the prior year-cocktail and food preferences. I mean everything. The drinks were perfectly prepared, the food was delicious, all per usual. The wine list is encyclopedic, you can't go wrong. This restaurant is one in a million. We'll be back this season, and will lament the date of closing, as always."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "The food was good--we went for lunch and ordered a lobster roll. The prices at Toppers are very high & although the food is good it is not 'the best' one will find on Nantucket. Customers are paying for the setting which is beautiful."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Food was great but not "over-the-top"... ordered double the soft-shell crab but only was served one - waitress noticed this, offered to correct which we declined, but never took it off our bill. Everyone enjoyed their meal but nothing stood out as THE BEST! Disappointed as we usually had great meals here. However, must say we did not go away hungry as the chef sent out numerous samplers to try of which the sampler corn chowder was wonderful. You should put it on the menu."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Toppers is a cut above. The service, cuisine, artful, visual presentation of the cuisine AND the views are all OUTSTANDING. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "We used to love this restaurant but the quality of service and food has gone way down. Everyone in our party ordered the hamburger but three asked for a temperature of medium rare. All the burgers came well done. We love to enjoy a cocktail before dinner and always order before they ask what kind of water we'd like. Drinks service is extremely slow. We do not mind paying for a quality drink but they have decreased the size of the martini glass. It's absurd!!!!the owners need to spend some money on decorating. There is nothing elegant about sitting on a deck under a hot awning. The air does not flow. The flowers are beautiful and the view of the harbor fantastic but the temperature under the white awning is 20 degrees warmer."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "Everything about the dinner and evening were outstanding. We had the tasting menu and loved everything."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Beautiful s'éteignent and a menu including fresh local ingrédients with creativity"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "We were very disappointed on the food. Had the lobster roll. Not much lobster on the roll. The rolls in the basket were stale. Mentioned to server. She said they were made each morning. But they were like a rock. Don't think we will be back this Season."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Toppers is a very elegant, but stuffy destination restaurant. The food was very good and we expected it to be expensive ( and it was), but the service was snobby, and there were several missteps throughout the evening. We wanted to take the complimentary water taxi for dinner, but were never told ( especially by the employee who confirmed our reservation that day) that the ONLY water taxi for any dinner reservation (ours was 8 pm) is at 5pm and the returning water taxi is at 8pm. We had to resort to taking a very expensive cab ride to dinner and did not enjoy the "water aspect" of our evening. Once at the restaurant, we were seated in a remote table for 2 by the kitchen, and were told this was the only table available. We will not return."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "The food was outstanding. You don't need to go to France. You have right there. And the wine list was fantastic as well"
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "We celebrate our anniversary at Toppers every year for the past five years. We ordered two lobster dishes. However, it was not edible. It was translucent. I heard another table complaining as well. While we did not say anything to the staff, I think that the chef should cook the lobster a little more. Do not mind paying for a great meal but to pay $90 for each plate and not enjoy it was not good"
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "everything was wonderful. we made a reservation for a table and later reserved the launch ride to the restaurant. we were thereafter labeled "boat people" and provided a limited prix fix menu. everything was wonderful and delicious, it would have been nice to know in advance about the restrictions."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "As expected, Topper's didn't dissapoint. My family went for my wife's birthday. The food was excellent. The service was attentive and accomodated special dietary needs (gluten free options). Not much more I can say. Pure quality. - not something you get with high end restaurants in Nantucket."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "Topper's at the Wauwinet did not disappoint! While dining on the deck one may choose items on either the "Deck Menu" or the inside "Dinner Menu", thus allowing one a multitude of culinary choices. We had a tasty Wauwinet-ini as the sun lit the sky in purplish pink hues. Then we enjoyed hamachi "pizzas" for delectable and artistic appetizers. This was followed by an entree that was so delicious...a duo of tender short ribs and perfectly cooked sirloin slices. Dessert was also a treat with a beautifully presented rendition of peach Melba. The portions of the beef entree and dessert were small but they were very delicious. We will certainly return again for a special occasion meal as the service, ambiance and food are first-rate!"
    Dined on 7/16/2013