TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet

4.6
666 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 666 people are saying
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vipGeorgeP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with great service and recommendations from the sommelier

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Katrina
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our first time there - poor service, the sommelier was sarcastic and the server was unhappy and grumpy. The food was fine - definitely not outstanding as promised. We were very disappointed.

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vipfoodie
New England
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing pumpkin cheesecake like no other and very interesting presentation of the chocolate parfait. The presentation of the Peking duck was also lovely. Service was lacking in that we were not well attended to but it was obvious the staff was overworked. The location is absolutely spectacular. The sunset is priceless.

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vipJeffB
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in a beautiful setting, food and service was excellent, extensive wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Arriving early enough we could see a wonderful sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner. We were on the deck but had heaters to keep us warm! The sommelier was fantastic and gave awesome suggestions. We loved our dinners …. And of course the property was lovely as well. Super romantic!

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vipDnnn
Fort Lauderdale
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for lunch and dinner !
The best place in Nantucket without a doubt
Crab and lobster cakes and white wine for lunch amazing

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BanjoBen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful spot and great service.

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annieflowers
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our 43rd Anniversary with a lovely dinner at Toppers.
We really enjoyed the ambiance with fire in the fireplace, quiet and subdued atmosphere, privacy with well-spaced tables and exceptional service.
Our entrees were very good, but not remarkable. Our server was excellent,
knowledgeable and amiable. We will definitely return!!!

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vipDcdesigner22207
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Food out of this world. Our favorite restaurant

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vipJFlaherty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked Topper’s for dinner on our minimoon. It was the best meal both of us have ever had. The service was also outstanding. We will definitely be back for multiple anniversaries.

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vipFreddie
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipjeanne
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Very nice service, but we had to get the servers’ attention. They were short staff,

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JenniferR
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Tourist trap really. Prices were high and food was so so.

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thomasp
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Soooo disappointed!!! Been coming for years. It was like a whole different restaurant. Terrible service, got my 60.00 steak and vegetables cold and screwed up my substitution. Such a bummer since it was my husband’s birthday. Will not recommend or go back unless it gets a complete overhaul 👎👎👎👎

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vipJoan
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Although the food and ambiance was very good I felt that given our table was a group of 3woman , it was very much noted that other tables that had a man present were given preferential treatment . In other restaurants when a sommelier is present they offer suggestions on wines but the one at Toppers was curt and never came back to see how the wine was or to refill our glasses We had to ask every time we needed a refill but it was noted that the other tables were given suggestions and even a description of different wines to try

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vipWendyG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabitha took such good care of us and made our visit simply amazing!

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DikolaB
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Tabitha. She was friendly and very attentive…added to the extreme beauty of the atmosphere! The food was special, original, flavorful. We had a perfect experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks!

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vipClaison
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! Gorgeous location and posh decor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding again. Best restaurant on the island.

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vipTaster
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There is a disconnect from what a highly acclaimed restaurant is and what Topper’s is. Likely, a lot of the accolades are in light of their location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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Lynne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection outside Really enjoyed our dinner, excellent service, wines, food. Ambiance outside is beautiful.

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vipcroton2
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Nantucket. I encourage you to go.

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vipSascha
London
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing wine list (USA, France, Italy)

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vipWineGrower
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done service and food. Jenn was fantastic with our table request and also helping to make our day special.

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vipjacNJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the finest dining experience on the island.
Fabulous cuisine, extensive wine list, impeccable service….
Toppers never disappoints!

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SharronC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Class in service and food! Alex was a wonderful server! Yvonne, head of housekeeping, is amazing! She completely goes above and beyond to ensure every detail is attended to! We love her!

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Finnegansmom
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster roll, excellent. Tuna nicoise, not so much. Wonderful cocktails and ambience. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to catch the sunset

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LBFDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience.

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vipFantastic
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30 years of dinner experiences at Topper’s. Save this for that memorable occasion because it truly is a very special place. Ambiance , service and kindness exude from this establishment.

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MichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at a scenic location. Food, wine and especially service was excellent, i.e. helpful, quick but not overbearing.

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MATinVT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous boat ride and outside dining experience. We did return by boat which was also magical. Josh made it all happen and I can’t thank him enough for being so accommodating when we needed to change our reservation due to the impending hurricane.

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KimP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Toppers has a very pretentious environment that does not make patrons feel welcome or relaxed. The food is good, the dining room and outdoor seating is pretty. Their lawn is nice for having a drink before or after dinner but the staff does not make it a cozy or nice place to enjoy dinner and drinks. The food was good but the entire staff there does not make it a place I would want to return except for one person— that is the driver who drove us back to town after dinner who has worked at the wauwinet for 30 years— longer than anyone else there in any position. The best part was the boat ride over from downtown to the wauwinet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For a 5 star restaurant this did nothing meet our expectations. We ordered champagne and had to ask for our glasses to be refilled every time they were empty. The hamachi crudo and the chocolate dessert were great. The rest of the meal was good, nothing special.

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TimD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. Waitress messed up two of our orders. Wayover price for the level of service. My son’s meal did not come until after the rest of our party and already finished dinner. No apologies from the wait staff

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Setting is great some of our mains were not up to the standards that we have had here in the past.

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TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet is rated 4.6 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

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