TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet

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490 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(508) 228-8768
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Zachary
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Private party facilities
Two semi-private dining rooms are available, The Sunroom and TOPPER'S. Please call for availability.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: (508) 228-8768 ext. 6501
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Plenty of Space.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Wauwinet Lady will start running daily from the White Elephant for lunch and dinner beginning June 27th.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 490 People Are Saying
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OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointing. Been here a number of times. Menu selection was lacking. Food was fair to poor . . Shrimp dish much too spicey and unappealing but was taken off bill. Chicken was undercooked. Didn't want to send both back. Parfaits were excellent.

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food (loved the gnocchi!) and the restaurant has a nice environment and atmosphere.

F
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent- food was mediocre at best. A bit of a disappointment considering we have been coming here for several years and never had a bad meal. I hope this was just a bad night in the kitchen .will plan to return next season for a 2020 opinion.

JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorites, especially.by boat! Our server was good but never brought Espresso we ordered and also left without letting us know so service took longer after we had to flag someone else down.

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner and experience in almost every way. Thank you!

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first meal at Topper's and it was terrific! Everything from decor, to lighting, to service to food and wine was exquisite! Thank you--will return again and tell others also.

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, reasonable portions. Great service. Worth the trip and $$

R
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Limited menu. Our server had no interest in trying to accommodate anything other than strict adherence to the menu as presented.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Excellent

GY
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Toppers Restaurant at The Wauwinet Hotel. The restaurant came highly recommended from a good friend of ours and we were not disappointed!
The setting is stunning the staff friendly and very professional and the food was delicious,especially the smoked bluefish pate.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely place to all our family and friends.

DH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch in protected outdoor setting. Easy access to a nice beach and jetty walk afterwards

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very.nice restaurant. The food was fantastic and the service extremely attentive without hovering. The atmosphere was great indoors. The deck or outdoor area seemed a bit more casual and louder.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining on Nantucket.

e
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

overpriced,fancy food, could not eat main course, awful night

F
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our scallop appetizer was delicious but our halibut was very dry and covered in a puréed carrot sauce. The sauce was bland and visually unappealing. We were also disappointed after traveling across the country to Nantucket, there was no New England Chowder, Lobster Bisque, oysters, clams or local seafood on the menu. Note: Our halibut was from the Bay of Fundy in Canada.

R
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topper’s has a name that is completely apropos of his place in the culinary universe.

Toppers is a unique a Monday in August or a personal milestone event, it’s consistently amazing. Doyd is our favorite server/purveyor of wonderful karmic life thoughts & universalities...

I can’t say enough good things, or provide all the appropriate adjectives, but it’s definitely a must, when on the island.

e
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topper's is basically perfect. Creative, locally sourced food. A beautiful setting. An amazing wine list. And great service. The two somms (Jason and Gabe) are terrific and our waiter Jerome took great care of us!

SC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our once a year treat for my birthday. As always, it is elegant and such a special place with spectacular sunsets/views. The food is delicious but very expensive. That is the one reason it is only an annual event for us!!

d
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience for a special occasion.

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It was a very nice outdoor patio lunch, beautiful ambiance & good food. However, the service was very slow. Because of that, our cocktails were comped without even asking for it.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Our first waiter took our drink order and then never returned until the end of the meal, and never brought our drinks, we had to find another waiter. second waiter wasn’t very smart and had trouble understanding anything. My husband’s lobster was embarrassingly tiny yet was $60. The burrata was lacking in flavor and my halibut dish was very mediocre. Overall it was a total waste of time and money. Not worth it. Can’t fathom why they have any awards at all

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding

F
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very special place for a very special occasion
We always make it part of our vacation

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly magical as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way too overpriced for small menu and amounts of food.

JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We came out from Nantucket town to have lunch with a house guest at Topper's. Alas, the service was desultory, at best, and the food was totally mediocre. Also, the restaurant patio was unswept, and the place overall was untidy. It was the most disappointing visit to Relais property we have experienced anywhere.

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorga (sp?) was super awesome! The entire staff was delightful and we had a wonderful experience.

CD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was poor. My wine glass was removed by the bus person prior to being served the entree without asking or offering another glass. When our server came by half way through our entree I mentioned that I would have liked an additional glass of wine had one been offered. There was no response or offer of anything. The menu was limited with several “additional priced” items on a prix fix menu? We were very disappointed in the service, price and overall experience.

T
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Spot! Always visit when in Nantucket. Fabian took such great care of us!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding attention, service and cuisine, as usual

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It is overrated as a restaurant.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and amazing wine list. Can’t wait to go bACK.

s
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Lovely setting. Very good service. Food totally disappointing. Two of us had the hanger steak, was tough and inedible. Sent it back, was taken off the bill. Swordfish overcooked. We haven’t been in years and now we remember why.

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dinner of the season. We have been Topper’s customers for nearly two decades. The service is outstanding, the food is creative, and beautifully presented. Truly fine dining. And our server, Doyd, is the best in the business.

CS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boat to the hotel from the White Elephant experience and dinner was amazing! What a gorgeous setting and perfect service , however, the prices were completely ridiculous. They even had added charges to prix fixed $100 per person menu so you could only order items if you paid another $30 for them, defeating the point of one price. Cocktails on the boat ride over should be included in the $100 per person price as well since they’re mostly beverages from a can. The wine prices were also completely silly (from California). As the fine wines were the same price by the glass as the cheap wine. They seriously need a sommelier.

DT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

A shame for the food quality for such restaurant

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was ok , steak over cooked , very very noisy table beside us , as the night went on they got louder and louder . The kitchen forget my side dish of fries , so when main course was almost over , fries arrived , very un impressed with the whole experience . Very over priced , I would give it a skip !

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks and dinner on the patio capped off with a quiet Birthday Salute to our friend 🎉

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Over priced food

C
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food which was beautifully presented. The waitstaff was very perfect and the setting is lovely

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