You've got to be kidding!. I'll be the first to agree that Top of the Hill has the best outside patio and view of Chapel Hill. Their homemade brews are also pretty good. But, the food is average--nothing on the menu that I haven't seen at 1 million other restaurants. It is one step above an Applebee's. The waitstaff seems nice enough, but I was rather shocked to see the chef chase a waiter out of the kitchen and curse at them about an order--in front of my table and by the bar--certainly makes you think twice about sending something back to the kitchen.
A Southern Landmark.
T.O.T.H. has far surpassed the title of exceptional restaurant/bar and through its unparalleled amalgam of cuisine, service, atmosphere, and, of course, micro-brewed ales has solidified itself as a true Southern Landmark. It is inconceivable that one could fully experience the charm of Chapel Hill without a visit to the Top of the Hill. I cannot speak highly enough about it or the remarkable people who make it what it is.
Oh, and sandwich on soft pretzel... pure genius.
night out with the folks. Recently took the parents out to dinner there and it was definately a good experience. Friendly service and a very nice view (we decided to brave the winter weather on the patio only to find that it was much nicer than the crowded inside... with candles, a nice view, not too many people, and surprisingly warm thanks to some gas heaters). The food was good, and very well-priced. The filet special was excellent and my mom really liked the catfish. My sister was a bit dissappointed with their vegetarian options, but she had a fairly decent pasta and managed to save room for some dessert a pretty tasty cheesecake. We tried Sunday brunch there as well (I still prefer Weaver Street), but my parents really liked it (a hearty, southern breakast with biscuits, bacon and eggs). Definately a very good "Chapel Hill experience."
ASU Fan. Was there recently for ASU vs. UNC football game. This place rocked. Perfect location, great beers (IPA is the best), nice crowd. Went there at least once all 5 days we were in town. Food is great - try the tuna (out of this world!) Wish we had this place in AZ.
very satisfying. I've been a few times over the past few years, it's never a disappointment, even when crowded, the service is attentive, food comes very quickly (especially compared to most restaurants around here), and the food is always delicious, with a menu to please anybody.
Great Bar-Great Restaurant.
Great Bar.....Great Restaurant. I went to this place late night for years and only got some appetizers like Nachos. etc. which were good not great. The drinks, the beers, and the bartenders were great.
It wasn't until I took a date up there that I realized how good of a restaurant it really is.....the entrees like the tuna, salmon and steak are great both in presentation and taste.
Other reviews of mentioned it being uber-yuppie and sorority crowd. Late night I guess I see that but 1) who cares, 2) late night is only one aspect of Top of the Hill.
Chapel Hill Experience.
I was surprised when I bumped into this review page and saw some unflattering remarks. My wife and I go to Top of the Hill about once a month and never fail to have a great time. The food is excellent, the menu varied, the service is friendly, and the ambience is superb.
They have an outdoor deck, they take reservations, the bartenders remember you. All in all it is a great Chapel Hill experience and the place we take all of our guests.
J CREW CATALOG COME TO LIFE. IF YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN A J.CREW CATALOG, AND WANTED TO SIP OVERPRICED DRINKS WITH BLAND FOOD AND LOUSY SERVICE, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. THE TERRACE IS NICE...WHEN IT'S WARM OUT. MOSTLY YUPPIE PROFFESSIONAL TYPES IN THEIR EARLY THIRTIES AND GRAD STUDENTS TRYING TO BE LIKE THEM. VERY STUFFY AND UPTIGHT. ANY OF THE PLACES ACROSS THE STREET WILL GIVE YOU A BETTER TIME FOR YOU'RE MONEY, AND THE CROWD IS USUALLY YOUNGER.
Surprised and Satisfied!. Recommended to us by a friend. When entering we expected a less than satisfying dining experience. We were completely surprised by the excellent pasta dishes, the supreme service, and the atmosphere. This restaurant will be remembered as one of our all time favorites, and we will visit it every chance we get.
I'm a man of constant sorrow. No shirt..no shoes..no cleavage??.. no service! I've been to Top of the Hill several times, but only once for a meal. This is really a review of a bar. The location is great. There is no better view of Chapel Hill. It has all the makings of a great place to go. I've unfortunately learned one important lesson in my visits there. A MAN HAS NO CHANCE OF GETTING A DRINK AT THIS BAR! I've stood at the bar waiting for twenty minutes on more than one occasion. Granted, I'm not 6'5, but I'm taller than most of the lovely ladies I see returning time and time again to the bar to get cocktails for their boyfriends. I'll continue to visit Top of teh Hill. Where else can I go where I'm gauranteed that a girl has to buy ME a drink.
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