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“Nice local spot amidst Rte 9 chains”
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Top Shelf
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice local spot amidst Rte 9 chains”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

My family and I dined at Top Shelf last week and enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is tucked into an unlikely spot on busy, chain-laiden Route 9 not far from Jordan's, Shoppers World, and every other retail outlet out there. The place is on the smaller size and well appointed decor-wise. I had a decent Chicken Picatta meal with pasta, while my husband had Seared Cod. Our kids happily ate pasta and sauce. The service was great - our waitress was attentive, prompt, and made sure we were pleased with everything. As the meal progressed, more and more people were coming in to eat. The place was definitely filling up as we were leaving (~7:30) and I was curious if additional staff would be coming in to help our waitress out. We weren't blown away by Top Shelf, but I do appreciated a smaller, more locally-focused dining experience and enjoyed it enought to return again.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Ashley S
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English first
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Cozy place”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We had guests from Japan so we wanted a quiet place to dine and talk. The guests were delighted with the Oppa Oppa beer. They said it was fruity. 2 of us had the scallops(they could have been a little bigger. One of us had the steak. He liked it. The other guest had the very nice salmon dinner. We enjoyed the creme brulee. Two of us didn't have alcoholic drinks because we were designated drivers.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank jo k
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Framingham, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Best”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

As far as I am concerned, this is the best restaurant in Metro West!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Bobhyzen
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Framingham
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food, Quaint, but Still a Bar”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We decided to go for lunch, and were NOT disappointed! We had burgers and pasta dishes. The menu is small, but everything looked great. It had a touch of Asian, and included fish, chicken and beef.

Although small (about a dozen tables), it was not crowded. The interior was clean with hardwood floors and nice table settings. Even the restrooms were sparkling. The wait staff was friendly and answered all our questions about their unique menu. They even customized a dish for our very fussy 8-year-old.

The only drawback was the proximity to the bar and TV with the game playing. I would have preferred music, but I don't know how they would accomplish that.

The bottom line, it is a very nice restaurant with a great menu. It is an eclectic mix of finer dining and a sports bar. We'd go back again, but probably without the kids.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank 005Mustang
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Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tasty Food and excellent service”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

We enjoyed a really nice dinner at Top Shelf this weekend. Everyone at the table ordered different entrees and all were pleased with their choices. The beef dishes were well seasoned and flavorful. The pasta entree was not over sauced and the pasta was done perfectly. For soup and appetizers the seafood chowder was a standout as was the crab cake. The desserts looked great but we did not order dessert.

Our server made the meal at Top Shelf very enjoyable. She was attentive without being intrusive. Each course was effeciently delivered however we never felt rished.

Top Shelf is small and the tables are close together. I would agree with the previous post regarding the noise level; however we did not find it difficult to talk at our table.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Appleway_Farm
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