Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/
  • Phone: (310) 643-9300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

    Taste of Paul Martin's $4 small plates and signature cocktails daily 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Anthony Endy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Paul Martin's American Grill cater your special event or occasion, with every detail handled to perfection. For information, please contact Jackie Anzalone at jackie@paulmartinsamericangrill.com for any catering needs.
  • Special Events: Join us at Paul Martin's and experience our newest seasonal creations. Experience freshness in every bite with dishes from $12.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Continental Circle
  • Public Transit: Metro Green Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: PARKING STRUCTURE:

    2 Hours Free Validated Parking for Lunch.
    3 Hours Free Validated Parking for Dinner.

    Valet $5 for Lunch and Dinner.
A word from Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Seasonal & Delicious.

With Paul Martin's American Grill, Brian Bennett and restaurateur Paul Fleming have realized a long-nurtured dream to create the restaurant "we've always wished was in our neighborhood."

At the heart of all great food is fresh, local, peak of the season ingredients. Paul Martin's aims to serve diners the best ingredients with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced produce, the best of both wild and farmed fish, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors. The deep California-centric wine list twists and turns, by glass or bottle, through the Golden State's vineyards, with an occasional stop for an Oregon Pinot Gris or a Washington dry Riesling. Behind Paul Martin's elegantly rustic bar is an interesting array of craft beer and spirited cocktails with fresh garnishes. Good times and thoughtful food are a way of life at Paul Martin's American Grill.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (86)fit for foodies (84)special occasion (84)great for lunch (72)neighborhood gem (71)notable wine list (60)vibrant bar scene (56)romantic (45)great for brunch (29)hot spot (29)great for outdoor dining (16)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great service, great food and great ambiance. Our waiter was helpful, attentive and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great For Lunch Too!
    BeachbarbVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Usually, we go to Paul Martin's for dinner and always have great food and service, but rarely venture thee for lunch. Aside from the "bargain" lunch specials. the regular menu has has nice items that do very well as lunch items. Had a most enjoyable lunch with a burger for me and the dip for my husband. Enough food for lunch the next day. Our waiter, Samuel, was most attentive, friendly and very anxious to please. He helped make our lunch pleasant and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere…
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The pork chops were fantastic and my friend said that the mushroom soup was the best he'd ever had...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Better Price
    Bigguy77
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I took my family here for a belated Birthday surprise. We all enjoyed the appetizers and the entrees were even better. Our server was awesome and personable. I can't wait to go back!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    Vince
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Fresh food and unique dishes with just the right amount of sauces and dressings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Whether I'm there for business with a group or taking someone there mono y mono the service and food are farm-to-table delish and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    yomama
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I recently visited Paul Martin's twice in the last month and I was not disappointed! The Butternut Squash soup is to die for and the steak and bacon tacos are a wonderful choice! I would highly recommend this restaurant! Our waiter was awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Great
    Delta
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We chose this place for a business lunch/dinner, and we were very pleased. Food, Service, Atmosphere all complimented each other and we all had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • place for a neighborhood dinner
    ManhattanbeachgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Excellent service, food and ambiance. We especially liked the fried chicken and the short ribs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little heavy on the salt
    rmg01VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Aside from too much salt and oil, the food was quite good. We had the lobster special with string beans. The lobster was too salty and the beans too oily. We also had butternut squash soup, which was too sweet to finish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!!!!!!
    LizzysVintageFindsVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything is delicious and the service is fantastic, I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter - could not wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food and ambience were great - waiter acted impatient to get us fed and out of there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What's Not To Like
    BeachbarbVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Good fresh food, excellent drinks, and "splitable" portions. The prices on the menu along with the specials make it an affordable week day place to dine.The brick chicken was great and the fried chicken special, hard to beat both in taste and price. Paul Martin's "farm to table" s evident in the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Special Dinners.
    loulou
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The Monday night special is great. Salad entree and a bottle of wine from among 25 selections. All for $ 49.00 per COUPLE! Excellent food. Best short ribs, pork chop, salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FlowerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Loved the Veggie burger and the pork chop. Fabulous flavors, great service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loster tail review
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was fine except we came fir the sorcial lovster tail dinner and they were out of it. Whykeep advwrtising this sprcial deal when you cant ptovide
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dining experience
    Di4cats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There were four of us, with me on a blind date. Ok, so the date was rather disappointing, but at least I have found a new restaurant! I like that it has nice roomy booths and the acoustics are such that you can actually carry on a decent conversation which is unusual these days. The menu isn't so huge that it takes forever to order. The things they do, they seem to do pretty well. The calamari, wild mushroom soup and prawns with linguine were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined at Paul Martin's since the beginning of opening in El Segundo. It can be an awesome experience!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Surprise !
    Dew2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our expericence at Paul Martin's was a wonderful surprise. We had been there for lunch but never for dinner. The food was absolutely awesome. It was fresh, delicious, great presentation and hot upon arrival ! The service was professional, friendly and presented a "team effort" to provide excellent service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Sandra
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went for my sweetie's birthday. They sat us in the Happy Hour section. Very loud and a lot of people standing around. Not very romantic for two. Our waitress was amazing. Very tentative. Ambiance would have been great without the standing or noise from the Happy Hour crew. The food is organic and the prices are reasonable. Everyone has to try the Chimichurri pork chop. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Too noisy. We were meeting long time friends who had driven in from Covina. The noise level was so high we had to yell to hear each other across a table for 4.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    wasn't good, wasn't bad...service was good. Cant say I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • theclassypiglet
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I've dined at Paul Martin's several times and each time is very enjoyable. Nice, friendly atmosphere, good service, and the food is excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divine Skirt Steak
    SteakMediumWell
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Ordered the skirt steak with maple bacon potato and arugula - the steak was cooked exactly as requested and the light taste of maple bacon on the potatoes was amazing! Very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paul Martins
    ComfortZone
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was a very nice place to have a special gathering for family and friends. Food was really good as well. It was my friends birthday and she enjoy herself and so did I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    AmbianceVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This place has great service, although the lunch menu is quite limited.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Mman
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Every time I dine at Paul Martin's it's fantastic. The service is top notch, the menu and food is great. I often entertain clients there as well as lunch and dinner with family and friends. I'm a big fan of Paul Martin's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I don't know why we do not go to this restaurant more often because we always enjoy it so much when we do. This last time was no exception. We both loved our dinner choices and the list of wines by the glass was great as usual. What really made this time special was the waiter. We eat out 3-4 times per week so we know how to judge service pretty well. Ryan W. was the best waiter we have had wait on us in a very long time. He just handled everything so well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food and service were fantastic. Menu eclectic, but oh soo good. Enjoyable experience. Would go again in a heart beat and recommending to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Glenda
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good offering of lunch specials. Menu has good options for everybody. Nice decor but quite noisy. This is not a good place for business meeting and discussions. The devil's food cake dessert is the best - dark chocolate, moist, not too sweet, yummy! Service is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our business lunch
    Zuzka
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our service was attentive, and the food was fantastic. Everyone in our party enjoyed it and I would absolutely make this a place for a great business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    our waiter kept discouraging us from ordering certain things… it was weird.. we'd pick something and he'd say - i would order that. then we'd say what do u recommend and he'd was unsure of what to say.. he did it to both of us about 4 different dishes…. i felt like telling him to 'shut up' ridiculous…. i've never seen a waiter discourage customers from ordering… also, saying,, that salad is too big for you…..' we could have taken the rest home if it was that big.. although he was polite, he was way too busy.. and gave no reason for his opinions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Pce244
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Eian our waiter and the new female manager were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good!
    Cassidy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although we don't eat at Paul Martin's very often, it has always been enjoyable and "yum" every time we've been there, and we consider it a great "find." Everyone in our party ordered the short rib entre, which was very tender and great with the mashed potatoes. We shared the heirloom tomato plate, but really wished we hadn't, because we enjoyed it a lot. We have always found the service to be excellent, and it was this time, too. Although we were seated on the edge of the patio, where we had hoped it would be a little quieter, it wasn't perfect for those in our group to be able to hear really well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul Martin's El Segundo
    ActionMak
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    One of our usual waiters, George, seemed unattentive and hurried. We couldn't even get bread without asking for it several times. The Monday night dinner has reduced it's appetizer selection to nothing - everyone gets the same minimal green salad now; no more soups or salad alternatives, and the flavor was bland. Main courses are still very good. The ambiance was awful! Rock and roll music, which was loud in the dining room by 6:30 p.m., kept increasing in volume throughout the evening; making it impossible for our guests to hear each other. We tried to get someone's attention to turn it down, but couldn't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine
    SearchingKat
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was just OK, nothing special. Had a chicken salad and not what kind of chicken they used. Strange. Good service and nice atmosphere.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Hour with Friends
    ericaraev
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great happy hour selection with great food recommendations from our waiter. Definitely a must-visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • About time we found this place.
    AskBrad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You could drive past it over and over again and never see it. We did for years. We stopped in for lunch and was amazed. The service was superb. The food was awesome. They have the best artichokes in the south bay. It is a beautiful restaurant that isn't loud and pretty well priced. They exceeded our expectations in all areas. We will happily be returning for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy hour
    LMB07
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Not that great. not much to chose from. Drinks only $5 if you like fruity/sweet stuff. not much on the food list either.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Satisfied
    Steve
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything as I would expect from a decent restaurant; food, service, ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.