Paul Martin's American Grill - Rancho Cucamonga
Paul Martin's American Grill - Rancho Cucamonga

Paul Martin's American Grill - Rancho Cucamonga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/
  • Phone: 9098993900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

    Taste of Paul Martin's
    $5-$13 share plates, craft beer and signature cocktails
    Daily 3:00pm - 8:00pm

    Brunch: Starts July 12
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Mark Fitkowski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Paul Martin's American Grill - Rancho Cucamonga
Our founders, Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming, had a vision for a restaurant they wished was in their neighborhood — a place that serves you dishes made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients prepared simply and well, all offered at accessible prices. Embracing this concept and carrying these values into the restaurant kitchen, Paul Martin's American Grill was born.

Today our motto remains "Seasonal & Delicious." On our menu you will find the best seafood from sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats and poultry, artisan cheeses and cured meats. Alongside our food, we serve artisanal cocktails made with house-infused spirits, craft beers and a deep selection of over 100 wines, most of which are offered by the glass.

We encourage you to peruse our rich and varied menus, which are designed to foster sampling and sharing. Good times and thoughtful food are a way of life at Paul Martin’s.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Paul Martin's American Grill - Rancho Cucamonga reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)great for outdoor dining (68)vibrant bar scene (67)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (47)hot spot (46)notable wine list (46)romantic (44)great for lunch (34)great for brunch (20)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • First time there
    arrowhead5m
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Met my sister for lunch on a Sunday. Was impressed with the decor while enterring. Seated immediately. Dustin, our waiter was attentive and kept our water glasses full. We split the smoked salmon salad which was perfect for us and delicious. check was presented promptly without hurrying us. On the patio the was a lounge area with sofas and easy chairs that looked very inviting. Definitely want to return for dinner and cocktails with my spouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been here a few times since they've opened and have not been let down yet. We like to sit outside because it can get a little loud inside. My favorite is the Blackened Rib Eye.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paul martins
    1FoodiechickVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, excellent service. If celebrating a special occasion, ask for the private room! Try the heirloom tomato salad with burrata cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disaappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chose to sit inside, very loud, hard to communicate with table mates. In the middle of dinner the large sliding window next to our table was opened to the outdoor dining patio - had we wanted an outdoor table we would have sat outdoors. High price point for ordinary food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I expected happy hour prices for drinks but was told I could only have those if I sit at the bar. That was not what the website said. They have meatless item that should be stated as meatless. I would tell friends who want a happy hour spot to go but not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great salmon burger,the sauce good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Fish cooked to perfection mushroom burger was also amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was so impressed with the level of service at this restaurant! I came with my coworkers for lunch. It was great. So great, that 2 days later, I brought my family here for dinner. Everything is made from scratch, and the employees are so knowledgeable (Richard is the man!). We'll definitely come soon. PS: You have to try the grilled corn!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    eat2much
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Not good enough for what it costs. Food is OK to Good, but not great. If my wife and I are going to spend over $100.00 for a meal, I can think of fiver or six places I would rather go. Service was slow and my water was empty a lot. I will most likely eat here again, but not very often.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    eathealthy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything about our experience was top notch. It is a challenge to find healthy food, that is also delicious, in any restaurant. This one does it all. Our server was great, and the food was outstanding. We spent a couple hours dining, and did not feel rushed at all. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it.
    EatingOut
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Mediocre food and slightly better then mediocre cocktails. Small portions and high alcarte pricing. However, service and ambiance were both great. It may be worth trying one more time for one of their three course specials that occur on certain days.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We returned to Paul Martin's for our weekly date night, and were served by Patrick. Definately will ask for his service again! Great food, the heirloom tomatoes were so good. A perfect wine and the Banana Creme pie, not too sweet, but a layer of dark chocolate on the crust, wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such great, healthy food.
    Bree
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Much better than last visit. Drinks on point. This is my spot with hubby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food ok
    yogidogi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were greeted at the door when we arrived for our 8:15 reservation and were seated immediately. Wait staff was excellent throughout the meal. Small but diversified menu. My wife ordered the soup of the day and I had the kale ceasar salad. Both ok, but way overpriced in my opinion. My wife had the brick chicken and it was very good. I ordered the chimichurri steak medium and it was served rare. The waitress was very apologetic and returned it to the kitchen. The kitchen either put it into a microwave or into the salamander to cook it a bit further. The problem was they left the chimichurri sauce on the meat. The beautiful green sauce came back black. Very disappointing. We will give it another try. Probably for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service was attentive, food was good quality. My only complaint is that our entre came out too fast. We had our appitizers and entres on the table at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Happy hour prices are much more reasonable This is a newer location, as of August of 2014, they were still having issues with staff and running on time Hope this changes, it's a nice place and I hope it stays.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Job
    wineNdineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It seems the chefs really know what they are doing. The preparation was flawless, the seasoning delicious. Our server seemed new at the job, but did very well and stuck to his training. Everyone seemed to care about your experience as a diner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Richard was an amazing server and could explain everything on the menu in detail. Very attentive to our group's needs. Great dining venture.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My steak as well as my wife's dinner was very salty. This place was over priced. Food quality doesn't match the ambience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just all right for me dawg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    They try to be high-end, but It's lipstick on a pig. The only part of the meal we liked was the wine and the sweet potato fries. If you want to spend over $100 for dinner for two go to Flemings or Lucille's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a lovely dinner
    Love2DineOut
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Dinner was great, the food was really good, our server was very nice and friendly. The outdoor patio is just gorgeous and romantic. I really enjoy being able to eat outside. It's completely covered so I can't wait to eat out there in the rain. The special was their fried chicken dinner which was truly yummy. My adult son had the short ribs and they were great too. I can't wait to go back. One bummer, we left our Oakley sunglasses on the table and no one turned them in. Makes me sad that some people are dishonest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cynthia
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Outstanding Food and Great Customer Service. Our server Sarah was exceptional! She knew what to recommend and was very personable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Triple A+
    Xavier
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One word ... Excellent! Reservations highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple but great
    simpleandhealthy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have trouble making decisions! so i love when the menu is not too long! It s much easier to make a choice! Most items on the menu look healthy, and the ones we tried were actually very good : ) I just will change or add something else to the dessert menu. Great food and excelent service overall :)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but...
    ElleBabz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was great, buuuut... I was in the mood for steak and was a bit disappointed to see that they didn't offer a fillet mignon (they only had 2 or 3 steaks to choose from). Their menu is comparable to other higher end restaurants, about 15 entrees to choose from. We ordered their Prime New York Steak and Brick Chicken - both, entrees and sides were delicious! Service was great as well; everyone was super friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    Winelover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Pricey drinks, loud, can only get some items in bar area. Great service, good food but also a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We waited over 30 min for our reserved table, experienced poor service overall and were told by our server, when asked about the children's menu, that this was "clearly not a kid friendly restaurant." Poor attitudes by the employees. Our party of 8 left once we were seated, before ordering our meals. Not only will we not be returning, we've made it a point to share our experience with others so they do not waste their time or money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 4th visit
    jf13
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sunday Prime Rib dinner special was amazing. Every aspect was masterfully prepared and our server was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience at new restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a coupon to try this new restaurant and had a wonderful experience. The ambiance was very modern and refreshing, food was awesome and great selection of drinks! Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CptRon
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Anticipated a better experience. Entrees average. Wine decent. Plenty of service staff and friendly, but took a while to understand the concept of dressing on the side. Not a good dining value. I am unlikely to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was particularly noteworthy, the food did not dissappoint. The restaurant is a bit pricey to put on the regular rotation, but I look forward to trying the happy hour menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    grizz
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    food was real good and fresh service was top notch by waiters and runners
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's o.k
    Foodjunkies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was good, a bit overpriced. The hostesses in the front came off as unfriendly and rude. I joked that it wants to be a Flemings when it grows up. .. i say this because the restaurant is quite small.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Fly
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First, it's a loud restaurant. Our light above our table was out, so it was difficult to see the menu. They kept the entrance doors open and during my second glass of wine, there was a fly in my glass. I didn't realize it until I felt some texture and spit it out. The waiter thought it was funny. I had to ask him to bring the Manager to our table. The Manager was very nice and took my meal off the bill. If there was light, possibly I would have seen the fly sneak into my glass. It was so disgusting! I almost threw up my dinner! I don't think I'll be going back to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Paul Martin's
    Lovegreatrestaurants
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was really impressed with Paul Martin's. I made on-line reservations and we were seated immediately. The atmosphere is very posh and also very comfortable. Loved the evening ambience - especially the patio which is inviting yet elegant. The food is delicious! There were five in our party and everyone ordered something different so we could share. Each dish was flavorful and creative. We couldn't pass on dessert so tried the banana cream pie and strawberry shortcake which was amazing! I cannot wait to go back and will recommend it to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food Awesome time
    filmdog22
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Paul Martins was great dining Experience. I have their lemon butter shrimp pasta, the St. Louis Ribs, and the Hanger Steak with chimurri sauce and may I say. it was amazing. The place has a sexy and romantic feel. It's adult restaurant.. which is perfect. The mojito I had was made perfectly and my wife had champagne lemonade which also amazing. It's great place for friends or to bring a date too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but pricey
    Fd4thght
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is my second visit. The food is good, fresh... For my area that is hard to find. Very good food for a chain. But it's too pricey for what it is. I'm paying what I would pay at a more exclusive restaurant but I'm eating at a mall. I went back a second time because I had a coupon and it was still expensive. And I don't mind paying for incredible food, but I'm paying what I paid at top restaurants in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great atmosphere and very friendly staff! We went here for our 5 year anniversary and it didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lola53
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Disappointed ...server was not very friendly, we opted to sit outside as the noise level in the bar/restaurant was unbearable due to the fact that they did not have any open windows and the bar was very crowded, the level of noise seemed to bounce off the walls. Unfortunately we were overwhelmed by flies trying to enjoy our meal, we had to cover everything with napkins even one of the servers mentioned the fly problem.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night out
    foodie951
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was pleased with the service and my overall dining experience. Christopher was such a friendly and attentive server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Go Back
    Jawgirl17
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    All four of us really enjoyed our dinners...brick chicken, cedar plank salmon, fish tacos and mahi mahi. It ambience was good, noise level rather loud, but ok: service was good. Definitely like this restaurant and will recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic