Paul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale
Paul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale

Paul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/
  • Phone: (480) 991-9342x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Carlos Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. McDonald Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet is available as well.
A word from Paul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale
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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Paul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
249 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (118)fit for foodies (107)special occasion (100)notable wine list (79)good for groups (71)great for lunch (71)romantic (63)vibrant bar scene (56)hot spot (50)great for outdoor dining (44)great for brunch (29)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (20)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Will definately return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were a party of 4, small group. We were seated promptly and introduced to our waiter quickly. The service was perfect with just the right amount of attention. They had a pre fix menu that was a good deal. Portions were good size, not too big or too small. The steak I ordered was just perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and relaxing ambiance
    Mizzoufan
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had sampled the short ribs at Phoenix Cooks. They were delicious and so we tried the restaurant during Restaurant Week. It did not disappoint. The food and service were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Restaurant Week Dining!
    dth80VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Paul Martin's was the first restaurant that we chose for restaurant week and we were not disappointed! The service was amazing and the food was awesome! The Prixe Menu was put together wonderfully and we will definitely be back to check out the full menu! A great dining experience for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deeeeelish!
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good was great. Top quality. Place is beautiful inside too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    maxa218
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The best food, service and ambience. We love this place, and the special pricing meals are amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Private diners
    oldluvbirds
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary here during Restaurant Week with the Prix Fixe menu. It was delicious! The mushroom soup was the best we've ever tasted. My husband and I were both very pleased with our entrees. He chose the salmon and I decided on the beef short rib. When it came time for the dessert, I was a little disappointed that the Devil's Food Cake I had selected was all sold out. The banana cream pie was a good substitute. My husband decided on the ice cream with shortbread cookies. The strawberry ice cream and cookies were amazing! We enjoyed the evening and the service was top-notch! Thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Saw this restaurant on Restaurant Week list. We were very impressed. Service five star and food four star. Very busy on a Saturday night, not for those looking for quite romantic place. If you are looking for good value and great service then this is your place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pace
    sunkistannie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    service was fantastic, and food was fabulous! Not cheap, but not real expensive either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well worth the trip
    PHXgourmand
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We live in north Phoenix so getting to Paul Martin's took about half an hour--and it was completely worth it! The wood-fired grill smelled so appealing (though I dinged one star because there was obviously an issue, and way more smoke started billowing out than there should have been). We went for Arizona Restaurant Week. The mushroom soup was one of the best we have ever had, and you could just about spread the braised ribs on toast, they were so tender. The grilled salmon was cooked perfectly and the kale and quinoa made an excellent accompaniment. I didn't have much room left for my banana cream pie, but the two bites I had melted in my mouth (and you know it came home with us!). Service was very attentive and friendly but not obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll Be Back
    ScottsdaleDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We came to try this place for restaurant week and everything we got was delicious. Their home made ice cream has great flavor... Well what I got did anyway, the kids gobbled theirs and stole mine. We are looking forward to our next trip and trying other entrees from their full menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was outstanding the help was fun and the atmosphere was comfortable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Do not miss the Monday night special, $49 for 2 including a bottle of wine (good selections too!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Stay Away
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been to this establishment many times, but usually order the same great things. This time however, I tried the Braised Short Rib Entrée, and it was so succulent and tender that I didn't even need to use my steak knife! My friend enjoyed his Ribeye Steak Entrée as well. The mashed potatoes are seasoned perfectly and are creamy-smooth. Just wonderful. Keep up the good work in the kitchen! The chef(s) really know what they're doing back there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diningoutnuts
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Best happy hour in the city. The salmon lettuce cups are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lively at lunch, but got seated right away. Our waiter, Paolo, was a real firecracker. He was quick to offer tasters of any wine with which we might not be familiar, chatted amiably, but moved quickly. The restaurant is attractive, nicely lit, clean, and has a nice trendy feel. Went in because of a $25. incentive received in the mail. No gimmick, simply subtracted that amount from the total bill. We liked it, we're going back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seakayiiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed luncheon salads and sliced sour dough bread was provided by request. Refills of delicious Arnold Palmers were provided without asking. Server was perhaps overly attentive. Definitely would return for lunch or the Monday evening special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sedona Girl loves happy hour
    SedonaGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Variety,quality food...and attentive service. The staff here have excellent training and one is treated like a true guest. Food is just above many restaurants in preparation, ingredients, and presentation. I could just eat my way through this menu. Our server,Amber, all of us felt was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our experience at Paul Martin's was perfect. The food was fantastic and our server, Imad, was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    AwesomeFood1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food, excellent experience. This place never disappoints. The cocktail and wine list match the fresh high quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    pickyeater
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Could not have asked for a better evening with awesome food, service and ambience. Amazing that four people all expressed pure delight with their individual dinners. What an incredible chef. Have experienced happy hour and dinner - now it's time for lunch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    deuxdynrs
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    What an unexpected delight! The service was excellent, the food impeccable. My dining companion and I had the Sunday special, roast beef. We agreed we've not had such an excellent cut of beef in quite some time and perfectly cooked. The mashed potatoes were delicious and dinner was followed by three small scoops of homemade chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice creams. Made in house, the favors were phenomenal. The artisanal bread and salad with a champagne vinaigrette were average. We didn't need to ask for refills of drinks as the waitstaff was very attentive. We'll be returning!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orion
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was superb. Manager checked with us several times to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. He even provided desert on the house in recognition of my birthday. Food was very good especially for the price and served in ample portions. The ambiance was comfortable and conducive to dinner conversation. We will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than outstanding
    debb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service is off the charts!! it is wonderful..Highly recommend this restaurant food is better than outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time here
    lilacnpoundy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was our second trip to Paul Martin's and the food was better. Or, maybe we just ordered better? Anyway, the brick chicken is an A; highly recommended.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paul Martin's 8/31/14
    The2Caretakers
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was given a gift certificate from Paul Martin's. We live far away, so hadn't had a chance to try the restaurant. We decided to go there for my birthday. The food was very good, my requests were acknowledged and acted on, the wait staff were all friendly and attentive. My dessert was complimentary, which surprised and pleased me. Since we live so far away, we probably will not frequent the restaurant, but will definitely return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Mrsnak
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service is always good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    dininginthecity
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my first visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the service and ambiance. The brunch is a great value. The staff is friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neibhgorhood treasure
    Violet07
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    They have a little bit of everything on the menu. Fun for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eats, we'll served
    Dinnerdoug808
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice menu, not too many items which helps in narrowing down your choices. We'll prepared, fresh ,natural dishes. Excellent service. Will return..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star service
    5star
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I really enjoyed our server. He was friendly, happy, efficient and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    From walking into the door to walking out it was great. Very glad we chose this while on vacation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I came in on a Tuesday evening for the 3-Course Chicken Dinner Special. It was not my first time, and it won't be the last time either. Yum-O! Keep this Tuesday special going please! Thank you Taylor, for such wonderful customer service. You rock!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL FOOD AND SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was our second time to Paul Martin's for their Monday Wine Dinner. It is a wonderful value with delicious food and wine. We will be back. We had the skirt steak and hanger steak which were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not impressed, not disappointed
    megDusTVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the restaurant has a very modern feel and was comfortable, the wait staff in jeans was a little strange. we enjoyed the shrimp cocktail starter with its extravagant display, but that was about it for the food department, salads and entrees were mediocre. the wine list has some very nice wine, a cheap option - but not much in the middle. i think with this being a newer restaurant they need to find their path. service was prompt and efficient, maybe a tad overzealous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite restaurant!
    Lulu
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went to Paul Martin's after reading about it in an article in Phoenix magazine. We had the skirt steak and it was incredible. The roasted corn on the cob was fabulous. The desserts were amazing. We had wonderful, attentive service and didn't have a long wait for the food even though the restaurant was busy. We were glad we had made reservations; we were seated immediately. We will return there often; can't wait to try all the offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad a total miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great taste, but four thin slices of tomato with a tablespoon of cheese for $12?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. First time there. Love the ambience. Not too dark. Beautiful decor. Music was peaceful and not too loud. Was easily able to carry a conversation without having to strain to hear. Food was great. I had the mahi mahi. Friend had the prime rib. We also had raw oysters. Homemade ice cream with shortbread. Will definitely be back. Beautiful outdoor patio as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ToolsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice interior but aveage food quality. Salmon was okay but too much sauce on salmon and side salad. Husbands chicken was over cooked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st Time - But We'll Be Back
    Locals
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went hoping to dine from the "Taste of" (happy hour) menu but nothing on the website - or the online menu - indicates that it is only available if dining in the bar - only found out from our server after being seated in the dining rm. Chose the Spinach Dip appetizer; a great choice, served w/ excellent bread! Unlike spinach dip at some larger large chains, there's no artichoke - but sundried tomatoes. Followed w/ the Bistro Burger w/ Cheddar & French Dip. Far too many fries to finish, but both sandwiches were juicy & a delight. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wait Staff - awesome service! Thank you Amber and team! Food -- fresh, vibrant and delectable. Paul Martin's is a wonderful place to wine and dine for a special occasion (on the night we dined - my birthday celebration) or any night when you want to be pampered and feast on creatively prepared and scrumptious culinary delights. Our thanks all around from the welcome at the front door to the very last moment. We look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet