Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village
Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village

Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/
  • Phone: 8053739300
  • 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 Jason Marshman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Paul Martin's offers several areas in the restaurant for cocktail receptions and group dining. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate groups of up to 30 guests, as well as a heated patio perfect for 20-40 people and a patio cocktail lounge that can comfortable fit 30 people for a social occasion.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village
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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (89)neighborhood gem (81)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (64)special occasion (62)great for lunch (60)notable wine list (55)good for groups (47)hot spot (36)great for brunch (33)romantic (32)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food
    LuckyoneVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    They change their menu for the season and have great fresh foods of the seasons. I always find a favorite each season. Can't wait for the next season for the return of a favorite and finding a new menu item that I love!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendship lunch
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Seven friends enjoyed lunch and birthday celebrations. The service was excellent, attentive and they even gave us separate checks. They have seasonal dishes which are always fun to try. I have never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Good Ambience!
    OKMY
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an excellent meal and perfect service. The only downside was they did not have any Kolsh beer that they were advertising, a favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad chicken
    food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Brick chicken was really awful. I could have had much better chicken at Pollo Loco.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could easily be better
    TrustMe
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service very good. But we got seated in a back room area that felt like second class seating right under the AC. Had to be 60 degrees tops. Made you want to leave ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In love!
    aeca
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had such a great time brunching at Paul Martin's for my mother-in-law's bday. The restaurant is so beautiful and the food is simply divine! Service was outstanding and we so recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you start well you will end well I took the time to make a reservation, asking if its possible outside, well we ended waiting aprox 15 to 20 min no difference with people that didn't have a reservation and when the give us the table he
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our absolute favorite Restaurant!
    bridi89
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Deliciously prepared cuisine from locally sourced organic farms, including organic produce, 100% organic grass fed beef, and wild caught fish. Great wine list with little-known gems on the menu. Great ambience, service, and food. Delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Farm to Table
    John
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They claim to be locally sourced food experience but it's just not the case. The staff had no knowledge of where the food was sourced. They claim to buy from local farms which seemed about 10% true. I loved the intention but it's pretty obvious they are playing on most people's ignorance when it comes to terms like "local", "sustainable", "natural","free range" etc. If you want a decent meal then great if you want a true conscious farm to table experience then never go here. It's unfortunately a lie.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there
    rkbkVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    So I forgot that I ordered short ribs the first time and sent them back for being too salty. So this time I just ate my food and it was still too salty for me! The meat was very tender though. The big disappointment was the vegetables, nothing of substance, some type vegetable reddish looked like celery, that dominated the vegetables. When I substitute potatoes for vegetables, I want vegetables, I barely could find the cauliflower in the mix! Server was great, let us sample wines before ordering. My friend had a steak salad and my other friend had the polenta, they both enjoyed their dishes. I will go again but this time I will ask if they can serve veggies, like spinach, asparagus etc
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Left in the dark
    DebbieDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for dinner and decided to stay in the bar. It was very nice it , except for they took my favorite appetizer off the menu, smoked salmon and then the lights all went out. We were asked to leave and we had to cut our evening short. Very Weird. I will be back as long as they Keep stoli elit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Busybee
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation for 7pm on a Sunday evening. While we were seated right away, it took a while for the waiter to come to our table. Once we ordered a drink, we had water glasses that had been empty for quite a while, with no one coming around to check . It took upwards of 15 mins to get our drinks. We ordered our food which was good but too pricey for what we got. Not even a vegetable offered with my chicken dinner. I don't think we will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely
    cosette
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    great place to eat....can usually trust the food to be to your liking...however, I did not read well enough to know $that the greens coming with the wonderful salmon were quinoa and mostly arugula....which I do not care for. A nice place for 4 to dine on a weekend.$75. for 2 dinner and a drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Vllygrl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Loved my meal skirt steak and arugula tomato salad. It's not a big portion in fact it's very small and looks more like an appetizer. I didn't mind that though since we got an appetizer spinach dip which was delicious. I asked to leave out sundried tomatoes. We got the banana cream pie for dessert which was also delicious. They have great happy hour deals $5 glasses of wine until 8pm or other drink options. My first time here and I would totally recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A bit noisy for my taste but interesting menu and server was outstanding. Food quite good. Seems to have a vibrant bar scene and more than adequate wine menu. Appetizer and main dishes were good and offered a nice variety. Desserts were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    gs42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. It was our first time at this restaurant and the food was quite good. The steaks were prepared perfectly and were very tasty. My biggest complaint was that the wine we ordered (by the glass) was chilled. It should have been room temperature.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for the local area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    But we had to wait about 50 minutes for our reservation which was unacceptable. They felt bad and offered us appetizers on the house which was the right thing to do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    kristaa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chose Paul Martin's for my birthday dinner and was so pleased! Fish tacos couldn't have been any more delicious. Great crowd - not too loud. Lighting was dim, but not too dark. Outside seating looked beautiful. Overall great restaurant. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul Martin's Disappoints
    uclafoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The server took our drink and dinner order in a timely manner. The drinks arrived and about 45 min. later, the server asked us if we were ready to order dinner. When we told her we ordered dinner with our drinks, she looked shocked, didn't remember a thing. About 15 min. later, dinner arrived but it was an hour waiting for it altogether. She blamed it on the kitchen and a power outage, which we were dubious about, and gave my husband a free glass of wine. When she went to pick up our plates, she dropped one or two on the floor right behind my chair, no apology, no discussion of it. There were broken plates under another table from a different incident that were never picked up. Very dangerous and no attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the senses were delighted
    stuckintheburbs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our anniversary was well spent at Paul Martin's. The booking got us a prime seat in a booth even though there were two other couples in front of us. Our server Matt was well informed and attentive, not too pushy but helpful in our decisions with wine. We like how the wine list is listed in an order from lighter to more bold varieties. Our dishes came on time and tasted like advertised, we had the plank grilled salmon and skirt steak, both cooked to perfection. Well worth the money. Finally desert and espresso were both exceptional. Most often chocolate cake is too sweet, but the gnache they served was a slice of chocolate heaven. Not to mention they were nice enough to comp it since it was our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner at Paul's
    ksb1001VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great server. ..Beth...anticipated our needs and was very knowledgeable about wines. Shared the bruschetta and shrimp pasta. Both excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dinner
    bobe0212
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Maybe it's because Chili's used to be in this building that we had never gotten around to trying Paul Martin's. We finally decided to give it a try on a mid-week date night and had a wonderful dining experience. Everything was fresh and delicious. The decor is very modern and service was always attentive. I rated the noise level as "Energetic" because we were seated next to the bar, but the noise level did taper off as the evening went on. My only complaint (and it's a very, very minor one) was that the service was a bit too attentive at times. It's nice for the staff to ask how things are going, but when they're asking too frequently it can interrupt conversations and become intrusive. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Morning Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Decided to try their Prex Fixe brunch and was pleasantly surprised. Their menu Included an alcoholic beverage, if desired, and the food was good. Chris, our server was attentive and super polite. met the operating owner who took the time to talk with us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    Lizzy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never disappointing.....great food, efficient service in an attractive setting. Shortribs are my favorite item. Although you can't go wrong with any of their menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Regulars
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic Salt n Pepper shrimp, (7) which is a meal in itself for me! Salmon was tasty and fresh. Great service too! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Cedar Plank Salmon
    MrsDouhyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I do not make cedar plank salmon at home, so I always order it at Paul Martins and I love each time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD WAS FAIR
    Robin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We've eaten at Paul Martin's before and my husband says the same thing...the chef isn't that creative or good. I had fish tacos as an entree and they served snapper. It was good except the flour tortilla...kind of thick and not that good. My husband had their steak and too much seasoning and salt. The smoked chicken appetizer was very good for $5.00 (before 8pm) and I had a Rasberry Martini which was excellent for $5.00, and my husband had the lemon drop martini for $5.00, which was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything was wonderful, food, service and atmosphere. It was a lucky find in an area I know nothing about. I will go out of my way to return it was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service Enhances Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    At Happy Hour on Friday night, the restaurant's noise level is at its peak, however, I am thrilled the restaurant is doing well so it stays a very long time. Outstanding dishes this night were the hangar steak, giant prawns with linguini and the short ribs. In addition to delicious food, cooked exactly as requested, special commendation must be given to our server. He was superb! His personality was energetic and charming; he was helpful in the food selection and particularly in our choice of wines. And he was patient. Truly an all around gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well done.
    food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Classy but non-pretentious. Great ambiance, great service, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • s2artrVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and service were superb. We enjoyed the steak cobb salad, and split, it was really almost enough for a full meal. We also had the planked salmon which was outstanding as well. Thiis was our first visit to Paul MArtin's and will certainly return as this was the best meal we have found in a long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy foodie chain restaurant
    GolfingCamLA
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very quaint floor plan that has enough space for your own privacy, but isn't to open. Their food is all locally grown and the choices are delicious and balanced on your pallet. Fred is a wonderful and knowledgable server if you are lucky enough to get him
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't Beat the Happy Hour
    RaccoonMan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were astonished at the wine glass prices during Happy Hour --specially those offered for $5 ! Great selection of very drinkable wines. And the appetizer choces were fun and varied and "cheap" too. But you can't beat the burger special . Burger , Fries and a beer for $13.00. Overall a very fun trendy crowd, outdoor seating is open -- so you just have to grab a table when you can. I have enjoyed the friendliness of the wait staff both in Thousand Oaks and El Segundo. The dinner menu was varied -- and the plank salmon was a big hit at our table. Use Open Table, reserve a table, and have a ball.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went in with a party of 6 and two small children. They easily accomodated us and the atmosphere was casual enough to be inviting, but nice enough to feel that you're experiencing a good restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious. Once seated the waiter informed us that all of the food is local and organic. All meat is sustainably and humanely raised, and beef is grass fed. I LOVE THIS. I wonder, however, why that information isn't plastered all over the website (the skeptic in me wonders). The chimichurri steak was a little undercooked for my preference, but still delicious. The homemade strawberry shortcake was phenomenal. And the drinks (raspberry martini-yum) were also delicious...This may be my new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bees knees
    Mills1942
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Me & my wife were booked in by our Son & Daughter-in-law for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. On arrival we were made a fuss of & put in a nice cosy booth. The girl who looked after us was absolutely first class made us feel @ home & answered any queries we asked. She served us throughout the evening & helped to make our Anniversary dinner a great success. This looks like the in- place @ Westlake. Well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 7
    3bottlesofwine
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My family came in from out of state and this is the restaurant I chose to take them to. Everyone loved the food and our service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Special!
    Travels2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    They have THEE best prime rib Sunday Special!! Cooked just the way you like it! Flavorful and plentiful with all the right sides and dessert! Great value and very yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food for main meal but desert were very weak. Comfortable dining experience. A little noisy for conversation, but still pleasurable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Terriffic!
    RMWELLER
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Really enjoy having this restaurant in our little community! Well thought out menu and wine list. Great bar and fantastic servers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday special for two is great
    PatG
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We went for the second time. Monday $50 dinner for two including a bottle of wine is a great deal. .. With really good food. Loved the St Louis Ribs with a grilled ear off corn. The patio was really nice and our waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic