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Paramount Grill

4.5
4.5
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Paramount Grill, in Gainesville, offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. With over 10 years of experience, the Paramount Grill serves cuisine that is innovative and unique, using only the best and freshest ingredients.

Brunch, lunch and dinner are offered on the menu at the Paramount Grill, and many of the dishes are made using locally grown and sourced ingredients. Extensive beer and wine lists are also available, so feel free to ask about a great drink to pair with your meal.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 378-3398

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Starters

Monday through Sunday: after 5 p.m.

  • Plantain & Macadamia-Encrusted Crab Cakes$15.00

    with caramelized pineapple - harissa vinaigrette & avocado

    • Blue Mussels In a Tomato-Horseradish Broth$13.00

      with bacon & grilled foccacia

      • Toasted Panna-Rustica$12.00

        served with roasted garlic, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, warmed chevré & E.V. olive oil

        • Rosemary & Smoked Gouda Fondue$16.00

          served with roasted chicken, crimini mushrooms & ciabatta bread

          • Middle Eastern Spiced Chick Pea Dip$8.00

            with grilled naan, tangerine oil, red onion & fresh cilantro

            Salads & Such

            Monday through Sunday: after 5 p.m.

            • Tuscan Spinach Caesar$9.00

              with white-beans, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, pine nuts, romano & ciabatta croutons

              • Organic Red & Yellow Beets$9.00

                with romaine, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, walnuts & feta cheese tossed with house made roasted-garlic oil, lemon & balsamic reduction

                • Artisan Greens$9.00

                  with assorted fresh berries, granny smith apple, haricots vert, asparagus, gorgonzola, pecans & red-wine berry vinaigrette

                  • Cafe Salad$9.00

                    with assorted vegetables & chick peas with almonds tossed in a citrus, white balsamic & pommery mustard vinaigrette

                    • Cup or Bowl of Soup$4.00

                      Main Plates

                      Tuesday through Sunday: after 5 p.m.

                      • Grilled, Southwestern-Spiced Salmon$28.00

                        over black bean, sweet potato & cotija cheese enchiladas with fried green tomato, avocado, chili-citrus vinaigrette & chipotle aioli

                        • Pan-Seared, Wild-Caught$29.00

                          fresh diver-scallops over a warm white-bean pureé with grilled zucchini, feta cheese, olive tapenade, pine nuts & imported tangerine-oil

                          • American Shrimp & Lobster Sauté$28.00

                            with heirloom tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh spinach & imported black spaghetti in olive oil with lemon, macadamia nuts & romano cheese

                            • Pan-Roasted Center-Cut Angus Filet$41.00

                              over chive mashed yukon golds with asparagus, roasted portabellos, puff pastry, white truffle oil & a sherry wine reduction

                              • Grilled Duck Breast$28.00

                                over wild mushroom ravioli with broccoli & crimini mushrooms in an tomato, herb & marsala wine sauce with gorgonzola & pecans

                                • Stir-Fried Curried Tofu$16.00

                                  chick pea & vegetable stir fry with biriyani rice, almonds & pappadam

                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                  What 56 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.5
                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.4Food
                                  • 4.5Service
                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                  • 4.2Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Best Overall

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                                    Best Service

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Best Ambiance

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Fit for Foodies

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Healthy

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Great for Lunch

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Neighborhood Gem

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

                                    Notable Wine List

                                  • Ocala / Gainesville

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Washington DC

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                    Busy so it took 1 hour to get food. Waitress was amazing just likely given too many tables she couldn’t possibly support. My fish was not completely cooked. Others at my table liked theirs. Lobster omelette was amazing! Perhaps just a crazy Mother’s Day but I would rather they took less reservations if kitchen and staff would become overwhelmed!

                                  2. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Orlando

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Mothers Day brunch. Food was good and so was the service.

                                  3. TG

                                    ThomasG

                                    Orlando

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                    It was Mothers Day but the restaurant was not full. There's no reason why it took almost 40 minutes to be served after we ordered. We all chose the brunch menu and the 3 choices were mediocre at best.

                                  4. WB

                                    WillB

                                    Orlando

                                    6 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    Outstanding Mother's Day brunch. I only downgraded from 5 to 4 stars overall because some would be bothered by the very long wait to get our food (we weren't in a hurry). But there were only 2 cooks/chefs (we were next to the kitchen) and it was very busy despite it being early Sunday morning, so it was understandable -- and worth the wait for us.

                                  5. T

                                    Tampagal

                                    Minneapolis

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Had a very enjoyable meal - with excellent and friendly wait staff. Will definitely return soon

                                  6. RD

                                    ReneD

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a great Easter Brunch! Would definitely go back.

                                  7. LS

                                    LisaS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Waitress was very attentive snd the food was delicious.

                                  8. N

                                    None

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                    We were greeted right away and sat. They were busy and maybe a little understaffed. But who isn’t nowadays. Once our server came all was good. The menu was creative and everything was excellent. I was really impressed with their cleaning process after the couple next to us left. Kudos! We will return for sure!

                                  9. JB

                                    JBJB

                                    Orlando

                                    41 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    41 reviews

                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our longtime favorite restaurant in Gainesville. Everything was delicious, as usual. It seemed kind of slow for a Thursday, although we were there early. Please try this restaurant, these folks deserve continued success.

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Baltimore

                                    9 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great place for a business meal or date. Great food. Great service. Low noise volume.

                                  11. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience3

                                    Staff was great, restaurant was small and cozy. A little outdated but very clean and quiet. I had the duck and it was delicious. Was hoping for a little more variety on the menu, but that is just me. I would definitely go back and try something else.

                                  12. SH

                                    ScottH

                                    Jacksonville

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    A fine dining experience.

                                  13. BE

                                    BobbyE

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    This was a Plan B in that my first choice was no longer open on Sundays. My daughter and I enjoyed our meal immensely. Will definitely go back!

                                  14. A

                                    Anne

                                    Denver

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything we had from the muffins to the salads to the entrees and dessert were absolutely delicious! At our table we ordered the steak, scallops, shrimp/lobster and the curried tofu with vegetables. All 4 of the dishes were fabulous. Highly recommend this place!!

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Houston

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent food! Low key environment. Great place for brunch with your college kid! Great service.

                                  16. DJ

                                    DavidJ

                                    Orlando

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                    I ordered the scallop entree. Scallops were soft, occasionally gritty, not much flavor except for the topping, which taste of capers. Zucchini was crunchy, also not much flavor. I've had better tasting meals at Paramount.

                                  17. C

                                    Christine

                                    Orlando

                                    3 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on March 9, 2022

                                    overall1food1service2ambience3

                                    This was a very lackluster and disappointing meal. We used to visit Paramount 2-3 times a year for many years, but had not been in since the pandemic began in early 2020. The three of us decided to share four appetizers as our meal and none of them was better than meh. The crab cakes consisted of filler without much crab and were very dry. The chicken that accompanied the fondue was supposed to have been been roasted but was clearly microwaved, and flavorless to boot. The panna rustica was mostly an enormous plate of sliced bread with a small amount of toppings and a tiny dollop of goat cheese. And the chickpea spread was a similarly enormous plate of naan wedges with a small serving of the (very dry) spread. The sparkling wine and the pinot noir, however, were very good and fairly priced. We don't plan to return to what was once one of Gainesville's best restaurants.

                                  18. MR

                                    MariR

                                    Naples

                                    67 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    67 reviews

                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Had brunch with my daughter and 2 of her friends and it was very good. They had bottomless mimosas that were so Good. All the entrees ordered were delicious. The almond crusted French toast and the complimentary muffins with the maple butter to die for. Service was good. Will be back.

                                  19. A

                                    Alyb714

                                    Fort Lauderdale

                                    12 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious meal at Paramount Grill! Can’t wait to return next time we’re in Gainesville…yum!

                                  20. AA

                                    AngelinaA

                                    Tampa

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                    Server was very attentive and kind! Although, the food left a lot to be desired. My entree was good though, crab cake was delightful.

                                  21. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                    The restaurant was

                                  22. SH

                                    ScottH

                                    Chicago

                                    8 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience5

                                    Ambience was very nice. Service was friendly and attentive but not high level professional. I had higher expectations for the food which were not met. Dishes lacked creativity and finesse.

                                  23. L

                                    Lucygirl626

                                    New Orleans

                                    8 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    We’re in town from around the country for a family wedding. First off, we didn’t notice ahead of time that this place only has a beer and wine license. We are mostly cocktail drinkers (bourbon is in the family blood) so huge disappointment. Only one at the table of 5 had a beer. Our ticket would’ve been at least $100-$150 over what it was if we had been able to drink hard liquor. We started with the deconstructed bruschetta. The bread needs to be grilled w a bit of evoo on it and the plate needs basil and Parmesan added to it. It was a bit bland. Cesear salad was good but technically not a cesear. I had the pear and Gorgonzola salad. Again a bit bland. I also had the nightly special of short ribs. This is where the things started to show cracks. They were about 50-60% fat. I order short ribs often and these were so fatty that it took up over half the portion of meat. The potatoes lacked flavor and were a bit dry. The one upside is that our server was very nice and attentive. All said…it was just ok.

                                  24. KW

                                    KentW

                                    Indiana

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on February 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had an outstanding time at Paramount Grill in downtown Gainesville. The food, service, and ambiance were all exceptional. I loved their crab cake salad and my wife relished the blackened salmon; the meal was topped by a wonderful piece of cheesecake. In particular, kudos to our server, Jessica, who was quick, efficient, and so pleasant.

                                  25. JC

                                    JCS3

                                    Orlando

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great restaurant choice for a nice date. Friendly waitstaff, not crowded.

                                  26. TS

                                    TroyS

                                    Orlando

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Good service and meal. Watch out for the added gratuity to your check; we were a party of 2.

                                  27. RO

                                    ROST

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                    overall2food1service4ambience1

                                    Even though we had an early seating it took over 45 minutes to get our meal with an empty restaurant. Presentation and quality wasn’t there at all. They ruined the scallops and short portioned the duck The menu was sparse. For a family of three the gratuity was already added in the bill. Not recommended

                                  28. A

                                    Andrea

                                    San Francisco

                                    23 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    Nice brunch. Excellent service. Yummy chocolate chip muffin to start. Big omelet!

                                  29. BG

                                    BryGator

                                    Charleston

                                    9 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Food was very good, atmosphere and service was good.

                                  30. S

                                    Savannah

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                                    Wonderful experience! Service was very attentive and food was phenomenal, especially dessert! Will definitely be back for special occasions.

                                  31. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Orlando

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on February 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Brunch was delicious but did not care for the grits. Not enough cheese. The service was very good and the menu offered many choices.

                                  32. E

                                    Eaf1

                                    Philadelphia

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Fabulous service and great food! Loved the fondue!

                                  33. k

                                    kate

                                    Jacksonville

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Outstanding meal! Such a beautiful restaurant. Our server was gracious and attentive. It is the perfect restaurant for a special meal with great entrees and nice ambience.

                                  34. MG

                                    MaryG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 28, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It was our first time there we came in in a hurry to catch a flight to the airport the service was fantastic the food was delicious

                                  35. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Raleigh

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 25, 2022

                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                    Underwhelmed by the service and the food. The entree I had was easily the worst I've had in some years. Still trying to get rid of that aftertaste!

                                  36. B

                                    Benjamin

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 21, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I always love coming here for nice dinners with my partner. Sometimes that means bringing the in-laws but I always feel welcome and safe at Paramount Grill. The food is always fantastic and the banana toffee cheesecake is to die for. I like the bananas just a little extra caramelized. My partner and his parents got the filet and were raving about it the full dinner. They all said it was the most tender and best-prepared filet they have had. I always either get the salmon or tofu and enjoy it each time. Usually, it is very quiet, my in-laws disrupted that but every other time I have come it has been quiet and peaceful. This includes weekends around graduation. Paramount Grill is also incredibly accommodating with reservations. I was able to make a reservation for 2 with a week's notice during graduation weekend. Fantastic service and food. I look forward to coming here for years to come.

                                  37. M

                                    Marge

                                    Los Angeles

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Elizabeth was wonderful. Very attentive. Girl lunch friend from 35 years ago. We had a perfect visit! Food was great a d wine was great...thank you Marge and Leanne

                                  38. M

                                    Mooseonfood

                                    Naples

                                    20 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    20 reviews

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wow just amazing food and service! One of the best meals we have had in Gainesville when we have visited.

                                  39. B

                                    Brianna

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Paramount Grill is our favorite restaurant in town, every visit we are reminded that we need to stop in more often. Start to finish the meal was wonderful and the wine was a great accompaniment .

                                  40. WG

                                    WadeG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Warm, inviting environment with nice background music without overwhelming conversation. Staff was attentive, gracious, and helpful. MIXED DRINK: Black Currant Cosmopolitan Not being a connoisseur of liquor, this was just the one I hoped for to compliment my dinner. A wisp of liquor mixed with sweetness and tartness. APPETIZER: Plantain & macadamia-encrusted crab cakes with caramelized pineapple - harissa vinaigrette & avocado Soft and delicious! MAIN COURSE: Pan-roasted center-cut Angus filet over chive mashed yukon golds with grilled zucchini (substituted for asparagus), roasted portabellos, puff pastry, white truffle oil & a sherry wine reduction The filet (well-done as ordered) was cooked to perfection, tender and tasty. Well balanced with the sides as described and drizzled with a delectable reduction sauce. Dessert: Banana cheesecake with caramelized bananas A nice way to end a wonderful dinner. No need to second guess this restaurant. Set your reservation and enjoy a relaxing time as you make your selections from, perhaps a short lists to some, but a list of tough choices; they all sound so awesome. Hope to return again the next time we visit Gainesville.

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                                  Paramount Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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                                  Booked 4 times today
                                  Google Map for Paramount Grill

                                  12 SW 1st Ave Gainesville, FL 32601-6244

                                  Additional information

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Gainesville

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Brunch
                                    Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    American

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking details

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