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Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

4.6
3658 Reviews
$30 and under
American
With just one bite of our classic American cheeseburger, “brick” chicken, or mesquite grilled Columbia River steelhead seared over a live fire, you’ll taste the difference an uncompromising commitment to quality ingredients makes at Paul Martin’s American Grill. Located in the South Bay of Los Angeles in El Segundo, we serve classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our polished yet welcoming dining room is the perfect setting for a business lunch or happy hour get-together.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3658 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Made reservations for dinner and they seated us in a walkway on folding table and chairs. Voiced my displeasure and spoke to manager. Waited 20 minutes to get a booth which was fine but rest of evening service was poor. Our waiter was slow and another more attentive waiter catered to our needs. Food was ok. My skirt steak was charred. I could've had better food and service at Fleming's. Seemed overpriced too for what was served.

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BradB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

2nd time we ate here. Not as good as the first but still decent. Steak was not as good as the 1st time and more fat. Good spices. Asparagus were overcooked. Much better last time....last time perfectly cooked. So I guess it depends on who is working in the kitchen. Service still needs improving but overall a nice dinner.

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LatticeA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Salt & Pepper Shrimp, Spinach Dip appetizers were delicious. Hest had Spare Rib entree and said rib was so tender, it melted in his mouth. I had the Salmon Sandwich and unfortunately it was too salty to eat and I did not have time to order something else. Other than salty salmon, overall experience was nice. Loud diners at adjacent table that had nothing to do with restaurant.

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Grizzly
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner. Our entrees were too notch and service very attentive.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Grizzly, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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CarlaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good, staff was friendly and hospitable, covid protocol was well done and felt very safe. There was a happy hour tent set up outside that looked inviting, and plenty of outdoor dining tables. We decided to eat indoors due to my husband's mother and her freind dining with us and their cold natures. It was a very pleasant experience and we can't wait to do it again in the future.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear CarlaB, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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SpencerC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No problems only keep the shrimp tacos that you had for Cinco de mayo

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear SpencerC, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Paul Martnin’s!! Wished they did Happy hour inside. Too cold outside. Food and service always outstanding.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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Noreen
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All set to go to another restaurant for Cinco de Mayo when I received Paul Martin’s email regarding their shrimp taco and blood orange margarita lunch. Decided to try it and glad we did. Excellent food and drinks. Our server was great too. Good decision.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Noreen, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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AmyJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was bleh. Mediocre. I think people talk highly about it because of its location and price tag. Had better food.

Ordered the French Dip (meat was bland)
Prime Rib and Mashed potatoes (bland, had to ask for seasonings)
Cream corn (more like a canned corn Esquite)
Spinach Artichoke Dip (pretty good but oily)
Salt and Pepper Shrimp with aioli (too oily)
Paloma (pretty good)

Upside! Free parking and service is okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spectacular. Oscar did a great job

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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JohnR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was PROMPT, drinks (a la Cynthia at the bar) were great, food was delicious and cooked exactly as ordered. Other diners were cordial. It was a super evening.

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JonH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant overall. Had a issue with seating my group into an entire(s) table. Service was good; food was good, not great. But will definitely recommend my friends to come and dine at Paul Martin's.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 5 days ago

Dear JonH, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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LisaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived early (5pm) so there wasn’t much ambience and the crowd has changed since we were there last (YEARS ago!) so we were a little bummed. But that is ok! The manager and the server were AWESOME so it made up for the clientele (not what we expected). Maybe change up the menu and raise the prices? Lol

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 5 days ago

Dear LisaH, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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Smizzle
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great time was had by all. Thank you Paul Martin’s...

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EladS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside tables are well spaced, the service as always prompt and thoroughly professional, and the menu has a wide variety food that anyone will find inviting. Keep up the good work, Paul Martin!

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vipesalmas
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of a Prime Rib Day promotion (3-course meal) and had a lovely time with a friend I'd not seen in months. Tables were socially distanced and the wait staff masked and sheilded. Prime rib was delicious and I love their sweet potato fries. Good NY cheesecake too!

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MChase
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our Server was fine even through the unfortunate circumstances given.

Our food was terrible- I asked for loaded mash, a slice of burger cheese was melted on my potatoes, there was no sour cream, chives, butter... just the melted BURGER cheese.. which I have never seen in my life.. especially for a high end restaurant

I requested for my steak to be cooked medium...it was cooked medium well. as the center was not pink but brown throughout.

The taste of the food was not worth the money spent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food, service and view. Definitely recommended to my friends and family !

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vipFoodieLA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

quite evident they are still navigating the ever changing COVID restrictions and challenges, but all in all they pulled it all together.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 30, 2021

Dear FoodieLA, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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KurtD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Prime Rib special! I ordered a medium, and it was more of a medium-well. Otherwise, everything was great!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 30, 2021

Dear KurtD, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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vipMayRye
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Be aware of being placed at a bad table. Ask for the one you prefer or you may end up in a hall by the kitchen—even when the restaurant is empty.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on May 2, 2021

Dear MayRye, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 30, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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Marianne
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff with amazing food! What more can you ask for? Definitely a must try! Will be back soon!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Marianne, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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vipAmanda
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

At check-in the staff was able to accommodate our seating change request despite capacity restrictions (needed a low top table due to recent surgery). Attentive and prompt service, great food and drinks.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Amanda, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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MelindaP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the most amazing time! The food was insanely delicious, and the service was great too. The only thing is that our cocktails took a little bit longer and our appetizers ended up coming out first, but it really wasn’t a big deal. Overall, it was a fantastic evening! Can’t wait to come back! Oh, and the butter cake is an absolute must 😍

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear MelindaP, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was a delight!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My sisters and I were in California to celebrate a birthday and the restaurant was very lovely for that specific occasion. Our absolute favorite dish was the salt and pepper shrimp but the artichoke dip, the salmon, and the ribeye were all amazing as well. Also loved that gratuity wasn’t automatically included despite of having a party of seven. Definitely worth the money and will definitely be back.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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joanney
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the servers, very attentive and friendly. Great food as always!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear joanney, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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VCmom
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Will be back soon.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear VCmom, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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SouthBayMom14
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 8 enjoyed a terrific dinner inside the dining room. Our appetizers were really tasty, esp. liked the deviled eggs and shrimp. The halibut special was delicious. Great service.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear SouthBayMom14, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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RandyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was generally OK. Service was off the mark. I had the Fried Chicken (7 pcs!) which was up to par, but my friend had the ribeye which was overcooked. Was delivered incorrect side with the meal and waiter did not return until the end of the meal to check on us. I had to go get my own fork to replace the fork removed with my salad course.

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AvaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Great time! The food was Delicious, the service was great, and I will go back again soon.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 23, 2021

Dear AvaW, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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vipGilly1150
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

With pandemic restrictions, restaurant was able to comfortably maintain social distancing. Unfortunately , doors to outside eating area were left wide open for easy staff access despite cold breeze blowing into eating area and several ignored requests to close or partially close the doors. Prices are too high for quality and quantity served. $18 for a small calamari appetizer is unacceptable. Service was slow at best and many errors were made with drink orders. One person in our party was served a corked and old wine that smelled like bad vinegar. A substitute was grudgingly offered with no apology or explanation for horrid wine being served. The inconsistent service and rising prices were noted pre-pandemic and are worse now. We will not be returning any time soon.

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ChanellB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened ribeye with mashed potatoes where very good

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 23, 2021

Dear ChanellB, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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vipJessika72
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good table distance on the patio. Staff were all in masks and cleaned tables between individuals.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 21, 2021

Dear Jessika72, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For a last-minute date night, my partner and I wanted to have a nice dinner. Looking on open table at 5:15pm, we saw Paul Martin’s had indoor (standard) seating available at 6:30 pm which was perfect. Upon arrival, the restaurant was full, but quiet and spacious.

Food was incredible and really caught us by surprise. Our waiter had told us about their seafood/fish special for the night which was grilled halibut with tomatoes, asparagus and wine sauce. I had to get it, and I’m so glad I did. It was cooked so well that it was still moist, the sauce and tomatoes were simply delicious. I hope they continue to have this dish. My partner ordered the ribeye, which was buttery and fulfilling. We also ordered Hess Chardonnay and a butter cake, but personally I wouldn’t get these again.

The restaurant itself was not busy and looked very nice— the seating was comfortable and spread out from each table. The only minor issue I could say is that their bathroom was a unkept/dirty. For this time in California with covid restrictions, I could understand if there is a lack of staff/support with something like this.

Overall it was still a wonderful intimate dinner.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 23, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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PaulB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, tasty food at a very affordable price. Best value.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 21, 2021

Dear PaulB, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to write a review when we go above and beyond. We strive to be the best in the business and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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GraceK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jose, was very attentive, but not overwhelming. He explained the dishes well, and made us feel comfortable.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on April 23, 2021

Dear GraceK, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to