Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

4.5
3481 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
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Skeldy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - yummy and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great .

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

My Friend and I dined at Paul Martin for a lunch date. We bought two bottles of wine because the website stated they had a corking fee, however our server informed us they do not offer a corking service. Later the manager came by to ask about our dining experience we said we enjoyed the food however we were surprised that a restaurant of their caliber does not have a corking fee. The manager stated due to covid they no longer provide a corking service. Shortly afterwards a couple at the next table received corking service. My friend and I bought this to the attention of the manager informing him we purchased 2 bottles ($150)of wine because we were told they no longer provided a corking service however others were allowed to. The manager stated he would look into the matter, but he sent a manager in training to apologize but they did not remove the wine purchase from our bill. Only stating if we return in the future we can utilize the corking service. We found this response demeaning because due to their misinformation we paid an additional $150 and they did not compensate us. We understand mistakes happen however once those mistakes are bought to the attention of management the customer needs to be compensated.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was delicious! I would recommend this place. Great quality food. Only thing was the noise level on the street was pretty loud but with good company that doesn’t matter. I will definitely come back

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JudyS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and attentive service with good food and generation portions. Safety for covid precautions were superb and we were socially distance from other diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The service and food were great! Appears they have managerial issues as we had to wait 30 minutes for a table despite reservations. And there is no place to wait outside of the cold. The bartenders were also absolutely amazing as drinks came fast. So did food.
Would come back if the management issue to scheduling tables is fixed.

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bwbw12345
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great and safe setting for a nice birthday dinner. Really enjoyed how it was outdoors yet I still felt like I got the great Paul Martin experience. The food was outstanding. Just some advice- when it comes to dessert share a piece of cheesecake- it was outstanding

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DeuceDeuce
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Martin's is local to me and has always been a great place to dine at. With all things considered in our current crazy times, they are doing an excellent job at continuing to make it a great place.

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

DeuceDeuce, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate it when anyone gives us feedback on how we are doing. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Have a great day!

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SteveM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Not bad overall, but wait staff was slow and wasn’t proactive- you had to ask them for everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Best HH IN town! Great drinks, great food good service

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vipRickPDR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and they do a great job despite having to deal with the ridiculous COVID restrictions.

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Trenellopy
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time at Paul Martin’s, my 2nd time. Great waitress

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on November 14, 2020

Dear Trenellopy, 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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The entire staff was awesome! I totally recommend this place ! Ask for Julio the manager he’ll make you feel at home !

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on November 6, 2020

Guest, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate it when anyone gives us feedback on how we are doing. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Have a great day!

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice for business lunches. Excellent food and service.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on November 6, 2020

Dear StuartJ, 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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RicardoM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was a bit disappointing; as I did some research on the type of plate we wanted our dinner; after seeing the wrong presentation /food choice given it was clear that the restaurant is not presenting their menu selection as for a worthy plate. We may come back on a very remote occasion?

Not a good 1st impression for the type pricing of high end restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday lunch. The service from the Manager was beyond outstanding!! He even sent us twice pieces of cakes just to try for my birthday when we said we weren’t sure we needed to order any. Very special experience!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on November 12, 2020

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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vipEllaD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Birthday celebration!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on November 6, 2020

Dear EllaD, 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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EricM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, really outstanding, the whole team! Good food, excellent menu choices. I'll be back!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 31, 2020

EricM, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate it when anyone gives us feedback on how we are doing. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Have a great day!

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Mimi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID it was still a pleasure to dine out. My 1st going and the Deviled eggs were delish. I enjoyed the skirt steak and cauliflower. Steak was exactly how I requested. I will be back.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again soon. We look forward to your return.

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vipSissy316
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year I take my boss to Paul Martin’s for her birthday. We both get salads - delicious Steak Cobb and Citrus Salmon. Thank you for the free cheesecake - yummy! Always great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was a bit salty

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StacyT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Customer at the table next to us kept sneezing with no mask on. It was gross

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KevinJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

First time there. Outdoor dining right along the street was a little noisy. Service was great. I'm not a fish guy, but Salmon was amazing. Blackened Ribeye was perfectly cooked. Great place, will be back soon.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 21, 2020

Dear KevinJ, 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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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated early; sat outside; table disinfected before we sat; server was compliant with CDC guidelines for COVID-19; server was attentive and respectful; drinks and food were served promptly and of expected quality; portions are large enough for two meals;

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vipJoiG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunch was fantastic but be warned their Covid 19 cleaning discolored my pants from the chair I was sitting in.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again soon. We look forward to your return.

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DebbieG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to be, even during the pandemic. I Love the Manager there and the reopening of the patio happy hour was Fantastic! 😊

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 18, 2020

DebbieG, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Paul Martin's El Segundo. We appreciate it when anyone gives us feedback on how we are doing. We look forward to serving you again very soon. Have a great day!

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vipRachelB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, except for one thing, mostly at no fault of the restaurant. However, there was a Birthday party. They were given two tables due to the party size. The party guests were moving around quite a bit without their masks, leaving their tables without a mask.There was a toddler in the group caused the parents to run after him Inside and outside the restaurant without a mask. Nothing was said to guests as I watched the staff just walk amongst them. It just looked chaotic. It just made me feel uncomfortable to even have my mask off while dining.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again soon. We look forward to your return.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

exterior patio a bit noisy due to rosecrans traffic

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 14, 2020

Dear StevenS, 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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DouglasM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I had a reservation but still waited 35 minutes to be seated.


They need to put a 1 1/2 hour time limit on diners.

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Planekate
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent the food was great
I had a dinner salad that was fabulous. The rib-eye was cooked to perfection! My husband had the fried chicken and it literally was a whole chicken. We would go back.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 11, 2020

Dear Planekate, 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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jackr
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Really amazing food and staff. Thanks

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 10, 2020

Jack, thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner and look forward to your quick return. Don Clark Operating Partner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner for a co-worker, app only allowed to chose outside dinning, which wasn’t an issue. I asked to sit on the side but was told that was ONLY for Happy Hour patrons. The patio dinning area was so incredibly loud from the traffic!! When we left there were two tables in the Happy hour - we could have sat there without an issue! That was a little irritating.

The food however was exceptional as usual, and the table service far exceeded expectations!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again soon. We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Amazing food kind server but street next to dinning area was noisy

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vipNupeSugarRay
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick seating. Great experience. Food was fantastic. Outside worked well.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 7, 2020

Dear NupeSugarRay, 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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LisaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service was horrible the waitress was very rude. They rushed us and didnt tell us there was a time limit.
Service was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was most attentive and checked on us quite frequently. Food was superb.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 3, 2020

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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robertl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My father’s steak had to be sent back twice, being it was raw. My meal, the short rib...the sauce was very salty, didn’t finish it.

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NATASHAT24
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new place as been added to my "go to" place for great food and service! I love this place!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again soon. We look forward to your return.

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