Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

4.4
3730 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 3730 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The portion for the salmon plate was a bit smaller than what I expected. I thought the salmon was a tad overcooked. The brick chicken was pretty generous. The kids burger size was kid but the mac and cheese had more cheese than mac. We thought the shrimp appetizer was a bit too salty. Service was OK. Overall an average experience. I dont think we will be back.

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vipTILLIEB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good as usual. A bit disappointed to learn that there is no longer an “happy hour “ there 😔

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JillK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Highly recommend the spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. It's the best I ever had! The salmon was delicious! So was the halibut, the ribs, the brick chicken, and the fish tacos. The butter cake for dessert melts in your mouth! The service was excellent! My husband and I went to this restaurant for the first time two weeks ago and loved it so we brought other friends last night. Coincidently, we had the same server. Not only did she remembered us, but she also remembered what we ate and drank when we were there the last time. It was an all around enjoyable meal. We ate outside, but it had the feel of being inside.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 3 days ago

Dear JillK, 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
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free adjacent parking; seated early; open air dining;attentive service without being intrusive; reasonably priced drinks; able to split a salad and substitute items without extra charge; portions are large enough for leftovers! One of our favorite dining places!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 3 days ago

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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Gigie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been at Paul Martin’s several times. That proves everything there is great!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 11, 2021

Dear Gigie, 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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LillianE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful. The servers are top notch and the atmosphere was awesome. Oh and let's not forget the FOOD WAS THE BEST EVER.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 11, 2021

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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AnnM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Entrance to the restaurant could use much more signage from the parking lot. But once we got inside, everyone was friendly and helpful. We sat over lunch with old friends for 2 hours and no one hurried us along. The server could have been more aggressive in offering dessert or drinks, but overall service and food made for a very pleasant experience.

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Gussie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Good service, food, and atmosphere.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 9, 2021

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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Asked for a 12oz filet and they gave me and 8oz over cooked as well when i asked for medium well

JS
vipJeffS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was slow and would have been nice if the server had checked back with us during the long stretch between ordering and receiving the food. I think he forgot about a drink order, which he then remembered much later when he happened to look in the direction of our table. That said, the food was really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My partner and I have frequented this location on many occasions and have always had an exceptional experience. Today the service was subpar. In no way was anyone rude; the employees greetings were lackluster and rushed. I will mention that the food came out very quickly however it wasn’t as delicious as we last remembered. The highlight of our meals were the butter cake;absolutely perfect! Today’s experience wasn’t bad enough to keep me from visiting again but in no way will I be in a rush to head back anytime soon. I understand that we are still in a pandemic and it takes time for service to return back to how great is was before.

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DeannaY
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this restaurant! Everything is delicious! Service is wonderful. I go back each time I’m in the area.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went to Paul Martin's American Grill for lunch and the service was outstanding. Our server was very attentive and checked frequently to make sure our needs were met. The food was terrific and I ordered the halibut with cream sauce and asparagus. Very pleased and satisfied.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 8, 2021

Dear Marty, 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 on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice we loved it

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 5, 2021

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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BeeD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place was nice and outside patio was full and tables were spaced accordingly. Food was amazing and our server was very polite and helpful. No happy hour which i thought they had but their salmon sandwich was amazing! would def come again

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TaiyaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Calamari was great!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 4 hours ago

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Mary
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent as always. The butter cake dessert was amazing! I forgot to reserve a specific table which is my mistake and was seated by the back service area, it turned out to be low noise and really ok.
The only complaint I really have was our service which was just a bit less than normal and less than expected. I'm sure the gentleman was new or perhaps a little rusty after Covid.
I would recommend and will be back.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 5, 2021

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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WilliamF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Upon arrival the hostess immediately tried to seat us outside on an evening that was already starting to turn cool and windy; were were not asked if that was our preference. There were plenty of open booths inside, and they did accommodate our request for inside seating. The cocktails were well-made (and yes, there is such as thing as a badly-made, ill-proportioned drink). Service was attentive. The cuisine was generally good, but a few missteps. The deviled egg appetizer was very good, with a tangy flavor of mustard and paprika. Their fried chicken was supposed to be a specialty of the house, but the portion that my wife received was overcooked, flavorless and somewhat dry - a real disappointment. It was so dark brown that this should really have been noticed in the kitchen. It was supposed to include herbs, but this was not apparent. This was a business meal so she did not send it back - but if it was just the two of us, then she would have. My chicken-under-a-brick had an OK flavor, but not the crispy skin usually associated with this method of cooking. My associates described their skirt steak as being very good, and they were prepared medium-rare as requested, not always easy with this cut of meat. Other than the fried chicken, everything was at least good if not stellar; I expect to go back again.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 5, 2021

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EddieL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good , waitress was really nice and helpful. Kids loved it definitely going back again. I’ve recommended to my coworker already. 😂

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 4, 2021

Dear EddieL, 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
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambience.
Super friendly and nice server
Shrimp linguine 10/10
Warm butter cake is a MUST!
Lemon Drop was a good cocktail

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 4, 2021

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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Burnita
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Martin's is always such a wonderful experience. Great staff and incredible food and service.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 3, 2021

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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WifeeWallace
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Restroom was not working, no alternative for patrons.

Plates were stained.

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MichelleS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good, but the Butter Cake was outstanding!!!

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ShondaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great . Thank you Saul for your service

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on June 1, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday celebration

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GuessWhatsForDinner
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good to use OpenTable for reservations. Nice to get the points. Paul Martin usually provides high-quality food and this meal was no exception. Good quality, good flavor and nicely sized portions. It's a bit pricey but it's nice to enjoy every once in a while. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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

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Erick
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and high quality. Our group ordered shrimp and a deviled eggs as a starter to share, then the ribeye steak, cedar plank salmon, salmon tacos, and I ordered the short ribs. My only area of concern was that the bottle Frogs Leap and Silver Oak were not a 2015, but a 2016 vintage. They were good, but if you are particular about your vintage, check the bottle label carefully.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on May 27, 2021

Dear Erick, 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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vipMoniqueL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The parking is inconvenient and the signage to get to the restaurant is lacking. When we entered our greeting was lukewarm. The ambiance is old and boring, the service was less than average as was the presentation of the food and the taste. We started with a dull wedge salad, I had filet mignon and mashed potatoes, the meat was overcooked and the potatoes were dry. My husband had the shrimp pasta and that was good. The waiter had no idea about the wine list. Honestly it was an unexceptional dinner. Pick another place!

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AndreaF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot for lunch
Appreciate the great service by Don
And his team

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on May 27, 2021

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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it !

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

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ButlerA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. Manager came over after waiter accidentally spilled drink, quick attention! All good, we will come back again!

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

Dear ButlerA, 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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candisM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Scheduled a business meal at Paul Martin's. It was perfect.

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very great dining experience

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

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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AmyS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday Brunch. The prix fixe menu includes a brunch entree, a cocktail and coffee. I had the French Toast and my companion had the omelette. Both were very delicious and the cocktails quite tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning.

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

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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vipLindaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Service not so good. I only think that is because they are not hiring enough of people. Restaurant busy not enough people to help.

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vipBillW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Having dined at Paul Martin many times, I was shocked at the decline in all aspects. Same menu but the quality has dropped from very good to way below average. Place was not crowded but we had to wait 10 minutes for a table dispute having a reservation. I order cedar plank salmon which had been one of my favorite items on the menu. It was serves overcooked, swimming in a very salty marinade. Oh, and they forgot the plank. Maybe their problem is restarting post Covid, by frankly there is no real excuse for the lack of professionalism we endured. My advice, close it, clean it and find some professional staff.

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LaTonyaS
1 review