Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

4.4
3796 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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I were just out for a Sunday afternoon date, decided to try something new to us. Cannot speak highly enough, such a nice atmosphere, wonderful food (the spinach artichoke dip is seriously the best I’ve had) and our server, Jeremiah, was so sweet and so helpful! We will definitely come back, thanks for an incredible experience!

Also side note, their COVID protocols made me feel safe and able to enjoy my meal without any worry.

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Responded 5 days ago

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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vipPattiZ
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Dine L.A. menu. Delicious food. Great service.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 5 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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Froggie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, but service was a bit slow. I had the boneless short ribs, which were fork tender and divine!

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

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MonicaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their spinach artichoke dip is the best I've ever had from any restaurant. I ordered the chicken dinner. My chicken was a little under cooked but they immediately started on another plate, did not charge me & gave a free dessert. They made up for in in more ways than one

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 7 days ago

Dear MonicaC, 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 October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The menu never changes . They are clearly watering down their liquor. It is just becoming a chain restaurant experience

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Shaynana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for good food and drinks. The butter cake dessert was amazing. Large patio and indoor seating. Good variety of food options.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 7, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go I get the butter cake. It is delicious! We also had a great waiter, Ian. He was very nice and helpful!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 8, 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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vipDianaA
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 6, 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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TMoney
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pork rib sandwich on the Dine LA menu. Desert was fantastic too - crusted baked pie with vanilla ice cream and berries.

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

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vipEddie
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Service was good. Enjoyed the option of dine LA as well as being able to order off the menu.

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The tables were very sticky and the service was quite slow. We were seated about 20 min before being greeted and

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BobbyK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Eddie! Food was excellent, we had a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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

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Gici01
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! The waiter was scattered he forgot a lot of things. The manager, Oscar, was good at assisting.

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vipKatherineF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

What a disappointment. Food was mostly bad - tough $45 ribeye, gristle in the filet, dried out fried chicken, no sauces available for meat, mashed potatoes tasted reheated (barely). The Brussels sprouts were ok and the spinach artichoke dip was decent. My mom liked her salmon thank goodness. We were initially rushed to order and then food took a long time to arrive. Anchor Steam on draft seas reasonably fresh and my mom liked her lemon drop. So I conclude this is best for happy hour and not actual dinner.

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WillieR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival, valet parking was offered. Table was ready so we walked right to our booth. Drinks were ordered and bread with butter was brought to table. Starters were ordered, then drinks came. Background music was playing as we talked and enjoyed food and drinks. Dinner was prompt and hot. Entries were delicious with sides. We left with doggie bag of chicken 3 pieces.

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

WillieR, 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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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess greeted us and acknowledged our reservation- The table was ready and a server was there to greet us. The food was amazing and the ambiance made for a great evening with clients!

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

Dear RobM, 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
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday and it was super cute and the food was good.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 1, 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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Foodie714
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Looks like they were understaffed or something. Waited at the bar for 20 minutes before anyone even made eye contact. Finally got a drink and was told my table was ready. Got sat in a booth and waited for another 10 minutes for waiter to come by. Ordered more drinks and made sure to order food too (who knows when he’ll come back!). Yup, drinks took about 20 minutes to come out then food 10 minutes after that. We waited a total of 30 minutes after ordering. We ordered the salt and pepper shrimp, asian chicken salad and the braised short ribs. Everything was just too salty to my liking. Even the salad was too tangy. I don’t know, just not an overall good experience. Unfortunately this was my first and last time here at this restaurant.

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215BBOY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great staff very nice. Would definitely go again.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 28, 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 September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was great, our server was a delight and the food was great.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 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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KimberlyD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The downsides: slightly under heated soup, slightly cold mashed potatoes, slow service by multiple servers, wine undelivered with meal, loud engines on Rosecrans that set off car alarms. We assume the restaurant is understaffed right now.

The upsides: very polite servers, tasty martinis— lemon drop & dirty, flavorful Asian chicken salad & delicious steak. Salad comped because wine was not delivered in a reasonable amount of time.

Not similar to previous enjoyable experiences here. We’re rooting for improvement.

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LadyDi
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except the tables on the outside dining were very grimey. We had to ask for a table cloth to cover it.

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GregoryL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We had reservations and had no wait

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

Dear GregoryL, 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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KHSB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Attention was lacking and we asked for a paced meal (appetizer, salad, entree) but got all at once. Also had to ask for child’s ice cream included with meal.

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vipMarkE
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for the quality received. I ordered a $19 burger which was a compressed patty with no flavor. Cold sweet potato fries.
Seems like they're trying to be like Houstons or Hillstone, and charge the same prices, but Paul Martin isn't near the quality of food or service or atmosphere.
Disappointed.

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ShaundaM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town..very nice and quaint.we will definitely be back

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

Dear ShaundaM, 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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Marisol
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people! Great food! Jeremiah was our server and man was he on it! I would definitely recommend you to go with friends or family. Everything was great. One the main things I look for in a restaurant is a clean restroom and it was well maintained! Thanks for having us.

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

Dear Marisol, 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
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is great. I know restaurants are having a difficult time but I’ve had some really bad experiences with service in the past few months. The kindness and attentiveness by the staff here was greatly appreciated.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just average. Service was not good.

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JaclynA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner was amazing…everything I have tried here has been absolutely delicious! The house salad was so tasty and the filet was cooked perfectly. My husband got the salmon and the flavor was so good I couldn’t decide if I liked his meal or my meal better.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear JaclynA, 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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vipesalmas
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3-course prime rib dinner is always a great deal. There was enough food for me to take home half the meat and half of the chocolate cake. For $39.99 I can eat for 2 days. Food was cooked just as I asked and tasted delicious. Real mashed potatoes too.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 22, 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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vipXiomaraF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We thought they were open until 10pm so we had an 8:45pm reservation. The whole time we felt like they wanted us to leave so they could close. The lights were on so bright. They took out drink order, meal order, dessert order and told us it was last call 10 mins after we were seated. The food was good but the sauce on the short rib and pork ribs was too sweet - these were the only things we had that were unappetizing. The spinach dip, French onion soup and steak were delicious. The drinks were good too. I wish the ambiance could have been better. It was so bright I felt like we were in a school cafeteria. The manager tried to lower the lights but accidentally shut off the lights completely. Our only option was bright lights or complete darkness.

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Food
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In LA for a visit. This was a nice meal. Thanks.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 21, 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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Michelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ordered mai tais which took 20 mins to receive. They tasted like pineapple juice. The waiter told us after we complained, that they ran out of dark rum. I guess he didn't think we'd notice. We were seated at 8 and at 8:42 we still only had water at our table. I didn't like that.

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JacquelineL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It was my birthday and it didn’t feel special at all. Our water glasses were never refilled for the entire meal. Cocktails took 30 minutes to come out. Bread and butter was never brought to our table. Staff seemed like they weren’t even trying. Food was good though.

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SandraA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only "in patio" visit post Covid. The food is still above amazing from the appetizers to the desserts. Thank you Don and your amazing Chef and team. Until I there again...looking forward to it.
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Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on October 1, 2021

Dear SandraA, 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
40 reviews