About Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

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.

2361 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 180
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Continental Circle

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 643-9300

Website:
http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/

Parking Details:
Valet or free structure parking with validation (2 hours free during lunch, 3 hours free during dinner)

Public Transit:
Metro Green Line

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting, we have the space for you. From menus to décor, we are happy to customize every detail to fit your needs. Our El Segundo location offers a private room with seating up to 24 guests and two 32” flat screen monitors. Our semi-private space seats up to 55 guests and our heated patio seats up to 40 guests. Full restaurant rental is also available. All spaces are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, full computer and audio/visual connections, and a wireless microphone.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (36)
Casual (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Business Meals (27)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (10)
Healthy (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Organic (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined a day ago

This experience was awesom. The service was great the food was wonderful our server was very nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Best service in a long time! This is one of our favorite places to go, but the service has not been very good the last couple times we’ve gone. This time was great! The restaurant was busier than usual but despite the crowd, service was great. Food always excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

I was hungry for a Steak so we thought we would try Paul Martin's New Mesquite Menu.
I ordered the Bone In Rib Eye and it was incredible!
Looking forward to going back and hoping nothing changes with the Menu or the food quality

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

I went for a business meal. It had excellent food and service. I will go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The meal was filling, but there is a big difference between filet mignon and London broil...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner for my mom.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had a pretty romantic Valentine’s Day Date Night at Paul Martin’s Grill. The food was good, the service too and their hosts are very friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Paul Martin made our Valentines Day absolutely perfect. Gracious staff, extraordinary food, delightful atmosphere. 100 out of 10!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

It was Valentine's Day and we got our table as soon as we arrived. Michael was our waiter and was amazing. He took wonderful care of us. The food was over the top. Everything was so fresh
and flavorful. You can tell that it came straight from the kitchen to our table. Loved our night...
Thank you Michael for helping to make it so special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

We were definitely return. Recommend the Ahi tuna

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·Dined 4 days ago

This experience was amazing partly because it was Valentines Day. The staff was amazing and the service was very good. I enjoyed my meal (Surf & Turf) and the cocktails were very good. This was my 3rd time eating at this restaurant and ii can’t wait to go back.. Wish they had entertainment as that would be the Hot Spot to be at. Five Stars in my book.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

I don’t ever anticipate going back to this restaurant ever again. They brought out our appetizers and sides very well. We ordered bone in ribeyes each for our dinner. Either they gave our steaks to a friend who ordered cheaper cuts and thought we wouldn’t notice getting the cheaper cut or they just sent us the cheap cut to see if they could get away with it I don’t know. We sat there for 25 minutes with our sides getting cold waiting for them to bring us the right steaks. The manager was very nice and comped me the wine and appetizer but I don’t think we’ll ever chance it again. Too many good restaurants around here in L.A. where we don’t have to tolerate such subpar service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Wouldn't hurt for wait staff to actually write down food n drink order. Sum drinks were missed n not ordered at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is consistently good, food and service. One of my go to spots for a casual dinner with friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We've eaten at Paul Martins several times. It's always good. This time we did the "day before Valentines dinner", due to other commitments. Our server was good but he was overwhelmed. There was a large table with what appeared to be a work group beside us. They became frustrated due to the time it took them to give their order and the time it took for the food to arrive. Plus they were quiet noisy, I think due to just the size of the group. Our server was doing the best he could. It seemed as though they were short on help in the restaurant and in the kitchen. This was a no rush dinner for us, so we took it all in stride. The food was outstanding, as always. Our server was courteous and personable even with the number of people he was expected to wait on. I saw several people sit at the bar, have drinks and dinner, and leave before we were even close to being finished. I will go back but maybe not on or near, a Valentines type holiday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Only a competent and motivated manager kept my service rating of this restaurant from being a -0-. He was the only bright spot of the wait staff experience. Difficult to hot food and a hot plate at the same time. Tough Wagyu beef? Perhaps the chilly indoor temperature was the reason for the painfully slow and inanimate service.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and Service was great, our only problem was that they did not have our reservation and blamed it on Open Table! I have used Open Table for a while now and it was the first time that had ever happened...so I am not sure what the glitch was...but thought you would want to know. thanks!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a reservation for five. Four of us showed up and were taken to our table. Fifth person showed up and was told there was no reservation under our reservation name. Fifth person went to his car, found the printed reservation and brought it back to the restaurant. They realized their mistake and fifth person arrived at table about 10 minutes late instead of on time.

Service was just fair...very slow. Two of the drinks needed additional mixer and it took 15 minutes to get some help. Ordered olives with my cocktail and received a lime. The server broke my glass while putting down a plate. Eventually received a new drink w/o any garnish.

Prices were about 20% higher than previously experienced at restaurant. Salad prices very high for a very small portion.

Overall, this restaurant used to be an upbeat dining experience at a reasonable cost, now its neither. Would not recommend to others.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Not very good service. Food was good. Probably won't go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were greeted warmly, asked for a quiet table, and a perfect booth was found. The staff were all positive and very cheerful (It was a birthday dinner with old friends just arrived from Europe.) Food is delicious, a perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great from the food, to the service to the table. Parking a bit confusing..

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We requested a booth in the bar and they were glad to accommodate us.

We had stopped coming here when they took fresh oysters off the menu, but they are back and so are we. Expanded happy hour menu is excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always great food and service. Never disappoints! This restaurant is our go to dinner for special occasions or date nights.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

After having dined here for the past five years, it is disappointing to say that our experience was very mediocre. First, our drinks arrived in different and very small martini glasses and were definitely not up to the usual standards for taste (ie: a lemon drop martini that was bright blue). Our roasted cauliflower side dish was barely cooked and didn’t have any of the lemon and parmigiano topping it was supposed to have. The salmon was almost floating in a plate of spinach sitting in a ton of the jus sauce. We unfortunately were taking our friends out to dinner for one of their birthdays and swore by all these dishes at the restaurant, it was quite embarrassing to say the least.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Nice happy hour with generous 7 oz pour of wine and some really good food offerings. The bar does get crowded early due to all the nearby businesses.
Salad that accompanied the meals were great.
BARGAIN ALERT: NO WINE CORKAGE FEE!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ive been to Paul Martins several times and consistently very good food combined with great service keeps me coming back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a particularly good dinner Monday night! The waiter was excellent - attentive without being intrusive, and with a sense of humor to boot! We love our Monday wine dinners!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Although the restaurant was not full we waited over 20 min to be asked for our drink order. The drinks were another 20 to 25 min wait and although we ordered an appetizer it didn’t arrive until after our entrees were served. We weren’t bread until after the waiter took our order. We had to ask for waters.
The food and cocktails were very good but the poor service really devalued the experience. If the place had been super crowded I would understand but we were seated at 6:30 and the restaurant was only half full.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great! Loved the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved the food. Service was great. What else can you ask for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came here for Dine LA. The available menu had some delicious entree's. Our party of five had 3 of the brick chickens, one of the braised short ribs and one of the shrimp pasta. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The dessert options were very good as well. Really great service as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We use to go to Paul Martin all the time. Now after having a child we haven’t been in a while. After our recent visit we found most the items on the menu we loved are no longer on the menu. (Artichoke dip, chimichuri skirtsteak etc). Our salad came out right away and then the dinner took 45 min The bread and butter they serve also is different and was disappointing. We made the reservation for my birthday and noted to them on the reservation it was for a birthday and we would like a booth. When we got there we got a table near the kitchen and no mention of the birthday at all. This use to be our favorite restaurant and we were very disappointed. Not sure if we will go back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and wine list. Brussel Sprouts are great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We went for Dine LA week so the prices were reduced. Both meals at lunch were tasty and service rocked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I️ asked for bread and the waiter went to the back and cans back and said that they had no more bread due to them closing , so that was fine . However towards the end of my meal he asked me for the desert which was odd because if your closing why would u asks me if I️ wanted desert but u couldn’t bring out any bread?!?? Based of that I’m not coming back. This was my first visit and last

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Ive been here for their happy hour. Drinks always great. This time i reserved a table. I had a great time, the salt and pepper shrimps (appetizer) was amazing. My ribeye (bome in) also amazing. Need a little more seasoning but cook correctly and tge sides were great.. the side car and ild fashion always my top drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

1. Ordered wine for the table, was given a glass instead. When I said I ordered a bottle, the waitress took my glass and returned with a bottle but I was charged for the glass as well. I didn’t catch it until after we left. 2. The prices were high compared to other similar restaurants. The charcuterie board was way overpriced-not the waitress’ fault 3. Entree was brought while we were only midway through the appetizers. 4. While we were still eating the appetizers and after the entree was brought to the table, they actually touched the appetizer plate assuming that we wouldn’t want to continue eating the appetizer. 5. In the middle of eating our entree the waitress wants to know if we want dessert. This is pet peeve of mine. Wait until we are finished eating so we have time to decide on a dessert or a dessert drink before forcing the issue. Bad or indifferent training. 6. Won’t be returning.

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