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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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Business Meals (29)
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Casual (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Healthy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (9)
Organic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were excellent. My only minor gripe was they don't have crab cakes, mussels, or oysters rockefeller for appetizers which I know is somewhat petty on my part. It's a great place and we already have dinner reservations to go back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

My daughter was in town before deployment so nice to catch up. Service was excellent and the service people were very pleasant. One thing, possibly look to adding a really good scotch...such as Talisker or Lagavulin.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great at Paul Martin's. Great food. Great atmosphere. Lively and fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Really good meal however...WE can't believe they discontinued the famous Banana Cream Pie!
That's like McDonald's discontinuing their fires. Bad decision by management. We would go there looking forward to the Banana Cream Pie as many of our friends. Please bring it back!

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·Dined 6 days ago

WE came for lunch since it was a birthday luncheon. We asked for them to sing Happy Birthday and asked the hostess when we came in, they did not do this?? We wanted to surprise her so did not wanna bring up in front of server. So we just left the food is good and ambiance is nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was outstanding, but food was a disappointment. My fish taco was so salty and oily and runny. If my friend was not treating me to this lunch for my bday, I would have asked our waiter to get me something else 🙁

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I like the ambiance but we had a table of 8 next to us that were very loud and we could not talk well over them

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

5th time there and consistently exceptional in terms of ambiance, service and food and beverage

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Vegan, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always great consistent yummy food! And great cocktails!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a great meal plus the staff is friendly and gives great service.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Disappointed in meal. Ordered Rib eye, medium was served well done. Returned the steak with attitude from waitress. Service very poor, very long wait in everything we ordered, i.e. drinks, 2nd round of drinks. I will dismiss this isolated incident being it was New Years Eve night, however, the restaurant was empty so I feel the staff was in a hurry to close to start their own celebrations. The restaurant is normally very good with excellent service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We opted for an early dinner at PM on NYE. Unfortunately the majority of the staff must have called out sick. It was the slowest service for drinks and food. I watched as my champagne sweat, getting warm on the counter.

We ordered the salt and pepper shrimp which was good. The Caesar needs a more creamy dressing. Prime rib and short ribs were good.

Fine meal but unfortunately the service was lacking.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are somewhat regulars at PM, and love the menue selections and always recive top service. However this visit was off. Not the sevice we usually receive. We both had the seasonal special. The food was ok but we didnt think is was up to par and wasnt worth the cost.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was not as good as usual

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've eaten at this restaurant since it's opening. Over the years, the service quality has significantly diminished. When we dined this past Saturday, the service was slow to nonexistent. The waiter forgot to order/bring both the beverages for the children and a cocktail from the bar; we had to ask a passing waiter to do it. Given my history at Paul Martin's, and my record of highly recommending this restaurant over the years, I and my companions (also frequent diners at this location) were more than surprised at the drastic fall-off in service, attentiveness and attention to guests. I am hoping that this was a one-time experience, as I have come to expect much better service and food/menu quality at this location.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What happened to the dinner menu? The mushroom burger is gone. Why ? The cream brûlée was removed too. You guys need to bring the favorites back.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We got to the restaurant close to half hour before closing and they accommodated us. The butternut squash soup was excellent. We also had sole with sweet peas and the blackened red snapper fish with spinach. The waiter was attentive and apologized since the kitchen was closing. The choc cake followed which was good too and what a size. Four of us couldn’t finish it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Our food was cold despite the plates being hot. They warmed the plates but our steaks and sides obviously say between cooking and time delivered to the table. .

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Been coming here for years and had been great.

Returned tonite after 3 months n experienced the following.
Staff is neither friendly nor attentive. Food remains great.

Negative experience began with the girl at the front.
No greeting no smile.
Sat us at a table we requested.

15 minutes later no one came to the table.
I flagged down someone staff member passing by whom said he would look for whom was handling our table, Deilond S.
He ended up taking care of our party of 4 and was great after that.

Appears service at Restaurant starting at the front is not what it was 3 months ago.

There is still an least one great waiter left, Deilond J.
Recommend u request him.

Will not be returning based on tonite's initial experience.
Oh
My question after reading the recent negative reviews, is the restaurant under New management?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The cocktails were delicious as usual and I finally got to try the Sunday prime rib special. It was very good! Unfortunately, my daughter ordered the Shrimp Linguine which I think should have been sent back. The shrimp was overcooked and there was so much garlic used that the dish ended up rather spicy. I asked her why she didn't mention it sooner, but she said it was edible and thought she was far too picky about the way she likes her shrimp cooked.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Has an amazing time with friends for Christmas Eve dinner. Very accommodating to our friend’s 5-year old.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food - horrible service
- waited almost 10 mins until a wait help person came and basically took our order & took care of us while the actual waiter did one refill & brought us our check. When we arrived, they didn’t seem to even have a reservation- if booking with open table gets you the worse table in the place with the worst service- I may stop using this app.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Highly recommend the butternut squash soup. We enjoyed our grilled skirt steak with roasted sweet potatoes. The wine was special though pricey by the glass. They know how to make a proper macchiato. Parking is readily available and also valet service. Great location on Rosecrans.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very slow service even though restaurant was not crowded. Food was average and way over priced.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service wasn’t that great but great food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It took us over an hour and a half to get our table. The manager was really nice to get us drinks, but it still took way too long to get seated. I wish our holiday experience was as good as I thought it would be, but instead it was mediocre. If they would’ve valued our reservation the experience would’ve been great. I hope they take this review to heart and know exactly the amount of guests they have coming especially on a weeknight. The service was unacceptable especially compared to the bill.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I've always enjoyed the Brick Chicken at Paul Martin's but decided to go lighter this time and ordered the Roasted Chicken Salad. It was a big disappointment. The chicken was "mushy", and there was little else in the salad besides shredded cabbage. The peanut vinaigrette is the only part of that dish with any flavor. The bread was good and the service was okay.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was tasty but cold. Great old fashion , waiter was very attentive and good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our little group of four ladies come here often for dinner. We are never disappointed. Great food and service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Paul Martin's is our group's favorite place to lunch with friends because the food and service is always GREAT.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Please add the crab cakes to your menu! Amazing!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Prime filet was cooked to medium rare heaven.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were nervous about the noise level because they sat us at a booth near the bar. We were pleasantly surprised that the noise was easily dismissed because the service was phenomenal. We had just the right amount of attention and great meal and dessert recommendations. We have a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We haven't been here in a long time ever since they raised the prices on their Monday night dinner and wine for 2. It used to be $50 and included some steak dishes, a bottle of good wine and two salads. In 2017, they raised it to $60, but if you want steak it is an extra $15 to $30 a person depending on what you order. There are still ribs, chicken, fish ... etc, so, even at $60 its a great deal, but we go for the steak! It was my birthday, so we decided to splurge ... and honestly, it was delicious. I ordered the Filet and my girlfriend ordered the skirt steak, and it was cooked to perfection. Still, it was over $100 before tip, so, definitely not something we will do regularly. We used to go almost every Monday night ... but its not a deal like it used to be. Maybe if there was one steak dinner still on the menu, it would be worth it even with the $10 rise in price!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Came to Paul Martins for my sister’s birthday lunch. We ordered the braised shortribs that were tender and tasty and the ribs that were outstanding!! Nice, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service from Mike! We were celebrating my birthday and Mike took VERY good care of us! Food was very good, good selections of wines by the glass that paired well with all foods. Fun ambiance. To be repeated!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good experience overall. Food and service were awesome. It was our end of the week a family dinner (mom, dad, teen) to recap the week so didnt want to sit in bar area, way too loud a party was celebrating something. Next time I will specify. Other than that good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The braised short ribs were succulent and flavorful. You could cut them with a fork, no knife needed. They seemed to have melted in your mouth. The brussels sprouts were delicious, with bacon bits and vinaigrette dressing. accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We came because we always went to Il Fornaio for Christmas. And now we always be here for such celebration. Great food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A good waiters helps to make a meal enjoyable. Unfortunately our waiter Alex did not. He needs more training. For example we had to ask twice for bread which he finally brought when our meal arrived. We had to ask for steak knives and our guest had to ask for a clean glass for a second glass of wine which was different than the first glass.

I hope he improves.

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