Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

4.4
3782 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 14 hours 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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just average. Service was not good.

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JaclynA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 2 days ago

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
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 2 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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vipXiomaraF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 2 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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Michelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was helpful. The food was tasty. Cocktail was good.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded 5 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
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Well there was an earthquake to start but for the remainder of our time, we enjoyed the food and service.

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BirthdayCelebration
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service,and family lunch. We all enjoyed the food the parking was a little bit funky especially for someone who was handicapped..

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 16, 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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LonT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I noticed the prime rib was not as favorable as in the past. Perhaps a new chef. Also, no salt and pepper on the table. Perhaps, due to covid.
Maybe the server can have a pepper grinder available, etc.. Otherwise, nice job!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 16, 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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Patt
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch. Good service and good food.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 16, 2021

Patt, 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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LidaM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always great ! The Manager is exceptional, and always goes above and beyond all of our expectations

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 6, 2021

Dear LidaM, 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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vipRosalieD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I usually have a great experience but last night three meals were good and two marginal, I had the harvest salad.. just not what I remembered with Salmon(very over cooked).
The other was the short ribs that were very dry…still fell off the bone but nothing like usual. I hope they can get it together again!

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Marc
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was on a Saturday during the long Labor day weekend. Most of the better restaurants in the area were booked solid . I decided to try Paul Martin's because they were taking reservations and since I have never eaten there before I thought I would give it a try. The service was fair but the food was overly priced for the quality of food being served. I was very disappointed in the food and will never eat there again.

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Googs
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was slow. Food was ok. Not too noisy. Would not go back.

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Criz
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a nice intimate setting for date night, celebration or just family dinner; this is the place. The food is great, drinks are excellent and the staff is amazing!

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

Dear Criz, 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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TLC3
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the evening, the food was good. The drink could be better.

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Nancy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had Prime Rib. Meat was very fatty with a lot of gristle. Not up to your usual standards. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible! The staff went above and beyond to provide my family with a wonderful dining experience!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on September 8, 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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vipPat1
Los Angeles
158 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Paul Martin's has long been one of our favorite neighborhood go-to restaurants, but they have really stepped up their game wrt service. I couldn't believe how attentive the manager and the wait staff were! It was a wonderful evening.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 31, 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
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Tasty food. Everything was brought out hot and cooked as ordered. 6/6 of us were happy with our meals. Attentive waitstaff. No complaints.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 29, 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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vipTILLIEB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well it's as good as ever and the bar area is fiinally open! The bartender, Santiago, is very personable and shows he listens to you by his little actions. All was good, again.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 31, 2021

TILLIEB, 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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JeffreyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service provided by Jeremiah. The BBQ ribs were outstanding. The braised short ribs were not what I expected. The meat was tender, however it was more like a piece of roast beef and no ribs in sight.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 31, 2021

JeffreyB, 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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Rocko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy Hour drinks and appetizer were on point. Side Car with bourbon and raspberry martini were awesome drinks. Delicious margarita pizza and shrimp tacos. Will definitely go again for happy hour.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback on how we're doing! We appreciate everyone who takes the time to review their dining experience with us! Thank you again, Paul Martins American Grill

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DonnaH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating at Paul Martin's. Food is consistently good!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 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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RenaeT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent food. Try their steaks (filet minon).

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

Dear RenaeT, 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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Pellecom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Prime rib was not so prime. My medium rare was medium and the whipped cream on the chocolate cake has so many stabilizers that it tasted like lard.

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Kaye
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the outdoor option. Several good things on menu including dessert.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 25, 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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LisaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Happy Hour Menu. Wonderfully delicious salmon sandwich.

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LouiseR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Requested standard table. But were seated on patio at first with noisy table next to us and loud cars going by on boulevard. Asked to move inside. Waiter forgot to put in second round and we nearly finished dinner before she returned to table. Then she blamed bartender for having too many tickets. We could see he wasn’t busy and knew she threw him under the bus. Food was good, not great.

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vipAmyS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot for Sunday brunch. We come at least once a month or more. Great service. Delicious food and mostly perfect cocktails. This last visit, the Bloody Mary wasn't up to the usual but it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great, the atmosphere was calm and nice.

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 23, 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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BrendaG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostesses, our server and support staff were great and friendly.
Thank you

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 23, 2021

BrendaG, 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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byronus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to splurge for our 39th anniversary and had dinner at Paul Martin's American Grill. I had two Anchor Steam beers, we split the Wedge Salad, she had the 12oz filet mignon dinner, I had the ribeye steak dinner, we split a side order of mac & cheese, and we were completely satistified and happy! Next thing you know, our wonderful waiter, Jeremiah (table #22, 8/21/21 dinner), surprised us with a complimentary chocolate cake! It was the perfect way to end the evening! I forgot I mentioned it was our anniversary when I made reservations, and it was a pleasant surprise! I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant, and definitely ask to be seated in Jeremiah's section!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 23, 2021

Byronus, 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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vipJetFlexMCT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff here is really great. Excellent happy hour. Favorite go-to!

Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo
Responded on August 19, 2021