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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.
El Segundo, CA 90245
American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
MON - THUR: 11 AM - 10 PM
FRI: 11 AM - 11 PM
SAT: 2 PM - 11 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 9 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet or free structure parking with validation (2 hours free during lunch, 3 hours free during dinner)
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.
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
I’ve always heard good things about this restaurant, we wanted a good steak and decided to try it. We had a reservation for 7:15 on a Friday night and were made to wait until 7:30 for our table while a couple with a 7:30 reservation was seated before us and many tables sat empty. When eventually seated we were placed next to a large party of 20 people. Food was mediocre at best, below average calamari appetizer, good kale Caesar salad, below average and dry steak (we shared the 22 oz. rib eye) and the overall experience was less than mediocre and we would never go back.
This place was recommended to us by a friend. My husband and I were headed to a concert at the Forum and not from the area, so we were looking for a convenient place and nice place. This place was fantastic. Good food, good service!! And close to the forum. It was crowded for a Wednesday night, so we knew it had to be a great place!!! Would definitely go again!!
Everything we ate was perfectly cooked from scratch. This was our second time here. The flavors were vibrant while the presentation delighted. I usually find it easier to critique, but the entire dining experience was flawless. Everything I’ve eaten was the best in its class.
The French onion soup was generous with its flavor and caramelized onions. Finished with a thick slice of melted gruyere. The wild shrimp on the handmade linguini had a light smoky blend of ocean, mesquite I. A lemony garlic wine Irish butter sauce.
The best ribeye. The best short rib. Everything just does a slow dance in your mouth.
One person in my party expected the New York steak to arrive medium. He accepted that it was medium rare, but when he got to the center it was pretty raw. Myself and another guest in our party had the warm quinoa salad and it was amazing! I eat vegan but didn't ask it to be prepared that way so I don't know for sure if that was completely vegan but it was tasty none the less.
Service is always excellent and the ambiance is nice in the dining room. The wine and dinner special on Monday nights is such a good deal and the entrees and salads are fresh and delicious. One of our favorite restaurants and highly recommend it. And they have the best happy hour too.
We had to take family to the airport after dinner so we chose Paul Martins. We had 2 Prime rib dinners, Petrale Sole and a salmon dinner. Everyone really enjoyed their dinner while we caught part of the World Series. And service was top notch. We told the server that we had to leave for the airport so he was quick, efficient and polite. Can't say enough!
I made reservations for four people, requesting a both and indicating it was for a birthday. They called to confirm, wanting to verify that it was for a birthday. When we arrived the hostess walked past two large empty booths and lead us to a small table near the kitchen. We told her we didn’t want to sit there and pointed out one of the empty booths, which she gladly sat us at. Why didn’t she do that in the first place?
There was no mention of the birthday celebration, even though it was obvious we were celebrating a birthday. Why did they want to confirm that it was for a birthday if they had no intention of giving a little dessert to the birthday girl?
Aside from these things we had a very nice meal and the service was good. I just felt they didn’t really care about the reservation requests even though they called to confirm the details.
Just really well executed proteins with simple well flavored sides. Ordered the a la carte prime filet cooked mid rare. Received a mid well prime filet. Ordered the short rib entree. Received a pull apart short rib, jus, and beautiful fluffy mashed potatoes. Fries were spot on. Server, China, was on point, knowledgeable, not pushy, and let us enjoy our evening. I’ll be back fo sure.
The ambiance and food was fine for the occasion - lunch with a colleague. However, we were left unattended to constantly. We arrived at the beginning of the lunch, before the crush and did not see our server for 15 minutes. He constantly forgot about us. I won't return.
We had family visiting from out of state; we had been to Paul Martin's previously to celebrate our anniversary in August; on Monday's, they offer the "Wine and Dine" for two people that includes salad, entree and a bottle of wine for $60.00! They offer bottles of wine that cost $54.00, so you are practically eating for free and the portions are large enough for two meals for each entree! Great value, great service, great food!
This was our (my husband and myself) first experience at Paul Martin. Although we have passed the Paul Martin many times (for a few years) while driving to Archlight to see a movie, we never thought to have dinner there. We usually go out on Fridays with another couple for movie and dinner. Since the other couple was unable to make it this past Friday, we decided to try a new somewhere new for dinner--and we are happy we did. We were seated at a lovely booth where would could practically "people watch" the entire dinning room. Our polite and knowledgeable server introduced herself shortly after we were seated and took our drink orders (which were "to-die-for," even if my husband only had a virgin bloody mary--I had a dirty martini, it was great. My husband ordered salmon and loved it, and I ordered the brick chicken--I am one chicken-eating lady, so know good tasting chicken when I eat it--this brick chicken was perfectly cooked--still moist on the end side and crispy on the outside. Both of us loved our dish and agreed the service was A+. A little unhappy with the dessert menu--thought it could have contained more and/or better choices. The hostess was also great---as we were walking out, she said she hoped she would see us there real soon--and she will.
Thank you, Pamela A.
We went to Paul Martin's for a Special Offer meal, which was quite good. We liked our serving team and they did well by us. It was a Sunday evening which accounted for the very quiet rating. An attractive feature is the "no corkage fee" on the first 2 bottles of wine. Otherwise, I thought the bar prices were pretty high ($17 for Vodka and Tonic and wines by the glass in the $13 to over $20 range).
Brick chicken was very, very good.Happy Hour was going on, but we chose to eat in the dining area since it was alittle more quiet. Hostess was fine. Neither extra friendly or cold, just didn't get a get an outstanding first impression. Asked for a booth (both in OT request and when we arrived-30 minutes early). Seemed alittle confused by the request. Not crowded at all in the dining area, but happy hour area was fairly busy. Picked out our booth so that was nice. Service was good, not outstanding. Again not extra friendly, but adequate.
Only my second time there and the manager remembered my name from my first visit a couple of weeks pryor. I took two of my former co-workers that have never heard of the restaurant and before they left they stated this was the best they have ever been to before and they will make this their top to take their friends and family! My waiter Chris was excellent! keep up the good work!
Great food and fast service. Nice to have two waiters, one for beverage order and the other for food. Minor complain, waiter never came back to ask how everything was. Had to flag him down to ask for more chimichurri sauce for my chicken (which was delicious!)
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