Paul Martin's American Grill - El Segundo

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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.

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AC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend that has battled cancer since last year and is now nearing the end of his treatments and surgeries that are rating him as cancer free.
Paul Martin’s was the perfect backdrop and the exceptional food supported the festive appreciation that the world can be a great place.

c
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Pre-fix Prime Rib special on Sunday is a great deal!

M
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Sunday night prix fixe Prime rib was a treat with my husband. Service was slow despite not being busy. Food great!

L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation for a Friday night for 4. When we arrived, we were greeted and seated immediately. Our servers were friendly and attentive for the entirety of the meal. They were helpful in answering my questions about the menu and came to check on us just the right amount. Our main server also had to bartend, but he was really good about looking up at our table often to see if we needed anything. When I had glanced over to ask for the check, he immediately came over to see what we needed. Overall, food was great with the exception of the calamari appetizer, which was quite small for what you pay for. I had the salmon, which was nice and crisp on the outside and perfectly moist on the inside. The ribs were very tender and the meat fell right off the bone. I also tried some of the halibut, which had a great beurre blanc sauce and asparagus which was cooked well. The pork chops were tasty as well, and came with amazingly savory, creamy mashed potatoes. I was a little disappointed that despite making a note on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday, the servers didn't seem aware and didn't do anything special. Other than that, good experience here!

LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family enjoyed celebrating The Thanksgiving Holiday at Paul Martin’s in El Segundo. All of our meals were delicious! The special turkey dinner was divine. Cocktails were excellent. We will definitely be back soon! Thank you for making our holiday very special!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family & I celebrated Thanksgiving in a non traditional way this year by dining out. Normally it’s at my home & I do all the cooking. Our dinner was delicious! The server was attentive & even the manager checked by our table to assure we were getting the best service! Overall it was a wonderful evening at Paul Martin’s. We will dine there again!

ED
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad that we decided to enjoy our Thanksgiving at Paul Martin. Our sever, Tara was wonderful and professional. Our favorite wine wasn’t as expected and she engaged the manager, Don, who made sure that we were happy. As always, it was a great experience and may become a holiday tradition for us! Thanks to Don and Tara for your kindness and top notch service!

PC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving Dinner - very nice menu, well executed. We were able to linger and enjoy our time there. Our service was very good and the noise level was just right. There was an overall hum of activity that did not get in the way of conversation. Best of all, we didn’t have to prepare dinner and there was no cleanup!

LP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, the atmosphere was nice and Christopher F was a great server.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Thanksgiving and everything was perfect!
The only issue we had the whole evening was when we went to get our car the Valet was the most vile, rude person any of us had ever met!
Thank goodness we had our dessert to go! We went home and continued our celebration with pie!!
We hope to go back for Christmas!!

n
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there for Thanksgiving and we asked the manager to Lowery he volume of the crappy heavy metal music. New we’re told that is the way they have been told to play the music. The place was freezing. We are our meal with our outside coats on.
Food was just ok. But we understand it was a Holiday dinner.
I won’t go back to have an evening out to dinner. Just didn’t impresss me

g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Thanksgiving this year at PM with family, as we’re preparing to move to a new home. The prix fix menu was outstanding, turkey was savory and delicious, and the pumpkin cheesecake was amazing. Hard to believe PM could offer ALL this for $34 per guest... they’ve been a favorite of ours for years, but now offers an alternative to the days and days of preparation for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Outstanding!!!

CD
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Thanksgiving meal was very good. The turkey (white breast meat) was moist and delicious. There were plenty of sides and the dessert (pumpkin cheese cake with praline sauce) was also delicious. And the price was extremely reasonable for what we got. The service was very good, although the printing on the bill left off the last digit - they should do something about that!

ST
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special - dinner for two with a bottle of wine which was very, very nice. We both had the halibut with asparagus with a nice light sauce - cooked perfectly. My guy had the wedge salad again and I had the French onion soup (we were there last weekend and loved it so much, we wanted to take advantage of the special which I believe ended yesterday. They will have another special and their happy hour is fantastic! Nice place - nice people.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waiter disappeared. Food took forever.

NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and customer service. The food was very well prepared and evenly distributed, between apps and main entrees. I would definitely visit again! And the happy hour menu was very nice to see still happening on a Saturday.

G
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were certainly on point. The artichoke appetizer was delicious and the mains were equally good. The buttermilk fried chicken was amazing! Great wine list too. We definitely enjoyed.

BW
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The ribeye was delicious and the service exceptional. Thank you!

L
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not very good. Too much dressing on Cesar salad, french fries were soggy, could not taste tuna on ahi tuna tower, Brussels sprouts were greasy. Service was slow. I wouldn’t go back.

J
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam provides great service!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quino salad that I usually get was overall very salty. I hardly finished my meal only ate about 1/4 and at end of meal server who I have had before when I told him that it was very bad compared to how it usually is and he was like oh ok . Pretty Unattentive . My client also tasted my meal and she also agreed wow it’s very salty and unelible her grilled salmon was good and she really enjoyed it .

1
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoy a bowl with mixed veggies, quinoa and grilled chicken, it was E X C E L L E N T !

ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the shrimp linguini and it was cooked perfectly and a very generous portion. My guy fad the wedge salad and loved it! Kept raving about the BEST bacon crumbles! He also had the halibut with asparagus which was so good we’re going again on Sunday and I’m having it too. The service was wonderful and it’s a lovely restaurant. We also enjoy the bar and that friendly atmosphere. Happy hour 7 days a week! I had the cheeseburger one time off the happy hour menu and it’s very very good!

N
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and wait staff.
We go to Paul Martin's often.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very fast and the waitress was very polite. The manager greeted us personally as well as congratulated us on our marriage. She offered us a free dessert which we accepted. The steak was perfectly cooked as well as the butter cake. The entire experience was very good. I would definitely recommend this as a go to restaurant

DA
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service. Waiter did not take the order correctly. Mistakes made. Coffee never came. Had to wait for water refills after asking twice. Not enough help to serve tables, bring food, bread etc.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am already a fan of this particular Paul Martin’s, but today’s visit was the best yet. Our server Shaw was attentive, kind and took excellent care of us. He even gave us some background information on the restaurant. We ordered the short rib entrée and my son could not stop raving about how delicious the dish wad. It was hands down the best short rib dish I’ve ever had...anywhere. Kudos Paul Martin’s for such excellent staff and food.

SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been to this Paul Martin's on several occasions prior to this last visit. I have always had great dining experiences. The restaurant was short staffed and un-attentive to the guest which is why my experience on this occasion was so lousy. I was really caught off guard by the lack of service.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Sunday’s specials
The prime rib !!!
Outstanding food !

B
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Used to be one of my consistent favorites. Unfortunately attention to detail is no longer there and team work is nonexistent. Our food requests were not honored, table was left dirty, drink went back and service was disconnected (one person got a refill while another glass left empty) food ok, but not the wow from before. bummer!

V
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

There was no host when I checked in. I was greeted and sat shortly after arriving by a server. Our table server had a lovely disposition and seemed to care but her actions and verbal cues were extremely scripted. She spoke quickly, interrupted conversations to perform her steps of service, and missed important timing cues. We never received a quality check at the entree, had to ask for refills, never offered a second alcoholic beverage, and we had to ask for our check. When items were dropped off, they were done so in a “fly by” manner. They were subtle misses, but collectively lead to a drawn out experience. The food was delicious but the overall experience was fair.

RM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

t
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. Always excellent!!

WD
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The management team was super nice and super attentive. The staff, not as much. The food was good but the server let 3 course of dirty dishes pile up on my table and was super lax about checking on me or refilling my beverage. Not the type of service I expect from a $70 meal. $80 with parking.

KJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The staff was great and attentive but do NOT order the steak from the Prix Fix menu. No worth the $50.00. Out of the 3 people at the table that ordered the meal, 2 did not eat their steaks and one person did only "because he was hungry". The manager did comp part of the bill once we did let them know about the quality of the steak; that was appreciated.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!!

S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ordered the Fried Chicken, outrageous good and so much had to take home!
The cedar planked Salmon was excellent!

S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We got the steak Cobb salad which is absolutely delicious! Thank you for the complimentary dessert - buttercream cake. This cake was the best I have ever had at any restaurant. Great service!

S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for an early dinner and had a delicious ahi tuna salad . The waiter Joseph was very nice and attentive, we sat in the outside patio area and it was very pleasant and relaxing. Will certainly return.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service and very reasonable dinner price.

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