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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.7
2281 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Order a glass of your favorite sauvignon blanc and share a plate of Town Dock calamari with friends or family at Paul Martin’s American Grill in the Irvine Spectrum Center. Or savor an indulgent hand-cut blackened ribeye masterfully prepared over the live fire of our mesquite grill. Paul Martin’s serves classic American cuisine elevated to a higher standard in our polished yet welcoming dining room that invites business luncheons, date nights, and camaraderie in equal measure.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2281 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MonickaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend & I visited on Sunday, April 11th. Shane provided us EXCELLENT Customer service. He went above and beyond to make our dining experience perfect. The food was great. (I highly suggest the Omelette or French Toast during brunch). My friend had the Fried Chicken... Let's just say ask for a to-go box! It was yummy and there was plenty left to take home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant when we want good food and good service! They have always treated us wonderfully and we always have a great time there! Thanks for all the great meals!

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HappyCamper
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff and management were very attentive and we sat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very pleasant Easter dinner with our son and his fiancé.

MR
MelissaR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very quiet compared to the other times I’ve been. Service was good. Food was good but overpriced.

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JessicaR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great dining experience at this restaurant, so glad we were finally able to eat indoors and enjoy the ambiance at this great restaurant.... the ONLY issue I have is that they have no alternative to dairy for the coffee - other than that, food was great, as usual. We will DEFINITELY be back for their amazing HH :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter there for Easter brunch. It was super yummy! She enjoyed the kid’s French toast and I had the omelette with avocado toast. As always, we ended our meal with the warm butter cake. I would highly recommend. This place is really good for happy hour also! I come here often and always have great service and food.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It is in a good location, the atmosphere is good, the service was good. The food just wasn't that great IMO. I had salmon tacos, my wife had cedar plank salmon, and my son had a beef dip. Food just seemed processed. The bill was like $160 bucks for 3 of us with no Alcohol.

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vipFernando
Orange County
165 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, highly recommended

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vipAMPP
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, drinks excellent, waiter Shane excellent. So happy to use our open table rewards here. We will be back rewards or not. Thank you

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chelseyf
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We had the artichoke dip as an app, spare rib, brick chicken and kids got a cheeseburger. EVERYTHING was exceptional. Its a little pricey but well worth it, and it's so great that they take reservations. Loved it.

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vipTony
Orange County
154 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Sorry but I won’t be returning.
Poor experience getting our table, waiter was overwhelmed and food wasn’t right but he disappeared so we gave up.

So many other places to go, chose another. Always been a fan and perhaps COVID times but you’d think the people that are there would be treated better to keep them coming.

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Luvitalian
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was great. The only complaint I have is for my comfort, guests were seated to close together. Given masks are off when eating, greater than six feet distance between tables would have been appreciated

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Birthday
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food and drinks were good. The waitress was friendly but not attentive. We asked her to get us a few things and I think she just forgot. One was some more sauce for my wife’s food. We sat for a long time waiting until finally we asked where it was. They said it took time because it needs to be prepared but by the time it came it was lukewarm. She came by only once and asked how the food was but otherwise she never spoke to us even if she was walking right past us helping someone else. We had to flag her down for everything, and like I said she just never returned with simple things we asked for. I don’t know if she was ignoring us or just forgot all about us, but it was a lot of money for the kind of service I would expect at a fast food place

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steakhouse Cobb Salad was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch service was excellent

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Onekillerdeal
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from the appetizers, entree, desserts. We brought our own bottle of wine and there was only a $10 Corkage fee. Dessert was great too with the 5 layer chocolate cake. Service was excellent, fast and courteous at 5:30pm. I would recommend coming early to beat the rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I wish they had a better starter menu

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I enjoyed the calamari, vegetable flatbread and wedge salad appetizers. All that we ordered were delicious along with my red sangria and hubby had a beer. Our waitress and waiter were very nice and quick with our order. Thankfully the restaurant wasn’t crazy crowded with lines of people wanting to dine. We dined inside, but we were distanced from other patrons. We enjoyed the vibe and music in the restaurant. Oh yes, and so did our son. We will definitely return!

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Shawn
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner, servers were attentive and the tables were very well spaced so we felt comfortable dining at the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always a good experience. My go to spot.

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they made our night perfect! Everyone was so happy to be out and it felt like the service really enjoyed everyone!

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Earl
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day dinner and the food was nothing to write about. It was fixe prix Irish dinner. The corn beef looked like spam, the vegetables and potatoes were salty. We were disappointed that the bartender could not make a Black and Tan and gave an excuse about something. Also disappointing that there was no Irish soda bread, no colcannon, no Irish trifle and a cup of Irish coffee included in this price. For the price we paid for each dinner, this would have been a true Irish experience.

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LizT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a work dinner and it was a perfect environment. Staff was attentive and food was delicious

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Asia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. Our waitress (and her twin lol) was very warm and she ensured we were well taken care of. The whole team checked on us throughout the night! We will definitely be back soon.

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vipOski65
Orange County
87 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner on a Sunday evening. We go here frequently and it's one of our favorites. Seated indoors as the COVID restrictions had just been relaxes. Still had lots of separation from other diners.
Started with artichoke dip; hot, rich, very good but filling. Actually took some home for lunch. Also had a mojito and a Cadillac margarita. One thing we like is that the cocktrails are made with fresh ingredients, as she is allergic to preservatives.
Wife had the skirt steak, her favorite, and I had the fish of the day which was halibut. Both were excellent.
Dessert was a New York cheesecake. Very creamy with some berries on the side.
Ryan was our server, has been there for quite a while.
Our only disappointment was that this was our anniversary dinner and no one made any mention of this, despite being noted in our Open Table reervation.

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CandyceE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and food my waiter was great and very tentative

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Sharvarie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I wanted a place to go on a date. It was really good. Staff is cheerful and the food is delicious.
5 layer chocolate cake is a must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall we enjoyed our dinner. Tacos were good drink were tasty and they had good social distancing in place. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service.....

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good food.

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Corkyv
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. We were a little disappointed in the Butter Cake. The recipe must have changed, now serving in the cast iron skillet and wasn’t moist at all.
Will still go back just won’t have Butter Cake..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was so attentive the entire time I was there! I was there on a Tuesday night around 6 and it wasn’t too busy.
The bartender makes a delicious Cadillac Margarita. I hope to be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The service is not really good. Feeling not happy

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TeriP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Paul Martin's is always a treat! The service was exceptional, the food fabulous, and the ambience perfect! They really treat their customers like they matter from greetings at the front door to the service you receive tableside.

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MichaelW
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. Lunch specials were very good. We ordered one shrimp and salmon lunch. Came with salad. Delicious.

KW
KarenW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Everything was wonderful- we will be back!

FAQs

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 453-1144.

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine is rated 4.7 stars by 2281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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