Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.6
2199 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

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 2199 people are saying
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MatthewF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great job on outdoor dining for my birthday dinner.

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vipJaminNan74
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting from out of town and a friend of mine and I had a late lunch at Paul Martin’s. The restaurant is beautifully designed, and an entire wall of wines greets you at the entrance. The receptionist was welcoming and friendly. Staff was very attentive and very friendly. The food came in very large portions and perfectly cooked. Cocktails were delicious. I can’t wait to go back next time I visit.

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Frank
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was nice and food was great. Outdoor setup was pleasant.

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vipPattyC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The patio setting is beautiful & our waitress was amazing! Food not so good! Everything came out so salty unable to eat! We order short ribs, salmon salad, appetizers, drink + French dip.. we took 1 bite & that was it! Manager + waitress was so sweet but we decided not to get a replaced meal.

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vipTeriR
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving menu was perfect. Salvatore was a gracious server. It was very breezy but we were protected in the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the portions were very generous!

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vipOski65
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service just as good as always. Seated on the patio due to the COVID restrictions. Our server Sean has waited on us previously and always does his best. I had the steak salad, one of my favorites, with lots of bleu cheese, bacon, steak cooked just right, fresh greens and tomatoes. Wife had the French dip sandwich and we both ended up taking food home.

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TracyM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It’s my first time dining here and I was really looking forward to it. The service was good. I had the St. Louis style ribs...they were pretty dry and the braised short ribs were average. The cocktails were good but I probably wouldn’t eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak and salad were very good. Service was good as well. Would have liked some additional seafood items.

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JenniferL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Wasn’t expecting to eat outside but turned out ok. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ordered for appetizer the deviled eggs which were delicious. I ordered the special which was Halibut which was rubbery and had no flavor, I was very disappointed with this dish. One person in our part ordered macaroni and cheese which was served cold. Had drinks margarita and Mai tai which were ok, however the food was a big disappointment, especially for the price, the bill ended up being 144$ for 3 people. Will not come back just for their deviled eggs.

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KellyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lovely and very knowledgeable server was great!

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vipTheresaM
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Can’t wait to come back. My 15 year old can’t stop talking about the steak and bacon tacos...says they are the best he’s ever had.

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OccasionalDiner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Paul Martins quite a bit and was happy that they are open despite all of the Covid related restrictions. They had the patio set up very nicely. It was a wonderful atmosphere and very comfortable temperature wise despite it being a quite cold evening. The food was amazing. I would recommend the deviled eggs or hoisin rib appetizers. They are both extremely delicious. Service was impeccable and I will certainly not hesitate to return here, especially during Covid.

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RamieshaP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

II always enjoyed eating at Paul Martins and I have had great food and excellent service.

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vipcpadres
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie, our server, made the evening very enjoyable. The meals were excellently prepared with the best of seasonings added for great flavor.
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RhinaL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It a great place to have a nice date, and feel recharged after taking a long stroll around the plaza. I really enjoyed my experience 😊

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HeidiW
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

They had a 25% capacity and thought the service could have been a bit more faster knowing less tables to get to. Server was pleasant and cheery

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elliottD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was much better than expected. I had the steak and my wife the fried chicken. We were blown away with how good they both were. The calamari was pretty good too. The service was excellent.

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised Beef never disappoints. My daughter's Filet Mignon must have been good because it disappeared before I could get a bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Calamari was the best I’ve had in a while. Only gave 4 stars just because their dessert menu could’ve been better. Otherwise, great service!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your fried chicken. Please don't ever remove it from the menu.

Thanks,
John DeLaura

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, and felt very safe taking all proper precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive but It was worth the price. I definitely book there again. Food and salad was really fresh and delicious. I tried still head salmon.

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Nanc
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Martin's was very clean and from my observation was following safety guidelines for Covid. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Anniversary

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and great menu. Everything was prepared perfectly and service was excellent. Felt safe and distant, well laid out. Will be back!

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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vipRossJ
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great wine. Staff is always friendly.

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MilaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the food here and the ambiance. I made a reservation for my boyfriend and I and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The ambiance was perfect and the food delicious. This all made for a great Friday night. Paul Martin's never fails. I love this place and always recommend it.

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TinaS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Paul Martin’s and it was just as great as the first! The atmosphere, staff, service and food is impeccable. My girlfriend and I was deep into catch-up conversations and ordered a bottle of Prosecco around closing and they let us finish after while they were cleaning.

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JasonF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Great ambiance and outstanding food. The filet mignon was perfect.

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JulianR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will come back

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Hikerd
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, quiet, not too crowded.

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Doncom
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service are always way above par!
food excellent AS WELL

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vipPaulT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service. Just stopped in for some appetizers and drinks but well worth it as always.

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same
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the food was not as normal we sendup not feeling well right after
also its smiles really bad at the entrance they have pluming problems

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
Responded on October 15, 2020

We truly appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your recent experience at Paul Martin’s American Grill | Irvine… Thank you! We hope we get to serve you again soon! Christian Dimacali | Operating Partner Paul Martin’s American Grill | Irvine

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BrendaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David the manager and Tyler our Waiter were amazing

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
Responded on October 15, 2020

Brenda, We truly appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your recent experience at Paul Martin’s American Grill | Irvine… Thank you! We'll surely pass the message to Tyler as well. Please feel free to ask for him anytime. We hope we get to serve you again soon! Christian Dimacali | Operating Partner Paul Martin’s American Grill | Irvine

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 2199 OpenTable diners.

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