Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.6
2429 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 2429 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJosephF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always, fair pricing and good food.

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RossT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend there for her birthday and the food and service were amazing. Definitely recommended!

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vipSD4Brian
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place and location for business lunch. I do wish the menu was a bit less 'meat' focused and more choices.

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The60bdayceleb
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. Service a little slow but still very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The cooks where very bad and the food not even one star. Shame how a brand like this makes those errors. Not going back.

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vipShiningteeth
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
The entire staff was very nice and courteous. They made us feel right at home.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Lots of sharing took place from everybody in our group trying each others food. Service was excellent. Our server was on top of everything. He kept our drinks filled, and dirty plates removed. Rest rooms were cleaned and stocked. A good place for wheelchair service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious but unfortunately the service was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Martin's always delivery and never dissapoints. It is always a pleasure to eat there.

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JeffP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nicely done.

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vipJimM
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and Curtis our server was outstanding!

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JeffreyD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food great! Service wonderful! Only issue sat outside, and somebody was smoking on the corner which with shades down smoke filled area (annoying). Calamari was tough, but salmon and halibut were incredible. Dirty Martinis were spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in at around 1 pm and we requested to dine in the bar area as it was not that crowded compared to outdoor and main dining area. Our experience was wonderful. The waitress was extremely sweet and made our dining experience that extra special. The whole staff was friendly and kept checking up on our order. I ordered the salmon with mashed potatoes on the side and it was very nicely cooked. Complement yo the chef. My husband got ribeye and it was just as tasty. This is our first indoor dining since the pandemic and I recommend the restaurant. Will definitely return.

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SatuV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Loved the deviled eggs with the prosciutto and Hoisin Glazed Short Ribs fell off the bone but were a bit fatty, Classic Burger was good but Blue Cheese over powered it even with the added bacon, avocado and mushroom, Salmon was great on the salmon burger but wish the pickled onions tasted more tangy and the remoulade was not spicy as described. Husband did not like the calamari but I thought they were lightly cripsy but kinda chewy. Chocolate cake was rich dark not too sweet and needed extra raspberry sauce which was given then it was very good. Even though we had special cheaper price for burger week it still seems way over priced for the quality we got. We would say it was good food and some of it was delicious but did not make us want to go back anytime soon for the price of it all. I did enjoy the Hanks root beer. Service was great they were all very nice and got seated very fast with reservations.

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Getenby
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are amazing and kind. Every need was met plus plus plus…. Truly a great menu, great ambiance, and customer service are off the charts. Will be back soon and thank you Alana for bending over backwards to help us at our two birthday tables.

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LaderaGreg
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very well managed. Every person we came in contact with was very friendly and courteous. Our food was very good and the service was excellent. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipDara
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely.

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vipFreshandtasty
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tyler our server was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server (Alana). Great food. Nice evening.

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MattH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Burger Week so the value was above average. I took the extra precaution to make a reservation not knowing how busy it might be. I was seated immediately towards the back which was perfect. The AC was refreshing compared to the heat outside. Parties were seated far apart which also added to the ambiance. Our server was excellent. The guys ordered the classic burger which was perfect. My friend went as far as saying it was one of the best he’s had and he wants to bring his kids back. His wife enjoyed her chicken sandwich very much as well. The only reason I didn’t rate it 5 stars is because my wife’s salmon lunch express was average and I wished I had ordered a draft beer rather than the mojito.

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Zapped82
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently good food and quality service. meal arrived promptly and correct

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooke was great

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SuzanneT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Portions on appetizers were skimpy.

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SusanM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect luncheon. Good food, good friends, good ambiance, good service and good value. Can't wait to go back. Only downside-finding a parking spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great. But acoustics make it noisy.

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NadineL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing Negative to say about our evening at this restaurant. Food was excellent and service was perfect

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BehroozK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had good experience over there. Good food, nice environment and friendly staff

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vipjuliek
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! Celebrated a birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The burger was fantastic. Ask for the recommendation - our waitress was incredible. I asked what she eats there and she said hands down the best burger. She wasn’t lying it’s a great burger providing you take her advice on adding blue cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms, and bacon.

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vipJodieM
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal today at Paul Martin’’s Irvine Soectrum! Service was outstanding in the bar high top table area. Food arrived quickly and was delicious! Loved the free birthday butter cake! Been here a few times now and service and food are always 5 star!

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TeriL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 of us had a lovely time celebrating a birthday. Although I arrived 30 minutes early, I was happy to get seated right away to enjoy a glass of wine while waiting for the rest of the group. Service was above and beyond in every way. I wish I could remember the name of our servers as I would love to give a shout out personally! Food and drinks were delicious, ambiance was wonderful, and we weren’t rushed at all, spending over 3 hours enjoying our celebration. Thank you, Paul Martin’s!

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MattE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been too long since we visited Paul Martin's, and our recent visit felt like coming home again. The staff is always helpful and friendly, and our waitress, Sydney, was excellent. The food was mouth-wateringly delicious. We can't wait to return.

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vipFoodAficionado1
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s always a good time at Paul Martin’s but they have really reduced the food options on their happy hour menu. We tried the Buffalo cauliflower was tasty and packed a good bite but the flatbread was forgettable and the short rib tacos a bit anemic. Cocktails are always phenomenal, they have always been and happy hour selections on drinks are plentiful. Overall a good experience but more choices on food would be appreciated!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was our server and made our date night a fun evening

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SteveH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time...good service by Curtis. Quinoa bowl and salmon were to our liking.

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PamelaO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and steak. We had their butter cake for dessert and was fantastic!

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Pdubs
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were top notch as usual.

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SDMike
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Server was excellent.
Meat in French dip sandwich was tough and lacked flavor. Jus was not hot (temperature)
Salad was at best so-so.
Overall….quite disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were delicious ! Our waiter Alex was amazing ! Truly welcoming and answered all our questions! Excellent customer service. Will def be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends from out of town for dinner … everyone enjoyed the food! So fresh, prepared so well.

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 4.6 stars by 2429 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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