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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.4
4.4
2822 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 453-1144

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Orozco

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting, we have the space for you. From menus to decor, we are happy to customize every detail to fit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Spillman: (949) 453-1144

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Cross street

    Pacifica

  • Parking details

    Free parking structures in the center. Free parking during the weekends at Building 100 Parking structure.

  • Public transit

    Route D on the Irvine Shuttle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Create a New Tradition- Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us Sundays from 11-2PM to experience our new brunch menu! Explore creative new à la carte entrées like our charcuterie board-inspired DIY Avocado Toast. For meatlovers our new Hangover Burger will delight — or go classic with our new Grill Benedict. No brunch is complete without refreshing cocktails and we’re serving them up by the glass or by the pitcher. Try our new Sangria or Blackberry Margarita Pitchers, or enjoy DIY Mimosas featuring a bottle of bubbly plus juices for the whole table.

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What 2,822 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Debo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying this restaurant. The staff was amazing and the atmosphere very appealing. The food not so good. Ordered the ribs, fries and coleslaw. Meat was was very fatty burnet on the bottom and coleslaw tasted like raw onions. My husband ordered the flap steak and scampi. His was so burnet and over cooked we asked to have it prepared again. The manager and wait staff were very apologetic. So if you want a nice restaurant that has an amazing staff and atmosphere and the food is over priced and so so this is a good choice for you. Would I go back again maybe I’ve heard they serve an amazing burger.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good one as always.
  3. LS

    LisaS

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Have eaten here many times a favorite of ours. Brought Friends from out of town to celebrate a birthday. Waiter came up and asked for a drink, and it took 30 minutes to get our drink order to us. We were seated in front of the door that kept opening for the outside, and the hostess was able to move us which was good. Waiter did not write down our drink orders and later did not write down some of our food orders and had to come back and ask several it was a bit annoying. The food was excellent two of us had skirt, steak and shrimp another had a steak and it was also good as was the butter cake. Thank you.
  4. N

    Nice

    Orange County

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service slow Potatoes with Brick Chicken unetable Long wait for meal and then unsatisfactory We’ve been pleased when dining here before We are just writing it off as a bad dinner out day We will be back
  5. H

    Hikerd

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I had the BBQ blackened shrimp and it was really good! Hubby had the short ribs which were also really good. Daughter had the chicken parm and didn’t love it… also had the butter cake which was delicious. Didn’t love our table, next to the walk way, which was not very intimate or comfortable. Much prefer the booth tables. Overall a very nice evening.
  6. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    I eat at Paul Martins a lot cause my office is across the street. Had dinner there Day nite with th friend. For the first time, good was mediocre. Salads arrived without dressing, entrees came out 2 at a time and last entree was delivered almost 5 minutes after first, food warm but appeared to be suiting in kitchen before delivered. Lunch is better than dinner
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambiance, good portion, and exceeded quality and taste of the food, and courteous staff.
  8. TR

    TeriR

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice table and Ryan was very friendly and gave us time to visit before ordering. I ordered the steak Cobb salad chopped and tossed. My granddaughter also ordered the steak Cobb. She asked for well done. I was very specific about the chopped and tossed and Ryan even repeated it. Our salads were the last to come out. Someone even came by to ask what we were missing. My salad was not chopped and tossed and my granddaughters was rare. We had to send them both back to be corrected. After that everyone enjoyed their meals. The anniversary butter cake was the best.
  9. I

    Ives

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were not impressed with the food. Had steaks and the were a bit tough. May go back but wouldn’t order steak.
  10. ED

    EllieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was good to eat at the restaurant. Very busy on service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend I had not seen in a while. Made a reservation and was seated in a perfect booth for 2. We had a lovely meal, had great service and an overall perfect lunch.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made a reservation through OpenTable. Requested a booth which they held for me seated immediately the wait staff was great, particularly Debbie orders taken promptly, food served at the right temperature and very tasty. Great experience will definitely come back.
  13. AN

    ANightInHabana

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Paul Martin’s. Frequent diner.
  14. AS

    AmandaS

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by our server! Was able to answer all our questions and adjust orders as needed. Space was very quiet so allowed my group dinning to have a good conversation. Drinks were delicious, food was good but wish they did brunch on Saturday as well.
  15. RB

    RachelleB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing drinks in a comfortable fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, excellent cocktails and food, superb service!
  17. AB

    AdrienneB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always!
  18. BD

    BigDogVegas

    Orange County

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always very good. The SteakCobb salad is a winner. Plus they know how to train the staff, everyone is polite, efficient and it’s a great place to go
  19. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Hostess was not friendly. Served a dish missing a key ingredient. Food could be better at that price-point. Great server and atmosphere. Good for drinks and apps.
  20. l

    lagunakb

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated near the kitchen but the noise level was fine. Great food, great service.
  21. SS

    Speechie64SaturdayDinner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to lunch with my two best friends on Saturday & it was awesome! Our server, Amber, took incredibly good care of us! The food came out quickly & was absolutely delicious!! We really enjoyed our experience at Paul Martin's & highly recommend it!!
  22. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higher-end dining experience. Incredible wine and spirits selection. Service from host to buser was spot on. Waitress recommendations for dinner was perfect.
  23. AA

    ArmandoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Steak was very much undercooked and served did not want to give me a discount.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was not good. We loved our cocktails!
  25. DA

    DrAA

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was ok . Parking is expensive and food is expensive but nothing wrong with it
  26. DE

    DavidE

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love going to Paul Martin's, especially when we have guests in from out of town. Typically, we love the food, the ambiance, and the service, and generally everything last night was really good. However, one of our guests was a bit disappointed in her entree... she ordered the Halibut, and thought that it had a bit of a strange flavor...? We will go back, and hope that her off-dish was just an anomaly on an off-night...?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My family and I enjoyed the ambiance, overall was a beautiful evening; our waitress was pretty friendly and had overstanding service. unfortunately, the calamity were rubbing texture and the mashed potatoes almost too dry. Is highly recommend the shrimp stakes and halibut! And the desserts, are to die!
  28. L

    Lori

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    They don't know how to make steaks last night which was unusual. We had to send back the steak 3 times and then the final time, the table next to us who was paying their check got a fresh plate of steak by mistake. We were laughing and the neighbor table gave it us as a joke. We gave that plate back to the waiter. I hope they didn't give that plate to another customer.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A New Year’s Eve dinner at Paul Martin’s American Cafe was a treat! My date and I started with the Bacon Wrapped Scallops which were delicious! I’ve never had a better scallop. The rest of our food we split: House Salad, Rib Eye entree that comes with some of the BEST tasting mashed potatoes and we added a side of garlic green beans. The steak was awesome and the green beans were just right, not too garlicky. The only issue I had was that the hostess was trying to seat us at a high top table in the bar at first. These may have been management instructions because it was going to be a busy night but I’m only 5 feet tall and I was wearing a shorter dress, I don’t like to climb into my dinner seat. Thankfully she found us a much nicer location to sit, a cozy booth that we both thought was ideal. Food was great value for what we ate. I would return!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We made a reservation for New Years Eve dinner. We were seated promptly and our server approached right away - very personable. We ordered the seasonal soup that our server said would be butternut squash, but ended up being some sort of mushroom soup. Luckily none of us were allergic to mushrooms. She was supposed to verify & correct this, but never got back to us. We had the rib-eye (fair), chicken (good), halibut (fish was well cooked, but the buerre blanc sauce wasn’t reduced properly - the wine aroma was overwhelming and interfered with the taste - I would suggest getting it on the side). My 6 year old son had the hamburger. While it was well- seasoned, it came out medium rare in spots when we requested medium well. There was one big patty placed between a cluster of 4 smaller buns - as if someone messed up their ordering or they ran out of buns and borrowed from another restaurant. The butter cake and pumpkin bread pudding were delicious. For the price, expected WAY better food quality. I’ve been wanting to try Paul Martin’s for awhile and REALLY wanted to like it. Unfortunately, will not be returning or recommending.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience~😁 came here with my girlfriend in new years eve lunch. Great ambience and great service~ Great foods made us happy
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    My filet wasn’t cooked properly and not very flavorful for how expensive it was. They offered to cook me another one but I didn’t want to wait for it and personally feel like it should’ve been right the first time for the price.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great wine selection and solid cocktails. Food is above average. Service great..dinning in bar is the best part about the place. Casual yet classy. Comfortable high top tables/chairs.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service.
  35. m

    matts

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The medium steak was rare and even after we sent it back and they cooked it more it was still medium rare. The Irish whiskey coffee was room temperature and even after we sent it back, it was still only room temperature. And we RARELY send food back. If not for a heavy dessert, we would have still been hungry after an entre each for my wife and I.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would recommend to try this restaurant.First we were sat down by patio doors , but since was cold outside and staff were walking in and out , we had cold breezes blowing , but manager switched our table to warmer place . Restaurant staff are professional over there . We would recommend food too - steaks were great , portions big . We also had an appetizers - Scallops wrapped in bacon- really good . Nice surprise that they serve Organic coffee .
  37. D

    Dmoney

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great happy hour ! 3:00-6:00
  38. MB

    MichaelB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    WE love Paul Martin for Cocktail hour. Very special, very elegant. Christmas eve, not so much. We were put in at a corner table/booth, very close to the swinging door, leading into the kitchen. Our waitress, Lexi, was fantastic. I was disappointed how the Halibut was cooked and presented. Overdone, a bit dry, and crispy on the edges. ??? Tasted great however, so I decide to soldier on and not send it back. My wife had the Fillet Oscar, and she was quite pleased. It was crowded and I felt like I was dining in a cafeteria.
  39. DF

    DonF

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner. We were seated promptly, the service was excellent and the food great. I had the halibut and my wife the brick chicken. We will be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I feel the food was too expensive for the quality and portions. Waiter seemed rushed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.4 stars by 2822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

534 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacifica

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking structures in the center. Free parking during the weekends at Building 100 Parking structure.

  • Public transit

    Route D on the Irvine Shuttle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Orozco

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 453-1144

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business meeting, we have the space for you. From menus to decor, we are happy to customize every detail to fit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Spillman: (949) 453-1144

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