Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.5
2554 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

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 2554 people are saying
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EbonyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty good food. I loved the Quinoa bowl, salt & pepper shrimp and salmon sandwich!

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Magic
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy to have tried this restaurant. Rare is it that EVERYTHING is terrific. Tyler thanks for the recommendations! The food great quality and beautiful place! We will be back soon.

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KimP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and waiters are prompt, friendly and non intrusive.

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vipZEEZ
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service by everyone at the restaurant.

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Dinewithme
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Celebrated my sister's birthday last night. The braised short ribs I ordered was a bit salty and parts of it were a bit over cooked and dried. I gave most of it to my boyfriend to eat and I had his Chicken Brick. His Chicken was cooked perfectly and nicely seasoned with garlic cloves.

Our waiter was good. However, he keeps forgetting our drinks. But, the place was busy, so I understand. Short of employees.

The dessert we had was amazing. The butter cake was so yummy. Best butter cake I had so far compared to other places.

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NatalieV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Paul Martins is a great restaurant, no doubt. Sadly understaffed due to obvious reasons. Looking forward to returning after Covid.

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SerenaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience!

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vipJimR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and service! Great execution every time!

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Lynnie
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Great service and ambiance.

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vipAsifM
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar . Nice Negronis.

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charless
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice … I’ve had better. But, I enjoyed it.

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TeriR
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had put on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. No one acknowledged this. We had to tell our server which is embarrassing. I had to eat with my coat on because it was so cold. I was told there was a door open that had to remain open.

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PhuH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Foods and drinks are good! Service was very slow even with restaurant’s capacity was less than half full.

Our waiter was not as tentative and slow. I noticed most of the time he was standing and chatting. You have to ask another waiter to call him over.

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vipMartinV
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

How don’t when they changed the menu but it is not for the best. The halibut was overcooked and dry. The spicy chicken sandwich is bad. The sauce just taste molasses. Sad, we use to love this place.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was average, not worth its Value. Steak was bland, fries salty, Mac n cheese bland also.

Very disappointing. Will not be returning. Too expensive for bland food. Not impressed.

Customer Services/waitress was great!

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vippatrice
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I will never go back and used to be my fav restaurant. Walked out spending $200 and it wa da waste. The waiter was horrible and didn’t listen to a word I said. I told him not to bring our steaks until we were finished with our appetizers. He brought them right when we started our appetizers. Drinks were terrible and had no alcohol in them. Mac and cheese has gone downhill.

They rushed us and neglected us and it was a sheer waste of money.

When I complained they did nothing about it but aend another waiter who messed up to.

No one was in the restaurant and so no excuses that they were busy.

Super disappointed.

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LosAngelesExPat
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I went to Paul Martin for a nice steak dinner on the first of the year.

We arrived about 30 minutes early for our 5:00 PM reservation, and we're seated within probably 10 minutes.

We shared a glass of wine, both started with French onion soup, and each had a steak.

Everything was great as usual / expected!

Prices for Steak ( and probably everything else because of the pandemic and / or supply chain issues ) have gone up. So, this was an expensive night out, totaling $165 including the tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We come here often because the ambiance and service are great and they seem to always have available reservations. I’m not sure why? Staff members are very friendly and professional. Where Paul Martin’s sometimes flounders is consistency in cocktail and meal preparation. But I appreciate attention they pay to friendly service. Happy hour was one of the best around! I think it’s still available?

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LAURAB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not great and overpriced for portion size. It was New Years Eve for late lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and the food was delicious! I would definitely come back!

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vipTheresaM
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food was just not what we were expecting from this restaurant. None of our 5 meals were very tasty. Sad that we spent money on something we didn’t enjoy.

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ShadiA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a beautiful, classy place to dine. I would definitely go back there

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did a fantastic job. The food was great. Our small family consisted of a restaurant manager, a previous restaurant manager and a Sports Bar bartender. So hopefully this compliment is received gratefully and with the sentiment with which it was given, from the heart with sincerity.

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chris
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was cold

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MichaelS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience! Food was excellent. Wife loved her Asian Salad and my Blackened Ribeye was delicious!

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vipBjh1226
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was good. The service was outstanding. The food was good. The BBQ Cajun shrimp was good but I would have liked the bread to be a bit softer as it didn’t seem fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas Eve dinner

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ChrisG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibe was great in the patio where it was quieter. Food and drinks were delicious as always.
Gold Rush and the BBQ Shrimp 👍

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Monica
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately food has gone down hill, we had a party of 7, one of the smaller parties that night. All of the food came out cold, we sent back three steaks/meals for being cold, and all three came back cold still. Management offered to make new steaks, but by the time they came everyone was done eating. They ended up comping all three meals. Our server was really great as well as management but food was a bummer. Other meals had small portions for the cost, just king of a bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Made reservations at least month in advance fir 6 people
Got there and NO tables available
We asked to sit at bar..not my style
Waited fir Half Hr to get a table and we were to choose
2 appetizers to compensate
Usual go to this restaurant monthly
No more!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and the experience was amazing! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and our server was very attentive. We ordered the ribeye and filet mignon, it was very delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

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HappyCustomer
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. They helped our guests of honor feel very special and they were very impressed with everything. Food and service are always amazing here! I highly recommend this restaurant for any meal. It will not disappoint.

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CoreyH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nothing to write home about. Overpriced for lunch and lacking quality. 3 people with 20% tip = $145. Staff was friendly and attentive, but messed up drink order.

No need to return

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karenh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails.
Every bite was delicious. Good sized portions. I’m still thinking about the Brussels sprouts!

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Boomerw
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service & food very good overall. However, my order of Filet of Sole stuffed with spinach had very little fish and lots of spinach and the sauce was a bit heavy.
Brussel sprouts wrapped with bacon had no bacon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

No real issues other than a couple spilled drinks

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DeCo
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Satisfactory all around. Great choices for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PM’s is one of our go to’s. We love the Irvine location. Great holiday menu and good wine section. Is on the pricy end and not for everyone, but we keep coming back so it’s gotta be good. See ya next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience

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 4.5 stars by 2554 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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