Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

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$30 and under
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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.

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love happy hour until 7pm! My favorite is the buffalo cauliflower and the cheeseburger drink combo. The cheeseburger drink combo is the best deal for $15!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had made a reservation to celebrate a birthday. I arrived at the restaurant there was no host. I walked to the bar asked if they where open and the manager said they closed. The manager could care less that I had shown up and made no attempt to accommodate or offer to return. A phone call would of been fine but that didn’t happen either. F +.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spouse birthday.

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KARENT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was slow considering there were fewer than normal people. Took a while to get greeted
Food was good once it arrived

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ScottT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy this casual evening

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ShanC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I ate at Paul Martin’s American Grill. The whole experience from the service, food and atmosphere was excellent. I will definitely go back again.

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Larlow
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Paul Martin's for O.C. Restaurant Week. Great choice. The food was fantastic, great value and the service could not have been better. Perfect 10 in all areas.

The restaurant was very nice and clean and certainly a place to go for happy hour as well. We will definitely return throughout the year.

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Curtis was super nice with excellent service. Food was good for the OC restaurant week special.

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LUISH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was really good

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ColetteF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in the mood for a steak salad and tried theirs for the first time. I was not disappointed

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vipCayner
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining and service experience. The Irvine location is well run and has outstanding service every visit

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love Paul Martin’s! Great dinner & great mushroom burger! Initially, the music was a little loud & thankfully it softened up. Liked the music genre, just loud.

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NicoleL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the RaspberryMule AND WOW...that was delish!!! the food was good too...LOL.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to be waited on by Tyler
Outstanding service

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vipJackieP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to accommodate our party. Food was outstanding and the service was exception.

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DwightR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was a fantastic server. Christian came and checked on us. It was a lovely brunch with great food and service.

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LindaB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and ambiance. Loved this restaurant and will be back!

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AmeerahB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. The manager Keith interacted with our table. Everyone In my group had great reviews.

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JizelleR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing at this location. I believe Andrew was our server and he was delightful. He offered us suggestions and always made sure we were taken care of. The manager on duty, Kai, was awesome. She stopped by to see how our meal was and made sure we had everything we needed as well. Very classy and hard working staff! Not to mention, the food and drinks we delicious!

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vipocgem
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most amazing waitress and Restaurant Manager! Just a great bunch of people that makes it such a pleasure to come to our favorite restaurant. Live music would be the cherry on the top, on weekends 😉 just a suggestion...

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Pandi
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was goof and service was good

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vipAllisonC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, you need lunch specials 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best happy hour ever for the price! Angus burger and wet potato fries are amazing. The veggie burger was not as good as one we had a year ago, different recipe. The IPA and Cab offered with the happy hour price are delicious, $15 for burger & drink! The whole wheat sourdough is amazing too. Can’t beat it.

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vipgeorge
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but filet was too spicy. Sent it back then overcooked but they took it off the bill. Would go again.

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ElizabethH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The artichoke was delicious as were the deviled eggs. A fun time was had by the adults & children and everyone’s plate was clean!

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ValerieM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

SUNDAY 2/16/2020 Reservations for 4. Seated promptly, then waited 5 minutes for "Juliette " our sever to come over. We placed drink orders. Did not see her or drinks for 11 more minutes. Asked another wait staff for our drinks. Then Juliette appears with our watered down drinks. ASKED for water was told "Yes, No worries ". Ordered another round of drinks due to the inital delay, and ordered food. Our food came out before our 2nd order of cocktails. AND Still No Water. ASKED again. Member of party asked for Ranch dressing. Got it after the French Fries were cold.
Place was Not Crowded. No bussing staff to clear table or get water. Appeared 3 wait staff and 1 bartender.
Food was Ok, but not in any way Vegetarian friendly or accomadating.
Got Water 2/3 through meal, after 3rd request.
Then bill came and charged for a Salad never ordered. AND I had Prime Rib Sunday Special, that was to come with Ice Cream dessert. Never happened!! Just wanted to get the hell out of there, after the bill was fixed.
Horrible Service. Food is just OK. Drinks watered down, as they sit on the bar for 15 minutes until being served. Very Expensive for what ypu get.
PS: Tried to look for Manager to express what was happening, no where to be found.
I did leave Juliette a $40.00 tip on a $276.00 bill.
Will NOT ever go back. !!

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ERICKS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Waitress was knowledgeable and detailed in her suggestions

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review