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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.7
2248 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.

Experiences

  • 2-course St Patrick’s Day Prix-Fixe

    $29.00 per person

    Mar 17, 2021 only

    Our 2-course St Patrick’s Day Prix-Fixe starts with a Seasonal House Salad and goes on to highlight the best of traditional Irish cooking. Our corned beef is slow-braised with onions and beer for over five hours until it’s tender, and served with baby carrots, cabbage and red potatoes. Enjoy it in the restaurant or order for takeout for just $29. Sláinte!

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 2248 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LvGr8Food
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to have a business meeting. Cannot beat the food, the service and the location.

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vipAllenM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, Paul Martin's and the staff never cease to give excellent service with delicious food!

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
Responded 2 days ago

Allen, 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time having dinner at Paul Martin’s at the Irvine Spectrum. It was my son’s 21st birthday. The staff are friendly. Our server, Ryan, was great. The food was excellent. Highly recommended!

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
Responded 2 days ago

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! Truly happy you decided to have your celebration here with us. We'll surely pass the great sentiment to Ryan as well. We hope we get to serve you again soon! Christian Dimacali | Operating Partner Paul Martin's American Grill | Irvine

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I do not type long reviews, overall I felt rushed and racially profile will not return back to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Good service; food was marginal couple next to me was loud and obscene. I have not heard so many F-bombs and crude references is such a short span. I complained to management, but nothing done.

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vipRichardG
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paul Martins has a large outside area so it has been a great place to go during COVID. They sat us on the edge of inside and moved us outside when a table became available. The manage was excellent. Food and drinks are always reliable. I stick to the burger or steelhead burger.

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
Responded 2 days ago

Richard, 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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JulieM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was awesome. Our waiter, Brennen was the BEST! He was extremely efficient, friendly, and bent over backwards to make sure that we had everything we needed and more. We were very pleased with our experience.

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TJustice
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Server was not very attentive to our party. One of our meals was undercooked (Brick Chicken). Usually have had great service and great food here. This night was not a good night for the server or the cook apparently.

JM
JeanM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

So we got there an hour before our reservations and the hostess told us that she will seat as when there's an available table. But after 30 minutes I noticed that no one else is waiting so I went back inside to check if there is an available and sure enough there's an open table. The food was too salty for my taste. Even my brother's cauliflower side dish on his tri tip. They also asked if we're celebrating and we said yes. It's my brother's birthday but they forgot already. So we didn't bother to order dessert. It was just an ok experience. Not excited to go back here.

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vipCal42
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food, excellent cocktails, good open environment during Covid. Ward 8 cocktail is fabulous along with their salt & pepper shrimp appetizer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overpriced and poor service

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vipcarrie
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner with family. Recommend the shrimp pasta and the deviled eggs!

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Luvfood
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from beginning to end. The restaurant and outdoor dining patio are beautiful and relaxing ambiance. I like the outdoor dining area that they have especially during the Covid restrictions. Other restaurants just put up a tent but this is an actual outdoor area with heat lamps. This is the 2nd time dining here and the food is excellent. Last visit My husband and I tried the braised short ribs, the evening special which was the magi mahi, this visit we tried the salmon and evening MP cod and the French fries Are sooo good. We ended with the butter cake. Will return soon because not only is the food delicious but the service we have received both times were friendly and impeccable.

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DougS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an excellent menu to choose from. Our waiter was always checking to make sure we were satisfied with the total experience. We were celebrating, and had a wonder time.

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HappyCustomer
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and great service. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Tasty fish specials are delicious and fresh. Staff makes you feel at home and always make the experience memorable.

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KeisyB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and nice!! The drinks were great! I definitely recommend the butter cake and the salt and pepper shrimp!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

the food was amazing but the dessert wasn’t anything special. the filet mignon was amazing and the creamed corn was the best ive ever had

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KristenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines Day dinner. Excellent. We had Halibut, Filet Mignon steak and Brick Chicken. Crab cakes for appetizer were excellent but wish they served more than two (we were party of 3). Always a good time at Paul Martins.

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MauricioL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

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LindaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We shared the fried chicken dinner and it was very good, tender and well seasoned. It was the night before Valentines and the service was a bit slower than we would've liked because I think they were understaffed. Patio dining was delightful and warm.

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ERICM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Waiter was ok. Hostess is easily replaceable. We had a reservation and she ask the seater to put us outside in front of the restaurant where everyone is passing by. It was the worst seat possible. There were plenty of seats inside and inside the outdoor patio area. We asked to be moved and were told only people with reservations can be seated in those areas. Clearly we had reservations so we mentioned it. So they moved us inside. Again, with plenty of seating available they chose the worst seat possible. Crammed in the corner with no view when there were plenty of seats with a view. Plenty of “social distance” as well. They only thing that made up for the bad service was the food. The waiter was good though.

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HeatherV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and such a cool patio!

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AmandaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! She was very attended to our needs and was very sweet. Our first time there will be back. The food and drinks was amazing too!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and love the mushroom soup. A little cold sitting outside so can hardly wait to eat inside again.

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TammiB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was wonderful and even though we had to sit on the patio, it was comfortable. Had space heaters outside. It was so nice to have them open.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stopped by to have a few drinks with a friend. Relaxed setting enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was perfect

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vipHolkey
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, ambience! A beautiful evening. I do wish parking was easier.

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The60bdayceleb
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. 😄

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vipLGfromOC
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for date day lunch

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vipWELLDONE
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner...always a go to place for a memorable time. Christian’s entire team is the best. Both the food and service is friendly and pleasant. All safety measures are in place and non intrusive.

LG
vipLisaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food slow service for not very many people

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here!

JR
vipJimR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best heated patio at the Spectrum. Great food and drinks! Enjoyed an Old Fashioned on point, salt and pepper shrimp appetizer and a gloriously prepared rib eye. My compliments all around. Superb service!!!

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

wouldn't recommend. overpriced for what you get. service was bad and food was meh

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KellyN
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and dining experience was awesome! They had heaters outside, so we were kept warm.

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vipLGfromOC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re celebrating a promotion at work for one of our girlfriends

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date night !!!

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TimM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Delicious food and we felt warm and Covid safe

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Claus
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks. Very happy being a first time customer.

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 4.7 stars by 2248 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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