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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.3
4.3
2626 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.

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Booked 49 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

  • 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.

Popular dishes

Menu

White Wines

    Bubbles

    • Zonin Prosecco, DOC, Veneto, NV

      • g$10.00
      • b$40.00
    • Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Fr., NV

      • g$12.00
      • b$48.00
    • J Vineyards, Brut Cuvée, California, NV

      • b$68.00
    • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, NV

      • b$60.00
      • g$15.00
    • Domaine Carneros, Brut, California, NV

      • g$18.00
      • b$72.00
    • Schramsburg, Brut Rosé, North Coast, 2018

      • b$96.00
    • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Brut, France, NV

      • b$126.00

    Rosé / Riesling

    • Josh Cellars, Rosé, California, 2020

      • g$10.00
      • b$40.00
    • Chateau Ste. Michelle, Riesling, Columbia Valley, 2020

      • g$10.00
      • b$40.00
    • Fleurs De Prairie, Rosé, Provence, 2020

      • b$56.00
    • Daou, Rosé, Paso Robles, 2020

      • g$15.00
      • b$60.00

    Sauvignon Blanc

    • Giesen Estate, Marlborough, 2020

      • g$10.00
      • b$40.00
    • Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 2018

      • g$14.00
      • b$56.00
    • Kelly Fleming, Napa/Sonoma, 2018

      • g$18.00
      • b$72.00
    • St. Supery, Napa, 2019

      • b$48.00
    • Twomey By Silver Oak, North Coast, 2020

      • b$72.00
    • Stag's Leap, "Aveta", Napa, 2019

      • b$76.00
    • Honig, Napa, 2019

      • g$60.00

    Enticing Whites

    • Seaglass, Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County, 2019

      • g$11.00
      • b$44.00
    • Conundrum by Caymus, White Blend, California, 2020

      • g$13.00
      • b$52.00
    • Ferrari Carano, Fume Blanc, Sonoma, 2020

      • b$40.00
    • Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio, Valdadige, Italy, 2019

      • g$16.00
      • b$76.00
    • King Estate, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, 2019

      • b$52.00

    Chardonnay

    • Hess Select, Monterey, 2018

      • g$10.00
      • b$40.00
    • Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked, SLH, Monterey 2018

      • g$15.00
      • b$60.00
    • Cakebread Cellars, Napa, 2019

      • g$20.00
      • b$80.00
    • Raeburn, Russian River, 2019

      • b$56.00
    • Sonoma Cutrer, Russian River Ranches, 2019

      • b$64.00
    • Frog's Leap, Napa, 2019

      • g$17.00
      • b$68.00
    • DuMOL, Russian River, 2019

      • b$95.00
    • Rombauer, Carneros, 2020

      • b$99.00
    • Far Niente, Napa, 2019

      • b$135.00
    • Nickel & Nickel, Truchard Vineyard, 2020

      • b$100.00
    • Jayson by Pahlmeyer, Napa, 2016

      • b$110.00

    Red Wines

      Pinot Noir

      • Hangtime, California, 2018

        • g$10.00
        • b$40.00
      • Meiomi, California, 2019

        • g$13.00
        • b$52.00
      • Clos du Val Estate, Carneros, 2018

        • b$100.00
      • La Crema, Monterey, 2017

        • b$52.00
      • Annabella, Russian River Valley, 2016

        • b$56.00
      • Talbott Kali Hart, Monterey, 2017

        • b$60.00
      • Elouan, Oregon, 2018

        • g$15.00
        • b$60.00
      • Patz and Hall, Sonoma, 2017

        • g$20.00
        • b$80.00
      • Flowers, Sonoma, 2018

        • b$122.00
      • Belle Glos, "Las Alturas", Santa Lucia Highlands, 2017

        • b$82.00

      Enticing Reds

      • McManis, Petite Sirah, California, 2019

        • g$10.00
        • b$40.00
      • Quilt, "Fabric Of The Land," Red Blend, Napa, 2018

        • b$16.00
        • g$64.00
      • Orin Swift, "8 Years in the Desert", Red Blend, Napa, 2019

        • g$19.00
        • b$76.00
      • Qupe, Syrah, Central Coast, California, 2018

        • b$56.00
      • Conundrum by Caymus, Red Blend, California, 2017

        • g$13.00
        • b$52.00
      • Don Miguel Gascon, Malbec, Argentina, 2019

        • g$12.00
        • b$48.00
      • Bodega Colome Autentico, Malbec, Argentina, 2019

        • b$60.00
      • Michael David, "Petite Petit", Petite Syrah, Lodi, 2019

        • b$44.00
      • Kelly Fleming, "Big Pour" Red Blend, Napa, 2011

        • b$68.00
      • The Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa, 2019

        • b$82.00

      Zinfandel

      • Cline Cellars, "Old Vine", Lodi, 2019

        • g$10.00
        • b$40.00
      • St. Francis, " Old Vines", Sonoma, 2018

        • b$52.00
      • Decoy By Duckhorn , Sonoma, 2018

        • g$14.00
        • b$56.00
      • Frog's Leap, Napa, 2019

        • b$76.00
      • Seghesio, "Old Vine", Sonoma, 2016

        • b$111.00

      Merlot

      • Alexander Valley Vineyards, Sonoma, 2019

        • g$12.00
        • b$48.00
      • Markham, Napa Valley, 2017

        • g$15.00
        • b$60.00
      • Grgich Hills, Napa, 2019

        • b$75.00
      • Emmolo by Caymus, Napa, 2017

        • g$20.00
        • b$80.00
      • Whitehall Lane, Napa, 2017

        • b$80.00
      • Duckhorn, Napa, 2018

        • b$82.00
      • Rombauer, Napa, 2018

        • b$90.00

      Cabernet Sauvignon

      • William Hill Estate, Central Coast, 2018

        • g$10.00
        • b$40.00
      • Joel Gott 815, California, 2019

        • g$13.00
        • b$52.00
      • Justin, Paso Robles, 2018

        • g$18.00
        • b$72.00
      • Silver Oak, Alexander Valley, 2017

        • g$25.00
        • b$99.00
      • Robert Hall, "Artisan Collection", Paso Robles, 2019

        • b$44.00
      • Liberty School, Paso Robles, 2019

        • b$52.00
      • Ch. Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells, Columbia Valley, 2016

        • b$56.00
      • Folie à Deux, Alexander Valley, 2016

        • b$60.00
      • Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles, 2019

        • g$16.00
        • b$64.00
      • Michael David, "Earthquake", Lodi, 2018

        • b$60.00
      • Oberon, Napa County, 2018

        • b$68.00
      • Sanctuary, "Usibelli Vineyards", Rutherford, 2016

        • b$64.00
      • Jordan, Alexander Valley, 2016

        • b$123.00
      • Faust, Napa, 2018

        • b$147.00
      • Heitz, Napa, 2016

        • b$110.00
      • Austin Hope, Paso Robles, 2019

        • g$20.00
        • b$80.00
      • Frog's Leap, Estate Grown, Rutherford, 2018

        • b$130.00
      • Hall, Napa, 2016

        • b$117.00
      • Sequoia Grove, Napa, 2018

        • b$77.00
      • Mount Veeder, Napa, 2018

        • b$82.00
      • Pilcrow, "Ghost Block", Mt. Veeder, Napa, 2016

        • b$198.00
      • Paradigm, Oakville 2013

        • b$160.00
      • Kelly Fleming, Napa, 2016

        • b$250.00
      • Chateau Montelena, Napa, 2018

        • b$117.00
      • Caymus, Napa Valley, 2019

        • b$185.00
      • Joseph Phelps, "Insignia", Napa, 2018

        • b$295.00

      Beer- Traditional Bottles, Drafts Vary by Location

      • Corona$6.00

        • Heineken$6.00

          • Guinness$8.00

            • Budweiser$6.00

              • Michelob Ultra$6.00

                • Miller Light$6.00

                  • Coors Light$6.00

                    • Sculpin IPA$8.00

                      • Sierra Nevada$7.00

                        • Stella Artois$7.00

                          • Erdinger Non-alcoholic Weissbier$7.00

                            Classic Cocktails

                            • Dirty Martini, San Francisco, CA, 1860$15.00

                              Grey Goose Vodka, Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth, olive juice, blue cheese olives

                              • Gold Rush, New York City, NY, 2000s$15.00

                                Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur, honey, fresh lemon juice, mint

                                • Mai Tai, San Francisco, CA 1944$14.00

                                  Bacardi Añejo Cuatro, Cointreau, Orgeat syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, Myers's Dark Rum

                                  • Paloma, Tequila, Mexixo, late 1800s$15.00

                                    Milagro Silver Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, basil, fresh lime juice, Q Grapefruit Soda

                                    • Manhattan, New York City, NY, 1860s$15.00

                                      Maker's Mark Bourbon, Noilly Prat Rouge Sweet Vermouth, Fernet-Branca rinse, Luxardo Cherry

                                      • Salty Dog, Los Angeles, CA 1950s$14.00

                                        Grey Goose Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, salted rim

                                        • Vodka Collins, New York, 1874$14.00

                                          Tito's Handmade Vodka, fresh lemon juice, strawberry, basil, Q Club Soda

                                          • Raspberry Mule, Los Angeles, CA, 1941$14.00

                                            Absolut ELYX Vodka, Giffard Crème de Framboise Raspberry Liqueur, fresh lime juice, Q Ginger Beer

                                            • French 75, Paris, France, 1910s$14.00

                                              Botanist Gin, fresh lemon juice, muddled strawberries, Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut

                                              • Cadillac Margarita, Mexico, 1930 or 40s$14.00

                                                Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Tres Agaves Nectar, Grand Marnier float, on the rocks, Tajín rim

                                                • Mojito, Havana, Cuba 1586$14.00

                                                  Flor de Cana Silver Rum, mint, lime, cane syrup

                                                  • Lemon Drop San Francisco, CA 1970s$14.00

                                                    House infused lemon vodka, triple sec, lemon

                                                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                    What 2,626 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                    4.3
                                                    4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                    • 3.9Value

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                                                    1. MH

                                                      MichaelH

                                                      Orange County

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Nice place, a bit on the pricey side ($20 for a burger). Good atmosphere and patio area. Service was outstanding. Good wine list. Food was good but nothing exceptional.

                                                    2. R

                                                      Ruddie

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Great service and friendly staff. Food was excellent.

                                                    3. D

                                                      Debbie

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                      Brunch was not as good as dinner typically is. Food was not hot, taste of some of the dishes was mediocre and portions were ridiculously small for the price. $19 for a single waffle that wasn’t hot. Will stick to dinners at Paul Martin’s.

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything was great, especially the cocktails!

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Portland

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      very nice. our server was excellent! thank you

                                                    6. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very tasty food and great environment and service.

                                                    7. B

                                                      Brent

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Went for lunch on 5/10/2022. Not too crowded and service was on point. The food took a little longer than expected, but nothing terrible.

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                      Mother’s Day, food was very underwhelming. We’ve eaten there in the past but this time will be the last.

                                                    9. RW

                                                      RubyW

                                                      Orange County

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great meal as has been our experience! Adam was outstanding!

                                                    10. a

                                                      akinlr

                                                      Orange County

                                                      49 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      49 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Service & food always great. Outside dining is nice except the loud Cara driving by

                                                    11. SP

                                                      SamP

                                                      Orange County

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                      Was not impressed with the food quality considering the menu prices. I don't mind paying for a good meal but the food was not the greatest.

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                      Mother’s Day lead time was to be expected but simple things were taking forever mid day. The food was underwhelming for the price point and they were out of their popular dessert in the middle of the day.

                                                    13. SE

                                                      StevenE

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Food was very consistent and well prepared and outdoor seating was socially spread-out well and comfortable.

                                                    14. LN

                                                      LoveNLife

                                                      Orange County

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                      We went for Mother's Day brunch. The place was not as bustling as expected with lots of empty tables (which was actually nice and more quiet). Surprisingly, the wait to receive our meals was painfully slow given the half empty restaurant. Our server and the one who replaced her on her break, both were polite, professional and apologetic (no worries it happens). The food however, changed all that. The salmon Benedict - fish was cooked nicely but the rest disappointing — overcooked chalky eggs, a tiny dollop of hollandaise sauce (which didn't help the dry eggs) and soggy biscuits (sat too long?). I tried to like it and talk myself into eating it. It was difficult. The avocado toast had 2 tiny bite size pieces of baguette resting on unseasoned pureed avocado + avocado slices. Some berries and radishes were literally tossed on top of the avocado. It was ordered without the goat cheese, so I understand they don't want to over season the "guacamole", but it had no seasoning or flavor. My son tried to salt it and enjoy, but he gave up and we took it home. Later, I went to give it a go and discovered the sliced avocado was literally inedible! The slices were so rubbery and hard I could not pass my fork through it. This actually gave me remorse for chiding my son to "not be so picky". How a professional cook makes that call to serve something inedible is beyond. Even a greasy-spoon-diner knows better. The other meals had issues not worth mentioning because frankly, Paul Martin's lost me over the rubber avocado. Wow. This is not the Paul Martin's I know. Even with restaurants struggling with staffing, training and supply chain issues, the lack of care & quality ingredients in the preparation combined with lackluster service doesn't deserve another chance. And I almost always give people and restaurants another chance. Sorry. We won't be back. I hope PM's sorts themselves out before the rest of the world feels the same. I truly do.

                                                    15. M

                                                      Mindisw

                                                      San Antonio

                                                      69 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      69 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                      Food came out cold!

                                                    16. OC

                                                      OCdiner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Always enjoy our time here but didn’t enjoy the makeshift outside patio. Tables looked very budget and the area was extremely breezy and cold. Not the experience we usually have but the waiter was great and food was as expected.

                                                    17. SM

                                                      StephenM

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Had the French dip and wife had the spicy Mexican shrimp. Very good.

                                                    18. c

                                                      chipsalz

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                      In my opinion, the quality of the food and presentation went bye-bye.. The service was EXCELLENT. Had not been here since pre-Covid and I'm not sure what the shortage of labor might mean to whom is buying the ingredients and plating the food. If not for our waiter team and party of 7, I'd of 100% asked to speak to the manger about overall quality.

                                                    19. r

                                                      russellc

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very well done dinner. Waitress was professional while training a new employee. Overall it was a great meal with adequate pricing.

                                                    20. T

                                                      Teso

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food, wonderful service, thank you Adam. Oh, and perfect martini.

                                                    21. E

                                                      Ellehcim

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I’ve dined at Paul Martin (Irvine Spectrum) many times; this time, to celebrate my birthday. Ryan P. was attentive and friendly.

                                                    22. M

                                                      Megan

                                                      St. Louis

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                      Very expensive, small portions. Food didn’t taste that great, was just okay

                                                    23. WE

                                                      WELLDONE

                                                      Orange County

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything was “BETTER THAN GREAT”! Held a relaxed business meeting while enjoying several items off of the express lunch menu. Server was over the top and attended to our every need. Smiles all around the table!!

                                                    24. C

                                                      Crystal

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Beautiful Restaurant, delicious drinks and lovely service!

                                                    25. SM

                                                      SusanM

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always great service, great food, and priced right.

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Diego

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                      Food is below average at best. Won’t be back

                                                    27. OC

                                                      OCFOODIE

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Took my Mother for her birthday. We had a wonderful meal. Our server, Carolyn was amazing. We weren't rushed and were able to enjoy our dinner. The warm butter cake was absolutely delicious!

                                                    28. G

                                                      Greg

                                                      Palm Springs

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent! It’s always a great experience going to Paul Martin’s. The food is fantastic in the service is top notch.

                                                    29. RS

                                                      RichardS

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Came in for the prix fixe menu for the prime rib dinners for Easter. My wife and I were also celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. The food and service was great.

                                                    30. MJ

                                                      MyrtleJ

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                      It took a long before someone would waiting on us ever received a refill

                                                    31. JS

                                                      JudithS

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      My family enjoyed our Easter dinner at Paul Martin’s American Grill. Food was delicious. The service was excellent and the price was reasonable. Our experience makes this one of our favorite restaurants. Will definitely return.

                                                    32. DB

                                                      DebB

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall2food1service4ambience2

                                                      We requested outside on reservation and was told that was not a guarantee when we got there. Was placed in the side front of restaurant. The server was great, we heard that 2 cooks called in sick. Our food was not good. Steak ribeye was chewy and well done when ordered medium……fish was cooked too well. We very disappointed ☹️

                                                    33. M

                                                      Mariano

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                      Had reservations 3 weeks before, it took more than an hour for the food to arrive after the order was taken. Staff kept apologizing for short staff. If that's the case, management should have had projected and declined some reservations. Noticed upset other diners waiting for food. Not good.

                                                    34. CE

                                                      CarlaE

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                      I love Paul Martins, go there quite often, will continue to go. However yesterday was a disaster. They were short of staff. Got our food cold and over an hour later. This is not indicative of Paul Martins, but yesterday they struggled. Problems happen this I know, but being a high end restaurant they need to plan on problems like this.

                                                    35. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Baja California Sur

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service2ambience5

                                                      We arrived at 12:45. It took 30mins for our mimosas to come. It took exactly 2 hours for our food to come out. I spoke with a manager after 2 hours of waiting and she said it was next up and gave a complimentary champagne bottle. Some of our food was cold. I will say the server was friendly but 2 hours for our food to come out is ridiculous. We will not be returning and I would not recommend there.

                                                    36. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                      Easter brunch and it was terrible - apparently short staffed but very unhappy with overall experience

                                                    37. MT

                                                      MerrickT

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                      Unfortunately due to the labor shortage, wait time was longer than normal. The food preparation was also affected. My poached eggs were hard boiled 😩. Staff was courteous and apologetic of the unusual wait times. I have dined at Paul Martin's before with excellent customer service and food preparation. Hopefully as normal staffing returns the high quality dining experience that Paul Martin's is known for will be restored.

                                                    38. LS

                                                      LynnS

                                                      Orange County

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Great place for Easter brunch. Everything was good except hour wait for food due to short staffing.

                                                    39. RZ

                                                      RandyZ

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                      Food came out wrong and cold. I usually like the food. It wasn't even busy.

                                                    40. JR

                                                      JulingtonResident

                                                      Orange County

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      40 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                      It took almost an hour to get our food, and the restaurant was pretty much empty when we arrived. My order wasn’t even correct by the time the food arrived.

                                                    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 4.3 stars by 2626 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                    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

                                                    • 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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