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About Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View

At Paul Martin’s American Grill, you’ll savor every bite of our hand-cut marinated skirt steak or “brick” chicken, or our fresh fish tacos, all seared on our live fire mesquite grill. If you’re hungering for classic American fare made from the highest quality ingredients available, Paul Martin’s will satisfy your cravings. Located in the San Antonio Center in Mountain View, our restaurant boasts a convivial atmosphere ideal for entertaining friends and colleagues.

545 San Antonio Rd., Suite 31
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
MON - THUR: 11 AM - 10 PM
FRI - SAT: 11 AM - 11 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 9 PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 917-9941

Website:
http://paulmartinsamericangrill.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking structure

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.0

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4.1

value

3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (21)
Casual (20)
Good for a Date (20)
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Business Meals (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Lunch (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We chose Paul Martin's for our office party and was not disappointed. We were given a room off the main area that accommodated all 9 of us and it was great! Everyone loved the food. As the only vegan, I was very impressed with the warm quinoa salad. This was my only choice however so I would recommend more vegan dishes and ESPECIALLY a vegan dessert choice. Coconut ice cream and dark chocolate hot fudge is really easy to provide and so yummy!! Thanks for a great experience!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We have loved this place. But last night my husband's salad with salmon was bad. The salmon was almost inedible...watery and jusst bad. Way too much dressing on the salad. The rest of us had good food...great fish tacos. very expensive for the food not to be consistently good.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I've eaten at Paul Martin's at least 20 times, but the other night they were not up to their usual levels of service. We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation and the hostess said it would be 30 minutes before they would be able to seat us (even with the reservation). We thus went to the bar, ordered a drink and bumped into some friends there. We also ordered an appetizer which came out really fast. After 25 minutes (10 after our reservation) we went back to remind the hostess who knew where we were by that time) but there still was no table available. About 5 minutes later the restaurant began clearing out and there were numerous tables opening up. Still no notice hostess. After another 10-15 minutes (now 30 minutes past our reservation time) I went back to the hostess and she said she could seat us now. She then lead us to a small two-top back by the kitchen and not one of the 3-4 open tables available in bar area.

Once we sat down the waiter promptly came by, took our order. Our drinks and bread came out in a proper time however our food was no where to be seen. After 45 minutes we waived down a busser who got our waiter. He apologized for the kitchen and said our order was entered at the same time as a 20-top and it'd be a few more minutes. He did comp another drink for us, but by this time we were hungry. After another 15 minutes (now 60 after being seated and 90 minutes after our reservation time) our food finally came.

What we thought was going to be a relatively quick and nice Friday Night Dinner turned out to be an entire evening experience. I'll give Paul Martin's another chance however, if the service remains like we experienced the other night, I'll choose to take my dining dollars elsewhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We were here for a birthday dinner, and for the first time in a dozen visits, the experience was disappointing. My entree was wrong and the birthday girl’s skirt steak was delivered cold. It took them forever to correct the problem. The manager was apologetic and adjusted the bill, but overall we wished we had gone elsewhere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a smile and felt like a valued customer. Our hostess was delightful as well as our waiter. The food was absolutely delicious, hot to the table and everyone was working hard. Definitely coming back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service was terrible. Obviously, there must have been a shortage of staff. My soup was served with the entree, this after a long wait to order and an even longer wait for food. I would not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service, food, and ambience are all delightful. Very friendly, knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The chairs were way too low for the table. Or the table was too high for the chairs. It made it very awkward to sit at the table. Food was great and our server was friendly. Maybe we’ll sit at a booth next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This was a bad night. A friend wanted to take us to dinner and I chose this since we've had good experiences in the past. Our server didn't understand any of the cocktails we ordered, when they did come they were crazy strong and we had to order mixers on the side. Our host was very excited about the prime rib, apparently the meat was unacceptable to the kitchen so he ordered the filet. It was the saddest filet we've ever seen, maybe an inch thick and not as raw as he had ordered. They were also out of the ice cream that he ordered, to be fair they ran next door and brought some back for him but it wasn't very good. Although two of our meals were good, I was so embarrassed that I brought him here. He's used to very fine dining and this was just not up to par. Our server was nice but very inexperienced and the overall service, even with the manager coming to our table and apologizing, was not great.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The table was next to the door. The staff would hold the door open even though it cause the cold air to come in. Two of our guests had to wear their jackets.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent as always....

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I ordered my ribeye to be cooked as medium rare, but it came out as well done and cool. The second round was cooked to medium rare, but lack taste. It was advertised as a prime cut, but it was far from that. The restaurant seemed to be overrun with large parties. It appeared it could not handle the load. Still no excuse.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Paul Martin's, but unfortunately, I can't leave an outstanding review this time around. When I first called to make the reservations, I made sure the waiter/waitress would bring my parents an anniversary dessert. The response was they normally only do so for birthdays, but of course, they would accommodate. The day of the reservation, I called again to make sure the dessert would be ready to go. The response was yes, my parents would be getting an ice cream and shortbread cookie dessert. Sadly, my parents did not receive a dessert at all. I'm not sure who dropped the ball, but since this was my parents' 30th anniversary dinner from me and my sister, we were quite disappointed, to say the least.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First off, I was late and they were still able to accommodate me. I had requested a table and they only had a booth open at that time, instead of making me wait, another customer wanted a booth and had actually just been seated at a table, one of the managers on duty asked if she wanted a booth one was now available and she was happy to move and there was my table! He did not have to go through all that trouble for me, but he did and it was so much appreciated! The food was fantastic. The portions of the sides were a bit small but very tasty. A fabulous dinner on my Anniversary - what more could you ask for!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and drink quality seems to have deteriorated the last year. Calamari appetizer was highlight of the meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome ribeye steak. Butcher board needs a lot of work (hardly any cheese). Banana cream pie to die for. Will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I always have a Fabulous Time at Paul Martin's!!!! That's why I chose Paul Martin's for My Good Friend's Birthday Ladies Night Out Dinner. We had an Amazing time. Kyle was the Best from the minute we walked in to treating us to a Lemon Drop shot and always checking to see if we were doing okay.

Thanks again for a GREAT Ladies Night Out Dinner for my Friend's Birthday!!!!

Rachel M. Bickerstaff
415.264.7216

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were sad to discover that they had discontinued their Sunday brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really want this restaurant to succeed - the atmosphere is beautiful and the food is very good. But our service on Saturday night was exceedingly slow. There were several large parties, but otherwise it was not very busy. From getting water, to our food service, we were waiting a long time for service. I hope this is not the regular mode of the restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Braised short rib was tendon but TOO salty

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I originally had a terrible experience trying to eat there with their reservation only thing they have. I took it as an insult. But after going and seeing the great service it's completely changed my view on things there

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been here several times. Love the environment. Sometimes ok to good. Not this time. French dip, stale bread, beef not flavorful, horseradish sauce no zip, Au jus was good, fries super salty. Fish tacos, ok. Nothing special. People there are great. Too bad.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Both my wife's and my meals were outstanding making the experience pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I got a $60 gift card for this restaurant and I am a vegetarian but I eat fish. They did not have much options for any of my dietary needs. I had the fish tacos and it was so so. My friend got the mushroom burger and he said it was good. Their wine menu is very good. The service was pretty nice, I love the look and the feel of the dinning. However, since I am a vegetarian I would not go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had made reservations. When we arrived, she didn't ask if we had them, or didn't seem to care that I had made them. She just asked how many, and directed us to a table. Grant you it wasn't busy, yet it was a very ho hum welcome.

Our server started off great, then kind of dwindled off after the order was taken.
Food was good. Our server gave recommendations, yet again, there wasn't any real follow-up.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great wine list and reasonably priced. The tomato basil soup was phenomenal! Everything else was good as usual too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good and our host was great. He gave us an excellent selection with wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A reliable lunch spot with good options and an attractive location - good for business meetings as well as for a beer after work.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was a Sunday evening business dinner. We were seated at a booth so it was relatively quiet. The waiter was very good at describing items on the menu and for recommending wines. Two of us enjoyed our meals. The vegetarian option and the salmon were perfectly cooked. I ordered two appetizers, a salad and the salt and pepper fried shrimp. My colleague ordered the braised short ribs. According to him, the meal was not very good. My shrimp were delivered nearly 10 minutes after my friends meals. They were overcooked and I couldn't taste the salt and pepper. The next time I am in Santa Clara, I will likely bypass this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We first discover Paul Martin Restaurants when visiting Scottsdale. We really enjoy the ambience, service and food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was just okay in my opinion. Will probably try somewhere else when looking for a steak dinner. We both ordered steak and all it came with was a heaping pile of mash potatoes. No greens or other sides. For that reason I felt it was very over priced. The happy hour was really good though! There were a lot of different options and small plates. The deviled eggs were my favorite!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was served quickly, but served cold. Food was tasty even though it was not hot. Nice place though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The waiter was slow to come to our table. Waited on several people seated after us prior to greating us at our table. Service was painful, we had to repeatedly request water refills.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We all enjoyed. Sat outside on the patio. Great family dinner

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Terrible service and experience for a very special occasion.

It was my father's 60th birthday, so a very special day. We made reservations for 5:30, arrived on the dot and the table was not ready. They prepared the VIP room for us and seated us around 5:45. Around 10 minutes later, the serving assistant arrived to ask us what we wanted to drink. We asked for water and a few minutes to look at the menus. 20 minutes later, the server arrives and asks us what we want to drink again. 20 minutes after that, the server brings water for half of our table. In summary this is the rest of the night:

50+ minutes to be seated and to get water.
30+ minutes to get order
1.5 hour to receive appetizers
2.5 hours + to receive entrees
3.5 hours total for dinner to conclude

Food was excellent, service was terrible. It cannot take over 50 minutes to just get water. We had small children with us too so you can imagine how difficult this was to try and manage their hunger and exhaustion.

We watched as tables in the main room came, ate, and left by the time we even received our appetizers.

I was very disappointed in how our party was managed and would absolutely not recommend this restaurant to friends especially for special occasions. I was embarrassed by the service and by how we were treated. The server, although kind and apologetic, did not do much to speed up the service. I had to ask twice for my water to be refilled and it was never refilled.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We never got to order...we left after waiting a long time to get service. When we actually had the waiter’s attention the attitude left a lot to be desired.

The waiter asked if we would like anything to drink. My husband asked for water and the waiter said, “Sure” and disappeared for 5-10 minutes. He didn’t even give me a chance to place a drink order.

When he came back to our table with water, he asked if we were ready to order. We asked about specials and he simply said, “Uh, we have a strip steak and halibut.”

We were sorry to bother him and decided to leave.

This was our third visit to this restaurant., so obviously we have liked the food and even the service we previously experienced. The service sets the tone and having such a bad waiter like we did tonight made us feel like the rest of the night would be disappointing.

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 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Nice patio, large portions, great cocktails. Our mains arrived while we were eating out starters. As a result the ribs got cold by the time we were ready to eat then. I pointed this out to staff but they didn't do anything about it.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have brought guests to Paul Martin's at least ten times over the years usually for special occasions...

They are always impressed with the cuisine, service and general convivial atmosphere...

Keep up the good work!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love this restaurant, great place to go hang out with friends--food is excellent and so are the drinks. Banana cream pie is super yum! Service has always exceeded expectations. Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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