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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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4.0

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4.1

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3.7

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (21)
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Bar Seating (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Casual (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Romantic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Seasonal (3)
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Live Sports (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Enjoyed the Monday wine dinner specials.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Have been coming here from the day they opened - quality and service have declined. Have mentioned it to them many times.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been coming to PM since their opening and we considered them our go to restaurant. But I must say that Saturday night was very disappointing. New menu, higher prices and lower quality of food. If you are going to offer chicken tenders for a child make sure they aren’t too spicy that they can’t eat them. Everything from the fish tacos to the brick chicken was sub-par for PM. It will be sometime before we return and that is very unfortunate.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food/grill is clearly mediocre at a price point roughly comparable with Sundance Steak House, which is consistently excellent. Service is the biggest problem. More than once, the host stand has had folks chatting to one another appearing disinterested in patrons. Servers have little understanding of the menu items and the wine list is a mystery. The only thing Paul Martin's has going for it that is special is that it's easy to get to and park. Whoever runs the service team must be a relative of the owner.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Surprisingly good. Had the Chicken Winter bow, very hot, flavorful, great veggies. Was there for business and will go back next trip.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

When the server was unaware of how to make my drink and took 10 minutes locating the manager, the manager finally came and asked me what it was. He then took 10 more minutes to figure out the drink. At no point did the manager take ownership and apologize for tardiness. I look for the onsite manager to take ownership and solve the problem quickly.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was very spotty the night we ate here. We had to keep looking for the server.
The steak was too salty & the restaurant ran out of warm fudge & icecream!!
The seats at the table were really low & not comfortable at all.
Not such a great experience for the 6 of us.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had the private room which was great. The food was good, the waiter was good, and the wine was good. However, it TOOK forever. 50 minutes for main dishes, 30 minutes to get water, and 15 minutes to get credit card back. Service/speed is not worth the price. Not coming back to this location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great please awesome burger, there are other resturnats nearby but Paul Martini's shines

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I've eaten here several times because it's got a nice atmosphere and menu is good, but I have to say that in retrospect, it's almost always underwhelmed. Mostly b/c I think the food tends to be underseasoned. Had the short ribs and cauliflower recently and both were pretty bland.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The service here is horrendous. Every time I come I am reminded why I should go somewhere else. The food is thoroughly mediocre. If you like chicken you are out of luck, there is only 1 chicken dish on the menu. The steaks are very overpriced for the quality. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

Tags: Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for my Father-in-laws 92 Birthday, had reservations at 7 but they accommodated our request to change to 5:30 at the last minute, even though we were a party of 7. Service was perfect and menu had a variety of options so that everyone's dietary concerns were easily met. The atmosphere was classy and comfortable, we could not have been more pleased. We are from Seattle but will make sure that when we are in town that this place is a solid choice as well as the rest of the group who are more local will enjoy without us.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

New menu and food was amazing! Except for the hostess who was incredibly snarky the staff was nearly perfect. Whoever that hostess was has got to go ... we almost walked out because of her rude behavior. So glad we didn’t!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was horrible. Food was bad. Service was terrible. Place was full of smoke from the salmon they were cooking and the smell was unbearable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The kitchen was not prepared to handle a New Years Eve dinner, they ran out of the specials early. We were very disappointed and looked forward to the specials we saw on their website for that evening. They threw together what they had left of one of their specials, we had to send it make it was awful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Poor service and no special’s at 7:00

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

High quality food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service great, food great, wine list great, chicken was a little dry for my taste but overall great. Will be returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN I CHOOSE "ENERGETIC" I MEAN TOOO NOISY ;(

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very noisy even at 5:30pm. Service was spotty.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very good experience ; good food. It happened to be a quiet Sunday time, so conversation was easy as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating our 45th anniversary. The food was superb, the service perfect but the level of noise absolutely unbearable - coming from the kitchen and from the diners

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I was taking friends out to dinner for a special occasion for the holidays. The service was great but the $43 steak I ordered was sinewy and this really affected the overall impression, sadly.
I did not make a fuss, I did not complain as my friends expressed that their meals were great. I wanted everything to be perfect.
I thought long and hard about leaving a review, but I decided it would be good constructive criticism.
It may put me off to going to Paul Martins in future, or at least from ordering the steak.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The menu offers a nice variety so it can be difficult to choose. Asked our server (Juan G.) for some recommendations. His appetizer choice was the Fried Calamari..which he described perfectly and was delicious. For the entree he suggested the “brick” chicken. Again spot on!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was a perfectly adequate meal. But the cost said it was great. Not a good bargain in my book.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Big shout out to our server Victor. He was the best, attentive, warm, and very flexible. We had such a great time. Next time we will have to ask specifically for Victor! He made our night!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Uriel was so kind and accommodating to 4 wild women! He deserves a raise!
Would have preferred a table not to close to a door-was chilly at times.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

Paul Martin has consistently been good overall. Their service and food speak for itself. It is definitely my go-to when I want to meet with friends and a location is nearby.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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