Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena

4.5
1537 Reviews
$30 and under
American
From the first bite of our juicy Classic American Burger to the last slice of artisan cheese in a Butcher’s Board shared with friends, you’ll enjoy every moment spent at Paul Martin’s American Grill in Pasadena. Located in the Shops on Lake Avenue, we serve classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our polished yet welcoming dining room and cheerful bar is the ideal venue for raising a toast to good times.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
What 1537 people are saying
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vipTomD
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for another great dinner.

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NotASnob
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place. Will come back after "Great Plague of 2020" is over

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LouDog
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very clean and safe atmosphere.
Service was lagging a bit.
It took more than 15 minutes to get our drinks to the table.
Food was excellent!! Delicious!!

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vipJessyann23
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hugo makes the best balanced Cadillac Margaritas! He is on shift Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Love chillin' on the patio with three appetizers and couple of margaritas mid evening -I'm set!

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TrishB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Hugo and even Shay stopped by to say hello. Everything was great. It's my favorite place (I live within 3 blocks ) and am so happy to be frequenting it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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BettyeL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paul Martin's is a quality venue. Since patio seating is now to be the 'norm' - the restaurant should consider installing 'bug zappers' to prevent the flies from the eating area. Other than this, the service, and dining menu selection was outstanding. We enjoyed our visit and will plan to dine here, again, in the future.

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KristineS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating. Food was good. Would recommend and come again.

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ArtG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Followed social distancing, and guidelines. Was a very good weather not too hot. The cocktails were amazing, so was the food and service. Will definitely be back.

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vipgf4r
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, patio seating is very nice and the food from drinks to appetizer to salad and our main entree all generous and delicious. This was our second time here and we are looking forward to our next visit.

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vipTomD
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Just happy to get out.

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vipJoAnna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

There was a smell of sulfur/sewage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job of keeping diners safe while offering a wonderful dining experience

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy Paul Martin's. Good food and service. Casual dining and never feel like we are being hurried.

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DanielsS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining here. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. The server, Justin was pleasant and attentive.

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vipEDJO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shortened menu understandably by current circumstances but everything on the menu is delicious and the drinks are top notch.

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vipSarah
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always enjoyed Paul Martin...because I came so frequently, I became familiar with the managers and a few of the staff...unfortunately, the managers changed several times
within a short period of time. Now back to the present time, I support the creativeness that restaurants have found to keep their doors open...so thank you for that! Michael, our server, was very very good, as was our food...my only tiny tiny issue was that when I made the reservations on open table, I noted that we would be celebrating my husband's...it was actually that day...when I checked in, I also reminded the hostess of this who said she would inform our server...BUT, Michael was not made abreast of the occasion so I tried
to discreetly tell him without my husband hearing...but it didn't work. Michael did bring him a dessert but it would have been more celebratory if it had been a total surprise.
It won't keep us from coming back though!

Sharon

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Susirs
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I live around the corner and was excited to see you open again. Was also excited to go back and eat my fav food . Well just so happens the law i wanted was no longer avail , the drink i wanted was no longer avail . Just felt that my bill was 150 and didn’t enjoy anything

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CarlF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Paul Martin's in Pasadena. We dined on the patio due to Covid restrictions. We had early reservations and were able to select our table. We mentioned that it was our ann8and the staff exceeded all expectations in terms of service, food quality and attention to detail. Our Guesr Srrvice Manager, stopped by a few times and provided us with complimentary champagne and a slice of chocolate cake to help celebrate our milestone. We've had many fine meals here, but our experience on July 24th was just amazing. Thank you all so much!

Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
Responded on July 26, 2020

Carl F Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to help you celebrate your anniversary. Hope to see you soon. Guest Service Manger Juan Carlos Solis Pasadena team.

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vipJannette
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
Responded on July 26, 2020

Jannette thank you very much for your review. We are so glad we you loved our food and service. Please let us know how we can help in the future. Juan Carlos Solis Guest Service Manager 626 773-7600

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vipTeaV
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was okay.

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vipEmoho
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside and spaced away from others to stay safe (per Covid). So nice to enjoy a dinner out again!!

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KitKat
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Miss Happy Hour specials but appreciate you be open during the pandemic

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Sherri
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, ambience and service!
Most of us are Starved for a dinner out and a great drink!
It was my last day in Pasadena and a Great one!

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Martika
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. I'm so happened
Paul Martin's reopened! Jesse is a wonderful Manager.

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vipdiner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Kitchen took too long to produce food. Restaurant was half full at 5:30pm Sunday 3/15. Didn’t see waitress for a while. Had to flag hostess to check on order.

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vipWilliamL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is nice place. food is excellent. the bread was extremely tasty. to book a seat is convenient not like Nick's south lake you never can book a seat during 6pm to 8pm. we don't want to go to Nick's any more.

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vipRoqnbird
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am on a very restrictive diet and The server was very accommodating. The manager is always jovial. Thank you!

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vipPlaywright55
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Went for my birthday. I only wish they had more gluten free options including dessert!

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice variety on menu. High quality food and good wine selection.

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Aine
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our group had to send back her ribs as they were a bit fatty. She had had had ribs at happy hour but these were a different cut. The manager was most gracious. She had my friend order something else from the menu, no questions asked. She explained about the difference in the cut. Good customer service. Crab cake appetizers advertised as MD blue were very good. Mostly crab, well prepared. MD blues are not in season yet unless it was frozen from last season but I would order again. French onion soup very good, not too salty. Generous salad served with another's hamburger.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and steaks were awesome. Medium rare to perfection - the rib eye was superb..... the service was great!

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vipEmoho
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was excellent and the food was delicious! My friend enjoyed the salmon burger with sweet potato fries and cocktail combo from your happy hour menu. I had the chimichurri chicken skewers and the delicious cauliflower rice. I am a frequent visitor to Pauls Martins and will continue to be a regular customer! Thanks for always being so great

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vipSylviaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Kayla, was great. Attentive and friendly.

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vippasadenadiner
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been to Paul Martin's many times and have had good meals/food. I would go again, but I do not recommend their prime rib special. I love a good prime rib; this was not prime and more of a "roast beef" cut. The rest of the meal was fine; service good; others may enjoy the prime rib. It just was not up to the quality I would expect---

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TracyC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the prime rib set dinner this past Sunday. Server was very friendly and the food was very good. My only complaint is that it’s a bit dark inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waitress was amazing. My date was amazing

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MrsG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Great food & drinks. Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
77 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena is rated 4.5 stars by 1537 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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