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Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo

1714 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Whether you’re chatting over a flavorful roasted chicken salad or sipping a merlot as your hand-cut blackened ribeye is mesquite grilled over a live fire, Paul Martin’s American Grill is the ideal place to impress or decompress. Located in the Hillsdale Shopping Center, our restaurant offers classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Sink into plush seating in our polished yet welcoming dining room and experience the remarkable hospitality that makes dining with us an event.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
MON - THUR: 11 AM - 10 PM
FRI - SAT: 11 AM - 11 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 9 PM
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Phone number
(650) 212-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
31st ave/El Camino Real
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Parking details
Free parking lot
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1714 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

We dined on a Monday nite, when there is a promotional $65 per couple wine & dinner pairing. We were treating another couple and the waitress kept reminding us that we would be charged an upgrade for items not included. After telling (Ashley)we did NOT care about these extra charges, she continually reminded us that we would be charged for these extra upgrades. So annoying! If PM is so concerned about the confusion, they should just clearly state on the menu what is on or off limits! It was so embarrassing 😔

vipfreqdiner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food wasn’t very good. We had tuna and halibut that were both over cooked. Halibut was fishy and dry at the same time and the tuna was over cooked even though we asked for rare. The ribs were flat out cold. I understand they cook them ahead of time but can’t serve it cold to customers. Ribeye steak was tasty but a bit tough (more than usual). Service was slow and not cohesive. Had to ask for the same thing multiple times.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have been here many times and always had a good meal but this time was very disappointing. The service was very slow . The food was OK but not as good as usual. My friends entree was supposed to have chicken in it but did not. The manager did take the charge off the bill which was very nice but my friend was disappointed in her meal. The service was not up to par. i will go back because I have always like this restaurant and i understand everyone can have an off night.

Linda (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was over the top. However, the food felt short of expectations.
Kale Caesar salad was drenched in overpowering dressing. The fish in the tacos was overcooked. The accompanying vegetable added not much flavor. Desserts were overly sweet.

Theresa (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food wasn't what you'd expect for the price and the quality was poor. Service was good very friendly staff.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not a bad spot. Wait staff seemed under staffed, so there was a little wait. Would go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I ordered steaks and both of our steaks were significantly under cooked, almost raw. Had to send it back and wait quite a while. My wife’s steak came back burnt. I ended up getting sick that night, likely from the food. Would not recommend!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was great although I was initially given someone else's meal. Bit it was quickly resolved.

MusicMarl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We chose Paul Martin’s American Grille for our Valentine’s Day outing. The food was excellent as always. The ambience is Good though the staff could be a bit less formal. We eat here with friends when we want to show our guests a good time.

Lizzy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day