Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
grilled chicken breast or grilled steelhead salmon, mixed greens, artichoke hearts, red peppers, tomato, red onion, avocado, herbed croutons, lemon basil vinaigrette
pan-seared, herb marinaded chicken, mashed potatoes, croutons, savory jus
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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
It was great
Food quality has gone downhill. Two separate vegetable orders were soggy, as if they were using frozen vegetables.
Service was pleasant.
Our waiter Jesus was excellent
David was our waiter for the 2nd time & he did an outstanding job taking care of us! We hope to see him again soon for our next special date night!
Great service, very friendly staff
My “brick” chicken was undercooked, virtually no glaze or crust, small, tough and the sauce had almost no taste and had just three halves of cherry tomato.
Just plain terrible. The house salad is so small it is a joke and expensive for what was served. Because the floor, walls and ceiling is concrete the noise level was awful..you had t scream to be heard.
Service was slow. 5 of 7 ordered the bar b que pork ribs. Two of the orders requested barbque sauce on the side. Both orders arrived with sauce on them. Two orders were very dry and not moist. My order had a nice portion stacked on top of the second portion that was totally unfit to eat nor appetizing, it was not fit to feed to a dog. Over cooked and fatty at best.?
We brought these issues to the waiters attention who referred the manager to us, The female manager spoke to us and saw our dishes. She then said she would deduct the meals from our bill. When the bill arrived we noticed that the 3 meals had not been deducted and when we brought that to the managers attention she stated that she was told she could not deduct anything from our bill.
We had been regular frequenters of Paul Martin’s but after this, never again. Buyer beware! Poor way to manage a business or to treat customers.!
Requested outside - which they gave us. But a large party of 10 were quite loud. The hostess graciously accommodated our request to move indoors where it was much quieter. Also, that gave us a terrific waitress as well!
service was not as good as in the past. Seemed like inexperience waiter. He was very friendly tho.
Server didn’t ask if we were done with appetizer & never offered water for the table. Food & wine was great otherwise
I was very happy and pleased the food was amazing and the waiter was very attentive and the service was amazing and the music was low no to high I recommend coming here and I will definitely come back I’m so happy I chose to come have my husbands birthday dinner here and it was are very first time coming here and the menu had great choices and the price was reasonable and not over priced at all I was so happy with that and I ordered a sangria they did not have on the menu and it was amazing not to strong and not to sweet just perfect.
Delicious salmon sandwich with sweet potato fries. Great waiter. No rush lunch with a friend. Had a great time.
Great ambiance, super Asian chicken salad! Requested outdoor, but large noisy group sent us inside. Waiters kindly sat us at a quiet indoor table where we enjoyed a delicious lunch.
Jesus was an excellent server. He got it right! Thank you Jesus! We both had the Special, prime rib prix fixe. Generous salad with AVOCADO, yum, prime rib & buttery mashed potatoes, generous portion just like the old days, only misstep was the not so yummy cheesecake, OK. Got your e-mail this promo will be over tomorrow! No please keep it on the menu! Please think about bringing back the ice cream & wonderful shortbread to replace the so-so cheesecake. Thank you for the delicious prime rib dinner. Just as good as two or three owners (Xavier) ago. Thank q for seating us outdoors, unfortunately there was a large loud party (still worth it!)
Food was great. Server couldn’t care less.
Great place with fast service. and nice outdoor seating.
Service was very slow. Food was great as always.
Food is mediocre
we sat outside and it was great. Service could have been better. we got the food before our drinks... hmmm.
We had great service and food. Sat outside on a nice day and they managed out large group well.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner and had a fabulous time! My Skinny Cosmo was great with the steal head salmon to the butter pound cake dessert! He had the brick chicken followed by cheese cake! We totally enjoyed our time and definitely over indulged!!
Great choice for our anniversary dinner. Comfortable and delicious! Ordered the Raspberry Mule which was a great spin from the Moscow Mule! Calamari was nice and crispy. Short ribs left us speechless - so tender it melted in our mouths. The steelhead salmon was perfectly flaky with bits of bacon and caramelized onions. We also ordered a side of brussels sprouts, which had so much flavor and paired well with the short ribs! We had no choice but to share our entrees since they were so delicious.
Love this place! Food and drinks were delicious and service was awesome. Now that I'm in San Mateo, this is going to be my go to! They had me at delicious food, but it's also super easy to get to and tons of parking. A friend and I shared the salt and pepper shrimp, wedge salad, and the short ribs, and we also had a salty dog and some cadillac margaritas. All were super delicious! Will be back soon!
Absolutely Amazing Service and Experience
Returned to Paul Martin's for the first time since the pandemic. Food and drinks were outstanding along with the service. They have not missed a beat!! We felt very safe and everything was clean and sanitized. We'll be returning again soon.
Excellent brunch spot for friends and/or family. Lots of space
Had the Prime Rib Special. Great food, great value.
Outside is really just inside with different walls, if you're concerned about COVID and airflow. Otherwise, a great experiance - not too crowded midday Monday, excellent service and good distancing from other tables.
Our server Manuel was incredible!! And very patient!! The ENTIRE STAFF made my day!!!❤️ Thank you Emily Manuel and the manager whose name I cannot remember at the moment
Great ambiance! Impeccable service! But most of all, delicious food!!!!
We will definitely be back!!!
Over all not satisfactory.
Waiters did not know of prime rib dinner special
Order was taken wrong
Half the food was cold
Soft drinks were flat
Crispy brussel sprouts were greasy and burnt tasting
Almost child size portion of prime rib
Forgot the horseradish with the dinner
We were served individual bottles of soft drinks
The prime rib tasted good
The bread was great
Chocolate cake was great
We were comp'd a slice of cake for our annniversary
Cold food is unacceptable.
It is very uncomfortable to send back cold food. Everyone else is eating dinner and cold plate is either reheated or remade.
The service has always been pleasant and mostly attentive. The food and drink selections are also good. I really enjoy the consistency of the quality and taste of their food.
Food was good! Had dinner with friend we hadn’t seen in a while and it was a very relaxing dinner. We didn’t feel rushed at all!!
The only problem I had was the restaurant allowing dogs to accompany their family. There should be some consideration given to customers who may have allergies. If you can’t keep your pets at home, then the maybe the owners need to stay at home.
I ate a (generous portion) of well cooked salmon and quinoa - it was delicious!
Our service was right on spot and the steak salad was an incredible lunch
Food was delicious. Drinks were perfect. Always a good experience
Incredible flat bread with the carmelized onions, arugula and cheddar cheese
So yummy - and the wine prices at hippy hour are great -
The service was excellent
Great date night
Outdoor seating was more like indoor with the windows on one side half open.
We went for a Sunday evening dinner. The place wasn't at all crowded, but I suspect the post Covid shortage of restaurant workers is affecting them. Once we got the service started, though, our server was really good and very friendly. We had a fried calamari appetizer. They're good, but not as bit and tender as they used to be. More breading lately? I had the brick chicken - excellently prepared and I substituted mashed for fried sweet potatoes - a good choice. My husband had the skirt steak - it was good, but a bit tough (I know skirt steak can be tough, but at these prices I want the not tough skirt steak) with a side of cauliflower that was good, but overly salty. The bread was good. The drink I had was well made, and the wine was good. The dessert was a very small piece of cheesecake, which I comment on because typically everything else here is big portions.
The overall experience at Paul Martin is consistent, good food, good service and nice staff. But the prices are really, really high for what you get. As high as some Michelin Star rated restaurants in the area, and that's where I got to four stars and not five. It's a very good restaurant that is about, in my opinion, 20% over-priced for what you get. And as a Peninsula dweller, I am familiar with expensive! :)
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Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo is rated 4.3 stars by 2576 OpenTable diners.
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