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Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo

4.0
1714 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
31st ave/El Camino Real
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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
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined a day 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 😔

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vipfreqdiner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 2 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 3 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.

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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.

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Theresa (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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MusicMarl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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Lizzy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day

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Higgi (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We took our granddaughters there for Valentines Day. They loved the french fries and hamburger. The fruit that comes with it was fresh. Apples outstanding.

Our meal was nice as well. Server seemed a little preoccupied or maybe had too many tables. But our food was warm when we got it.

Thank you for making our day special.

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vipStefi2015 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was great. Food was great. Victoria was our serveur one of our two faves! Fiance had HH burger and Hogue red. I had the Fried Chick Special, salad was huge and included avocados! yum, was able to eat two pcs of the delicious fried chick and a bit of the mashed potatoes (took the rest to go) had to save room for the campfire sundae. Have to say prefer the one scoop of pistachio ice cream and TWO shortbreads. The marshmallow TOO sweet for me. Ashley stopped by. We like the casual atmosphere of the bar booth. Too bad we'll have to get formal and go to the DR where Ashley is one of these days. NOTE to Hostess: Please remember to check off OT reservation. Just happened to look at my emails after dinner & noticed I was an OT NO show! Manager (older gentleman) was there but did not swing by. NBD

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Burger was excellent but the salmon taco had the tortilla
Tearing apart Chicken with quinoa was delicious.

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vipsrmusicman (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Quality of service and food seem to be on the decline. The grilled artichoke was served at room temperature with the exception of a few chilled sections. Overall it’s A decent experience. But not as good as it has been. Prices are too high for the quality of food a service. We will think twice before returning.

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beedee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

A little pricey, but good honest food in an attractive setting.

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MeganM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The steak and French onion soup were yummy. I asked for a simple side salad and the waiter said the menu changed and didn’t have a side salad option and pointed to a $13 salad. Was disappointed in the waiters service the whole time we were there, didn’t seem like he cared to take care of us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It's the second time we've been here. We had a good time the first time, but my husband was disappointed with the service and thought the menu was quite "pricey." He probably won't want to return, but I liked it!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here for date with my husband. He received a gift card for his birthday. Had nice time, little noisy. Service was good, could have been better.

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vipherethereeverywhere (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A first at PM...A less than stellar experience. On a Friday night, there was no Anchor Steam & the replacement was the worst I've ever had. Then there was a French dip sandwich that lacked any taste...how do you do this? As usual&luckily, the roasted chicken & potatoes were delicious.

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vipChippy23 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Lunch date using our redeemed $20 from Open Table. Food and service were excellent, as expected. Will be back! :)

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