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Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo

4.0
1709 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • 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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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 1709 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Theresa 
2.0  Dined 3 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 
4.0  Dined 3 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 
2.0  Dined 3 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

Valentines Day

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Higgi (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 11, 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 9, 2018

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

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MeganM 
4.0  Dined on February 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 3, 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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was horrible.

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vipStefi2015 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

HH Hogue reds, HH chick sand and cheeseburg. My cheeseburg & fries were good. Fiance's fries were room temp. We were able to slide into a booth which was nice. Special thanks to our great serveur Victoria.

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jbird15 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We eat here regularly, have never had a bad meal either for lunch or dinner. Only complaint is it seemed dark or very dim, something we had never noticed. Don't know if that has changed since our last visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Four of us ordered a salad, an entree, and a desert. After a long wait the entree's came. We reminded the waiter we had ordered a salad. He took the entree's back and, after a moderate wait, brought us salads that were so overdressed they were almost uneatable. He brought us back the same entree's which were now overcooked. Then he brought us the bill with an extra charge for an item we did not order. An all together miserable experience. When this restaurant opened it was very good, but each time we have gone back the prices have increased and the experience has suffered. We won't go back.

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