Paul Martin's - Austin

4.6
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Be it a succulent filet mignon or flavorful marinated skirt steak, Paul Martin’s American Grill in Austin is serving classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our premium beef, chicken and seafood are mesquite grilled over a live fire to ensure a perfect sear every time. Located in the Domain NORTHSIDE, our lively bar is the ideal venue to gather with friends and try a few of our extensive wines by the glass while sharing a plate of tacos.

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
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TWoodley
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Great

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dirty martini I had was the best dirty martini I’ve had in like 5 years...Kudos to the bartender!!! The spinach artichoke dip was fantastic. Then the Buttercake was to die for!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was nice food was good!

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RobertP
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, but a little pricey. Overall a good experience.

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vipMollyM
Austin
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our service was meh… server took way too long to stop over and check-in with us on a regular basis (as we watched tables next to us have wonderful service) We had to ask a different server for assistance with an order and basically were told she wasn’t our server… (not great customer service). Food and drinks were great. Service was lacking. We made a reservation for 5. As we were wrapping up at 6:20 the hostess actually came over and asked us to leave since the next party was ready to be seated. This was incredibly rude. Seriously need to work on your customer service overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipLarsW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and atmosphere. Just the right place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Lars! This is great to see. I am pleased to hear that you and your significant other were able to come into our space at Paul Martin's and celebrate. We appreciate the positive review and support. Thank you! -Kris

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RandyK
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Martin's is one of my go-to restaurants in Austin when I want a good meal with good company. Always top-notch.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Randy! We appreciate the shout out and the support alike. Next time you are around be sure to ask for me so I can introduce myself. Thanks again and have great night! -Kris.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have eaten here before and the food is always good. I think I just got the wrong dish this time.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 2 days ago

Good evening! Thank you for reaching out and I apologize you did not agree with what you had. Next time you are in the area please let me know and I'd be delighted to make sure you have something you can enjoy. Thanks again, Kris!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server extremely inattentive. Forgot to put in our order. Waited over an hour for food.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi, Marcia! I have reached out directly. I apologize in advance for your unpleasant experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Kris!

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RobiRoi
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice meal with family. Service was great. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great steaks

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu is absolutely worth it (the regular priced menu appears it would be too and I’d come back for that, I saw a lot of delicious dishes walked past our table, but this was our first time and just FYI for those on a budget) our waiter Mark was extremely nice, courteous, and totally on the ball, he totally made our experience. Would come here again and can’t wait to!

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Kris Day | Operating Partner - Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good but way over priced. Service was pretty average and doesn’t match the price point at all .

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback on how we're doing! We appreciate everyone who takes the time to review their dining experience with us! Take care. -Kris

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday. It was a busy Saturday night, but the service was good. No wait for our reservation either.

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vipDonRafael
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the food pricey in comparison to its competition. The best value is at happy hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food and drinks were good as always but we felt like we were rushed throughout the whole meal and happy hour menus were not offered to us unless we asked about it. Disappointing about the experience.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi. Thank you for reaching out. I apologize you felt rushed throughout your meal. The goal is to be taken care of in a timely manner, without feeling rushed, so I am sorry about that. Depending on seating situations at the restaurant, during any given time, we do not automatically give out happy hour menus. I apologize if something else was conveyed. We look forward to seeing you again, please reach out so I can introduce myself. Thanks, Kris!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was an awesome waiter. Food is always great! Had an enjoyable time with my bestie!

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! I'll be sure to let Mark know of your kind words. Kris Day | Operating Partner - Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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KevStan
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. My only complaint is the calamari was greasy & overdone! Caveat Emptor. I was busy hosting a birthday so I didn’t want to complain at the time but I’ve kept my receipt & I’ll be back to talk to the manager.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Good afternoon! Thank you for your feedback and I apologize the calamari was not what you were accustomed to, nor what we stand for. I'd love to make it right for you on your next visit. Please reach out so I can introduce myself. Have a great day. -Kris

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TravisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately the food and drinks have gone downhill over the last couple years.

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Julie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks!

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Dear Julie, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Kris Day | Operating Partner -Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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PaulQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best experience I have had at a restaurant in a long time. The food was amazing and the wait staff was very helpful and attentive. Would easily recommend to anyone.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 2 days ago

Dear PaulQ, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Kris Day | Operating Partner - Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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vipMollyM
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall our experience was great until the bill came and our waiter was extremely odd and rude. We requested to have the Bill split in 2 and he took both credit cards. He then proceeded to hold up our female friend’s credit card and say something like “check out this card, this is a good card”. This was extremely rude and obnoxious and utterly unprofessional. Who holds up a card and shows it to other patrons if it’s heavier or seems more valuable? It’s incredibly obnoxious. We enjoyed the food, however this service indicates your team requires better training for your servers.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi, Molly! I hope you are doing well. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know about your experience. I apologize for the behavior you experienced. This sounds like an isolated issue and a coaching moment that we have taken full advantage of, so it does not happen again. We hope so see you return and please reach out when you do so, I'd love to introduce myself. Thanks, Kris.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a fun night and festive ambiance with it being graduation weekend! The service was immaculate,

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 2 days ago

Dear TaylorS, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Kris Day | Operating Partner - Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.
Excellent service.
Great ambiance.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Excellent, thank you for your positive feedback from your recent visit to Paul Martin's Austin Grill. We are delighted that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Kris Day | Operating Partner - Paul Martin's Austin Grill

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Austinite59
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager and our Server ( I’m sorry I forget their names!) made us feel very welcome. We were a party of 10. Very accommodating. I enjoyed the deviled eggs and Harvest salad!

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YuriS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, always wanted to go there and it didn’t fall short on expectations.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 27, 2021

Hi, Yuri! Thank you for reaching out and shedding some light into your experience. I do apologize if you were caught off guard by our closing time and I can understand that. Although we do close daily at 10:00 pm right now, one should not shy away from making a reservation within our business hours. We will do everything necessary to ensure our guest have a great time, regardless of what time the reservation is for. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! -Kris

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TerriM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, a little pricey for the amount but that’s expected in this type of restaurant. Our waiter was great and we enjoyed the meal and will definitely be back!

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 27, 2021

Hi, Terri! So cool to see you had a great time at Paul Martin's. We are grateful for your support and appreciate the kind words. Thank you and take! -Kris

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really good. Have been there before when it was over the top good, and even though this time wasn’t quite AS good, it was still well worth it. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone!

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CGTX
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service given how busy they are and how difficult it is to staff/hire right now

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 27, 2021

Hi! Thank you so much for the support. Times are definitely different but we are getting back and thanks to our valued guests like yourself. We greatly appreciate you and look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Kris!

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SharonE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like this restaurant! The food was great and they even gave us extra mashed potatoes when one order was incorrect for the 'side'. They have good choices for different tastes and prices.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 27, 2021

Hi, Sharon! Thank you for your kind review. I apologize that we made a mistake and thank you for allowing us to make it right. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Kris!

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EsssEsss
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My visit was an early lunch just as the pandemic restrictions were easing so the restaurant was uncrowded and relaxed.

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vipJandJ
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! And our bartender, Brie, is awesome!

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JulieN
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This trip to Paul Martin's was one of our Brunches out since the lock down last March. We sat on the patio and there were very few other costumers on this particular morning. (The tables are not really separated for social distancing in or out, so if that concerns you, you may need to request a certain area where they can accommodate that desire.) It started pouring while we were there and the waiters promptly lowered the shades and moved us to a different table so we would not get splashed with new set ups and coffees, even though we were almost at the end of our meal. The food was excellent, although the pre-fix brunch menu seemed a bit pricey. Overall I highly recommend Paul Martins and their happy hour, if you up for that, has a fantastic menu! The food is farm to table with all Texas suppliers, so no fake bar food here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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GinaC
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing, the food is delicious, nice wine and the best butter cake ever!!!

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hey, Gina! Sounds like you had a great time and thank you for the feedback. The butter cake sure is a hit, glad you were able to try it. Thanks again for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again, soon! Thank you, Kris!

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vipSusanS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre experience. The waiter did a poor job of pacing the meal and all the food (appetizers, salad and entrees) suddenly came out all at once. The food was mediocre at best. I did not eat my salmon because it was slathered in Dijon mustard - an ingredient that was not listed on the menu. Probably will not return.

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IndiaB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried this place on Mother’s Day and i was hooked! I came back with my lover and we had a wonderful time!!! Please try this place.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hello! Thank you for the positive feedback, we appreciate it! Glad you were able to have an enjoyable time and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Kris!

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MrMikie
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first visit there and the food was fantastic. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and scenery. Only wish our waitress would have catered to us more often. During our visit which last over an hour we saw her twice after our orders were taken. Overall great experience and future visits are planned.

Paul Martin's - Austin
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hello! Glad to hear that you had a nice experience. Apologies the server was not around as much, we will take that into consideration and thanks for the feedback. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again, soon! Thanks, Kris.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went fir Mother’s Day dinner. They were put fo salad which was weird. Service was bad, food was fair. Wanted to like it but maybe caught them on bad night.

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Paul Martin's - Austin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Paul Martin's - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 953-8800.

Paul Martin's - Austin is rated 4.6 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

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