Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena

4.4
1277 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
From the first bite of our juicy Classic American Burger to the last slice of artisan cheese in a Butcher’s Board shared with friends, you’ll enjoy every moment spent at Paul Martin’s American Grill in Pasadena. Located in the Shops on Lake Avenue, we serve classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our polished yet welcoming dining room and cheerful bar is the ideal venue for raising a toast to good times.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Gather friends and family for a traditional Thanksgiving menu -- roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, savory stuffing, housemade cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake. Open 11AM - 8PM.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

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Daily 11:00AM - 11:15AM 1:30PM - 1:45PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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AW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Serving party of nine and the staff did not flinch. In addition, it was a wonderful evening celebrating birthdays. The food was delicious and we couldn't get enough of the buttermilk fried chicken.

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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had the best time at Paul Martin's. The wait staff was courteous and attended to our every need. The resturant was very clean and the noise level was normal for a busy Sunday morning. Our food came out quickly and was fresh and hot...not to mention delish! The ambiance was relaxing as well as refreshing. I will definitely be returning to Paul Martin's and highly recommend it to those seeking an amazing dining experience.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

There just happened to be a very noisy table sitting next to us... not the restaurant fault. Service was good but when all the food was delivered, it was given to the wrong person at the table.

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JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Ambience was great but food is alright.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our group of 10 experienced a cornucopia of emotions. We laughed, we cried tears of joy, we waxed poetic. it was an evening for the ages and this restaurant contributed to our exuberant bliss. Bravisomo, Paul Martin's, bravisimo!

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S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The staff were great. My dates food was great. I ordered a steak medium well. They served it rare. I asked to have it cooked to medium. The cooked it to well.

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G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My coworkers and I had happy hour/early dinner here last Friday 7/19/19. The place was crowded but I made reservations, so they sat us right away at a booth, as I had requested. From the get-go, the service was excellent! Big shout-out to our server Jimmy who was attentive (w/o overly hovering), gave great drink & food recommendations, and took excellent care of us incl. giving us extra bread, taking our group pic, and bagging our leftovers. We got the DineLA menu, which is worth the price since the portions are huge! I had the tortilla soup, short ribs with mashed potatoes (yum) and banana creme pie (love the chocolate crust!). I’ve been here multiple times (6x+) since I live in the area but it was the first time for 3 of my friends, and they all enjoyed it. Nice way for us to end the work week!

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LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We went for the Dine LA menu, which my husband got. But I got their Summer Trio special which was less and so much good food! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will be back.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always! Love how you can really taste the juices & spices in the dishes. Waitress was super friendly, made my party feel very welcomed.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a really awesome waitress. Great service

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l
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All three of us were very happy with our food and the service. The salmon tacos were first rate. The butter cake one of the best desserts all three of us have had. Don't miss it. Our server was accommodating, attentive, and personable. This is our fourth time at this location. Really good!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The only I didn’t like they didn’t have a changing station for babies.

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WB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was ok, nothing spectacular

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was pleasantly surprised by the menu! Got the summer trio and everything was cooked to perfection! I also loved how great of a deal it was - 3 different types of meats for $29! Service was great too and loved the ambience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our overall experience was great! The entire staff was super attentive. My boyfriend got the filet mignon and I got the fried chicken w/ potato salad and elote(the elote was probably my favorite part.) Flavor was on point for everything!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific all around experience

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AD
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Excellent food at reasonable prices; fair corkage at $10 per bottle. In restaurant itself (not patio), noise level, including recorded music, is quite excessive, making conversation next to impossible. Restaurant also needs to adjust air conditioning, which currently makes inside seating area too cold.

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SC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was very attentive and checked often to to see if we needed anything. The outside patio could have improved ambiance. The inside has large communal tables.

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VK
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. The most tender steak I've ever had. White sangria was great. Butter cake was to die for. Service was equally as outstanding. Love the round tables. Couldn't ask for a better meal.

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G
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, there is nothing else you can expect from the Restaurant

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OT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Entree and service were fine. “Peach Cobbler” dessert, however, was atrocious! Was not a cobbler, but a poor excuse for a crisp or crumble. Does not belong on any menu, unless it’s for a school cafeteria, or is part of a frozen TV Dinner. Ruined an otherwise ok meal.

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seated on time. Great table service. Food was excellent and they catered to gluten and dairy allergies.

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Skirt teal had no flavor :(
Wine was nasty
Bread was not good

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Sat down, ordered our drinks and didn't see the waiter or the drinks for 20 min. Food took over 30 minutes. Fish in the taco's were over cooked. Extremely disappointed in Paul Martin's, we expected a lot better experience for our money.

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MW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu! Excellent service.

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O
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was outstanding. The restaurant was gorgeous.

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I felt like there weren’t enough light choices for lunch. I loved sitting outside and the service was good.

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N
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paul Martin's consistently delivers a superlative dining experience. Good value, good food and excellent service. Always look forward to dining here.

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SZ
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I ordered the dinner special with corn, ribs, chicken. It was like warm. Seems like they have all this food prepared just waiting to be served. Also we did not get our water glasses filled

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H
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great as always. I recommend the braised short rib. Ambiance was pleasant and service was above satisfactory.

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PT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our group was celebrating his birthday. The desert was presented at the right time and we all enjoyed it. I noted the birthday on the Open Table reservation and did not need to mention it again. Good service on this amenity

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day Dinner. It was the best!
Conrad the manager and staff are great!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for father’s day. We had a great meal and the service was fantastic.

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G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

From the moment our party of 10 arrived, the perfect dining experience was unfolded. Like a Conductor of an orchestra, the team engaged us with the most friendly greeting. The Host assured is of a wonderful dining experience and the excitement to be seated was escalated.
Everyone was seated and the drink orders began As we sipped and reviewed the menu, piping hot, and as soft as a new-born chick, the bread arrived. Orders were talen and amidat our laughter, 2 hosts consistently ensured we had full glasses, warm bread and our satisfaction wirh the atmosphere was paramount. Food arrives, Ladies aerved first. Gents following, more drinks poured, and the anticipation of the taste was now peaked! The table became guiet, and that could be heard were the moams of complete satisfaction and delight. Mm-aww went the table. More laughter, more sips, desseet anyone was bellowed by one of our Hosts. Of course, I shouted, this was my Father's Day experience and my treat ro all my guests!
Stomachs full, to-go boxes requested, amd exclaims like, that was aooo good, qhen are we doing this again, and finally a resounding Happy Fathet's Day Richard was bellowed and my day was perfect! Thanks Paul Martin team, tou made me a hero for a day!

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b
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paul Martin’s dining experience was relaxing and the food was prepared and presented wonderfully. Meals were delicious and plentiful. I’ve dined here many times and will continue to return!

Excellent menu and wine list. Crafted drinks tastes delicious and fairly priced. Friendly and beautiful bar setting. Dim lighting gives a warm and welcoming vibe.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paul Martin's is always a great place to go dine. The service is wonderful, and the food never disappoints.

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M
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time for our group of 8. Will go back again. Great round table , well lit. Food was great and better than what we expected. Service was great. Loved their bread service

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A pretty consistent good meal and service. Was a little loud and boisterous tonight (game on TV at the bar) but otherwise good.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant, with delicious food, great service, ambiance, & management. It was immaculately clean & the food was tasty & prepared perfectly as ordered. The servers & particularly the manager who helped us were impeccable in every way & made our experience very enjoyable. Because of this experience, this establishment has definitely become one of our favorite restaurants in Pasadena.

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