Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

4.6
2367 reviews
$30 and under
American
Order a glass of your favorite sauvignon blanc and share a plate of Town Dock calamari with friends or family at Paul Martin’s American Grill in the Irvine Spectrum Center. Or savor an indulgent hand-cut blackened ribeye masterfully prepared over the live fire of our mesquite grill. Paul Martin’s serves classic American cuisine elevated to a higher standard in our polished yet welcoming dining room that invites business luncheons, date nights, and camaraderie in equal measure.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2367 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay but definitely overpriced.

JM
JohnMartir
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have to try the Ribeye whenever I go a steakhouse for the first time. I have to say that this place did not disappoint. The Ribeye was cooked as requested. It was both tender and juicy. Definitely in my top 5 list of steakhouses for Ribeyes. I highly recommend them!

The service was both attentive, emphatic and courteous!
We never had to ask where the server was because she would always come on time before we even require anything.

Great service overall! Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We began at the bar for a cocktail and appetizer (Happy Hour 3-6!). Bar staff was GREAT and very attentive. When we moved to our patio table, the service and table were great too. We started with their wedge salad (split and chopped) which was ice cold and crispy. Very flavorful ! I ordered the appetizer ribs and hubby had the salmon. Both were awesome. Wish I’d had more of an appetite because the food was great. Ended up taking half home with me. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends.

CO
CulinaryOC
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were hoping to celebrate a birthday but the restaurant didn’t follow up , so we ended not mentioning to them.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and atmosphere! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Background music is too loud - no way to have a comfortable conversation. Please reduce the background music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great food and a little pricey. You can get gift cards for them usually at Costco. The flavors were on point, but the crispy brussel sprouts weren't crispy and the brick chicken wasn't crispy skin. Good ideas, poor execution. This being said I would eat there again in a heartbeat because it still tasted so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! Amazing food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food wasn’t great. No one finished their food, it was mediocre. The staff was wonderful and nice ambiance.

JA
JulioA
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Loved everything about it. The service, the food and the ambiance made it for the perfect dinner with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We’ll definitely come back.

FW
FeliciaW
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decided on this restaurant for my boyfriend’s graduation from the fire academy, was pretty disappointed in where they sat us. Everyone else got nice chairs and tables and we got sat outside (which is fine) in the back corner on the most uncomfortable chairs. The food was good though.

TP
TeriP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, including perfectly cooked steaks and absolutely delicious mashed potatoes. The ambience was fine until a large party of about 20 people showed up and were seated at 2 tables next to us. Unfortunately it got too loud for us to finish our business meeting so we had to move to another venue after dinner.

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EVELYNW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect place to take my 21year old for her first drink

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vipbarini
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan our server was amazing, made us feel welcomed and always checked on us. The food and drinks were just impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always as was the service.

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charley
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reserved a table for prom dinner. everyone was attentive and accomodating. good food and good service

OL
OlishaL
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was an excellent waiter!!
He went out of his way to please, and made our dining experience great!

BF
BrittneyF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!! Wonderful happy hour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Service was also great. My fiancée was not happy when he tried to order dessert and the kitchen was closed. We did not get a heads up that the kitchen wouldn’t be able to make the butter cake so he was disappointed. We would’ve ordered it ahead of time had we known. But the food and service we enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visit. Food was delicious… can’t wait until the mask drama is over.

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Christian
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, tasty food and they are not thrifty in pouring alcohol in cocktails.

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vipfood4mytravels
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 45 minutes early and they seated us immediately. Our server Ryan was attentive and friendly. The food was great! All around good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came here for Mother’s Day with a reservation. Service was great. Food was just okay. All of our entrees (5) came out cold. They had music playing and it was too loud.

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CristenR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother’s Day prime rib was amazing! Cooked to perfection. And I heard a rumor they will be bringing it back as a regular part of their Sunday menu in the next month or so!

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Luds
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Fries served with the ribs were old and cold. Food was not great. Hard to recommend to anyone.

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EstherD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good experience and the food quality was the same as before the pandemic - very good and a great place for Sunday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was great and the atmosphere was great. Not a lot of people and all the servers were nice.

JS
JudyS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothered Day

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LisaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were there for the brunch on Mothers Day. I ordered the omelete and a Bloody Mary. The omelete was basically an overly fried egg with some watery spinach and cheese. it was served with what was supposed to be "smashed potatoes" but actually came with burnt potato pieces that were inedible. It also came with what was suppose to be avocado toast but was actually a piece of day old bread with a smear of guacamole on it. The Bloody Mary was awful, very bitter, too spicy and undrinkable. The waiter actually was kind enough to take it back and take it off the bill. He never came back to ask about the meal so we weren't able to ask if this is the usual way they serve breakfast. Very disappointed. Won't be going back.

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vipcarrie
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch was perfect. The spinach dip with flat bread to die for.

Great wine list as well !

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DietmarF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had to wait an hour to get our brunch. When we got it, it wasn't even warm. Worst experience so far in 2021.

JL
JLater
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came for Mother's Day brunch. Confirmed reservation in advance. Were seated immediately but it took a solid 90 minutes for our food to be served. Lots of excuses and our waitress did the best she could. Given that we were on a pretty basic pre fixed menu it was way too long. Appreciate that post COVID it is a bit tough but for the price was not worth it given the service and food.

DB
DeniseB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Do not arrive hungry. I advocated for PMs for a nice post lockdown Mother's Day celebration and the service (I'm assuming Kitchen) was just unacceptable. It took 80 minutes for us to get out entrees.

One of our family received her omelet partially uncooked AND half the portion size as other's family members. It looked like a soggy crepe with a little bit of vegetables. Once we addressed this, the plate was taken back and returned with just an extra helping of potatoes. Nice...

Despite the half hearted attempt by the manager to try to turn this around by a discount we will not be going back. So disappointing

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KatyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but food took about an hour to get to us. Backed up because of mother's day but that happens. My dad said it was one of the best prime rib he's ever eaten.
Overall, 8.7/10!

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Melissa
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Mother’s Day celebration as all the brunch reservations were full

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and responsive. Food came out fast, and it was all delicious. Ambience is nice inside and out.

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 453-1144.

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 2367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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