Paul Martin’s American Bistros® are renowned for their focus on food. Their mantra of “Eat organic. Believe in sustainable. Buy local. Love fresh.” is the foundation of the restaurant concept, which in itself is pretty sexy. But, for most couples, dining out ideally involves a little something called "romance". Whether it’s a first dinner date, a busy mom and dad’s "date night", a special occasion, or a way to connect after a busy day at work, finding a favorite romantic destination is priceless. How does Paul Martin’s American Bistro score on the romance meter?
The number one must-have for a romantic evening is atmosphere. Paul Martin’s interiors are designed with what the restaurant calls "a kind of elegant rusticity". Organic finishes like polished concrete floors, worn brick and wood, combined with comfortable and refined furnishings set the stage. Soft lighting and classic table settings put the finishing touches on the perfect romantic vibe.
Start your dinner conversation over an elegant Bistro Cosmo or Red Pear Martini made with house infused red pear vodka, fresh lemon and rosemary. Paul Martin’s American Bistro’s commitment to local, sustainable and organic extends to seasonal fruit-infused vodkas made in house, an interesting array of local craft beers and a wine list that offers more than 80 bottles of mostly California wines. Enjoy a generous 7 oz. pour of refined Moniz Family "Cuvee Olivia" or a crisp, summery organic Sobon Estate Viognier with your meal.
No evening out is a success if the food isn’t exceptional. Some would say that sharing a selection of the freshest oysters with mignonette and cocktail sauce could add something special to your evening. The restaurants’ menus are full of thoughtful, seasonal items that encourage sitting close to each other while you sample and share. Make a date to meet at our Taste of Paul Martin’s happy hour and enjoy drinks with our specially priced small plates of menu favorites such as cider maple grilled chicken skewers, barbequed ribs or smoked salmon lettuce cups as you get to know each other or take the time to reconnect.
Getting out for a romantic evening doesn’t have to eat through your entertainment budget. Enjoy an exceptional three course dining experience at an affordable price point every week when the bistros feature an all natural Meyer Ranch prime rib, mashed potatoes, choice of soup or salad, and any one of our luscious desserts. Romance isn’t limited to evening dates at Paul Martin’s American Bistro. Our Sunday brunch is a relaxing way to wrap up your weekend and satisfy your palate with the freshest regional and seasonal foods available. Toast each other with mimosas and try the Dungeness Crab Omelet with roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes and Bravo Farms award winning white cheddar cheese or fresh-caught Mahi-Mahi with roasted pineapple salsa, white bean and arugula salad.
All in all, Paul Martin’s emphasizes the little things from exceptional hospitality and a sophisticated ambiance to an inspired selection of farm-fresh and artisan-crafted foods that make it the perfect spot for a romantic outing.
For reservations call our Roseville restaurant at 916-783-3600, or El Segundo restaurant at 310-643-9300. You can find us on Open Table too!