Pasadena Restaurant Review, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Looking for a new Pasadena restaurant? Merrill Shindler, a Los Angeles-based freelance dining critic, recommends Paul Martin’s American Grill with a 3/3 star rating in his recent San Gabriel Valley Tribune restaurant review. “Paul Fleming knows what we like. And he gets it just right,” says Shindler. At Paul Martin’s American Grill, we believe in honest ingredients, prepared simply and well. “Every dish is made from scratch — from our soup stocks to our ice cream — so that we can honor the quality and taste of our ingredients, ” says Anthony Endy, Director of Culinary Operations. While dining at our Pasadena restaurant, Shindler recognizes this testament. He states that Paul Martin’s American Grill puts The Shops on Lake Avenue “on the culinary map […] by sticking far closer to the straight and narrow.” A simple menu that is made from scratch every day with the freshest seasonal produce, no […]

Paul Martin’s American Grill To Open at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo in 2013

Paul Martin’s® American Grill announced plans today to open in San Mateo at Hillsdale Shopping Center by the end of 2013.  This is the fifth announced location for Paul Martin’s American Grill.  Conceived by Brian Bennett and legendary restaurateur Paul Fleming as the restaurant they always wanted in their neighborhood, Paul Martin’s serves American Classics with a fresh twist using locally-sourced and peak-of-the-season ingredients. The menu will rotate seasonally with local and organic produce, seafood from sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats and poultry, artisan cheeses, and premium biodynamic wines mainly from California. “When selecting Paul Martin locations, we look for communities that appreciate things like good food made with seasonal ingredients while supporting family farms and local purveyors,” said Anthony Smith, President of Paul Martin’s American Grill.  “We think the community of San Mateo is going to love us.” “Paul Martin’s American Grill is a welcome addition to our […]

Paul Martin’s American Bistro El Segundo Receives OpenTable “Diners’ Choice Award” diners voted Paul Martin’s® El Segundo restaurant onto the February 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists! These lists are compiled from emails OpenTable sends to diners who have eaten at Paul Martin’s® asking them to complete a Dining Feedback Form about the different aspects of their dining experience. This is actually a tribute to the excellent experience our diners have had at Paul Martin’s American Bistro – El Segundo restaurant. Thank you to our diners who voted for us! Congratulations to our hard working staff in El Segundo! For reservations call the restaurant at 310-643-9300 or book online at

Paul Martin’s® American Grill in the Laguna Journal

The Laguna Journal’s restaurant editor, Glori Fickling, dined with us last week at our newest restaurant Paul Martin’s® American Grill. Please read her expert epicurean review on Paul Martin’s® new Irvine location. “Paul Martin’s® American Grill sets an enticing pace for what’s ahead at this newest dining delight in multi-faceted Irvine Spectrum. Grandiose is the scope of this attractive restaurant which sports an elongated bar, massive wine display unit,  cushy dining areas, twin patios and an intimate hideaway for romantic interludes.  Enticing depicts the affordably priced menu referring to seasonally updated offerings of farm fresh cuisine encompassing organic produce, mesquite grilled meats and seafood, delectable house made desserts and breads. Add to these taste sensations, sincere hospitality from dedicated servers hip to many facets of a fine dining experience, obviously predicated upon Paul Martin’s initial victory in Roseville, California five years ago, followed by a second success less than three years later…” For more from […]

Paul Martin’s ® American Grill on ETTV!

Happy Chinese New Year! Paul Martin’s® American Grill was featured on a segment on ETTV that aired Saturday, January 14th. The “Captain of Cocktails and Wine” visited the Irvine restaurant, enjoyed our Meyer Lemon Drop cocktail, Raspberry Martini, and tasted the 2009 Sebella Chardonnay and Kelly Fleming Cabernet. They were very impressed! The second episode will air Saturday, January 21st at 7:00pm…so tune in for some seafood and champagne! Just in time for a New Year’s celebration!             Paul Martin’s® American Grill is located in the Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, #302. 949-453-1143.

Paul Martin’s® American Grill on JULIB

JULIB is a national weekly e-blast dealing with cool lifestyle news in the bigger cities. Christopher Luu was a guest during Paul Martin’s® Irvine restaurant previews for lunch and did a piece on us! “The bright and airy restaurant (check out the al fresco option) has bar seating, as well as huge dining booths. Try the sig cocktails which are made with the restaurant’s own infused vodkas, and for a special occasion, snag a res in the wine room where you’ll get Fleming’s fave wines as a backdrop to your meal. The menu’s got local and organic ingreds (you can see where they were sourced) and with light fare like cedar plank salmon or lamb meatballs, alongside heartier choices (braised shortribs and brick chicken), everyone will find something to love. Coming soon? Sunday dinners that you won’t want to miss with old fashioned fried chicken and then some. -Christopher Luu”  Read the […]

Paul Martin’s American Grill – New Hot Spot at Irvine Spectrum Center

For fun and fabulous food visit Paul Martin’s American Grill at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Just two months young the Irvine restaurant is hopping! Why you ask, well here are a few reasons from The Encore Blog at (by Kelli Skye Fadroski). “Reputation Restaurant owners Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming own two other Paul Martin’s, one in Roseville and the other in El Segundo. As you might imagine, I didn’t find anyone who had been to the Roseville location, but several people said they were familiar with El Segundo through work assignments, and were anxious to turn their friends on to the new restaurant in Orange County.” Read More… So “pop in” for a drink, small plate, or a full meal – there will be something to please you! Paul Martin’s American Grill is located at the Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, 949-453-1144

Diners’ Reviews on Food and Libations at Paul Martin’s American Bistro

            Here are what Paul Maritn’s American Bistro diners are saying about our food and happy hour! (From “Incredible food and nice ambience made for a great New Year’s Day dinner at Paul Martin’s. I had the Sunday prime rib special which included salad, a hearty slab of prime rib, and a desert, all for under $30.  The service was outstanding from top to bottom. We submitted a request to have a quiet table with our email reservation and the hosts actually read it and accommodated us. Everyone was incredibly attentive and friendly and it just made me forgot all the bad customer service experiences I had over the holidays.  Thank you, Paul Martin’s, for a lovely evening.” (Dan D. El Segundo, 1/2/2012) “Great Place! Love the Atmosphere! So, there aren’t many choices in El Segundo. Paul Martin’s is definitely one of the better […]

Paul Martin’s American Bistro Supports Local Purveyors

In keeping with their mission "From the Market by the Season” Paul Martin’s American Bistro has always stocked their kitchen and bar with fresh, local & sustainable goods. These dedicated restaurateurs haven’t simply relied on their original list of purveyors to provide the foundation of their seasonal menus.  Instead, they have supported local farmers both through active participation in organizations like PlacerGrown and American Farmland Trust and in their ongoing work building relationships with a growing number of organic and sustainable farmers to expand their network of purveyors.  This creates not only a fantastic dining experience for Paul Martin’s guests, but also exposes each of their customers to the benefits of seasonal local foods fresh from the market, hopefully building awareness and increasing demand for quality foods grown with a conscience. For many diners, the idea of eating fresh, local ingredients is pleasing, but finding out what really goes into […]

Paul Martin’s American Grill Voted Diners Choice Winner diners voted Paul Martin’s American Grill Irvine restaurant onto the December 2011 OpenTable Diners’ Choice lists. Thank you to all who voted for us – it’s an honor, especially after just opening mid-November at Irvine Spectrum Center. Paul Martin’s American Grill specializes in hand-crafted farm-to-table cuisine using only the finest ingredients sourced from small local producers and artisan purveyors. From our sustainably procured seafood and all-natural meats, to the season’s best organic produce and house-made desserts you can taste the difference fresh makes. The organic restaurant has additional features such as gluten free menu items, outdoor dining, free WiFi, and dual outlets underneath a number of booths for customer convenience. We invite you to come dine with us and experience our award-winning cuisine for yourself. Irvine Spectrum restaurant: 31 Fortune Drive, #302; 949-453-1144 El Segundo restaurant: 2361 Rosecrans Ave. #180;  310-643-9300 Roseville restaurant: 1455 Eureka Road, #100; 916-783-3600