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Paramount Grill

12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“crab cakes” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paramount Grill has VERY good food. The wait staff is very attentive. I have NEVER had a bad meal there or bad service. It is always GOOD!

Thank LezaMueller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us - The food was fabulous! Beautiful atmosphere and exceptional service. It can be quite lively in the dining room therefore if you are looking for a quieter place you may wish to consider elsewhere otherwise it is most excellent.

Thank CofC95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food preparation! Such a good choice for a celebration! Unique entree selection and perfectly prepared! The salads were never ending and so good— filet, scallops and salmon could not have been better. Great choice for our family and highly recommend.

Thank Ranson4
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is the ultimate special-ocasion restaurant. Absolutely love it. Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Hands down, the best restaurant in Gainesville, by a long shot. Not even close = the best food, period.

Thank BigRock21
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Went for Valentines with wife and 2 other couples and had a fantastic time. Took our time and enjoyed the menu and the wine. I had a Duck that was absolutely delicious.

1  Thank Les L
Reviewed 11 January 2018

When in Gainesville I never miss a chance to dine @ the Paramount Grill. If I decide to move to Gainesville I want first dibs on the space above the Grill so that I can walk downstairs every evening for dinner. Cliff is amazing. Nothing...More

1  Thank TNGlinda
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Just happen to visit while shopping downtown with my sister and what a nice find!! Excellent food and even better service. I can't say enough about this place.... What a doozie. Nicely prepared and fresh food. I'll be back!

2  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We celebrated Christmas Eve here. They offered a fixed menu but the choices were enough to satisfy everyone. We had the halibut entree and it was delicious and a large piece of fish. We had a gracious plenty amount of food. The atmosphere was festive...More

2  Thank TravelExpTPA
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner for our first visit to this restaurant. Everything was fresh & flavorful with just the right amount of spices. We had the hummus for the appetizer which would served 4. I had the beet salad which I love. I had...More

2  Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Paramount Grill is in the highest rank of Florida dining establishments. The recent addition of a full bar enhances it further. At our recent experience, my wife had a new addition to the menu, roast pheasant. I had the day's specialty item, braised bison short...More

1  Thank slocal48
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Questions & Answers
Carolyn K
27 October 2017|
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Response from janacdavidson | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the restaurant directly as their menu changes with the seasons.
5 March 2017|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about a brunch menu. I would try looking online. Decent wine list but you'd do better, for wine, at Manuel's Vintage Room around the corner from Paramount Grill!
Molly W
10 April 2015|
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Response from Sven N | Reviewed this property |
There is a Paramount Hotel in Gainesville which is not the same as the Paramount Grill, Restaurant. The Paramount Grill has two rooms in the restaurant. I believe they would be able to accommodate a private party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-378-3398
  • E-mail
Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida, the heart of the city. For over 10 years Clif Nelson, chef and owner of Paramount Grill, has been serving unique and innovative cuisine. Our wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. We use only the best, freshest ingredients and most everything is house made including our desserts. We serve beer and wine, of which there is a nice variety and is reasonably priced. FREE valet parking available Tuesday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and on special holidays.
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