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Paramount Grill

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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Gainesville, Florida
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended business lunch and waitress was wearing flowing jacket that kept trailing on the table and in one case on my plate--at which point I lost my appetite. Don't want someone's clothing in my food.

Thank KBM212
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Paramount Grill many times over the past 12 or more years. This is one of the best restaurants in Gainesville and one of our favorite restaurants. Every time we have been there, the food has been outstanding (brunch or dinner, salads, appetizers, muffins, entrees, desserts, you name it)! Not to mention, the service is phenomenal, Gary... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable lunch in this smaller downtown restaurant. Extensive wine list, prices on the higher side for lunch, but some competitive options and it is a classier atmosphere. Service was very good, we both enjoyed our meals and drinks. Choices were unique, but fresh and tasty with lovely presentation. Simple and classic design to the dining room and my lunch partner... More 

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Rochester, New York
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant on a recommendation from the Laurel Oak Inn. It was really excellent with a somewhat limited but excellent menu. You'll no doubt run into some unfamiliar selections but they explain it well and we found it very inspired. The service was excellent, attentive but not rushed. Highly recommended!

Thank Bill T
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Paramount this year. It is a medium size restaurant with a great staff and a kitchen that really delivers a quality product.T This was the first time we did not cook a family Thanksgiving dinner, so we chose the turkey dinner option, and each course was delightful and fully flavorful. We had a... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a small, classy restaurant downtown. Prices are not cheap, but it's a special place. Will make an impression on people, like job candidates or out-of-town visitors. Our table had Mahi Mahi, lobster and shrimp with pasta plus pork chop. Food was tasty and atmosphere is elegant. Music, just enough to not intrude. Service: efficient and not intrusive. Portions,... More 

Thank JFGainesville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My mom and I were driving through on our way down Florida and decided to stop here. The food was amazing! I had the filet entree and she had the pork chop. Both were fantastic! The service was wonderful as well.

Thank Anna W
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Smallish dinner menu, but that should be a good thing. They make their staple items (duck, beef fillet, pork chop, salmon) consistently, with some seasonal or decadent details (white truffle reduction, chive blossoms, etc.). Portion sizes are adequate, and enable you to order an app or dessert. Servers are courteous and a couple are really attentive. Pricey and stylish, great... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Dinner for 4 at this highly touted restaurant on a Tuesday evening with a reservation. One of our party arrived early and was seated in an otherwise empty dining room and then ignored(not even water poured). The rest of the party arrived, no one to greet us, seated ourselves and waited. Finally one of our party got up and went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had amazing dinner and wonderful service st this upscale Gainesville restaurant. All six of us enjoyed our delicious meals very much, and the service was outstanding too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?