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Paramount Grill

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American, Fusion
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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida, the...
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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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect place for rehearsal dinner

We selected the Paramount Grill for our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner and it was perfect! Great food, terrific service and a wonderful ambiance. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Sandigator
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We selected the Paramount Grill for our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner and it was perfect! Great food, terrific service and a wonderful ambiance. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gainesville, home to the University of Florida, is geared for a student population, especially its eateries. We did not find Paramount until nearly a year after moving here, and while we had discovered a few good casual restaurants, Paramount is indeed paramount, as haute as cuisine gets in this town. The three of us ordered steak, fish, and chicken, and... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Every time we travel to Gainesville, we make a point of having a meal at Paramount Grill. This time was our 6th visit and our first time in the expanded dining room. Even though the place had grown, it’s managed to maintain everything we love about the restaurant. They’ve kept the same atmosphere and the expansion allowed more breathing room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went there recently and the crab cakes were fantastic. We also had the chocolate mouse which had Avery nice flavor. The Paramount is a hidden gem.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the Panini sandwiches. Try the portobello mushroom Benigno. It was fantastic and perfectly spiced. We would return to this restaurant.

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GAINESVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We recently chose to host a brunch for 16 people at Paramount Grill on a Sunday morning, celebrating a special occasion. We could not have been more pleased! The execution exceeded our expectations in every way. We ordered off the menu which provided so many wonderful diverse options for everyone. Thus we all ordered a wide variety, starting with the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have only eaten here in conjunction with my weekly civic club luncheon, nonetheless my experience has always been very good. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Dietary request are gladly accommodated. Will definitely give them a try for dinner in the future.

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Ghent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you ever are in Gainesville do yourself a favor, go to the Paramount Grill and find out what everyone is talking about. A gastronomic delight, the food is amazing! Clif Nelson, the chef, offers a creative menu using the freshest ingredients to satisfy anyone's tastebuds. Try the roasted beet salad, you won't be disappointed.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Elegant dining and consistently good food. I've never had anything bad here ever! The service is excellent, too. Highly recommend for taking your mom to lunch. Mine loves it. Also good for an upscale date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to college here and am now visiting as an adult, almost 20 years later. I wish restaurants like Paramount Grill were around during my heyday in this college town. The food is amazing. It is as if I was I was transported to an eclectic California nouveau restaurant with fresh food and creative seasonings. My friend and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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