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Paramount Grill

12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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Ranked #6 of 463 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, the heart of the city.
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141 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My son and I ate at the Paramount Grill in July and had an interesting meal. Each dish had multiple layers of different types of food, which I had never encountered before. We ate at 6:00 so the restaurant was pretty empty. We would definitely return to see what new and interesting dishes we encountered the next time.

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Gainesville, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was excited to go to this restaurant based on the reviews from fellow TA reviewers, but was disappointed when we were finished there.. Maybe it was the fact that it was July....maybe it was because it was 8 pm.....nope.....I think it was because I was expecting more than I received, and I am afraid it was my fault. I... More

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Melrose, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our dining experience tonight was enjoyable in every way. This was the first time eating at this restaurant and both of us really glad that we picked it as our anniversary dinner. I had the salmon special, which was delicious. My husband had the pompano which he raved about and left nothing on his plate. We started with the beet... More

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had an awards dinner with 35 people in May and everyone was extremely pleased. They have an amazing staff who are cordial, helpful and accommodating no matter what is asked of them, which makes for an even more delightful experience. We will be returning again for more functions.

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Gainesville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had and very nice dinner there. The food was well prepared and the dining room was well kept clean and nicely decorated. The seafood is better than many places in this area.

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went there on a random Monday night while in town on business. It was a fairly slow night but not dead. Service started with a "can you take this guy to a table" but warmed up over time. Pleasant environment and decent menu. The food looked delicious but I was underwhelmed with the taste. My chicken was unfortunately raw in... More

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Austin, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Six of us ate here to celebrate a special occasion. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. If I lived in Gainesville this place would be tops on my list.

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cocoa beach
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate an anniversary dinner here and know why the reviews are about 10:1 positive. The menu is so inventive and varied you can find something for every taste. Any review that considers the Paramount expensive should look at the quality of ingredients and the care that goes into the prep. My grouper with a side of polenta with cheese... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Everyone complains about noisy restaurants, but no one seems to do anything about it. This is a rather pricey place, and one would expect a quiet meal. Not so. There are many solutions, but they would cost money. Doubt that I would return

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Valdosta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Chicken salad and angus burger was fabulous. Almost too much for my husband and me. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch our first time here as business travelers to this area we will definitely return. Highly recommend!

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