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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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Ranked #6 of 475 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
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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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the Paramount Hotel for a company Christmas Party in 2013. Sorry I forgot to leave a review but it was great and wanted to make I try to help others with my experience! We have a group of 30 people and our own private bar. Great food was served by plate with appetizers and... More 

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Naples, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were there on a Friday night and were surprised how few people were there. Maybe the restaurant used to be good and is taking a turn for not as good. We found the waitress to be very attentive and can't say enough about her. The appetizers were good and I wished we had stopped there. One of us had... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I are huge fans of Chef Clif Nelson and Paramount Grill. We experienced the Sunday brunch for the first time this morning. My wife called it a "spectacular breakfast" and I agree. The eggs were cracked immediately prior to preparation. The omelet was prepared to a perfect consistency with fresh, high quality ingredients. My wife had fresh... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor's top restaurant list. I was looking for a different place to take a friend for her birthday lunch and this sounded (and WAS) perfect. The excellent service began with our entrance and continued through the meal and the obtaining the check. The muffins that are served in lieu of a bread basket were... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with Paramount Grill. It is very small inside so I was concerned about putting 50+ people there for a party. They arranged the tables nicely to accomodate everyone. It was snug though so we did not get up and mingle much. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The appetizer was a bruschetta type... More 

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Micanopy, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I hosted a luncheon for a group of friends at the Paramount Grill. My guests and I had a fabulous time and the food was fantastic. The service was great. Clif, the owner, was easy to work with and very accommodating. He opened the restaurant for us during a time when it would typically be closed. We worked together to... More 

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Orange, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. During our last visit my husband had the shrimp papperdelle, and I had pork tenderloin with granny smith apples. Both were delicious. The wine list is nice and the service is attentive. The ambiance reminds one of a small bistro in Paris--quiet and not ostentatious. We will return!

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Gainesville, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything on the menu and about this restaurant is fantastic! The food is great and the service is very good and the ambiance is very relaxing.

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Dorset, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Dropped in Sunday afternoon and we were impressed. Courteous staff, prompt service. Nice wine list and excellent menu. Turkey Benedict and the Avocado/Feta/Tomato omelette were excellent. Try the fruit bowl as a starter. You will not be disappointed. Put this restaurant on you "Must visit" list when in Gainesville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went to Paramount Grill with a group of about 40 for a residency dinner and had a wonderful experience! Service was speedy and attentive and the food was delicious! The creme brulee was my favorite. This was a great place for the residency program to take prospective applicants- very impressive!

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Additional Information about Paramount Grill

Address: 12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
Phone Number: +1 352-378-3398
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Fusion

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