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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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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 17
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  • 4
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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
A good place to eat in Gainesville

I found the service to be exceptional, you need a reservation on most weekends, especially game weekends or forget it. I mostly only get the appetizers, but they are terrific, especially the fondue. A fine experience for dinner, but I can't speak to the entrees. Probably not the best place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found the service to be exceptional, you need a reservation on most weekends, especially game weekends or forget it. I mostly only get the appetizers, but they are terrific, especially the fondue. A fine experience for dinner, but I can't speak to the entrees. Probably not the best place if you have a bunch of little kids.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for nice dinning Found this restaurant recommended by a friend. A party of5. Three siblings , my wife and i Excellent food. Will recommend to anyone looking for excellent date or with family Not cheap but its worst every cent We average $40 per person including 22% tip A must

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent and the food very good but the room was freezing even after two requests to warm it up, The room should be more comfortable.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great choice,very accommodating.You will enjoy this restaurant.Very nice downtown setting.Short walking distance to many local shops and Hippodrome theater.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We went with wife and toddler for lunch. We were put in the last table at the end of a hall. It was so dark I couldn't read the menu whatsoever. We order a salad as an appetizer it was good in size and flavor then hamburgers. They were just ok but $11 each one ?? For a hamburger? For... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice location and atmosphere. Lovely, really. Food is great. Service is good. One of the better restaurants in Gainesville.

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1 Thank Trainrider1
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Everything the chef here cooks is absolutely wonderful. I have never eaten an entree here that wasn't absolutely the best. I've had their seafood, their steak and their chicken it is all absolutely wonderful! I have probably eaten here at least 20 times over the years we have lived in Gainesville. The quality is always second to none. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had eaten here 9 years ago when my daughter was in school at UF, and was pleased to see that this restaurant was as good or even better than before. There were 4 of us dining and we had relaxing, delicious, beautifully artfully presented meals. It was a lovely, memorable evening. Service & food superb. It is an "adult"... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had read the good reviews here and since we were looking for a nice place for a special celebration, we decided to try it. The service was on spot, but the food was lacking. I ordered the scallops, which I hesitate to do, because they are often lacking in flavor. I decided I would give them a try. The... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Well, we wanted to take our kids to someplace special as we were celebrating an impending wedding. As we called the day before and made a reservation as well as told the person on the phone it was a special night and were told we'd get a nice table. I also expressed we have picky eaters and proceeded with a... 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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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