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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, the heart of the...
Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, the heart of the city.
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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Do Not Pass This Restaurant Up

Great service & exceptional food. Easy location to find. Was recommended the restaurant by the B&B we were staying at & this was a homerun. My husband & I absolutely loved our meal. Sadly, we were to full to try the dessert! Fine dining with a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Ericka M
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Ormond Beach, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ormond Beach, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great service & exceptional food. Easy location to find. Was recommended the restaurant by the B&B we were staying at & this was a homerun. My husband & I absolutely loved our meal. Sadly, we were to full to try the dessert! Fine dining with a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The service here was great (possibly because the restaurant was nearly empty on a Friday night), and the menu items were inventive. However, the food itself was underwhelming, both in seasoning and in presentation. Considering the high ratings on tripadvisor, and the high price tag on the food, I was expecting more from my dining experience.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a nice feel to it. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I will eat here next time that I am in Gainesville for sure!

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Dunnellon, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we went for sunday brunch (5/17) and it was fantastic! i had the "special" which was a lobster/sausage burrito. the scrambled eggs were velvety perfection and huge chunks of lobster were prominent. the flavors were amazing. i am planning on returning for dinner this weekend , but i am would heartily recommend Paramount.

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Cent FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I only make it into Gainesville on occasion, but having seen Paramount Grill near the top of the TripAdvisor ratings for some time, I made sure to go there for dinner during a recent trip into town. The restaurant consists of two connected rooms in an older building along SW 1st Avenue in downtown Gainesville. The room with the entrance... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Could use some more healthy options. But we would definitely go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with our UF nephew and niece. The menu offerings were creative and flavorful and ample without being too ample. The fresh muffins were a nice change from bread.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, delicious, creative food and a professional waitstaff. Gainesville's prime steakhouses are both wonderful, but Paramount Grill is unique and thoughtful. Never average, always excellent.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went here for a dinner with my in-laws, and we all enjoyed the experience immensely. The food was fantastic, the service exceptional, and the atmosphere was cozy and intimate. Our server knew the menu well, and offered recommendations for wine and appetizers. She checked in on us regularly but not too often. Our entrees were exquisitely presented, and absolutely... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stopped in for Sunday brunch while in town visiting. I was solo and later than the usual crowd. Still, they welcomed me and gave me a nice table with a great people-watching view of the street. The restaurant was clean and bright, and the service could not have been better -- attentive, but not overly so. I'm a vegetarian... 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, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, the heart of the city.
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

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