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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 - 9:30 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Great food

I went to this place looking for great steaks and I wasn't disappointed. The place is cozy, elegant and warm. It feels like you are in Europe. The waiter was very gentle. I loved everything about this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went to this place looking for great steaks and I wasn't disappointed. The place is cozy, elegant and warm. It feels like you are in Europe. The waiter was very gentle. I loved everything about this restaurant.

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at the Paramount Grill. The food is fresh, high quality, interestingly prepared and served in good time. The Paramount is one of the first places I think of when I want to go out to dinner. We often go for lunch and Sunday Brunch! The ambience is nice, although I wish the restaurant... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is terrific, and enticingly presented. The service is attentive without being overbearing. There is always great menu options with something interesting to try. However, in cold winter, the "kitchen" dining room (the dining room you enter from the outside) can be quite drafty. Ask for the banquet dining room, which is usually available, and avoid the draft.... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a number of times in the past years. One of the few really nice 'fine-dining' places in Gainesville. Great for a special occasion, a business dinner or lunch, or a nice evening out. Menu is excellent and diverse. The menu does change. Service has always been excellent. Located in downtown Gainesville with easy parking... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Romantic venue, warm and attentive staff, fabulous food with unique twists served properly - what more could you want!

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Gainesville
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?