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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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  • 134
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 5
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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 great gourmet place to take your mom!

Elegant dining and consistently good food. I've never had anything bad here ever! The service is excellent, too. Highly recommend for taking your mom to lunch. Mine loves it. Also good for an upscale date.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
sjulien1111
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Elegant dining and consistently good food. I've never had anything bad here ever! The service is excellent, too. Highly recommend for taking your mom to lunch. Mine loves it. Also good for an upscale date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to college here and am now visiting as an adult, almost 20 years later. I wish restaurants like Paramount Grill were around during my heyday in this college town. The food is amazing. It is as if I was I was transported to an eclectic California nouveau restaurant with fresh food and creative seasonings. My friend and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for graduation dinner and everything was perfect. Excellent service and the food was delicious.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Another couple and we met for Brunch this past Sunday (6/28/15) at Paramount Grill. We had never been there for brunch, and were pleasantly surprised at the diverse menu, and the lovely "bottomless" Mimosas (we only had 1 1/2!). There were several other tables of people there, but it was not crowded, and quite quiet so one could carry on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had (another) fine meal here recently and I realized that I've never written a review for the Paramount Grill! That is a shame because every experience I've had here is a good one. Gary delivers top-notch service, as do all the servers, and Cliff Nelson, the chef, is an artist. Sometimes I will order things here that I don't... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our office ate here to celebrate a colleagues birthday. They handled our large party beautifully and the food was exceptional.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been to the Paramount Grill numerous times with both friends and family. The menu was provocative without being uncomfortable, quality of the meal has always been excellent, and the service attentive without being intrusive.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Subtle,sexy ambiance and gorgeous food. Attentive but not overly familiar server helped us to choose a lovely soup, first course and entrée. Will not bore you with details of what we ordered. I will say that the soup of watermelon, blueberry and pistachio was beyond our imagination. Chef is very talented! Go and be delighted.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great little place in the heart of downtown Gainesville. They keep the menu new and exciting. Always fresh and very flavorful. After your meal it's just a short walk to the best coffee in Gainesville at Volta Coffee, Tea, and Chocolates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding!!! We had the beef filet and tofu curry. Dessert also rocked... Banana toffee cheesecake. Service impeccable. This foodie highly recommends this place.

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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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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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