Here's the story: a trusted client told me that I should visit this restaurant because I have the same name as the restaurant. Oddly enough, he and I were in town at the same time so we went together. I'm glad he introduced me to my namesake!
The Butter Lettuce & Pt Reyes Blue Cheese salad had a clean, fresh, citrus overtone--perfectly matched with the candied walnuts, and sliced apple.
The Braised Short Rib was beautiful and tasty on its own. When you get a taste of the light horseradish cream, the dish elevated three notches. Great pairing! The mashed potatoes were buttery and surrounded by a moat of beef au jus. Delightful!
Save room for dessert--the Banana Cream Pie holds great flavor, but it also holds a little secret: the thin layer of chocolate makes it pass my grandmother's banana pie (sorry, grandma--may you rest in peace).
Overall, Paul Martin's--besides the great name--is fabulous restaurant for good conversation and great food.