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“Good wine, Good appetizer, Good atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paul Martin's American Bistro

Paul Martin's American Bistro
1455 Eureka Road, Ste 100, Roseville, CA 95661
916-783-3600
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Ranked #17 of 373 restaurants in Roseville
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rocky Ridge
Description: The menu at Paul Martin’s consists of dishes aimed at taking diners back to the American farm with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced organic produce, fish from conscientious fishmongers, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors and custom-made bread from expert bakers. The California-centric wine list twists and turns, by glass or bottle, through the Golden State’s fruitful vineyards, with an occasional stop for an Oregon Pinot Gris or a Washington dry Riesling. And behind Paul Martin’s elegantly rustic bar is an interesting array of local craft beer and spirited cocktails with fresh garnishes. Good times and thoughtful food are a way of life at Paul Martin’s local, American Bistro.
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“Good wine, Good appetizer, Good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We needed a place to just talk and relax with a bottle of wine. This was the perfect place. It was warm enough to sit outside with the portable heater turned on. The wine was excellent, Rodney Strong, Pinot Noir, and the Smoked Salmon appetizer (Happy Hour) was excellent. The best part was that we could actually hear ourselves talk. Lucky for us the outside seating was not overly crowded.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Just got into town and had dinner here based on a strong recommendation from the desk clerk at our hotel. Reviews looked good here on TripAdvisor so went expecting a pleasant experience. Unfortunately we were disappointed.

The restaurant was fairly busy for a Sunday evening but certainly not slammed. The hostesses were pleasant and turned out to be the best part of the visit. Our waiter was inattentive and somewhat aloof. We ordered wine and all decided to have their Sunday special - prime rib. The soup/salad was served promptly but then things went into slow motion. It took almost two hours to get our entrees and then dessert. The food was okay but certainly did not wow us.

So in summary we were pretty much underwhelmed. Lots of other choices in the area for the rest of our week here so don't think we will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rocklin, CA
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“Great All Occasion Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Paul Martin is a great restaurant for any occasion with very nice food. This is my favorite default place for a nice dinner. The short ribs are amazing......a favorite. A few nights ago we ordered the hanger steak and it is very very good. A little spice and delicious sauce. I ordered it medium rare so it would not come out tough, but it came out pretty rare. Unless you like very rare, I would order it on the rare side of medium or medium. Their salmon is good, not great. The only complaint I have is none of the meals come with anything green on the side. Just a few greens would be nice, especially since I did not want to order a side salad.

The service is very good, nice wine list. Their desserts lack. Dress is anything from business casual to nice dress. There is a bar area that is very casual. Something for everyone. Very nice decor.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food - Spotty Service?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Dined here for dinner with a large group on business. We started with cocktails on the patio and the service was quite good, with a constant flow of servers ensuring everyone's drinks were topped off. After moving into a semi private dining area, we had several appetizers that were also very good overall. Calamari was average however the roasted artichoke was quite excellent. The butternut squash soup was also quite good. It was more of a puree and tended to be slightly on the sweet side but very good. The hoisin pork chop was outstanding. This was a LARGE double cut, bone-in chop, that was perfectly prepared and well presented. I wasn't a big fan of the bacon infused brussel sprouts that accompanied my meal as the bacon/balsamic dressing overpowered the dish. Deserts were large and very good, with the chocolate cake and apple crisp dominating the choices around the table. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service during dinner was a little spotty as on several occasions we needed to search for our server to re-fill drinks and water. I expect these to be taken care of without asking. That said, it was a good evening out on business and would return when I'm back in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, California
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“A great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

On a Sunday afternoon we tried the happy hour. Really tasty little bites including the roasted chicken wings. A very extensive wine list, but settled for the happy hour wines at four dollars a glass. The restaurant has an upscale appearance with friendly and efficient service. We learned that a Monday night special is currently a dinner for two with a bottle of wine for fifty dollars.
We will definitely be trying it.

Visited September 2013
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