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“Fine Dining, ahhh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paramount Grill

Paramount Grill
12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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Ranked #6 of 462 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, the heart of the city.
Gainesville, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fine Dining, ahhh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Treated to birthday dinner here and it was quite satisfying.
Lovely table and great service. Anything you order will undoubtedly please you.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“What a Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went with family for Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations a must. There was a set menu and it was delicious. Chef/owner Cliff and his staff hit the right note with service and atmosphere. The restaurant didn't feel fancy, but sophisticated in a way I had not ever found when dining out on visits over the years to Gainesville. Would love to try the Sunday Brunch.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Pretty place downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very nice gormet restaurant in downtown Gainesville. Small and upscale and the food is excellent. Wish it were closer to our home.

Visited April 2012
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our 35th Anniversary dinner was celebrated at Paramount Grill. This is always our go-to place for special dinners for the two of us. We were not disappointed this time either. Always excellent service, atmosphere and food. The best "fancy" restaurant in Gainesville. Don't miss it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“quiet elegant dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This special occasion place is worth a visit. We drank several excellent wines by the glass from a very limited selection (many more available by the bottle.) The service was friendly and well-paced. Entree selection was limited but everything appealed. We split the beet salad, which had big square chunks of fresh beet and mozzarella, and followed with the fondue appetizer which was nice and didn't go overboard with the fresh herbs (so easy to do.) My quarrel with the fondue was the items provided for dipping. The chicken chunks were too large and too plain. I'm also not a big mushroom fan. Might have been better to offer some options for dipping instead of a set thing. The fondue itself was really delicious and creamy. I reluctantly passed up the duck breast because we could only handle one entree, but our mahi over black bean and corn enchiladas was beautifully presented and popped out with fresh ingredients which all worked well together. Dessert of a light chocolate nut creation a la mode was good but not to die for.

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