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Paramount Grill

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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had amazing dinner and wonderful service st this upscale Gainesville restaurant. All six of us enjoyed our delicious meals very much, and the service was outstanding too.

Thank weingaja
Havana, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on a business trip and stumbled into this very classy restaurant. The food was out of this world. I had the filet topped with portabello mushrooms reduced in wine served over mashed potatoes and asparagus. The service was also outstanding. The price was high but well worth it. So impressed, I returned two nights later for round two, which... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Have eaten here twice recently. Once this summer and once this weekend. Food, wine, and service all consistently excellent. Lots of locally sourced foods. You will not be disappointed. My west coast friends certainly weren't, nor were my family and I.

Thank MHeesacker
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

From date night dinners to graduation lunches with a big group, I have had several excellent experiences here. The food is always excellent. The service is top notch. The wine selection is quite good. And the atmosphere is chic yet comfortable.

Thank Bridget G
Amherst, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

A welcome change from pizzas and fast food we shared with the students in our family. Good local ingredients and a chef who obviously cares about quality and originality.

1 Thank Lisa_in_MA
Gainesville, Florida
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304 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have been fans of the Paramount for some time, but have not eaten here as often as we should, mostly because it is downtown, and thus inconvenient. But that is our loss. The Paramount is in the top two or three of Gainesville's finest restaurants, perhaps the very best. That this listing rates Harry's above the Paramount says something... More 

Thank George E
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

As a visitor to Gainesville, we relied on TA's recommendation and decided to try this establishment. It was Sunday evening. There were only a few souls in this part of old Gainesville. When we walked up to this restaurant, we thought it was closed because there was no one inside. We went away and only when we walked passed it... More 

Thank S452DAandrewk
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A Gainesville friend introduced us to Paramount for a late Saturday lunch at this downtown gem. I had the southwestern salmon salad and asked to take off the goat cheese, which they did happily. Lots of goodies included with beautiful lettuce and a ridiculously perfect piece of salmon on top with sliced avocado. My niece had the braised bison short... More 

Thank Kerry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Always a nice quiet elegant setting. Nice selection of wines, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Not glitter and flash, just a nice relaxing place to visit with another couple to enjoy an evening of good food and good friendship. Pricing is fair for fine dinning.

Thank BigP34
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in GNV. I have brunch/lunch/dinner here at least once a month. The setting is just as important as the meal, and Paramount gets it right. They've created a cozy, intimate environment that coaxes you into experiencing the moment. Every menu item is constructed with thoughtful and passionate detail. I've taken several people here over the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida, the heart of the city. For over 10 years Clif Nelson, chef and owner of Paramount Grill, has been serving unique and innovative cuisine. Our wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. We use only the best, freshest ingredients and most everything is house made including our desserts. We serve beer and wine, of which there is a nice variety and is reasonably priced. FREE valet parking available Tuesday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and on special holidays.

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