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Paramount Grill

12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When you go to Paramount you are certain to have a fantastic meal. Our favorite restaurant in Gainesville. Not only is the food always excellent, the service is first rate. Beautiful atmosphere. A willingness to accommodate special dietary needs. Cliff and his staff do everything...More

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paramount Grill is one of the nicest places to eat in Gainesville, Florida. The selection of food varies from visit to visit and is a good break from the usual choices of restaurants in Gainesville.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there the first time when I still was a student at UFL. Came back 15years later to Gainesville to show my daughter the place where she was born. Restaurant is still there and still as good as it used to be

Thank Sedesmaterie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu offers excellent, original plates. Each choice was exceptional, both tasty and healthy. The server provided all we needed. The atmosphere was quiet and lovely.

Thank docgram
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

You can't go wrong. Clif is a Rock solid Chef Owner. Great wine selection and a menu that is ever changing.

Thank sheltong2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have eaten here many times, and the food is always wonderful. The presentation is also beautiful. The waiters seem to know wine and can suggest wines that will go well with the meal, It has a "sunny" look to the decor, so it has...More

Thank montolino
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We were celebrating a special occasion and this place did not disappoint. Rivals any big city fine dining experience. All the food was prepared with true excellence. Some fun and different menu choices. The service was also excellent. It is a small place so I...More

Thank SharonWS1982
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Menu has changing daily specials. I enjoy duck menu items. Coffee service excellent. Varied lunch and dinner menu. My guest have been impressed with menu, food, beverages and service. I rate all 5 stars. I suggest reservations for holidays and football weekends.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent, especially the duck! Service was great too with a huge party. A fun night indeed!

Thank Cfullergnv
Reviewed June 18, 2018

had friends in town for football game. they are used to good food; so this was the only place to take them. it did not disappoint. quiet on a sunday morning. great menu. easy to park.

Thank Michael F
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Carolyn K
October 26, 2017|
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Response from janacdavidson | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the restaurant directly as their menu changes with the seasons.
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about a brunch menu. I would try looking online. Decent wine list but you'd do better, for wine, at Manuel's Vintage Room around the corner from Paramount Grill!
Molly W
April 9, 2015|
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Response from Sven N | Reviewed this property |
There is a Paramount Hotel in Gainesville which is not the same as the Paramount Grill, Restaurant. The Paramount Grill has two rooms in the restaurant. I believe they would be able to accommodate a private party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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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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