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“Elegant Atmosphere, Superb Food”
Review of Paramount Grill

Paramount Grill
Ranked #10 of 576 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Lanham, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Elegant Atmosphere, Superb Food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The chef/owner is so innovative and his specials are always worth checking out. The flavors are unlike any other restaurant in Gainesville. I recommend the salads and special entrees. I love to celebrate our anniversary here!

Visited March 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always terrific”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We've been to Paramount numerous times over the years, for lunch as well as dinner. It is consistently excellent, with innovative dishes, with new dishes added frequently, using the freshest ingredients. The customer service is terrific as well. This place is super for a casual lunch, dinner or celebratory night out. Don't miss the crab cakes!

  • Visited October 2012
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Boca Raton, RL
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The menu is not huge but the food was great and the service good too. There was a nice variety to choose from and my tuna was done perfectly (I am not a rare tuna person and asked for medium). Nice wine list too.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Restaurant!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Two Days Ago, My Wife and I were walking in downtown gainesville. We stumbled upon this awesome restaurant. As soon as we entered the doors, we were greeted by the very nice staff. We sat in the far left Dining room the one closest to the Cigar Bar next door. Our Dinner was superb. The Pork Tenderloin was truly magnificent, The Atmosphere was great. We had a concern at first, about being so close to a cigar bar. But after two hours of a great dinner the only aroma was coming from our delicious food. We will most certainly be back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Miss tobacco smoke in restaurants? Try Paramount.”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Located next door to a cigar bar, Paramount Grill captures the dining atmosphere of the 60's wafting through dry wall or AC vents. If it's the former, your palate might trap less nicotine if you insist on a table in the room closest to the front entrance. Ours was attached to the cigar bar.

We sampled a number of dishes -- beet salad, potato leek soup, sesame encrusted snapper, seared tuna steak, braised buffalo short ribs, grilled duck, and chocolate mousse. Only the mousse was memorable. Every main plate was piled high, as if quantity could compensate for quality. Not at these prices.

  • Visited October 2012
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