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“Bad service, food and customer relations”
Review of Paramount Grill

Paramount Grill
Ranked #10 of 568 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Gainesville, FL USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bad service, food and customer relations”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We waited in the cold outside for about 30 minutes past our reservation time. When we were finally seated, almost everything on the menu was unavailable. The service was slow and the food came out one dish at a time for a table of six. As if this wasn't bad enough, we were billed over $100. Fortunately, my husband always checks the bill and caught the problem. They offered us no apologies for any of the problems. This was the second time we went there. The first time was not as problematic, but nothing to shout about so we decided to try it again. We will never go there again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of Gainesville's best dining experiences”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have eaten many great meals here, always served with style, but never pretentious. The chef and owner is always there and works very hard--it's a hands-on operation for him, and it shows in the quality and innovative ness of the results. This is the place to take a client or interviewee for a meal because it is such a straightforward atmosphere, there are no annoying distractions. What you see is what you get and what you get is consistently excellent. Good wine selection, diverse menu with interesting specials, excellent, unobtrusive service. Prices are not cheap, but you get more than you pay for, in my estimation.

  • Visited January 2014
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berlin md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Service”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had tickets to the show at the theater in Gainesville and decided to check out some restaurants. Found Paramount Grill and decided to give it a try. We arrived and were promptly seated and the server was delightful. She was very efficient as well as friendly and very infomative.
Shared the evening with friends and we were all delighted with the entire experience.
Appetizers were outstanding. Be sure to try the fondue and the tuscan bread, incredible for sure.
Dinner was fabulous. My husband had the fish special and it was outrageous.
Two of us had the stuffed chicken which also was excellent. Pork was the choice of our other friend. Caraway seasoned and out of this world.
Could not fit in dessert but will certainly go back and be sure to try this as well.
This is a restaurant you do not want to miss. A little out of the way from the theater but well worth searching out. It is in the downtown district and there are many food choices but this is surely the best one.

  • Visited February 2014
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Tillson, New York, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Just driving through....”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Just stopping through town. Looked for a local restaurants. This was a delightful evening. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend. The local hotels should be knowledges about the local restaurants!

  • Visited January 2014
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“Always Enjoyable”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch with a small group of friends the other day. Everything on the menu looked good. Ended up with pork sandwich with granny apples. Good choice. Everybody tried something different so I snuck a couple bites of there's. All good. Would highly recommend

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