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Paramount Grill

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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Paramount this year. It is a medium size restaurant with a great staff and a kitchen that really delivers a quality product.T This was the first time we did not cook a family Thanksgiving dinner, so we chose the turkey dinner option, and each course was delightful and fully flavorful. We had a... More 

Thank Robert S
Gainesville, FL
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small, classy restaurant downtown. Prices are not cheap, but it's a special place. Will make an impression on people, like job candidates or out-of-town visitors. Our table had Mahi Mahi, lobster and shrimp with pasta plus pork chop. Food was tasty and atmosphere is elegant. Music, just enough to not intrude. Service: efficient and not intrusive. Portions,... More 

Thank JFGainesville
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I were driving through on our way down Florida and decided to stop here. The food was amazing! I had the filet entree and she had the pork chop. Both were fantastic! The service was wonderful as well.

Thank Anna W
Gainesville, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smallish dinner menu, but that should be a good thing. They make their staple items (duck, beef fillet, pork chop, salmon) consistently, with some seasonal or decadent details (white truffle reduction, chive blossoms, etc.). Portion sizes are adequate, and enable you to order an app or dessert. Servers are courteous and a couple are really attentive. Pricey and stylish, great... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Dinner for 4 at this highly touted restaurant on a Tuesday evening with a reservation. One of our party arrived early and was seated in an otherwise empty dining room and then ignored(not even water poured). The rest of the party arrived, no one to greet us, seated ourselves and waited. Finally one of our party got up and went... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 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.

1 Thank weingaja
Havana, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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 

Thank sbush12
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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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