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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (20 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 1 week ago

This is the ultimate special-ocasion restaurant. Absolutely love it. Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Hands down, the best restaurant in Gainesville, by a long shot. Not even close = the best food, period.

Thank BigRock21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Valentines with wife and 2 other couples and had a fantastic time. Took our time and enjoyed the menu and the wine. I had a Duck that was absolutely delicious.

1  Thank Les L
Reviewed 10 January 2018

When in Gainesville I never miss a chance to dine @ the Paramount Grill. If I decide to move to Gainesville I want first dibs on the space above the Grill so that I can walk downstairs every evening for dinner. Cliff is amazing. Nothing...More

1  Thank TNGlinda
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Just happen to visit while shopping downtown with my sister and what a nice find!! Excellent food and even better service. I can't say enough about this place.... What a doozie. Nicely prepared and fresh food. I'll be back!

2  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We celebrated Christmas Eve here. They offered a fixed menu but the choices were enough to satisfy everyone. We had the halibut entree and it was delicious and a large piece of fish. We had a gracious plenty amount of food. The atmosphere was festive...More

2  Thank TravelExpTPA
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner for our first visit to this restaurant. Everything was fresh & flavorful with just the right amount of spices. We had the hummus for the appetizer which would served 4. I had the beet salad which I love. I had...More

2  Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Paramount Grill is in the highest rank of Florida dining establishments. The recent addition of a full bar enhances it further. At our recent experience, my wife had a new addition to the menu, roast pheasant. I had the day's specialty item, braised bison short...More

1  Thank slocal48
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend were in town for a football last week and wanted something different to eat. We already looked at this website and see they had an amazing menu to pick from. May I say I’m so glad we stop. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I cannot thank Clifton enough for accommodating such a large and somewhat unexpected size to this dinner. He and his staff were phenomenal in adding plates that were not rsvp'd, drink orders that were coming like lightning and all with such pizzaz and grace! The...More

Thank janacdavidson
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I eat here every time I'm in Gainesville. The atmosphere is very pleasant and food is outstanding -- especially for the price. Everything I've tried has been delicious and beautifully presented. The Salmon is a must but the scallops are a close second -- try...More

Thank Eddie S
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Carolyn K
27 October 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.
5 March 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
10 April 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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