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Paul Martin's American Bistro

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2361 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 180, El Segundo, CA 90245-4916 (Continental Circle)
+1 310-643-9300
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance, great food and Jefffrey is PHENOMENAL! Gave our recently widowed mother a specially-made desert on her anniversary. Even invited my brother back to have a private lesson from the chef on how to cook the lamb. Love this place, and pray they expand to the DC area soon!!!

Thank classieloreen
Gardena, California
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The food really tastes great. The drinks are also great as is the service. It's far more than a 'burger joint': there's great nuances of European cuisine. The decor is quite attractive featuring a dark wooden appearance. A great restaurant for business or family.

Thank Mark L
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

As always in US is it hard to guess the price range. There was a few fancy cars outside so we were a little bit worried at first but the price range was good especially compared to the quality. The server suggested that we should share the ribs unheard of in Europe. We took an excellent starter and the ribs... More 

Thank sohe01
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

According to the reviews we were looking forward to our dinner here. However, this may have been the worst evening that we have experienced in a long time. Very noisy (but lots of people like noise-we do not). Waitress was so shrill and talked so fast that we had to slow her down in order to understand her. Ordered a... More 

Thank retiredinmendocino
Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Stopped by Paul Martin's for a working business dinner. Good variety of options to satisfy diverse pallets. Highly recommend the chicken wing appetizer from the bar menu (which we were able to order from the dining room). Filet mignon was on the evening's list of specials and was exceptionally good. Service was excellent - attentive without hovering. Plentiful wine list.... More 

Thank RoadWarriorWoman
Munich, Germany
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I ate the spareribs, which are good - meat is falling from the bones. The atmosphere is quiet and high Level. A place where you can go with Business Partners or customers as well.

Thank wagnerjoerg1965
Encinitas, California
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We were happy to find this fine restaurant near the hotel where we were staying. Be sure to make a reservation since it is very popular. We dined on ribs, salmon, delicious pasta and the butternut soup was velvety good! Excellent selection of wines too.

Thank Anna M
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a reliable nice sit down restaurant for lunch. The food is very good. I had the steak salad and my friend had the fish tacos. Would recommend both. Our waiter was wonderful.

Thank gmgOc
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This was my first time eating here after driving by all the time. I didn't know what to expect and I can say that I will be back. Now I must tell you that I did happen to get a long hair in my steak. But being a restauranteur I know that this happens and most of the time it... More 

Thank Andrew H
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Son and I started meal with Town Dock Calamari as an appetizer... very good. We each had an organic green salad prior to our entrees... very tasty with house vinaigrette. For entrees son had a delicious Cedar Plank Salmon with shallots and bacon, organic spinach and crimini mushroom jus. I had Braised Short Ribs that came with mashed potatoes, horseradish... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
American, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2361 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 180, El Segundo, CA 90245-4916
    (Continental Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Segundo
  • Phone Number: +1 310-643-9300
At the heart of all great food is fresh, local, peak of the season ingredients. Paul Martin’s aims to take diners back to the farm with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced organic produce, the best of both wild and farmed fish, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors.Surveys show that 78 percent of American consumers value regional and local food for home cooking. Why? For health, taste and to preserve the rural landscape. Embracing this concept, Paul Martin's believes it's their responsibility to carry these values into the restaurant kitchen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?