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Paramount Grill


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact


Prices are for full portion/or half order
Organic Beet, Plum Tomato, Walnut, Cucumber,
Mozzarella & romaine salad tossed in our roasted garlic oil w/ balsamic reduction
Fresh Berries w/ Green Beans, Granny Smith
Apples, pecans, gorgonzola cheese & artisan greens tossed in a berry basil vinaigrette
Chicken Salad Served on Spinach w/ Cucumber,
Plum tomato, red onion, avocado, walnuts, asparagus & served w/ fig-balsamicvinaigrette
Roasted free range chicken breast $+6.00
Roasted Garlic Caesar w/ Roma Tomatoes, Crisp
Romaine, pinenuts & homemade croutons & house made dressing
Fish of the Day ... Market
Soups of the day, ask your waiter
All Served w/ Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion & A
Whitebean-feta salad. Substitute house-cut fries
Roasted Portabello Mushroom Olive Tapenade,
Roasted red pepper, goat cheese & pesto
Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Caramelized Onion,
Granny smith apples, white cheddar & cranberry infused pommery mustard
Braised Buffalo Short Ribs, Roasted Crimini
Mushrooms, gorgonzola, red onion & roasted red pepper aioli
Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast, Avocado, Bacon,
Boursin cheese & lemon basil mayonnaise
Greek Spinach Salad Wrap w/ White Beans, Feta
Cheese, pinenuts, cucumber, sundried tomato & kalamata olives
Roasted Free Range Chicken Salad Wrap With
Avocado, plum tomato & exotic greens
Beef or housemade blackbean, served on a pretzel bun w/ house-cut fries
Fried Green Tomato, Bacon & Goat Cheese
Portabello Mushroom, Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola
Fried Egg, Avocado, White Cheddar
Shrimp, Pesto & Mozzarella
Almond Encrusted Crab Cakes Artisan Green,
Cucumber​ & heirloom tomato salad, goat cheese mousse & herb citrus vinaigrette
Grilled Duck, Black Bean & Cheddar Burrito With
Basmati rice, avocado, salsa fresca & sour cream
Free Range Chicken in a Roasted Tomato Chardonnay
Wine sauce w/ wilted spinach, imported pappardelle pasta, pesto oil & pinenuts
Braised Buffalo Short Ribs w/ Chive Mashed Yukon
Gold potatoes, green beans, crimini mushrooms & sherry wine reduction
Consumption of raw & undercooked meats may cause harm to certain individuals
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Fusion
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate Sunday brunch at the Paramount Grill. The salmon Benedict, a special, was delicious, as was the mixed greens salad—a mixture of crisp greens, crunchy vegetables and sliced almonds. Service was lovely and attentive.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EIS2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly place with a nice ambiance and great service. Our lunch food was good and fresh, but not OMG good. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marriedwchildrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Little high but worth it. No wait time as well. Every item we had was spectacular. Enjoy!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rod s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great area downtown. I really like how the menu changes based on what is fresh or what the chef wants to make.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Krystal M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Definitely a place to treat yourself to fine dining in a comfy atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cory B
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Traveling from MI to FL I craved a “nice” meal while still on the road, so I started a Trip Advisor search & Paramount Grill’s menu sounded good and it is! I had a late brunch of Crab Cakes w/poached eggs Benedict on Ciabbata bread...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U4753AYkarenw
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

There seem to be lots of good places in Gainesville but this one is great. Went for lunch, so we’ll have to go back for dinner. Had the vegetable panano (panini), which was grilled asparagus, red bell pepper, spinach, and pesto. It was yummy and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sprucecreekfly
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

The menu features a large variety of foods, from duck to vegetarian, all the dishes feature interesting combinations. The staff is very polite and welcoming. The platain crab cakes are a must try. Be sure to make a reservation prior to your visit, and definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bustosritaj
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The food is excellent and fresh. Very unique. Herb and Feta biscuits served with white bean spread, etc. It is a very intimate and nice environment. Only complaint is that the staff was rude. There was no pleasant interaction with the wait staff and they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RCJ820
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The menu is extensive, with lots of tasty, healthy options. It is quiet and the dining rooms are well appointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
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November 18, 2018|
Response from Gatorsxc2 | Reviewed this property |
I heard they were closed . Check the website to be sure . Thx.
Carolyn K
October 26, 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.
March 4, 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!
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