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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%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 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 2 days ago

Paramount Grill has served up the best meals we’ve had in the last eight years we’ve been dining in Gainesville. Located in the heart of this University town, it’s located within easy walking distance from downtown hotels. An excellent place to impress clients and potential...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow want to talk about knock your socks off service and great presentation......not to mention awesome food try this place

Thank Searay31
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We made a late reservation after Gameday. Have not been since our daughter graduated a couple years ago . The service excellent and the food delicious as we remembered . Extensive wine list . Nice atmosphere and very relaxing . The duck, steak and salmon...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why there are so many good reviews.....our experience was extremely disappointing. We waited about an hour for our food from the time that we ordered, even though the restaurant was about a third full. And the waitress was not at all apologetic. My...More

Thank 27Jazz27
ClifNelson, Partner at Paramount Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so sorry for you bad experience at Paramount. The Chef and Owner Clif Nelson recently fell ill suddenly and has been hospitalized. The staff is trying to cover shifts to make up for the loss while running the restaurant for him. The staff was...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

When you go to Paramount you are certain to have a fantastic meal. Our favorite restaurant in Gainesville. Not only is the food always excellent, the service is first rate. Beautiful atmosphere. A willingness to accommodate special dietary needs. Cliff and his staff do everything...More

Thank Alex O
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The Paramount Grill is one of the nicest places to eat in Gainesville, Florida. The selection of food varies from visit to visit and is a good break from the usual choices of restaurants in Gainesville.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Went there the first time when I still was a student at UFL. Came back 15years later to Gainesville to show my daughter the place where she was born. Restaurant is still there and still as good as it used to be

Thank Sedesmaterie
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The menu offers excellent, original plates. Each choice was exceptional, both tasty and healthy. The server provided all we needed. The atmosphere was quiet and lovely.

Thank docgram
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

You can't go wrong. Clif is a Rock solid Chef Owner. Great wine selection and a menu that is ever changing.

Thank sheltong2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have eaten here many times, and the food is always wonderful. The presentation is also beautiful. The waiters seem to know wine and can suggest wines that will go well with the meal, It has a "sunny" look to the decor, so it has...More

Thank montolino
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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!
Molly W
April 9, 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
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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