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Paramount Grill

12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Thank kmt20182018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service in an intimate, charming setting. If you prefer a unique restaurant instead of a national chain, this is the place for you. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank john t
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere. Diana was outstanding in helping us. Been there many times, had wedding dinner there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sabinemcreynolds
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice atmosphere, good ambience. Never too noisy.Has a variety of dishes that include fresh local vegetables. Also has amazing desserts. The wait staff are informed about the menu and the service is good. The dining experience is consistent and never disappoints. Great place to go...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gail G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love the Paramount Grill...it's that special place to go for an occasion or a an upscale lunch with a girl friend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lgdwin
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

The food was incredible, the staff attentive and courteous. They assisted with table decorations when I was running late at the rehearsal. There was miscommunication with the bar tab and Naheed apologized and worked to resolve the issue with me. The venue is intimate and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suzanne614
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Always a delicious meal, love the rotating menu of seasonal items. Great menu with choices for both meat lovers and vegetarians.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Curiosity706266
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough nice things about this restaurant. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere is great and the staff is very helpful. Thank you for a great anniversary celebration!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Really good food. Took my folks when they came to visit. Will take them again next time they visit. Service was excellent. Location is conveniently near several excellent nightlife locations from the high dive to the hippodrome theater.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DisplacedTxn
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The long time skilled staff represents all this restaurant stands for. Creative healthy cuisine. Dishes for every taste and dietary requirements. Excellent extensive wine list pairs whatever you order.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RandyCaton
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Questions & Answers
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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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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