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Paramount Grill

12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (20 reviews)
“grilled duck” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Paramount Grill is my favorite lunch spot in all of Gainesville. The service is fantastic, the food is always fresh and delicious, and I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes to get seated.

Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not much to look at from the outside, the food at the Paramount is great. On-street parking may be a bit difficult, but once inside, one has a great time. Had sliced meat (picture) and the choice of desserts (picture) was nice. Was there...More

1  Thank PatentGod
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I hosted a birthday luncheon for 14 girls on a Saturday and had the most outstanding service and food. Can't say enough for Cliff and staff in making the event seamless and perfect in every way. Great champagne great food and over the top service....More

Thank Lhodges290
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have only been to this restaurant a few times but I think this was the best meal so far. Went there with my family for Mother's Day Brunch (this morning, actually). I had the Crab Cake Benedict, they were outstanding! The eggs were PERFECT!!!!!...More

Thank k5acook
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Food overly expensive, wait staff friendly, but took over 90 minutes to get our order to the table. Not much of a variety. A lot of seafood, which makes me ill from the smell.

Thank Jerry V
Reviewed 7 April 2017

great little jewel in the heart of Gainesville...good selection of wines and presentation and taste of food was great.

Thank Searay31
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is quiet and tranquil, more upscale than most downtown options. That makes it a natural choice for business lunches and dinners. The menu is pretty straightforward, but with unusual twists. Try the soups and the complimentary biscuits with feta and white Bea spread.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Paramount Grill never disappoints. Fantastic food, service and ambience. This restaurant is one of the top in Gainesville. Perfect for date night, meetings or entertaining.

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were driving back from Tampa to Tallahassee on a Wednesday, & needed a break from driving I75 in heavy traffic & rain. I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor, & it sounded good for lunch. Right in downtown Gainesville, we parked in a nearby...More

Thank kerry e
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Attended business lunch and waitress was wearing flowing jacket that kept trailing on the table and in one case on my plate--at which point I lost my appetite. Don't want someone's clothing in my food.

1  Thank KBM212
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have eggs benedict and good wines ?
4 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
Do you have a private dining room I could reserve for a 40th birthday party for mu husband?
9 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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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