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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” (17 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 10 August 2017

The food is always delicious and presented like it is from the very best Michelin rated restaurants. Expensive by Gainseville standards, but very reasonable compared to similar in a large city.

Thank Serlin G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

when I think of the Paramount, I think of the clock, the wine, the salad, the fish, and the lovely atmosphere. it is a great place to go with out of town guests. Local, and picky.

Thank lckirkwood
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Excellent service ,carb cakes one of my favorites. When I am in Gainesville that is my place for lunch.

Thank cmhmac
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Always wonderful, creative, beautifully presented, great friendly and knowledgeable servers. We went with her recommendations for sharing an entree (the salmon enchiladas, with fried green tomatoes and avocado - delicious!!), the large beet salad - very yummy, and the crab cake appetizers.

Thank lizharvey65
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Quaint little place - great food. Fondue appetizer was yummy - the mushrooms were the best part - wasn't a fan of the chicken as a side on the dish. I had the Salmon dinner and it was incredible!! Would definitely go back.

Thank Britneyladd
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 15 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
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Carolyn K
27 October 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.
5 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
10 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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