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“Overall Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Paramount Grill

Paramount Grill
Ranked #11 of 567 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Austin, United States
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“Overall Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Six of us ate here to celebrate a special occasion. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. If I lived in Gainesville this place would be tops on my list.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Sona N
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cocoa beach
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“I always want to know what's behind a bad review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We ate an anniversary dinner here and know why the reviews are about 10:1 positive. The menu is so inventive and varied you can find something for every taste. Any review that considers the Paramount expensive should look at the quality of ingredients and the care that goes into the prep. My grouper with a side of polenta with cheese was as good as I have had anywhere in Gainesville. The lobster and crab dish was plentiful and cooked exactly right! Our server was Nate who may not have been the most experienced but went way beyond average in making sure our needs were met. The place was packed and we were lucky to get in on graduation weekend. By the way, the person that complained about slower service should remember what time of year this is.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Far too noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Everyone complains about noisy restaurants, but no one seems to do anything about it. This is a rather pricey place, and one would expect a quiet meal. Not so. There are many solutions, but they would cost money. Doubt that I would return

Visited April 2014
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Valdosta, Georgia
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“Better then expected!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Chicken salad and angus burger was fabulous. Almost too much for my husband and me. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch our first time here as business travelers to this area we will definitely return. Highly recommend!

Thank LauraJuly
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Lady Lake, Florida
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“Back for Another Delightful Mothers Day Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Last year, our adult daughter and our grandson joined us for a delightful Mothers Day brunch at the Paramount Grill in Gainesville, Florida. Our experience started off with delicious mimosas and an attentive and friendly wait staff. This jewel offers cozy ambiance and surprisingly gourmet fare. We are back again this year (reservations in place) and can't wait to taste Clif's creations for the special day!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Doxmom17
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