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Paul Martin's American Bistro

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2361 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 180, El Segundo, CA 90245-7905 (Continental Circle)
+1 310-643-9300
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the location, the buzz, the ambience and the bar. But each time we've come we've had one dish that was a complete miss; an incorrectly cooked burger, a plate of burnt chicken tenders and an over-salted salmon. All taken care of, so top marks for service. Would love consistency, because I'd give it 4/5 stars. I'll give it one... More 

Thank USBrits
Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

.A bustling restaurant with very well prepared food. Both the steak and salmon were delicious. We substituted mashed potatoes for roast cauliflower. Excellent Only suggestion: please improve the lighting. Middle seat in booth was under a spotlight. One person should not be over lit at a table. I kept moving to left and right to avoid light but never was... More 

Thank PaulineMarie3
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you in the area, a must visit. Their steaks are great. The quinoa salad for those looking for a healthy option is very good. They also have private dining available. The service at Paul Martins ia absolutely 5 star!

Thank Dilchi
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were kind of disappointed when we ordered the same Happy Hour food & drinks as the patrons in the bar area and paid twice as much. The bar area was full so we had to sit in the dining room. No going back.

Thank Hairup
Claremont, California
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Meet family for dinner. On a Tuesday night they were not busy and had excellent service. Seemed to be more of a place to sit at the bar for a drink and/or something to eat.

Thank Nancybrower
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I selected this spot for a birthday celebration based on the online reviews and comments from friends. I wish I hadn't listened. This pricey restaurant was not worth it.The artichoke appetizer was not the best but edible and the dip should have been much larger for 2 people. The best part of the meal was the mixed greens salad with... More 

Thank gigim717
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great (almost European/Dutch) classy ambiance. Luxurieus restaurant with very good and tastefull food. Prices are al little bit more than other restaurants we've been, but definitly nog overpriced! Wish we had such a great restaurant with this price/quality-rate in the Netherlands. I would definitly go back if possible to taste more from the menu.

Thank Elke T
Hawthorne, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place for business meetings while drinking and eating during their Happy Hours. We also like to meet friends there during Paul Martin's Happy Hours. There is valet service, or validated parking nearby.

Thank 1958Rita
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Those of you who read my reviews know that I take the no nonsense approach to reviewing - just the facts. We were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo (review coming) and asked the front desk staff for some good places to eat. They also said that if we found a good spot to please let them know,... More 

Thank Michael B
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Really good burger but was disappointed overall. I have an issue with doors and foot traffic (military thing), asked to be seated somewhere out of foot traffic, appeared to be imposition for the host.

Thank Vince C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2361 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 180, El Segundo, CA 90245-7905
    (Continental Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Segundo
  • Phone Number: +1 310-643-9300
At the heart of all great food is fresh, local, peak of the season ingredients. Paul Martin’s aims to take diners back to the farm with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced organic produce, the best of both wild and farmed fish, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors.Surveys show that 78 percent of American consumers value regional and local food for home cooking. Why? For health, taste and to preserve the rural landscape. Embracing this concept, Paul Martin's believes it's their responsibility to carry these values into the restaurant kitchen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?