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Paramount Grill

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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Everyone ordered a la carts and had their own bill and it went super smooth.... More 

Thank Lhodges290
Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!!!! Three of us had dishes with poached eggs and all were perfect, too! To me,... More 

Thank k5acook
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 parking garage. We had to wait 20 minutes or so for a table, as the... More 

Thank kerry e
Gainesville, Florida
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203 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have been to Paramount Grill many times over the past 12 or more years. This is one of the best restaurants in Gainesville and one of our favorite restaurants. Every time we have been there, the food has been outstanding (brunch or dinner, salads, appetizers, muffins, entrees, desserts, you name it)! Not to mention, the service is phenomenal, Gary... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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300 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Enjoyable lunch in this smaller downtown restaurant. Extensive wine list, prices on the higher side for lunch, but some competitive options and it is a classier atmosphere. Service was very good, we both enjoyed our meals and drinks. Choices were unique, but fresh and tasty with lovely presentation. Simple and classic design to the dining room and my lunch partner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?