For over 30 years Clif Nelson, Chef/Owner of Paramount Grill, has been serving unique and innovative cuisine in Gainesville
Clif opened Paramount Grill in August 2001 to realize his vision of serving fresh, inventive cuisine, coupled with a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Gainesville.
Our wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. We use only the best, freshest ingredients and most everything is house-made including our desserts. Our menus change frequently in order to provide locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients when available, so check back often!
Free valet parking is available Tuesday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and on special holidays. Located on the corner of SW 1st Avenue near South Main Street in front of the restaurant.
Our private dining room comfortably accommodates up to 40 people for business meetings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, company parties and more. Private dining can come with a standard fixed-price menu or we can create a specialized menu to meet your needs. Call or e-mail us for details: email@example.com
WE OFFER A LARGE SELECTION OF WINES, LOCAL CRAFT BEERS AND COCKTAILS, ALL REASONABLY PRICED.
FEATURING A FULL BAR OF BOUTIQUE LIQUORS, THESE ARE SOME OF OUR CRAFT COCKTAILS.
WE ONLY USE HOUSE-MADE MIXERS. INQUIRE WITH YOUR SERVER FOR OTHER LIBATIONS.
Caramelized Pineapple Mojito $12
Bacoo 5-Year-Old Spiced Rum, Caramelized Pineapple Pureé, Mint, Lime, Club Soda.
Black Currant Cosmopolitan $13
Perfect Vodka, Cointreau, Black Currant Pureé Cranberry Juice, Sour Mix, Simple Syrup splash
Prickly Pear Margarita $13
Maestro Dobel Tequila, Cointreau, Prickly Pear Pureé, Sour Mix, Black Lava Salt Rim
Yuzu Bushmill Sour $13
Bushmills Black Bush Whiskey, Yuzu Sour, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup splash
Blood-Orange Old Fashioned $12
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon, Blood-Orange Pureé, Cherry Juice, Orange Bitters, Aromatic Bitters, Simple Syrup splash, Orange Slice
Cucumber Gin Collins $12
Botanist Gin, Fresh Lemon, Cucumber, Simple Syrup splash, Regatta Craft Ginger Ale, Fresh Rosemary Sprig
Espresso Martini $13
Perfect Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Irish Cream, Espresso Beans
Bloody Mary $10 (unlimited $19)
Manifest Vodka, House-made Spicy Tomato-Horseradish Mix with Creole-Spiced Salt Rim, Green Olive and Celery stick
Help support Gainesville's gem, The Hippodrome Theatre, while enjoying a good meal. Starting July 17th through July 2019, Paramount Grill will donate 10% of gross receipts from all Tuesday sales to the Hippodrome in response to the state's funding cuts to the theatre.
In return, customers who dine at Paramount on "HIPP TUESDAYS" can bring their receipt to the Hippodrome box office and receive a special gift. Plus, while you're there, enjoy one of their many unique stage productions or films.
The Hippodrome is celebrating its 45th season as a professional regional theatre. With over 340 active programming days annually, the Hippodrome is the cultural anchor of Gainesville's historic downtown.
Steadfast in its commitment to inclusion, diversity and acceptance, the Hippodrome explores shared humanity and tackles tough questions through the arts, and it has never been more important than now. Please call for reservations or stop by to help fund our city's longtime treasure. For more information go to www.thehipp.org.
Contact Us (WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS BY EMAIL)
FOR SPECIAL EVENTS & PRIVATE PARTIES
Our private dining room comfortably accommodates up to 50 people for business meetings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, company parties and more. Private dining can come with a standard menu or we can create a specialized menu to meet your needs. Call or e-mail us for details:
We strive to make every experience our customer has as best as possible, If you didn't like something or had a problem with service, please say something to your server or contact us via phone or email, we will do our best to make it right.
OUR APOLOGIES, THE FIXED PRICE MENU WILL BE UNAVAILABLE
DUE TO CHEF CLIF’S SUDDEN ILLNESS, WE WILL BE SERVING OUR REGULAR BRUNCH MENU FOR EASTER SUNDAY, WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA & SANTA FE COLLEGE GRADUATION RESERVATIONS
During University of Florida and Santa Fe College graduation weekends, we are often completely booked months in advance. However, closer to the date of graduation seatings can become available. So, it doesn't hurt to inquire!
In order to provide excellent service for all — we require the following:
- Date and requested time
- A phone number where you can be reached
- Number of guests in your party
Then, we will contact you by phone to set up the time for your reservation. We require a credit card number for a deposit of $15 per-person ($5 per-person for Sunday Brunch) which will be applied to your bill when you dine with us. The card will not be charged until two weeks before your reservation date.
Cancellations require email notification dated NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT. The deposit is non-refundable after that time. Please limit all communications regarding your reservation to the original email sent.
An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to all parties which will be written on your bill.
Please note: The dinner menu will be served all day on Friday and Saturday of graduation weekends.
Please also note: there is a $30 per-bottle corking fee if you bring your own wine ($50 for magnums) in order to pay for wine service and glasses. If you bring your own dessert/cake there is a $4 per person charge to store, cut and serve.
Thank you for considering Paramount Grill for your celebration!