American Grill

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Paul Martin’s American Grill Opens 10th Location in Pasadena

The elegant Lake Avenue outpost's menu will focus on seasonal fare and quality seafood and meat dishes

Paul Martin’s American Grill has opened its tenth location on Lake Avenue in Pasadena. With over 7,000 square feet of space, the new restaurant seats over 200 diners in various sitting areas including an outdoor patio, indoor communal seating at long tables, bar seating, tabletops, and comfy booths.

Partner and chef Mark Fitkowski’s menu focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients utilizing seafood from sustainable fisheries and free range poultry and beef. The new menu ensures that dishes are made from scratch daily and provides a wide variety of choices. Appetizers include salt and pepper shrimp, a butcher’s board of local cheeses and artisanal salamis, oysters, a grilled Castroville artichoke with pesto aïoli, roasted butternut squash soup, and a kale Caesar salad. Mesquite-grilled entrées include steak frites, BBQ ribs, skirt steak, ribeye, New York strip steak, pork chop, and steelhead trout.

Non-grilled main courses include blackened redfish, brick chicken, braised short ribs, and linguini and shrimp. There are also two great burgers and an equally delicious French dip sandwich available. Sides include mac and cheese with prosciutto, French and sweet potato fries, and seasonal grilled vegetables.

With artisan cocktails, over 100 wine bottles, and a variety of hand-crafted beers, American Grill’s full bar menu offers a large selection of libations to choose from. The restaurant’s huge desserts are indulgently sinful and include a decadent devil’s food cake, banana cream pie, and apple cinnamon crisp.

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