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El Segundo, California
Paul Martin's American Bistro

2361 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, Ca 90245

With Paul Martin's American Bistro, Brian Bennett and restaurateur Paul Fleming, have realized a long-nurtured dream to create the restaurant "we've always wished was in our neighborhood." With the success of the original location in Roseville, the team has expanded with its second location in El Segundo.

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. Brian and Paul spent more than a year handpicking the sources for Paul Martin’s menu. The thorough search produced 40 partnerships with thoughtful, local farmstead producers, 80 percent of whom are located in Northern California.

“Eat organic. Believe in sustainable. Buy local.” is the mantra of Paul Martin’s. As much as possible, that’s what Paul Martin’s aims to deliver, and at accessible prices, with plates priced mostly between $10 and $22. The menu promises such mouthwatering dishes as: Cedar Planked Salmon baked with shallots and bacon, sautéed spinach and crimini mushroom jus; brick chicken from Petaluma Farms with mashed potatoes and fresh herb jus; and braised lamb shank from nearby Solano County with white beans, artichokes and cipollini onions. The rich and varied menu also encourages sampling and sharing, with an assortment of small plates, a seafood platter with the freshest oysters, shrimp and crab; and over 50 wines offered by the glass.

The restaurant’s focus on local, sustainable and organic extends to the bar, which features seasonal fruit-infused vodkas made in house, an interesting array of local craft beers and a wine list that offers more than 80 bottles of mostly California wines.

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.

From the kitchen to the dining room, Paul Martin’s emphasizes the little things that set a gold standard for hospitality and dining. The fresh prime chuck chosen for the Bistro Burger and the lamb from nearby Dixon typify Paul Martin’s emphasis on local whereas the fresh Gulf hoppers in the Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Cocktail show how far the chefs will go to source the best.

The restaurant interior is at once comfortable and sophisticated with a kind of elegant rusticity carried out in old brick, wood, zinc, polished concrete floors, soft lighting and hospitable furnishings.


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review by . March 07, 2010
posted in MBlocal
There is a new king on Rosecrans Ave!!! Their seasonal heirloom tomato salad (capitalizing on the best seasonal time of the year for heirloom tomatoes, purchasing them from local farmer's markets) was the deciding factor in leaping Houston's for the top spot on Rosecrans.. Since its opening in Feb, 2009, i have definitely frequented this restaurant more than any other (and that goes for all streets).. I love the organic, sustainable fresh local product focus and they did a very nice job with the …
review by . November 18, 2009
Paul Martin's American Bistro
Eat Organic. Believe in Sustainable. Buy local. Eat fresh. This is the mantra of the new Paul Martin American Bistro that opened on February 28th, 2009 in El Segundo, CA. Started by Paul Fleming ( of Fleming’s, Ruth Chris and P.F. Chang fame) and longtime restaurant partner Brian Bennett, this new addition to the family strives to balance fresh, organic foods with a comfortable, cozy atmosphere. Styled with a beautiful, sophisticated interior, the restaurant features dark woods, exposed brick, …
Quick Tip by . March 26, 2010
posted in MBlocal
I love the idea of local-cuisine but I always forget about this place. need to go again!
Quick Tip by . March 14, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Good food, quality local ingredients, but something is missing still. Hope they put it all together.
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