Paul Martin’s American Grill to Open on July 8 at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo

Paul Martin's American Grill to Open on July 8 at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo

The San Mateo Location will be the Fifth Paul Martin’s to Open in California

Paul Martin’s American Grill is set to open its fifth location on July 8th at The Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo.  Conceived by Brian Bennett and legendary restaurateur Paul Fleming as the restaurant they always wanted in their neighborhood, Paul Martin’s serves American Classics with a fresh twist using local and peak-of-the-season ingredients.

Co-founder Brian Bennett spent more than a year handpicking dishes for Paul Martin’s menu, which is always evolving, sourcing the best in each community. The five restaurants now maintain over 40 partnerships with select farmstead producers. Every item on the menu is made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients.

“We are so happy to be opening another location in Northern California as we continue to grow,” said Anthony Smith, President – Partner of Paul Martin’s. “It thrills us to not only bring 102 full- and part-time jobs to the local economy, but to expand our support for our partners from this area. The ingredients found here are beyond compare, which supports our philosophy of preparing the best ingredients simply and well while offering these dishes at reasonable prices.”

“Paul Martin’s American Grill is a welcome addition to our collection of the finest department stores, specialty shops and restaurants in the Bay Area,” said Larry Ivich, General Manager of Hillsdale Shopping Center. “Our customers have been asking for sustainable, organic and locally sourced menu selections at fair prices.  Paul Martin’s American Grill will offer them everything they want.”

The menu will rotate seasonally with seafood from sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats and poultry, artisan cheeses and cured meats.  Paul Martin’s most popular dishes include Pitman Family Farms “brick” chicken with mashed potatoes and fresh herb jus, Marinated Skirt Steak with grilled maple-bourbon sweet potatoes and arugula, and their signature banana cream pie.  The restaurant’s focus on peak-of-the-season ingredients extends to the bar, showcasing seasonal fruit-infused vodkas made in house and used in signature cocktails. In addition, Paul Martin’s offers several craft beers on tap; and an extensive wine list with over 100 bottles, 80 of which are available by the glass.

The casually sophisticated dining space, which was designed with elegance and comfort in mind, features dark, distressed wood, polished concrete floors, and timeless details. The indoor dining room has approximately 176 seats with room for 76 on the patio.  The entire property, including kitchen, dining room, bar and patio, is approximately 6,810 square feet.

Paul Martin’s San Mateo will be located at Hillsdale Shopping Center on 31st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.  To contact the restaurant, please call (650) 212-7400. Learn more about Paul Martin’s® American Grill by visiting Learn more about the Hillsdale Shopping Center at

The mantra of Paul Martin’s is “Local. Seasonal. Delicious.” Restaurateurs Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming developed the concept for the first restaurant in Roseville, Calif., forging relationships with innovative local farmers, 80 percent of whom are located in California. The restaurant now has locations in El Segundo Westlake Village, and Irvine, Calif., and continues to expand its list of local, sustainable and organic vendors. For more information, visit

Paul Martin's American Grill to Open on July 8 at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San MateoHillsdale Shopping Center is a leading San Mateo shopping destination that offers more than 120 specialty stores and restaurants. Tenants include anchors Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sears as well as specialty shops like H&M, White House | Black Market, Banana Republic, Coach, Trader Joe’s, Michael Kors, Crazy 8, Pandora, The Apple Store, DSW, LEGO, Forever 21, Williams-Sonoma, Guitar Center, Cost Plus World Market and more. Additionally, the shopping center offers several restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, Outback Steakhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Andersen Bakery. Hillsdale Shopping Center is located at off Hwy 101 at Hillsdale Blvd and El Camino Real in San Mateo. For more information visit or call 650-345-8222.