Slightly upscale Paul Martin’s Austin Grill has joined the Domain Northside officially opening its doors today offering contemporary American bistro fare from mesquite grilled artichokes and a warm quinoa salad to barbecue pork ribs and devil’s food cake.
In opening this outpost, co-founders Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming (who are also behind mega-chains like Pei Wei, P.F. Chang's, and Fleming’s) took a local approach to this Paul Martin’s location, which has outposts in Arizona, California, and Dallas.
Much like recently opened Red Ash and up-comer Pitchfork Pretty, the centerpiece of Paul Martin’s kitchen is a live fire — in this case over mesquite coals, which allows for signature dishes such as the brick chicken, cedar plank steelhead, and bistro cheeseburger with black pepper aioli. The open kitchen offers views of that live fire grill.
The beverage program at Paul Martin’s includes handcrafted classic cocktails, like a classic old fashioned with Luxardo cherries, house champagne lemonade, raspberry martinis, plus an extensive beer and wine selection with more than more 80 wines by the glass.
The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. for lunch daily through dinner. Happy hour runs from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. The restaurant’s space can seat more than 200, and features a bar and lounge area with an expansive bar and communal tables.
Paul Martin’s comes on the heels of other late summer and early fall openings in The Domain including Bazille (in Nordstrom), Second Bar + Kitchen’s expansion as part of the Archer Hotel, and the ever-growing bar-and-restaurant-filled Rock Rose.