Paul Martin’s American Grill new fall menu will get you in the season

I really love when Valley restaurants change up their menu based on what ingredients are in season, which is why I love Paul Martin’s American Grill’s new winter menu, available through March, featuring really tasty items. I tried some really delicious dishes on a recent happy hour visit to the restaurant, which, like I discovered on my first lunchtime visit to the restaurant, I love for its relaxed yet classy atmosphere and exceptional service.

The restaurant uses local produce in its dishes, which made eating vegetarian items like the Castroville Artichoke with pesto aioli ($13) and Wild Museum Soup ($9) so enjoyable.
Eating a large artichoke is always a little hard to handle, but it’s also a lot of fun, especially when it’s tasty and mesquite-grilled like this one. It was a really great vegetarian option that was perfect for two people, and I loved the smoky qualities of the dish.

Paul Martin's Scottsdale artichokeThe mushroom soup was so delicious, with six types of wild mushrooms, including white shimeji, brown shimeji, maitake and king trumpets. Every bite was a mouth full of mushrooms, which I loved, and this was a thick, hearty soup I would definitely recommend.

Paul Martin's mushroom soupThe new cocktails (all $12) that accompanied the meals were also delicious. My friend and I loved the Makers Mark Manhattan, with Makers Mark whisky and sweet vermouth and garnished with a Luxardo cherry. It was strong and sweet and had a great holiday spice.

Paul Martin's Scottsdale Makers Mark ManhattanThe Ketel One Moscow Mule is also always a great choice,

Paul Martin's Scottsdale Moscow Muleas is the Meyer Lemon Drop, made with house-infused Meyer lemon vodka.

Paul Martin's - Meyer Lemon DropWe had to try the delicious new Apple Cinnamon Crisp ($10), which came topped with vanilla ice cream that made every warm bite a perfect holiday dessert.

Paul Martin's Scottsdale Apple Cinnamon CrispOther new menu items include Linguine and Shrimp ($23) and Blackened Pacific Redfish ($21 for dinner).

Paul Martin's - Blackened Pacific RedfishPaul Martin’s will have a holiday menu through January 3, as well, including Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs ($25),

Paul Martin's - Alaskan King Crab LegsGrilled Lamb Sirloin

Paul Martin's - Grilled Lamb Sirloinand Herb Crusted Filet Mignon ($39).

Paul Martin's - Herb Crusted Filet MignonFor more information on Paul Martin’s American Grill, head here.