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Le Pain Quotidien

2001 P Street NW, Blaine Mansion, Washington DC, DC 20036-5910
202 459 9176
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Ranked #849 of 2,566 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible: breakfast, tartines, pastries and handmade organic bread & many vegan and vegetarian options.
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45 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had Saturday breakfast there when in DC. Obviously a popular neighborhood spot. We both had omelettes which were very good but we were blown away by the their fresh breads and preserves. The cherry preserves are to die for.

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Sale, UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Firstly, I thought the service was very good, we had a waitress who was very friendly and attentive, nice atmosphere and there was no rush to be ushered back out into the rain! The soup was warming and tasty and the kids enjoyed their quiche and tortilla both were enjoyable and well presented. Very organic and worthy.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Perpetually short staffed. They don't let you buy food at the bakery and sit; you must wait for service....after 20 mins I'm finally leaving.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wonderful choices for lunch. Loved soup, tartines, and friendly service. Huge cups of good coffee. Appreciated the recommendation from the concierge at the Palomar where we were staying.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time we had been to a Le Pain Quotidien, and in all likelihood will be the last. The service moved at the glacial pace. We saw people come and go in the time we were sat waiting for our order to be taken. Even after we ordered our drinks and food it took an age to... More

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Worcester. MA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We liked plate of cheeses and artisian breads and the local beer we tried. All worth the reasonable prices. The service left something to be desired, however. Took a while to get the check.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The menu here triggered salivary glands and the food quality didn't disappoint. The service was very uneven and diners around us were begging for attention. My raspberry cranola parfait was excellent but the tiny waffle my son was served caused him to exclaim "I'd like the rest of my waffle"! A light breakfast for 3 was $50 - pricey but... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

I like the organic options, but prices are a bit more than at other coffee/bakery shops. The grab n go rice pudding with fruit on top was very tasty. I plan to stop in again for lunch as they have several salad and vegetarian options that sound good.

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ate breakfast here twice. It was great! Crowded on weekends. We ate inside one day and outside the next (weather great). They make you feel so special and wanted. The food is above par and different from the same old same old. Quality!

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Washington, DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

While the food at this location of Le PQ is as good as any other, for some reason, this place has poor service. It's been that way since it opened. I get the impression that staff aren't well trained or don't like their jobs. Often food arrives cold, or you can be seated and wait half an hour for someone... More

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