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801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
(202) 525-4500
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful sandwiches, desserts and coffee

Great place for an informal lunch or dinner. Multiple choices. Friendly wait staff, reasonable prices. Great location for tourists. Outside patio dining available,

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
JohnandBetsey
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great place for an informal lunch or dinner. Multiple choices. Friendly wait staff, reasonable prices. Great location for tourists. Outside patio dining available,

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to say here but awesome place for lunch, sandwiches and pastries to die for. Not a plastic tourist place. Was a recommendation to me and I'd like to recommend. It.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Come to Paul for French Bread and Pastries that taste like they were baked in Paris. I've been to Paul in London, Paris & Bratislava, all are good. Go for coffee drink and baked goods.

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Columbus, OH
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a quick stop on a Washington, DC Segway tour. I got an "Éclair Strawberry Chantilly" for $6.22 that was OUT-of-this-World FABULOUS!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For lunch we shared a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich and a hard roll. Paul’s is our go-to take out restaurant for train trips in France. (I tried to find the proper name of it online, but no luck!) We stop there and get our order before popping on the train. It was very hard to resist the absolutely delicious looking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is fancy, more than I was expecting but has great food and service. Great for brunch with the girls! Be sure to look at a menu, they have a few things that are not visible at the counter. They have so many beautiful baked goods and fresh ingredients to try. I had a flavorful green iced tea, which... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very cozy place for brunch if you plan a day trip around museums. Easy to find, and it's almost close to each sight n museum.

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Lexington, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A great place for lunch! The salade nicoise can easily feed two people. The lunch selections are very extension...now if they just served wine...

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We like to meet people here for a small lunch and then go off to one of the great downtown DC museums. National Portrait Gallery, National Archives, Spy Museum, the West Wing and East Wings of the National Gallery of Art, and more! The food is simple, the ambience very casual and the service is fine!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice on our trip. Close to the National Mall/archives/museums. Not a super quick stop, but very pleasant. Tasty egg dishes, excellent bread and delicious croissants. A nice surprise was a lightly dressed spring greens salad served along side of our egg entrees-delicious. Coffee and tea came served in their own little pots. We ate indoors, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 525-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

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