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Paul

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Federal Triangle)
(202) 525-4500
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Ranked #134 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, European, Dessert, French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Arrived late in day to pickup some pastries and a sandwich to take back to my hotel room. If you choose to eat in they have delicious quiche and omelets. Everything is consistently good and traditional. Would suggest you go early in the day. Looked very busy, and the place was a bit untidy by the end of the day.... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After walking around dc we found Paul for lunch. The service was great and the food delicious. Prices very reasonable considering tge location.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We found this place on our way to the archives. Was a bit disappointed with the selection, I was expecting the case to be packed with things. I had an eclair, it was good, but not earth shattering.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I got so excited when I find out there was a Paul in DC. I've eaten at this franchise a bazillion times traveling around France. Their baked goods & sandwiches are consistently good and have always been one of my favorite places for a quick lunch or breakfast while traveling around France. This Paul in DC was just the same.... More

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San Diego
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146 reviews 146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This Parisian boulangerie is transplanted here in DC. Good coffee, quiche Loraine, and croissants. The weekend menu had breakfast as well, with egg dishes, and other items.

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Washington DC
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146 reviews 146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You've thrashed your way in to work. It's hot/cold/wet/dull. You're tired and trying to focus on the day. And then, you see Paul and the idea of a ham, cheese and butter baguette looms up in your brain, the little cheese puffs, the mini croissants, the cafe au lait. The beautiful smell of the fresh bread; the smiles of the... More

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Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

All we ordered was two sandwiches. Ordering was slow. We were given a number for the table but after one reminder and 20 minutes we finally went back to the register and complained. We were given the sandwich and a quick "sorry." We won't be back.

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Washington, D.C.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visit the Paul bakery on Connecticut since I work nearby. I don't agree with others that this eatery is a bistro - it is not a sit down place with a menu offering entrees, and I don't think they serve wine or beer, although you should verify this. Paul offers up good macaroons, croissants, pastries, as well as lunch... More

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vancouver
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251 reviews 251 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lovely French bistro, identical to Paris, London etc. Truly authentic, they speak French is you want to practice. Many of the patrons also speak French. Paul's imports the flour from France to make the pastries authentic. The café is excellent, as are the pastries and sandwiches. We went for breakfast every day of our holiday.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stopped here for lunch after going to the Archives. Wonderful food. I had the French Onion Soup. My son had the Quiche Lorraine and a chocolate macaron, and my daughter had the Cheddar Broccoli Soup. My husband had a Ham sandwich. All were delicious. The food was just what I would expect from a French cafe. The seating is a... More

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