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Paul

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Federal Triangle)
(202) 525-4500
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Ranked #172 of 2,644 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The pastry and sandwiches here are awesome (haven't tried the salad,but they look great). One of my favorite places to grab breakfast or lunch. Coffee is fantastic too. My favorite pastry in life is a fresh croissant - they don't disappoint here!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fabulous ham and cheese croissants and quiche Loraine. Great coffee and pastries as well. Not five stars because of the high prices.

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United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Warning! Don't go to this place unless you want to have an amazing melt-in-your-mouth French pastry that will make you go back over and over and over again. And their regular coffee is decent, too. Totally coming back here if I make it to DC again!

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Cookeville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Staff was rude. Not helpful. Item on menu but the kitchen had not started making for the day. Way over priced. Bread was very hard on sandwich. Drinks was $5.00.

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Long Island, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family loves Paul. We ate there first in Europe. The baked goods are delicious. Breads and croissants and tarts. We look forward to going whereever we can and were very pleased to find them in DC. The staff was terrible. The line was long. The staff was slow. They did not seem interested in serving any of the customers.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Paul's has an amazing pistachio macaroon. At a bit over $5 it's pricey, but large and super tasty. The second best thing they sell is their croissant that has pastry cream and mini chocolate chips inside. In my opinion their regular croissants have too much egg wash on them and often drips down the side and while cooking adheres to... More

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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 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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