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

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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
Beautiful place for lunch

We were cycling DC while on vacation. Our tour guide stopped us outside PAUL. I had quiche and a salad. Both were amazing. I'd live to bring the chef back to my country so they could cook for me everyday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were cycling DC while on vacation. Our tour guide stopped us outside PAUL. I had quiche and a salad. Both were amazing. I'd live to bring the chef back to my country so they could cook for me everyday.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Part of the family had Quiche which we agreed is the best we ever had. The other's had different sandwiches. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area. Lot's of interesting things in their pastry area also.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Walking around downtown DC on a hot summer day, it was Paul or McDonald's. We wanted to try some place different. This is a wanna-be French bistro. I guess downtown DC will garner these types of prices for not a lot of food. I had croque monsieur sandwich (actually pretty good) with a salad and husband had chicken sandwich -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My son and I travel here almost daily. They have great breads and croissants - far from true french bakeries but still very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice French Bakery located within walking distance from the Gallery of Art. Had lunch there on Independence Day, so good we went back for breakfast. Pastry and desserts are must-haves. Strongly recommended: Entremet Forêt Noire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited Paul this morning for breakfast and are looking forward to returning anytime we are in DC. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The baguette with ham, eggs, and cheese was tasty and the "elephant ear" pastry was simple, complicated, and delectable all at once. Even the high chairs for a baby were like none we have seen before.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Delicious and exquisitely French. The food won' disappoint you. Make a stop here, even if it's just for coffee. You can sit outside and people watch, Parisian style!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped in to grab a quick bite. The pastries are excellent. The coffee was perfect and the fresh squeezed orange juice was perfect. We were very happy with our order. Upon seating we discovered that they offered a more full menu than we realized was available at the counter and regretted not being able to review the menu prior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast. The 3 egg omelet was HUGE. Slightly oily but very good flavor. Comes with a nice fresh side salad and a roll. The tea came in a pot not a cup. The espresso was real, jet fuel, like it is suppose to be. I asked for the olive fougasse to be toasted with a little olive... More 

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Midland, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I eat at Paul when in France and this location fell below standards. The brie on a baguette that had cranberries in it, the bread was too thick and not crisp as a baguette should be. There was barely any brie in the sandwich. I threw it out. The portion sizes were small, the almond croissant was flat as a... More 

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

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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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