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

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not only For bread lovers

Paris at our door step. Really good bread is something special and Paul's has it - enjoy in sandwiches and by itself or with a soup or salad - the coffee is very good as well making this a good choice for a quick breakfast or lunch stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Washingotn DC
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washingotn DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Paris at our door step. Really good bread is something special and Paul's has it - enjoy in sandwiches and by itself or with a soup or salad - the coffee is very good as well making this a good choice for a quick breakfast or lunch stop.

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I love Paul ! I'm French and I used to enjoy stopping by Paul at the train station and pick up a macaron. When we took a trip to Dc with hubby, I had to stop at Paul's . They serve a little bit of everything , some quiches, sandwiches, bread, pastries ...and macarons !!! They even have big macarons... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have to give Paul five stars for their outstanding service. I have been there a bunch of times from NC and it's great to have an authentic French bakery in DC. This time I got there 10 minutes before they opened. I needed change for the meter and the manager opened the door to give me some. All the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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614 reviews 614 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Paul restaurant last week at the Galleria in Fairfax County. It was much better than the one on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Navy Memorial. The food at the latter was average and the surroundings not particularly neat and clean. The omelet was nothing special and the bread came without butter. The service was average. The location is... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Came with some friends and loved it. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. I had the quiche and French Onion soup. If your in DC by the mall check it out. The only negative was the seating is tight

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had lunch here. I have visited once before. I need to go more often! The food is excellent. Great fresh bread on the sandwiches. And the pastries are wonderful. You feel like you have made a trip to Paris without leaving DC. I would highly recommend Paul.

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McLean, VA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love the decor of this restaurant. It's cozy, very French and very attractive. My family stopped in for a late afternoon snack, and we ordered two sandwiches and a bowl of soup. It was very busy. You order at the counter and they bring your food to the table. I had the soup and had finished my whole meal... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Fresh, delicious! It was exactly what I expected in a fench pastry shop! The hot chocolate was perfectly chocolatey and service was fast.

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Bayamon, null, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's just the best pastries, croissants and breads that I had ever tasted. The place is kind of small very little sitting, but wow the chocolate croissants, the cranberry bread, the cream something it's just excelente

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Alexandria, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband had told me about Paul and it sounded ok but not that special. That shows how wrong I can be. The pastries, soups, salads and omelets are wonderful and the service is superb. What i really enjoyed, though, was the cozy (read: small tables close together) bistro feel. I adore France and this felt just like I was... 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: Bakery, European, Dessert, French

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