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801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
(202) 525-4500
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Alexandria, VA
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609 reviews 609 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 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

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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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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Encinitas, California
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44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had the scrambled eggs with ham on a french baguette. It was the best baguette I have ever eaten. We also had a mini chocolate croissant that was fabulous. Service was very good, friendly, and the place clean and bright. I wish they'd relocate to San Diego.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We tired few pastries and scones and they were excellent. Nothing great about the drinks. The staff was not so attentive. But if you just care about food it's a good place to try some french sweets!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

There were 18 of us that went here after an early morning military promotion service at the National Archives. I was apprehensive that they couldn't handle us and that we wouldn't have enough seats. No problem. They were kind enough to bring out coffee and our orders while we sat. The scrambled egg and ham sandwich on a baguette I... 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: Bakery, European, Dessert, French

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