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801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
(202) 525-4500
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Encinitas, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Bremerton, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, appealing menu, right next to the Metro and important tourist stops. The only drawback was when we decided to order a salad. Okay, we'll have a whole one if there is no option for a small one. The feta, strawberry, blueberry, and walnut salad sounded good. Unfortunately, they forgot to mention that they were out of strawberries, so... More

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East Tennessee
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ate breakfast here twice last week. The quiches are delicious as are the pastries and the coffee. Great view of the archives building too to enjoy while dining. Reasonable prices for dc also.

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Albuquerque
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wow! What a crazy experience trying to order! Even a French speaking customer looked frustrated. But our chocolate croissant $2.65, blueberry custard tart $5.65, huge pistachio macaroon $5.45, & Americano $2.55 were very good. The macaroon was about 4" in diameter & 1" thick!

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marion, iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was initially turned off by the attitude of the help. The coconut flan I ordered was dry and disappointing. They had no decaf coffee prepared. There was no downstairs seating available and when I tried to sit in the upstairs dining area, I was asked to leave. Other than that ....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,731 reviews 1,731 reviews
684 restaurant reviews
881 helpful votes 881 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went here for breakfast on a weekday. We shared the "complete breakfast" menu and a red fruits pie. Unfortunately they run out of oranges and we couldn't get a freshly squeezed orange juice. The scrambled eggs come with a fresh and well- seasoned salad. Everything was very tasty. And the pie was delicious. Courteous service.

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice To find Paul in the US that compares well with it's sister shops in Paris! Coffee and cake after a long visit to the nearby National Gallery of Art or the Newseum was nice.

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Pittsburgh PA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Staff is friendly but slightly indifferent? Restaurant isn't air conditioned? Tables tend to get a little messy in the afternoon? Amazing pastries that you can order in French? Delicious food and drinks that are a little too pricey? Awesome outdoor seating? It's like they picked up a cafe from Paris and dropped it in the middle of Washington DC.

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Additional Information about Paul

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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