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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (88 reviews)
“macaroons” (34 reviews)
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to Paul because the pastry looked so good. We liked it so much we came back every morning for the next 3 days! We enjoyed their almond crossaints - coated with lots of toasted almonds and a little powdered sugar. The coffee...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced...best pastries ever. Parisian Renaissance vibe, great service....highly recommend

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a quick supper before leaving on our Monuments by Night tour. We were so thankful to find this delish shop! We split 3 different panini, and we all left wanting to return the next day! The bread was fabulous!

Thank Summer O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't eaten a meal here, but I will go back for the baguettes. Every. Time. Plain, olive, and sesame- they are all delicious. We were sad to see that they are not open past 8:00 PM on a weeknight. Thankfully we made it in...More

Thank Kelley9733
Reviewed 8 August 2018

we enjoyed greatly the sandwiches, coffee and dessert creations at this place we stumbled across after a visit to a museum downtown

Thank 978herbertt
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Feel like you're in a real French cafe/bistro while enjoying real French bread sandwiches and marvelous pastries. I have a favorite chair in the corner where I can linger over my tea and soaking in the atmosphere. It's a regular go-to place.

Thank CP123abc
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Was early for a meeting and stopped in for a quick snack. What a nice surprise! Had one of the better chocolate croissants I have had in a while. The other pastries looked great. All the people behind the counter seemed to be enjoying being...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I have been going to Paul's for years in other cities and love it so was very excited to find one in DC! How sad! It looked great but when we sat down-it was so dirty. I asked the counter girl (it was not busy)...More

Thank 331aee
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The food is top quality here. I chose the smoked salmon and berry tart. But the restaurant is run more like a cafeteria, where you get your food, pay, and go find your table to relax and eat. Except the table seating is much more...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Can you PLEASE tell those drunks that sit outside who sing those awful show tunes to SHUT UP! They ruined our conversation and were loud. A tall man and a bearded man in a hat with a woman. I wont return until they are removed.

Thank Fredrick_Meslow
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The phone number posted here is incorrect. It should read 202-524-4655. The Sunday hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-4500
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