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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” (45 reviews)
“sandwiches” (86 reviews)
“macaroons” (34 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 8:00 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 enjoyed greatly the sandwiches, coffee and dessert creations at this place we stumbled across after a visit to a museum downtown

Thank 978herbertt
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place for a fabulous croissant and cup of coffee. We liked it so much, we ate here every day of our trip. I enjoyed my croissant plain, no butter, no jam, and it was perfection.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I've been to Paul in 5-6 European countries including in 3 French cities. It's excellent. In Europe if you don't get there early you might be out of luck. This Paul bakery is very good, almost like being in France. It's pastries are better then...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 6 July 2018

All smiles and chuckles while walking me thru the GORGEOUS display bar....I was about to buy one of everything! Hefty subs and salads and a massvie selection of pastries. I took my Quiche to go, but I'll be back to stay a while with these...More

1  Thank PoboySr
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Found this place while visiting DC a year ago and was excited to go back! The coffee is great, the pastries and breads are great, the service is good. They make everything right there. Good variety on the menu. When I took my teenage son...More

1  Thank KdeBz
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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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