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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (41 reviews)
“sandwiches” (80 reviews)
“macaroons” (31 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although this is a French chain ... it stays consistent and truly French.. I'm here almost every morning for fresh Baguette, cafè au lait, French music.. and French pastery... it's all good and authentic and very Fresh.

Thank darlynec2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was trying different places for breakfast in DC and found out this is the place to go. Nice interior, very friendly staff. I had a freshly squeezed orange juice, tea served in a large teapot. Then the hardest thing was to select from the...More

Thank Dieter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick lunches need not be hasty too! Paul's is definitely delectable whether one stays in or takes out. The pastries are always fresh and beautifully constructed, the breads glorious. Try their soups and salads too.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving in DC, I stopped at Paul to grab a bite to eat. I had the special which was a sandwich, dessert and drink. I got a ham and cheese on a baguette, iced tea and a slice of napoleon. The sandwich was tasty...More

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As close to Paris as you are going to get for a french bakery. Great choices at reasonable prices. Don't miss out!!

Thank jjcman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into Paul for coffee and dessert. The options all looked amazing and ended up getting 3 to split between the two of us! We were not disappointed! All were delicious! The palmier was particularly good! I will definitely stop in the next time I'm...More

Thank lala72166
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Paris one of my favourite things to do is go to Paul in the Marais and by an apricot tart. Their croissants, everything is sublime. NOT SO HERE!!!!! I don't mind paying for quality but I resent paying for shabby quality. Our lemon...More

Thank Rozkan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were tired after walking around all day, so we wanted to stop somewhere for a coffee and croissant. Got a croissant, blueberry tart, and a mocha coffee. It was really nice to just sit outside to eat and watch the people pass by. The...More

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very expensive. For the price the sandwiches were only ok (and small) and the salmon salad was actively bad. The cappuccinos were pretty great and the deserts were ok. Trip advisor recommended it to us for breakfast. Don't go their for breakfast—go there if you...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My husbands name is Paul so we figured a visit here was a must 😃. We had breakfast here and it was quite good. We had a ham, egg and cheese croissant which was very good. The pastries were all very good.

Thank Anita V
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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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