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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (41 reviews)
“sandwiches” (78 reviews)
“macaroons” (30 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviews (433)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun and classy little place to have lunch on a nice day, especially if you can get a table outside. The coffee bar was good as was the desserts. I found my baguette a bit hard to bite through and so did...More

Thank HoganTheHero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Paul. Right behind the National Archives and close to the Mall, it's a nice break from touring. We sat in lovely velvet chairs, listening to French music, enjoying the view of flowers and old buildings outside. Along with...More

Thank AngM6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks so appealing. From the sign lettering to the wrought iron and mirrored decor, it looks like one can spend a little while here pretending to be in Paris. They have sidewalk tables for nice weather and cozy-looking chairs and curtains indoors for...More

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Food is always good but no menus available ans few diversity of bread, sweets and food comparing to Sawgrass, Fl, where I live. The space is small and my family of 4 and my parents-in-law couldn't sit in one table. No services to clean the...More

Thank laynic
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We met at Paul in the late afternoon. Too late for coffee for us, so we ordered tea. They had a few varieties but only camomile and peppermint in decaf. They gave us each a large tea pot and cup, so we got 2-3 large...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We ate in. You can pick and go as well. The in house bakery is awesome and you can watch as they make all sort of fresh pastry. Don't come if counting calories.

Thank LParkCalgary
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic spot for a quick but fresh meal when touring in downtown DC. We had sandwiches on delicious ciabatta bread. There is not a lot of seating indoors, but there are places to sit nearby on benches. Pick up a few macarons...More

Thank ATraveller063
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I went her with my sisters at 460 Bethesda Ave in Bethesda and we were not disappointed. There were many parties, crepes, quiches, sandwiches to choose from, as well as many coffee and tea drinks options. There are not many seats, so you may have...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went there with family. We had apricot pie and other items for breakfast. Really enjoyed it. They also have a kitchen and can make you egg and croissant dishes. This location is directly across archives.

Thank chaudhrysohail
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Yum: went once for breakfast on a Friday during Spring Break Rush. They make their own pastries, which you can see them doing through a window while you wait in line. They have both full sized and mini croissants, etc. They make delicious omelettes to...More

Thank Gringacriolla
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sabri N
Do you have booths?
4 February 2017|
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Response from Julian C | Reviewed this property |
Just tables
Vickie S
what are your hours on Sundays?
8 August 2015|
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Response from Elizabeth P | Reviewed this property |
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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