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J Paul's

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Georgetown
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615 (Wisconsin Ave.)
+1 202-333-3450
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Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere of this place but it's a pub with pretty basic food that is filling but nothing special. Definitely better food to be had but for a few beers at happy hour worth while

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Thank Demanding T
Washington DC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was closed for a while due to a kitchen fire, but it's now up and running! Great Georgetown spot!!!!

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Thank Lucy4WashingtonDC
New Jersey
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598 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because of the look of this place with its 100yr old mahogany bar and high ceilings and tiled floors, I thought of a British pub I came across in Holland years ago. However, the anticipation was ill-founded as from the beginning it was uncomfortably unsatisfying both from the service point of view and the food quality as well. Our server... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is well decorated after closing due to a fire. The waitstaff were very pleasant and great service found it to be a little pricey now after it being reopened

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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food and the raw bar, amazing if you like oyster's on the half shell. We had the Barcat Oysters, harvested in the Chesapeake Bay, sweet and juicy. We also had the Hoisin-Glazed Salmon that was out of this world.

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Thank Lynda H
Milano
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the atmosphere in Gergetown and J Paul's is my favorite restaurant. The staff is really friendly and professional and the food is excellent! I like the relaxed and informal feel of the restaurant. Seafood is great and don't forget to try the crab cake, a real speciality!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner on a Tuesday night. When we arrived at 6:30, the place was empty and they put as the worst table in the place next to the server station. While I was with two teenage kids, we we were quite well dressed, so I saw no need to shove us in the corner. I should have asked... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Is it a bar that serves food or is it a restaurant that has a bar ?....whatever the service was good at the front desk and at the table , the food was a good standard and decent value for money ...would return

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great atmosphere and very friendly bartenders. Drinks are a little pricey, but good. Nice selection of craft beer. Really good raw bar.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place always delivers. Fantastic attentive server. Great shrimp from the raw bar and crab cakes. It doesn't get better than J Pauls in Georgetown !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 45
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
    (Wisconsin Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-3450
Description
J. Paul’s is Washington’s quintessential turn of the century American Dining Saloon. The J. Paul’s bar in Georgetown is itself a 100 year old mahogany shotgun bar, built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company and was previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards. Many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Antique brass elevator doors from New York’s Waldorf Astoria frame the back dining room.

A few short blocks from the Potomac River, in the heart of fashionable Georgetown, the original J. Paul’s has become an institution. Every day, politicians, journalists, artists, business people and Washington personalities share tables with students, tourists and ex-Pats in the nation’s capital. Don't miss out on a visit to this DC institution!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?