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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%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (45 reviews)
“sandwiches” (85 reviews)
“macaroons” (34 reviews)
Open Now
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 yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PoboySr
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank KdeBz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff messed up my order and would not correct it, claiming what I ordered (and paid for) was not on the menu even though I pointed out to them it was. Food was decent but there is NO excuse for poor service. They should’ve...More

1  Thank 427CobraShelby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and quiet and well done. Quiche Lorraine was great . Good service. No breakfast could be worth the line out FF and Paul’s was great. Easy pick up spot for Uber. Set in a unique small retail area. Enjoyable.

Thank Lubbockians
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Paul in May 2018. Located close to train station near Archives. Staff was friendly and service quick. Ordered a lemon tart and dined inside. Had been to Paul in France before so was familiar. Good selection of salads, pastries, and sandwiches.

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The food quality was disappointing. Normally my favorite lunch stop while in DC but not this time. The taste was bad just not yummy like our last visit. The tomato soup was good.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I exited the Metro Center Station in Downtown on my way to the National Archives after purchasing a SmarTrip ticket. Choosing a random street leading in the direction of the Washington Mall, I happened upon the eatery, Paul, located at 555 13th St NW. There...More

1  Thank DurfeeXC
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We ducked in this place by accident just to get out of the rain - turns out the baked goods are amazing. You cannot miss these Macaroons.

Thank Don O
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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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