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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” (42 reviews)
“sandwiches” (81 reviews)
“macaroons” (31 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sándwiches are pretty good, the carrot cake is delicious and service is pretty good!! Price is not too bad for the area, definitely good value!

Thank monicacv55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place could be so much more than it is. They need to redesign the way they run the line. This place would get a 1/5 but the food was very good and bread tasted great. The food I had was a premade sandwich and...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul Bakery is part of an international chain with a Euro flare. Near the Navy Memorial and the National Archive, it serves up consistently good sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating makes it a pleasant place whatever the weather.

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad to see the nice French bistro Paul in Washington. The service was quick and the decor felt like being in France for just a couple minutes. We had a nice chicken baguette with avocado. Pricing was okay.

Thank RJBol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met someone here for mid morning "coffee" but as a tea drinker I was happy to get an iced green tea. The person I met works nearby and recommended the almond croissant and I took his recommendation. It was awesome and if I lived and...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food but gave up on my dry cappuccino and had an espresso after barista made 2 lattes! No apology!

Thank 177GillyG
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 14 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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