Though they soft opened this weekend and the space/food looks awesome! Their Web site says:
PAUL will be located in one of DC’s most prime retail/restaurant locations: 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, with its front doors opening onto the plaza of the US Navy War Memorial, and directly across from The National Archives. A second PAUL store will open in Georgetown at the corner of Wisconsin Ave. and M St. NW later in the year.
The design at PAUL will inspire French comfort in a warm and welcoming ambiance, and will be complemented by gracious service. The décor will be reminiscent of authentic French bakeries and is designed to allow guests to feel transported and comfortable. The 3,220 square foot bakery will offer seating for 50 at charming café tables and booth seating. PAUL will also feature stunning views of the Navy Memorial fountains from its outdoor terrace seating.
PAUL is world-renown with nearly 500 stores in 25 countries, and in such prime locations as London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Tokyo, Bahrain, Belgium, Jordan, Qatar and Switzerland. We are very proud to now open a PAUL bakery-café in Washington, DC!
Their sandwiches sound awesome but I’m really psyched to try one of their baguettes.