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J. Paul's - Georgetown

4.2
507 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11am - midnight
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday: 10am - midnight
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Phone number
(202) 333-3450
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Cross street: Wisconsin Ave.
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What 507 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great service and excellent wings. Nothing wrong with 50% off bottle beer.

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vipjgk99 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The server was great - she made the experience. The chili nachos were outstanding. The sliders and crab cake sandwich was very good. The french fries could use work.

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JimBeea (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent customer service with a friendly attitude. Broad menu with creative touches.
Well worth while.
We will go back again.

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vipDM101 (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We use to be regulars here, but I was quickly reminded why we stopped. First, the service was horrendous. (10 minutes to be greeted, another 15 minutes to get drinks, appetizer was wrong), and on a freezing cold evening they didn’t have the heater on. Every person on the restaurant had their winter coat on during their meal! Even the wait staff had on coats or sweaters. With all the problems, no one made an effort to recifty or make the situation better. Then, when paying, they screwed up the credit card, charging the incorrect amount, which caused more problems. Sad to see such a staple restaurant to take such a nosedive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for brunch on New Year's Day, 2017. That was a very cold day in Washington DC, and the restaurant was freezing ... nearly all the diners had to keep their coats on during their meals. More disappointing, it took nearly an hour from the time we ordered until our entrees arrived ... and we weren't the only diners who had that experience. Clearly the restaurant was unprepared ... for either the weather or the number of guests they elected to serve. Incredibly unpleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My brunch was cold and mediocre besides. Noone at our table was too pleased by their order. Service couldn’t have been nicer. Back room very cold.

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vipJANJ (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice experience.....good food, service and ambiance....reasonable prices.

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BlakeH 
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately food was NOT good for the price, won't go back again

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to J Paul’s as a surprise graduation party for My fiancé. Warren(Manager) was very accommodating and helped me to make it a really special day for her. Plenty of room, great service and well priced drinks= a Great Time. We will be back

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11am - midnight
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday: 10am - midnight
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Cross street
Wisconsin Ave.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 333-3450
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Entertainment
Lively bar area is perfect for every occasion, and there's a large private meeting room upstairs perfect for corporate events or private dinner. and of course, liven up Sunday with brunch at J. Paul's! From Hangover Hash to the J. P. Scramble, you won't leave hungry! Our signature Bloody Mary cannot be beat, and our Irish Coffee is a real eye opener. Join us, Sunday's from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Parking details
Located in Georgetown Park Mall, entrance on Wisconsin Ave. Parking Lot on corner of Wisconsin Ave and M Streets at PNC Bank. Street parking available throughout Georgetown.
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
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Executive chef
Tom Crenshaw
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine