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For 2
7:00 PM
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J. Paul's - Georgetown

514 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (14)
  • Bar Seating (11)
  • Happy Hour (8)
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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tom Crenshaw
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Cross street
Wisconsin Ave.
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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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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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.

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.

vipJANJ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

BlakeH (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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

Great experience

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wow! Great reasonably priced spot for parents, Young 20 somethings, 30-60 something's and everyone in between. Great food, fun music, great/caring staff able to make both an intimate setting and casual bar hang. 10/10 for sure

Evelinerik (Dusseldorf Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Enjoyed Christmas lunch with family. Festive and good food.