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About J. Paul's - Georgetown
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!
Washington, DC 20007
Hours of operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
J. Paul's - Georgetown Ratings and Reviews
Was a last minute choice no reservations on a Saturday night... we were pleasantly surprised. Food was moderately priced in a expensive area. Cocktails were delicious and served very quickly. We only had burgers but also some delicious appetizers... oysters were very yummy!!!
Really cool area with lots of shopping, we had a window seat so great place to people watch. Also a really cool venue-- it's an antique house so very unique ambiance. Great place for tourists in DC looking to experience the Georgetown area. The service was also great. We were seated right away and the server was very attentive. The staff also seemed to get along well and were having fun, which is important to me-- I always like to see good management and a nice work environment! I had the fried green tomato burger which was PHENOMENAL and the fries were also really good. Would definitely go back!
Food was good, but service was just OK. I have always liked J Pauls and will keep going there.
They were coming out with a new menu, but didn't tell us some items on the current menu were no longer available until we tried to order. Would have been nice to know up front.
Arrived after 11 so I was a bit disappointed that we could only order from a limited menu AND dessert wasn't available (although the menu stated its availability as anytime). The food was good. Place was empty. It was a bar. Nothing spectacular. Would eat there again though.
It was my 5 or 6 visit and I was not very impressed this time. No music was playing, the crab dip was absurdly small and we ordered 4 burgers and even though we ordered medium rare every burger arrived well done. On a positive note our server was very pleasant and my bloody marry was delicious.
Our experience was awful. Saturday night.
Terrible service. Forgot our wine that we ordered. Asked for bourbon options ... and he named a few and then said I can't think of the rest what would you like? I asked him o get the rest of options and he named the same short list bc he was too disinterested in finding out the that the other options were. Lame staff. Lame everything. Highly do not recommend.
The food was good, but the service was horrible. They brought our food to the table and before we could even pick up the silverware, they took it back saying that it was supposed to be for another table. We got no apologies for this and our waitress was unprofessional in greeting us and in taking our order. Not worth it.
We had a group of ten and J Pauls accommodated the reservation through Open Table when no one else would, it seemed. They had plenty of space and good service. They could have used another server or two to keep our drinks fresh but overall we were very happy. I've been before and will certainly go back.
This didn't go well, starting with the rude front of door. Our waiter was over friendly and rather odd. We waited 30 mins to order after which the food came very quickly but was tepid and at best average. We couldn't wait to leave. We were very disappointed.
We were thrilled to get into J Paul's quickly on a Sunday for brunch. This is no small feat in Georgetown. Surprisingly, the brunch menu is very limited - about 8 dishes. The portions are very large and tend toward the "heavy" side. If I were to choose this bar-focused restaurant again, I would visit with a group of friends for dinner.
This was a terrible experience. This was my 4th or 5th time at J Paul's. Recently, they changed the menu, and the restaurant is going downhill. The waitress was incredibly rude and kept pressuring us to order even though we told her multiple times we were not ready. I ordered nachos, and they were presented in a puddle of watery chipotle sauce. She kept asking us when we were finished. As soon as we finally relented, a food runner immediately came around the corner with our food. It was cold. Clearly the food was sitting under a heatlamp instead of her firing the entrees correctly.
Last, the atmosphere was horrendous. Not only were there loud bachelorette parties, the music was absolutely blaring. I had trouble hearing the person next to me and could not hear myself think the entire night.
Despite my previous decent experiences with JPaul's, this sealed the deal for me and I will not be returning in the future.
The restaurant is located in an very old and charming building. As we came in the noise was overwhelming. However, the hostess must have read the note I wrote at the time of the reservation, saying that I wanted to be away from noise and bar. The two of us got a nice table for four where we were somewhat shielded from the noise of the bar. The menu is interesting but a bit pricey, especially the wines. Mine was served in a very small glass. The crab in the crab cakes was too finely chopped and it was hard to taste the crab meat. My husband's pork chop was good but a little overbaked. We had to request bread and more water. The waiter was humorous but a bit too pushy, trying to get us to order more than what we desired that evening.
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