I have been to J Paul’s to drink quite a few times, but unfortunately I had never gotten a chance to eat there. A friend invited me to lunch recently and I decided to check out J Paul’s. From the moment we walked in J Paul’s old school charm got to me. It has been around for 25+ years so it definitely passed the test of time. The brick facade and old wood makes you feel like your eating and drinking history. We got there around noon on a Sunday and it was fairly busy. We didn’t end up waiting so it worked out well.
Immediately after we sat down we were greeted with a wonderful basket of cornbread. This was one of the most pleasant things about my meal, the little cornbread muffins were fantastic and full of flavor. These were awesome, much better than most. For my main dish I ended up getting the Pot Roast Sandwich which came with roast beef, tomato, seasonal lettuce, gruyere cheese, sourdough bread, and horseradish mayo. This was heaven in between two slices of bread. I don’t ever remember trying a pot roast sandwich and boy was I missing out. The soft and tender beef, the cheese, and the mayo made for a great sandwich. The meal was simple overall, but great and I really enjoyed it.
I think J Paul’s is a cool place, they have a fantastic thing going here and it has, and will continue to work them. I really enjoyed my lunch here and will be going back in the near future.
3218 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007