Made it here yesterday albeit after a to-die-for brunch at Arcadiana up 9th Street from Paul's
inaugural U.S. bakery. Not being exactly hungry, we picked-up two butter croissants to-go and brought them home. (What better way to judge a French patisserie than by its mainstay?) The paper bag was later adorned with butter grease stains from the two $ 2.00 each croissants. Flaky. Buttery. The lightest of crunches on the outside and soft tender wisps of baked goodness on the inside. Very, very good.
I can't wait to return for a more thorough tast-testing and review!
(BTW, in addition to Paul's new DC location being Metro accessible [Navy Memorial / Archives stop -- it is literally next to the Navy Memorial and in the building used in a number of exterior shots for the FOX show "24"] it is also quite accessible to persons visiting the nation's capital as it is just a block away from the National Gallery of Art and less than two blocks from either the Spy Museum or Newseum, FYI.)