Downtown Crossing Gets Country’s First Full-Service Paul Bakery

The French chain introduces its first full-blown restaurant concept in the U.S. with waiters, wine, and multi-course menus.

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On Monday, May 11, Paul bakery will open its second Boston location in the heart of Downtown Crossing. Unlike it’s inaugural location in Somerville’s Assembly Row (or anywhere else in the country) though, Paul’s newest outlet, located on the ground floor of the BNY Mellon Center at One Boston Place, will be a full-service dining destination with a more extensive menu and waiter service, the first of its kind in the U.S.

The brand new 6,600 square foot bakery and restaurant is divided into two halves—one for Paul’s regular fast casual café where customers can grab a croissant, sandwich, or salad from the main bakery case, with the other dedicated to a full sit-down service concept. In addition to French bistro classics like a quiche lorraine and croque-monsieur, Paul’s DTX dining room will offer entrées like a roasted half-chicken and beouf Provençal available à la carte or in a two- or three-course “Pre-Theater” prix fixe.  You’ll soon even be able to enjoy wine and cocktails with your meal, as the restaurant is currently in the process of securing a liquor license.

Other features at the 112-seat restaurant include patio seating on Paul’s private terrace, an expansive bakery case with tarts, macaroons, and other confections, made-to-order Lavazza coffee, and a juice bar. Paul DTX will be open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Catering will also be available for businesses and residents in the area.

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