PAUL Bakery, an iconic French bakery, will open in May in Boston’s Downtown Cross in the BNY/Mellon building with a dedicated portion of the space as Le Restaurant de Paul, a full service restaurant with an extensive menu of classic French cuisine, its first restaurant in the U.S.
The grand opening (with a date yet to be announced) will be attended by PAUL USA Phillippe Sanchez, along with Fabien Fieschi, Consul General of France, based in Boston and Rosemarie Sansone, president of the Downtown Boston BID.
In addition, there will be a more casual seating section inside PAUL Downtown Crossing where patrons can order their favorite croissant, sandwich or salad from cashiers at the main bakery case and sit down for a quick meal. Alongside the expansive bakery case is a coffee and juice bar for patrons to pick up a made-to-order Lavazza coffee or a fresh squeezed juice drink.
PAUL also offers catering (for breakfast, lunch, or even office parties) for nearby offices and stores.
At the opening a vintage Citroen will be out front, shipped in from France so people can have their picture taken with it. Afterwards, it will be driven around Boston in the coming weeks, introducing folks to PAUL.