Whether you want to bring your family out for a nice meal or enjoy a night on the town, Paul’s Deli & Neighborhood Restaurant in New Town has you covered.
The restaurant, which opened a few years ago on New Town Avenue, is owned and operated by brothers George and Peter Tsipas. The pair also own The College Delly, Green Leafe Café and the original Paul’s Deli in downtown Williamsburg.
“We are very much a locals’ joint,” said Tucker Lowenhaupt, general manager of the New Town restaurant. “We are a neighborhood restaurant with a deli feel.”
The idea was to open a family-friendly restaurant in a community where people can easily walk to and from the location for dinner, drinks and everything in between.
Subs, of course, are at the top of the menu; there are roughly three dozen from which to choose. There are also Italian dishes like pasta, pizza, and stromboli, with more than 20 topping options. The menu also incorporates the Greek heritage of the Tsipas brothers with offerings including dolmades, gyros, pork or chicken soulvaki, and even an appetizer of Greek fries with feta and Greek oregano.
“Our Greek salad is also wonderful,” said Lowenhaupt. “We use fresh lamb in our Greek dishes.”
Paul’s also offers seafood dishes and has surf and turf specials on Fridays and Saturdays as well as brunch on Sundays.
“We have a good variety so there is something for everybody,” said Lowenhaupt. “With 144 menu items, you are certain to find something that you will like.”
In addition to the dining area, the restaurant also features a bar for those who wish to unwind with an adult beverage.
“We have a great bourbon and scotch selection,” said Lowenhaupt. “We have 22 taps and also have local craft beer at all times. We also have cocktail specials. Right now, our pineapple-infused vodka is pretty popular.”
Patrons can enjoy a meal inside or outside. The restaurant’s patio is open year-round for dining al fresco. In the cooler months, there is an enclosure for the patio with windows and heaters.
Paul’s features live entertainment with local musicians on the weekends. Guests are also welcome to come out and cheer on their favorite football team on Sundays on one of the restaurant’s 22 television sets.
Lowenhaupt started out as a server and bartender at the establishment, working his way up to general manager.
“I love working here because there is always something going on,” he said. “There is never a dull moment. I also love learning how a small business works from George Tsipas, someone with years of knowledge and experience.”
Lowenhaupt oversees day-to-day operations of the restaurant, which includes scheduling, ordering and ensuring everything is running smoothly.
“When you walk through the door, we want to make sure you have a good time and want to come back a second time.”
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4345 New Town Avenue Suite 100
Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to midnight; Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sat;, 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m. to midnight.