"A blackboard menu notes perfectly prepared pasta dishes, including Spaghetti & Meatballs and Fettuccini Scampi. There are also succulent paninis, pizzas and mammoth entree salads. Check out the sugar cookies, which taste as good as they look."
—Houston Modern Luxury
"Paulie's sandwiches and salads are bright with fresh vegetables. Mothers piloting strollers, ladies who lunch (lightly) and hordes of savvy guys dive into the Italian Family Salad that includes pepperoncini, Genoa salami and mozzarella or a panini filled with spinach, roast tomatoes and feta. Most carry away decorated shortbread cookies, fragrant with butter, in whimsical shapes like seashells and flip-flops."
—The Sophisticated Traveler — The New York Times Magazine
"Witty iced cookies, each one a work of art, are the trademark of this lively, fun Montrose corner restaurant, a top pick for delicious lunches of thoughtfully prepared everyday fare with flair (especially the shrimp BLTs to die for").
—Houston Zagat Survey
"a calm and soothing space; I'm always surprised how the plate glass muffles the Westheimer mayhem just outside. Brick walls and potted plants warm the cool gray color scheme,...My current favorite...is the shrimp BLT. Paulie's upscale version of this lunch-counter standard starts with a fluffy round bun instead of toast, then layers on slices of smoky bacon, a fringe of deep green lettuce and ripe, red Roma tomatoes. Inspiration strikes in the middle, in the form of delicately butterflied and grilled jumbo shrimp dressed with a light (champagne vinegar) sauce. With the included side order of parsley-sprinkled potato salad with red-jacketed new potatoes and briny green and black olives, it's perfect."
"but what will creep into my consciousness as hunger pangs hit, is the Grilled Shrimp BLT - one of several exceptional sandwiches at Paulie's"