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Teddy & The Bully Bar
Teddy & The Bully Bar

Teddy & The Bully Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://teddyandthebullybar.com
  • Phone: (202) 872-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:30pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Bar Menu: 3pm till close
    Late Night menu Available: Wed & Thu 10pm till Midnight
    Fri & Sat 11pm til 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Demetrio Zavala
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanhe Kim (202) 872-8700
  • Special Events & Promotions: For private events, please email:
    jeanhee@teddyandthebullybar.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th & M
  • Public Transit: 2 Block from Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. Please take the South Side Exit (19th & Dupont Circle)

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Teddy & The Bully Bar
Welcome to Teddy and The Bully Bar, a salute to one of our most popular and gallant American Presidents, making an impressive culinary statement in Washington, DC.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service from the front desk to the wait staff was just not good. Food and drink was with fairly unique selections"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Turnip salad I had once was terrible, even to my vegetarian friend. The next time I dined there it was amazing though - pulled pork lettuce wrap tapas...perfect choice for happy hour! The service is usually top notch at Teddy, but this day in particular they were rather slow. We did get a free glass of wine because of it - hence 3 star service instead of 2. Other days the service has been very good - 5 star easily. The menu changes so often that they can't keep up with it on their website. In short: Awesome decor, fun bar drinks, I've been a few times and the food is hit or miss - excellent flatbread."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "By the time the place filled up, it was almost impossible to talk across the smallest table."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Discovers this place on whim. Was seated quickly with attentive wait staff. Food was beyond expectation. Provided me and my traveling companion an unbelievable experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Once we were seated we just ordered water to start. The waiter came back and our drink orders were both barrel aged old fashioned. My wife ordered barrel 2 and I asked for barrel 4. The waiter then informed me they were out of barrel 4, so I chose 3. After our drinks arrived in big glasses with very little to drink inside, we ordered dinner. The waiter mentioned the sea bass as a great entree. There was no sea bass on the menu, I guess it was a special. Appetizer was great and salads too, but they made a fatal flaw. My entree was brought out 5 minutes before my wife's and the waiter forgot to ask what temperature she wanted her duck cooked, a big no no. We said no to dessert and I now notice on our bill they overcharged me for my entree."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went with a group before the Lion King at the Kennedy Center on Saturday night. The waitor took excellent care of us, including gluten free desserts for the birthday girl with dietary restrictions, and mocktails for our mommy to be, all compliments of the kitchen. We split a lot of the tavern plates and all chose the main dish on our own. Everyone loved it, we all can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Lunch was great! Food was superb and the service was excellent! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I brought three colleagues for dinner and we had lovely meal all-around. Our server kindly answered questions and made everyone feel welcome. We had a number of appetizer items to share and then each of us ordered a main dish. The dessert menu was disappointing compared to the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Employees were extremely rude and the service was very poor. We only got one drink at happy hour because no one ever came around to take orders. Only every 30 minutes. Furthermore, a waiter did not come around at the end of the happy hour taking last call orders. Very disappointing. When we confronted our waitress about it, she just rolled her eyes and walked away. I don't think I will ever be coming back here and it will make sure all of my friends and acquaintances know how terrible the service is."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Celebrated our boss's birthday. Great place and great food. I will book some of his future business lunches here."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We sat in the dining room and to start dinner we ordered a number of apps to share. As our half finished bruchetta was minding its own business in the middle of the table -- complete with its bright red tomatoes -- the server proceeded to place the next dish (bowl of kale salad) directly ON TOP OF THE bruchetta. As she squashed the bruchetta, we called her attention to what she was doing. She offered a tiny apology and then took off. We all sat there stunned. And while we informed others of what had just happened, no manager apologized nor was there any offer to replace the dish. It was just odd. At those prices, I'll never go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Bad service, took too long to bring food and forgot orders"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Small plates with very creative touches. Some plates are not so little. For most people 2 dishes will be enough"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went to Teddy & The Bully Bar on the recommendation of a friend, and had a great dining experience. The only negative was that our server was overly chatty -- probably because the restaurant was relatively slow on a Tuesday evening -- and, as a result, it took over 30 minutes for him to bring us our check (he spent 20 of those minutes chatting with the patrons at the table behind us). The food and the drinks were fantastic, though, and we do recommend this place. Overall, it was great."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We love this place (work crew) and I will say that every time we have been the food has been great and sometimes different and the service - can't say enough - fabulous. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Teddy & the Bully Bar tries hard to look the part, with a strenuously eclectic Haute Comfort Food menu, cheeky Americana decor, and pluckily attentive waiters, but it all adds up to less than the sum of its prices. The service comes off as smarmy, the food as surprisingly bland, for all the elaborate list of ingredients, and the decor vaguely like a furniture showroom. Too much attention to appearances, not enough to the basics."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My family and I ate at Bully for the Sunday Brunch on my birthday. It was our first time there and was an absolutley amazing experience. From the ambience, to the knowledgeable wait staff, to the incredible food - it was an super dining experience. Even though we live out of the area, when we visit DC again it will be high on our list of must go to places."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Im a Washingtonian and a big time foodie. This is the best brunch folks. $40 all you can eat all you can drink. This also includes an omelet bar AND A PANCAKE BAR. Further, they use grape seed oil for their oil in a lot of the foods. (Its the healthiest and lowest fat oil.) They know whats up. Also love the Teddy decor. Conversation, national parks, wild daughter, they hit the nail on the head."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was scrumptious. My reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that I ordered the chared octopus salad with heirloom tomatoes and received a plate full of grape and heirloom tomatoes with 3 bite-sized pieces of octopus. Ideally, it should be described as a tomatoe salad with some octopus."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place was amazing. We travel and have had many a good meal in New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, all recently and this was truly a wonderful experience. We ordered 6 "small plates", and don't get me wrong, they're not that small. Devin was our server and was so helpful and personable. The bread is delish and wanted a couple loaves to take home with me. The décor is great. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was scrumptious. My reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that I ordered the chared octopus salad with heirloom tomatoes and received a plate full of grape and heirloom tomatoes with 3 bite-sized pieces of octopus. Ideally, it should be described as a tomatoe salad with some octopus."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "There's so much potential but Ted & The Bully Bar falls short. First, the service was wanting as wait times for basics like a bread basket or limes that we requested were quite lengthy. We had to enlist the manager who was floating at the time to bring out a glass for the bear my boyfriend ordered as well. That could have been made up by the food. However, the kale salad needed more lemon to bring together the flavors. The scallops came out with a burnt crispy coating that I had to scrape off of them. I did like the Albarino and the mac and cheese. I would not return for dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Noise level was so high that we couldn't hear the waiter offer specials nor any conversation."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Excellent Brunch Spot!! If you are looking for a place that has great food and atmosphere- check this place out."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was very good, loved the aesthetic but the service was terrible. I was a server for many years so I know what a fiasco brunch can often be but after chatting with friends about their experience at lunch some time ago we both were taken back by how disorderly it was. I must make clear, no one was rude, or had an attitude. I found our server, the hosts, and the manager to be good people but my husband and I actually found it humorous how bad the service was. The lapse in time it took to get someone's attention; the miscommunications, we had to ask for our muffin basket, I had to send my drink back twice.With the exception of the manager, it was as if it was the first day everyone had ever worked at a restaurant. Please be better!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We absolutely loved our experience at Teddy. The decor is gorgeous and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Food was fantastic, especially the duck- highly recommended! Everything we ordered had a lot of thought and creativity behind it, so for that we would like to give our compliments to the chef. Lastly, Teddy promotes sustainability, that was just icing on the cake!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Met a friend for a light dinner here. Food was good, but the bar area was noisy (happy hour). Wait staff was busy and not as attentive as they could have been, but pleasant and helpful when I caught their attention."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good food, but the wait staff really needs to get their act together. This is the 3rd time I've dined at Teddy's and the service really ruins the experience, every time. Probably my last visit."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food is good not great and the service at times is off - but overall enjoyable!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "cheesey quinoa risotto, jalapeno fried okra, there were such delightful surprises in this TWELVE course, small plate, family style tasting menu. (Three of those courses were all dessert!) The pitchers of WHITE sangria are delicious and economical to share."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The "lady outlaw" drink with elderflower liqueur alone was enough to make it a memorable experience. The excellent service and steady stream of perfectly cooked dishes put it over the top. Highlights of the meal were the tiny crisp brussels sprouts, the green pea risotto and the prosciutto."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and the decor was fun. They did a good job with keeping with the theme without it being stuffy. Very modern taken in Teddy Roosevelt's reputation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I'd sum up my experience by saying: I enjoyed it, but I don't think I'll find myself craving anything on the menu (which I find to be the mark of a great restaurant). Drinks were tasty. The plates were too small (except the kale) and would leave you wanting more. Nothing really wowed me and for the price I wanted that."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our waiter may have been new...as he took my appetizer request and disappeared, without taking the orders for the other three people at my table. We had to get his attention, to place the rest of our order and as a result, my appetizer arrived while no one else at my table had any food in front of them. He brought the other appetizers with the main course. Two people in my party (including myself) ordered the artichoke beignets and both orders were under cooked and flavorless. My grilled shrimp po boy was good. Another person in my party requested a substitution for the brioche bun that the fish sandwich is served on, and the dish arrived with the brioche bun. We also found it hard to talk...the noise level was fairly high."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My friend picked this restaurant for our annual girls dinner, and we were pleased. The food was really good to me, but the small plates are BIG portions. Good thing we didnt listen to our waiter and order 2 dishes per person. We also ordered the gigantic punchbowl which was filled with some green alcoholic drink that had a lot of ginger. I didn't mind it, but def was not the best choice. Our waiter was SUPER NICE. He was very patient with my one friend who is always the complainer and extremely obnoxious. I appreciated him for that LOL. Good for big groups, where you're looking to share things."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I enjoyed it all, i would go back the food was very good and ambiance was welcoming also the price was just right. i will try to go back soon it was nice that they had a Dj to play music rather than a set of the same songs playing."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Good food, definitely get the pork belly. Went for dinner with my mom and split five different plates. So surprised when the bill came. We were stuffed and it was only $60!. Definitely recommend, want to go back and try the bar."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food. Very irritated that I was charged the full amount even though the bill was supposed to be split evenly 3 ways. Still working it out with the bank."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I had heard good things about Teddy. Went by to try it. Nice location and nice outdoor seating for nice evenings. Even though it was relatively quiet the service was not very attentive. Took a while to come over, and barely paid much attention. Took the order, someone else brought out the mac n cheese (which is really excellent), and someone else brought out the brisket (which was moist and well flavored). When I asked for more gravy for meat took more than 5 minutes to get. Next time I saw the waiter was to get the bill. So the food was good, small plate style, but service really took away fro the experience."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The restaurant setting is great. We had wonderful lunch. We decided to go back for brunch. It is not well thought out. There is an omelet and waffle bar. However if you choose the brunch menu,you were served somewhat the same from the kitchen. It took a long time to get all your food.service was disorganized. We had to ask several times for our food. Much of the food was too sweet. There was a dj and with many people in the restaurant ,it was really too loud for a Sunday brunch. We will go back for lunch and try dinner.The restaurant has great potential. I just hope they really listen to their customers. Redo your brunch,more efficient servers,if a dish is not well received fix it or take it off menu."
    Dined on 6/1/2014