Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street
Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street

Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tedsbulletin14thstreet.com/
  • Phone: 2022658337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th & Swann Street NW
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street
'Owners Mark and Ty Neal--also behind D.C.'s Matchbox restaurants--named the joint after their father, a West Virginian who was the unofficial "cook of the neighborhood." The old-timey throwback feels… like the real deal here; art deco details, like carved marble door frames and metal air vents, are salvaged from the Philadelphia Civic Center circa 1928. Tables--salvaged former doors--are set with folded dish rags and a newspaper-like menu that features comfort food classics such as milkshakes, meatloaf and grilled cheese with tomato soup. Breakfast items such as short stack pancakes and home-made pop tarts are served all day. '- Lauren Sloat at Citysearch about 8th St location.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (60)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (55)good for groups (45)kid-friendly (45)fit for foodies (30)hot spot (28)special occasion (16)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • hangover cure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a a great lunch/breakfast with a close friend...cool fun restaurant, food is great! LOVE the Bananas Foster adult milkshake! What more is there in life?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great choice
    ab3314VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food here was out of this world. Homemade pop-tarts were to die for. Definitely a great spot for breakfast/brunch. They had an old movie playing and the theme of the restaurant was great. My only complaint was that the restaurant wasn't that busy and our service was pretty horrible. Two waiters stood in front of our table while arguing about which one would take our table and then the one who took it was never there to get us what we needed. Still was a great place to eat though!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Reluctant to Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had an early reservation and were seated in the far corner between parties with children. The child behind us was very loud and disruptive. When we asked the server to change our table she appeared miffed and reluctant to do so. Her first comment was that if she could arrange a different table she would not be our server. The restaurant was about 20 percent ful
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect choice
    Priceless
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had reservation for 8:45am on a Saturday morning. The staff was great, the food was fresh. It was my BFF birthday and unexpected our server brings our their homemade pop tarts with candles... It was priceless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday spot
    kitkitty
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed celebrating a birthday here. The waitress even brought her one of the homemade poptarts with a candle (so make sure you tell them if it's someone's birthday!). Food was yummy and a bit pricey, but the portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keep the bakery
    ghawk16VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Bad service. We were told out waitress would be a minute as she was talking to the manager. Really? Don't sit me there or find someone else. It was clear when she showed up she was not happy. Forgot parts of meal and had to track her down for check. God was average at best. However, the bakery is amazing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely loud. Average food.
    Rpdc
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Comfort food much better at founding farmers with much better service. Did not even stay for dessert was so ready to get out of there with noise level.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Birthday at Ted's Bulletin
    RP2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Looked forward to coming here for a birthday dinner. The first thing we noticed was how incredibly loud the restaurant was; we sat down to dinner at 8:15pm on a Tuesday and had to shout to hear one another throughout our dinner. It finally quieted down around 9:45pm when we were leaving. The ambience reminds you of an old-time diner; I like the decorative touches and signage. Our food took a while to arrive but it was tasty, although my fiance commented that his mashed potatoes reminded him of KFC. Rave reviews for their fun milkshake menu and retro desserts. Would appreciate a few more veg friendly meal options on the menu. All in all would return, but feel more inclined to frequent their smaller and quieter Capitol Hill location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy experience
    Dymo35
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The place is nice, but the food is ok. If you wanna have a conversation go somewhere else, because you can rarely speak there. Super noisy. An acoustic work should be done there. Great waiters though!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, except...
    Billiam
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The noise level was un enjoyable. We had been wanting to try this restaurant, so made a reservation (recommended). We liked the design and look of the restaurant. The food was very tasty with interesting flavors. If you are stimulated by a high noise level, then you will enjoy Ted's Bulletin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    samsam
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The manager was extremly prompt and eager to make up for a badly cooked dish. He explained how the restaurant had fixed the problem for the future and gave us a free piece of (sinfully delicious) chocolate cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Erin
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The comfort food here is always consistent. Every dish is always good...the only dilemma is whether to have breakfast or dinner because breakfast is served all day. And get the pop tarts, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We keep returning to Ted's Bulletin. The food, service and quality for the money spen eating out are great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A DC favorite
    romanticdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Whenever friends come in town to visit, Ted's is always on the agenda. The food is great and the service is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Palisades
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Charming and with excellent food. Makes you want to have breakfast lunch or dinner there every day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times!
    Food4thought
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is a great place for locals and tourists. The menu was quite broad with plenty of variety, both food and beverage. Service was outstanding- knowledgeable, prompt and pleasant. Our food was delicious! This is a place to go for a good time; the noise level is not conducive to serious or deep discussion. We hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old time feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I love Ted's...great Peanut butter Bacon Burger, the shakes are good...$18 for Burger, Adult Shake (alcohol in them) and fries, in DC on Tuesday nights...of course the homemade poptarts are a must! Love the old time feel...the noise level can be a bit much but this place is a gem! Love the 14th Street and origional Capitol Hill location...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love everything on the menu
    yphdiningVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Ted's Bulletin. My favorites: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup, Burger's without the bun (my way of ordering) and a salad that will soon join their new menu (spinach, grilled onions, blue cheese crumbs and I forgot the type of dressing) and my all time favorite is the blueberry pop tart. I am actually typing this review while flying to Miami and I cannot wait to return for another pop tart
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We are new in DC, and this was our first visit, but not our last. Our granddaughter was with us, and she loved it, too Great food, with large portions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waitress bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First time going for dinner here with a friend. Good waitress, had to wait for apetizers forever. Order meatloaf that was soak on ketchup and you taste more the ketchup than the meat. My fried asked for a fry and fries were soggy and drenched in oil as all the reat of her meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An OK breakfast experience
    Reynolds
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great looking restaurant! I was in for breakfast with a friend. I order the omelet which arrived looking and tasting like something warmed from the freezer. It came with two small links sausages and hash browns (no toast). I then ordered some cornbread...terrific!! I had ordered the hash browns dark and that they were...both bites. VERY small portion. So, perhaps the other meals are better...but, skip breakfast there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love breakfast at Ted's!
    JEinDCVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Altho' the music coulda been a bit less noisy (the restaurant gets really noisy easily) the breakfast was great and being able to substitute was so nice. Love the little booths - cozy and comfy. Love the food. It's just good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Cafe
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I love Ted's. The milkshakes, poptarts, mixtures of peanut butter and bacon...it is a great place. I usually go here for brunch (which I love) but I had family in town with kids of a range of ages. Everyone enjoyed Ted's and we had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent comfort food!
    Becbec36
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Ted's Bulletin is as fabulous as I had heard from family and friends. The milkshakes are to die for! I ordered the famous grilled cheese and tomato soup which absolutely hit the spot. I'm sure the rest of the menu is just as good! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Ted's Bulletin 14th St.
    AJPNDCVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great food, great décor and great service. Love that blueberry cheesecake pop tart!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I wasn't impressed. I'll say up front that I'm a vegetarian and know full well that diners often offer limited vegetarian options. (And that's what Ted's is, a high-concept diner.) I had checked the menu online beforehand and was satisfied with the couple of options available. One of them turned out to be much more food than what I wanted for lunch, so I opted for a basic omelet. To be blunt, the egg tasted like rubber and the filling (spinach and mushrooms) was pretty skimpy. The hash browns were fine, although a small portion given the price of the meal. Our server was very attentive and I didn't want to distract from the conversation with my friend, so I didn't complain. She enjoyed her grilled cheese and tomato soup.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast
    tattooedfood
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I love that they serve breakfast all day. This won me from the beginning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New favorite DC eatery
    DJRR2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The selling point for me is the breakfast all day. The menu has a wide selection that will keep me coming back to find a favorite dish. This was my second visit and or server Le'Naiya took such great care of us, I will try to only return when she is working. The deserts are different and great. I have told anyone who asks about "Where should we go to eat" about Teds on 14th - A+
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition on 14th St. NW!
    AJPNDCVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was my first visit after hearing about this place from a neighbor. It's a family-style diner restaurant that's very popular and when you go, you'll see why. They're extremely flexible e.g., the pancakes are large and come 3 in a stack. I ordered one and asked if they had banana pancakes and the server told me no but could insert bananas into the pancake batter. I also ordered 3 scrambled eggs with white cheddar and their great applewood bacon. No trip here is complete without ordering their homemade pop tart with a puff pastry. You'll never want a Kellog's pop tart again after tasting it. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 14 St., NW Fund
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We brought our friend from NYC for dinner on Friday night. The food was very good, the service was fine and the ambiance is really fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    great breakfast options, Food taste was wonderful and quantity was appropriate
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the Sammy
    JmarmolinaVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I admit, I didn't get the sammy, I settled for a burger. My date got the sammy and for the life of me I can't get the full name of it as the website for Ted's on 14th seems to be down, but I remember it was the tastiest thing I've tried in a while and my boyfriend and I have referenced it at least 3 times since we've been there. On a side note - the PB Burger (also, the name escapes me) was strange but really delicious. Somehow the peanut butter and the tomato jam really work for a unique tasting that I'd also opt to try again -- that is if the sammy wasn't available!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bulletin Ted can cook!
    Richard
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I've eaten at Ted's several times and each time it was great. The food is comfort food, with a modern twist. An informal ambiance conducive to relaxed conversation. It's a great place for brunch on weekends, but I would strongly suggest reservations. If you love a good milkshake, you will find there adult shakes to be the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    BelliottVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had the short rib sammy and it was just delicious. But you can't really go wrong with a sandwich on Texas toast, can you? And the peanut butter, banana, and chocolate shake couldn't be beat either. A little noisy, but what restaurant isn't these days?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort Food
    13NWandM
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ted's is good for indulging in comfort food. The food is flavorful and sometimes over the top. Brunch seems to be the sweet spot for Ted's. The dinner scene is less hectic. Overall, a good place that is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent breakfast
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Liked the eggame sandwich and the beef hash. Great service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Came for breakfast and we got excellent service at the bar. The bartender was personable and very attentive. We enjoyed the omelet and the ham and eggs. The Bloody Marys weren't bad either.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food restaurant
    Rstokc
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Located in the revitalized U street area, Ted's had a great look and feel. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable and the whole experience was great for the adults and kids. The beer menu is a little light, but other than that, no complaints. Watch out for the desserts. They are delicious, but huge. Plan on sharing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    Visiting
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Any restaurant that makes their own "pop tarts" is worth checking out! They serve breakfast all day and have a large assortment of milk shakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street reviews archive.
  • Lowkey but Delish Family Dinner Out
    EBLizVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Whenever my dad is in town and wants something lowkey we opt for Ted's (so glad to have one on 14th now!) The food is always solid no matter what you order, but it's a more laidback and casual experience than you'll find at many of its 14th St neighbors. My fiance always opts for the meatloaf (because it's always on point), while I've done steak most often which is always on point. This time I tried the jambalaya and it was great, huge portion though, I didn't get through too much of it. The milkshakes are always fantastic, and the servers are all very friendly and attentive. All around it's a top-notch neighborhood spot that we are so happy to have just around the corner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate