Ted's Bulletin
Ted's Bulletin

Ted's Bulletin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tedsbulletin.com/
  • Phone: (202) 544-8337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 10:30pm Sunday 8:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Brannon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Eastern Market (Blue and Orange lines)
A word from Ted's Bulletin
'This Capitol Hill diner (on Barracks Row near Eastern Market) is a clever nod to a bygone era. 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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Ted's Bulletin reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (11)neighborhood gem (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Solid
    DivaDiner
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It took awhile to get our food, but it was prepared the way we had asked and tasted good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great comfort food. A colleague and I went for breakfast. She had an egg and a pop tart, both of which she enjoyed. I had the yogurt parfait, which was far better than I was expecting, and a shake, which is always good. Service was fine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A go-to for me
    WWCGetawayVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have been several times to this location. I am never disappointed with the food or service. Definitely make a reservation as the lines can get pretty long on weekends or at traditional meal times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a breakfast place
    Yolanda
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I came because of glowing reviews, but was underwhelmed by the breakfast selection. The food was okay, but seemed a bit overpriced for what it was. $17 for breakfast and coffee is a bit much. I'd recommend going for lunch instead.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Excellent Service
    NewUrbanistVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I invited an out-of-town guest to join me for dinner at Ted's Bulletin in Barracks Row. When my infant daughter knocked over my delicious Heath and almond malt, the waiter Jaime wouldn't let it ruin my dinner. He cleaned up the mess, which was everywhere, and got me a new malt before I could even think about it. That's great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique deliciousness!
    EtjsingerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had friends visiting from San Diego, and we were all intrigued by the homemade poptarts. They were delicious- we tried the strawberry, the blueberry cheesecake, and the brown sugar and cinnamon- all were DELICIOUS! The burgers were also wonderful. I tried the bacon peanut butter burger and it was wonderful! The milkshakes were also tasty and good sized. It was a great experience overall!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must in DC
    Regio
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food in a marvelous ambience. Located in a very nice neighborhood, this place should not be missed on every trip to DC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 534 reviews are from the Ted's Bulletin reviews archive.
  • Good Business Breakfast
    BusinessDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent place for a weekday morning breakfast near Capitol Hill. Need some lighter options, but the food is good. Great for working lunch as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home style cookin
    Route66Flyer
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great staff, Great home style food at reasonable prices. Eat like a local!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poptarts!
    Begood2urself
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We enjoyed this fun restaurant with homemade poptarts and nostalgia. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was very nice. We thought the peanut butter bacon poptart was a bit dry, but really enjoyed the brown sugar cinnamon one!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mocomomVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    perfunctory service. Bagel was stale and hard. Not impressive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We really enjoyed our breakfast. Very cool little place with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The basics done right
    7hom7homVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Top notch ingredients. Pastrami without gristle. Hamburgers that appear to be shaped onsite. The chicken fried steak is the best I've ever had. Fries are okay but more than made up for. I've done brunch before. Hashbrowns are very good. This was an Arena preshow dinner on Tuesday. Sat at 5.30. Left at 7.00. Made 7.30p showtime. Worked out to be a great substitute for dinner at The Pier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous French Toast
    Mocha13VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went for Sunday breakfast. The French Toast was light and full of flavor. Enjoyed it with bacon and home fries. Will definitely return for breakfast again! The server paid the right amount of attention to our needs. She was quite helpful in providing options for my dining partner's desire for steak and eggs. It was very busy. Glad that I made a reservation. Was able to bypass the long line and be seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very cool place with great food! Make sure to try the pop tarts... Regret not getting a few to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm & Charming
    waited2long
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    After hearing about Ted's for several years, I finally went. The atmosphere as i ate breakfast was cute, warm and charming just as I had heard. My pop tart was good the next day too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    behmer321
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We heard mixed reviews about Ted's but figured we'd check it out and we were SO glad we did. From the moment we walked in the staff let you know that they were thrilled you were there. Our waitress was adorable and so attentive. Food was fantastic, milkshakes were amazing, and I don't care if you're not hungry for dessert after eating...get a pop tart!!! Homemade and amazing! Also...helps that there is a full bar after a day of sight seeing with the family ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never A Miss
    BDBanks
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Simply put... ....Ted's is fantastic for everyone no matter what your food taste. Your taste buds will thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Loved the decor and theme of the restaurant. The strawberry pop tart was excellent, and my leftover bit tasted great still after a day in the fridge. I was disappointed by the TUBS brunch entree - great flavor (love the sausage), but too greasy for my liking!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but ...
    2Bums
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Make a reservation and have plenty of time to kill. Food was excellent, but extremely slow service. We were seated right away, but it took over an hour and a half for three people to have breakfast on a Sat morning. Too long ...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY GOOD!
    Bison
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Ted's Bulletin was good as always! I've never had a bad meal or bad service there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nats Dinner
    Chumlee54
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We actually walked to Teds, from Nats park. Got a little turned around, but finally found it! It was well worth the walk. We had a fantastic waiter, his name was Glen. He went over the menu with us in detail, brought us some ice cold water that we really needed after the walk, and was a pleasure to talk to. He brought us some homemade poptarts that were on the house, which, by the way, were far and above the real thing. I had a turkey burger, and baked beans. My wife had the country fried steak. The food was hot, appealing, and very tasty. Portions are generous. We really enjoyed our dinner at Teds Bulletin, and a big thanks to Glen for making it great! I would recommend Ted's to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jme11
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had breakfast and it was delicious. Our waiter was great , I regret that I can't remember his name. Will highly recommend to friends/family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Overall great experience, this was my first visit and everyone from the floor Manager, servers, and even Kitchen Manager were friendly and attentive to guests needs. Our meals, multigrain oatmeal and cheesy grits with an omelette, were prepared perfectly, and I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basically Chuck-E-Cheese
    aedine
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I brought my parents and grandparents here as I thought they would enjoy the setting and more home style menu, but the restraunt was full of parents letting their kids run wild, literally throwing food. The booth behind a was also full of toddlers, and the parents let them sit up and lean over our booth to watch the tv they had going. In addition, I tried to order beer but after being told that three selections we're not available I just have up. Overall a horrible experience. My wife had to go wait outside before the check was even delivered because the noise was unbearable.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great except for the service
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Took 20 mins before we were given coffee. Had to ask to order twice, didn't get to order until we'd been there 25-30 mins. The only time the server was friendly was when she gave us the bill. But the food, as always, was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just doesn't disappoint
    StevieV
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place is fantastic, if your considering it, just bite the bullet! Get a home made pop tart, the classic egg sandwich and an adult shake and call it a day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food and so Fun!
    alupo
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Every single thing we ordered was incredible....from the country fried steak to the mac and cheese to the milkshakes that followed. However, the homemade pop tarts that we took to go for breakfast the next morning in EVERY FLAVOR were the treat that topped it all!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place in the neighborhood
    happycamper
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    There's a reason it's so hard to get into Ted's Bulletin. We have a number of good pubs, but there is really nothing else quite like it on Capitol Hill. Classic American diner food in an extensive and varied menu and very good service make it a great destination for a casual meal. Do not miss the milkshakes!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome staff
    Mulk
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I made a mistake and booked a reservation a day later. The host was so incredibly understanding- as we had our 6 yo with us. We had to wait a little while but not nearly as long as we would have if we just walked in the door. Great customer service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homemade pop tarts! Need I say more
    DC2NY
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Had a great breakfast with the family! Loved the homemade pop tarts. We had peanut butter with bacon and blueberry cheesecake. Highly recommend Ted's!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    Delight
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Overall we had a nice brunch experience at Teds Bulletin . We did however have a bit of a wait for a table. We made a reservation on Open table 2 days ahead of time and when we called they said they did not take reservations online. Why is open table on there website then? Food was great and service was very good. They just need to take the open table reservation off the website.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great breakfast place
    Kate
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    French toast was delicious. Home made pop tarts were a must try. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off day perhaps..consistency is key
    Weddingday1
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    When booking the reservation I mentioned that we were coming to celebrate a wedding that had just taken pace at 10AM. When we arrived, we waited for the Maître D to arrive, and when she did, she had a scowl on her face, and wasn't very warm or welcoming. It was raining and chilly on April 7, 2014, but still no excuse for her attitude...she should've called off that day. There was no recognition of the fact that we were there celebrating a wedding, even though I mentioned it on the Open Table reservation form. We were seated at 11AM, order was taken at 11:15AM, but the food arrived after 1230PM for a party of 8 with no apology, and several incorrect orders. The restaurant wasn't busy, and they seemed to be adequately staffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded for Brunch
    amahkamov
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food is good here for brunch..mimosas are pretty overpriced compared to other brunch hot spots in DC. This location is entirely too crowded to enjoy eating inside on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Opening Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The adult milkshakes were amazing and topped off with a homemade pop tart....perfect breakfast. It was a bit crowded since it was opening day but everyone was accommodated and left with a smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    Zac7h
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Food was awesome. Try a homemade pop tart, even if it's just for dessert!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the Greek salad, which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I had the Greek salad, which was unfortunately, more lettuce than anything else. I also had the cheddar grits, which were delicious and made up for the Greek salad. However, Ted's had plenty of other menu items I would be interested in trying. It's a great place to watch food go by and wish you had ordered whatever just passed by instead. My friend had the Cali club and enjoyed every last bite, especially the bread. We both look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my children on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I took my children on the rec of a friend who lives in the area, and none of us were disappointed. We were there for breakfast and I left wanting to come back to try other offerings. Ted's Bulletin is along the lines of an upscale diner, so the food was good, fast and fresh. The noise and energy level were on a diner scale: a little noisy, fast and service but none of those things should keep you from coming. This is what I would expect from a diner for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Ted's was just OK this time, which was something of a bummer. It was St. Patrick's Day and my birthday, so I was looking forward to some fun and festive treats but there was nothing special that night. The meal was fine. The milkshake was divine. And, our server gave us free pop tarts to go for my birthday, which was really nice! The whole experience was just a bit lackluster for a holiday/birthday dinner. It was much more fun last year! I would also encourage the owners not to lose focus on the flagship, given their new locations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate