Ted's Bulletin - Ballston

4.4
138 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ted’s Bulletin is a laid-back, classic American community restaurant, bakery and bar, serving craveable American cuisine in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Whether it’s family dinner, business lunch, or just a Ted’s Tart and coffee to-go, we’re as adaptable as your life is dynamic. Our breakfast menu is available all day because we believe that the most important meal of the day can be had morning, noon or night.

Ted’s Bulletin is a haven for comfort and celebrating the things we have in common: a hunger for good food at great value, a need for a place to be comfortable being ourselves, and a desire to connect with our community. At Ted’s Bulletin, everyone has a table, and every table has a story to tell.

Daily Dinner Specials starting at 4pm

MON Burger & Shake Night
TUE Rotating Ted's Tacos
WED Fried Chicken
THURS Shrimp & Grits
FRI Fish Special
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vipVirginiaGal
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed in my meal. Had the Monte Cristo which is a fave of mine. It was very small and misshaped on the plate. The hashbrowns portion size was big but bland. No taste really. Nothing else came with the meal. And, the oj was bitter. I expect more from TB. Thanks.

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KatelynR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fries say gluten sensitive but they’re made in a frier that fries breaded foods. I told my waitress I had a gluten allergy and wanted fruit instead and a gluten free bun. The food arrived not gluten free and with fries. Luckily I noticed, but was frustrated that even though I made it extremely clear I had it an allergy that the food came out wrong.

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NicoleS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I was really excited to try breakfast here. My husbands food came out cold and my food just was not good. Over priced and not worth it.

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PatrickB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Felt rushed by the wait staff, poor quality food and way overpriced drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice lunch with friends. Great spot, good food and easy parking.

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bmorecpp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Our recent trip to Ted Bulletin's could have been a disaster. However, the manager, Kendall, stepped right in and made everything just right.

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HBdc
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside and the food was delicious. Excellent service! Thank you Jocelyn!

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the food were outstanding even with it being crowded due to homecoming at the high schools.

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SLBKY
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our breakfast at Ted’s Bulletin. It was pretty busy but overall worth it. The Ted’s tarts were tasty as was the biscuits and gravy. The server did get the egg type wrong but we didn’t mind. The sausage could probably use a bit more spice. My daughter enjoyed her pancakes and the Bloody Mary and mimosas were good.

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KatW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good, service was okay. It was very crowded and there was no beeper system to call patrons when a table was available. Therefore, the hostesses had to rely on remembering faces of guests to notify them of when their table became available.

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BREONJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was second time here and the food was soso.

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Cheri
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met old friends and really enjoyed our time together. The hostess made sure we would have some privacy and we had a very good waiter.

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vipKevin
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good comfort food, great service and an upscale restaurant feel. Definitely worth your time for lunch, dinner, or even a drink.

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vipRich
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bowl of chili was wonderful, as was the Chicken Piccata, which I had also ordered six weeks earlier, but it was soooo good then, that I ordered it again this visit. The chocolate cake slice is HUGE, and sufficient for two or even four people to share.

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DebraF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but too high a noise level. Hostess tried to seat us at a huge table when there were only two of us and there was an empty table for two.

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vipSimonC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just not as good as it has been previously. Unlikely to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was marked no show for 11:45 reservation but we arrived 1/2 hour early

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, but service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Good food.. inexpensive. Good value. Outstanding French toast and omelette l.

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vipTheHonestOne
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This was my third visit to Ted’s and I had the same problem I had the last two times… drinks were not out before the meals. We were halfway done with our food before our bellinis came out and then our waitress was nowhere to be found for a long period of time when we were ready to grab our check.

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Atook
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Honestly, I loved Ted but since they have expended it’s really gone down hill. The manger did handle the situation well and really appreciative of that. My food came out cold like poached eggs felt like ice and bacon was cold. It took 15 minutes to get someone’s attention to even say something. My friends egg sandwich was also lukewarm the cheese was already starting to like set up. The cinnamon roll was great thankfully. The avocado toast was a joke for sure. It was a thin spread of mashed avocado and may be two or three slices of radish. It was honestly comical. If you like pop tarts and arent picky teds isn’t bad but if you want your food hot don’t know if you should expect much.

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CutieRes
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food. I had the chicken n biscuits that was moist and and delicious. Their homemade honey mustard is some of the best I've ever had. The only thing is that I wish there was more spacing between tables. Every table was full and packed. I wish they were still following COVID precautions and distancing or not using every single table.

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Kurt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The people who are there are working hard but they are way understaffed. It’s a tough situation for them and for the servers and staff who ar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke & Jamal gave exceptional customer service as well as having great time management.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy hanging at Ted’s. The Ballston location is especially nice.

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vipJoeR
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

First visit -- had been really looking forward to trying Ted's. On the good side, the outdoor seating was charming. Our server was too -- although overloaded with tables. It didn't feel like there was any management present to watch over things. But the food -- pretty disappointing. Fish & chips was a meager single piece of fish, although tasty. The steak in the steak frites was overcooked and pretty tasteless, although the fries were OK. The draft beer was served in the smallest possible glass, which left a bad taste. All in all, this dinner was just not worth the spend and we likely won't be back.

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CaitlynS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly good food and a cool ambience. Will be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Awful service.

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IngridF
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this place and the food. The environment is casual but very nice to go for dinner. Our waiter was amazing and the music was a good selection with good vibes. Chocolate cake is the best I've had!!!

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JaMeekaL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a waiter and he kept touching his hair so we asked for a new waiter. We was please to get a new waiter named Gabe and he was great.

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BrazellM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

This was my 3 time there and the s2 time the food came out cold. This time had to wait over 15 minutes for a new order of fries.

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Lynn
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch- my 2nd experience eating here and it did not disappoint. Coffee is bold and hot and our server was exceptional. All service people were masked up and we appreciated the care they take to separate tables. Busy morning but food quality was still exceptional!

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MattF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and good prices!

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Burke
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was cold when it came out. Orange juice was warm and nasty. I had to take my baby to restroom and told hostess I would be back and when I came back they throw away my to go cup of juice but still charged me for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Had a reservation and still weren’t sat for almost 15 minutes after arriving.

Service was slow and we waited a very long time for our drink order.

Overall staff was friendly and food tasted good.

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vipvickiboys
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, loved the ambience and thoroughly enjoyed our server, Destiny. Food was good but they forgot to bring our pancake! No worries, we'll be back for another visit. Thanks!

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vipNOVagirl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I have to lower my rating because the restaurant would not seat us outside, as our reservation stated, and seated others without a reservation at a table for 4 (we had a party of 4.) They claimed that they don't take reservations for outdoor seating and that it is first come, first seated. Our reservation was confirmed for outdoor seating.

Meanwhile, there was a table set for 8 people that was RESERVED, and the response was that the person paid extra to reserve it. So you DO take reservations for outdoor dining then?

If that's the case, they need to update their options on OpenTable. Without this issue, my rating would be 5 stars. We were pressed for time so we did eat inside at a table away from other parties. There was no apology given and no acknowledgement that there's a problem with the reservation system.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with potential employers with lunch. Great atmosphere

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Melissa
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teds has quickly become my go-to spot! My boyfriend and I are there almost everyday. The food, drinks and employees are all amazing and keep us coming back. Some of our favorite menu items are their Peach Bellinis, PB Bacon Burger, Bowl of chili (their cornbread is out of this world!), steak frites, just to name a few.

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VanessaO
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place !
Went for brunch with my friend and our daughter and they loved it as well.
Friendly environment, food was very delicious.

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Ted's Bulletin - Ballston is rated 4.4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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