Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill

4.5
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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SL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, food and service included. Only disappointment was the homemade pop tarts deserts. They were dry and really skimped on the filling.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ted's is awesome. The food and service cannot be beat. Meals are reasonably priced.

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C
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must to visit if you are coming to Washington DC. The food is wholesome, some is old fashioned and reminds me of my childhood. Desserts are decadent and beautiful. Be sure an try the 4 layer carrot cake. You will not be disappointed.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh, my goodness, this place is amazing, the food and the service. Went for dinner this time. Going in two days to try the breakfast. Just wow. Wish we had one in Texas.

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SK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Ted's Bulletin is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch places to eat; however, this location fell incredibly short of my expectations. I made a reservation, (was late to it due to Metro issues), however was seated with the rest of my party right away. There were five of us and it was busy inside. We immediately placed drink orders (to include mimosas) and I ordered each of the flavor of poptarts for the table. The drinks took a considerable amount of time to come out. It appeared our server left them on the bar (after they were made) and was talking to other employees rather than bring our drinks out. She eventually came back and took our food orders, and then brought the drinks (after she was reminded about them). Our food came out pretty quickly (despite it being busy) and was all correct; however, our poptarts were still missing. I instructed the server not to bother bringing them out now; I had ordered them as an appetizer for the table to enjoy while we waited on our food. Our server did not come back to check on us; I did flag another employee down to request hot sauce; he did bring over two types which I appreciated.

Lastly, our checks came out incorrect. I had another person's coffee; not a big deal...but attention to detail would have went a long way. One of the guys at our table received an empty book (with no check) and we had to ask about it.

Overall, while I love Ted's Bulletin and have been coming here for the last three years. This was probably my last experience.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A-mazing! This place was recommended to us and did not disappoint! Get a milkshake if you’re in the mood. Good old fashioned ones!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We ate at Ted's while catching-up with an old friend, so it was nice that it wasn't too loud. The bloomin' mushroom was excellent--so unusual, and the cauliflower app was nice too, but both sauces were too salty. Two of us ordered the salmon, which was perfectly done. The Ruben sandwich was quite skimpy, but the meat was tender and the fries were yummy. What surpassed Everything was the chocolate, banana, peanut butter MILKSHAKE!!!! WOW!

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RA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Best breakfast in DC! When I come to DC, I always make it a point to come here.

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GC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommend for everyone!

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LT
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good! Pancakes were great!

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FM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I decided to try out this place on our 7th Anniversary. The food and service were great. My wife had the steak and eggs and I had the Crab Cake Benedict. Both dishes were great!

The staff members were very friendly and didn't let us enter or leave without greeting us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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JW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect exceeded just the basic dining experience! Will recommend and will go again next DC visit.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Teds and the staff is great. It’s a relaxed atmosphere which is perfect for my 4 year old dinner date.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, good food nice find in DC. Outstanding place to take your family.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of six, we all ordered different things and all completely cleared our plates!

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Despite the amazing reviews, we were a little disappointed - mainly with the service, which just trickled down to not enjoying the entire experience. Food was ok, our server couldn't make a recommendation when asked between two. We were a party of 4 and were there for a little over 2 hours. I had made a reservation, so we were seated immediately and 30 minutes of those 2 hours was us just waiting on 2 milkshakes we ordered after our entrees. Incredibly slow service and there was a point where we hadn't seen our waiter in so long we thought he possibly left for the night.

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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome and atmosphere. Amazing milkshakes and huge portions for dinner. Kids were each given a goody bag of pop tarts as their first visit and time in Washington. Would definitely recommend.

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F
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is good. I was able to make a reservation during the week which is hard on the weekends.

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E
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decided on this place after touring around DC for the day. A short walk from the Metro Station. Nice variety of items/prices. I had delicious crab cakes and fries w some excellent coleslaw along with a $5 happy hour glass of wine. My sisters enjoyed their burgers topped with a fried egg. Friendly, efficient service. We left full and happy. I would definitely return.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great shakes, great food. Would highly recommend!!!

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JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The Impossible burger was delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knew I could count on the restaurant to be everything we needed and impress out of town guests with something different who’ve already been to DC. The no milk as an option was weird. Some people cannot drink the alternative milk products due to allergies or other reasons. You may want to reconsider this, although I can’t drink cow’s milk, many people could be put off by this especially since this is in no way a vegan spot

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My reservation was at 4 and the hostess told me that he couldn’t sit me because the server no was there,after wait 10 minutes, i asked again,and he told me the same, I asked for the manager because I didnt understood why they didn’t have server at 4:10, finalelly the manager ordered for me the food, he was nice but no one asked me if I was okor sonething , the server started to arrive at 4:15, no professional the service.

Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hello, please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dot come to discuss this.

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SB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was excited to try this place while in DC and it lived up to my expectations! The retro vibe and decor compliments the ambiance perfectly! I went for breakfast and enjoyed their spin on avocado toast! I look forward to coming back again and trying more on the menu!

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love taking friends to the Capitol Hill Ted's Bulletin. I've been taking visitors since I moved here almost 7 years ago, after being taken by a friend when I came to visit. This past time I was disappointed with the food. The hashbrowns were tasteless; they were so plain and tasted like they have just been thrown on the griddle with no butter, seasoning, even salt. The chicken and biscuits were very very dry. The mumbo sauce tasted to very very sweet barbecue sauce. I really want this to be a fluke and will definitely give it another try, but overall, the quality seems to be going down.

Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hello Samarie, this is very disappointing. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss this.

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MC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good, this is a essentially upscale diner fare, but done well. The ambiance was nice and the food quality seemed commensurate with the prices. I'd eat here again.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, it was a great place to dine. Food was reasonably price and tasted delicious. Excellent service.

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CN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice and food was great. I will be returning!

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is always good, but on this visit the restaurant ran out of fish. I had to change my order twice in order to find something that was on the menu. This location is much smaller than the 14th Street location. We were also seated near the kitchen so there was so much traffic walking backing and forth by our table.
My thoughts on Ted's Bulletin, get their early if you want the salmon before they run out and try not to get seated near the kitchen. The food is good! Try to the popcorn shrimp for the appetizer and you have to get the homemade pop tarts for dessert.

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BD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rather you have an adult milkshake or a homemade poptarr or both you'll enjoy every sip and bite. The menu is great and the portions of this oversized comfort food are just right and more.

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Z
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of six, but two reservations (one for four, and one for two). They were able to sit us all together, which illustrates TB's great customer service. They also found ginger ale for my Dad, which was awesome. The Pop Tarts are always a treat, but the squash was the star of our dinners!

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r
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good! The vanilla shake was all that I could ask for and the spinach salad was very well prepared. We shall come back!

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DD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It took awhile to get our food, but it was prepared the way we had asked and tasted good.

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PT
San Francisco
420 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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WW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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Y
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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c
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately this place no longer does reservations on the weekends, which was a huge disappointment. The wait can be unbelievable! But it's delicious comfort foods with a twist, at a great price. I love the brunch and that they provide you your own carafe of coffee. I keep coming back here over and over, I just come much earlier in the mornings than other places so I don't have to wait as long.

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NU
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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E
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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R
Monterrey
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in a marvelous ambience. Located in a very nice neighborhood, this place should not be missed on every trip to DC.

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