Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill

4.6
651 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 651 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All four meals were excellent. Our first visit.

MJ
MJTexas
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious. Highly recommend.

HL
HLIowa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Looks like things have gone downhill a bit since Edelle left. Still good, but nitice the difference.

VJ
VivianJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately, table next to us obnoxiously loud with screeches, cackling laughter and just very loud. With music we couldn’t hear ourselves talk so lunch not enjoyable. Food good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow.

LC
LiamC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ted's Bulletin is an institution, particularly the Eastern Market / Capitol Hill location. Always straightforward, tasty fare that satisfies my itch for some good old homecooking when away from home.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had heard amazing things about Ted’s Bulletin so we had made a reservation two weeks in advance for brunch on a Sunday. We arrived on time and was told that it would be an additional 10-15 minute wait as they were waiting on some tables to leave. Our wait ended up being 40 minutes in total. In addition to the wait, the drink that was brought to me was not the one I ordered. They offered to bring another drink but we had finished our meal at this point.


All in all, disappointed and will not be returning.

AB
AlysonB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our second time here and the food is incredible! The wait staff is pleasant and our server was wonderful.

CL
ChefLadyNRed
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I took my parents out for lunch to celebrate them as new great grandparents 🥂!! Thomas was our host and server! He has impeccable service and taste in knowing how to suggest/select different cuisines and cocktails. Thomas was amazing 👏. Every dish we ordered was delightful 😋.

TD
vipTravelingDPS
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect way to start your day or week! I always feel welcomed as soon as I enter the restaurant. The staff always says good morning. My server, Karen, was excellent! She took my drink and food order and everything came out exactly as ordered. I was offered refills on my iced tea without having to ask first.

Anita, the general manager, stopped by all the tables to check on the guests and welcome them. Trey, a new manager in training was friendly and a good host.

I always have a great day when I start it with breakfast at Ted’s!

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Foodie1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good and ambience and server great. I did not like our entrees arriving shortly after our salads. Also, the salad dressings, while good, were not as ordered. Limited white wine selection- not may were chilled. Our server recommended a white blend was was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They need to draw the music down a bit but otherwise- really nicely done!

RK
vipRKTZLN
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun find! Such a classic east coast breakfast place. The staff was warm and friendly and the manager was exceptional. She gave us the history of the restaurant and how their specialty is homemade pop-tarts. Fantastic pastry with delicious filling. We ordered traditional breakfast which was outstanding. Took our pop-tarts for desert to go! Gotta go - wonderful.

BR
BrendaR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

No movies. Management said it wasn’t working. It looks like a prop. Strange odor in restaurant. Not a clean restaurant as seen in the picture. Lots of food, but doesn’t taste good. Best were their French Fries and coleslaw . Waitress was very nice and understanding of our disappointment. She did her best to make our time there pleasant. It wasn’t crowded. Some people appeared to be enjoying their food.

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NoName
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and a reasonable price. Excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and service

TM
TimM
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Great food. We ended up having breakfast for dinner and the french toast was fantastic. Also had a cold brew martini with it, and it was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

KS
KimS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside later in the evening. Our server was so kind. Fun night!

TC
vipTCBDC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very quiet Monday evening at Ted's... which I'm not used to, but service was great and the burgers and shakes top notch!

DD
DamienD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Ted's - excellent food, tasty milkshakes, nice people. Not cheap but worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were traveling with our four kids ages 18, 17, , 13, 10. A few blocks from the metro. The neighborhood seems to be up-and-coming with lots of diversity and a nice mix of local with a few (but not too many) chains. Our waiter Thomas was the star of the show—a gentleman who served our family like we were at his home, as did all the whole staff, honestly. Food was too notch. Fish and chips. Home style meatloaf. Omelette. Pancakes. Mac n cheese. Hot chicken. All washed down with milkshakes. I wish we had room for their homemade pop tarts but we rolled out fat and happy!

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TalH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Great staff and service. The food is mediocre and they didn't have what I came to the restaurant for - Crabcakes. The restaurant was quiet, should have some soft sounds playing.

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TravisT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent!!! We had a large party and they were very accommodating. Will visit again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Noise level was high but it’s the location. The service was sub par and the food was just okay

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Service was good. Would definitely go back again with my family.

TD
vipTravelingDPS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shirette was a wonderful server. She was welcoming and was attentive at just the right level.

The reason the food score was 4 star was the Huevos Rancheros comes out luke warm. The flavor is excellent but even the fried eggs weren’t hot. I’ve tried this multiple times with the same result.

Ambiance was great. Everyone is very welcoming.

It is a great way to start my day!

PM
vipPMCQ
Aberdeen
46 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Ted’s

TB
TerriB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a GREAT find! Variety of dietary restrictions in the family makes finding a place a bit of work and this place met all of them. Great food, milkshakes, and worth the price.

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vipdgold606
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good breakfast

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Nash
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was amazing! We will be back each time we visit DC.

DB
DebbieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I ordered a garden omelet which I liked. The other three people who I came with also liked their meals. I wasn’t a fan of the loud music. I prefer restaurants with no music because it is much easier to hear each other talk. There was also a lot of noise from people talking in the restaurant. The waitress was very nice and we had brunch there on a Saturday. The whole meal took less than an hour.

TD
vipTravelingDPS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Barista Nancy did an excellent job as my server. She was attentive at just the right level. The restaurant was packed so the noise was a little louder. Great place to start your day. The steak breakfast burrito is excellent!

MB
MarilynB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and it was enjoyable by all measures.

M
Mandee
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions are huge, service was great, cool atmosphere. Definitely worth a try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. Very friendly staff. Food was great.

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Jennifer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual the food was delicious and the wait staff was helpful, speedy, and friendly. Love those tots!!!

JM
JenniferM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food as always! I love this location over the other DC locations.

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Amal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Heuvos Rancheros and the Chicken & Biscuits. Both were very good. Portion sizes were a little bigger than expected. We both also go their poptarts: one strawberry and one brown cinnamon sugar. Very, very sweet, but good! Lastly, there's plenty of parking and we didn't have to wander around trying to find somewhere. We plan to come here again!

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vipLaurenL
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff despite being short on servers was incredible. Because of them being short staffed, the restaurant wasn't outstanding as it has been in the past,but that did not affect the quality of food we received!

TD
vipTravelingDPS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado toast and poached eggs was the perfect way to start the day. The service from Yecenia was excellent. She checked back to make sure my food came out right. The entire team from Anita to Gustavo and all of the host and serving staff always make you feel welcome! Great place for breakfast!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 544-8337.

Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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