Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown

4.3
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$30 and under
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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.
What 171 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends getting together

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server had no personality nor paid any attention to our table.

MO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate here for lunch as an office outing. The pretzel bits and fried cauliflower were delicious as starters and the crispy chicken sandwich did not disappoint as an entree. The Parmesan fries were overrated as they just shaved some Parmesan cheese on top and most of it fell off the fries and onto the plate. Service was quick. Waiter did mix up the sides ordered for a couple of the entrees but was quick to correct the mistake.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our service was unequivocally terrible!

Our arrogant serve wrote nothing down for party of 8, which was included 3 children.

He forgot one adults entree.

He never brought the children’s menus (child 1 - 6 years old, child 2 - 4 years old and child 3 - 2 years old). I got up and got them and crayons from the hostess stand. After asking 3 times and waiting for over 30 minutes.

He forgot to bring the booster seat for the 2 year old. We had to ask 2-3 times.

He brought the French toast entree and the kids meals nearly 7-10 minutes before the other adult entrees.

He “forgot” and charger us for the complimentary birthday dessert.

He forgot that we asked for one of the milkshakes to come without whipped cream and a cherry

I don’t mind if a server chooses not to write down an order, but get it right it.

I was very disappointed, because this is not Ted’s I am accustomed to. I should have gone to Founding Farmers an exit away on 270.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hello, this is very disappointing. Please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss this. Additional information will certainly help us get better.

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FB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes both as a sandwich or an entree. Both people who had them thought they were delicious and a great value. French Fries are the best. I had a Greek Salad with an impossible burger on it. Loved it and took half home for lunch tomorrow. Followed this restaurant from 14th St., NW to Gaithersburg. Love it and the change there menu to go with the times. Would totally recommend it.

IM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

A rough night all around. My wife ordered a glass of wine, almost 10 minutes later the server came back to let her know they were out of it. Pretzel appetizer was fine but nothing special. Ordered two salads, server suggested dressing on the side and yet both came with dressing on them. Salmon salad was so salty it was inedible. They brought another one out which was better but still just ok. No one thought to offer us a combo dessert or entree for the bad experience. Not the experience I’d expected from this type of restaurant.

A
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to Ted's Bulletin with my friends for homecoming and it was outstanding. Every thing was amazing.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably great. Always love Ted’s!

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food is little pricey. But their fried food was not very good. The chicken burger we ordered was drenched in oil. The fries were just warm. The restaurant is very nice but food is average.

R
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding food and service

SP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. The drinks were as good as the ones served at that frat party I went to in 1993. There is nothing I can recommend about this place.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello Sara, please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss your visit.

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AT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the steak my steak was a little underdone for my taste but, it was delicious regardless. The hash brown were super crunchy and also delicious. We had milkshakes for dessert. I had the chocolate, peanut butter and banana; a sublime combination. Thick, creamy and plenty of it.

JR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pleasant experience. Ted’s bulletin is doing a promotion. When you buy and entree, you get a free milkshake. When we went, my friends had a great time.

AG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great
Enjoyed outdoor seating
Food was delicious
Disappointed by portion size of entree, left hungry after eating an entree and sharing the deviled eggs

W
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our main server was very pleasant and had very nice manners. But all of the servers were and MANAGERS were not attentive. We had to ask for everything from beginning to end, even dessert menu and carry out containers. We ordered dessert for the table and two carrot cakes to go. The to go slices of cake were half the size = SMALL while the one served at the table was normal size. For what we spent for five people, $260.00 it felt way overpriced! Also for managers to note: THERE WERE TWO FEMALE SERVERS MAKING OUT IN THE DINING ROOM RIGHT BESIDE OUR TABLE!! This was at 6:00pm in a family restaurant and was totally unacceptable behavior. The managers need to be retrained and be on the ball more. Not the first time we’ve had issues with poor management there.

M
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Everything was really good except the fruit flies. It was pretty gross and tainted the whole dining experience.

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great setup for enjoying the outdoor weather

LP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, just not exceptional. Our 2nd time eating there. May go back in the future. Desserts didn't seem fresh - carrot cake and chocolate cream mini pie

BD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for breakfast and treats. Do not sleep on the cinnamon buns.

HB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice place to eat. My family is always nervous when they go to a new place, but they definitely enjoyed it and the large portions meant they had leftovers.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service and the food quality/portion size considering the price were all disappointing. After this experience, will likely only return to Ted’s for breakfast.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello, please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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E
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall it was ok, but I was expecting more. Dessert was the best part.

PT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice! Friendly atmosphere, good food, very nice milk shakes.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Server was distracted, not attentive, forgot items, and the gnocchi was closer to clumps of mashed potatoes than a proper gnocchi.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

There was hair in our nachos and the server acted like he was doing us a favor by taking it off the check. Ummm yeah, obviously?! We didn’t even touch it nor did we want another order of it. No other remorse at all... Also, we all ordered entrees and then I asked for an additional kids menu Grilled Cheese to accompany my salad and was told I was not allowed to order from the kids menu. It’s not that I only ordered from the kids menu.... I ordered an $18 salad and since they give 3 pieces of lettuce, knew I wanted more. Thanks for literally nothing.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on July 15, 2019

Hello, we apologize very much for the nachos. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our meeting, the food and service were excellent. Ted’s a great value for the quality. Can’t wait to return!

H
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Ladies Room was disgustingly dirty. Service was slow towards the end because of some staffing issues from what our waiter told us. Cost was high but food great!

AR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!! The ambience on the inside and outside is nice. It feels more like an everyday dining place more than a dressed up fancy date night. Great place regardless.

JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, swordfish tasted fishy

D
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delightful for the most part. Pearl our waitstaff was very attentive and engaging. She gave good recommendations. The crab rangoon and deviled eggs were great sharing appetizers. Everyone enjoyed their entrees of pot roast, steak Pom frites, and grilled chicken . However, the grilled swordfish was on the salty side but was compensated by the cauliflower salad. Noise level was just right and we could hear each other without raising our voices. The pineapple ginger mimosa taste great but the price if $10 is too steep for the size of the pour.




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E
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Lunch food was exceptional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time w/ our young daughter. The food and service were amazing; and one of the waiters gave our daughter a tart just because. We always have a wonderful experience when we come to Ted’s and will definitely come back again.

P
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Meh. Food and decor nothing special. We were very disappointed that the cinnamon roll that was on the website was not in the menu. I wouldn’t eat here again. Better options at Crown.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on June 24, 2019

Hello, we are only able to bake so many fresh cinnamon rolls every Saturday and Sunday. They do tend to sell out quickly during brunch.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I was there with a couple of friends. The server didn't seem to know the menu well enough. When ever we needed him we couldn't find him. He took 20 mins to bring our drinks, but he said he was waiting on the bartenders. Our food came out cold, which was disappointing. Overall experience was okay and I'm not sure I will go back to eat there again. Food was expensive. Not worth it.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on June 17, 2019

Hello Sophie, it is shame your food came out cold. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom when you have a moment.

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JS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good and friendly and prompt. We both ordered the tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch. We didn't love the tomato soup. It was overly salty.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I loved the duck wings!

KT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met there to chat and get caught up. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very good for having good discussions. Thanks!

ME
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think the concept is good, but both times I have been there have been disappointed in food. First time the burger was way overcooked and the cake frozen, and second time, they had changed the chocolate pie and it was horrid. My friend warned me it was hit or miss, both times were a miss for me.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello Meredith, Hello Sara, please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss your visits

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W
Baltimore
226 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going the Ted’s Bulletin. It’s a fun restaurant with great food and service.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Straiight forward comfort food. Nothing out of the ordinary--at least in what we ordered. Our server had problems keeping our order straight. We asked for additional syrup and gravy but did not receive it until we finally caught the eye of a manager and requested it from him. It came right away. We received juice we did not order and then were charged for it, even though we had declined the juice. He did not ask at the beginning if we wanted separate checks so we had to request the bill be split when he took it back to remove the juice. When he left the bills (one of us was paying by cash), he took the credit card one but never came back for the cash. Another server took the cash but brought it back stating he couldn't find the server. The original cash did not contain the tip so we wondered if that was why he brought it back???? Either way, not good service.

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