Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.5
1274 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to Teddy and The Bully Bar, a salute to one of our most popular and gallant American Presidents, making an impressive culinary statement in Washington, DC. We feature a sharing plate experience featuring the farm to table menu items together with professional service and a distinctive ambiance that brings the exuberance of TR himself.

Don't forget to enjoy one of our 26 day aged Bourbon Whiskey's that celebrate the 26th President. With a vibrant Happy Hour, we offer the finest in spirits, beers and wine selections.

With three distinctively appointed private rooms, we provide a great location for any type of special event. From a dinner for 6 right on up to a buyout for 220, we are fit for any presidential event.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We invite you to experience our Thanksgiving Dinner. A sumptuous carving station with organic turkey, prime rib & seasonal fish. 10 Unlimited sides like brioche stuffing, local vegetables, mashed potatoes, & mac & cheese to name a few. Bountiful desserts. $62 for adults $25 children under 12.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food, great drinks . . . Maybe a little louder than helpful for a business meal with 9 people. Definitely come earlier in the evening for that purpose.

NP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great as always, we had a new employee as our server and he wasn’t as efficient with taking orders and bringing mimosas as he could be so that caused for some increased wait times and less satisfaction with the overall experience for the first time guests I brought with me. I’m sure the employee will become adjusted as time goes on. The manager comped us 10% of the bill which is fine but it’s more so the principal of showing face and giving that employee a bit more support as an establishment. I know I will be back and hopefully my friends will too.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing whiskey cocktails

TH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I've been here before & have loved everything I've had. Coinidentally, I ordered the salmon this time since it was part of the menu during restaurant week, however, this time, the piece of salmon wasn't a great cut and it tasted just okay---not cooked well like I prefer. I was very surprised, but again, this was my 1st time w/experiencing food that was lackluster here. I'll definitely go back but won't order the salmon.....or maybe it was a popular item on the menu and the best cuts of the fish weren't presented due to the volume of orders requested.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. Initially my group was underwhelmed by the portion size, but it was restaurant week and it was to be expected. But after we got through dessert the talk of “hitting the food trucks on the way back to work” had ceased entirely.

Small service issues. We got different menus. Some got the dinner menu while others got lunch. I had an empty water glass for my main course and dessert. Finally asked for a refill and got it promptly. When one of the bussers was removing an appetizer plate, a butter knife with a big glob of deviled egg mix fell onto the tablecloth and bounced around leaving yellow globs all around the table. The knife was not removed from the table until after dessert and the yellow globs remained as well.

Not the end of the world, and it didn’t ruin the experience. But there is room for improvement there.

The food was delicious, though. I’ll definitely be going back.

R
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the braised short ribs and the roasted brussel sprouts. Excellent selection of whiskies. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and informative about the menu. The food was absolutely delicious! Lunch was wonderful! The entire experience, including the ambiance was much more than we expected!

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The omelette and waffle stations were great, but all of the menu items were bland and under seasoned.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch...lots of options... service was outstanding.

Kept the drinks full and was a great experience.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, relatively cheap! Amazing staff, lady who served us answered all our questions due to the menu being quite new! Lovely food, I had the salmon, quite a light portion but amazing as a healthy alternative dinner! Would recommend!!

PG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was well spaces with lots of light. Waiter for very responsive.

P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Would highly recommend and the food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The food was extremely overpriced. The staff was good overall except one remember that was extremely unprofessional and rude to us. The manager was nice enough to take some food off of our check to make up for it but still would not go back there

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. Outstanding! Cornbread was delicious, fried green tomatoes were the best I have ever had, steak cooked to perfection and macaroni and cheese out of this world! Craft cocktails and attentive friendly service!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The “steak frites “ was pretty bland with a tough cut of meat . My guest had a Cobb salad that he didn’t get 1/4 the way through.

Service here is impeccable.

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch venue that offers many options of mimosas and breakfast items.

ZA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, but slightly overpriced. Also, a 20% gratuity is automatically calculated into the final bill. Great if you were planning on tipping 20%, but a little presumptive.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always reliable and nice to see fresh items on the menu since I was there a year ago.

VR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my new fav brunch spots.

BA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, the dj was great during brunch. Loved the atmosphere

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there....first of many to come. Great vibe, excellent food and outstanding service!

c
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a delicious meal outside on the patio. Attentive service. Varied menu. Portions sized to share and try many things.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and service.

NT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Unfocused menu and theme. Service not great considering not crowded Sunday night. Actual food pretty good overall.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The brunch menu is a probably one of the best values in DC because the majority of the items are really good. The mimosas are average. Our server was attentive to details. We were a party of two, but we were able to sit in a large and comfortable booth. The live DJ was a great touch that made the ambiance unique. No doubt I'll be coming back.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The broccoli Caesar was fantastic. So different and so much healthier than a normal Caesar. I added chicken and for $5 they piled the chicken on!!!

JC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teddy and The Bully Bar was excellent as usual. We shared cornbread and oysters for an appetizer and had the short rib and scallops for entrees; all excellent. Service was superb! I ordered the irish coffee for dessert and was delighted that it arrived with freshly whipped cream on top.

LC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Sunday Brunch not leisurely. We had a large party of 12 and the seating was great, the drink service was great. However the food coming out in "waves" felt like pigs being fed at the troff. The food came out to fast, some of it got cold before we could get to hit. Picking up the dirty dishes was not fast enough so the table was overloaded with dishes. I had to gather the used dishes myself and hand them to the waiter several times. This was my third visit to the restaurant and I much prefer each person ordering what they want and having a more leisurely dining experience. We felt rushed and overwhelmed with the food coming in waves. It's a great, fun place and we had a good time, we will be back, but we will insist that each person order and that the food come out in a leisurely manner.

TA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was fabulous- our second visit for brunch. It tasted great.
Server was lacking in attentiveness and personality. Took far too ling to come check on us - and while it was busy for Fathers Day there were still empty tables so no excuse there. We love the decor and general setting. There was a DJ by the bar and the musicwas TOO loud. We should not have had to speak up so much across the table at Brunch. Unfortunately the loud music and long waits between items coming to the table made for a less than 5 star rating which I would gave the first visit which is why we returned with new guests. I know they were not nearly as impressed with the whole experience as we had been on our first visit and that is unfortunate because they may not ever come back.

We will go back but not on a holiday or in the summer months. (My husband noted a “now hiring” sign when leaving which may explain why our waitress was either insufficiently trained or overwhelmed with too many tables. MAYBE)

I still HIGHLY recommend for the great Brunch food.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was so slow that we just got up and went to the brunch stations so we could eat. When the waiter finally came we told him that's what we'd decided to order and asked for an a la carte side order, which never came. We had to find the manager to get our check at the end. It was Father's day, but the service incredibly slow so the overall experience was sub par.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, good brunch deal with great servers.

DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful Sunday Brunch spot!! Great food, nice variety of dishes, wonderful service, and great music!

AW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The place was empty and service was very slow and scattered. Entrees were not delivered at the same time and more than 5-10 minutes apart. Very embarrassing taking a group there and the experience not top notch. Appetizers were very good.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Definitely will come here for brunch again. It's a great vibe!

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was super ultra lit! Good food good drinks and basically a day party.

r
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teddy and the Bully Bar

For great food & service, and some American History, you can't beat Teddy and the
Bully Bar. The entire facility is open and welcoming. The food exceeded our high
expectations. The Southern Style Corn Bread and the Ahi Tuna appetizers are great.

The interior design, art, and creative use of period artifacts enhance the experience. The huge bar area is gorgeous. Ask for a short tour, you may get lucky. If not, be sure to walk through the bar,
paying close attention to lighting, table legs, and wall decorations. Check out both restrooms too. You won't be disappointed.

t
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We had made a 7pm reservation, when we arrived there was almost no one in the restaurant (making us question if we wanted to stay). Our server and the host were very gracious. The menu, when taking it at face value, looks to be special and the price point reflects that. In fact, the Caesar salad that was to be made with shaved broccoli was quite common, and my daughter’s entree of lamb ribs was so fatty that it could not be eaten (it was quickly sent back and replaced by a lamb flatbread that wasn’t much better). My beef short ribs were flavorless and completely unremarkable. We won’t return and do not recommend Teddy’s.

T
Pittsburgh
89 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We have been to Teddy’s before but went to HH and made reservations for dinner . We had beverages but were not charged the HH price. Selected dinner entrees and were very surprised at the appetizer size entree. My nickel sized scallops were 4 in total and my friend had THREE:(
Needless to say we were embarrassed with an out of town guest! Eat before you go!

RP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and the pre fixe brunch is worth every dime.

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