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About Teddy & The Bully Bar
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.
Washington, DC 20036
American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday & Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar Menu: 3pm till close
Late Night menu Available: Wed & Thu 10pm till Midnight
Fri & Sat 11pm til 1am
19th & M
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Live DJ every Sunday at Brunch from 10:30am till 3:30pm
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2 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. Please take the South Side Exit (19th & Dupont Circle)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Teddy & The Bully Bar Ratings and Reviews
I had been to this location for a happy hour and was very happy with the drinks and the snacks we had. But when we came back for dinner we were not as impressed. Service was just ok, the entire restaurant was super loud and the food was good but nothing special. Will not be coming back for anything more than a drinkat the bar.
We loved the cornbread, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower and cheese croquettes. All our salads were great. The entrees were okay, nothing special. Our server was just awkward - he seemed kind of annoyed to be there, and wasn't good at knowing when to break in to ask if everything was okay and when to let the conversation roll. The setting is nice but the tables are so spread out that the room feels a bit like a banquet hall. The bar scene looked good - we will check that out next time.
The food simply was subpar. I don't recommend coming here. I view it as a waste of $80+. We ordered the risotto, croquettes, and salmon, in addition to the Rio Roosevelt and sangria drinks. The salmon is awful. The risotto is meh. The croquettes are meh. Oh well. It's a sunk cost.
We have frequented Teddy for brunch and holiday dinners. While the food for our latest brunch was not up to previous standards it was good. I think it was too many fries or unhealthy items. Noise level was WAY to high, no way to enjoy conversation with my friends.
When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread which helped motivate our hunger. The bread was absolutely delicious, as were the cocktails. We ordered several plates to share (three people) including brussels sprouts, butternut squash risotto, and a porchini mushroom dish. All were superb and well-portioned for the price. For an entre, I ordered the scallops and was delighted, while others ordered the day's special and the chicken. After a delicious dinner, we moved to the bar where we had excellent espresso martinis. I would definitely recommend this establishment for a delicious evening out.
Went for lunch with a business associate, food was overpriced and not flavorful. We had the Cuban and a Caesar salad.
The Cuban was dry and way too small for the price. The salad was cumbersome to eat and looked right out of a bag. I could make it at home in 2 minutes. Dressing was in lumps on the whole lettuce leaves. We will not be back.
Creative menu, modest portions, reasonably priced. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere with fun yet elegant Teddy Roosevelt themed decor. The cauliflower and cheese croquettes and corn bread appetizers were great. The braised shirt rib (boneless) was delicious. And the cinnamon bread pudding with creme anglais and whiskey raisin gelato was a treat.
Sunday brunch music is beyond loud. We’re talking Saturday night at the club loud. Can’t even hold a conversation. We opted to sit outside where we were constantly assaulted by bumble bees landing in our drinks and on our olares. Also very disappointed to find we were charged for the juices we ordered with the non-alcoholic brunch. When we asked if there was a non-alcoholic option, our server listed off the juices available and then we were charged for them. That needed to be made clear up front. This used to be one of my favorite go-to brunch spots, but I don’t think I’ll be returning.
Delicious but pricey for the amount of food to share. The zucchini blossoms were only two tiny ones--difficult to share. I was just expecting at least 4 blossoms. The decor was super--reflective (figuratively and literally), modern with traditional aspects.
Great sounding menu; disappointing execution. Out of three diners most choices fell short and were expensive for what was served. And none of us are opposed to spending money for great food. This was not great. The flatbread was the only win. Will not be returning.
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