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Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.5
1459 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for this year's Mother's Day Brunch festivities featuring a four course menu designed by Chopped Champion Demetrio Zavala including Halibut, Filet & Eggs & Almond French Toast. Price includes our endless waffle & omelette station. $58 per adult & $24 for kids 12 & Under.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu has little option.
The food had no flavor and portions are small.
No ambiance
Terrible place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The drinks were good but a little pricey. I ordered the PA Amish chicken, which was over cooked and very dry. Fried to an almost burned brown color. There was supposed to be some sort of creole sauce on it but I couldn’t detect any. On the positive side, we got right in on a Saturday night with no wait. Tables were well spaced during COVID and service was good.

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LaurenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for dinner in Washington DC! Would definitely recommend it.

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Payton
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My husband has been here before with a friend and loved it! We went back to celebrate a job promotion. We ordered our lamb medium rare and it was way over cooked. Since it had taken a long time to receive our meal, we didn’t complain because we were really hungry! Our waiter was adequate, but we didn’t see him much at all, even though it wasn’t very busy.

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vipJamieG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are amazing! Bar was chill and great vibes.

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vipRobertaS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the Passover dinner. Everything was perfect about it. Thank you for providing this opportunity to celebrate the holiday.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent drinks. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly. It wasn’t crowded so we were allowed to linger at our table (some places have imposed 90-minute limits which is understandable but cuts into the ambiance of a nice dinner). Highly recommend

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Laura
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came out from Denver for a girls trip. We had enjoyed Lincoln’s last time and thought we’d try Teddy- we were not disappointed!!

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vipDiningInatTeddy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this was the best dinner I've enjoyed in a long time. It started with our attentive waiter (wish I could recall his name!). He helped us pick out the perfect cocktails. It had been too long since I had a conversation with a waiter, rather than ordering through my phone. After we ordered some cocktails, we asked for the mac and cheese and the kale salad. WOW, that mac was good!! Next we shared the braised beef short rib with parm grits. Another great choice along with some Brussels sprouts. Oh, and two more cocktails. What a splendid dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My friend had the Cobb salad and it was very good, but the Benedict wasn't and it was almost cold. So food is hit or miss.

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vipAmandaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant feels like a pop-up. Really bright overhead lighting that reminds me of a cafeteria and a very disjointed and random dining experience with trays and decor stacked in the center shelves. I’m not sure if they are in the middle of a renovation but the pictures do not match what it looks like now. While the food was decent, the fried chicken, collard greens, and corn bread for dinner was no different than a BBQ restaurant where I could have paid $12.99 instead of the $25 here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Top notch service. Some food items unavailable

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JaredB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! The drinks, food and service were fantastic.

MB
MrsBossC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great service great! Bottomless mimosas only on Sunday’s though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the mimosas were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 4 courses meal on St. Valentine's day. The first two courses were very good. The main course was disappointing. About 2oz of meat. In regards to de dessert. You can find better options in the supermarket.

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kathelizzyk
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Highly recommend!

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Adri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. I am particularly worried about Covid but they made me feel safe and the environment was clean/ socially distanced tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We had been wanting to try teddy’s for some time so we were excited. We had apps that were great (Mac n cheese and cornbread). On to the entrees, 3 of us got the short rib Benedict and then a chicken and waffle. All entrees were so disappointing. The short rib had no flavor at all and it was cold. The Hollandaise sauce also had no flavoring. The eggs were discolored a bit. Translucent in a way like the yoke was see through.
Our waitress however was awesome. I unfortunately can’t remember her name but she was great. We didn’t send the short Ribs back but she noticed none of us ate our entrees so she was able to get the manager to come or apps and the chicken and waffles so we did appreciate the effort.

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vipGeoffT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropped by for Saturday brunch and menu was great and drinks were outstanding. It's a beautiful restaurant with a fun brunch vibe.

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vipReviewer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I’ve been going to Teddy and the Bully for several years, but this last experience was abysmal. The ambience was totally dead during Sunday brunch...no music as in previous reviews, and the set up they have now during COVID feels very sterile and sparse rather than the usual cozy environment. Most importantly, the food was terrible quality, like a free breakfast at a 2-star hotel. The menu is very limited and only one of the dishes (mac & cheese) was decent. The salmon taco was inedible, the pancakes were average, the strawberry yogurt item wasn’t even made with fresh strawberries, and the waffle was soggy and served with brown bananas on top. Nothing was fresh and everything was bland. The service was good at least, but the food absolutely was not worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

They changed brunch around and were not very clear about it until u got there. Was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch as always .

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed all the plates, each option was delicious!! Especially the salmon tacos and the waffles!! The waiter was wonderful and masseuse sure we were satisfied with our order!! I will be coming again!! My new favorite brunch spot!

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GeoffreyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was below average - Mac and cheese ok and short ribs not as good as expected

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vipLaniseB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the décor! Cranberry Mimosa and the honey cornbread were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Thanksgiving with our sons. We live 3,000 miles apart, so it was wonderful to get together and have someone cook for us. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Day Meal....it was fantastic. Outdoor seating wonderful atmosphere, great food, beautiful day!

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DDigital
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the food was exceptional. I was a little upset there wasn’t any music playing in the restaurant though. Especially when your use to the pre COVID atmosphere.

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vipKikiF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The birthday brunch for my mom was special, however I do wish the menu for the bottomless option was bigger

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Tosh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The fried chicken and pepper waffle with pumpkin coleslaw was absolutely delicious, although it was only slightly warm when it arrived. The home fries arrived hot as were perfectly seasoned. I ordered the Lion cocktail which is a great alternative for those that love a good Old Fashion or Manhattan. I’m sorry to say the carafe of the Panama Canal was not a favorite with my group; however, the server made every attempt to rectify the problem. I have to say that this is one of my favorite places to dine for Sunday brunch. The food is tasty and the music is outstanding! I highly recommend.

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cara09
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining in the Dupont circle area! Super friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was so lovely! The wait staff was so kind and attentive. The decor was fabulous and the food was so tasty. The only bummer is that they don’t do bottomless on Saturday’s which wasn’t advertised on the website. But they still had happy hour pitchers were just as good!

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TonyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went after work for drinks. Despite covid, the place is doing everything it can to be accommodating and safe for everyone. We plan to go back next week.

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Reese
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudia was amazing with regard to her customer service!!!

TA
TiaraA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was a great quick brunch date for my boyfriend.

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Teddy & The Bully Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1459 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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