Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.4
1191 reviews
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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

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

A 3 course Easter meal awaits you featuring Crab, NY Strip Steak, Smoked Salmon & more. Endless carving station of Lamb, Salmon & Prime Rib plus an endless omelet & waffle station. Finish with our gourmet ice cream sundae bar. $60 adult & $22 for kids 12 & under. Easter baskets for the kids too

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Really excellent.

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EB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch!!!! Food is wonderful, atmosphere great, the service manager came by twice to check on the service and food!!! Drinks great!

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, Food, Fun! We loved everything about our dining experience...including our server and the hostess!
Would highly recommend!

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BA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening out - fun vibe, great service. My husband loved the salmon and I loved the duck...

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C
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really wonderful restaurant. Great food and atmosphere.

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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch! The venue is bright and food is excellent.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is always a staple when I visit DC. From the service to the food, to the di droppings hit after hit while I sip on my bottomless mimosas, it’s a win across the board.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Came here for brunch with a friend. I ran a little late looking for a parking spot, and when I arrived at my table, my friend told me that we had exactly 2 hours to dine from the moment the first member of the party sits down at the table. So at that point, 10-15 min was already gone. While I understand there are other reservations later in the day, I thought that rule was a little rude (and at the time of my brunch, the whole restaurant was empty). Our server was visibly displeased that we didn't choose the buffet and instead opted for an a-la-cart option. He barely came back to check on us. The food is really good and the vibe is great - the music was loud but awesome during brunch. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to friends if they want a leisurely meal.

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KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves and the food was very good. But the service was not stellar. They forgot my dessert (I ordered from the pre-fix menu). And they mixed up our doggy bags. I got my friend's leftovers and she got mine. It's a nice restaurant but the service should have been better.

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WH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a wonderful meal. The power lunch is a great deal.

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location & awesome ambiance. Food was great, waffles were even better! Love DJ for brunch is a great touch. I will definitely return.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claudia was our server, she was very friendly and professional. First time at this establishment, will be back in the near future.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. Never had to wait for more food or drinks. The servers seemed to know what we wanted but weren’t overbearing.

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MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was just okay. We should have known when we asked the waiter what he would suggest, he said”well let me first tell you what not to get”...and then proceeded to name half of the menu. Great location but would have enjoyed more if the food was better.

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V
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My salmon porting was too small for an entree but would recommend anyway

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my birthday, and happened to check the open table box that it was my birthday. Wasn’t expecting anything to come of it and the waiter and (who I presume to have been) the manager were just absolutely lovely. The food was also perfect, but frankly the service and birthday love made my day.

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always! Great food, decent pricing, and a fun bartender.

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J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have anything negative to say about this. I loved the food, environment, the service, everyone dressed up. It was beautifully designed and it was perfect. Made reservations for mommy bday weekend and it was EVERYTHING I IMAGINED AND THEN SOME!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We went for the Sunday brunch. Food is just ok. No taste to the waffles nor to their a la carte items. Founding Farmers has a much better brunch and way better tasting food. The server at the waffle station was not very customer friendly nor did he give any butter freely unless you ask. And when you ask, he seemed upset about it. The only plus is that the ambiance is lively and they have a DJ playing live music.

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A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poorly timed food. Entrees came out too fast and only two at a time for our party of 6. Had to keep reminding waiter for things we had asked for. Meal for 6 was fine in 1 1/4 hours. Not what we wanted. Went elsewhere for dessert to extend the night. Very unhappy looking host seating guests.

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AO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the history of Teddy Roosevelt- he was engaging. The decor is beautiful and interesting. All in all a wonderful evenings

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t
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A little loud but location great.

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EE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant came highly recommended by a former bartender at this restaurant. Although I did not go during happy hour, the happy hour deals are supposed to be good. I ordered from the pre fixe menu which was amazingly delicious. The waiter suggested I return for a Sunday brunch and I will. The wine pairing with the pre fixe menu was perfect. I really enjoyed the dessert as well. A great first time experience.

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BT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was meh. Ordered the cornbread (I've cooked Jiffy at home that was tastier), mac and cheese (nothing to write home about), and scallop entrée (scallops were good, the rest of the entrée was luke warm). Our server kept forgetting to items to the table - flatware, lemon for cocktail. Overall, I don't think I'll be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very pleasant and ensured that we were satisfied with our meal. She was able to explain the food choices and ingredients that I was not familiar with.

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WH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teddys was great. Food was awesome and always came out hot. Waiter was attentive and present, kept our glasses full! The music was nice but it was just a liiiiittle too loud. Hope to go back soon.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Arrived on time for our reservation and were immediately greeted with “our kitchen is closing so if you want food you’ll need to order”. I said “we have a dinner reservation and we are 5 minutes early” and I was simply ignored and despite having a reservation which they offered as an option online the employees were clearly more interested in getting out for the night than fulfilling the reservations. Food was good, atmosphere was pretty cool.

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CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, as always, but the service was off. Typically the staff is very attentive but Sunday brunch seems to be a bit more relaxed service wise.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice crowd for Sunday brunch! Cool vibes and music- food was good too! No complaints.

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c
Washington DC
425 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for business lunch. My guest and I had the Cubano and Salmon salad. Excellent! Service is always very good!

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. You have to see the "Teddy" decor!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

For a place that touts its aged bourbon and cocktails generally, the $14 old-fashions were very underwhelming. Serving pour was stingy and the presentation of the drink was poor. Our table went there for dinner and to try cocktails. We arrived expecting to order at least two rounds because the online drink menu looked impressive. Instead, we stopped at one round and we sent back the old-fashioned #1 drink.

We were seated ten feet from the bread/bakery station and yet bread did not arrive at our table until after the first course. Even despite three requests for bread from the time we were seated. Dinner itself was good. Overall, felt like another generic place with high prices that doesn’t live up to its billing.

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TC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for brunch on MLK day to celebrate my birthday. I called the restaurant and Tyler was very nice and welcoming about the brunch being offered that day. When I arrived at the restaurant he sat me promptly at the seat of my choice. Leslie, our server, was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu items. The food was so great and the staff were all very welcoming and sweet! I will be back!

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D
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

first time we tried brunch. We weren't disappointed, but dinner is definitely my favorite.

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C
London
115 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really nice evening at Teddy & The Bully Bar with a friend going as part of the Restaurant week in Washington DC - so got a lovely menu for good value of money. The staff was really nice, the food excellent and the atmosphere lovely - so can only recommend this place.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Management service was very poor didn’t care for his demeanor. I asked waiter about a drink but it said happy hour he stated purchase at the bar . I go to bar bartender stated her manger said she couldn’t serve me if I’m a guess at a table . I explain I was sent to purchase my drink. Go back and tell the waiter what she said he apologized . So I placed order at table it took over 30 min to get drunk we had to keep asking where is my drink . There was only 4 tables and no one at bar , so what where we waiting for? My food came out scallops hot but spinach and squash was cold not warm but cold . So between the cold plate and drink matter manager decided to come on floor . He never came to our table to apologize , just walked around with a horrible look that no one should have working in Customer service , but 3 people that came in and didn’t have glasses of water he put a smile on for them and poured their water. I/we never gave negative response to our situation but to not be acknowledged by management and the mistakes happening , I would think he would have made it known he was aware and apologized. I want to hope that I/we didn’t get acknowledged because we were the only people of color there ,(2 females) it started to feel that way as more customers started to come in. Please correct the manger in his people/ customer service skills.

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LE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My colleague and I ate here for lunch during restaurant week. It was good. I had the brussel sprouts (yummy), grilled cheese (bread toasted a little too much), and pear crostada (a little lacking in taste with tough dough). My colleague has the squash soup and the branzino. She liked them. It's worth giving another shot with different food choices.

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LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The three course meal during restaurant week was delicious. Crispy chicken, amazing brussel sprouts, and flourless cake with ice cream. Great service and atmosphere!

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AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, fun ambiance, tremendously loud. Hard to hear my companion from across the table.

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