Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.5
1470 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
What 1470 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJAH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The made to order omelets and waffles are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love teddy and the bully!

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nogs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was dead. I guess because of the pandemic. But with vaccines readily available not sure why more people aren’t out. So clearly service was awesome, food great. Lacked a bit of flavor or spice. Otherwise great date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorial Day meet up turned an absolute joyous occassion, thank you to our server Alex for making the occassion feel special and bright. All of the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and I wanted some after work drinks and food. We are always looking for a new restaurant to try and Teddy’s came up. For a Friday night, it was quiet in the bar/lounge area. We ended up having a few glasses of wine and shared a few dishes. Their chicken sandwich was amazing! Our server was great. Very attentive. I’ll return!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food is Decent at best, small selection, steak was horrible, but exceptional service.

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ablack1098
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not what I expected. The ambiance was beautiful but the food and menu were definitely lacking. We came as an early Mother’s Day brunch and brought along our 6yr old. No kids menu which was disappointing so we order her Mac n cheese from the starter section of the menu. It was delicious and the best thing that arrived. I got the eggs Benedict which was nothing special and lacked in flavor and for $19 I expected more. My partner got the steak frites that he order Medium and came out well done. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly but the service was a tad slow and I’m not sure why because the place wasn’t busy at all. I probably wouldn’t return.

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DaraK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great food at a great location just south of Dupont. We ordered the burrata toast as an appetizer and it was fantastic. I had the salmon entree, very good. Very cool, trendy and bright atmosphere. We would definitely come here again.

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nicholasb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

When told that they weren't really known for their steak, I was a bit off put. I'd assume a Teddy Roosevelt themed restaurant would know a thing or two about red meat.

The music outside left a bit to be desired. Bubble gum pop, again, seems like a strange choice for the theme of this restaurant and bar.

That said, the drinks were outstanding and our server was very attentive, fun, and congenial. We really enjoyed his recommendations.

Appetizers were decent. We enjoyed the prosciutto with the apricot preserves. The preserves could be their own appetizer. Burrata toast was a hit and seemed to be the favorite of the evening.

Fried chicken and waffles was under seasoned and served with no syrup or hot sauce (kind of staples of this dish). While the dark meat was somewhat moist, the breast was dry.

Gnocchi carbonara was quite good as was the filet which was cooked perfectly.

Overall, we enjoyed ourselves but this will be a one-time experience.

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Cassandra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Very good service and cocktails!

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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.

RS
vipRobertaS
Washington DC
20 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
Washington DC
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
12 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
33 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Staff was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and brunch!

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vipOpenTable 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
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Top notch service. Some food items unavailable

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JaredB
Kansas City
10 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.

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

Amazing food and the mimosas were great!

OT
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
17 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
4 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

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

Excellent brunch as always .

OT
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

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

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

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

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