Teddy & The Bully Bar

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1364 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.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Definitely will be back

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We arrived and were seated right away. Our waiters were friendly. They served us bread and our water glasses were always full. The restaurant is clean and comfortable.The Waite staff changed a couple of times during our dining experience so we weren’t sure who to order from at one point but we were able to order quickly in spite of the changes. The drinks were also described accurately and were good. My food was a little cold, but very flavorful and filling. I had the short rib dish, highly recommended. Overall a good dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They had a set Valentine’s Day menu and just a few things from the regular menu to pick from. Felt as if they didn’t make the food to order but had pre-made dishes sitting under lamps since people could only pick from the preset menu.

Most of the food came out either lukewarm or cold.

j
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great flavors in apps. Love the shrimp scampi flatbread, mushroom toast, Arancini. Fried cauliflower was just so-so. There were some large gaps in service but the food was tasty.

SK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Power lunch was fabulous. Great food, really good value.

AQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service ( Wally) was very attentive and his recommendations were spot on!! Our first visit and we we’re extremely happy with the happy hour prices and menu. We also ordered from the main menu and was so satisfied within the choices.
Brussels sprouts were the best we ever had. Bronzino and shirt ribs were melting on our tongues, delicate flavors and delicious with our wine pairings.
Salads were a yummy treat as well.
The ambience was truly nice with the great Teddy Roosevelt decor and peaceful to have great conversations.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and food. Great for entertaining clients.

A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the unlimited brunch; food and mimosas were great. The waiter was on time with everything and the atmosphere was just right.

ST
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant itself was fine. The concept of the Bloody Mary bar is great, but it’s a pain to go make one and figure out hot sauces, condiments, etc. Maybe I was just feeling lazy? The food was okay, but I lot of it I did not enjoy — who puts syrup on biscuits and gravy (and that was not mentioned in the menu) — but the waffles and fresh fruit was really nice. Overall, I wasn’t overly impressed with the food and for the price, there are much better brunch places.

KW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Cool setting and food was good, but waiter seemed like he wanted to rush us out of there from start to finish, even though the place was half empty.

F
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Teddy & The Bully Bar and my guests that had never been thanked me for choosing such a great place. The food and the service was amazing. Usually with a party of 10 the server is overwhelmed but our server was great! I'll definitely be going back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday brunch

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib was delicious. We will definitely be back.

MO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. First time there but would definitely go back.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I am a frequent guest of this restaurant. Usually, the food is excellent. On Friday, I ordered a Cobb Salad. It was too salty. I was not able to finish it. This was my first unsatisfactory experience with their food. You asked and so I am responding. Great restaurant normally. I will continue going to Teddy's and undoubtedly I will have more good food at this nice restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant but get ready about you’ll not get what you pay for. I’ve been there for bar it was great but not impressed about lunch.

GM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food tasted good, though the portions were small. There seemed to be an issue in the kitchen the day we went. One member ordered the benedict and at first the plate put in front of him just had an english muffin and pulled pork, no eggs or hollandaise. Another server came by and took it quietly from the table without explanation. Another member in our party ordered the same dish and the plate put in front of him looked different. At some point another person came by with a duplicate order of my dish, and when nobody claimed it he left it on the counter behind us. Our food wasn't served at the same time, so the first person who got their plate ended up waiting about 20 minutes before everyone else's food showed up. Our server wasn't exactly rude, but she also wasn't friendly and definitely didn't seem happy at all.

i
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT IS A VERY NICE PLACE. I TOOK MY DAUGHTER BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS A KID FRIENDLY PLACE MORE OF A DATE NIGHT OR GIRLS NIGHT (OR GUYS NIGHT) TYPE OF PLACE. BUT VERY GOOD.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I would recommend cocktails and appetizers but I’m not sure I would recommend a sit down meal here. I went during restaurant week and I felt that compared to other higher end American fare, in DC, the food fell rather flat. Salmon tartare was bland and the lobster dish was overly seasoned. The creme brûlée seemed overly chilled and didn’t seem very fresh. The cocktails were wonderful and the staff was very friendly. The overall ambience is relaxing and modern. I would be willing to go again when restaurant week wasn’t happening to see if there’s a difference in the quality of the food.

K
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I've been here. Love the appetizers and sides (brussel sprouts, sweet potato grits, fried cauliflower- all delish). Some of the main courses were hit/miss. The branzino was a little dry and small, but it was restaurant week, so who knows... I love the ambiance and decor. Fun, festive, very cool, not too loud.

SS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week meal. Quick with good!

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was quick and friendly. Couldn’t ask for a better lunch date place!

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely outstanding. Every part of the dish was delicious. The appetizers were also terrific. Very nice flavors and well executed.

FM
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randal made my birthday lunch one of the best restaurant experiences that I've had in the DC metro area in 12 years. He served my friend and I with excellent service and a smile. He sang happy birthday to me and I turned red and laughed with joy. The food was delicious. This was my second time at Teddy's and I loved it! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

A
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meet an old friend for lunch and was so glad that we chose Teddy’s.

We enjoyed the food and great customer service while catching up on eleven years.

We agreed to meet at Teddy’s again soon.
Thank you.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great menu - Great staff - Very accomodating. Its a noisy, hectic lunch spot and the majority of seating is very close together. Don't plan on too much privacy or business conversation unless you call ahead.

D
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thid place is good for informal lunch. Menu is pub-like. Service very friendly and good. Tables are well spaced apart which is unusual and a plus for conversation

GR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week choice!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced!

XY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food tasted great , however main courses came out very quickly after appetizers. Tables were small so not enough room for the food.

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cornbread was outstanding, and they surprised us with an extra to take home!

TE
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and they couldn't have taken better care of my group and myself! Plus the food and the cocktails were 10/10. I can't wait to go back!

SG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Year’s Pajama Brunch was a blast! Great food and festive atmosphere!

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! Food could use a bit more seasoning though.

E
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun and delicious New Years Eve set menu. Decorations were festive and food was fantastic. Expensive but worth it. We had the $70 prix fix menu, although others seemed to be able to order off menu. We went pretty early, but i bet it was rocking later because a DJ was setting up.

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very nice ambiance
Good food. Enjoyable evening

SR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Christmas dinner go 10. Carving station great and also sides selection. Everyone liked the food

DB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

While we enjoyed our meal Teddy and The Bully Bar our expectations were not met. Both the website describing the Christmas meal and the confirmation I received explicitly said Prime Rib would be on the carving station. However when we arrived it was not. This was very disappointing as we love to celebrate Christmas with Prime Rib. We were seated in the front room which was not very festive and would have preferred the back room. That said the food that was served was very good.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas brunch

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Christmas Day brunch with a 2 month old. Staff was extremely accommodating, food and service was also amazing! Definitely recommend!

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