Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.4
1530 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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate with us at Teddy & The Bully Bar as we bring you a New Year's Eve Dinner Party. We offer our regular menu plus specially prepared Chef's highlights that will be on NYE only. Plenty of party favors, balloons, great music. We welcome everyone to enjoy this special evening.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

9th annual Christmas Dinner features all of your holiday favorites. A carving station of Virginia Ham, Turkey, Rack of Lamb and Salmon are just several items off our bountiful menu featuring endless side dishes of cream spinach, stuffing and much more. $70 adults & $30 12 and under.

What 1530 people are saying
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LandR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I love the restaurant's theme and attention to detail but the food was not great (the much recommended brussel sprouts were so steeped in oil and butter that I could only eat a very few without feeling like I would have a heart attack) and the service was not great either. I was a bit disappointed as I have enjoyed this restaurant on previous occasions.

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IMDBlue91
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience here. The food and service never disappoints. Cocktails are always delish as well. The strawberry mojito was the cocktail of choice for us and we all enjoyed them! It can add up but it’s well worth it.

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AlexisC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty menu with an interesting and yummy drink selection. We had really nice and friendly service and felt comfortable in the large dining area. The restaurant has interesting decor to look at as well.

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vipBobT
Raleigh
58 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we had Thanksgiving dinner at the Bully Bar. I hope we celebrate the holiday there many times on the future.

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Bill
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were the only ones in the dining room for dinner. Not worth the trip if you’re coming from outside the neighborhood. Food is good, portions are smaller, food is pricey for the portion. Lighting is REALLY BRIGHT in the dining room during dinner… seems like a place that gets most of its customers for lunch, likely K-street businessmen and their clients. Overall good experience but it did not meet my expectations.

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vipWeLoveBrunch
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the bottomless brunch option. Food was delicious and served quickly. Our server was very attentive and always made sure to top off our mimosas. Only complaint is that it was very noisy. Other than that I would definitely revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is a very fun experience. Food is yummy (you could skip the mac and cheese though). Olivia was excellent, would request to be seated in her section again!

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vipgreenwarm
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients and service. Good value.

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LoveDC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It is probably an impact of Covid, but there was only one server for both inside and outside tables. He was trying to serve alone 30+ people. The change of menu (from what is posted on the OpenTable and what was given to us at the restaurant also didn't help. They might recover, but for now, I would not recommend. There are so many better places just steps away.

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vipMegan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, great service. Would recommend!

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AliciaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The drink menu is unique and would go back just for the old fashioned. The food was ok. We ordered ala carte
For Sunday brunch and my hamburger was over cooked. I ask for medium rare and it was well done. The short rib Benedict was over cooked as well. When I mentioned to our waiter that the drinks surpassed my expectations but the food was subpar at best I was told that I need to come when it’s not an all you can eat brunch and the food is better then. I was told that the Sunday all you can brunch is more about quantity than quality. Considering the fact that I did not order from the all you can eat menu I was disappointed with the explanation.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good. Only complaint was my plate was cleared while I was still chewing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the absolute bomb.

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vipBarryB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pre-pandemic I was not a fan of Teddy's, but they have really upped their game. I've had lunch there a couple of times over the past month and it has been consistently excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Halloween and had an amazing time! Food and service was out of this world. Everyone there was enjoying themselves too.

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Dupontnera
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is very nice and the menu is original for brunch. I just found that $14 for a squash toast which was just one piece and nothing else to be lacking and not a good value. I would recommend that they augment that dish or lower its price.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic - some really creative dishes like kung pao sweet potato.

Neal was a superb waiter and took great care of us. Thanks to Neal, George and the entire crew at Teddy & The Bully Bar! We will definitely be back!

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vipDCopsgirl
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, from drinks and appetizers, through to dessert. We would definitely go there again.

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MartinC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Nobody there. Zero energy. Zero buzz.

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vipQBVT06
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Staff was friendly, but food was sub par. Not a good sign when we were immediately warned food comes out of the kitchen at different times?? Pancakes were dry and seemed like they had been cooked the day prior. waffles and omelettes were prepared at a separate station so some people need to leave the table to get food. We seemed to be all eating at a different times.
Omelette was not cooked thoroughly- and came alone on a plate with no sides.
Servers were very nice. Many better options in the area.

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JohnT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I would most definitely not recommend this place for brunch. The buffet option is overpriced and the a la carte menu offers ridiculously small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for average breakfast

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KalliM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went in for a late brunch/lunch on a Saturday and was overall nice. We got an order of cornbread which was decent, and each of us had a scramble/omelet, which were fine but underseasoned IMO. We also had a mimosa pitcher. The servers were attentive while we had our meal however they delivered the check as soon as our plates were cleared. We did not intend to be finished and would have ordered dessert and more to drink. It was a weird vibe because the place was nearly empty and it seemed all the servers were hanging around waiting for us to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food made for an awesome Sunday brunch. I was greeted by a friendly staff member upon entering who let me know I could feel free to be seated as I was waiting for a friend before I wanted to be seated. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us a lot of recommendations on the menu. I personally really appreciate when waiters provide recommendations. I loved the omelette and waffles. I also thoroughly enjoyed the fish taco and Mac and cheese. My friend and I almost closed the restaurant down but the staff was super friendly about it. I will definitely return for another great experience.

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HappyAnniversary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the patio for our dinner. The menu has some really creative food and beverages. The Old Fashion menu is quite nice. The host and waiter also went out of their way to work with the bartender to mix up a few non-alcoholic drinks as well that were experimental but still pretty good. Our dinners (the short ribs and the braised duck bolognese) were excellent, thanks to some suggestions from the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Both waiter and manager were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner while visiting our (carnivore) daughter at college. (Lots of chicken at school!) Great steaks & short ribs. Cool Teddy/Eleanor Roosevelt decor. Super attentive staff. Definitely recommend.

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christopherc
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George Forman took extreme measures to make sure we were satisfied after a small drink ingredient issue. Thank you to all the staff who were so excited and helpful. The night was warm and a Lot of people came out to eat. The crew never missed a beat.

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vipPrinceP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch is where this place shines. The server was fantastic, the guy pouring the mimosas was fantastic. The food is great and endless. If only we were inside. There is no where else to go for Sunday brunch in the District.

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DamaliW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! One of my favorite brunch spots in the city.

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BusinessLunch
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I use to love Teddy for lunch and dinner, but it has lost a step.

Drinks at the bar was great and the service there was excellent! I wish we had stuck with the bar instead of being seated.

The dinner service was mediocre-for example the server stood directly behind me at one point to ask how things were going (we were spaced out sitting at a two top). I had no idea he was talking to me let alone what he said. The food timing was all wrong. We ordered four dishes and three of them came out at the same time. The lighting was turned all the way up making it feel like a cafeteria. It was disappointing to see the least.

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ArianaK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with great service. Love the bottomless food brunch! I take all of my friends here.

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vipOnaD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good lunch place near Dupont Circle—very conscientious about indoor masking, which I appreciated. There’s also outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good but thought it odd there was no bread offered with my breakfast. Service was fine but only saw the server 2 times. Took order and brought me the bill. I was going to ask for additional food items but settled to Just get coffee refill and move on.. Over all not a big deal but a little disappointing given all I had heard about Teddy’s being the spot and I had to go. Sunday brunch was very good food and the environment was fine so still give it a good rating.

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vipsunny
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It food and excellent service, i went for brunch. Excellent deal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best!

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RuthD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise for my friend and I. We really enjoyed the bottomless brunch. The chicken and waffles are the best I have ever had.

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vipGregF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed everything we tried and appreciated the good service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really good food. Only thing I’d say is servers should be trained to know where and who ordered the menu item not just placing it in the middle of table. Especially during these times. Love the food and everything else. You guys are great

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Teddy & The Bully Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1530 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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