Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.6
1481 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.

Experiences

  • Joins Us for Summer 2021 Restaurant Week!

    $35.00 per person

    Aug 11 - Sep 4, 2021

    Join us for Summer 2021 Restaurant Week! Our menus will be available starting August 11th until September 4th. Menus are available Wednesday -Saturday for lunch & dinner. Lunch menu is $22 per person and dinner is $35 per person. Prices do not include tax, gratuity or beverages.

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 1481 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time here and good new entrant to the neighborhood!

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BrandonR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Sunday brunch spot! The service and food are excellent!

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RachelL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. We didn't do the endless brunch but they pushed it. Classic brunch staples done well. Nice patio with flexible shading.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Jade! She was such a wonderful waitress the entire time 😄

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JillR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean bright and inviting atmosphere. Excellent honey glazed corn bread appetizer. We were there for lunch - loved the tomato burrata grilled cheese, chicken sandwich and teddy burger with teddy sauce. Teddy fries delicious as well.

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LauraS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went for a business lunch. Because one of us is immune compromised we asked to sit outside and had the entire patio to ourselves (it was hot and sunny). A crazy surprise storm happened between our appetizers and entrees and the staff rushed out to move all of our stuff under a rented area since we wished to stay outside, and wiped down every table and chair). They were SO NICE and attentive, it was really a great experience and we’ll be coming back often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess, waiter and the food were excellent! It’s our first time out in over 15 months and we had a great time!

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vipTigga
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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PaulG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was our second time there and sad to say the food was not as good. My wife had the Salmon and I had the Fried Chicken. Both lacked seasoning and flavor. For appetizers, we had the Brussels and fries. The fries came out Luke warm and the Brussels had a sauce on them that was so bad we returned it and requested it without it.
Sorry to say, for the cost of the meal, we were very disappointed. Won’t be returning.

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vipFrankW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed the bar drinks and food. Waiter Neo was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
thanks for a great evening

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DoloresB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. I will visit again and bring friends. Will try dinner next.

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AlexS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Scooted to the back area. Lunch menu was mediocre. Been many times in past for brunch but now atmosphere very lacking.

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vipDc20001
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice experience. Food, drinks, and service were very good. Spacious outdoor patio.

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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
2 reviews
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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vipablack1098
Washington DC
14 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
5 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.

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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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vipBarcaFirstTime
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.

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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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vipJaredB
Kansas City
12 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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Teddy & The Bully Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1481 OpenTable diners.

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