Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.5
1241 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.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, good brunch deal with great servers.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The place was empty and service was very slow and scattered. Entrees were not delivered at the same time and more than 5-10 minutes apart. Very embarrassing taking a group there and the experience not top notch. Appetizers were very good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Definitely will come here for brunch again. It's a great vibe!

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was super ultra lit! Good food good drinks and basically a day party.

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r
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teddy and the Bully Bar

For great food & service, and some American History, you can't beat Teddy and the
Bully Bar. The entire facility is open and welcoming. The food exceeded our high
expectations. The Southern Style Corn Bread and the Ahi Tuna appetizers are great.

The interior design, art, and creative use of period artifacts enhance the experience. The huge bar area is gorgeous. Ask for a short tour, you may get lucky. If not, be sure to walk through the bar,
paying close attention to lighting, table legs, and wall decorations. Check out both restrooms too. You won't be disappointed.

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t
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We had made a 7pm reservation, when we arrived there was almost no one in the restaurant (making us question if we wanted to stay). Our server and the host were very gracious. The menu, when taking it at face value, looks to be special and the price point reflects that. In fact, the Caesar salad that was to be made with shaved broccoli was quite common, and my daughter’s entree of lamb ribs was so fatty that it could not be eaten (it was quickly sent back and replaced by a lamb flatbread that wasn’t much better). My beef short ribs were flavorless and completely unremarkable. We won’t return and do not recommend Teddy’s.

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Pittsburgh
85 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We have been to Teddy’s before but went to HH and made reservations for dinner . We had beverages but were not charged the HH price. Selected dinner entrees and were very surprised at the appetizer size entree. My nickel sized scallops were 4 in total and my friend had THREE:(
Needless to say we were embarrassed with an out of town guest! Eat before you go!

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and the pre fixe brunch is worth every dime.

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Miami
32 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Lunch was ok. Restaurant was very loud, & we were told to sit in bar area if we wanted to talk. Chicken sandwich was very tasty! Service was extremely slow, & I could not get extra ketchup for example despite requesting it. Usually, I don’t have time for 1.5-2 hour weekday lunch so would likely not return for lunch.

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DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun place for a drink, a meal, and a little fun with history.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really really good. Mimosas were unlimited. lol. And our server was incredible. Gabriela was a total sweetheart! Very attentive and responsive. Improved our dining experience immensely.

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VK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I highly recommend the Sunday brunch at the Teddy & The Bully Bar. It's by far the best value for money, and is best enjoyed when ravenously hungry as it embodies the "all you can eat" concept, with lots of variety from which to choose.

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FF
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Entrees came cold. We sent them back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food took too long to arrive. Server preoccupied with other tables

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K
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat outside while the weather was fantastic so no opinion on the interior but our was very nice. Great service and food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food: Delicious.
Service: Impeccable.

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CG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Teddy & The Bully Bar. We'd definitely recommend for a celebratory lunch, work Happy Hour, or special occasion dinner.

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g
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Robert was super attentive and was very respectful of our conversation. We didn't feel rushed or interrupted. The food was great as well. We had the power lunch and it was a great deal with the appetizer, entree and dessert. I had the steak and it was delicious.

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t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I took my mother to Teddy and the Bully Bar for Mother's day and I was very disappointed. The price for brunch increased and the menu was limited. The Mother's day brunch menu did not offer many choices and what was offered was not filling. I'm not sure what the owners had in mind for the Mother's day menu, but it seemed like a bait and switch to me.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We looked at the menus for prior special events and made the reservation for a large group based on what was on the menu most recently. I found the all inclusive menu to be very limited and average at best. Brunches usually feature breakfast meats— bacon, sausage or the ability to order a al carte. That wasn’t offered. It was fine but just didn’t meet my expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience good food great atmosphere

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VC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food. Tyler was attentive to our requests. Great location and environment conducive to quiet or energetic meetings.

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JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I ordered the lunch special - a risotto with asparagus and peas - and it was literally a soup. Could not eat it with a fork.

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j
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

After more than 500 reservations made on open table, this was the worst service I ever experienced. This was unfortunate as the location, atmosphere and food was good. Not sure if I would ever go back.

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TN
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend, but with caveats. We totally enjoyed our lunches; they were a bit on the pricey side, but we weren't surprised with the downtown location. The risottos were delicious, if a bit skimpy on the crabmeat. Something about the ambience is a bit off, we felt. It feels cold, not as inviting as it might be.

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EB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Bad waitress. Lack of feel. No sense of Teddy except two pictures. Menu was blah. Bar is nice.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 3

Everything was really great except my server was really rude.

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P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Enjoyed a business lunch outside on a nice day.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great brunch we got there at 4 so we didnt get to enjoy much food was being pulled away as we prepared to go up

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Easter brunch!

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SP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you want a quiet dining experience, ask to be seated in the back room. The bar area is lively so it might be too noisy. The food was excellent, but the portions are smaller, so a few appetizers or a salad is called for!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, and the food was unbelievable.

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b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant but a bit overpriced for my taste. They have a 3-course $24.99 meal -- too much food for me at lunch, but a bowl of soup and salad was $25, and there was no way I could finish the salad!

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LA
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We met a friend from out-of-town here for dinner on Saturday night. Seated in the dining room it was too loud to hear ourselves think so we moved to the bar area. It’s a stylish restaurant!! The drink menu is great and I had a juice concoction that was delicious. BUT the wait staff was fooling around singing happy birthday to one of them too loud as to be disruptive. The food while sounding delicious was meh. The cornbread and mushrooms were delicious but the main course salmon was a very small portion that wasn’t a good cut of a filet— very thin. Just ok. Maybe a good place for drinks and appetizers.
Loved the Teddy decor!!!

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e
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive. Food was fresh and hot. Overall, relaxing and great service.

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OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussel sprouts were amazing and get them every time. Great atmosphere and got to sit outside with the beautiful day. Service always is good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alison was absolutely wonderful

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great though our bread basket never made it to our table. I believe they should add a fresh fruit option and coffee.

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DL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spot-on. Food, service, ambiance are first rate.

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