Teddy & The Bully Bar

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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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MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorites in DC ,staff is always friendly and attentive

PR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The corn bread is worth the trip. A slightly larger entree menu with a few more options would be really great.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The shrimp scampi pizza paired with a glass of Rosé was amazing.

D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My first time there for brunch. It was a great vibe. The service was a bit slow but good food and great friends!

PJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere
Love the brunch food

CM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always a good stop for a business/client lunch meeting. After clearing our table, our waiter went AWOL for a really long time when we needed to get our check, but otherwise, no complaints!

AA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Randall was AMAZING. The entire time he made sure that we had any food needed and drinks.
I will visit this restaurant again and again.

VK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Sunday brunch spot with both breakfast staples and generous a la carte selections for variety. Can get noisy and has a great DJ for a modern vibe.

KC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food, good decor.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was awful. We had to flag down our server for everything, she never once voluntarily checked on us. My friend’s steak came out cold. The mushroom risotto was lacking any type of flavor. And the noise level was ridiculous, we had to basically yell at each other to be heard. None of us will be going back.

V
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. We had the brussel sprouts and cornbread to start. I’m not a huge brussel sprout fan but these were amazing and I could have just sat there eating them all night. I really appreciated all of vegetarian options too. The mushroom risotto was divine. So nice to be able to order that and very thoughtful that it didn’t have chicken stock in it. The drinks were a generous pour too.
The service was good, we didn’t feel ignored or smothered. We sat at a booth which was a little awkward. The seat was set too far away from the table. Overall, a great experience and I highly recommend it. Can’t wait to go back!

MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The duck confit BLT was terrific! I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner and the bourbon cocktails. The dessert fell flat, however, and we tried three of the options. The pumpkin ice cream is the real star!

LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a business lunch - would definitely recommend it to others. And be sure to check out the restrooms.

LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patrick is a gem!

LS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was really good and the drinks were delicious. Our experience was negatively impacted by our server, who was dismissive and spent more time chatting up a larger table while we waited for him to be available. We sat with our card on the table so long that another server came over to ask us if we needed assistance.
I am hoping to return and have a different experience with another sever.

D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a beautiful restaurant. Love the Maggie O'Neil decor. Our server was fantastic, we appreciated his honest recommendations.

JO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Went here for a “post valentines day brunch” and it was great food, great atmosphere and the music selection was versatile. Not too loud where you couldn’t have a conversation. And its good bang for your buck with the al la carte menu and additional waffle and omlet stations. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Disappointing at best. Brussel sprouts were good but food mediocre Service totally sucked.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Definitely will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere to be in although our table was a little too close to another couples table and I could here everything they said. That really is my only qualm.

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines date night out in DC limited menu; crab bisque and short ribs were awesome, filet was good but small. After dinner coffee was very good. I will return but not on limited menu night.

j
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
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 on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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

AQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
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
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went for a Sunday brunch with college friends. They were busy but did a good job. I would recommend trying their brunch. We will be back!

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
8 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
18 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.

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