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About Teddy & The Bully Bar
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.
Washington, DC 20036
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday & Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar Menu: 3pm till close
Late Night menu Available: Wed & Thu 10pm till Midnight
Fri & Sat 11pm til 1am
19th & M
$31 to $50
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Live DJ every Sunday at Brunch from 10:30am till 3:30pm
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2 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. Please take the South Side Exit (19th & Dupont Circle)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Teddy & The Bully Bar Ratings and Reviews
Brunch on sunday. There were spots free in the front room but my mom and I were sat in the back room which was dark and filled with groups who were having a boozy brunch, not a calm brunch with their parent. Too loud blasting music and terrible Kale salad. I always remembered this place to have great food but I don't think I'll be back anytime soon (at least not for brunch)
The food was decent, the waiter was nice, but brought the check before we were even done eating dessert (we had not asked for it yet and were still eating so I thought this was a little rude). The ambiance is strange, there are great decorations but they are not accentuated because every light in the restaurant was on as bright as can be, too bright, doesn’t set as good of a mood as could be.
I was really looking forward to going here. Went to brunch with my girlfriend and was all excited and both our moods dropped significantly the longer we were there. The restaurant is REALLY nice, well kept, awesome decoration, and has a pretty cool looking bar. That's where the admiration stopped unfortunately. We were seated near the registers and I try to keep an open mind and realize that the staff are all human and have conversations between tending tables, but to go on and on about the drama over the weekend and use foul language is just pretty unprofessional. Don't get me wrong, I'm no one special by any means. Just a regular working class dude who wanted to get some food from a place themed from my favorite restaurant. I get I'm probably on the lower end scale of people that goes to a place in that part of DC, but the whole atmosphere really just brought me down. I'm not coming here to vent my opinion either, I wanted to give some constructive feedback to the manager working as well, but seeing him get (in my opinion) overly flustered at a table requesting to be moved and having to walk away from the whole situation, didn't give me a whole lot of confidence he could handle me talking to him for two minutes. Little side tip, the same water they pour from their expensive looking bottles into your water cup is the same water they use to clean the tables with. Wasn't too happy with that. So, either the high prices are to justify cleaning tables with clean filtered water or they're pouring regular tap water from these other bottles. Also, the aforementioned table that moved... they had sat at the table for 15 minutes before being moved and the manager gave the bus boys guidance not to replace the silverware and napkins that didn't look disturbed. How much trouble would it be to put new place settings down? At this end of this review, I'm realizing I was more disturbed by my experience than I originally let on. It was good food, but I won't be going back
I would have given the food a higher rating, except for a problem with the side dishes. My two dining companions had steak, which they enjoyed very much. But the accompanying vegetables were so salty that they couldn't eat them. Since we were heading to Ken Cen we didn't have time to send them back. I had the flatbread (tomato, basic, pesto). It was huge and tasted great, but the crust was pretty doughy despite the fact that it was thin and I asked for it to be extra crispy.
The restaurant's decor is so eclectic and beautiful, which provided the perfect environment for brunch. The restaurant is large, but is very bright and the crowd was energetic pushed along by the great DJ. As far as the actual "brunch," every dish that we ordered was fantastic and cooked perfectly. All of the people at my table remarked about how great the service and food was and that they would definitely be returning and recommending it to their friends.
I love Teddy's , but our experience on Sunday was not very pleasant. We went for the all you can enjoy brunch. First, I sat a good 10 minutes before any of the wait staff acknowledged me. I could understand if the place was very busy, but we were there close to when they first opened. To add insult to injury, another table was seated after us, and the waitress acknowledged them and brought them their drinks, first. Things didn't seem to get much better. There were times the waitress was MIA for a good 10 minutes or more, our glasses sat empty often, and food orders were placed slowly or completely forgotten.
Next, we were seated by the window, which is next to the waffle station. Every time the waffle chef made an order of waffles, he sprayed the waffle maker with some type of oily, chemically smelling product that drifted right over to our table. It literally took our breath away. I got up to walk the restaurant to see about moving to a different table, but the omelette station in the back of the seating area seemed to be putting off the same noxious fumes! Maybe the ventilation fans were down, but it was pretty horrible. I left stinking of burnt oil, and coat and all had to go straight to the dry cleaners.
I love to brunch here, but my experience on Sunday will make me think twice before rushing back. The food is very good and mimosas are great, but it not just the food, it's the whole experience. If you feel that you NEED to go here, wait until spring when you can grab a seat outside.
We were sat in the very back of the restaurant where they seat birthday parties and such, even though I requested a table in the front room. There were two very large and very loud parties on either side of us, so much so that we had to shout to hear each other. The server was slow and nonchalant, I had to wait almost 15 minutes for a glass of champagne. The food came out in so many different orders that by the time we got what we actually ordered, we were full. Not the best time, but I’m sure I’ll be back at some point
I would have given a much higher rating but we had some minor challenges. One member of our party ordered his Duck well done. It was quite rare as if the message didn’t get to the kitchen or the kitchen ignored on principle. I will say the manager came right over, we received a newly prepared meal as requested and it was delicious! Then somehow one of our desserts got lost. When we asked, it was sent right away. The manager can back and he comped both the duck and the dessert.
We would go back again to give them a second chance.
Very nice dining experience for our evening meal. The red wine gnocchi and no flour chocolate cake were fantastic. My friend enjoyed the salmon. I would dine here again.
There are two parts to this place. A bar that was very lively and loud. And there is a quieter dining room side. Recommend reservations.
Given the proximity to our office, we've been to Teddy's many times and the service is always hit or miss. This time was more of a miss... We had to ask multiple times for water refills, salt/pepper, etc. One meal was brought to the table cold instead of hot. Food was good, but slipping from what it once was. It is still a good option for a business lunch, but if the service and food continue to slip we may need to look elsewhere.
The ambiance was very nice at Teddy’s. The drinks were pretty good and strong but a bit exotic. I couldn’t order a drink solely based on the name. They’re all themed after Roosevelt.
The food left more to be desired. I ordered the kale salad. It’s huge! Enough for two definitely. Wish the waitress told us. It also needed a better tasting dressing. It was mostly vinegar. It was fresh though.
Also ordered cauliflower which tasted good but the breading needed more flavor. Next ordered the cinnamon role pancakes which was a basic pancake with cinnamon filling and “cream cheese” frosting on the side. The frosting was made of cream cheese just confectionary sugar. It was better with plain old syrup. Can’t say I’ll come back for brunch but loved the ambience/decor and drinks.
My wife and I dined at an early hour on a very slow night but still received attentive and friendly service. The dining rooms and bar are very appealing although the faux game heads on the wall are odd. The food selection was interesting with many combinations that are not commonly seen. My wife chose a salmon dish and I halibut. The preparation was very good but not excellent. The price was much more reasonable than I expected for a down town DC restaurant. PS. I ordered raw oysters at the bar which were excellent.
Great lively atmosphere to gather with friends for brunch and bottomless mimosas. My favorites item here for brunch is the waffle station. The omelette are great too at the omlette station, but the wait can be extremely long. The rest of the food is just average to me.
Enjoyed lunch at Teddy & the Bully Bar. It was busy and quite noisy when we were there at 1:00 P.M. but that improved as the crowd thinned out. The food was very good and we had attentive service. I would definitely go again although I might try to go at an off time when it would be quieter.
This was not my first visit here but by far my worse. The food was bland and our service was less than par. I had great experiences previously but was VERY disappointed yesterday. Spending almost $100 for two people made it even worse . It's obvious that there was some kind of change in the chef at some level.
I liked Teddy's. Went there for lunch with a supervisor and it was a good place for us to get to know each other. Front of house was welcoming and seated us right away. Service was good. I had a Cobb salad. It was pretty good but not distinguishable from other Cobb salads I've had. It was also considerably more expensive but I guess that just means I need to try other things on the menu; see if the quality to price ratio hits better on another item. Overall, solid lunch spot.
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