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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.

1200 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
19th & M

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 872-8700

Website:
http://teddyandthebullybar.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ every Sunday at Brunch from 10:30am till 3:30pm

Parking Details:
To park with ease around Teddy & The Bully Bar, please click on the link below to see the closest parking lots, including pricing and lot timings. To make parking easier, we recommend reserving a discounted parking spot in advance here:
http://www.parkme.com/link/teddy-bully-bar

Public Transit:
2 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. Please take the South Side Exit (19th & Dupont Circle)

Executive Chef:
Demetrio Zavala

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
For private events, please email:
jeanhee@teddyandthebullybar.com

Teddy & The Bully Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fun (4)
Romantic (4)
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Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Bought a $38 steak that had no seasoning and didn’t come with any sides. Rediculous

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere and menu. Loved the braised beef, deviled eggs and caramel ice cream. Artwork was fun.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Brunch was great. I’ll definitely be back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food, good vibes makes for a great brunch! Until next time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised by the seri e and quality of food as I had only drank there prior to lunch today. Will definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The restaurant was definitely busy the day we were there. The food was cooked to perfection. I loved my steak salad; the steak was tender. The servers were friendly and refilled our glasses often, and they were super busy!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 28, 2018

They were fantastic. Excellent food and very professional staff. They went far above and beyond for us even though it was close to their closing time. Highly recommend the place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very loud social scene. Food was ok. Broccoli waffle was interesting.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a table of 10 and the service and food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

fun atmosphere. nice menu. my meal was a little saltier than I'd like it to be, but overall, it was a good experience. wait staff were very nice and helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I ordered the pork belly and received, MAYBE, one bite of food after cutting out the fat. I was very excited to go here and my fiancé and I walked away very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ehhh food quality wasn’t there, although it is presented to you very nicely

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great our waitress august was phenomenal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our waitress, August, was fabulous! She had suggestions for everything and was a great conversationalist

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The bathrooms were not clean. For an upscale restaurant this is unacceptable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The waffle maker was courteous, warm and friendly. A true professional. Made me a great waffle!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I went here for New Year’s Day brunch and it was great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Really average to below average food. Thought the restaurant would be and look more interesting based on the pictures, but it was pretty basic. Borderline tourist trap.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas dinner here and it was so good! Everything was just absolutely delicious, from the tuna tartar to the Brussel sprouts! I’ll be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waiter was over the top, but the food and drinks are great here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent! Everybody loved their food- 3 of us got the power lunch. Sooo good!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

For the price we thought the meal was excellent. The short ribs & pork shoulder didn’t even require a knife. And, the portion size was perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good Thanksgiving dinner but buffet was a little bit cold. Meat was very good but also not hot enough. Otherwise ok.

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