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Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.4
1037 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Great for Brunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(202) 872-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Demetrio Zavala
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th & M
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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
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Public transit
2 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. Please take the South Side Exit (19th & Dupont Circle)

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Entertainment
Live DJ every Sunday at Brunch from 10:30am till 3:30pm
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Special events & promotions
For private events, please email:
jeanhee@teddyandthebullybar.com
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
What 1037 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was out of several menu items, including pate and all their pizzas, which was disappointing. The prices were quite high for what we received. I will stick with happy hour at the bar in the future.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Bully bar certainly okay if you’re in the neighborhood but nothing more. I had a blackened bronzino sandwich that was piled high with pretty good garnish—-but once I dug down to attack the sandwich there was a rather meager 1/4 inch filet. Barely tasted the fish. Chips were excellent. Also VERY loud. Not merely loud. Very loud.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place to take people for dinner or lunch. It’s nice without being stuffy and has a great drink menu. The food is always good and they have a mix of meat, and seafood. Very knowledgeable and professional wait service.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was great, but service was only okay. It felt like the service was either overbearing (asking us to order within 30 seconds of sitting down and then coming back only a minute later) or nonexistent (we had to flag down another server to refill our waters after waiting with empty glasses for a while). Also, a manager came over and without asking took away plates we were still eating from.

We LOVE their sister restaurant Lincoln and were excited to try Teddy. The food was amazing and we would like to make another trip back...but I would hope the service is more even-keeled.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Really enjoyed the food but the main entree dishes were on the smaller side. We were smart to get a grain and share it. Loved the seating, very comfortable and they had padding underneath the table so you wouldn't hit your knees, very smart. It was a nice date spot but probably wouldn't go back, too many other restaurants to try.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was our third visit to Teddy and The Bully Bar and we love it! Staff is great, food is wonderful, the only issue we have is that the noise level is very high.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The service is outstanding. Our waiter really went all out to ensure he fulfilled every request. I appreciate the team wait staff as well. The food was fantastic. I had the potato croquettes and the lobster risotto. Both were very good. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of lobster in the dish. I will be back specifically for the risotto again!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I was excited to go to this place based on a recommendation from my colleague. I was taking 2 new employees to lunch for their first day and wanted to try something different but had varying options. The food was good and the atmosphere was very nice. I was not pleased with the service though. Our waiter was a bit condescending and rude when my 2 employees were asking questions about the food choices and options. He was asking as if the restaurant was full but it wasn't. It was disappointing to not have the waiter come over at any point during the meal and we had to call for him to give the bill. Luckily other waiters came by with water and our food.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent lunch location. Sandwiches Cubano and Tuna were excellent. Staff and service always spot on!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Small tables make it hard to have shareable plate, but good to hear the rest of your party. Be aware of 2:45 last call!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It’s usually a good experience, but our server wasn’t friendly, we had to flag him down to get drinks and menus, and he took a long time to come back around and check on us.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

👍🏾 Everything was great!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Interesting menu with lots of great options. Good to order many dishes and share. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great time

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch with my mother. Enjoyed every minute.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch! Had a great time with the family :)

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Over priced, poor service, mediocre food
Most items on menu are small plates.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good food, good service, and fun decor. The only downside was the noise level. We went with a group of six, but we couldn't hear anyone at the other end of the table due to the overall noise in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Happy hour outside is great. Cocktails and Sauvignon blanc are great. Rose on happy hour is not good, too dark, get full priced rose or pick another option. Mac and cheese and all the happy hour bites are good options.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My friends and I came for brunch and were very pleased with the service. Randall was our waiter but the whole staff made sure we had everything we needed and our mimosa were never empty. Definitely one of my new go-to brunch places!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Lines long for omelette and waffle stations. Other than that I think it us a great brunch spot.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Love it every time!!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Upon our arrival we were seated at a 4 top table right by the entrance on the other side of the hostess stand. There was many other tables available that were better ambiance. Chose this place based on brunch value and that there was a dj. Would have liked to been closer to dj to hear the music more. We were celebrating my friends son’s 21st birthday. We were greated by a man in a blazer who was very pleasant and seemed to be the manager. He said our server would be right with us.
A few servers were at a station in the center of the room. Multiple times we looked up and they were looking at our table and speaking to one another but not sure why no one came over. After 20 min of being there a server came over and said “ did you decide what you want?” We all just looked at her. No one explained how brunch was going to work at this establishement. I had to ask then she proceded to tell us. We went with the unlimited brunch where you could choose anything on the menu to share, we asked that she just bring multiple items and we would try many options.
The food was excellent!!!! We never ran out of mimosas, but the way we were greeted upon the servers arrival kind of ruined the whole experience. I would be willing to try this place again due to the amazing food and really interesting restaurant. But not the service.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Tuna was incredibly over cooked.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Very expensive for not a lot of food. You really only get value if you put taste on top of everything. I personally would rather have large, cheaper portions than small, expensive ones regardless of the taste.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Very fun and energetic vibe. Food was great. Bottomless mimosas were great, blood Mary’s were so-so. Keep in mind, noise level was high, so I quiet brunch won’t work. We have a great time and enjoyed it!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Definitely overpriced. It has a big box vibe and not much personality. Food was underwhelming and service was poor. Brussels sprouts were soggy - will not be back

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Four of us shared 5 apps - all good and just the right amount. Server had to come back three times to tell us they were out of three different beer selections.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great service and food!! The short ribs were excellent and though the portions are small it was perfect with an appetizer.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Needed a last minute place for a business dinner. Food was great and everyone enjoyed the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I'm a huge fan of this restaurant, however, to be fair, my most recent visit left a lot to be desired. My guest and I had one glass of water the entire meal. No one offered nor came by to refill our glass– we joked about it throughout our lunch, "rationing our water supply." Our waiter came by three times– once to take the drink order, once to take our order, and once to give us the check. Thankfully, the food was worth the hour-long wait (despite this being a 12:45pm lunch, which normally runs much faster).

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

All Excellent, favorite place for lunch between old buddies

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Teddy never disappoints. I like that the brunch menu changes but selections are still excellent. I hope they can find a way for the music (DJ) to be heard, no matter where you are in the restaurant. I enjoy it every time; but I enjoy it more when I can experience the DJ.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I was really disappointed in this restaurant. The lighting in the dining room was way too bright, which threw off the entire experience from the beginning. Secondly, the price of drinks were way too high for what was given, ex: $15 for an old fashioned that filled up 0.5 inches of the cup. Thirdly, they were somehow understaffed and the service was very slow, despite the dining room not even being full throughout the entire evening. A lot of potential, but really disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

food was imaginative, well prepared and delicious. Service was wonderful

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have dined here before and enjoyed the experience, unfortunately this time was really different. We had a party of 5, I had reserved in advance. The hostess took us to a table set for 4 people and clearly sized for 4 people. When I reminded her my reservation was for 5 (all 5 people were present) she looked annoyed and said we could fit. It took them awhile to reset the table for 5. The appetizers and drinks were good. However all our meals arrived cold. Once taken back to the kitchen, warmed up and brought back out, all of us were underwhelmed by the food. Partially from the reheating and then in general the dishes (we had 2 different risottos, the gnocchi, a pizza) were either lacking in flavor, under seasoned and/or still not that hot. We had a couple different waiters attending to our tables and I do not recall anyone really asking if we enjoyed our experience or the food.

This is a great spot for happy hour and the appetizers have never disappointed but after this recent experience I am not sure we will return for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was fantastic aside from pound cake dessert. The Cesar salad & cornbread were sooo good. Portions are a little small, but definitely worth eating here!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food was not as good as expected, nor as good as it should be for a restaurant that seems to be a cut above the rest. The atmosphere is very good. My burger wasn't.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

When I made the reservation they should have told me that I was the last seating. Food was cold. They ran out of things on the menu. The lamb was aweful. The only thing I really liked was the macaroni and cheese and the French toast. Those items are not worth $60. The place is pretty. Waitress was available. There was no one else for her to serve.

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