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Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.4
1023 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
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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.
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 1023 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful Easter Brunch yesterday. It was just what we wanted... great atmosphere, delicious food, not too quiet, friendly service. Thank you! And we will be returning!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I’ve only gone for the Sunday brunch but it is fantastic for that!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

They were having a Seder menu for Passover, but for us the regular menu was a hit.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We went for the Passover meal. When I made the reservation I was asked if we wanted a Seder plate, I asked if there was a charge and was told no. The billed arrived and there was a $21 charge. The service was mediocre
at best. The waiter would disappear for extended periods of time and could not be found. They apparently ran out of food. Several items were presented much differently than described with substituted ingredients. There was a 20 minute wait for coffee which had obviously been brewed several hours before it was served. It took almost 45 minutes to be served dessert which was ordered at the beginning of the meal. When all these issues were mentioned to the manager, he did adjust the check.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Enjoyed our Passover Seder here and they did a GREAT job. Service was excellent, food was delicious and we were really happy we chose Teddy's for our event. Looking forward to next year!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Took our Waiter 30 mins to take our drink order. He also forgot to bring a drink we had ordered and we never ended up getting it. Wish the restaurant would have mentioned something about being fairly small plates. The steak entree is literally 4 pieces of steak. Food was mediocre, not super flavorful. Did love the decor and ambience though. Probably won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service. As a Teddy Roosevelt fan, this place was a fabulous ode to his legacy.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were seated right away. The wait staff was very helpful, very attentive. It is a free range kitchen. Which means the food comes out as it’s ready. Which could be a bit awkward if your food is there and your partners isn’t. The pizza was fresh, and delicious. My husband’s New York, was very small. More like an appetizer. Luckily I had plenty of pizza that he could eat.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was prompt and helpful. One of our party had a dish with morels but dish was lacking morels. Waiter brought a nice size bowl of morels to add to dish.
Would definitely go back..

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have never been more embarrassed to recommend we go to a restaurant and have it be such a bad experience. It started off good and went downhill quickly. Our server/ bartender apparently left. We had no idea. Her replacement never introduced herself, was not helpful at all. We waited over 45 minutes for her to come back. I have video!!! No water, no drinks, empty glasses. No manager, nobody. Huge revenue loss not to mention, we will not return. With so many outstanding options in DC, you need to get your front of the house together. We were not the only people feeling this. Several tables in the bar were annoyed at the complete absence of service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

went for my birthday because i love lincoln so much and i was not disappointed. food was amazing, dj was poppin and the staff was very attentive. will be back

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food and service were both great! It was our first time going to Teddy & the Bully Bar for brunch, and our server walked us through all the options. Only thing I would note is a little confusion between appetizer-sized entrees and larger entrees (you get larger ones if you're not doing the prix fixe option). A couple of us were served the smaller plates, even though that's all we were eating. Not a big deal, and our server did give one us of a complimentary dish when she noticed the disparity.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The whole premise of this unique restaurant is totally achieved. The bar menu of drinks from the age of Theodore Roosevelt combined with complimenting tasting plates totally works and is without comparison anywhere. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a really enjoyable restaurant experience.

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