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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Make Valentine's Day unforgettable this year, and make a reservation for you and your loved one at Teddy & the Bully Bar. Enjoy a special $70 per person Chef's Tasting Menu, a $35 per person wine pairing option, and a photo booth on premise. Regular menu also available. Tax & gratuity not included.

Teddy & The Bully Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (16)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great our waitress august was phenomenal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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vip
 (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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·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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·Dined on December 30, 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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·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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·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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 (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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·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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·Dined on November 24, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Would have given the food 5 stars but I am gluten and dairy free and never received a response to an email inquiry I had sent beforehand asking for help with the menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Did the tasting menu, was disappointed. A lot of bland dishes and nothing that was featured on the menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and drinks .. weakest part of the meal was dessert..but amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Went to Teddy’s for the first time and was dinner was wonderful. Had a flight of Old Fashioned’s and only #3 tasted like one. Deviled Eggs with Peking Duck were good. Duck Tartare was fabulous! Cornbread was Signature. Ribs were good as well. Eclectic menu. Small portions. Overall excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Nice venue, and food was excellent. Pricing is reasonable for D.C.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for a birthday brunch and it was so much fun. The service was great and the dj started off mellow and got more pump up as time went on. I️ really liked it

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had been to this location for a happy hour and was very happy with the drinks and the snacks we had. But when we came back for dinner we were not as impressed. Service was just ok, the entire restaurant was super loud and the food was good but nothing special. Will not be coming back for anything more than a drinkat the bar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved the cornbread, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower and cheese croquettes. All our salads were great. The entrees were okay, nothing special. Our server was just awkward - he seemed kind of annoyed to be there, and wasn't good at knowing when to break in to ask if everything was okay and when to let the conversation roll. The setting is nice but the tables are so spread out that the room feels a bit like a banquet hall. The bar scene looked good - we will check that out next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food simply was subpar. I don't recommend coming here. I view it as a waste of $80+. We ordered the risotto, croquettes, and salmon, in addition to the Rio Roosevelt and sangria drinks. The salmon is awful. The risotto is meh. The croquettes are meh. Oh well. It's a sunk cost.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was ok. We all thought our mains were bland, and my father couldn't even eat his ribs - they were the opposite of fall off the bone. But the service, the cocktails and the other dishes made up for it. Still very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Historically, a big fan. This experience felt uneven. NY Steak was good. Squash risotto not to liking, same for halibut. Salmon was tasty. Brussels sprouts best in city.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Compared to my previous visits, it was very noisy. But it was still good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have frequented Teddy for brunch and holiday dinners. While the food for our latest brunch was not up to previous standards it was good. I think it was too many fries or unhealthy items. Noise level was WAY to high, no way to enjoy conversation with my friends.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread which helped motivate our hunger. The bread was absolutely delicious, as were the cocktails. We ordered several plates to share (three people) including brussels sprouts, butternut squash risotto, and a porchini mushroom dish. All were superb and well-portioned for the price. For an entre, I ordered the scallops and was delighted, while others ordered the day's special and the chicken. After a delicious dinner, we moved to the bar where we had excellent espresso martinis. I would definitely recommend this establishment for a delicious evening out.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing bread basket. Decor was modern and more cold (all light, hard surfaces)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

the restaurant is nicely decorated but the main dining room is too bright for dinner. The lightning may be fine during the day but i.t doesn’t allow for a cozy dining experience when you feel so on display. Food was good and service was adequate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Menu consists of small plates and snacks both of which are of sufficient size to satisfy.
Preparation and presentation were excellent. Attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Did the Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairing and was completely underwhelmed with the food and service. $430 later (4 People) we left unimpressed. This restaurant has so much potential but absolutely pedestrian food that you can get for half the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for lunch with a business associate, food was overpriced and not flavorful. We had the Cuban and a Caesar salad.

The Cuban was dry and way too small for the price. The salad was cumbersome to eat and looked right out of a bag. I could make it at home in 2 minutes. Dressing was in lumps on the whole lettuce leaves. We will not be back.

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