Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield

4.5
255 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ted’s Bulletin is a laid-back, classic American community restaurant, bakery and bar, serving craveable American cuisine in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Whether it’s family dinner, business lunch, or just a Ted’s Tart and coffee to-go, we’re as adaptable as your life is dynamic. Our breakfast menu is available all day because we believe that the most important meal of the day can be had morning, noon or night.

Ted’s Bulletin is a haven for comfort and celebrating the things we have in common: a hunger for good food at great value, a need for a place to be comfortable being ourselves, and a desire to connect with our community. At Ted’s Bulletin, everyone has a table, and every table has a story to tell.

Daily Dinner Specials starting at 4pm

MON Burger & Shake Night
TUE Rotating Ted's Tacos
WED Fried Chicken
THURS Shrimp & Grits
FRI Fish Special

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 255 people are saying
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vipd2eberle
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In looking for a location for a brunch with friends, Ted's was an easy choice. The staff were friendly, we were seated promptly, and our server was very accessible. In ordering the deviled eggs, they were good, but were rather bland. I ordered an entree salad, and it was so overdressed I couldn't eat it. When I told our server that, he said he would let the kitchen know to be more careful. No replacement was offered, and it remained on my bill. Not great. I'd try again though and hopefully have a better overall experience.

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CathyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual.

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Kara
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast for mid afternoon meal: perfect pancakes and eggs. And excellent cheeseburger with over easy egg on top: mmm mmm good. Service was first rate as always: polite, attentive and helpful!

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. I'd heard good things and wanted to try. Would order things a bit differently next time as the hashbrows needed more time (more like mashed potatoes). Otherwise it was good and I'll be back

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vipRewarding
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Ted’s Bulletin and my first time dining there. Service was excellent, our server was very attentive and the food was amazing. Thank you for rolling out the red carpet and looking forward to my next visit.

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ThomasR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff.

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LaDonna
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Went for brunch. They were quite busy but the service was excellent and the food was superb. I would definitely visit again.

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NYgirl
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was inconsistent, but food was good. The dessert tarts should definitely be served warm!

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JenG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

My group went for our lunch break. We got in the restaurant and it was cold. Even the hostess was wearing her jacket. Food was good but took forever to come out and they were not busy in the restaurant. Looks like they didn’t have much waiters which was why our service was slow. Don’t get me wrong. Food was good and staff was nice but uncomfortable eating with a jacket and waited forever for our food and check. We were in the restaurant for about 1 1/2 hrs.

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vipgeebee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food okay, service slow.

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MomoK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As always, the food was excellent! Service was slow, but it was a busy Sunday afternoon, so that's too be expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and to go desserts were also great.

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MarcB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall ok. Service was slow and clunky. Place was super noisy. Restrooms missing toilet paper. NLT bad overall but slightly disappointing.

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vipPostrawb
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome the food was delicious and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and so was the food!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really yummy. Our server was truly excellent - a 10 out of 10. Only bummer is that even though we made the reservation and were there within five minutes of the start time, they couldn't seem to find it and only offered us a spot in the waitlist. We were able to grab a spot at the bar, but it was a special brunch and I was a bit disappointed to not be able to get a table. Overall though, the staff deserve a lot of credit for truly exceptional food & service during all the staffing shortages, so big kudos to them.

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Discriminatingdiner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to brunch on a Sunday at this restaurant in the Mosaic district. We weren't aware that there was a farmer's market going on, so the area was very busy with families and others everywhere. This was actually part of the fun ambiance of eating at one of their limited tables outside. Our waitress was welcoming and very efficient. The french toast combo that I had was delicious and my husband's combo was gobbled up quickly, which is a testament to his satisfaction ! I would recommend this restaurant highly.

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vipChefT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I come here often for brunch and the experience was much better this time. Service was great and the food was delicious. Always a solid choice in the area!

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AdventureAP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was slow but the server was checking in and letting us know status. Very pleasant morning at Ted's!

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sanj49
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday brunch. Good food and excellent service. Coffee quality is the only sub par item and needs to improve. Overall a good experience. Thanks

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good as always. They did not seem to manage the Sunday brunch/lunch crowd well. We had a 12:30 reservation, but were not seated until close to 1:00. The table had not been cleaned, which I discovered by wiping my napkin over sauce left on the table's edge. They were kind enough to wipe the table down after we asked. I still love Ted's and hope this is just part of getting back in the habit of serving a full house of customers.

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MaryLou82
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday brunch & attentive staff. The place was busy so the noise level was very high but the hostess found a table for us in a quieter area.

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vipGingerW1
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unlike most restaurants Ted's Bulletin seems to have retained its full pre-Covid menu offering the breakfast menu all day along with the lunch and dinner selections. I had the Mexican salad which was quite good, very plentiful, and the meat prepared exactly as I had requested. Our waiter Pete was very attentive. The weather was great so we sat outside. I hadn't been to Ted's in a long time, and will definitely return.

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KristenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our wait person was very good and attentive, but one bad thing, she brought the check before my husband was done eating his meal and then she came back (while he was still eating) and asked if we had “paid the bill”… so that was not cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great visit with the family!

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shoppergirl
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service could have been improved. Food was okay- too much of it.

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VivianJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Had wonderful experiences on previous visits. Came in for pancakes and. They were horrible. They were so gummy, I couldn’t cut with knife and very difficult to chew. Supposed to be plain butternut pancakes which were perfect when ordered before but on this visit they were 100% different. Regular coffee way to strong and bitter. Waitress told us numerous patrons had same complaint. Tried decaf but it was served tepid and also too strong. Tried again with another decaf cup and even stronger so I couldn’t drink. Should have just left and returned food. Now I doubt I will try again for a long time. Not sure how you ruin pancakes but this cook did. Very disappointing. They were paper thin, and so chewy. Taste was off. Nit sure what they were made with. Didn’t rise at all. Pancakes and coffee my favorite breakfast and up until Saturday Ted!’s Bulletin was my first choice. . Not any more! I only allow myself the splurge on pancakes once a month so now I have to wait until I can try somewhere else

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our sons birthday. Staff made accommodations for our gluten-free eater. Sat outside and enjoyed the views.

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Lunch menu was very good. Service was so-so, but that’s how it goes with a shift staffed with a lot of newbies. They will get better with more shifts. Had to micro-manage each step of the experience:

1) Requested menus after being sat (our table did not have the QR code for the soft menu).

2) 15ish minutes before a server greeted us for drinks—ordered drinks and lunch immediately.

3) Steak salad was not delivered with a steak knife. It took asking 3 different employees and about 12ish minutes to finally have what I needed to eat my meal. My companion was halfway through her plate by the time I started.

4) Ordered dessert and was sure to explicitly request new silverware and the check when the dessert landed so the server could take care of multiple things in one trip.

5) Hostess accidentally marked reservation as Canceled instead of Seated. Had to call back later to correct the mistake and get my OT dining points for the visit.

Will definitely visit again and am rooting for the new staff to improve with time. Front of house work isn’t easy.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The nutrition values are not well defined on the menus and not on the app.

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JimR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoy Ted’s. John is an outstanding server - he takes great care of you!

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vipDavidW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family breakfast. Early in morning service was good

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BarbaraP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tons of choices - I had breakfast which was delicious (& my husband had the chicken which he loved)

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pw1234
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went on a Sunday evening for dinner and it wasn’t crowded but our food and drinks took a long time to come out. I was in a party of 4 - not large at all - and the restaurant was mostly empty. Our food took so long that it was completely cold and they messed up all of our side orders. But we had waited so long that we were all starving and decided to eat anyway. I wish I had sent my dish back. I got the pot roast and it gave me a stomach ache later that night, probably because it was red meat that had been sitting out for at least 45 minutes before it got to me. We watched at least 3 other parties get their food before us and while we were still finishing up, the bus boy came over and started clearing our plates, dumping them into a tub. Really unprofessional. Maybe it’s a racial thing, it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened to me and my family. It’s just extremely disappointing. I wouldn’t recommend going to this location.

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Primo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Silverware is dirty. Coffee is cold. The fries with my Fish and chips is cold and soggy. Took a while before our food was served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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Aisar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside it was a bit too crowded inside. Pete our server was awesome in every aspect, and the food was delicious right amount and good price. the pancakes were fluffy and perfect and the coffee was very good which is not common in many places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very attentive to us. We sat outside, and the staff were wonderful, and incredibly accommodating with our young children.

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Hunter
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Staff was great, especially the busboy! Food was good, but not hot. Awesome restaurant with good vibes. Can’t wait to go again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had a reservation but restaurant was super crowded and disorganized so had to wait 20min past reservation time to be seated. Server was just ok. Took food forever to come out and order was missing items but overall still good when corrected. Milkshake was delicious!! Not my first time eating there so hope it was just an off day.

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You can order delivery directly from Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield using the Order Online button. Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 830-6680.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield is rated 4.5 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.