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About Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
A family restaurant in the heart of Merrifield- Let’s be honest–these days trying to pick a restaurant in Merrifield is like trying to pick a winner at Pimlico before the first heat. And with such a wide selection, it’s difficult to know how to handicap them. But now we have Ted’s BULLETIN in the starter’s gate – a real American classic joint with a bit of style. As diners will figure out early, the fare is unabashedly familiar– like ma’s blueberry pie but a damn sight better–and that’s great for kids and adults alike. And far from primitive, there’s nothing gussied up about BULLETIN except the trappings and lights from the old Philly Convention Hall where Joe Frazier first fought for a title in 1965.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield Ratings and Reviews
Met a friend who I will not see much as she is going overseas; we could only spare a short time so met at Ted's for coffee and pop tarts - it was a strange time, 2:30, but it IS restaurant week and I wasn't sure if there would be leftover lunch crowd. It was quiet so it was a great visit, the cappuccino was excellent and as always, the pop tarts were exceptional!
I know you might look at the title of my review and think "Oh snap what extras do we get" but I just did it as a play on words.
My wife and I like to eat at fun and good places. We truly like Ted's Bulletin and have frequented more than once. I was out in Merrfield doing some shopping and decided to go sit at the bar and treat myself to a burger and shake. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.
On this night we both tried two different items. I had the Cobb Salad with Salmon and she the Turkey Reuben. Both were very delicious. I had to treat myself to another Heath Shake. Seriously one of the best shakes I have had and feel I am pretty close to an addict : ).
The staff was friendly and we can't wait to come back.
Grabbing a day off during a dip in work chaos, took my wife on a brunch date after dropping the kiddos off at school. Food was great, servers were nice and attentive, and the price was on target. The Mosaic shopping area is awesome, and this place has exactly the ambiance (big band music, Beaver Cleaver in b/w on TVs) of a classic diner without the grease smell, and with a really modern vibe. We will be back.
Ted's Bulletin was a pleasant surprise. The staff were welcoming and helpful, the sound level was a perfect setting for conversation, and the ambiance was charming. The menu offered a wide variety of choices, the restaurant agreeably made concessions to accommodate my dietary restrictions, and the food was delicious. My husband and I will definitely return, and I have already recommended it to friends.
Our server was exceptional. Knowledgeable, honest, professional, expedient, and very courteous. For me, that's just as important as the flavor of the food. I'd go back for the customer service, alone. Food is good. Nothing exceptional. But good. Drinks are great.
We thoroughly enjoyed an evening with friends. Our waitress was superb! She sensed when to return and check on us, and made suggestions in a friendly manner (no pressure). Only one area warrants a suggestion: ribs did not "fall off the bone" so that dish is one we won't order next time.
Overall, great experience!!
Met up with old friends for dinner - and we all had an excellent time. Justin took great care of our table - which was a mixed batch of kids, and adults who couldn't stop catching up to focus on food. As always, the food was great, and the drinks were fantastic!
I have been to Ted's a few times and it used to be great. I always get the "famous" tomato soup and the hummus salad. The service was good. But the food has been disappointing the last few times. The salad tasted funky and the soup tastes like they swapped it out for some Chef Boyardee. Also, I asked for another glass of wine as I was almost finished with my first. When I asked for another the food runner grabbed my glass that wasn't finished and ran off. The wine that was brought to me next was different from the first I ordered. The food is too expensive for how inconsistent the food is. Fries are always cold as well.
Meal was okay. I ordered a taco salad and the beef. Was tasteless and dry. The salad had no dressing on it. Just lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño and cheese. Pretty bland. Didn't finish. Went to order one of their famous shakes and they were out of vanilla ice cream! What? I probably won't go back unless friends want to. Also the deviled eggs and salmon were really salty!
We have enjoyed Ted's from day one! Gio in the bar area, is AMAZING! She makes us feel like family, every time we visit, which is usually 1-2 times a week. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Our favorites are the Double Chubby Chuck burger, fries, biscuits & gravy and the brussels sprouts. If you enjoy a good Mojito, request that Gio make you one. You will not be disappointing!
This experience was amazing. Came to have a brunch with my out of town sisters to share with them the amazing treat that is a Ted Tart. Made a reservation, was going to be able to 10 mins, called and changed my time for 15 mins later just to make sure. Checked in, there was a few mins wait but nothing to worry about- but some how, someone else did get our table- the host realized as soon as we sat down at the bar seats, apologized for the mix up and offered cocktails, or tarts whichever we preferred. Her attentiveness was definitely noticed and appreciated. The entire staff was happy and made the morning very enjoyable. I'm very happy once again, as always, that a trip to Ted's is always worth it. :)
This is the place for breakfast food in NOVA! I love their steak and eggs breakfast. Also, be sure to try the homemade pop tarts, you will not be disappointed. This place takes you back to the 1950s with its tile heavy decor and The Andy Griffith Show on the TV. Great for families or adults!
Ted's Bulletin is an ok place to eat after a movie and if you can't get into one of the more popular restaurants in the area. The food is mediocre and quite expensive for what you get. My husband ordered a cubby burger and it was very small and tasted like a Big Mac with better quality meat. I had a salad, as did a friend of mine, and we agreed that there was plenty of lettuce but they were skimpy on the added salmon, and in the case of the Greek Salad, there were pieces instead of whole peppers and olives. We probably won't be going back...
Took a friend for her first time - she loved it, as I knew she would - she decided on Jon's Omelet for lunch and I had grilled cheese and the wonderful tomato soup - shared a pop tart and enjoyed a cappuccino - wonderful lunch and a good chance to get caught up with each other!
I met some friends for lunch at Ted's and ordered one of my favorite menu items: the Rachel. Their version of the Turkey Reuben is usually great, but this time around the bottom slice of bread was a soggy mess by the time the plate got to me. One of my friends also ordered a Rachel and hers was in the same condition. The others at our table ordered salads, so we couldn't figure out what might have held up the sandwiches.
Consistently good place to eat, especially if you enjoy breakfast and creative options for consuming sugar and alcohol. This place is very versatile. It's a bright dining room with a lot of energy. We've been a few times including a kid-friendly brunch with family as well as a girls night out. The tater tots are delicious as are the brussels sprouts. You can get milkshakes spiked or not. They have homemade pop-tarts. The portions are on the larger side. Some of the dishes (we've heard) like the fried chicken are the sole reason why people dine there. Across the board the menu is strong and there will be something for everyone, especially if you love breakfast.
We met a friend there for dinner. I hadn't been to any Ted's before; my husband has enjoyed some breakfasts at this location.
Very nice atmosphere and decor; seemed clean; service was attentive, gracious, and thorough. The portions were extremely generous. Kids are definitely welcome here - babies on up. It can be a bit loud if a cranky/hungry kid is directly behind you, but that's temporary and part of living in a community ;) Otherwise, the sound level was at a good volume.
My salmon was a bit saltier than I prefer and they offered to make me a new one, but I declined - it wasn't inedibly salty or anything and tasted good otherwise, plus I wasn't super hungry. I wouldn't have felt right getting a second one. The leftover salmon was quite good for breakfast the next day; might have been my taste buds that were off at dinner. The restaurant was happy to give me broccoli instead of rice as a side, and the squash and zucchini mix that came with the salmon was tasty and not soggy like at some places. The person who had the all-day breakfast pancakes said they were good - they all got eaten - but not as good as Silver Diner's or IHOP's and were a bit thick. The biscuits and gravy and the Rachel sandwich that other party members had were apparently quite tasty and disappeared. We didn't get dessert there, but the carrot cake (I think that's what it was) at another table looked good.
What I didn't like: the prices were very high for ordinary but nothing-special food. Even given the popular (read: pricey) location, I thought the prices should have been about a third lower. That's my main reason for not recommending it more highly.
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