Ted's Bulletin - Reston

4.4
365 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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
What 365 people are saying
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4.1
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4.3
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good, the service was good overall

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Aria
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, service was great I love the brunch in this place. I definitely recommend it!!

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PamelaS
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch was yummy. French toast, chicken n biscuits were done perfectly. Also had pineapple ginger mimosa! Try it!!

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JudithM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good, bit overall felt a bit rushed. We did eat brunch on a Sunday, so that can be expected.

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SueP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu especially with an extensive all day breakfast.
Wonderful service, table location, food, prices. All around home run!

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Order was not brought completely or accurately. Items were not hot, or even warm. Had to ask three times for refills. The staff with the exception of our original service were professional and helpful. The person who took our order was hard to understand, stopped taking our order mid-sentence and walked away to talk to another table. Will think twice before eating here again.

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vipSavvySav
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our brunch - the food was good. The Ted Tarts were underwhelming, but everything else was delicious. The service was spotty - the waitress was nice, but then she disappeared for a while and we needed more water. We finally tracked her down and received more water and our checks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The server was absolutely horrible. He didn’t check on us at all. I had to ask for my cappuccino and another server brought the drink. But it was cold since it had been sitting. My food came out wrong and had to be remade. One person in my party waited to eat and their food got cold. The rest of my party finished their meal before mine arrived. When the server finally came over he brought the check and asked if we were still doing okay? My reply was simply “we were never doing okay.” He made a nervous laugh and just left us the check and disappeared again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was phenomenal

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Jellicle
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try a Ted Tart - you will never eat a boxed one again! The boozy bananas foster milkshake and breakfast burrito were outstanding! The hash browns were perfectly crispy and browned!

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BN12
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for breakfast. Hear their Ted's Hash is fantastic, among a variety of other options. I actually went for lunch and had a sandwich. If you like a little zing in your food, their Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich is a must have - delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal and better service. Monica was the best.

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NormaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, attentive server who was happy to answer questions for a guest with food allergies.

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MaryamS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and our server was great.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere was great, the food was very good, and the service was good, but it seemed a little chaotic with having three different servers wait/check on us.
Manager stopped by and checked on us, nice touch.
We will be back, and hopefully the service is a little less chaotic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday, early breakfast. Had area to ourselves for about 15 minutes than 2 families with crying babies were seated directly behind us. Crying babies are not the restaurant’s fault but it did ruin the ambience/mood. It would be nice if couples aren’t surrounded by

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Probably our fifth visit or so, but not rushing back again. The food was mediocre and the service was friendly but rushed. The restaurant was busy but appetizers came out in minutes, immediately followed by the Main. Felt like being in an airport eatery. I overheard tables around us also being asked about dessert as folks were maybe halfway through the main course. It was hours from closing and some tables were lingering after their 20 minute meal. The Steak Frites was 90% cold fries and 10% sliced beef. Bernaise sauce could pass for tartar sauce. Very disappointing.

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Conchita
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

After hearing about Ted’s for awhile, we finally made reservations and went out for dinner. We were greeted by a waitress who seemed annoyed by our presence, though we had no special requests. The food arrived quickly but was nothing to brag about. I had steak frites and the fries were stale and the steak under seasoned. We ordered drinks and desert and the waitress still seemed bored with us, maybe she was having an off night. The novelty of drinks and deserts were just that, a novelty. I won’t go out of my way to return.

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NormaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, good food, special attention to dietary requirements.

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southrnbelle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was fine. Food was good. It took a while for the staff to clean the tables around us and the restaurant wasn’t crowded.

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TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a 5:15pm reservation on a Thursday night, they were out of 2 menu items and a beer which our table ordered. It wasn't busy at that time so unsure if it because a truck didn't arrive or what. Not a great impression for our out-of-town guests who we brought to celebrate a birthday. However, the food and beverages that were ordered were fine as was service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

New Year’s Day brunch family gathering. Food was good but service a bit slow. Restaurant was full so service was not as efficient as normal. Otherwise no complaints

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vipFrankA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Need years day brunch with the grandchildren.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good food, attentive waitress, all in all, a very good place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a large group dinner. Our waiter Nick was amazing and so polite!!!

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LionHokie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated quickly based on reservation - server was prompt and courteous. Food was great!

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AmyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Despite having a reservation, we were seated 25 minutes late. Service was very slow....we were told they didn’t have coffee available at 10:30am?

Ted's Bulletin - Reston
Responded on December 1, 2019

Hello Amy, this is very odd. Please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom when you have a moment.

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MeghanR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food! I had the salmon salad. My husband had the Mexican street corner salad. And we shared the tater tots app. The homemade ranch for the tots was really delic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues were pleased with the great food and large portions.

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DavidHH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was slow and forgot several things we asked. We were party of 7

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vipSBC1
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant wasn’t busy when we walked in at an early hour, but service was quite slow. We were ready to walk out when our server finally came over to our table. We ordered and again, it took forever for our food to arrive. It probably shouldn’t have. It was quite bad. The Mexican Street salad wasn’t eatable, therefore, that went uneaten. My short ribs were stringy and tough, and my husband’s burger wasn’t what it used to be. We ordered chocolate cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and left 3/4 of it - stale at best. All in all...quite a forgettable meal and service. Won’t return!

Ted's Bulletin - Reston
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hello, this is very disappointing to hear. Please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss.

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AkuaG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ted’s
I’m completely disappointed with Ted’s Bulletin. My son chose to celebrate his 16th birthday there with his friends this afternoon. 1st of all I called to ask if we could bring a cake and I was told “no problem, we do it all the time”. Then I made the reservations on opentable and put in the notes that we’ll be dropping the cake of. On the day off, I went there about an hour before their arrival time to drop off the cake and specifically asked if they they could manage serving it at the end of their meal - I was told “no problem”. I even said jokingly “please don’t forgot or screw it up”.

Not only did they forget to serve them the cake, they also forgot to give the cake back to them to take home. My husband had to turn around after picking them to go and collect it. And instead of at least apologizing, a manager on duty just shrugged and said he wasn’t under any orders to serve anything.

Additionally, I just found out from my son that whe the waiter brought the check he told “thank you for coming and make sure you leave a generous tip”. I can’t begin to say what is so wrong about that statemen but I think it speaks for its self.

Teds bulletins customer service is very disappointing and rude to boot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food great service!!!

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vipsuzQ
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun outing with great alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, good food, and excellent service.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I tried their peanut butter banana milkshake and got a mild allergic reaction. A few hours later my throat started swelling and I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. I am severely allergic to melon and I am wondering if they cut all their fruits with the same knife or cross contaminated their food. I will not be coming back. Their food almost killed me.

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Susan
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and company

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LeelaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very poor service and extremely noisy! Expensive too.

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KarenK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic!!! We included two teenage girls with lots of special requests. He was GREAT.

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Dreatreat
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced and less than tasty breakfast. Could find better almost anywhere else. Ted Tarts we're good as always.

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southrnbelle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. Quick and courteous. Food was great as always. Cool atmosphere.

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You can order delivery directly from Ted's Bulletin - Reston using the Order Online button. Ted's Bulletin - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ted's Bulletin - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 956-9510.

Ted's Bulletin - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 365 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.