Teddy & The Bully Bar

4.4
1068 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
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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Neighbourhood
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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 1068 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

First time here for dinner. Came for restaurant week. Food was of good value for restaurant week. I'd recommend.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The dessert was fantastic. The eggplant appetizer was a little disappointing. The salmon main course was very good, but the portion was a little small--fine for restaurant week prices, but I might have felt overcharged for it at the regular price. The service was friendly, but sometimes a little rushed (the dessert was set down before the plate for the main course was cleared).

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was good but service was pretty bad. Never came over to ask how everything was filled our glasses once at the end when everyone was done with dessert. Overall pretty unfriendly.

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Wonderful salmon great atmosphere at bar hightop great service!

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Amazing service and food was great... great for happy hour

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Amazing Sunday Brunch. The flavours and choices blew us away. We left full and a little tipsy!

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

The food is so delicious!!! We went for brunch on a Sunday. The ambiance is perfect, staff super friendly, has such a nice vibe .We will definitely return!!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

One word: amazing! Did the tasting menu and everything was wonderful! I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

I went here for my fiancé’s birthday and they were fantastic. The food was incredible, service was so attentive, and for dessert they surprised us with a huge sampler of all of their desserts without being asked. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Went for Sunday night dinner. We had 3 Small plates and Kale salad plus 5 entrees. Everything was under spiced. The Moroccan lamb was perfect mid rare but could not taste any spice. The favorite of the table was the pizza! Amazing crust, pesto, cheese and tomatoes

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3.0Dined on 29 July 2018

I love this restaurant and go often, but this past Sunday our service was not on point as it normally is. Normally our orders are taken immediately, mimosa glasses are never empty, etc. This time we had to continuously track down our server to take orders and ask for refills. Taking the initial order took almost 30 minutes, even though the entire party wasn’t there and I told her those that were there wanted to get started. We wasted so much time tracking down our server that next thing you know it was last call. This was the first time I’ve gone and didn’t feel I got my money’s worth.

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1.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Ribs were horrible and the delivery of the food was all wrong. Manager was nice, comped most of the meal. Stick to sandwiches here for lunch...forget dinner.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

it’s amazing every time i come here and love chef zavala’s work

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Teddy is one of my favorite "go to places" near my office for business. Great menu with options to please varied palates. Good, efficient service. Reasonable prices for a nice business meal. (The salads in general are quite good. Great fries as well. The quinoa poke was delicious. The squash risotto was flavorful, but a bit too creamy/heavy.

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2018

The service, decor, atmosphere and cocktails were outstanding, but the food was unnecessarily heavy and swimming in oil. The hot dishes were served luke-warm and had the substance, quality and taste of chain restaurants, which made Teddy a poor value. I loved the atmosphere, but I don't feel inspired to go back this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Very Nice Atmosphere. Polite and Hospitable service, and AMAZING Food🙌🏾🙌🏾

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Great value and one of my new favorite brunch spots for large groups, but don’t expect to be able to hear anyone bec it is WAY too loud (they literally have a live DJ during brunch, which is SO extra)

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2.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Great for happy hour drinks and flatbreads. The dinner menu is overpriced with very small portions — trying to be tapas but charging over $20 for a single plate. Quality of food doesn’t stand up.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

The food was delicious though servings were small. Amazing ambiance.

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2018

I went for Sunday brunch. Fun place. Good vibe. Diverse crowd. A bit pricey for brunch. Didn’t like the new brunch menu as much as the old menu. The eggs benedict being served in a small bowl rather than a small plate didn’t make sense. But the bottomless mimosas and music made up for any small short comings. I will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Food subpar service subpar. Will never return

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

We are in town with our daughter “shopping” for college. Our meal was delicious. My scallops were PERFECT (not rubbery like they often are); my husband loved his New York Strip, and our daughter devoured her gnocchi with crab, artichoke, and lemon sauce. If you’re staying near Dupont Circle, it’s easy to get to!

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Everyone from the moment we walked in the door was friendly and very gracious. This was especially true when we asked to move tables. We were originally seated in the main dining room, which seemed pretty loud. We asked to move to the darker, quieter, and historic-looking bar. Zero problem. Our server whisked us and our place settings over there where we enjoyed lunch accompanied by some outstanding craft cocktails.

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1.0Dined on 1 July 2018

I actually am looking for a way to get a refund. The service was god-awful. I know Sunday brunch is a busy time but when someone in my party ordered a latte which is on the menu, the server audibly moaned about how she didn't want to make it. Not all of our food and drink orders ever arrived. The coffee which she complained about making came after the check? I will not be returning or recommending this establishment.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

sat outside on a lovely day - just great! Great service and a perfect spot for a long lunch....quieter than inside which was also great!

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Teddy & the bully is top 3 favorite brunch spots. Favorite thing on the menu will always be the flat bread pizza and the teddy burger.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Well curated menu selection, great tasting food and good service. I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Delicious food. Great service. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

A BULLY-good bar! Kind service. Amazing art work celebrating TR all over the place.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Great service!!!

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3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

The restaurant was out of several menu items, including pate and all their pizzas, which was disappointing. The prices were quite high for what we received. I will stick with happy hour at the bar in the future.

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3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Bully bar certainly okay if you’re in the neighborhood but nothing more. I had a blackened bronzino sandwich that was piled high with pretty good garnish—-but once I dug down to attack the sandwich there was a rather meager 1/4 inch filet. Barely tasted the fish. Chips were excellent. Also VERY loud. Not merely loud. Very loud.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Great place to take people for dinner or lunch. It’s nice without being stuffy and has a great drink menu. The food is always good and they have a mix of meat, and seafood. Very knowledgeable and professional wait service.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Food was great, but service was only okay. It felt like the service was either overbearing (asking us to order within 30 seconds of sitting down and then coming back only a minute later) or nonexistent (we had to flag down another server to refill our waters after waiting with empty glasses for a while). Also, a manager came over and without asking took away plates we were still eating from.

We LOVE their sister restaurant Lincoln and were excited to try Teddy. The food was amazing and we would like to make another trip back...but I would hope the service is more even-keeled.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Really enjoyed the food but the main entree dishes were on the smaller side. We were smart to get a grain and share it. Loved the seating, very comfortable and they had padding underneath the table so you wouldn't hit your knees, very smart. It was a nice date spot but probably wouldn't go back, too many other restaurants to try.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

This was our third visit to Teddy and The Bully Bar and we love it! Staff is great, food is wonderful, the only issue we have is that the noise level is very high.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

The service is outstanding. Our waiter really went all out to ensure he fulfilled every request. I appreciate the team wait staff as well. The food was fantastic. I had the potato croquettes and the lobster risotto. Both were very good. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of lobster in the dish. I will be back specifically for the risotto again!

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3.0Dined on 30 May 2018

I was excited to go to this place based on a recommendation from my colleague. I was taking 2 new employees to lunch for their first day and wanted to try something different but had varying options. The food was good and the atmosphere was very nice. I was not pleased with the service though. Our waiter was a bit condescending and rude when my 2 employees were asking questions about the food choices and options. He was asking as if the restaurant was full but it wasn't. It was disappointing to not have the waiter come over at any point during the meal and we had to call for him to give the bill. Luckily other waiters came by with water and our food.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Excellent lunch location. Sandwiches Cubano and Tuna were excellent. Staff and service always spot on!

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Small tables make it hard to have shareable plate, but good to hear the rest of your party. Be aware of 2:45 last call!

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