Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield

4.2
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Brunch
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.
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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

You guys took off the sloppy Joe that was the number one seller there for a lot of people are very upset about it bring it back

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hello Nick, the Sloppy Joe will be back on the menu in two weeks.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for breakfast meeting - street parking is very easy that time of morning. Love that a carafe of coffee is left at the table so you don't have to chase anyone down.

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JL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The owners have changed and thus the menu also changed. It was really disappointing, the French onion soup had little to no flavor, the chili has become chunks of meat with watered down tomatoes. The gnocchi had a cream sauce that also had no flavor. The manager offered a new meal but at that point I was full. I said how about some pop tarts instead. He brought one. One pop tart does not make up for $15 of poor quality food, x3 people dining. I will not be back anytime soon unless it is for breakfast.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

My friends had the impossible burger and I had the American burger. Both were great. Are outside so noise level not an issue. Service was not great. Waiter was also bartender so service was slow.

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good all around food for anytime of the day. Service was prompt and attentive.

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VK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was meh...three of us had fish and chips and the chips were cold, had been sitting before the fish got on the plate. Oreo milkshake didn't taste of Oreo and had no flavor. Should have sent the food back but we didn't have time to wait. Fourth persons burger was ok.....service was spotty. All in all not the best experience.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 12 May 2019

Hello Vicki, we appreciate your feedback about the fish & chips, Oreo Milkshake, and burger. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom when you have moment.

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Ted's is hit or miss with some things. The food was okay, nothing to rave about. The tarts were more bread than filling, which is not always the case.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 12 May 2019

Hello, we appreciate your feedback about the Tarts. It would be helpful to learn which food items you ordered. Please reach out to us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom when you have a moment.

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BR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience all around at Ted's. The manager heard it was out first time, so he brought us complimentary house chips with melted cheese. I also got a complimentary Ted Tart because it was my birthday (I got the S'mores there and the Strawberry to take home, both were outstanding!) I had the thick cut French toast with was very good and everyone else got the tomato soup and grilled cheese/deluxe grilled cheese. No one at the table had any complaints and everything I tried tasted great. We also got the deviled eggs and pretzel bites as appetizers. Of course, to end the night we had to get milkshakes. We got the S'mores, Strawberry and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. All of them were delicious. Our server, Nicholas, could not have been nicer. He was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations and was checking on us often. I would definitely recommend Ted's and I will definitely be back!

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GG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stopped here before going to a movie at Angelika. It was easy to park in the Target garage and just walk across the street. Ted's serves up mostly comfort food, burgers and fries, milkshakes etc. but my husband also had a wonderfully unexpectedly good pasta dish.

Our waiter was skilled and attentive and we received our food quickly. We will come back.

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JM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, my party was a bit late in arriving but the waiter was very attentive — always filled the ice tea, we were there for a long time but never felt rushed. The menu has many options, something for everyone

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. Good pricing.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of 3 sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful day. Had a canned cider @ $5.00- pretty pricey for lunch 😜Ordered the charcuterie plate- ham was awesome, biscuits were awesome, pickle was weak- let’s cut up a whole pickle next time !!!! The pimento cheese was just glopped onto the board- kinda gross presentation - should have been in a little dish but taste was great. The Cobb salad was awesome except for diced tomato. The s’more pop tart was sooooo dry but they replaced it with a fresh one !!! Thank you Ted’s Bulletin- would definitely return again

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a reservation for 10 (4 adults and 6 kids under 7) on a Saturday evening at 530. We were quickly seated, had great service and the food was delicious! Totally recommend for families!

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CR
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I met a friend visiting from out of town. She ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup and a glass of wine. I order the gnocchi and an adult milkshake. The only thing we can recommend is the adult milkshake.

My gnocchi was gummy and like a salt lick. I sent it back to be remade with less salt, but it came back almost as salty. Guessing it's either the potatoes or the Parmesan. By this point, my friend was almost done with her meal so I gave up and forced the pasta down.

I spent $34 for a milkshake and inedible food, and my friend $29 for basically soup and sandwich. What a rip off. Does the "chef" actually taste the food? Will not return. Sorry I didn't go to one of the other restaurants in the Mosaic District.

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RF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are in the process of moving from Falls Church to Florida and we are staying at he Hyatt House in Merrifield. We have tried all the local restaurants, Matchbox, Fine Foods, etc, but we saved Ted's Bulletin for last because we knew we would need some serious comfort food. We were not disappointed. The chili, the pot roast and the caesar salad were perfect, service excellent. What a special treat. We also met some interesting people sitting near us. All I can say is that--in many ways--Ted's Bulletin was exactly what we needed when we needed a cozy friendly and happy place. Don't miss it. It is a "one of a kind".

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The asian salmon salad sounds good but it's quite weak actually. It seems no thought was put into it. Just dumped some lettuce on a plate with salmon and some corn. The dressing was good but this salad has nowhere to go but up or off the menu.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 16 April 2019

Hello, we appreciate your feedback about the salad. If you have a moment, it would be great to discuss your visit. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The experience was great. My girlfriend didn’t get her side salad but we totally forgot until afterwards anyway. I think if they dim the lights the atmosphere will improve drastically for dinner.

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TL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The cocktails were delicious. My gnocchi entree was gummy, tasteless, and inedible. Other entrees were more successful. Service was very good.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such yummy food !

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I had an Opentable reservation for a birthday dinner for 4 people, yet still waited about 45 mins to get seated. 15 mins after we arrived we were told they’re just waiting to clean up a table, so I thought it’s just a few more minutes of cleanup . After 10 more minutes we asked again and we were told that we can go to the bar inside because they serve the full menu. Not a good option to offer a family wanting to celebrate a birthday, isn’t it?
After a few minutes I called for the manager and told her they should have told us no seats and we could have already gotten seats at Matchbox next door even as walk-in. We were also told that they were not expecting customers to linger longer than normal. Blaming customers does not work as an excuse. After we finally got seated, the appetizer and dessert on the house were appreciated however just didn’t help much on an already frustrating evening. What this showed me was the staff and manager were not looking ahead at reservations, let alone the occasion for the reservations. We were at the same restaurant last month and so we thought of coming back for my son’s birthday. It was a bad idea after all that I had to apologize to my son, thankfully he was really patient.
Holly, our server, was very pleasant so she at least gave us her best to give us a good experience.

The management ahould revisit their quality of service, since there are far better restaurants next door and nearby with better service and food.

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SF
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time at this location but the experience was as enjoyable as my prior visit to the 14th Street location. The service was good and the food inventive and tasty. The signature pop tarts really are a treat.

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SD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I prefer to have my food served warmer. The food was good but barely warm and almost cold. The restaurant was not busy. Just a few patrons.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great team table waiting! Super fast service. Highly recommend the pretzel balls and cheese sauce.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I got the classic - deluxe grilled cheese and tomato soup - and had such a delightful time with some friends as we enjoyed yummy, generous portions and the old-time charm of the decor (the TV playing Andy Griffith reruns was a great touch!).

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CP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I remember when this was the hot place to go for awhile. Boy how times have changed. Friendly but completely inept server and food that had no taste whatsoever. My kid's milkshake was good, but the rest was marginal at best.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 31 March 2019

Hello Chris, please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss the items you ordered.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gear for kids anytime of the day!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday was fantastic!

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NZ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was truly outstanding. The food was excellent. The prices were reasonable. We are definitely coming back!

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall a very nice restaurant. The food was quite good, but the portions were huge. The service was all very good and all the wait staff very helpful and friendly.

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a large party and from the front entrance to the attentive server, all the service was excellent! On a busy weekend night, this is hard to find. Then the food was excellent and served quickly. Great experience! Thanks Ted's 👍

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D
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

This place was difficult to get to; parked in parking garage blocks away. Overpriced, lack luster food for the money.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 17 March 2019

Hello Dave, we appreciate your feedback. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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VE
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had reservations on a Saturday evening. The place was busy but we were seated on time. The service was excellent. The food was cooked to our liking. However, I think what we had was a little overpriced. I will recommend to friends and we will go back in the future.

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was mediocre which is a change from the last times I cam here.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dinner for 15 girls; service was excellent...it just took us about 25 minutes to be seated.
Granted, the girls talked the entire time, but it was a bit of a wait to get started with the food.
Waitress was EXCELLENT.

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OT
Washington DC
166 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Came for breakfast with a friend - she'd not been to breakfast before here! Service was very friendly and pleasant and food was delicious as always - including the gigantic capuccino! looking forward to a return breakfast soon.

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SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I love Ted's Bulletin. The breakfast is delicious and I generally meet friends or family there every weekend. The restaurant is a great place to get together with a group and catch up. The team at Ted's really make the experience. They are fantastic.

On my last visit, I branched out and tried a few new dinner options and was a bit disappointed. I tried the fried cauliflower and steak and fries. Everything was just ok and a little on the bland side. I love Ted's breakfast and sandwiches and was a bit disappointed with the meal in comparison.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything and everyone was amazing! My new favorite Ted’s.

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IZ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We love Ted's and took a friend here for the first time for his birthday. In my reservation note, I noted that but nothing was done to celebrate his birthday no candle etc.

The onion soup was very salty and the fish sandwich not up to the normal Ted's Standard. everything else was very good.

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T
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Mexican Street Salad seemed small. Service was pretty slow, especially considering the restaurant was not crowded at all.

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b
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meatloaf was wonderful!

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