Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield

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$30 and under
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American

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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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went to this location for lunch and had a waiter named Pete who was phenomenal! Pete was friendly, attentive, and made our experience outstanding.

FJ
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I took friends to dinner at Ted's Bulletin Merrifield. Our waiter was new on the job, and she was eager but not yet very knowledgeable. I had the short rib pot roast, which was delicious. My wife had the steak Oscar, which was also good. However, she ordered it medium, and it came medium rare (barely). The cook did fix it, but it would have been nice for it to have been right the first time. Toward the end of our meal, a number of groups of (apparently) students whose dress indicated they were en route to a dance came in, and the noise level in the restaurant skyrocketed to the point that conversation was almost impossible. We're glad (truly) that they were having a good time, and this comment is just to indicate that the sound levels can be quite high in the restaurant. Overall, it was a good dinner.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just coffee and a delicious pop tart! Soooo good!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, Pete was very attentive, the children in the park were entertaining :-) .. the Pop tarts were amazing 3 to go!!!!!

Q
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was not prepared with the correct ingredients. The manager was very responsive - the wait staff appeared indifferent.

JF
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

While the portion size of the fries was very large, they were limp and barely room temperature.
At this weekday lunch there weren't many patrons so I didn't expect the fries to be sitting out for a while, which is probably what caused their limpness.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 22 September 2019

Hello Jason, please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss your visit.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was upbeat, on the ball, and witty. The food was excellent!! Great after work spot with friends and/or family. Will return!!

CD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wanted to enjoy brunch al fresco with milkshakes!! Service was slower but it was uncommonly busy on the patio due to nice weather! Will definitely come back!!

DD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend and family meal with great food and lots of laughter.
We took food home because the portions were so large.

WA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Free milk shake with entree put us over the top.

OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Pete was an excellent waiter!

a
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

One of the worst experiences in the area! Bad service and just decent food (though half our table got only barely warm plates) Terrible value. The ‘pop tarts’ were a total disappointment with almost no filling. Not coming back when there are so many great restaurants around.

F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Waiter was nice. Overall it was underwhelming

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Underwhelming. Won't go again. Fish and chips batter hah a weird grainy feel and couldn't finish.

GP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I would only recommend Ted's because of the food. Our food was delicious; can't say enough good about it! We would definitely return for the food and want to definitely try some of the the desserts next tune. The cakes and homemade 'pop tarts' made or mouths water but we were too full from dinner.

Our service was terrible. It took 10 minutes for our server to show up and the place was not busy. She did not speak clear English so we had a difficult time understanding her. Not just us, people at other tables were asking her to repeat herself. She was very scarce during our meal and we had to ask someone else for help.

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Disappointing. Did not like any of our 4 meals. New menu stinks. Hamburger cheese not melted. Grilled cheese make of what seemed to be 2 kraft singles. Pastrami thick and dry. Broccoli cold. Caesar salad just ok. Everyone was hungry when we left. Will not be going back.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 22 July 2019

Hello, we responded to your Yelp review as well. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The cinnamon sugar pop tart was the highlight! We got breakfast for lunch- pancakes, eggs, chicken sausage, hash browns. Food and service were fine. Just nothing super special for the price outside the pop tart. I do really like the home style comfy fare served at Teds and hadn’t been in a while. The experience was just average this time.

AG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice birthday dinner!

NZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Good
Value. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

SM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Took our young granddaughter to dinner before a play. Wanted a restaurant in the Mosaic District for its location and this one had a very nice looking kid’s menu as well as reasonable possibilities for the two adults. Our expectations were for a pleasant meal with good food. Unfortunately, that expectation was not met. Restaurant was very warm and almost to the point of true discomfort. Table had not been cleaned properly and one side was covered in a sticky substance that I assume was syrup. Even though the restaurant was largely empty it was awhile before any server could be asked to correct the situation. Granddaughter was generally pleaded with her pancake-especially the fruit face. However, the bacon was not at all crisp. The o their meals were two different versions on salmon. The Greek salad was basic and salmon cooked as asked. It was described by the diner as “ok” but not something to recommend or order again. The other was salmon paired with soba noodles. Salmon had very little flavor and a mushy texture. The noodles were very bland. Not a place we would recommend or visit again.

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hello, we apologize for the air conditioning. It is now fixed. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ted's didn't disappoint, but the air conditioning was broken while we were eating so it really took away from the Father's Day spirit. This wasn't addressed before/after we were seated so I asked the obvious question just to confirm. It would've been nice if something had been received on the house for eating in the intense heat (I say intense cause I'm pregnant and everything is intense in this state).

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not sure what to expect but think "upscale" diner. Breakfast all day
First off, the food was good, large servings for a good price.
Drinks were a good price, the shakes were how shakes should be - Ice Cream, Milk, Chocolate syrup - and you get the large glass and the mixing cup with the extra.
A nice place in the Mosaic - good food for families

k
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is average but the wait staff are very good. I had the Ted's Cobb Salad which the server insisted was so much better with fried chicken instead of grilled. It wasn't that great so if I order it again I will go with grilled chicken instead. My friend ordered the green eggs off the breakfast menu and was pleased that she could order breakfast items for lunch. Mosaic is a nice destination and Ted's is an average place with lots of dishes from which to choose.

LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

This location has really gone downhill. We used to eat here all the time, but they’ve changed a lot of the menu and while several of our old faves were gone we are always happy to try new things. The southern charcuterie board came with two biscuits that were rubbery hockey pucks. The pretzels and beer cheese were ok. My son liked his grilled cheese and soup but both adult entrees—salmon and the brick chicken—were devoid of taste and the chicken was downright rubbery and hard to cut. Tasted like it has been microwaved or...I don’t know, a microwave lean cuisine would have been better. The waiter was terrific and management comped the chicken and gave us two pop tarts to go to be nice, but despite that good service the food will keep us from coming back for awhile

Ted's Bulletin - Merrifield
Responded on 9 June 2019

Hello Laura, we appreciate your feedback about the food. Please contact us at jomidian@salisholdings dotcom to discuss.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday was great

ID
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great Steak Frites, French toast, and chips w/pimento cheese appetizer! The server was new so lacking a little bit but he was trying. Love this place!!

LS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch with a few friends to celebrate a birthday and the service and the food were notable. They even brought out a pop-tart with a candle and chocolate writing on the plate. The waiter was outstanding! Definitely would go back!

CW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well prepared food, an interesting menu and good service.

N
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
9 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.

JL
Washington DC
11 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.

B
Washington DC
6 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.

H
Washington DC
5 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.

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!

GG
Washington DC
18 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.

JM
Washington DC
30 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

OT
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Good pricing.

OT
Washington DC
4 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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