Ted's Bulletin - Reston

4.3
297 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
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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Adelaide
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super fast service. Food a good value. Upscale diner something for everyone. Vegetarian options. Good bloody mary.

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ZJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was fine, but only the el Diablo cocktail was great. Ordered the blooming mushroom (which was gluten free, yay!), red kale salad, and veggie risotto (which had only rice and mushrooms, but I love mushrooms and was happy). All were tasty enough but for this price point, presentation could have been better... a little parsley or lemon on the risotto, more neatly salad elements, etc. Also they were out of gluten free pasta that day, so maybe call ahead if that is critical for you.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Breakfast food wasn’t very good. Nice place overall.

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MK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our service was a bit off this time - I wanted some hot sauce with my meal, but never managed to catch a server's eye until they came to take the empty plates off our table. Our server never came over to see how our food was. Otherwise everything was great as usual.

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B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast, every time.

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Kevin our server was great!

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LI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for breakfast and it was good. The waiter was excellent. The food was good. The prices are rather high so we do not go there very often. Otherwise it's a great place to eat.

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k
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Anthony was great! Very personable and gave great recommendations on the food and dessert!!

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EF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Average menu, nothing special though I did not try the highly lauded Teds Tarts. Coffee was not good and the French toast was dry. My friend said her meal was flavorless. Price for the quality was on par. Not the worst thing I’ve ever had and I was in and out for less than $20.

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K
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful comfort food and as always, top quality. We were a party of ten and all of our meals were fantastic. Wish we saved room for the home made pop tarts!

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H
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Wonderful food and unique atmosphere. Everything came out quickly. Once our server brought the meal he did not check back at all, so we waited 15-20 minutes for water and the check after finishing. Not a big deal as we weren’t in a rush.. but notable. Another server who was very attentive and friendly came by with boxes and the check. Overall, not sure what happened toward the end there but the experience as a whole was pleasant!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, great service, and their pop-tarts are amazing! Beet salad with grilled chicken was delicious. Serving sizes are generous. A tad on the pricey side for a burger.

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J
Sydney / NSW
55 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always so much fun! Jenn is the best waiter ever! Cocktails are great especially The Big Ugly. Food never disappoints.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great first and last Valentine's dinner with the person I was with. Thank you Ted's.

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg, the manager on duty, was attentive and resposove to us and our need to switch out appetizer! And Ryan, our waiter, was excellent! Can’t wait to return!

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d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early Valentine celebration with my nephews

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KE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

During this visit, the restaurant was out of selections that we wanted to try out. The sides that we ordered was fair. The staffers were wonderful. The temperature in the restaurant was super cold. (Aside: We sat in the main dining room). Overall we enjoy our visit. Just have some mixed feelings on whether to return to this location.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday brunch

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CC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ted Bulletin is a go-to if you want great breakfast food at an non-breakfast hour.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My server (Samir) was WONDERFUL. Food was very tasty. Latte was delicious. Varied menu...lots of options, including breakfast all day! Upscale diner atmosphere. Fun place.

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VS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is really good. Service is above average. The killer is the noise level. Unless you are in the bar area it is really loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From the time you step into Ted's, your blood pressure, just goes down. The hostess greet you, cheerfully. The wait isn't long and the wait persons are pleasant, the food is above average, I love this place.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They weren't ready for our reservation when we arrived. We were seated 9 minutes after the reservation because they decided to sit the four groups that were waiting inside first. Kind of made the reservation useless in my opinion. The food was excellent as usual though.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Basically this restaurant needs to train the staff to be consistent.

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k
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

terrific cobb and greek salads, even served at breakfast time! Most accommodating and yummy

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a meal before or after a movie at the nearby cinema. Nice selection. Will return.

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S
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a very good lunch and a great server!

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service seemed oddly off. We went in really early at 9:00AM so they weren't very busy yet but it took forever to get a server and then our food. Food was good but service was annoying.

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J
Sydney / NSW
56 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service and a fun atmosphere! Our waiter Hale was spot on with his recommendations! Thanks!

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k
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Comfort food ( Think Meatloaf and Mashed) the homemade pop tarts and milkshakes are a big draw with the kids...Price was a bit high on some items but the portions were great! The real draw here is that everyone in my family can find something they enjoy...but if I were eating without them I would probably pick another place in RTC!

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MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the quality of food and service were excellent. This is a very good choice for traditional comfort food and a good value of the price.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my large birthday party and everything went very well! The food was great, the service was prompt, and everyone had a great time

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed our lunch at the Reston location. We had a reservation and still had to wait about 15 minutes because it was a full house. The wait staff was friendly and the food was tasty and well priced. The sugar cookie pop tart is to die for!

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Dwayne was awesome! The food came out fast and was tasty. The blueberry pancakes were light and fluffy; absolutely delicious! I am still thinking about the wonderful peppermint milkshake; I ordered it with almond milk to ease my guilt. Great experience overall.

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BF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

After making a reservation on Open Table a week in advance, when we arrived at Ted's Bulliten we were told that making a reservation does not make any allowances for a reserved table or priority seating, and we would have to wait for a table like any other walk-in diner. I do not understand why they take "reservations" on Open Table but do not honor them.. Please explain. Thank you.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Was good and service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was okay. Nothing great. A bit pricey. The food came out fast though, which was very nice.

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L
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ted's is just a great restaurant. Great food, service is excellent, everyone is friendly. We enjoy the ambiance and so convenient to make a reservation on line.

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WE
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good broad menu, kitchen great with special requests. Very crowded almost any time, servers always trying to turn tables faster.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

It was divine.

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