Ted's Bulletin - Reston

4.2
319 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • 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.



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West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect over easy egg!

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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HH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great value, especially for brunch! Really fast service and quick turnaround time for receiving our food after placing our order. Highly recommend!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Living very close to this restaurant, I was very excited to get it. Unfortunately, I was terribly underwhelmed. Service was good to start but declined as problems arose. Our appetizers were ok but uninspired and lackluster. One entree came out incorrectly and the other was cold. A place that serves breakfast all day should not be serving cold eggs, sausage and and grits. We were also brought still Rosé when we ordered sparking. The manager apologized and removed the cold entree from our check. The server never acknowledged nor apologized for the missteps. Definitely a few coaching opportunities here.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to our server Nick, who made our brunch all the more entertaining!

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MP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Generally I enjoy Ted’s and it is one of my favorites around town but this visit was a shambles. The food was good but the service outside was inefficient. The waitress took a long time to arrive and the time between return visits was too long. When our food arrived we didn’t have silverware and so it took time to receive that. And when we decided on dessert it took three tries to bring us menus. So they need a few more waiters for the outside tables to cover things. I’ll go back but I hope for more attentive service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The tables of 4 outside could use just a bit more separation.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Neat place in Reston, great food, wait staff was helpful and courteous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Prompt service and courteous staff.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great food, but loud and lots of large tables and so folks in smaller tables were squeezed in between these bigger parties so we ended up moving our table and sitting at bar. Otherwise, great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Let me start with the fact that this was not my first visit. The food was great as always but the service was the opposite. Had to wait for 30 mins to get a drink and then another 20 mins after that to place our order for food. The place was not packed so it does not explain the wait. Also we had to ask the waiter multiple times for our tarts before they arrived on our table cold. Was not the best experience I was looking forward to for a Mother's Day dinner.

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SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is awesome! Do yourself a favor and try it out!

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KK
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The server was either very bad or very new. Margarita arrived looking like soda water and tasted horrible. I took it to the bar myself because our server was nowhere to be found. Bartender looked at it like nothing was wrong with it, and then I saw him look up the ingredients for a margarita when he went to re-make it. Booth seats are ripped and shabby. Food was ok. This place used to be great. Not sure what's going on recently.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dewayne was a wonderful server and it was a special Mother’s Day kick off to the whole day!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Food portion comes much less than before. Add slices of avocado can cost you $2, but they only give you 1/4 of the avocado.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere!

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always friendly service and reliable quality food!

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AT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we've visited! We had a reservation for 6 at 11am on Saturday - table was ready within a few minutes - no issues. Service was fast and friendly. Food was excellent. Can't believe we've been missing this gem.

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Adelaide
43 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
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
13 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
12 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
20 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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