New Year Brunch at Teddy & the Bully Bar

I attended brunch yesterday at Teddy and the Bully Bar, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. My cousin invited her closest friends and family to join her for brunch to celebrate the New Year.  She actually gave us three restaurant options and Teddy and the Bully Bar was the winner!  I was very excited to visit the restaurant with the strange name.  It turns out that the restaurant is as unique as its name.  It pays homage to President Theodore E. Roosevelt, which is noted on its website:

Paying tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, one of history’s most beloved Presidents, Teddy and the Bully Bar captures the essence of the 26th President — noted for his exuberant personality and range of interests as well as his “cowboy” persona and robust masculinity.

The restaurant is located in a residential/business area in the heart of downtown D.C. and does in fact have a unique esthetic.  The outside of the restaurant didn’t at all give away what the inside looked like.  It had a very nice eclectic decor, with several dining areas.

The Food.  The Sunday brunch features “a shared experience” with unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $40.  With the “shared experience” there are 17 menu items that are considered small plates and typically you are able to experience each entree. They bring them out in combinations of three or four, beginning at the top of the menu, or if you have an entree preference you are able to place individual orders.  The “shared experience” also includes an omelette bar and a waffle bar.  You are also able to order from the small plate menu which is individually priced or just eat from the omelette and waffle bars for $24.

The Guests.  There were 20+ brunch patrons, some of whom knew each other.   It was a friendly and outgoing group, which made it a fun social experience!

Thank you J.T. for a great dining experience, I thoroughly enjoyed the company and the food! The ONLY downside was parking!  Because it is located in a residential area, parking was at a premium. Outside of that, I would highly recommend Teddy and the Bully Bar!

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