Ted's Bulletin - Reston

4.5
282 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • 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.



What 282 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Early Valentine celebration with my nephews

Report
Helpful
KE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Birthday brunch

Report
Helpful
CC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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.

Report
Helpful
VS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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.

Report
Helpful
a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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

Report
Helpful
k
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
S
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a very good lunch and a great server!

Report
Helpful
E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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.

Report
Helpful
J
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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!

Report
Helpful
MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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.

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 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!

Report
Helpful
L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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.

Report
Helpful
BF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Was good and service was good.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
L
1 review
Dined on December 16, 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.

Report
Helpful
WE
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was divine.

Report
Helpful
SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Enjoyable brunch.

Report
Helpful
C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Had always heard about Ted's Bulletin and finally decided to give it a try. We ordered the peanut butter bacon burger (which is no longer on the menu but still available if you order it) and the chicken 'n' biscuits. The food was mediocre at best - really lacked flavor in our opinion. One of the biscuits was served to us burned. My husband really enjoyed the mumbo sauce, but that was the only redeeming quality.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was noisy but food was good

Report
Helpful
O
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was good no complaints.

Report
Helpful
AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good spot for meal with friends and families. Poptarts are a must!

Report
Helpful
BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We checked in and mentioned we had a reservation at 11...we waited until a table for 11 was available...45 minutes after the reservation time. reservation was for 4...gets a little loud at the reception desk.

Report
Helpful
DW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I heard the breakfast was great. First time was not a charm. Not awful but nothing to write home about. Meh.

Report
Helpful
OT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Not bad. But food was a bit dry, still pleasant but would be nice to see consistency

Report
Helpful
PS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ted's Bulletin is great breakfast place - the food was great!

Report
Helpful
AS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They drink wasn’t very potent but the food was delicious service great ambience nice I would definitely return

Report
Helpful
PW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Ted's Bulletin for the best business breakfast spot in Reston. The food options are great, the coffee was delicious. There is enough space to have a private conversation but the wait staff is attentive enough to meet our every need without being overbearing. There truly is no better breakfast spot in Reston to support a meeting over a meal.

Report
Helpful
t
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. Can’t wait to return to try other yummy things.

Report
Helpful
BM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Parking is a real problem. To someone who doesn't know how the pay system works it is very confusing and, quite frankly, unneccesary. Won't be going back to Reston Town Center.

Report
Helpful
VF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

My husband and I were a bit surprised by the service we experienced last Sunday for Brunch. We had a 12:30 res, and showed up on time, was not seated until 12:45? Then we practically had to wave our waitress down constantly. The food was cold and we thought it must have been sitting there ready (it was brought out by someone else) We've been to this restaurant in busier times, and the service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Sadly, This was NOT one of those occasions...

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
8