Teddy and The Bully Bar opened on June 24 in Washington D.C. The restaurants’ concept is playing tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, one of history’s more popular presidents. The idea for the restaurant was born after the success of their sister restaurant, Lincoln.
The environment of the restaurant hopes to capture the essence of the president and provide some history. Across from the street is where Roosevelt once lived during his tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
The executive chef of the new spot is Michael Hartzer, and he plans to focus on a seasonal menu using local and quality ingredients. The style of the menu is shared plates. The menu will reflect Roosevelt’s love for simple foods, but the chef plans to serve traditional dishes in an upscale manner.
Roosevelt believed that “a biscuit should be served with every meal,” so there will be a bakery in the main dining rom. The menu will also feature game meat like bison and venison and a raw bar. Roosevelt’s favorite dish, fried chicken in white gravy, will be on the menu as well.
Accompanying the menu will be a cocktail program that reflects the era of Roosevelt. Mixologist John Hogon will create the program and plans to have the official cocktail of D.C., “The Rickey,” on tap.