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The Federal Restaurant & Bar

135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Agawam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Built by Samuel Converse in 1862, the impressive Greek revival structure at 135 cooper street in Agawam, Massachusetts became home to the Federal Hill Club in 1936. Under the management of its owners, the Moretti family, that establishment remained a premiere restaurant for over fifty years.The Federal’s current owners Michael Presnal and Ralph Santaniello easily integrate the white linen elegance of that bygone era with a fresh and innovative “new American” cuisine that is perfectly prepared and impeccably served. Strong Italian and French influences inspire the contemporary culinary style of chef Presnal in dishes such as his red beet risotto, burnt tangerine glazed cod, and white-chocolate panna cotta.The Federal is dressed up as a special occasion restaurant, but is sociable and affordable enough for every occasion. The restaurant enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from New York to Boston.
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Hartford, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I had never been here before and was taken for a business dinner. We had a drink in the bar before heading for dinner. The bar had a very warm feel to it. The dinner menu had a good variety, but I went with a special of the night and it was awesome. The service was great as well.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place for good food and good company. It's a very high class place . The appetizer and dinner entrees are great . Love going here.

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Southwick Ma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have eaten on some pretty special restaurants all over the world. But my experiance at the Federal on Saturday night November 8th was special. We had 7:15 reservations and arrived a little early. The place was quite busy. To be honest I did not expect to be treated as well as we were. We did visit the bar ordered... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I went to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Excellent meal and super attentive wait staff! We enjoyed the complimentary risotto balls with our appeatizer and will plan on ordering a bucket the next time we go. My wife had a petite fillet served on a cheese and wild mushroom filled crepe that was one of the best... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We found this restaurant on yelp and it had high reviews. It is a comfortably romantic restaThe prices were a little high but if the food is excellent I do not mind. Everything we had from drinks to dessert was spot on. We will be going back. Highly recommend!

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our reservation was for opening time, five o'clock on a Friday, two weeks ago. We started off with drinks and enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller and their famous Bucket of Balls. It was a nice touch having little tastes sent to our table compliments of the chef. The warm bread and dipping oil were wonderful. The oysters were some of the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have had dinner at the Federal numerous times over the years. We had not been in probably a year or so, and visited last night with friends. While the meal was not bad, it certainly did not warrant either the price or a high review. For starters, the music was too loud, and then when the wine was poured,... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Federal is a very ornate, high end type of restaurant that as a very good menu, but can be expensive if tou are not careful. The service seems a little stuffy if your dressed in a somewhat casual attire. The food was very good & is a nice place to go if your in town for a visit.

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Longmeadow MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Federal is our #1 go-to restaurant for special occasions or whenever we want to really treat ourselves. The food is always excellent with unique ingredients that work well together while retaining a great complexity of individual flavors. Service is always very good and we are never disappointed. Congratulations to Michael and Christina for maintaining excellence for so many years.... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We've dined at The Federal on more than one occasion, and have never been disappointed. The service is great, the atmosphere is lively, and the filet mignon is by far the best I've ever eaten. Following dinner, the desserts are amazing also. And, to top off the night, you can bring home special treats for your dog, child, or babysitter!... More 

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Additional Information about The Federal Restaurant & Bar

Address: 135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150
Phone Number: 413-789-1267
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Agawam
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30

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