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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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Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There were 4 of us. Had to order the "balls" as they are very good and presentation is great. Also had a nice dinner salad and the duck. Duck was off the bone in a very complex sauce very good. We also had a couple of steaks and braised beef. For an "upscale"'restaurant I don't get the "create your own... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Food was creative and spot on. Wait staff were attentive with New Years fun personality. Modern atmosphere. Continues to be one of our favorite places.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wife and daughter went for cocktails and appetizers. Service was outstanding along with the food. Portions were just right and the atmosphere is classy. If you have the opportunity to stop in you won't be disappointed.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We talked about eating here for some time and finally made it with another couple on December 19th. Got there for an early reservation and took advantage of the valet parking. Went inside and were immediately greeted and brought to our table. However, our table was somewhat small and directly in the path from kitchen to the dining room. We... More 

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have come here for many dinners and events. I have noticed a lot of five star ratings from people, and although this place is one of the best in the area, I find it hard pressed to give it five stars. The flatbread pizzas are the best thing on the whole menu, and are the best pizzas you can... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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