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5303 Lankershim Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 91601-3114
(818) 980-2555
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Burbank, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great first date here. The bartenders are friendly and pour good drinks. I've eaten here several times and the food is good and different. It is a loud place so not the best for a meeting.

Thank Michael H
Tallmadge, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We went to the Federal on Sunday, for breakfast and the endless mimosas. Everything was good, but I think that the food portions were a little small. The place has a very cool vibe. We would go back.

Thank Tracy H
San Diego, California
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444 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We liked the Federal Bar so much that we actually ended up eating here both nights of our weekend excursion to LA. All the food we tried was great. At the time they had a create your own poutine deal that my wife really enjoyed. The place was near packed on the 2 weeknights we were there so I can't... More 

Thank TheSpeis
Des Moines, Iowa
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107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Went to this establishment twice. The first time was a disaster as our server was not attentive. In fact, we ordered another round and it sat on the bar for 10 minutes until we asked about it and she said it was not up yet. She then went and picked it up. This went on all night. However, every place... More 

Thank Dave4242
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The food was quite good (except that the Veggie Burger missed the Aioli), but the Cider was flat and we were not happy with the service. However, when I paid with credit card, the restaurant added two dollars on top of the tip—not that much and might have been a mistake, but definitely a reason to avoid this place in... More 

Thank Marco R
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food and drinks are very good and the price point, not bad at all! I like that, there was a live band on Tuesday night when I was there. The atmosphere is very pleasing, friendly staff, great food. The location is good because it is just off of the 170 fwy so easy to get to the Valley or... More 

Thank Margaret D
Montreal, Canada
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Unfortunately, I cannot compare this bar to any other bar in LA, since we were pretty much zooming through LA (yes, it's a sin, I know) on our most recent road trip. The only reason we stopped there was because of the local recommendation. It definitely did not disappoint. As a group of four, we have ordered a bunch of... More 

Thank Øle P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Perfect atmosphere for happy hour or after party. Shout out to Xanthia and Judson. They were amazing bartenders on a very busy evening and very fun. They both made us feel special as newcomers to the area which is the key ingrediant for an awesome time.

Thank Terry A
New York City, New York
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224 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went here for lunch had the turkery burger; boy was it filling and very tasty, loved the fries. We had ice tea which was very good.

Thank amasnyc
Los Angeles, California
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place has great atmosphere with a large selection of craft beers on tap, but very slow in getting your drink. Been there several times and you really have to wait a long time to get your drink order. Only one bartender during happy hour and maybe all the time. Can't under stand why you would have to wait sooooo... More 

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 91601-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (818) 980-2555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?