The Federal Restaurant & Bar
Just as I rememberedI was visiting Agawam. I had not been there in years since it was the Federal Hill Club. I would go there with my Father for a special dinner. It was time to return, I had a wonderful time & food was excellant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my top ten restaurants.We've been dining at The Federal since it opened and it is our first choice for special occasions or a cozy dinner for two. The food is outstanding and the staff is wonderful. The "bucket of balls" is a must, but so is the entire menu!
Valet parking has made it inconvenient for self-parkers, frequently having to park in the back lot or on the street.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNew England CharmThe Federal is understated, as a colonial pub and restaurant should be. The beautiful moldings and paneling and traditional colonial colors warp you back to colonial times. The food however is American American American all the way...a fusion of modern with traditional. The food is well prepared, presented and spiced. This was the best Mother's Day brunch I ever hosted. The flowers I ordered were the centerpiece...I did not have to worry if they arrived. My only negative criticism....the waiter, while professional and moderately prompt...lacked a bit of ooompf. It would have been nice if he were a bit more personable and he was missing from the table more than I like...however...I prefer that over a haunt. This meal will not be forgotten.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, superb!Nothing beats this place food quality food. Amazing food at reasonable prices.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience!Food prepared perfectly, attentive waitstaff, and they remembered to put a candle on the dessert. Very happy with everything.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a perfect night outAlways a perfect night out at The Federal. Outstanding service and food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed our meals.Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The plate presentations were very original and meals were prepared to order. We were surprised with a treat from the chef after our orders were taken. They brought out risotto balls for us to sample and these were excellent. We shared the crab cakes for starters, since they were small enough they did not to ruin our appetite. I chose to have two of the specials, the blood orange salad and the pork loin which were very, very good. My wife and guest started with the clam chowder which had a slight variation to the traditional and they found it very delicious and satisfying. My wife had the Chicken Bolognese which was very delicious, I had her leftovers for lunch the next day. Our guest tried the Bon Bon’s4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious as always,Food was delicious as always, but the portion size has gotten smaller for what you pay.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Has a veryVery good food. Has a very nice look and feel. Valet parking is available. Wife had the salmon which she loved, I got the Bon bons which was a butter squash ravioli dish. Mine was a little to sweet but still very good. Food fast and presentation was top notch. I will go back for sure.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI was visiting the local areaI was visiting the local area and looking for a fine dining establishment, which there are few, and a friend recommended the Federal for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised with my overall experience. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the Bar was energetic and the dining rooms were well appointed. The menu had a variety of items to choose from; very creative ingredient parings and all that were tasted were excellent. You must try their fried risotto balls …really good!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMust Try this Restaurant.Excellent restaurant with creative, tasty combinations of food. I had a dish with polenta, pulled pork, salmon, and crab cole slaw. Awesome, taste and textures of food. Also no problem with my wife eating gluten free. We highly recommend this restaurant. A little pricey but the portions are substantial.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThursday Happy HourMy girlfriend and I wanted to celebrate the purchase of our first home and what better place to do it than The Federal. We decided to sit at an open high-top table in the bar area because every Thursday starting at 5PM, they serve complimentary bite sized appetizers on spoons for an hour or so. It's a fun way to try a lot of different offerings and not get too full to enjoy a meal. We ordered a chicken meatball pizza, beet risotto with melted bacon, a poached pear salad to share, and a couple of drinks. Everything was fantastic as always! We love it there! The service is great and the atmosphere is great in the bar or dining room. We will definitely be back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch Fun To Munch !My wife and I enjoyed our experience on Easter during the brunch service there.
The food and service were the best we had in a long time .Highly recomended !3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Eastee Brunch. WeWent for Eastee Brunch. We found the menu to be inventive and very well executed. Will go back and try for a dinner at some point soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!Very fond of the owners Ralph and Asia. One of our very favorite places to dine. Never disappoint. Creative diverse menu with satisfying portions. Great ambiance for a couple or group. Well worth the 25 mile drive. Looking forward to visiting their West Hartford venue.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemWe travel ALOT, and take pride in finding the great places to eat in the Northeast, this place was amazing. The food was fantastic! Our waitress Ashley was very attentive and informative but not overbearing. The price was reasonable for what you get. We will return here, many times.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food combinationsFood is wonderful. Great combinations. Very nice inside.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was absolutely excellentOur food was absolutely excellent and reasonably priced. The ambiance and decor was very nice. However, our waiter, while a nice gentlemen, was not very attentive. We waited for drinks, waited for water (didn't come to refill water glasses until we were ready to leave) and he dropped our pizza onto our table when he went to take it to wrap it to go. Because we were a party of 6, the 18% tip was automatically added, and on a $285 bill he didn't deserve quite that much.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Federal is our favoriteThe Federal is our favorite place for dinner. You know it's that place you can go to and have an amazing meal along with fantastic service and many friendly faces. Stop in.....it will become your favorite spot too!!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first dining experienceOur first dining experience at the Federal (we had dined at the Federal Hill Club) was outstanding. A friend whom has dined in fine restaurants in over 30 countries rated the Federal as 1 of her top 3 restaurants in the world. In any restaurant, the true value comes down to the food and The Federal did not disappoint - the food was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive without being obvious and our waitress, Ashley, was knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant! AlwaysOur favorite restaurant! Always a fabulous experience!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHave never been disappointed!Have never been disappointed! Excellent, quality food! Pan seared scallops were amazing!!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dining experienceWe had a great dining experience with a very highly skilled staff. Everyone was so nice, an the food is very good and beautifully served. I can't wait to return :) Highly recommended.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! ItThe food was excellent! It was fresh, nice to look at and the flavors were outstanding. Our waitress Nicole was friendly, knowledgable and very attentive an excellent experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM