Federal Taphouse and Kitchen

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696 reviews
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Federal Taphouse & Kitchen, With a creatively constructed menu and Over 75 Craft Beers in cans and bottles and over 20 on Draft, The Federal Taphouse & Kitchen has become an Urban Comfort Food "A must go to dining spot", Located on Historic Federal Hill, Its casual atmosphere invites you to come in and enjoy a Hand Crafted Cocktail, glass of Wine or one of our Locally sourced Craft Beers, while feasting on small plate appetizers, Flatbreads, Wings, Tacos and so much more. Enjoy the company, watch a sporting event try a beer you've never heard of before. We are not just a bar we are a Neighborhood Pub, serving great food, cold beer and fast and efficient service
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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was excellent!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Johanna is the best!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was a great waiter! Food was great! Will go back

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CR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for New Years Eve. It was the only place on Federal Hill that still had an open reservation for the time that we wanted. None of us had ever been here before, probably due to the name as we like wine a lot more than beer. Anyway, they had my favorite Malbec wine and the martinis were very tasty. The food was excellent and prices were on the low side for Federal Hill which was an added bonus. All 6 of us walked out of here pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. A little cold near the fro t door but enjoyed our meal

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at FTH! I really enjoy the vibe, food and great service. The wings are super good!!! I also really like the burgers. I would just suggest maybe more selection of choices for bread for the burger. The roll is a bit overwhelming for me..However, I just went naked with it and enjoy very much!!!

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! Drinks are always good. Fried pickles and nachos were perfect, tacos were ok. Taco Tuesday was on the menu and the steak was great the others were edible but nothing to recommend.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time Xmas make your own stocking brunch.

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AH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Indifferent food, indifferent service and a generic sports bar vibe

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! Went with my family before dance recital for brunch. Service was excellent. Had the bottomless mimosas and French toast. Best French toast I ever had!!!

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WD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All apps and entrees ordered were very good. Our patient waiter gladly relocated us further from the entry to escape the cold air from the busy entry door. Service was very good. Nice casual atmosphere and very reasonable pricing.

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Such good food for a reasonable price.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

If your in your 20’s I can see it being a cool bar. 30’s-40’s not so much. Food was gross.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back!! The whole family LOVED it!

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Drove in from Springfield Massachusetts area. Went to dinner there before heading to the pumpkin spectacular at Roger Williams zoo. We went with another couple. Wait staff was awesome. Great food and beer. Just all around awesome place. Definitely will hit this place up again.

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CF
New England
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer list, superb service! The fajitas were tasty, the tomato soup a bit under-seasoned. Very small oysters on the buck-a-shuck, but they were nice and fresh. Very loud inside; glad we were seated in the window alcove which helped a bit with the sound level and gave us a great people-watching vantage point! We'll be back -- the beer list alone makes it worth the trip, especially if you've got a beer-lover in town for a visit!

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Decent sports bar. The food was a little uninspired, and the cocktails were overpriced, but their beer selection is decent and it’s a comfortable spot to catch a game.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lively, energetic pub. Great service. Better than pub food. Great music track.

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SM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If it's beer you're focused on, this is definitely a great place for you. The menu, however, is pretty limited and there are no specials so if you're a foodie with beer as the secondary draw, be warned. We had the hummus plate, which was standard but filling, and meatloaf, which was a-m-a-z-I-n-g. Great comfort food effect with mashed potatoes and green beans. Cheesecake dessert was also standard but good. Service was prompt and friendly.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our steak! The food was very filling and the drinks were delicious!

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

All the beers kept going off. They ran out of 4 beers we ordered.

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JO
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

All uncomfortable high top tables too close to the bar. Table right in middle of restaurant. The lights were right in my eyes and the music was too loud. Food was fair.

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VG
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place, complimentary valet. The menu on this site was different than what they actually had. Large food portions and delicious although there were some wirey inedible pieces in the poutine fries.

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RP
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I don’t understand what has happened to this once really great restaurant. The hostess was very nice as was the young man who brought the water and our waitress.
The floor was disgusting and sticky. They had a menu shortage. The food was not very good. The good items on the menu have disappeared. Lobster mac and cheese the Asian ribs etc. we have been coming there since it was prime and cannot believe how horrible it has become. So disappointed. Please clean the place up and go look back at some old menus .... put back some more appealing items.

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JK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed that the Open Table menu does not come close to matching the current menu offerings at the restaurant

Also “appy hour” is apparently non-existent (along with the NE chowder) even though OT states it goes to 630P

Food was average. Vibe decent, but I won’t return

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CC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed. The restaurant was nearly empty yet service took forever. We ordered happy hour apps (tacos and sliders), and they were cold and unappetizing. They tasted like frozen food not something fresh or well prepared. We got our check and left to eat dinner at another restaurant nearby.

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SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, and our waitress was great. The floors were really sticky as I've read on other reviews. I would go back.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant with good food, nice place hidden among the many restaurants in Federal Hill.

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r
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

we had a great waitress and staff. I thought the menu selection was ok to little limiting. I chose Chicken Milenese. I thought the chicken was tough and over cooked. the others in the party enjoyed their meals.

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CI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wish, as I do with most eateries, that it was cleaner, floor was sticky, tables were grimey.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wasn't exactly what I was expecting based on reviews. More of a bar ambiance with bar food. Great place to hangout with friends for a drink. I was looking for something a little more unique.

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D
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good and the brew selection was awesome. Nice time, we will be back next time we are in Providence.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place for beers and good food. Providence had a festival that night, so people watching was extra nice. Good spot. I will go back

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MF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recently moved to the US from the UK and had some great evenings in the Tap House.
Had brunch this time on our most recent visit, which was disappointing as we were chased out of the restaurant by the waitress complaining about the level of tip we left. The tip was more than appropriate for the service, we felt very pressured to add to the tip and didn’t feel this was right.
Needless to say we are disinclined to go back which is a shame as the atmosphere and the food have always made the visit really enjoyable.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here! We went for my dad’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it, there were six of us. We had a table right near the window, which was round for great conversation. Best fish and chips we’ve ever had along with great meatloaf, chicken and tacos! Will definitely be back!!

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MM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for Sunday brunch. Staff was very accommodating to our need for a quieter spot. Food was very good and portions were quite large. Another great Federal Hill restaurant.

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AG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to Federal Taphouse for my graduation dinner with my family, so it was a big group. The waiter was nice and timely with everything, and the food did not take forever to come out although there was a lot of us. The waiter also gave great drink recommendations and was super helpful.

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j
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good but low key comfort food.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good service was even better. Had the pulled pork grilled cheese. Went back just to get that.

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