Federal Taphouse and Kitchen

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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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother / daughter lunch. The service was friendly and excellent

JC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, nice vibe - creative menu . Taco tortilla a bit stale. Great wings. Good meatloaf.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great burgers!

LO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place to meet friends for apps/drinks. The APPY Hour menu was great! Service was a bit slow but other than that, it was good.

PO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, reasonable prices, food was great

BH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 3rd time there. Never a disappointment. From the great selection of beer to the delicious food, you can’t go wrong. And the waitstaff is always top notch.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I gave an Overall 3 Stars because of the noise factor. We were a table of 4, and our waitress, Hannah, was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drink menus. It was a fun environment until the 8:00 hour hit, perhaps? Definitely catering to a younger crowd, although a good mix of ages (45-65) were already seated, and still coming in. It was pop music, very loud, but NOT very good - unrecognizable for sure! Annoying to be exact, so the message was... time for you old folks to exit? I asked management to turn the music down just a hair, which he did, for 3 minutes. Maybe that's what you get there on a Saturday night, but way too early to crank the volume. Couldn't wait to get out, might have bought another drink! Service was excellent and the food was good, but there are other choices on the hill if you want to dine a little later.

T
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food casual atmosphere

CA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal Taphouse has the best buffalo chicken mac & cheese around!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

When seated, we waited about 10 minutes to have someone come over to our table. We ordered chips and salsa for an appetizer. We waited 25 minutes without our appetizer, all while other tables were being served their food. We were finally able to get the hostess’s attention as she was walking by our table, and asked if someone could check on our food. A different waitress walked by and informed us that the kitchen was cooking more chips and that they would be ready soon. Another 10 minutes of waiting, we got our appetizer and within another minute, our dinner was served. We would have appreciated our waitress to inform us why our very simple appetizer was taking 25 minutes, rather than her not coming over to our table once.

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great, especially the poutine and the mac and cheese with braised pork. Service was slow but there was a concert at the Dunkin Donut Center so everyone was trying to eat and leave at the same time. Would try again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu for food and drinks. The mango jalapeño wings were delicious! We ordered burgers and grilled cheeses, and they did not disappoint! They do not have a kids menu, but the waitress offered chicken tenders and fries for our boys and they loved them. The food took a long time, but the restaurant seemed to fill up all at once, so it made sense. Great value, 4 adults and 2kids, 3 apps, beers and meals for under $130, that’s unheard of for us!

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Bottomless mimosas were 100% juice - food was average pub food and service was not great.

b
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal with good beer!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit to Tap House, after having a great 1st experiance there almost a year ago. Our visit this time did not go as well.

My fiance's salmon was well done even though it was ordered rare. The waitress even commented on how overcooked it was, but considering we had been waiting over 30 min for our food he didnt want to send it back. The fried potatoes it was served with were soft and lacked flavor as did his vegetables. He ate half and left the rest. My short rib grilled cheese and ceaser salad was what I expected it to be.

We sat outside, which was a great addition to our experience, but our waitress, while very kind, was very very slow. Our drinks came out quickly, vodka soda and a glass of wine, but that was the last of great service. After placing our food order, no apps just salmon and grilled cheese, we waiting over 30 min. Waitress never came back to check on our drink situation. When our food finally came, she never came back to check in and/or make sure all was well. She only reappeared to take our plates. We asked for the check. 15 minutes later she came back with it and was gone before we could hand her our card. We waited another 10 min for her to come back, before I asked a hostess to take the bill and tab us out. We probably would have ordered another round of drinks and likely would have shared a dessert had she asked us or was at our table long enough for us to ask.

We may give this place another shot, because our first time there was so great.

EL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, beer selection was ok. I would have liked to see better variety of IPAs . It was pretty good but there was also a festival going on so it was expected to be louder

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went the day of the federal hill celebration. Reservation was prompt, no waiting at all.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We stopped in for lunch while visiting Providence. It was a typical pub type atmosphere and menu. Food was served on aluminum baking trays with parchment paper, which was unique. I ordered a cocktail, which I didn’t feel was mixed that well, but my hamburger and fries were very nice. Service was attentive and our waitress was friendly.

AP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to the Federal for my batchelorette dinner and everything was great, food and drinks were delicious!!!

CP
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great stop after graduation Wednesday night. Burgers were fantastic, truffle fries did not disappoint, Federal grilled cheese was superb, drinks were great, the waitress was fun and fast, and valet parking was perfect. Great spot to go.

T
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Staff was very nice. Drinks on pricey side

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was blah, appetizers were good. Fajitas lacked flavor and rice tasted and smelled awful. Burgers & Fries were very good. Waitress was attentive. She lacked personality.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food took forever (over an hour) and was so greasy I barely ate it. A big disappointment. I wouldn’t recommend this place at all.

SB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always great, excellent comfort food and drinks are well made. I highly recommend this place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great. The server rushed us, forgot to tell us the specials, took our plates before asking and one while someone was still eating. Food was meh. More bread on the braised beef grilled cheese then cheese or beef. Another entree had cold fries. The calamari appetizer and cobb salad were the only decent items.

GC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

perfectly good pub style food, good beer selection. pretty cramped seating, but downtown so not unexpected.

T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and cool vibe. We are from out of town doing a college visit and found this place on open table, we asked an employee at the hotel how this place was he gave it a great review and we were sold. Glad our experience was in line with his review! Dawn D our server was awesome, we had time to enjoy our meal and drinks, no rush one of our appetizers was slow to the table which honestly we didn’t notice the manager delivered and took of our bill so unnecessary but shows that they want to take care of their patrons. We got the wrong wing order, our daughter was totally fine with but they still gave us the ones she ordered. We don’t experience this kind of service much so we always make sure that when it happens it’s acknowledge so thank you for caring about your patrons.

CT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good. It was raining so I wish I had known there was valet parking. Good meal but took a while to order the food.

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner for two colleagues. Loved our table - round, in a corner which facilitated easier conversation. Food was delicious, but especially the fried pickles which were only lightly breaded (perfection). Also loved the art on the wall.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

A large party was seated next to us and they spilled beer on us and continually kept my wheelchair. In my reservation, I requested to be near the wheelchair accessible bathroom and not only was I far way, but because of the large party and where they were situated I could not access the bathroom at all I had to go to the restaurant next-door to use the facilities. It was quite embarrassing as we recommended the restaurant to the other couple with us.

CH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal Taphouse was very good. We got there 15 minutes before our reservation and they seated us right away. The food was fantastic. The waitress was great. I would definitely go back there.

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a great location and had good food. We will be back and recommend to others.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my fiancé out for his birthday along with my parents. The food was great, local craft beer selection was good and overall ambience was enjoyable. Free valet parking was a plus. Will definitely be back

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Pub with great food. Wasn’t expecting food to be that good

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service sucks. Food is good.

JM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is excellent. Our waiter was friendly and engaging. We arrived at our reservation time and despite the place being nearly empty we were sat literally on top of the other diners already there and smack dab in front of the door where it was freezing. While we all get the ‘sections’ and seating rotation of servers, it really sucks when you want a nice night out and your piled on top of others for no reason - it’s uncomfortable

RV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good comfort food great service good drinks nice atmosphere

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sydney was awesome! She paid just enough attention and made sure we were taken care of. The grilled cheese and tomato soup were great too. This was our first time and we will definitely be back!

RG
New England
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoy visiting the Federal Tap House,

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