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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Brunch
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch menu! Great drinks as well! Bottolmess mimosas or bloody marys are available for abour $15 if you order from the brunch menu. Reservations are amust unless you are willing to wait for an open seat at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding!

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johns
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic and in Historic Federal Hill , RI you can’t beat it.

BJ
BrentJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Quality beer list. Great service. Chicken Parm egg rolls were very good. Pulled pork grilled cheese was OK for the money I wouldn't recommend it. Fries were good. My only major downside was the amount of sodium in the food. I was craving gallons of water all night.

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MECRN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out to see Nick Casey perform and he was fantastic!

CM
vipCarmenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bottomless mimosas are a joke; food is Ok as well as service, considering it was packed. I would go back if the live music is available

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vipAleishianichole
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My experience was very mid. Nothing special. Not bad but not great either. Our apps were ok. I ordered a burger w Mayo and subbed the fries for a side salad. The burger came w no mayo and fries. No huge deal but I had to wait for her to come back with the missing elements and my burger was already warm-ish when it arrived. I left a lot on the plate. There was a fun vibe but I wouldn’t go back for a meal. Just a drink & maybe the buffalo chicken dip.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here quite a few times. Always very good and service is super.

KM
KatieM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Federal Taphouse and Kitchen with a group of 6. We made a reservation and were seated shortly after arriving. Service was excellent. Our food and drinks were excellent. The only reason that I only gave it 4 stars is because the restrooms were not of the same quality as the restaurant. I would definitely recommend and also return for another night out!

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michaelr
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was amazing. She went out of her way to accommodate us. I'm a disabled veteran and they were expecting a huge crowd, but she took the time to get us seated and turned some heat for my wife. The service was great and prompt. The margaritas were outstanding. The steak tips were tender and delicious. The first time we were there and they made quite the impression. I would highly recommend it.

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CherylL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good bloody’s! Great fried pickles & eggs cooked perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 6 (plus a friend) had a late lunch/early dinner at Federal Taphouse on a Saturday - our first visit, based on a recommendation. We had a great experience! We tend to go overboard on appetizers and these did not disappoint- the chicken Parmesan egg rolls, potstickers, fried pickles and Asian fried cauliflower bites were all fantastic, and our main meals were all good as well. The waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive, nice ambiance, and even the piped in music was enjoyable. Will definitely go back (2 of our kids go to college locally).

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SuzieC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were looking for a steakhouse as Capital Grille was completely full due to sports. Looking up Federal Taphouse - it was listed as a steakhouse. What this place actually is, is a bar with tavern food. We were okay with the live music but the only ‘steak’ were steak tips that you could get with a salad or side. NOT a steak house. On any level. We should have done a little more research, shame on us. This is a bar, not a restaurant. Valet doesn’t elevate an establishment to fine dining, even in Federal Hill. So the stars are irrelevant as we didn’t stay and eat. The bartender was lovely and non intrusive, she would have been fun if we had been offered a steak house menu.

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Mapen9
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow is my only complaint really

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My second experience at Federal Taphouse was not as good as my first. On my first visit, the food and the service were both amazing. We had the poutine fries, avocado toast, and the steak and eggs. They were all marvelous.

However, our second visit was not as great. We got the Portuguese French toast special and steak and eggs again. We got homefries that were actually cold. Like not room temperature, cold like they had been in the fridge. We asked the waitress for new homefries and they came out warmer than before but it was still clear that they were from the day before because of the texture/consistency and temperature. The eggs were also not cooked properly, I asked for over medium, but they were definitely overcooked. Everything else was pretty good for the most part.

Overall, I still plan to go back but I was definitely disappointed with the significant quality difference between my visits. Maybe they were just having an off-day.

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Lisae
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for New Years Day, evening, but it was not busy and only about half full. Free Valet was great since it is mostly paid meter parking on Federal Hill. We had a grilled cheese with balsamic onions, it was delicious! Also, we tried poutine fries with short rib gravy, also wonderful. The tomato soup was a bit too rich or acidic, and neither of us finished ours. It was a bit pricey at $60 for the two of us, but overall a very good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was excellent! Especially since it was the busiest night of the year!!

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vipkazookie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. We had exceptional service on NYE even though it was super crowded!

MJ
MiliaJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not very much menu options. Also some items that I ordered lacked seasoning. The margaritas were amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, incredible service and the bottomless mimosa brunch is a spectacular deal. We will keep coming back here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The place was very slow; I'm assuming lunch isn't their specialty. My cousins and siblings hot together for a holiday lunch. The service began very well and the appetizers were great. The entrees took over 30 minutes and they were lackluster. Burgers we cool, tacos had now sauce and were bland. Overall it was dissatisfying however on the bright side we still had a good time visiting with our family.

KS
vipKatieS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group, with lots of different "needs" and our waiter was helpful, attentive and made the evening go smoothly. Really great service and delicious food! Thanks for a memorable night!

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Kim8186
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My husbands birthday

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fedgovemployee
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good bar in a nice townz

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vipFourmalts
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional! I wish I could remember her name. Super knowledgeable, helpful, happy, and accommodating!

BG
BethG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pub, quality service, Great Happy hour prices and right on the bus line so can't beat it!

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vip711dine
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cool place and great service. The food is decent

MS
MarkS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Need to add some more chicken and seafood meals. Need some more entree type meals added to the menu. Menu is a little limited.

SB
ShanikaBoadu
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at the Federal Taphouse Brunch! The mimosa special is amazing and the food was delicious. The only feedback I have is that my fries were cold (I still ate them) and they forgot our friend’s surprise birthday dessert before bringing out the check (so we didn’t bother with it). Overall, a good experience and I’ll definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service! Lots of TVs for games!

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buddy
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was horrible, it seemed like staff was unsure who was supposed to be waiting on the guest. Food took forever to get to the table. Prices of beer on the menu on the table were cheaper than what we were actually charged for. Be careful. I would not go back for overpriced beer and food with lousy service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hit FTK during a festival on Federal Hill so the crowd and experience was most likely different then an average Sunday. Food was good quality and so was service. Got stuck in the back which was ok because we wanted to be sat quickly but recommend sitting up front as there was no natural light out back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother / daughter lunch. The service was friendly and excellent

JC
vipJeffreyC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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Debra
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great burgers!

LO
vipLOVETOEATLOCAL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
PeteO123
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, reasonable prices, food was great

BH
BrianH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
ChrisB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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.

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vipTennisgirl
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food casual atmosphere

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Federal Taphouse and Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Federal Taphouse and Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 454-8881.

Federal Taphouse and Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 794 OpenTable diners.

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