tempura battered | sweet and sour | crushed red pepper | sesame | scallion
sarvecchio | black truffle aioli | herbs
Curly Kale Salad
traverse city cherries | hazelnuts | sarvecchio | lemon | truffle oil
This place was one of our favorite restaurants of the year! Everything was delish! Our server was knowledgeable and professional. We live out of town but if we didn’t, we would make this place a weekly stop!
The Fed was “Outstanding”!!! The food was like always we had dinner there...Perfect, yummy! We love the farm to table quality of food along with the staff who were very friendly & true professionals.
First time, and a wonderful time. We had Roberto as our server, and couldn't have been happier with his attention to detail, and discussing dishes for the evening. The octopus dish was amazing, and I definitely recommend the BBQ carrots as an app. Will return soon!
my boyfriend and i had a saturday date night and had such a great time! roberto served us and was absolutely amazing, he was very attentive and genuinely cared about his service every step of the way! we are very excited to come back and request him again! if you go it’s definitely worth it to request roberto. you will not be disappointed from start to finish!
Did not care for the shellfish pot. Broth was overpowering. Mussels were yummy, clams were sandy and smashed, could not get them out of the shell. Pastas good, Bianco pizza yummy.
Food was good; thought entrees were pricey compared to other restaurants of this caliber. Ambiance is lovely and our waiter Roberto was very good.
The crispy cauliflower is the best!!!! I highly recommend getting this as your appetizer. It has an Asian food taste.
Beautiful venue. Our waiter Roberto was very knowledgeable. He gave us a tour even. Knew the food and had a friendly and healthy sense of humor. Great experience. Looking forward to an excuse to go again!!
I was placed in the back by the kitchen when there were plenty of open tables right when you walk in. I did not think this was good service at all. Almost felt discriminatory
Loved how the noise was perfect, as soon as we got there they played the reservation music, food was fantastic we had a lot of fun great I do recommend going
I absolutely loved The Fed! Every time I come, the service is amazing and the food is great. There is a variety of menu options for all foodies.
The Fed was “Outstanding”!!! The food was out of this world! We loved the farm to table quality of food along with the staff who were very friendly & true professionals. Our server, Brita, was second to none! She took the time to explain the dishes to us since this was our first time there, as well as suggesting some great recommendations on their Principles. Brita took the time to make sure we enjoyed a true dining experience not just a meal. To top off dinner the the deserts are hand crafted there and Brita has some awesome barista skills so enjoy a cappuccino or a latte to compliment the already pleasurable experience.
Our server was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the building’s history and menu. The food and wine were excellent. I will be back!
A great date night spot and had a lot of great gluten free choices as well as drink options.
We’ve dined here about 3 times. Food is always excellent and our server Sarah was spot on. We ate outside this time. Nice seating area, but it was a bit too loud tonight with all the cement and work trucks going by. We dined at 5:00 pm so maybe this is why all the truck noise was occurring.
This is our fav spot! The server was rude though and it was his way or no way when it came to ordering and how to eat the food. Also, my steak was awful and way over cooked. I ordered MW and there was no pink, the steak was already cut and I couldn’t chew it.
Server was passionate and made the experience great.
Food was very good with the exception of the truffle fries. The flavor was great, but the fries themselves are small little bits, like the ones left at the end of a batch that got gathered together and served. Other than that, everything else was wonderful.
Wonderful dinner, cocktails and excellent service. The heirloom tomato salad and grilled octopus was superb. are never disappointed…one of our favorite places.
I called the Fed directly for a reservation the day before. I wanted a 5:15-5:30 PM reservation, but the lady who answered the phone said "NO - we're all booked up." I ended up making a 4:30 PM reservation on open table just in case. We arrived at 4:50 PM and were one of only TWO tables in the entire restaurant! By the time we left at 5:45 PM the Fed was seated at about 25% capacity! So why wasn't I able to get a 5:00 - 5:30 PM reservation???
We loved the cauliflower bits! My husband got the mussel and clam appetizer. Outstanding. So many. The tuna entre was a little fishy though. Overall a really nice place
Really cute restaurant - great vibe and great food & drinks.
Excellent place for a fresh Sunday brunch. Good Bloody Mary, too!
This restaurant has amazing food, and the environment is great! The staff was amazing, we went when it wasn’t super busy so service was pretty fast!
Just don’t let them in the kitchen. Music also very loud. Having a conversation was difficult
Our 2nd time at The Fed, and we'll return again. Service was very good, but a bit rushed as apparently they were near a shift change.
Enjoyed our food and the Bloody Marys. Nice brunch menu.
We booked for 2pm, but were cautioned on arrival that the kitchen was closing at 2:15pm (I assume also part of the shift change?) A suggestion for management is to perhaps offer the last slot for brunch at 1:30pm.
Absolutely fabulous! The server was phenomenal and everything was delicious!
We had probably one of the best services last night. The server was very knowledgeable with the menu and the restaurant that really helped us narrow down what we wanted for dinner. Food was also amazing, the combinations were incredible. The actual restaurant itself had one of the most peaceful and enjoyable atmospheres I’ve ever experienced. Would 100% come again, even if I’m on my own.
My food was excellent but my partner’s chicken was poor. There were lots of flies on the deck and they had no bug spray. Issac our server was great. They gave us a nice dessert for our anniversary.
Birthday Dinner, great experience and phenomenal service. Food was delicious and unique. Well done.
Loved the food, service and the vibe! An awesome spot for a Sunday brunch. As New Yorkers newborn Michigan we were thrilled to find this spot - will be back!
Great restaurant with food and service to match. Appetizers are large enough for a meal. Nice wine list. Sarah, our server, was excellent. Unique setting and convenient place to dine before a concert at Pine Knob.
Food was delicious and unique. Service was great. It was a little loud to have a conversation but still a cool atmosphere. Get the truffle fries!
I enjoy The Fed and will absolutely return in the future but when I got an e-mail asking me to rate my most recent visit, I had to be honest that it was not up to par with past visits to The Fed.
I am very understanding when it comes to the shortages in the industry right now and I value the servers that show up to work but there was really no excuse for the poor service we received on August 20th.
There was clearly someone involved with The Fed sitting near us (I assume he's involved because I saw him enter the kitchen at one point during the night) and his table of 2 received an abundance of attention. Again, I get that, it makes reasonable sense that someone of importance would have attentive service but it doesn't excuse the severe lack of service to our table.
I was polite and understanding but overall completely disappointed as, for example, we waited almost 25 minutes for him to return to our table filled with an empty appetizer plate and empty glasses while at the same time watching him spend almost half of that time at the nearby table of two.
I'm not really a fan of leaving negative reviews, especially in our current economical climate so I hope this review is helpful and not hurtful. Overall my experience with The Fed and all Union Joints has been above average and I look forward to returning.
Our first time dining experience here started off a little rocky. We had reservations for 6pm. The restaurant had many open tables, but when we requested one, we were told it was being held for a reservation at 730. So, we sat at the table we were shown to originally. ( the hostess seated a different twosome there before we had even ordered? )
They were out of the first bottle of wine we ordered, but that was ok, as our second choice was very good. We ordered the crispy duck wings appetizer. The wings are drumsticks actually, not wings. However, they were really good. We would order them again anytime. Our main courses were also delicious...octopus and braised lamb pasta. Dessert was a hit too...the chocolate cheesecake. All in all, we had a fun evening with good food. We will go back again and hope for a better start to our reservation.
We love the brunch and come as often as we can...we didnt mind sitting at a table in the direct sun but it did get hot...would have been nice to be offered some shade, if blinds were available...also looking forward to having a full menu back...miss the unlimited mimosas, waffles, crepes, etc.
It was our first time going and we already have reservations to go back in a couple of weeks. The food, decor/atmosphere, and service were all great.
Love the service and ambiance
Perfect for the first date! Luved it! Was worth the 30 minute drive!
First time experience and it was our anniversary. The atmosphere and vibe is great. We had cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert. The only course that was a little lack luster was dessert, though our cappuccinos were very good. Everything else was superb, including our service! The heirloom tomato salad and the cauliflower appetizer were amazing. Even though the spot is a little pricey we will definitely be back again.
You can order delivery directly from The Fed using the Order Online button. The Fed also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 297-5833.
The Fed is rated 4.6 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.